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Thursday
Sep132018

ATV's Damaged and Parts Stolen

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft and damages at a job site in Purlear.  Two ATV's belonging to Cielo Blue Ridge Inc were damaged and property removed from them.  The extent of the damages and theft is undetermined, but at least $1000 in property was stolen.  The theft was discovered Tuesday afternoon.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Thursday
Sep132018

Blue Ridge Energy Is Preparing

Blue Ridge Energy is closely monitoring the path and potential impacts of Hurricane Florence, preparing to respond quickly and safely should outages occur. Line technicians are prepping trucks for any outages as a result of the storm. System operators monitor the Blue Ridge power system and weather on a daily, 24-hour basis and all other employees are on high alert, ready to respond to member needs. While the path of the storm is evolving, all parts of North Carolina could be impacted due to the severity of the storm. Blue Ridge Energy urges members to act now to make preparations to remain safe and comfortable in the event of an outage.

Thursday
Sep132018

New SBI Phone Call Scam in NC

Citizens from Rolesville to Rutherfordton are getting deceptive calls from people who are spoofing the State Bureau of Investigation’s Northwestern District Office phone number and claiming to be from the SBI. These people are not with the SBI and have no connection with the agency. Spoofing uses technology that allows an anonymous person to send and receive phone messages from a different number than the device they are using. The SBI number being spoofed is 828-294-2226. If anyone gets a call from someone claiming to be with the SBI and saying that you are the victim of identity theft, disregard the caller and hang up. Local law enforcement, not the SBI, are the ones who handle identity theft cases. 

 

Thursday
Sep132018

NC Health: Using Generators and Grills Warning

As North Carolinians prepare for Hurricane Florence, officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are cautioning people about the risks of using gasoline-powered generators and outdoor grills and camp stoves that use charcoal or propane gas in enclosed spaces. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas and in an enclosed space, such as a home, garage, car or camper, carbon monoxide can build up to deadly levels quickly. Low or moderate levels of carbon monoxide can cause dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion or fainting. High levels of the gas can be deadly within minutes. Do not use gasoline-powered engines indoors or partially enclosed spaces. Do not use charcoal grills or propane stoves indoors, even in a fireplace. 

Wednesday
Sep122018

Sheriff's Office Using Grant Money for Tactical Gear at Schools

The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office has been awarded the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance or JAG Grant in the amount of $10,410.  The grant does not require a county match.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is proposing to use the 2018 JAG Grant to purchase tactical ballistic shields.  This equipment will enable officers to better respond to an active shooter situation.  The Sheriff's Dept intends to have these shields in place within the schools throughout Wilkes County.

Wednesday
Sep122018

Robbery and Assault

Wilkesboro Police are investigating a common law robbery and assault.  A 48-year-old Wilkesboro man told Police that he was walking to Westwood Hills Nursing Home to visit his dad when two black males in a blue Chevy Impala stopped and asked if he wanted a ride.  When the man got inside the car, he was hit on the head from behind and choked.  The two grabbed the victim's wallet, cigarettes, and lighter before he was able to get out of the car.  One of the two suspects then threatened the man with some type of large knife.  Police went to where the attack occurred and found some money and a lighter in the road. The victim was bleeding when Police arrived but declined medical assistance. Police are checking surveillance video of nearby businesses to get more information on the suspects.

Wednesday
Sep122018

Thousands of Dollars in Property Stolen

There is a suspect in a Moravian Falls break-in.  Nearly $11,000 in property was taken including:  dirt bike, riding mower, ladder, stereo, guitar, harmonica, cowboy hats, clothing, knives, toolbox of tools, generator, power tools, pellet gun, cast iron pans, TV, and jewelry.  The theft happened while the victim was away from home.  The break-in was discovered late Monday night. There was also some vandalism to property.  There is a possible suspect.  The Sheriff's Dept is investigating and charges are pending.

Wednesday
Sep122018

Upcoming Wilkes Fair, Registration, and Changes

If you are planning on entering exhibits to the Wilkes County Fair, then note that early registration must be in by Wednesday, September 26.  There are some changes to food preservation:  All products must be processed according to recognized safe methods.  All jars, except dried fruit and vegetables, must be labeled as to the content, processing method, and processing time.  The 42 Annual Wilkes Agricultural Fair will be October 2 through the 6 at Worth Evan Tomlinson Park near West Park in North Wilkesboro. More information and online registration is at www.wilkes.ces.ncsu.edu

Wednesday
Sep122018

Red Cross in NC Preparing for Hurricane

The American Red Cross is preparing with volunteers and supplies for Hurricane Florence. The Red Cross is on standby for deployment to the coast of North Carolina and on stand-by to respond within the Greater Carolinas region, which is Alamance County west to the state line. Everyone is advised to:  Build an emergency kit with a gallon of water per person, per day for 3 days, non-perishable food, a flashlight, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, medications, supplies for an infant if applicable, a multi-purpose tool, personal hygiene items, copies of important papers, cell phone chargers, extra cash, blankets, and emergency contact information. Also create an evacuation plan and communication plan. Download the free Red Cross Emergency App by going to redcross.org/apps.

Wednesday
Sep122018

Pres Trump Signs NC Emergency Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for North Carolina...The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 7, and continuing. The President's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population