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Monday
Oct152018

County Commissioners' Meeting Tomorrow

County Commissioners will hold their second meeting of the month tomorrow at 7pm in the County Office Building in Wilkesboro.  On the agenda Tuesday evening:  Three local fire departments requesting approval for addendum for Secondary Provider Rescue Services, an update from Wilkes Rescue Squad, action on Wilkes Airport leases and operations, and a report from the tax office. 

Monday
Oct152018

NC Food Recall

Valley Fine Foods, a Forest City, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,516 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked meat and poultry products due to presence of spoilage organisms, according to the USDA. The products were produced on various dates from Aug. 15, 2018 through Oct. 4, 2018. The products subject to recall bear  “SIMPLE DISHES™" and the establishment number “ P-22102B” or “M-22102B” on the side of the product package. These items were shipped retail locations in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina.  There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

 

Monday
Oct152018

NC Gov and Vital Record Replacements

To further the Hurricane Florence recovery effort, Governor Roy Cooper has ordered the North Carolina Vital Records Office to temporarily waive its fees for North Carolinians who have been impacted by the storm and need replacement vital records. This includes replacement birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. North Carolinians can get these replacement certificates in person at the N.C. Vital Records Office or by sending the request by mail. The mailing address for returning the request, as well as general contact information for the N.C. Vital Records Office, is available at vitalrecords.nc.gov/contacts.htm.

 

Friday
Oct122018

Boil Water in Ronda

The water consumers of Town of Ronda, in Wilkes County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to difficulties with our water provider (Town of Elkin). Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.  Therefore, until water service is restored consumers are advised to boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water. Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water. Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued from the Town of Ronda.


 

Friday
Oct122018

Boil Elkin Water

The water consumers of Elkin, in Surry and Wilkes County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to Hurricane Michael.  Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water system. Therefore, consumers are advised to boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water. Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms in the water. Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.  This advisory remains in effect until further from the Town of Elkin.

Friday
Oct122018

Wilkes Sheriff's Offices Helps Arrest Elkin Shooting Suspect

The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office aided Elkin Police in arresting a suspect in connection with a shooting in Elkin earlier this week.  The 23-year-old male victim was shot in the abdomen while in the Advantage Industrial Services parking lot behind Burger Kind in Elkin on Monday. Isaac Hayes of Elkin was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury following an investigation by Elkin Police.  Hayes was arrested without incident with assistance from the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office at a location in Ronda.

Friday
Oct122018

Funny Money in Wilkesboro

A white female walked into a local hotel and asked for change for a 100-dollar-bill.  After giving her change and after the woman left, hotel employees noticed something strange about the currency.  It was counterfeit.  Wilkesboro Police were called to investigate.  There is video footage of the female suspect. Charges are pending further investigation.

Friday
Oct122018

Local Break-Ins and Thefts

Break-ins and attempted break-ins.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called concerning a vehicle break-in and theft.  Someone went through a vehicle while parked at the owner's residence in Moravian Falls.  A wallet and cash were taken.  Wilkes Deputies responded to a possible breaking and entering in progress on Winkler Mill Road.  There was damage to a door, but no entrance was gained inside the house and nothing reported stolen.  Finally, a Millers Creek property owner reported someone entered their garage and stole a chainsaw valued at $300.  There is a suspect in the last theft and charges are pending.

Friday
Oct122018

Golfers Helping WCC

Golfers recently supported the Wilkes Community College Foundation while competing in the 35th Annual Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic at Oakwoods Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament totaled approximately $50,000 and will provide scholarships to students who successfully complete the WCC Summer Bridge program. Upon completion of the 12-week session, students will receive credit for ACA 115, a required first semester course, and a $500 scholarship. Since 1984, the Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic has contributed approximately $615,346 to the WCC Foundation that supports Wilkes Community College.

Friday
Oct122018

Two Parades in Elkin Today

Parade times 2 in Elkin on Friday.  The first is Elkin High Homecoming Parade beginning at 4 p.m.  This homecoming parade will travel down Main Street from west to east and then circle around on to Standard Street and head back to the high school.  The second is in honor of Fire Prevention Week.  The Emergency Services Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. from Standard Street and proceed up North Bridge Street to the north end of town.  The parade will end in the parking lot of Belk, where emergency services vehicles will be on display, including a visit from AirCare medic helicopter from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.