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Friday
Apr132018

3-Alarm Fire in Boomer

It was a 3 alarm fire Wednesday afternoon in Boomer.  According to the report from the Fire Marshal's Office, the fire began in a wooden shed on Gunter Hill Road, spread to a camper, and then burned about 5 acres of woods.  Boomer, Moravian Falls, and Goshen fire departments responded, and the NC Forest Service was also called to help.  There were no reports of injuries.  The shed and the camper were totally destroyed. 

Friday
Apr132018

Operation Drive to Live This Week

In anticipation of spring break and the beginning of prom season, the State Highway Patrol will conduct “Operation Drive to Live” during the week of April 16th - April 20th.  The operation will be conducted from6:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. each day.  Troopers will be enforcing all traffic laws around the state’s schools and conducting traffic safety education programs at the high schools prior to the school year ending.

Friday
Apr132018

Another NC Prison Attack

Ironically, just days after the state passed new rules for safety in NC Prisons, there was another attack.  Thursday morning at approximately 8:30, an inmate assaulted another inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution. Correctional officers responded to the situation and one of the inmates turned and assaulted one of the officers. The correctional officer and both inmates were taken to outside medical facilities with non-life-threatening injuries. Lanesboro’s close custody units were placed on lockdown.

 

 

Friday
Apr132018

Congresswoman Foxx On Speaker Ryan Stepping Down

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., this week released the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced his plan to retire at the close of the 115th Congress:  “There are many accomplishments and legislative victories which history should attribute to Speaker Ryan’s leadership, including leading the fight on tax reform and rebuilding our military.  Republicans have a long track-record of lauding family values as one of our core principles."  Foxx also said, "For as long as I have known Paul, I have known him to be a man of faith and family. I understand his decision to return to Wisconsin and his family, but I will dearly miss my friend.”  U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District including here in Wilkes.

Thursday
Apr122018

Drugs and Jewelry Taken

Nearly $800 in property was stolen from a house in Millers Creek.  The property owner called the Sheriff's Office this week when they returned home to find a break-in.  A gaming system, a safe with personal papers, prescription medication, jewelry, and a car key were stolen.  No suspects were listed with the report.  The investigation is still underway.

Thursday
Apr122018

Taken from Porch

In Boomer, the theft occurred on the front porch.  According to the victim, the house was not entered and no property was stolen from inside the house.  However, an air compressor valued at $550 was stolen from the front porch. 

Thursday
Apr122018

Stolen from Cemetery

It's missing from the cemetery.  A victim called the Sheriff's Office this week to report a theft from Mountlawn Memorial Park.  The victim said that a solar powered cross-shaped light with an American flag was taken from her father's grave.  There is no word on suspects.

Thursday
Apr122018

Wilkes County Middles Schools Host LEAD Day

The Wilkes County middle schools will host a Community LEAD Day on April 18 to share what they've been doing with the Leader in Me program.  The public is invited to visit the middle schools at specific times at each school to see the positive impact of Leader in Me on students, teachers and school culture, said Anna Lankford, associate superintendent for the Wilkes schools. Each middle school will host an event on April 18 that will include student leaders talking about their leadership roles, student-led tours, student-led lessons and notebooks.  Lankford said people wishing to attend may register at www.wilkescountyschools.org.

Thursday
Apr122018

Weight Loss with Online Help at Baptist

Many of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Weight Management Center patients enrolled in weight loss programs are now able to attend from the comfort of their own home. Combining video visits and virtual classes with in-person visits allow patients to save time and money buy stay connected to physicians, registered dietitians, exercise and behavioral specialists. “As long as someone is connected to the internet through their mobile device or computer, they can participate from virtually anywhere,” said Jamy Ard, M.D., co-director of Wake Forest Baptist’s Weight Management Center. 

Thursday
Apr122018

Israeli Company in NC

Albaad USA, Inc., a multinational manufacturer of wet wipes and other hygiene products will expand its U.S. operations in Reidsville, creating 302 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced this week.  The company will invest $45 million to produce additional lines of personal care products in Rockingham County.  With headquarters in Israel, the company maintains manufacturing facilities in Israel, Germany, Poland, and the United States.