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Friday
Sep222017

Carolina in the Fall in Wilkesboro This Weekend

It's today and Saturday. In historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots music bands during the Third Annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival. In addition to great music, enjoy some of North Carolina’s best food as each year trucks from the region will bring their secret recipes to Carolina in the Fall™. Other events include: The North Carolina Banjo ChampionshipThe Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run and Ride and the Silent Auction in support of the Wilkes Music Afterschool Program (12 Note MAP). Streets in Downtown Wilkesboro will be closed to traffic.  However, there is lots of nearby parking.  Shuttles will be running from the Old Federal Building, the lots at the corner of Oakwoods Rd and Main St, Sewerfest and anywhere in between.

Friday
Sep222017

Sheriff's Office Getting Chiller/Boiler

The Wilkes County Commissioners held their second regular meeting of the month this week.  On the agenda, accepting a bid for work at the Sheriff's Office.  It was determined that the chiller and electric hot water boiler is worn out and will fail soon.  Bids were taken.  The lowest came from Professional Air Systems of Rural Hall.  The bid of $350,947 was lower that the projected cost which was already allocated in the budget thus saving the county money.  Commissioners voted to approve the bid from Professional Air Systems.

Friday
Sep222017

Pumpkin Festival in Elkin Tomorrow

The Annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival held in Historic Downtown Elkin is this Saturday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.  The festivities begin Saturday morning with the Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off on East Main Street.  There will be pumpkins & watermelon from growers located all over the East Coast. The Main Street of Elkin will be lined with vendors featuring antiques, jump houses, funnel cakes, pottery, pumpkin painting, wood furnishings, and food.  For more information about the festival, call  the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at 336-526-1111. 

Friday
Sep222017

Break-In with No Theft and One Assault

Someone forcibly entered the house but nothing was stolen.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called this week concerning a couple of home break-ins.  The property owner in Wilkesboro returned to find that someone had pried open a window and damaged the front door to their residence.  Damages were estimated at nearly 200 dollars; however, nothing was reported stolen from the home.  A property owner from Millers Creek reported to the Sheriff's Office that two men kicked in the door of her residence, grabbed her, and hit her.  Again, nothing was reported stolen; damages were listed at $220. The victim refused medical attention.  Those investigations are ongoing.

Friday
Sep222017

Counterfeit 100-Dollar-Bill

The bill appeared to be real but was not.  Wilkesboro Police were called concerning more funny money showing up. This time, Lowes Foods received a fake 100-dollar-bill in payment for a customer's purchase.  The counterfeit marker marked that the money was real; however, further inspection later revealed it was counterfeit.  The fake cash was seized as evidence.  That investigation is continuing.

Friday
Sep222017

Wilkesboro Police Doing a Calendar

According to a NOTICE on the Wilkesboro Police Facebook page, someone will be calling to ask for donations for a Wilkesboro Police Calendar.  John Turner of Royce Publications will be calling for donations for the first Wilkesboro Police calendar in many, many years. Local businesses will receive advertising on the calendars.  The calendar calls will be from the Wilkesboro Police Office number 336-667-7277.

Friday
Sep222017

Youth Hunting Day

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set Saturday, Sept. 23, as a Youth Deer Hunting Day. On this day, youth 17 and younger may use any legal weapon to hunt deer of either sex and are not required to be accompanied by an adult if they have completed a hunter education course. The Youth Deer Hunting Day provisions apply to both private and public lands. Youth Deer Hunting Day, which coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, was established in 2015 to increase interest in deer hunting among youth. For more information on hunting in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org/hunting.

Thursday
Sep212017

County Commissioners Approve Wilkes CTP

Following North Wilkesboro Town Board, Wilkesboro Town Council, and the Town of Ronda, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners have now also approved the CTP or Wilkes County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.  The planning began in 2014 with input from local officials and local residents.  The CTP is developed to meet the needs of the region through 2040.  Future growth rates are based on a projected population of 80,000 and projected employment of 42,500 by 2040. Highway projects include:  North Wilkesboro Bypass from 268 to 421, a Superstreet on 421 Business, improvements to Hwy 16, NC 18, NC 115, the Elkin Highway.  The final draft of the Wilkes CTP will soon be available on the Internet.

Thursday
Sep212017

Carolina in the Fall This Weekend

It's tomorrow and Saturday. On September 22nd and 23rd, in historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots music bands during the Third Annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival. In addition to great music, enjoy some of North Carolina’s best food as each year trucks from the region will bring their secret recipes to Carolina in the Fall™. Other events include: The North Carolina Banjo ChampionshipThe Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run and Ride and the Silent Auction in support of the Wilkes Music Afterschool Program (12 Note MAP). Streets in Downtown Wilkesboro will be closed to traffic.  However, there is lots of nearby parking. Shuttles will be running from the Old Federal Building, the lots at the corner of Oakwoods Rd and Main St, Sewerfest and anywhere in between.

Thursday
Sep212017

Partnership for Children Event Today

The Partnership for Children event is today.  To assist you with ideas and tools the Partnership for Children will offer a Lunch and Learn session on today from 12:10 to 12:50pm at the Partnership for Children office.  Lunch will be provided for parents who want to give their child the best start possible in Kindergarten.  Space is limited.  Email Jennifer at jennifer@wilkeschildren.org or call 336-838-0977 to reserve your spot!