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Thursday
May172018

Money, Cash, and a Safe 

Thousands were taken in a break-in and larceny at the Fairplains General Store on Sparta Road. Someone broke through the front door.  Nearly $5000 in cash and $2000 in checks were stolen along with a safe.  Damages to the door are estimated at $500.  The break-in and theft were discovered early Tuesday morning.  No suspects were listed with the report.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Thursday
May172018

Get That Art in Today

Attention artists and artisans in Northwest North Carolina, you are invited to submit an application to join the Blue Ridge Artisan Guild.  If you are from Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Iredell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes or Yadkin county, submit an application by today, May 17th and artwork for jury on May 18th and 21st. Applicants selected to become members of the guild may display and sell their works in the Blue Ridge Artisan Center. To apply, call 336-990-9500. The Blue Ridge Artisan Center will open in July at 201 West Main Street, Wilkesboro in the historic Federal Building.

Thursday
May172018

NC Trout Fishing Starts June 2

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as Delayed Harvest to trout harvest on June 2 through Sept. 30.  From 6 a.m. until 11:59 a.m., Delayed Harvest waters are open only to anglers 17 years old and younger. At noon, waters open to all anglers, and fishermen can keep up to seven trout per day — with no bait restrictions and no minimum size limits. Since last fall, the Wildlife Commission has stocked more than 372,000 trout in waters designated as Delayed Harvest. The Delayed Harvest trout waters are posted with diamond-shaped, black-and-white signs. The Commission established the youth-only fishing period in the morning of “opening day,” which is always the first Saturday in June.

Thursday
May172018

Keep Wildlife Wild in NC

Spring marks the time of year when the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission receives the most calls from well-intentioned people who make the mistake of interacting with wildlife by feeding, making “pets” or otherwise, “helping” wildlife.  The Agency says:  “Help keep wildlife wild.”  Feeding wildlife, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is the number one reason for problems.  The Commission receives many calls this time of year from people concerned about foxes and raccoons they see in their backyards, usually because they’re inadvertently feeding the animals. Commission biologist suggest:  Secure garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids; Keep trash inside as late as possible on pick-up days; Use bird feeders that keep seed off the ground; and, Make sure all pet food is consumed and empty bowls are promptly removed.

Wednesday
May162018

Tools Stolen from Truck

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office was called concerning the theft from a company truck.  The victim reported that the Asplundh truck he drives was broken into.  $3000 in property was taken including:  2 Husqvarna chainsaws, one Stanley pole saw, and two sets of climbing gear.  The truck was parked off Hwy 268 West at the time of the theft.  No word on suspects.

Wednesday
May162018

Funny Money in Wilkes

It’s another report of funny money in Wilkes.  Police were called to the Wilkesboro Food Lion this week.  Store manager discovered the fake 20-dollar-bill when preparing the morning deposit.  The counterfeit money could have been received any time the previous day.  There is no word on suspects.  The fake cash was seized by Police and the investigation is continuing.

Wednesday
May162018

Stolen Dog

Who took the dog?  Dog owners on Ruritan Park Road called the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office this week concerning their missing dog.  The victims believe that their adult female Pitt Bull dog valued at $500 was stolen.  There are possible suspects in the theft and charges are pending.

Wednesday
May162018

Homeschoolers and WCC

It’s graduation season for public schools, Christian schools, and home schools.  In fact, two home-school students will graduate with high school diploma and Associate Degree through the WCC Career and College Promise program. Wilkes student Garrett Saffold, son of Garry and Tracey Saffold, will be graduating with his high school diploma and an Associate in Arts from Wilkes Community College this spring. Also this month, Susannah “Reilly” Phillips will achieve not only her high school diploma but also her Associate in Arts degree from Wilkes Community College. Reilly is the youngest daughter of Chuck and Kendra Phillips of Deep Gap. 

Wednesday
May162018

Help to Quit

QuitlineNC, North Carolina’s telephone service that helps people quit smoking and other tobacco use, is offering eight weeks of nicotine patches for free until the end of the month or while supplies lasts. Nicotine patches help people wean off the nicotine they get from tobacco products. Interested adults can call 1-800-QuitNow (1-800-784-8669) before midnight on Thursday, May 31, to sign up or contact the Wilkes Health Dept.

Wednesday
May162018

Blue Ridge Energy Wins Award

North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Energy has won a National Co-op Communication Award for launch of their Community Solar Program. Blue Ridge Energy is the 2018 recipient of the Edgar F. Chesnutt Award for Best Total Communication Program among America’s electric cooperatives, the highest honor in the Spotlight on Excellence Awards program. Located in Lenoir, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Energy established a new community solar program in response to consumer requests for additional renewable energy options.  Their communications campaign was so effective that every panel in the solar array was sold in just 10 months.