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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.

Tuesday
Jul172018

Baptist Medical Gets $8 Million for Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $8 million to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to study cognitive decline and impairment in older adults with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese. This new study will collect data needed to confirm the earlier findings. Participants will be enrolled at 16 sites across the United States. The NIH Action for Health in Diabetes study is the only randomized trial of long-term lifestyle intervention in people with type 2 diabetes. It has been coordinated by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist since 2000. 

Tuesday
Jul172018

State Hwy Patrol and Survive the Drive

The State Highway Patrol, in partnership with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, has concluded a multi-agency initiative entitled Survive the Drive.  Launched in January, the six-month campaign focused on reducing collisions along rural roads throughout the state. Officials from local, county and state law enforcement organizations intensified their efforts to alter driver behavior using a two-prong approach; education and enforcement.  Agency participation was statewide. The campaign was the result of recommendations made in a report by the National Governors Association and is part of a nationwide vision in the reduction of traffic fatalities.  

 

Monday
Jul162018

Deadly Vehicle Accidents in Wilkes Since Thursday

Two people died in car accidents over the past few days in Wilkes.  On Saturday, 87-year-old Worth Theodore Smithey died when his pickup was hit by a tractor trailer and over-turned near the Igloo on Hwy 16 in Millers Creek.  According to the Highway Patrol, Smithey turned left into the center lane and then tried to make a right turn resulting in his pickup being hit by the big rig.  Smithey was pinned in the vehicle and died from his injuries.  On Thursday, July 12, a trooper with the State Highway Patrol was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on NC 18 in Wilkes County.  As a result of the collision, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation in conjunction with the internal SHP investigation which is standard procedure. The trooper is identified as J. L. Millsaps, an 11-month veteran, assigned to Troop F, District 2,  Wilkes  County.  Trooper Millsaps has been placed on administrative duty pending the ongoing SBI investigation.

 

Monday
Jul162018

Catching Perfume Thieves in Wilkes

Wilkesboro Police and the Wilkes Sheriff's Office set up a sting of sorts to catch some perfume thieves in Wilkes.  Wilkesboro Police were called to Belk regarding an ongoing theft.  Store management had noticed missing inventory of bottled perfume for the past few years.  Video surveillance was set up and a custodian was caught on video placing the perfume in garbage bags and leaving the store.  Police caught the employee leaving the store with stolen property.  The man admitted to selling the perfume to another man.  A meeting was set for Millers Creek where Police and Sheriff's Deputies were there to catch the buyer of the stolen property.  Charges are pending against both men.

Monday
Jul162018

Board of Elections Meeting and Public Hearing

The Wilkes County Board of Elections will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Wilkes County Commissioner’s Meeting Room in the County Office Building at 110 North St, Wilkesboro. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the voters of the county concerning the new one stop early voting guidelines adopted by the General Assembly. The new guidelines make changes to hours of operation at additional one stop early sites for November Election. The board will meet to receive input from the public concerning the new guidelines for additional voting sites. If the board has any additional early voting sites for the November Election they are required to be open the entire early voting period (10/17/2018 to 11/2/2018) from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday Nov. 3rd 8 am to 1 pm. The new changes to the early voting period will be reviewed at the hearing next Thursday and then the board will be open the floor for comments. 

 

Monday
Jul162018

Helping a Local Pregnancy Center

Abortion.... believe it's wrong? Then you can take a stand locally. The Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center has the opportunity to get another building, so they can continue the work of Life and Truth. It's a $600,000 property... but God....has given them the opportunity to get it for $250,000. They need the money this month for the building. So, they need your help. If you're willing to take a stand locally for life then call the Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center at 336-838-9272 or send donations to 1224 School Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.