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Thursday
Jul272017

Home Break-In While Homeowners on Vacation

The break-in happened while the homeowners were on vacation.  The reporting person call the Wilkes Sheriff's Office to investigate.  The house was checked each day with the break-in discovered Monday morning.  A shotgun and chainsaw were stolen.  Also, vehicles at the residence were entered and damaged.  No suspects were listed with the report.  Stolen property is valued at 700 dollars with damages estimated at 100 dollars. 

Thursday
Jul272017

Two Towns Meeting About Water Intake Agreement

As we are getting down to the state imposed deadline of August 1, the two towns of Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro are continuing to have last minute meetings to discuss how debt payments for the W Kerr Scott Reservoir Water Intake and Pipeline Project will be divided.  State Officials told Wilkes Officials that they have until August 1 to get all the details settled in order to keep a zero-interest, 30 year $32 million loan to cover the cost of the project.  Both Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro leaders are meeting this evening to hammer out the details and reach an agreement.

Thursday
Jul272017

Chainsaw Gone in a Day

It was gone in a day.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a chainsaw theft from a Hays location.  The victim reported that his brand new Stihl Chainsaw was in his shed next door to his residence.  The chainsaw was there Monday morning, but it was gone by Monday afternoon.  The stolen saw is valued at 448 dollars.

Thursday
Jul272017

Young Farmers Collecting Food in Wilkes

The local farm bureau is collecting food for the hungry here in Wilkes.  According to the news release, Wilkes County Farm Bureau Young Farmers are conducting a food drive to support our local food pantries.  Food can be dropped off at either Wilkes County Farm Bureau location: 1207 River Street, Wilkesboro and 620 Elkin Highway, N Wilkesboro.  

Thursday
Jul272017

Golf Balls Through Business Window

It was golf balls through windows to cause hundreds of dollars in damages.  Wilkesboro Police responded to an alarm at Foothills Auto Spa.  Police did not find a suspect, but they did find golf balls that broke windows at the business.  Damages were listed at 300 dollars.  Through viewing surveillance video, Police were able to determine a suspect.  Charges are pending. 

Thursday
Jul272017

Deer Hunting Lottery in North Wilkesboro

The Town of North Wilkesboro has adopted bow and archery deer hunting within the town limits for both the regular archery season and the special Urban Archery Season for the coming deer season.  Any interested hunters should go by the North Wilkesboro Town Hall at 832 Main Street during regular business hours to apply for the lottery process which began Monday.  A drawing will be held on August 9 to determine the allowed permits for the coming season.

Thursday
Jul272017

NC Trooper Involved in Fatal Accident

On Tuesday, July 25 at approximately 2:53 p.m., a trooper with the State Highway Patrol was involved in a two-vehicle collision on US 74 in Haywood County.  The trooper, who was traveling west on US 74, was attempting to make an enforcement contact with his emergency equipment activated.  A van, traveling east on US 74, made a U-turn into the trooper’s path and was struck by the patrol vehicle. As a result of the collision, both the driver and passenger in the van died at the scene.  The trooper was transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The State Highway Patrol Reconstruction Unit is conducting the collision investigation.

Thursday
Jul272017

Hwy 21--100 Mile Yard Sale This Weekend

The 100 Mile Hwy 21 Yard Sale is this weekend. A longtime dream of Take a Break from the Interstate founder, D.W. Miles, the U.S. 21 Road Market celebrated its inaugural season last year with a three-day sale spanning more than 70 miles. Intended to spur economic activity along Historic U.S. Route 21, the road market is a multi-state cooperative endeavor spearheaded by tourism leaders from Virginia and North Carolina. The event is always held the last full weekend of July which is this Friday – Sunday, JULY 28 – 30, 2017. The 2017 U.S. Route 21 Road Market will stretch from Harmony, North Carolina to Wytheville, Virginia.

Wednesday
Jul262017

Thousands Taken in Home Break-In

Over $2600 in property was taken in a home break-in in Roaring River.  A house on Wallace Shepherd Road was forcibly entered.  Several things from inside the house were taken including:  TV with DVD, assorted DVD's, pillows, a rug, towels, wooden box, quilts, iPhone charger, and even prescription glasses.  Damages to the back door are listed at 200 dollars.  There is no word on suspects; the Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Wednesday
Jul262017

Fake Emails Supposedly from Wilkes Playmakers

Someone is using Wilkes Playmakers name in spam emails to solicit payments.  Wilkes Playmakers have received several notifications this week that many of their patrons have received an email that appeared to have been sent by Wilkes Playmakers asking for invoice payment.  Wilkes Playmakers did not send those emails, and they are unsure at this time how their contact list was obtained.  Measures are being taken to protect patron information. Wilkes Playmakers warns that you should not open the spam emails, do not click on any link, do not pay any invoice, or provide any personal information.  Just delete the email immediately. Wilkes Playmakers currently only uses Wilkesplaymakers@hotmail.com, and they only send invoices via secured sites such as Square or PayPal.