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Tuesday
May242016

State Unemployment Rate Decreases

The numbers are showing a decrease in the state's The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. North Carolina’s April 2016 unemployment rate was 0.4 of a percentage point lower than a year ago.  The number of people employed increased 20,245 over the month to 4.6 million. The number of people unemployed decreased 1,357 over the month. The next unemployment update is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016 when the county unemployment rates for April 2016 will be released.

Tuesday
May242016

Traveling NC Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day holiday, which is set aside to honor deceased men and women from the Armed Forces, is expected to be a busy one. The holiday weekend officially begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, and ends at midnight, Monday, May 30.  North Carolina is an ideal travel destination, ranking in the top 10 most visited states for domestic travel.  Nothing compares to what North Carolina has to offer – natural scenic beauty, rich history and culture, vibrant cities, quaint small towns and its central East Coast location.  This means that more people will be on our highways, increasing the chance of traffic crashes.  Trooper will increase patrols on all interstates and major four-lane highways during the holiday weekend with the hopes of saving lives. "As Memorial Day approaches, traffic will increase throughout North Carolina. We want to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend," said Colonel Bill Grey, Highway Patrol Commander. "Please fasten your seatbelts, obey the speed limit and don’t drink and drive. The choices you make can be difference between life and death.” Citizens may report crashes, impaired drivers, stranded motorists or other highway situations to the Highway Patrol by dialing * HP (*47) on their cellular telephones

Tuesday
May242016

Be Careful Driving Over Memorial Day Weekend

The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.  The holiday officially kicks off the summer vacation season in North Carolina.  Last year, the Highway Patrol investigated 263 fatal collisions and over 9,047 injury collisions during the summer months.  The Memorial Day holiday, which is set aside to honor deceased men and women from the Armed Forces, is expected to be a busy one. The holiday weekend officially begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, and ends at midnight, Monday, May 30.  Last year the Highway Patrol investigated 7 fatal collisions and over 342 injury related collisions during the Memorial Day weekend. Citizens may report crashes, impaired drivers, stranded motorists or other highway situations to the Highway Patrol by dialing * HP (*47) on their cellular telephones.  This is a toll free call that connects the caller to the nearest Highway Patrol communications center.

Monday
May232016

One Airlifted from AM Wreck

A woman was airlifted following a wreck in Traphill this morning.  According to Trooper Dean of the NC Hwy Patrol, a woman was traveling in the northbound lane of Traphill Road when she was hit head on by another vehicle that went left of center.  The woman was airlifted to Baptist Medical Center with critical injuries.  The two white males in the vehicle that went left of center were taken to WRMC where they were treated for their injuries and released.  Names are not being released until family members are notified. Trooper Dean said that alcohol was not a factor and the reason for the wreck is still under investigation.  Charges are pending.

Monday
May232016

Charged in 2013 Wilkes Murder

A Wilbar man who was charged in connection with the November 8, 2013, stabbing death of another man in North Wilkesboro was sentenced last week in Wilkes Superior Court. Kevin Wayne Snyder, 48, of the Wilbar community pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to no less than 8 years and 5 months with a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison and must serve the lower end of his sentence without parole under state law.

Monday
May232016

Took Clothes and Cologne

On Thursday May 19th Wilkesboro Police Department responded to a Larceny Call at Kohls. LP officers told the Wilkesboro police they watched a women take jewelry and cologne and conceal it in her bag and in her pants pockets. They also stated that the suspect removed 3 anti-theft systems from other items. After searching the woman the Police found drug Paraphernalia. She was arrested and placed under a 5000 dollar secured bond. 

Monday
May232016

Congressional Election on June 7

The Wilkes Board of Elections reminds everyone that we have yet another primary in June here in Wilkes and all of NC.  Absentee voting began last month in 16 congressional primaries across the state after a federal court in February ordered legislators to redraw district lines.  Election day is June 7 and will include a statewide primary for N.C. Supreme Court. The State Board of Elections is encouraging voters to consider participating by mail in what is expected to be a low-turnout election.  The state’s stand-alone congressional primary in 1998 drew only 4% of registered voters. Citing the unexpected nature of the June Primary, members of the State Board ordered counties to carry-forward absentee ballot requests from the March Statewide Primary. County officials are now mailing more than 55,000 ballots, with more requests expected before the civilian deadline on May 31.  For more information, call the Wilkes County Board of Elections at 336-651-7339.

Monday
May232016

Frozen Food Recall

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014. It’s one of the largest food recalls in recent memory, with well over 400 products from CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, Washington, sold under more than 40 different brand names at major retailers like Costco, Target, Trader Joe’s and Safeway. So far, eight people have been sickened by listeria that’s genetically similar to that found in CRF vegetables, and two have died, though listeria was not the primary cause of death. “Unquestionably, this is a lot of product. … It reflects the severity of listeria as an illness, the long duration of illnesses and the outbreak and the long shelf life of the products,” said Matthew Wise, who leads the outbreak response team at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Monday
May232016

Hosting Military at Governor's Mansion

Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted military families at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh to thank veterans, military service members and their families for their service. The event is an annual tradition for Governor and First Lady McCrory. "Honoring and supporting our veterans, active duty military members and military families are among our most important priorities," said Governor McCrory. "These families are the best of North Carolina and understand better than anyone the sacrifices that accompany military service."In attendance were military families from numerous branches and bases including Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Fort Bragg, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson and the North Carolina National Guard. "We want to do everything we can to support our military families and thank them for their service and sacrifice," said First Lady Ann McCrory. "Hosting these families at the Executive Mansion each year is a small way we can show our appreciation and support." 

Thursday
May192016

Wilkes Board of Elections reminds everyone that we have yet another primary in June

The Wilkes Board of Elections reminds everyone that we have yet another primary in June here in Wilkes and all of NC.  Absentee voting began last month in 16 congressional primaries across the state after a federal court in February ordered legislators to redraw district lines.  Election day is June 7 and will include a statewide primary for N.C. Supreme Court. The State Board of Elections is encouraging voters to consider participating by mail in what is expected to be a low-turnout election.  The state’s stand-alone congressional primary in 1998 drew only 4% of registered voters. Citing the unexpected nature of the June Primary, members of the State Board ordered counties to carry-forward absentee ballot requests from the March Statewide Primary. County officials are now mailing more than 55,000 ballots, with more requests expected before the civilian deadline on May 31.  For more information, call the Wilkes County Board of Elections at 336-651-7339.