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Friday
May252018

Trooper Funeral Info

Today is the day of funeral for a Trooper from Wilkes who died earlier this week in a car wreck on I-77 while in pursuit of a suspect. Visitation will be at the Walker Center at Wilkes Community College from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. The funeral service is at 1 p.m. immediately following visitation at the Walker Center. Then a private graveside memorial service will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church for law enforcement, emergency responders, dignitaries and special invited guest.

Friday
May252018

Trooper Funeral Procession 

Wilkesboro Police issued a traffic advisory concerning the funeral of Trooper Samuel Bullard at WCC.  Traffic area around the college will be heavy all day, particularly around mid-day. The family will receive friends at the John A. Walker Center from 10:00  12:30 pm. The funeral is at 1 pm.  The procession will follow on US 421, to Red White and Blue Road, to Hwy 268 East, and to Macedonia Baptist Church in Ronda. During the procession some traffic at Meadowview Dr., at Collegiate Drive/NC 268, and at School Street/NC 268 will be closed. East bound traffic on US 421 from NC 16/18 and Oakwoods Road will stop until the procession has passed. Individuals, fire departments, and others plan to view along the 20 mile procession. Also, some local Wilkes County Schools have asked everyone to wear blue today in honor of Trooper Bullard.

Friday
May252018

Many Joining to Honor a Fallen Officer

Many in Wilkes today join the family, fellow officers, and friends of a fallen Hwy Patrol Officer.  There is a list stories on social media pages about the kindness, charity, and work of Samuel Bullard of Ronda.  Trooper Bullard died this week when his Patrol Cruiser wrecked while in pursuit of a suspect who fled a traffic check in Surry County.  The wreck occurred on I-77 in Yadkin County Monday night.  In addition to the viewing, funeral, a 20 mile funeral procession, and a private service at Macedonia Baptist Church in Ronda this afternoon, many local students and others are wearing blue in honor of Trooper Bullard.  The Gov also ordered all US and NC flags to fly at half staff until sunset today.

Friday
May252018

Stolen Vehicle

In other news, Wilkes Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a car thief.  The victim reported his 1995 green Ford Explorer along with clothing, school supplies, and a cellphone were stolen Wednesday night.  The SUV was parked at the Dollar General on Rock Creek Road in Hays at the time of the theft.  Stolen property is valued at $2000.  There is a suspect; charges are pending.

Friday
May252018

New CEO at Lowes

A company that started many years ago in Wilkes will now have a new leader.  The new President and CEO of Lowe’s Companies Inc. was announced earlier this week.  The former CEO of JC Penney Marvin R. Ellison is slated to assume his new role at Lowe’s Companies on July 2 of this year.  Mr. Ellison will take over the leadership role from Robert A. Niblock, who had already announced plans to retire.

Friday
May252018

Central Wilkes Middle New Playground

A special playground including equipment for special needs children is having their Grand Opening today.  The purpose to build a playground at Central Wilkes Middle School was to provide an area for the students in the severe to profound classroom to play. The student range of all age’s k-12. This would give them the opportunity to enjoy a physical activity outside, which the students did not have before.  The total cost of the playground was $94,800.50. Fundraisers and grants were what made the playground possible.  Due to the rainy weather, the Grand Opening was postponed from May 18 to today at Central Wilkes Middle School. 

Friday
May252018

Gun in the Road

The gun was in the road.  Wilkesboro Police were called this week when someone found a loaded gun near Walmart.  The callers said they were turning onto the access road near Wells Fargo en route to Walmart when they saw the pistol in the roadway.  They stopped their car, retrieved the loaded revolver, and called Police.  The gun has not been reported stolen and has been seized by Wilkesboro Police.

Friday
May252018

Hit and Run Arrests

Two were arrested and charged following a hit and run in Wilkesboro.  Police were called to a car wreck in the Belk parking lot.  The drivers at the scene told Police that they were stopped for a stop sign when they were both hit from behind by a red mustang with two males inside.  The car stopped at first and then drove off.  One witness took pictures of the two and the car tag number.  Another witness followed the suspects until Police arrived.  The two were arrested for hit and run and underage drinking.  The two victims were taken to the hospital by Wilkes EMS.

Friday
May252018

Cited for Shoplifting

The woman attempted to steal 27 different articles of clothing from Walmart.  The woman was stopped and Police were called.  The shoplifter was trying to steal $260 in property, but she was cooperative with store staff and Police when confronted.  The property was returned to the store undamaged.  The woman was given a citation for shoplifting.

Friday
May252018

BROC Head Start for Wilkes Info

The BROC Head Start Program, a preschool program is accepting applications for children 3 and 4 years of age for the upcoming school year. Children are being recruited for the Cub Creek, Lomax, and North Wilkesboro Head Start Centers, all located in Wilkes County. Head Start serves income eligible families; A limited number of over-income families can be served if their children have disabilities or special needs. All Head Start sites in Wilkes are licensed Child Care Centers with 5 Star Ratings. For any other questions on eligibility and enrollment at any of the Wilkes sites, contact Judi Mitchell at the BROC Head Start Administrative Office at (336) 903-2056.