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Monday
Dec102018

Quit Smoking with Quitline NC

With the holiday season gearing up, now is a good time for people who use tobacco to make a plan to quit. Choosing a tobacco cessation program to help you reach the goal greatly improves your chances. In North Carolina, the Department of Health and Human Services helps people stop smoking and other tobacco use through QuitlineNC. At DHHS, the Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch operates QuitlineNC. The service has helped tens of thousands of North Carolinians quit smoking since 2005. Last year it helped 4,400 people successfully quit all use of tobacco products for six or more months. For more information, call 1-800-Quit-Now or call the Wilkes Health Dept.

Monday
Dec102018

Theft and Fake Name

A North Wilkesboro man has been charged with larceny and giving false information to police. The man was detained by store staff after watching him put items in a plastic bag and then leave the store without paying.  Over a hundred dollars in property was stolen.  The man initially gave a false name to Police who later correctly identified the man.  He has also been banned from the store.

Monday
Dec102018

More NC Jobs

Universal Preserv-A-Chem, Inc. (UPI) has selected Mebane as the new location for its natural ingredients and chemical supply business, creating 39 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $17 million in Mebane with the project. A performance-based grant of $75,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate UPI’s move to Alamance County.  The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. 

Friday
Dec072018

Broken Car Window

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating some damage to property in Ronda.  A property owner living on the Austin Little Mtn Road found the back window of his car broken out.  The damages occurred during the early morning hours Tuesday.  Damages are estimated at $1000.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Friday
Dec072018

Kidnapping and Attempted Murder

Following a domestic dispute, one man was severely injured and one woman was arrested on attempted murder.  According to the Sheriff's Dept, the responded to an anonymous tip and found a man beaten behind a house on Fish Dam Creek Road.  Reportedly, the man was held against his will and beaten.  The three who assaulted the victim left the house but were later arrested by Sheriff's Deputies.  Linda Duncan Correll, 36, Mersadeys Justyce Lyvers, 16, and Charles Dylan Terry, 21 were charged with first-degree kidnapping.  Correll was was charged with attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Friday
Dec072018

Wilkes Museum Christmas Open House Saturday

The Christmas Open House is tomorrow at the Wilkes Heritage Museum.  It's the annual Christmas Open House at the Wilkes Museum from 10am til 4pm Saturday with music, a special book signing, open hearth cooking demonstrations, and refreshments.  The event is free and the museum is decorated for Christmas.  The Wilkes Heritage Museum is located at 100 East Main Street in Wilkesboro.

Friday
Dec072018

5 NC Flu Deaths

With the most recent flu death in North Carolina being last week, the NC Dept of Health reminds you to get vaccinated and to practice good hand-washing.  So far this flu season, 5 in our state have died from the flu virus. The annual flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting you and your family from the influenza (flu) virus which is a contagious respiratory illness. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people — such as older people, young children and people with certain health conditions — are at high risk for serious flu complications. To avoid catching the flu, get vaccinated each year and practice good hand hygiene. To avoid giving the flu to others, stay home when you are sick.  For more information, call the Wilkes Health Dept.

Friday
Dec072018

NC Poet Laureate

Governor Roy Cooper is scheduled to induct North Carolina’s ninth poet laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, at a ceremony in the North Carolina State Capitol beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, December 10. Green is North Carolina’s first African American poet and has been active in the state’s literary and teaching community for more than 40 years. She has penned eight books of poetry, co-edited two poetry anthologies and written one play. She is a 2014 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee and was the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2003.

 

Friday
Dec072018

Snow Safety Advise from Red Cross

With accumulating snow in the forecast for the weekend, the Red Cross reminds residents in Western North Carolina to get prepared. Each year, hundreds of Americans are injured or killed by exposure to cold, vehicle accidents on wintry roads, and fires caused by the improper use of heaters. Stay safe by following key tips:  Before a winter storm--Listen to local radio; Check your emergency kit for home and car; Be sure you have ample heating fuel; and If you have alternative heating sources, such as fireplaces, wood- or coal-burning stoves, or space heaters, be sure they are clean and in working order.  For more information, please visit redcross.org

Thursday
Dec062018

Wilkes Economics Update

The new President of the Wilkes Economic Development Corp, LeeAnn Nixon, was at the County Commissioners' meeting this week with an update.  Nixon said the Wilkes EDC has been keeping metrics over the past few months to determine some trends and needs.  The EDC has engaged in 80 partner meetings, been a part of 31 solutions for local businesses, and made 22 unique visits to local companies.  Wilkes has a strong textile industry and advanced technology businesses, noting that Jeld-Wen used robotics.  Nixon also shared that the average wage in Wilkes is about $16.35.  The Wilkes EDC has 10 active projects and continues to work on retention in and recruitment of business to Wilkes.