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Monday
Aug132018

Fatal Weekend Car Wreck in Wilkes

One was killed and 3 others injured in a wreck over the weekend. Scottie Hawkins of Wilkes died at the scene after his vehicle was hit by another car on Traphill Road Friday morning. The other driver, who went left of center and caused the wreck, was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. Two children were also injured in the wreck and taken to Brenner's.

 

Monday
Aug132018

Fire at the Spillway Was Arson

The US Army Corps of Engineers called the Sheriff's Office last week regarding a fire.  According to the report, someone attempted to burn down the restrooms at the Spillway off Old NC 268.  The damages were discovered just after the noon hour on Thursday.  Damages from the fire are estimated at $1500.  There is no word on suspects.

Monday
Aug132018

Property Damages in the Same Area

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a couple of similar reports of damage to property in the same area.  Sheriff's Officials went to the Cutting Edge business on Hwy 268 West.  The victim advised that on their vehicle a windshield and side mirror were smashed.  In the second report at another Hwy 268 business, someone reported another windshield smashed.  One business has video surveillance showing a white male in his mid 20's as the person suspected in these damages.  

Monday
Aug132018

County Fire Dept's Get Insurance District Approval

At the recent Wilkes County Commissioners' meeting, four more local fire departments received approval for the 6-mile fire insurance district.  Those departments include: Brushy Mtn, Goshen, Mtn View, and Traphill fire departments.  The Dept of Social Services also presented their monthly update.  A total of 230 children remain in Foster Care in Wilkes DSS Custody.  Of those 230, 76 are place in Wilkes, 84 placed out of county, and others in relative or trial placements.  Wilkes currently has 31 Foster Homes in county and two more applications were recently received.  For information on becoming a Foster Parent, contact the Wilkes DSS Office.

Monday
Aug132018

Wilkes Gets ATC's at County High Schools

Part of the lease agreement for the local Wilkes Hospital with Wake Forest Baptist Medical was the provision of Athletic Trainers at each of the county high schools.  Last week, those 4 Athletic Trainers, who are actually employees of Wake Forest Baptist Medical, were introduced to their local school.  Those certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are Eric Maggio at West Wilkes High, Elliott Vogler at East Wilkes High, Grant Yarbrough at Wilkes Central High and Kelsey Rice at North Wilkes High.  The state requires first responders or ATC at high schools for games and practices, and in the past, Wilkes lined up first responders.  The new ATC's are now in place and will fulfill that role.

Monday
Aug132018

EEE in NC--Get Your Horses Vaccinated

The N.C. Department of Agriculture recently confirmed a sixth positive case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2018. In the last month there have been confirmed cases in 5 NC counties. In all cases, the equines had no records of vaccinations. Symptoms of EEE include impaired vision, inability to swallow, wandering or staggering, paralysis, convulsions and death. Once a horse has been bitten by an infected mosquito, it may take three to 10 days for symptoms to appear. If your horses or other equine animals exhibit any symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately. Troxler recommends that equine owners get a vaccination protocol to protect horses from EEE and West Nile virus.

 

Monday
Aug132018

NC, Medicaid, and PHP's

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for organizations wishing to participate in Medicaid managed care as Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs) when the program launches in 2019.  The General Assembly has directed the transition of Medicaid to a managed care structure. In managed care, DHHS will oversee all aspects of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs. However, PHPs will directly manage certain health services, assume financial risk and contract with providers to provide services. For more information about Medicaid managed care, visit  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid-transformation.

Friday
Aug102018

Shots Fired at a House

Near Union Grove but still within Wilkes, a property owner has reported shots fired.  The property owner from the MaHaffey Road area reported that a front window of their house was shot with a shotgun.  Damages are listed at $200.  No injuries were reported, and there are no suspects at this time.

Friday
Aug102018

Workers in Home and Missing Items

For the second time in a week, someone had workers in their home and then noticed things missing.  This time, the victim said she had people working at her house to repair a deck.  Afterward, she noticed gold and diamond jewelry valued over $1500 missing from her home.  The Sheriff's Office has a list of suspects; the investigation is continuing.

Friday
Aug102018

Stolen TV

In Millers Creek, they only took the TV.  Sheriff's Officials received a report this week of a home break-in.  The only thing reported stolen was a Phillips 5-foot theatre TV.  There are possible suspects in this burglary and theft.  Charges are pending further investigation.