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Friday
May252018

NC Health Hepatitis Concerns

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging people to speak with their physician or local health department about hepatitis A and B vaccine, viral hepatitis screenings and treatment options.  From 2012 to 2016, newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis B increased by 62 percent and newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis C increased by 200 percent. Untreated hepatitis B and C may result in long-term liver problems. While hepatitis C is curable there is no vaccine yet available. Vaccines are available for both hepatitis A and B.  The leading cause of new hepatitis C cases is transmission through the sharing of needles. Of those infected with hepatitis C, as many as 75 percent are unaware of their infection and most experience no symptoms.  For more information, call the Wilkes Health Dept 

Friday
May252018

Two Trails Closed at Grandfather Mtn

Two trails at Grandfather Mountain State Park in Avery, Watauga, and Caldwell counties are closed to visitors due to damage sustained from heavy rains May 17-20, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The park received 11 inches of rain in four days and more rain is in the forecast throughout the coming week. Nuwati and Cragway trails will likely be closed for several weeks as state park crews continue to assess damage, repair eroded sections of trail, and clear debris from around trails. Campsites accessed from those trails will also be closed until the trail reopens.  All other trails at Grandfather Mountain State Park remain open but are also severely eroded. 

 

Wednesday
May232018

One Arrested Following Trooper's Death

A Wilkes County native and Hwy Patrol Officer died Monday night in a car wreck on I-77.  According to the report from the NC Hwy Patrol, a car failed to stop for a license check in Surry County. The suspect vehicle was then pursued by two Troopers.  The first Trooper discontinued the chase when he lost sight of the second Trooper's vehicle.  He turned back and saw the car wrecked and burning on I-77 near Mile Marker 80.  Samuel Bullard, age 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was a 3-year veteran of the Highway Patrol, and he was from the Ronda area in Wilkes County. The driver of the vehicle that Hwy Patrol Officers we're chasing Monday night when Trooper Samuel Bullard of Wilkes was killed in a car crash has been arrested. Since the man was committing a felony at the time of the wreck, he has been charged with murder. The suspect sought in the murder investigation of Trooper S. N. Bullard is in custody after an extensive search by state and local authorities.  On Wednesday, May 23 at approximately 3:30 a.m., investigators arrested Dakota Kape Whitt, 22, of Elkin without incident.  Whitt was transported to the Wilkes County Detention Center in Wilkesboro.  Also, Gov Roy Cooper has ordered all US and NC flags to fly at half staff until sunset May 25 in honor of Trooper Bullard.

Wednesday
May232018

Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Property

About $3000 in property was stolen from a house in Wilkesboro.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called this week regarding a break-in and theft.  The victim reported that a Playstation 4 Gaming System with games and some gold jewelry were stolen.  The theft was reported on Monday.  There is no word on suspects.

Wednesday
May232018

Funny Money Arrest

A Wilkesboro woman has been charged in connection with funny money.  Wilkesboro Police were called to the Wilkes Family Pharmacy after someone tried to pay with a fake 100-dollar-bill.  Police arrived and spoke with the woman.  A check on the woman revealed she had an outstanding warrant for driving with license revoked.  After the woman was taken to jail, a search revealed she had another counterfeit bill in her possession.  Samantha Matthews was charged with the open warrant and possession of a counterfeit instrument.

Wednesday
May232018

Daycare Workers Fired 

Two daycare workers from the Pleasant Hill Daycare were fired due to taping shoes on the feet of two different children.  When the parent of the one child saw the tape and the marks on the child's feet, she immediately contacted the Daycare Director.  The Director did not condone the action of the two workers and promptly dismissed them both.  The mother of the child says she was raised at the Pleasant Hill Daycare and will continue to take her child there, saying she doesn't believe this will happen again.  The second parent did not comment.  Elkin Police are investigating the incident.

Wednesday
May232018

W Kerr Scott Opening and Closing

They opened and then they closed.  W. Kerr Scott Reservoir opened late this year when they opened on May 11. But now, many areas are closed again due to high water.  The reservoir peaked at about 14 feet above the normal water level on Monday after several days of rainfall. Closed at the reservoir are all swim beaches, trails, boat ramps and fishing piers, except the Tailwater Fishing Pier at the base of W. Kerr Scott Dam. Kayaks and canoes are allowed on lake until the lake level reaches 15 feet above normal.  As for the Memorial Day Weekend, Reservoir Officials say the opening or closing of swim beaches and other recreational facilities at the reservoir over the Memorial Day weekend depends on the amount of rain we receive for the rest of this week.

Tuesday
May222018

Patrolman and Wilkes Native Dies in Car Crash

A Wilkes County native and Hwy Patrol Officer died last night in a car wreck on I-77.  According to the report from the NC Hwy Patrol, a car failed to stop for a license check in Surry County. The suspect vehicle was then pursued by two Troopers in a high speed chase.  The first Trooper discontinued the chase when he lost sight of the second Trooper's vehicle.  He turned back and saw the car wrecked and burning on I-77 near Mile Marker 80.  Samuel Bullard, age 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was a 3-year veteran of the Highway Patrol, and he was from the Ronda area in Wilkes County.  Law Enforcement are still looking for the suspect described as a black BMW with a man and woman as occupants.

Tuesday
May222018

Church Break-In

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted break-in at a local church.  A Deacon from Zion Hill Baptist in Boomer called on Sunday regarding the incident.  According to the report, a rear door to the church was accidently left unsecured.  Someone entered through that unlocked door and attempted to break into the church office.  There was damage to the office door; however, it doesn't appear that anything was stolen.  Damages are estimated at $100.

Tuesday
May222018

Stolen Ramp

In Wilkesboro, there was no break-in, but there was a theft.  The victim called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office when he returned home to find a aluminum automotive ramp missing from his property.  The stolen ramp is valued at nearly $300.  There is a suspect and the investigating is still underway.