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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.

Wednesday
Apr182018

Planning to Fix Sink Hole

Plans are underway to replace a culvert that collapsed near Taco Bell off Hwy 421 in Wilkesboro back in February of 2017.  Wisco Diversified of American owns the Taco Bell property and plans to replace two sections of a 60-inch culvert.  The NCDOT declined to help due to possible complications with the future Superstreet Project in that area.  The plan is to start taking contractor bids for the culvert replacement within the next 30 days.

Wednesday
Apr182018

Voting Early Begins Tomorrow

It's a voting year with the Primary in NC next month. The Wilkes Board of Elections says One Stop Voting begins Thursday 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.

Wednesday
Apr182018

At the NC Coast This Week

It's part of the Stand Up PaddleBoard Carolina Cup Series happening this week along the Carolina Coast. The 8th annual Quiksilver Waterman Carolina Cup will draw thousands of spectators and more than 1,000 event participants. Races, clinics, expos, entertainment, and festivities will be this week in Wrightsville Beach, April 18-22, 2018.