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Monday
Feb192018

Flu Activity Still Widespread in NC

With flu activity in North Carolina remaining widespread, state health officials are continuing to encourage North Carolinians to get vaccinated. Interim estimates of vaccine effectiveness released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the vaccine is approximately 36 percent effective this season and 59 percent effective for children 6 months to 8 years old. Even though the vaccine doesn’t prevent all flu infections, it has been shown to protect people at higher risk of complications, like older adults, young children, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. It can also make the illness milder.  So far, there have been 165 flu-associated deaths reported to the Division of Public Health this flu season. Of those, 118 have been people 65 and older.  People who think they have the flu should contact their doctor right away to see if they need treatment with a prescription antiviral drug such as Tamiflu. Early treatment with an antiviral drug can help prevent flu infections from becoming more serious.  And Wilkes Health Director Ann Absher advises to not be out and about if sick.  AIR

Monday
Feb192018

Wilkes County Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Wilkes County Hall of Fame (WCHOF) Governing Board would like to announce the fifth class of inductees.  The ten inductees were chosen from over sixty-four nominees.  The 5th Annual WCHOF Induction/Gala will be May 24, 2018 in the Stone Family Center for Performing Arts where Wilkes County Hall of Fame permanent display is located (Wilkes County Schools Administrative Offices in The Stone Family Center for Performing Arts) at 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro).  The Class of 2018 Wilkes County Hall of Fame Inductees are:  Dr. Keith Bentley, Coleen Triplett Bush, Lady Sara Lou Harris Carter, Deneen Zezell Graham-Kerns, Johnson Jay Hayes, Dr. James (Jim) A. Richardson, Nikeard Bruce Smithey, Lincoln Sydnor Spainhour, Phillip (Phil) Gerald Stevens, and John Alexander Walker.

Monday
Feb192018

Sentenced for Accessory to Murder

A Wilkes County has been in jail awaiting trial for accessory to murder.  Last week, April Dawn Pack was sentenced in Wilkes Superior Court to being an accessory to the April 10, 2013, killing of a handicapped next-door neighbor on Byrd Ridge Road.  Pack pled guilty last fall to being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder in the death of Richard Baxter Davenport Jr., whose throat was slashed with a knife.  Superior Court Judge Michael D. Duncan sentenced Pack to not less than five years and six months nor more than seven years and eight months in prison.  She will be given credit for time already served in the Wilkes County Jail and will only have to serve 10 more months in prison before her release.

Monday
Feb192018

Lunch Buddy and Friends of Youth Training

Lunch Buddy and Friends of Youth Message: There will be a mentoring training day for Communities In Schools on February 22. Lunch Buddies will be trained at 10:00 and 2:00, this training session takes about an hour. The Friends of Youth training session is at 5:00 and lasts an hour and a half. All trainings take place at the Communities In Schools offices located in the Wilkes County Schools administration building (613 Cherry St., N. Wilkesboro). For more information please contact Jettie Walker or Tiger Posey, 336-651-7830.

 

Monday
Feb192018

NC Escaped Inmate Was Recaptured

A Caledonia Correctional Institution minimum custody inmate who left his outside work assignment on Thursday was captured early Friday morning.  Clayton Campbell (#1454355) was captured in Rocky Mount by the DPS Prisons Emergency Response Team and local law enforcement at 12:08 a.m. without incident.  Campbell, 24, now faces escape charges. He will be demoted from the minimum custody facility at Caledonia to one of the state’s higher security facilities.  Campbell was convicted of identity fraud and theft in May 2015 and was scheduled for release this October. 

Monday
Feb192018

Eastern Music Festival of NC

The deadline for Eastern Music Festival’s young artist piano program is Feb. 21, and full and partial scholarships are available. This intense and highly individualized five-week program accepts up to 20 qualified piano students each year and features formal instruction through private lessons, master classes, chamber music studies and a variety of classes  Young artists also compete in the Festival's annual Concerto Competition, perform weekly recitals, and enjoy the company of over 225 musicians from around the world.  More information at www.EasternMusicFestival.org

Thursday
Feb152018

Wilkesboro Police Looking for Armed Robber

Wilkesboro Police responded to an armed robbery at the Run In on Oakwoods Road just before 5am today.  Store staff told Police an Hispanic male came in and asked for change for a hundred dollar bill.  When the clerk counted out the 5 20’s, the Hispanic male laid a gun on the counter, took the money and the gun, and then left.  There is video surveillance of the man and the getaway vehicle.  Police are currently looking for a white 2000’s model Acura.  

Thursday
Feb152018

Armed Robber in Hays This Morning

Also this morning, there was a robbery at the Dollar in Hays. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a black male wearing a black and camouflage jacket and black ball cap entered the store and was observed putting an unknown item in his pocket.  He made his way to the front door bypassing the register, and when confronted by store personnel, he physically assaulted them…no weapon was used or seen.  The subject left the store walking toward Mtn. View School which was contacted by County Communications and as a precaution the school went into lock down. The suspect either got a ride from someone near the intersection of Mtn. View Rd or had an accomplice waiting on him there and left the area traveling Traphill Rd. towards Yellow Banks Rd. in a silver hatchback passenger car.

Thursday
Feb152018

Baptist Medical Athletic Trainers to Wilkes High Schools

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with Wilkes County Schools and Lexington City Schools to provide certified athletic trainers (ATCs) at high schools in both school districts.  As outlined in both agreements, the ATCs will be employed by Wake Forest Baptist, with one assigned to Lexington Senior High School and four others assigned to the four public high schools in Wilkes County that have athletic programs: East Wilkes, North Wilkes, West Wilkes and Wilkes Central.  “We are so excited about what this means for our school system and our student athletes,” said Chris Skabo, director of athletics and healthful living for Wilkes County Schools. “We want people to associate our school system with excellence, and we feel this relationship with Wake Forest Baptist helps us with that mission.”  The initial agreement will run through June 30, 2020.

Thursday
Feb152018

Thief Left in a Box Truck

He just walked out the door with nearly $500 in property.  Wilkesboro Police were called to Walmart regarding a theft.  Video surveillance shows a white male wearing a ball cap and black hoodie enter the store.  He takes an air compressor and a stand mixer and exits the store.  The stolen property was loaded into a Penske Rental Box Truck that was parked in an adjoining parking lot.  Police are running the tag on the truck and trying to identify the thief; the investigation is continuing.