While she was working on the farm, someone was working on stealing from her car. The victim advised the Wilkes Sheriff's Office that 2015-03922: The victim advise she was in the hay field and that she left her car unsecured on the side of Austin-Traphill Road near Elkin. The keys and her pocketbook were left in the vehicle. She finished loading hay around 8pm and returned to her vehicle to find about $235 in property missing including a BLUE VINYL PURSE WITH REBAL FLAG ON SIDE, MEDDICINE, CASH, and a DEBIT CARD. There is no word on suspects.
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If you leave a door unlocked, a thief will probably find it. A property owner on the Fairplains Road in North Wilkesboro called the Wilkes Sheriff's Dept regarding a home break-in and theft. It seems the thief or thieves entered the residence through an unlocked basement door and removed the several items including a DEWALT 20 VOLT BRUSHLESS IMPACT DRILL, DEWALT OSICALATING SANDER, DEWALT PALM SANDER, DEWALT MITRE SAW 10`, MISC.KLEIN SCREWDRIVERS/TOOLS, VARIOUS CHANNELLOCK PLIERS, DEWALT CHANGER RADIO. Stolen property was listed at $1265. The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate this theft.
It seems to come in cycles and it seems we are once again cycling through...funny money. Wilkesboro Police have received a number of reports over the past couple of weeks regarding counterfeit currency passed at local stores. In the latest report, Police were called to the Run In on Oakwoods Road about a fake 50-dollar-bill. Store management told Police a regular customer came by and paid with a 50-dollar -bill. The bill was marked with the pen and checked as good; however, after the customer left, a closer inspection revealed the money was in fact counterfeit. No charges have been filed at this time as the Police are still investigating.
The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present Amy Grant on Thursday, September 10, at 8 p.m. Dove and Grammy Award Winning Amy Grant is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including many Platinum and Gold albums. A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.orgor on Facebook.
All community heroes are invited to have fun, play golf, and help children in need. The Child Abuse Prevention Team and Our House are have a Golf Tournament for the Tri-County Invitational "Children's Cup." All military, law enforcement, firemen, EMT's, Case Workers, DSS, Teachers, and all community heroes serving children in Wilkes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties are invited to 18 Holes of Four Man Captain's Choice with at least one of the four being a Community Hero. The Tri-County Golf Tournament is Friday, September 11 at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin. The cost is 75 dollars each or $300 per team. There will be prizes for Closest to Pin, Longest Drive, Hole-in-One, and 60-Foot Putt. For more information, call Our House at 667-5555.
For the fourth time in five months, there has been an announcement of a corporate headquarters relocating to North Carolina. Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Albemarle Corporation will move its corporate headquarters to Charlotte. The company, currently based in Baton Rouge, LA., develops, manufactures and markets specialty chemicals for a broad array of industrial buyers around the globe. It will create 120 new jobs in Mecklenburg County and invest $12.9 million by 2016. “Today’s announcement means that we can add another prominent name to the state’s growing list of elite companies basing their headquarters here,” said Governor McCrory. Founded in 1994, Albemarle has a global workforce of 6,900 employees. Its value-added chemical products have a wide range of application. An award from the state’s Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program to Albemarle Corporation helped make the project possible
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed September as North Carolina Preparedness Month and is encouraging North Carolina families, businesses and schools to be aware and prepare for all types of emergencies. “While this hurricane season has been quiet on the East Coast, Tropical Storm Erika reminds us we must be ready for all types of disasters at any given moment,” Governor McCrory said. The governor added that the easiest, most economical way people can protect their families and businesses is to plan ahead, know the risks they face, gather supplies and discuss their emergency plans. Last year alone, the state experienced 36 tornadoes, 514 severe thunderstorms, 172 hailstorms where hail was at least one inch, and 50 incidents of flash flooding. The governor’s designation coincides with National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information on how to ensure your family is disaster ready, go to ReadyNC.org or download the free ReadyNC app, which features real time weather, traffic and shelter information.
The cashier noticed that the money was funny. Wilkesboro Police were called last week to the Goodwill Store regarding a counterfeit 20-dollar-bill. According to the report, a man tried to purchase some items from the store using the fake 20. The cashier noticed the 20-dollar note was counterfeit and alerted store management. The man with the funny money, James Gianera, was recognized by Police as having an open warrant in Alexander County. The man said that he had received the money in payment for some construction work. Police confiscated the counterfeit money. They arrested Gianera on the open warrant. There are no charges for the fake cash at this time.
The security guard was watching the theft on security camera and called Police. Wilkesboro Police were called to Tyson regarding a theft from a vehicle. The security guard was looking over the parking lot using the security cameras when he saw two men walk across the parking lot and take something from a car. The owner of the car was alerted. The victim advised his wallet had been in his car, but it was missing along with 50 dollars. Using the video surveillance and other witness testimony, Police have determined the identity of the two men and charges are pending further investigation.
There is a suspect and charges are pending. A property owner in North Wilkesboro called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office about a home break-in and theft. The victim reported that someone entered her house while she was away and took several things including: CASH, MISCELLANOUS HOME ITEMS, DIAMOND BRACLET, DIAMOND RING, HEART ON CHAIN, PEARL RING, MEDICATION. Stolen property is valued at $900. It is believed the thief entered the house with a stolen key. Again, there is a suspect and charges are pending.