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Friday
Oct122018

Elkin Having Community Forum on Opioids

With an uptick in Emergency Room visits related to drugs, the Elkin Community is planning a meeting on the opioid epidemic. The Community Forum will be Tuesday, October 16, 7 to 8 a.m. at the Elkin Center of Surry Community College.  It is sponsored by the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club. The one-hour program will highlight the epidemic in the local community and feature four speakers.  The purpose is to bring facts out into the open concerning opioids.  According to recent statistics, Surry County was Number 1 in the State in April for opioid emergency room visits per capita. Surry County’s hospital ER's have treated over 480 overdoses just since the first of this year.  Wilkes County held a community forum on Opioids earlier this year.

Thursday
Oct112018

Fatal Wreck in State Road

It is believed heavy rains contributed to a fatal car wreck last night in State Road.  Patricia Wood Hemric of Mt Pleasant Road was traveling north on Hwy 21 near Crestwood Cemetery when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in the southbound lane.  Witnesses report that it looked like she hydroplaned or swerved and then lost control on wet roads.  Hemric died at the scene.  The truck driver was not injured.  The NC Hwy Patrol is still investigating the accident. 

Thursday
Oct112018

Voter Registration Closes Tomorrow

Voter registration closes tomorrow, Friday, October 12, 2018 for the November 6th General Election. Residents in Wilkes County who need to register for the first time, or voters who wish to change their name, address or party affiliation must do so before 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. Registration forms are available at the Wilkes County Board of Elections office in the County Office Building. Mail in registration forms are also available at www.wilkescounty.net or the Wilkes County Public Library. A person may also register at the Department of Motor Vehicles if renewing a license. All voter registration forms must be received by the Wilkes County Board of Elections by 5:00 pm tomorrow or be postmarked October 12, 2018 to be applicable for the November 6th General Election. New registrants who miss the deadline may register and vote at a one stop voting site beginning October 17.  Registrants will need to provide proof of residence.

Thursday
Oct112018

New Wilkes Health Director

The Wilkes County Board of Health and the Wilkes Community Health Center Board unanimously appointed Rachel Willard, a Wilkes Health Department employee for over three years, as the new county health director and chief executive officer. The board of health and health center board of directors approved Mrs. Willard begin work as the new health director/chief executive officer on February 1, 2019.  Willard replaces the retiring Health Director Ann Absher, who will remain through January 31, 2019.  Mrs. Willard will be working alongside Mrs. Absher the next few months in order to ensure a smooth transition. Mrs. Willard, a Wilkes County resident. Mrs. Willard lives in the Mt. Pleasant Community with her husband David Willard and their two-year-old daughter.

Thursday
Oct112018

Damaged Front Door

Guns, ammo, and other property was stolen in a home break-in on Benge Ashe Road.  The property owner came home to find the front door damaged.  Someone had entered the house and had taken 2 guns, 4 boxes of ammunition, a gold pocket watch, and a VCR.  Stolen property is valued at nearly $700.  There are no suspects at this time.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Thursday
Oct112018

Stolen Guns and Money

Some of the things most often taken by thieves are guns and money, and such was the case in Wilkesboro. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft from a vehicle on Countryside Drive.  The victim reported that a 45-caliber pistol and some cash were stolen from her unsecured vehicle.  No suspects were listed with that report.  Stolen property is valued at nearly $900.

Thursday
Oct112018

Gov Urges Citizens to Volunteer to Help Eastern NC

Governor Roy Cooper urges North Carolinians to volunteer and support communities impacted by Hurricane Florence this week and in the weeks and months ahead. This week, Governor Cooper, cabinet leaders, state employees, volunteer groups, and corporations are volunteering to help with storm recovery efforts. Opportunities can include serving meals, gathering and distributing essential supplies to those in need, and helping clean out and repair damaged homes. To register for volunteer opportunities as an individual or with a group, visit VolunteerNC.org and complete the online volunteer survey. To make an online donation to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, visit governor.nc.gov/donate or text FLORENCE to 20222.

 

Thursday
Oct112018

NC Flu Season and NC Health

With flu season's arrival, North Carolina Department of Health Officials are encouraging residents to protect themselves, their families and others by getting vaccinated. During the 2017-18 flu season, 391 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina, the most reported in our state since 2009. The CDC recommends vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine. Vaccination against the flu can make illness milder and reduce the risk of more serious outcomes, making it especially important for those at higher risk of complications, such as people over 65, children younger than 5, pregnant women and those with medical conditions.  For more information on flu vaccines, contact the Wilkes Health Dept.

Wednesday
Oct102018

Stolen Tools

Wilkesboro Police were called concerning the theft of tools.  The $900 in various tools were in a gray bag and stolen while the victim was staying at a local hotel.  Police do have the name of a suspect in this theft and charges are pending.

Wednesday
Oct102018

Attempted Purse Snatching

Wilkesboro Police are also investigating an attempted purse snatching.  The victim was standing outside Walmart talking on her cellphone when another woman came up and tried to steal her pocketbook.  There was a struggle and the would-be thief finally ran off without the purse.  Witnesses got a tag number of the vehicle the suspect left in and Police are attempting to contact the car owner.  Charges of common law robbery are pending.