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Wednesday
Nov222017

Local Ministries' Meals for Those in Need on Thanksgiving

There is a way for those in need to get a Thanksgiving meal thanks to 3 local Wilkes ministries.  City of Refuge Community Church will hold its fifth annual “Gathering” Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wilkesboro Civic Center on School Street. Reservations are recommended, but not required, and can be made by calling 336-244-8273.The Gathering is a free event offering an all-you-can eat Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. His Light Ministries, on Curtis Bridge Road in Wilkesboro, will serve free Thanksgiving meals on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Call HIS Light for more information at 336-984-7930. And, First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro will once again be providing 800 Thanksgiving meals to Wilkes residents on Thursday

Wednesday
Nov222017

Taken Off Truck

It was stolen during the overnight hours.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called concerning the theft.  The victim reported that a pressure washer was removed from his truck that was parked outside his apartment on Statesville Road.  The pressure washer was the property of A & J Rental and was valued at $3000.  No suspects were listed with the report.

Wednesday
Nov222017

Burglary in Wilkes

About $400 in property was taken in a burglary on Armstrong Road.  It appears the thief entered through the garage.  A Samsung TV cord, electric heater, makeup and makeup bag were stolen.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft.  There is no word on suspects.

Wednesday
Nov222017

Thieves in Old Truck

Wilkesboro Police were called the Tractor Supply regarding a theft.  Store staff found an anti-theft device that had been removed from some CarHartt clothing.  The suspects are described at 2 white males, one in his 30's and the other in his 50's.  The two left in a beat up, white extended cab pickup.  Stolen property was valued at 50 dollars.  Police are reviewing surveillance video to identify the suspect.  Charges are pending.

Wednesday
Nov222017

North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer Project Update

Donations continue to come in.  A total of $4,810.00 in donations have been collected for the 2017 North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer Project; the project cost will be somewhere around $8,500.  The Town has sponsored the Christmas Cheer Project for families for many years. Names of elderly and needy families who live in the North Wilkesboro city limits are collected and reviewed in the Clerk’s Office. Donations may be dropped off at Town Hall or mailed. Checks should be made payable to the North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer Fund and mailed to P O Box 218, North Wilkesboro, NC  28659. Cheer Boxes will be delivered on Friday, December 22, 2017 and recipients must be at home at the time of delivery or the food box will not be left as it contains perishable food items.  

Wednesday
Nov222017

WCC Business Seminars

The Wilkes Community College Small Business Center has a variety of seminars scheduled for November that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses. These seminars are offered at no charge to participants; however, attendees must pre-register . Beginning Blogging for Businesses – November 28, 2017, 12-1:30 p.m. – Ashe Campus. How to Find Customers (Market Research)– November 30, 2017, 6-9 p.m. – Wilkes Campus, Beacon Hall. Visit www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75570 to pre-register for seminars or call WCC at 336-838-6166 

Wednesday
Nov222017

NC HP on I-40 Every 20 Miles

In partnership with other states and in direct support of the ‘Vision Zero’ philosophy, the NC State Hwy Patrol will once again be participating in the I-40 Thanksgiving Challenge.  Law enforcement agencies from eight states, including North Carolina, teamed up last Thanksgiving to push for a zero fatality rate along the 2,555 miles of I-40. Last year, North Carolina experienced zero fatalities on I-40 during the 2-day campaign. This initiative involves stationing Troopers every 20 miles on I-40 for the most heavily traveled periods during the Thanksgiving holiday.  The operation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017 to hopefully create a safe driving environment and save lives.   

Tuesday
Nov212017

Stolen Cars in Wilkes

Stolen cars seems to be the theme of the week last week.  Wilkesboro Police were called concerning a theft a the Lowes Motel.  A Dodge Stratus valued at $2500 was stolen during the overnight hours Wednesday.  Police are reviewing video surveillance.  No suspects at this time.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is also investigating a couple of vehicle thefts from the weekend. A car was stolen from a Ferguson residence.  The victim reported that their Honda CRV valued at 3000 dollars was taken from Ottie Allen Road.  The second victim reported that their Saturn SL valued at 1500dollars was taken from a Statesville Road location.  Both thefts were discovered Friday afternoon.  No word on suspects at this time.

Tuesday
Nov212017

Thousands of Dollars in Batteries Stolen

A local business has reported a break-in and theft.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called concerning a break-in and theft at the Carolina West Wireless cell tower location on Laurel Mtn Road.  The business reported 12 batteries stolen including 4 Interstate batteries and 8 Northstar batteries.  Stolen property is estimated at $4200.  Carolina West Wireless also reported a battery theft from their Winkler Mill Road location.  Four batteries valued at $1400 were stolen there.  No suspects were listed.

Tuesday
Nov212017

Merlefest Line-Up Includes Kris Kristofferson

Three-time Grammy winner Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Robert Earl Keen and Balsam Range are part of a lineup of over 75 artists coming to MerleFest 2018 on April 26-29 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro Additional performers for MerleFest 2018 will be announced in coming months. The lineup and performance schedule is at www.MerleFest.org/lineup. Tickets went on sale Tuesday and may be purchased at www.MerleFest.org or by calling 1-800-343-7857.