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Wednesday
Jun052019

Stolen Property and Meds

Over $3600 in property and prescription medication was stolen from a residence in Wilkesboro.  The property owner reported that fishing equipment, 3 gaming systems, digital camera, power and hand tools, and prescription drugs were stolen.  There is a suspect in this theft.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating and charges are pending.

Wednesday
Jun052019

Stolen Vehicle

While she was in the store, someone took her car.  The victim from Roaring River told Sheriff's Investigators that someone had been hired to do some work for her.  She and the hired worker stopped at a store on White Plains Road.  While she was inside, the worker and her vehicle left the scene.  The stolen vehicle is a Hyundai Sante Fe valued at $8000.  Sheriff's Deputies have the name of the suspect and an arrest is pending.

Wednesday
Jun052019

Grants for Local Teachers

EnergyUnited says that local educators can now submit an application for Bright Ideas grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects. Interested teachers can learn more and apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bright Ideas Education Grant program. EnergyUnited expects to award over $40,000 in Bright Ideas grants this year to teachers in our 19-county service area including Wilkes. Applications will be judged through a competitive evaluation process, with judges looking for projects that feature inventive and creative approaches to learning. Grant-writing tips can be found at www.ncbrightideas.com

Wednesday
Jun052019

Death on the Parkway

There a death this week on the Parkway. On Monday, June 3, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers received a report of a single motor vehicle rollover near Milepost 423 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rangers and local rescue crews found a single occupant deceased. The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Diane Banther Rice, age 61, of Brevard, North Carolina.  Preliminary investigations indicate the car was traveling southbound, crossed the center line, and hit a gate.  No additional details are available at this time.

Wednesday
Jun052019

Farmers and CRP Signups

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting applications beginning Monday, June 3, for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts.  “CRP allows agricultural producers to set aside land to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and boost soil health,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. FSA stopped accepting applications last fall for the continuous CRP. Since passage of the 2018 Farm Bill last December,  the FSA has determined that a limited signup prioritizing water-quality practices makes sense for producers as FSA works to fully implement the program.  For more information, contact the Wilkes FSA Office.

Wednesday
Jun052019

Grant Info for Local Fire Departments

Numerous federal grants are available to local fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This month, Rep. Virginia Foxx will host two workshops for fire departments to learn the basics of navigating the federal grant application process. The first workshop is at the Blowing Rock Fire Department on June 13th at 7pm. The second workshop is at the Piney Grove Fire Department on June 15th at 10am.  “I encourage fire department chiefs and grant writers to attend these workshops to learn which grants they are eligible for and how to write competitive applications,” stated Rep. Foxx.  Workshops are free. To RSVP call Rep. Foxx’s Boone office at 828-265-0240.

Tuesday
Jun042019

Several Things Taken in Home Break-In

Over $2700 in property was stolen from a house in North Wilkesboro.  The victim called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office concerning the theft.  Several things were taken including:  a tent, 4 DVD players, cash, mini projector, jewelry, cooler, 2 backpacks, folding chairs, 3 pair of headphones, DVD's, and many smaller items.  No suspects were given with that report.  The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday
Jun042019

Stolen TV

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called over the weekend to a break-in at a house in Millers Creek.  The house was forcibly entered.  The only property taken was a Roku TV valued at $140.  There is no word on suspects. 

Tuesday
Jun042019

Looking for Suspect

Sheriff's Investigators do have the name of a suspect in a break-in and theft at a Roaring River residence.  The suspect was seen leaving the house by the property owners.  Bluetooth speaker and headphones valued at $60 were stolen.  Charges are pending.

Tuesday
Jun042019

Local Hospital Gets Excellence Award

Our local hospital received an excellence award last week.  Wilkes Medical Center is among 460 short-term acute care hospitals across the nation that received this year’s Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Awards.  The award is based on how well a hospital prevents injuries, infections and other serious conditions.  All the hospitals awarded including Wilkes were among the top 10% in the nation for patient safety. Other NC hospitals receiving the award included: Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, Northern Hospital in Mount Airy, Watauga Medical in Boone and Novant Health Medical Park in Winston-Salem.