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Wednesday
Jul182018

Hundreds in Military Issue Equipment Stolen

Over $900 in military issue and other property was stolen from a Millers Creek victim.  According to the report filed with the Wilkes Sheriff's Office a car parked at Kilby Drive was entered.  US Marine Corp Issue load bearing pack, assault pack, ammo magazines, sleeping bag, kevlar helmet, and other items were taken from the vehicle parked at the residence of the victim.  The theft was discovered Sunday morning. While the Sheriff's Office was investigating, they found other victims in the same area of Millers Creek where vehicles were entered overnight Saturday. The only other property reported stolen was some cash and a camera.  No suspects were listed with the report. 

Wednesday
Jul182018

Pedestrian Hit by Trooper Has Been Identified

In a follow-up to a vehicular death in Wilkes story that 3WC aired earlier, the pedestrian that was killed has been identified. On Thursday, July 12, a Trooper with the State Highway Patrol was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on NC 18 near Cartpath Road in Wilkes County.  As a result of the collision, the pedestrian, 61-year-old Juan Antonio Arnoldo Pena Alvarado of Wilkesboro, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation in conjunction with the internal SHP i which is standard procedure. The trooper is identified as J. L. Millsaps, an 11-month veteran, assigned to Wilkes  County.  Trooper Millsaps has been placed on administrative duty pending the ongoing SBI investigation.

Wednesday
Jul182018

Truck and Cash Stolen

In Ferguson, someone not only broke into a vehicle, but they also stole it.  The victim reported his Toyota pickup taken from the Elk Creek Darby Road area.  Some cash was also stolen with that vehicle theft.  No suspects were listed.  Stolen property was listed at $7100.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Wednesday
Jul182018

Walker Center Season Tickets Sales

The Walker Center begins ticket sales on Monday, July 23, at noon for its individual season shows on the 2018-2019 lineup including:  Dailey & Vincent – Thursday, September 20, 2018. This performance is sponsored by Carolina West Wireless.  Previews of these shows can be viewed at http://www.walkercenteronline.org/season-shows.  Season ticket sales are ongoing. The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being the primary venue for cultural experiences in Wilkes and surrounding areas and to serving as a primary gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties. Contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or walker.boxoffice@wilkescc.edu to purchase tickets or for more details on performances, events and hospitality services.

Wednesday
Jul182018

Pilot Mtn State Park Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Pilot Mountain State Park in Surry and Yadkin counties will celebrate its 50th anniversary this month with a day full of events at the park. The area near the big and little pinnacles in the Sauratown Mountains became a state park in 1968. The park now consists of more than 3,800 acres and includes a section along the Yadkin River.  Pilot Mountain became North Carolina's 14th state park in 1968. The park offers trails, camping, climbing and spectacular scenery. Rock climbing and rappelling are allowed on portions of the park’s steep cliffs. More information about the park and the 50th anniversary celebration can be found on the park’s website a tncparks.gov/pilot-mountain-state-park/

 

Wednesday
Jul182018

Teacher of Tomorrow in NC

Teachers of Tomorrow has announced that the North Carolina State Board of Education unanimously approved their application to become a new Teacher Residency program in the state. The state legislature created the teacher residency for educator preparation programs to replace the lateral entry license. The program is designed to help alleviate critical teacher shortages in the state. Teachers of Tomorrow worked closely with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to ensure the program will meet all state requirements. Teachers of Tomorrow is the largest, fastest growing Teacher Certification Program in the nation, delivering online training to individuals who want to pursue a career in teaching.

Tuesday
Jul172018

Thousands in Property Stolen...One Thing Found

Over $13,000 in property was stolen from a Long Bottom Road location over the weekend.  Wilkes Sheriff's Deputies were called to investigate.  The owner reported a vehicle he was working on was stolen along with numerous tools, oil, a trailer, and a camera security system.  Elkin Police were able to recover the stolen vehicle.  The other property is still missing and the investigation is continuing.

Tuesday
Jul172018

Stealing Old Stuff

Nearly $9000 in property was stolen from a Traphill residence over the weekend.  The victim says this is the second time in the past few months that someone has burglarized his property.  This time car parts including old vehicle grills and bumpers and an old pedal car were stolen.  A suspicious vehicle was seen in the area.  A neighbor followed the vehicle and tried to get a tag number.  Sheriff's Deputies have a description of the vehicle and the investigation is still underway.

Tuesday
Jul172018

Wilkes Schools Personnel Changes

There will be changes. Wilkes School Superintendent Mark Byrd has announced several changes for the 2018-19 school year.  Jennifer Sorel will be the assistant principal at West Wilkes High School. Sorel has been employed as an English teacher at North Wilkes High School for the past 10 years. Deborah Surgeon, assistant principal at C.C. Wright Elementary since 2016, will now be an assistant principal at North Wilkes High School. Dan Biesak is the new assistant principal at C.C. Wright Elementary. He has been assistant principal at Central Wilkes Middle School for the past six years. Robert “Mike” Weddington has been named an assistant principal at Central Wilkes Middle School. Weddington has been employed by the Wilkes schools as a music teacher since 2006. Katie Reeves is now assistant principal at Millers Creek Elementary School. Reeves began as a pre-k teacher assistant at Mountain View Elementary in 2008.

Tuesday
Jul172018

BROC Fundraiser

It's a fundraiser to help BROC.  A BBQ Chicken Fundraiser will be Friday, July 20 at Memorial Park for the BROC Senior Nutrition Services and Meals on Wheels in Wilkes.  Plates are $7 and they deliver by calling the BROC Office at 336-667-7174.  You need to place orders by 5pm Thursday, July 19.