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Thursday
Apr192018

Stolen Bank Card Numbers

Her bank cards were not stolen, she still has them, yet someone else has used them without her knowledge.  A victim who lives near Elkin called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office with the report of fraud to her bank account.  Someone has used her bank card number to make 4 different, unauthorized purchases totaling $972.  The bank is working with the woman to close out the accounts and issue new card numbers. 

Thursday
Apr192018

Attempted Break-In

It was an attempted break-in at a house in Millers Creek.  The homeowner returned to find damage to a door.  It appears someone tried to pry open a door causing damage to the door and surrounding weather stripping.  Entrance was not gained inside the house, and nothing was reported stolen.  Damages listed at $70; there is no word on suspects.

Thursday
Apr192018

Stealing from the Graveyard

Yet another theft has been reported from a grave in Mountlawn Cemetery.  A large arrangement of flowers was taken from off a grave and a marble holder flipped over onto the grave stone.  One week ago today, 3WC reported on a stolen light.  The victim called the Sheriff's Office to report a theft from Mountlawn Memorial Park.  The victim said that a solar powered cross-shaped light with an American flag was taken from her father's grave.  Those investigations are continuing.

Thursday
Apr192018

Early Voting Begins Today

It's a voting year with the Primary in NC next month and Early Voting begins today. The Wilkes Board of Elections says One Stop Voting begins today and is weekdays April 19- May 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 2-4, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and two Saturdays with One Stop Voting:  April 28 and May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All early one-stop voting will be in the Wilkes County commissioners’ meeting room on the ground floor of the County Office Building in Wilkesboro. In early, one-stop voting, citizens can register and then vote.  May 8 is election day for party primaries and school board elections. All polling places will open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday
Apr192018

Blue Ridge Parkway News

A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway that has been closed for a time has now reopened.  Four-and-a-half miles on Hwy 421 near Deep Gap has been cleared of debris from a rock slide back in February.  The rock slide was near mile post 277 and forced the closure of the Parkway from the intersection with US 421 at Deep Gap to the Old 421 access near Parkway School.  In other Parkway News, the Linn Cove Viaduct has been getting some resurfacing and maintenance and will be closed until Memorial Day.

Thursday
Apr192018

NC State of the Air

The American Lung Association’s 2018 “State of the Air” report found North Carolina has earned mixed grades for the nation’s most widespread air pollutants. Compared to the 2017 report, some North Carolina metro areas has have seen an increase in ozone pollution slightly. This is in keeping with a trend seen across the nation of higher ozone pollution levels. Charlotte ranks 41st as the most polluted city in the nation for ozone. Fayetteville, Lumberton, Laurinburg, Greenville, Washington, Hickory, Lenoir, New Bern, Morehead City, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Roanoke Rapids, and Wilmington experienced zero unhealthy air days and were named among the cleanest cities for ozone pollution.

 

Thursday
Apr192018

Take Children to Work Day

Senators Richard Burr, Heidi Heitkamp, and Thom Tillis introduced Senate Resolution 464 recognizing April 26, 2018, as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” The resolution, marking the 25thAnniversary of the program, encourages parents across the country to bring their children to work to empower and inspire them through the example they set in their professional workplaces:  “The key to every child’s bright future is in their education. ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ exemplifies the tangible results of a good education, and shows each child what they’re working towards,” said Senator Burr. Take Our Daughters And Sons to Work Day will be observed on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wednesday
Apr182018

Stolen Tools From Carport

About $600 in tools were stolen from a Roaring River residence.  The victim called the Sheriff's Office to report the tools were taken from the carport of his house sometime over the weekend.  Stolen property included:  an air compressor, garden tools, and 3 toolboxes with various tools in each.  That investigation is still underway with no suspects listed at this time.

Wednesday
Apr182018

Stolen Trailer

In McGrady, the thief or thieves took a trailer.  The victim called the Sheriff's Office this week when he discovered his Cargo trailer missing.  The $800 cargo trailer was taken from the victim's property sometime Monday.  The report did not list any suspects.  The trailer was the only thing reported stolen from this residence. 

Wednesday
Apr182018

Business Property Damaged

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating property damage at a business on the Austin-Traphill Road near Elkin.  A section of security fence at Burchette & Burchette was pulled out of the ground causing $500 in damages.  Nothing was reported stolen. There is no word on suspects for the vandalism.