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Monday
Sep172018

Wake Baptist Medical Helping with Storm Evacuees 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worked closely with local and state officials to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Florence on our region.  In coordination with other health care systems across North Carolina, Wake Forest Baptist worked to ensure the safety of patients evacuated from hospitals in affected areas of our state. Extra inventory was delivered ahead of the storm to maintain an adequate supply of food, water, medications and other necessary items. In addition, Baptist Medical employees were prepared to help however needed, to ensure continuous, quality patient care and to maintain critical operations.

Friday
Sep142018

Wilkes County Declares State of Emergency

As a Precaution Wilkes County, the Town of North Wilkesboro, Town of Ronda, and Town of Wilkesboro has issued a Proclamation for a State of Emergency due to the possibility of damages from Hurricane Florence.  County Commissioner Chairman Gary Blevins signed the proclamation this morning.  Hurricane Florence is expected to track westward across the state bringing high winds and heavy rain to Wilkes County. The severe weather is imminent and could place a significant burden on our emergency response teams and local infrastructure. The towns and the County will be working together to help protect the safety and welfare of our citizens.

Friday
Sep142018

Samaritan's Purse in North Wilkesboro Preparing to Help Storm Victims

The Samaritan's Purse North American Ministries located in North Wilkesboro has spent the this week making sure tractor trailers are ready to respond to areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Samaritan’s Purse North American Ministries is poised and ready to respond in Jesus’ Name with staff, equipment, and disaster relief units—tractor trailers filled with tools and supplies. Preparations for a possible deployment are already well underway. Teams of volunteers will be mobilized to help homeowners with cleanup. Billy Graham Rapid Respond Team chaplains would also be called on to serve. Samaritan's Purse asks that everyone please pray for all involved as this terrible storm bears down on the Eastern Seaboard.

Friday
Sep142018

Stolen from Truck at Work

She believes the theft happened while she was at work.  An employee at Tyson called Wilkesboro Police concerning a theft from her truck.  The victim reported that a tool box with Craftsman tools and a floor jack from the tool box on her truck.  The victim saw that the tools were missing Tuesday afternoon.  Police are reviewing security video at Tyson to try and determine if the theft occurred there and determine a possible suspect.

Friday
Sep142018

Stolen Gold Tooth in UPS Package

It's been said that some will steal anything that is not tied down, especially UPS packages left at the door or front porch of the owner.  A Wilkesboro resident called the Sheriff's Office this week regarding the theft of a gold tooth.  The reporting party at a dental repair business had a package containing a gold tooth delivered to a Wilkesboro address.  The package was stolen.  The stolen tooth was valued at $150.  There are no suspects.

Friday
Sep142018

Stolen Trailer

Someone took a trailer from the owner's front yard.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a theft from a Thurmond residence.  The victim reported that their 16-foot trailer with side and rear gates was taken from her yard.  The stolen trailer is valued at $1075; no suspects were listed with that report.

Friday
Sep142018

NC Hotline for Farmers

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number is 1-866-645-9403. The hotline operates 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  “Although this storm may change course, we are monitoring the situation closely,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We advise everyone to take this situation seriously and take proper safety measures. We are prepared to work with our state and local partners to help our agricultural community as needed.” Farmers can also find recovery resources on the department’s disaster Web pages, www.ncagr.gov/disaster.

Friday
Sep142018

Possible Power Loss and Carbon Monoxide

With potential power loss from the hurricane, the North Carolina Department of Health is cautioning people about using gasoline-powered generators, outdoor grills, and camp stoves that use charcoal or propane gas in enclosed spaces. Carbon monoxide can build up to deadly levels quickly. Low levels of carbon monoxide can cause dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion or fainting. High levels of the gas is deadly within minutes. Do not use gasoline-powered engines in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces. Use them outdoors, at least 20 feet from doors, windows and vents. Do not use charcoal grills or propane stoves indoors, even in a fireplace. Those experiencing symptoms of dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion or fainting may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning. Get to fresh air immediately and seek medical care.

Thursday
Sep132018

Even Took Kitchen Utensils

Over 5000 dollars in property was stolen from a house in North Wilkesboro.  The homeowner found the house forcible entered.  Stolen property valued at $5200 included a bed frame and dresser, 2 TV's, boots, microwave, and kitchen utensils.  No suspects were listed with this report.  The break-in was discovered Monday evening.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Thursday
Sep132018

Wilkes Preparing for Possible Storm and Lake Taco Update

Many in Wilkes County are preparing for the possibility of heavy rain and damaging wind later this week from Hurricane Florence. Town Officials in Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro have made preparations, including preparing emergency generators, clearing storm drains, and scheduling extra personnel to come to work if needed.  As for the Lake at Taco Bell--Winkler Mill Road was closed in front of the Taco Bell property Tuesday as Town Personnel installed two 18-inch culverts provided by the DOT to keep storm water from building up and overflowing soil berms and Winkler Mill Road. Also, a single smaller culvert is going under Winkler Mill Road near the intersection at Hwy 421 to drain gathering storm water.  The Town of Wilkesboro plans to bill the property owner for the cost of the culvert installations.