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Wednesday
Oct112017

Fatal House Fire Tuesday in Wilkes

On Tuesday October 10, 2017, at approximately 1:58 pm the Wilkes County Communications Center received a call regarding a structure fire with possible entrapment at 134 Camp Branch Road in the Hays Community.  Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched along with Emergency Medical Service.  Firefighters arrived minutes later to find the home on fire.  Jason Lee Mahaffey w/m 38 years old was located, deceased, in the upstairs section of the home.  Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office personnel are on the scene along with the State Bureau of Investigation.  Investigators are attempting to determine an origin and cause of the fire.  The investigation continues.  No further information to be released at this time.  

Wednesday
Oct112017

Month-Long Theft

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating an interesting over time theft.  A Traphill resident contacted the Sheriff's Office to report over $14,000 in property was stolen from his house over the past month.  Stolen property includes flatscreen TV's, multiple long guns and pistols, chainsaws, carburetors, old pocket knives, old coins, Confederate currency, a pocket watch, and a bag of marbles.  Again the theft took place over the course of a month, no suspects were listed, the investigation is continuing.

Wednesday
Oct112017

Coins and Guns Stolen

A Wilkesboro resident returned home from work Monday night to find a break-in and theft.  The house was forcibly entered.  Over $3500 in property was stolen from the home including:  collector coins, several long guns, pistols, and several watches.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating this break-in. 

Wednesday
Oct112017

Wilkes Shooting Investigation Continues

With regards to the shooting yesterday in Wilkes County.  The victim is in surgery today and the investigation is continuing.  Officers hope to be able to talk further with the victim in the coming days.  Detectives will continue gathering evidence over the next few days.  Further releases will follow when new information becomes available. 

Wednesday
Oct112017

Wilkesboro Business Damages

Over $1500 in damages but no theft.  Someone passing by noticed a window broken out of Great State Auction and called Police.  The owner was notified and met with Police at the business.  A rock apparently was thrown through a front glass causing damage, but nothing was missing from inside the building.  There is no word on suspects.

Wednesday
Oct112017

Giving Blood Helps Cancer Patients

You may know that breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, but did you know giving blood is a way to support those fighting cancer? During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the American Red Cross is encouraging the community to give blood for cancer patients and others who depend on transfusions.  Upcoming blood drives in WilkesIn Wilkesboro 10/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Cross Roads Harley-Davidson Wilkesboro, 1921 US Hwy 421.  In North Wilkesboro 10/26/2017  2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Baptist Home Church, 2367 Sparta Road and 10/27/2017  2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars  Post 1142 at 802 Beech Street.  

Wednesday
Oct112017

Baptist Medical Gets Grants to Study Kidney Transplants

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two five-year grants to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worth more than $5 million to prospectively study the effects of a genetic variation in organ donors that appears to contribute to survival of kidneys after transplantation. Kidneys transplanted from deceased African-American donors fail more rapidly compared to kidneys transplanted from deceased European- American donors. Reasons for this are unknown. Thus, the grants for the study at Baptist. UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center is also participating in this study.

Tuesday
Oct102017

House Fire Fatality in Wilkes

Today, at approximately 1:58 pm the Wilkes County Communications Center received a call regarding a structure fire with possible entrapment at 134 Camp Branch Road in the Hays Community.  Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched along with Emergency Medical Service.  Firefighters arrived minutes later to find the home on fire.  Jason Lee Mahaffey w/m 38 years old was located, deceased, in the upstairs section of the home.  Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office personnel are on the scene along with the State Bureau of Investigation.  Investigators are attempting to determine an origin and cause of the fire.  The investigation continues.  No further information to be released at this time.  

Tuesday
Oct102017

Wilkes Burglary and Shooting

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a burglary and shooting.  Deputies arrived to a house on Greenhorn Road in Roaring River and found 52-year-old Daniel Walters, Sr., suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Walters, who lives at the house in Roaring River, is disabled.  He was shot inside his house near his bedroom.  There were other people in the house when deputies arrived.  Walters was transported to the hospital. The initial report did not give further details.  There is information on a suspect; the investigation is still underway.  

Tuesday
Oct102017

Yes, There Was A Tornado in Wilkes

The National Weather Service has confirmed a EF-1 Tornado touched down in Wilkes Sunday night.  The National Weather Service inspected damage in Wilkes.  Initially, they were unsure if the storm damage Sunday night was a tornado, straight line winds, or other weather event.  The downsized but still destructive Hurricane Nate passing to our west brought on the storms with heavy rain and strong winds.  Trees and power lines were downed in multiple western North Carolina counties including Wilkes. At least one Wilkes fire department was called out to tornado damage in the Summit Road area Sunday evening.  Again, The National Weather Service determined an EF-1 Tornado did hit Wilkes Sunday.