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Tuesday
Apr242018

Home Break-In and Stolen Meds

Prescription medication and other property was stolen from a home break-in at a residence in North Wilkesboro.  The property owner reported that their home was forcibly entered.  A JVC Surround System, DeWalt Drill Set, and prescription medication were taken.  Stolen property was estimated over $600.  Damages listed at 50 dollars.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Tuesday
Apr242018

Time to Vote Early Is Now

It's a voting year with the Primary in NC next month and Early Voting began last week. The Wilkes Board of Elections says One Stop Voting is weekdays through May 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 2-4, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..  The first of two Saturdays with One Stop Voting is this Saturday, April 28 and then again on Saturday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All early one-stop voting will be 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.

Tuesday
Apr242018

Stolen Jewelry

While she was on vacation, someone stole jewelry.  The victim from Moravian Falls called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office concerning a theft from her home.  The victim told Sheriff's Investigators that she was away from home for a couple of weeks.  When she returned, a 14-ct gold necklace and a 14-ct gold bracelet were taken.  Stolen jewelry was valued at $3000.  No suspects were listed with the report.

Tuesday
Apr242018

GIS Mapping and Fire Districts in Wilkes

A meeting was held last week with local officials concerning the new GIS Mapping and Fire Districts for insurance purchases. Following a state mandate, the new GIS Mapping Districts were run which left several outside an insurance district due to being more than 6 road miles from a fire station.  The result of not being in an fire insurance district is higher insurance rates for homeowners.  However, there are things homeowners can do to reduce rates, and they can contact their insurance company for more information on that.  The Dept of Insurance does an inspection of fire departments every five years to determine fire insurance ratings.  Wilkes is scheduled for an inspection later this year.  County Commissioners have a final approval of fire insurance districts.

Tuesday
Apr242018

Merlefest This Week

Many are gearing up for an influx of visitors and music fans this week:  Merlefest is Thursday - Sunday, April 26 -29 here in Wilkesboro. MerleFest, one of the premier music festivals in the country, is held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.  MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation.  For more information on tickets and lineups, visit www.Merlefest.org.

Tuesday
Apr242018

Burr: Bill to Help Medics Get PA

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) was one of two Senators that has introduced a bill to require the Department of Defense (DoD) to partner with medical schools and healthcare systems in states with a Special Operations Command (SOCOM) presence such as Washington, Florida, California, and North Carolina, to allow military medics to transfer their experience into credit for a Master’s Degree to become Physician Assistants (PAs). Currently, a public-private-partnership exists between U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the Carolinas Healthcare System, and Wake Forest University, which effectively shortens the time of post-military PA certification from 2 years to 5 months for military medics.

 

Tuesday
Apr242018

NC Gov in Western NC

Governor Roy Cooper and leaders from his administration were in Asheville Monday to discuss issues facing Western North Carolina and take part in events across the region.  On Monday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m., Gov. Cooper, representatives from cabinet agencies, and senior staff met at UNC-Asheville. Tuesday, Gov. Cooper and cabinet secretaries will participate in events across Western North Carolina

Friday
Apr202018

52 Charged in Wilkes Drug Round-Up

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Dept teamed up with Alexander, Iredell, and Yadkin counties over the past 3 ½ months with an investigation which ended with a 54 person round-up on various drug charges.  Sheriff Chris Shew says they are seeing a decrease in narcotic pain pills but an increase in heroin.  Most of the heroin entering Wilkes is from outside the country and is filtered in through High Point and Winston-Salem. The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office seized 1,085 grams of meth with a street of $80,000, 159 grams of heroin, over 27 grams of cocaine, and nearly 1200 grams of high end marijuana which has a street value of $28,000.  Guns and cash were seized and one meth lab on Boone Trail in Cricket was discovered.  Three of the biggest dealers arrested included two from Winston-Salem:  Artemes Orr and John Dunlap who were dealing cocaine.  Also, Dillon Potts of Mt Airy was arrested for selling meth.  According to Det Greg Dancy, most of those seeking to buy the drugs locally are between the ages of 18 and 35.

Friday
Apr202018

Moravian Falls Burglary

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary in Moravian Falls.  Deputies responded to the residence on Germantown Road on Wednesday afternoon.  The victim reported that their house was entered and several things were taken.  According to the report, there are suspects in this burglary and charges are pending further investigation.

Friday
Apr202018

Some Stolen Property Found at Pawn Shop

There is a suspect in a break-in and theft of a North Wilkesboro outbuilding.  The victim reported the outbuilding near his house was entered sometime in the past week.  Over $2200 in power and hand tools were stolen from the building.  Much of the stolen property had been pawned at a local shop.  The Sheriff's Office had the victim identify his property which was returned to him.  There is a suspect and an arrest for larceny and obtaining property by false pretense is pending.