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Friday
Jul132018

Several Tools Taken

A break-in at a Millers Creek location resulted in the theft of $900 in tools and equipment. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called the week when the victim discovered that someone had forcibly entered a building and removed several things including:  a saw, work lights, drop cords, and deer camera.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Friday
Jul132018

Taken from Open Shed

The equipment was taken from an open shed.  A Millers Creek property owner called the Sheriff's Office regarding a theft from his outbuilding.  A Stihl weed eater and Stihl saw were taken while the victim was at work.  Stolen property was valued at $500.  The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.

Friday
Jul132018

Cleaning Out an Area of the River

After several boats had overturned in the same place in the river, a decision was made to clear that area of the Yadkin if possible.  This past week, the Wilkes Rescue Squad was involved in removing a downed tree near the mouth of Bugaboo Creek in Roaring River.  One boater was drowned back in 2017 when their kayak overturned.  Since then, including within the past month, others have had kayaks and canoes overturned in the same area resulting in rescue situations.  Wilkes Rescue Squad members brought in equipment to remove the tree from that part of the Yadkin River.

Friday
Jul132018

Local Mission Group Meets Tomorrow

Take Care of His Sheep Mission is a group of local individuals and churches looking to help people in need locally.  Their mission is to feed, clothe, and teach.  Anyone who would like to meet and pray about this mission is invited to the Soup Kitchen of Wilkes on Saturday, July 14 at 9am.  The group is also accepting donations to help in the community. For more information, call 336-262-1744.

Friday
Jul132018

NC Employers Having Trouble Finding Employees

Half of North Carolina employers are having difficulty filling open positions, according to the results of a new survey of business hiring needs from late 2016 to early 2018. The 2018 Employer Needs Survey is published by the NCWorks Commission and conducted on its behalf by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD). Among the findings of the survey were:  50% of employers who tried to hire in the past year had difficulty filling at least one position, up from about 40% in 2016; and The top two reasons employers gave for their hiring difficulties were “employability” issues (such as a lack of a strong work ethic, professionalism or reliability) and a low number of applicants.

Friday
Jul132018

Sen Burr and the IRS Accountability Act

Yesterday, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the IRS Accountability Act of 2018, which gives the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner clear authority to fire senior officials for misconduct or poor performance. This legislation is co-sponsored by 5 other senators.  In a statement, Senator Burr said, “In most workplaces in America, failing to do your job means you lose your job - plain and simple. However, that isn’t always the case in the federal government, where misconduct is protected by lines of red tape. This bill allows the IRS Commissioner to hold high-level employees in the Senior Executive Service (SES) accountable ..."  Burr also explained that after egregious scandals, like the inappropriate targeting of conservatives by the IRS, holding top officials responsible for their job performance is long overdue.

Thursday
Jul122018

Stolen Flooring

They took the floor.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to Millers Creek this week regarding a burglary and theft.  Someone entered a building and stole 15 bundles of Versalock Flooring valued at $1500.  A chop saw was also stolen.  Damages to the door of the building were estimated at $150.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Thursday
Jul122018

Thieves Caught on Video

Wilkesboro Police have video of the possible thieves and charges are pending.  A North Wilkesboro woman contacted Wilkesboro Police after she discovered some credit cards missing from her car.  Her stolen Lowes card had already been used twice at the Wilkesboro Lowes for unauthorized purchases totaling nearly $500.  Police obtained in-store surveillance video when the two purchases with the stolen card were made.  They have descriptions of possible suspects.  Charges are pending further investigation.

Thursday
Jul122018

Lowes Management Changes

Management changes are coming soon to a company founded here in Wilkes. Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced this week that will be begin a new leadership structure.  With the new management structure, the positions of chief operating officer, chief customer officer, corporate administration executive and chief development officer positions have been eliminated.  Some currently in those roles will be leaving while others will be reporting to different areas. Responsibilities from the eliminated positions will be assumed by other senior leadership members who report to Lowes President and CEO Marvin R. Ellison.

Thursday
Jul122018

Break-In and Vandalism

In Millers Creek, there was a break-in, theft, and vandalism.  The property owner returned home Monday night to discover the break-in and damages. A Sanyo flatscreen TV and costume jewelry were stolen.  A door frame was damaged, and a Toyota car was vandalized.  Stolen property is valued at $400.  Damages listed at $300.   The Sheriff's Office is investigating.