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Thursday
Jul122018

Wilkes Elections: Public Hearing Next Week

The Wilkes County Board of Elections will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Wilkes County Commissioner’s Meeting Room in the County Office Building at 110 North St, Wilkesboro. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the voters of the county concerning the new one stop early voting guidelines adopted by the General Assembly. The new guidelines make changes to hours of operation at additional one stop early sites for November Election. The board will meet to receive input from the public concerning the new guidelines for additional voting sites. If the board has any additional early voting sites for the November Election they are required to be open the entire early voting period (10/17/2018 to 11/2/2018) from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday Nov. 3rd 8 am to 1 pm. The new changes to the early voting period will be reviewed at the hearing next Thursday and then the board will be open the floor for comments. 

 

Thursday
Jul122018

BROC Taking Applications

The BROC Head Start Program, a preschool child development educational program is accepting applications for children 3 and 4 years of age for the upcoming school year. Children are being recruited for the Cub Creek, Lomax, and North Wilkesboro Head Start Centers, all in Wilkes County. Head Start serves income eligible families. A limited number of over-income families can be served if their children have disabilities or special needs. All Head Start sites are licensed Child Care Centers with 5 Star Ratings. For questions on eligibility and enrollment at any of the Wilkes sites, contact the BROC Head Start Administrative Office at (336) 903-2056.

Thursday
Jul122018

Baptist Seeking to Expand

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has filed papers with the North Carolina Department of Health Services Regulation for an exemption from Certificate of Need (CON) review to renovate two floors on its Winston-Salem campus. These changes are required in response to Wake Forest Baptist’s master facility planning to expand services. Work will also allow expansion and modernization of the Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Wednesday
Jul112018

Murder Charges in Shooting Death

A Wilkes County man has been charged with murder. On Monday July 9, 2018, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Officers were called to 440 Center Ln, Thurmond regarding a possible shooting.  Officers arrived to find Debra Ann Harris Royal W/F 49 years of age deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  According to Chief Deputy David Carson, after further investigation Timmy Dale Bates W/M 53 years of age of 440 Center Ln Thurmond, has been charged with Murder in the death of Debra Royal.  Bates was also charged with one count of possession of a firearm by felon.  Bates and Royal were living together at the time of this incident.  Bates remains in the Wilkes County Jail without bond.  

Wednesday
Jul112018

Thousands of Dollars Stolen from Store

Thousands of dollars in cash was stolen from a local business.  Just before 2am, Wilkes Sheriff's Deputies responded to an alarm at The Market Basket on Boone Trail.  The front door glass was broken.  Someone got inside the store, grabbed some bank deposit bags containing thousands of dollars in cash, and got away.  No suspects were listed with that break-in.

Wednesday
Jul112018

Stolen Bobcat and Golf Cart

Over $14,000 in property was stolen from a residence off Somers Road.  The victim reported a break-in at his residence, a theft from his vehicle, and several things stolen.  The thief or thieves took a Bobcat zero turn mower, Yamaha golf cart, 38 revolver, a generator, pressure washer, backpack blower and other items totaling $14,200.  No suspects were listed with the report.  The investigation is still underway.

Wednesday
Jul112018

Your Help Is Needed

Abortion.... believe it's wrong? Then you can take a stand locally. The Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center has the opportunity to get another building, so they can continue the work of Life and Truth. It's a $600,000 property... but God....has given them the opportunity to get it for $250,000. They need the money this month for the building. So, they need your help. If you're willing to take a stand locally for life then call the Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center at 336-838-9272 or send donations to 1224 School Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

Wednesday
Jul112018

Both NC Senators Approve of Judge Nominee

Both Senators from NC approve of the President's nominee for Supreme Court Justice. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) said:  In nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Trump has put forth a highly qualified and respected candidate committed to the rule of law.  Senator Thom Tillis said:  I hope all my colleagues, regardless of their party affiliation, will ignore the pressure from partisan special interest groups by fairly and thoughtfully assessing Judge Kavanaugh based on his outstanding credentials and qualifications.

Tuesday
Jul102018

Shooting Update: Murder Charges

A Wilkes County man has been charged with murder. On Monday July 9, 2018, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Officers were called to 440 Center Ln, Thurmond regarding a possible shooting.  Officers arrived to find Debra Ann Harris Royal W/F 49 years of age deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  According to Chief Deputy David Carson, after further investigation Timmy Dale Bates W/M 53 years of age of 440 Center Ln Thurmond, has been charged with Murder in the death of Debra Royal.  Bates was also charged with one count of possession of a firearm by felon.  Bates and Royal were living together at the time of this incident.  Bates remains in the Wilkes County Jail without bond.  

Tuesday
Jul102018

Wilkes Shooting Death

According to David Carson, Chief Deputy of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office:  On Monday July 9, 2018, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Officers were called to 440 Center Ln, Thurmond regarding a possible shooting. Officers arrived to find Debra Ann Harris Royal W/F 49 years of age deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating at this time and do have a person of interest in the case.  Further information will be released as it becomes available.