They only took the TV's...all of the TV's in the house. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a home in Millers Creek after the owner discovered a break-in and theft. The victim reported that he found a glass broken out of his double doors. Taken in the break-in were a 28-inch Sony flat screen TV, a 60-inch Samsung flat screen, and a 32-inch Sony flat screen. There were also scratches on the Maple hardwood floors from the bedroom, through the living room, and to the front door. Some outside steps were also damaged. Stolen property is valued at 2400 dollars. Damages were listed at 3500 dollars. The Wilkes Sheriff's Dept is continuing to investigate.
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He got away, but his 4-wheeler didn't. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called this week regarding a theft in Moravian Falls. The victim was at his abandoned chicken houses due the theft of 2400 feet of copper wire out of his chicken houses. The stolen copper was valued at nearly 2500 dollars. The victim was watching the chicken houses in case the thief returned. He did see the thief and the thief saw him. The suspect took off on a four-wheeler, crashed it in a ditch on the victim's property, and then ran away. The victim recovered the motorcycle which Sheriff's Deputies seized as evidence. Charges are pending further investigation.
They paid for a pizza with funny money. Wilkesboro Police were called to a local restaurant regarding a counterfeit 10-dollar bill. The money was received sometime on Tuesday; however, no suspects were listed with the report. The fake 10-dollar bill was photographed and seized as evidence. The restaurant has been advised if a similar bill is used to make a purchase to get a description of the suspect and call Police immediately.
The first ever Walk to End Alzheimer's in Wilkes is tomorrow, Saturday, October 18. It will begin in North Wilkesboro near the Library Saturday morning at 9 for a mile and a half loop. Everyone is invited to come Follow the Purple Parade. Co-chair Dana Reynolds explains the purpose of having the Walk. AIR For more information on Saturday's Walk to End Alzheimer's, go online to www.alz.org/walk.
It's a perfect way for your family to enjoy good quality entertainment while supporting the youth of Wilkes County. The play Treasure Island is being performed by the theater arts students from Wilkes County High Schools and is being presented Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm at the Stone Center on Cherry Street. Audience participation is included in the fast moving, highly entertaining play. Tickets are just 5 dollars per person; children under five get in free.
The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late – or too early – to make blood donation a lifelong habit. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative. You are asked to give the gift of life by donating blood this month with Red Cross Blood Drives in Wilkes. Blood drives for the month include: tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th – Liberty Grove Baptist Church (5899 River Rd/Liberty Grove Rd., N. Wilkesboro) from 10:00am-2:30pm. For a complete list of blood drives and to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website at www.redcrossblood.org.
Wilkes Community College’s Program Advisory Committees held a kickoff event last Friday. WCC’s Program Advisory Committees are a link between area business and the college. Additionally, the committees advise the college regarding the improvement of programs in an effort to more adequately meet the needs of the community. Committee members are local educators, business and industry representatives and local citizens from the three-county service area. "One of the focuses for Wilkes Community College is to produce a skilled workforce that meets the needs of employers throughout our service area and beyond. We rely on our advisory committees to keep the college informed of changes in job opportunities in our region and what hard skills will be needed to help fill those jobs,” said WCC President Dr. Jeff Cox.
The 147th North Carolina State Fair opened yesterday, and Governor Pat McCrory is encouraging citizens from throughout the state to make the trip to the fairgrounds in Raleigh to be a part of this annual state tradition. "The State Fair is a North Carolina tradition, and it should be one for your family as well. Not only is it fun, but it's educational as well; ...," Governor McCrory said. The governor also stressed the importance of supporting the state's agricultural industry and learning more about its proud and distinguished role in North Carolina history and its future. Along with rides, food, music, and games--agricultural exhibits and competitions remain the foundation of the Fair. Agriculture and agribusiness is a $78 billion industry in North Carolina and employs about a fifth of the workforce, making it the state's top industry. This includes food, fiber and forestry. Ag exports account for almost $4 billion, a significant market for North Carolina ag commodities and products. The Fair runs from Oct. 16-26, 2014.
For a pair of Rowan County paramedics, their third try yielded the top performance during a judged competition with five other teams at this month's North Carolina Paramedic Championship. The Rowan County Paramedics carried top honors home with them following the 24th Annual Paramedic Competition, held during the Emergency Medicine Conference. They out-performed two-time defending champions from Leland Fire and Rescue along with four other pairs of champions of regional competitions: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Air Care, Mecklenburg EMS, Surry County Emergency Services, and Pender County EMS and Fire. The championship competition is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the N.C. College of Emergency Physicians and participating community colleges. The competition provides a training opportunity not only for the competitors, but also for the paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians who closely observe each team's analysis and reaction to the scenarios.
She was waiting to move the mobile home she had just purchased, but now, she is looking for the person responsible for 5000 dollars in damages to that home. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a residence on Sparta Road. The victim had recently purchased the mobile home and was going to move it to another location. When she went by to check on the house this week, she found the back door had been forced open. Once inside, the victim found a hole in the ceiling in the living room, two bedroom closet doors kicked in, a couple of broken windows, a bedroom door pulled off the hinges, and several walls were heavily damaged. Also all light bulbs had been removed and broken on the floor throughout the house. Again, damages are listed at 5000 dollars. There is no word on suspects.