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Friday
Dec152017

Wilkes Drug Roundup

Wilkes County Sheriff's Office arrested 45 people on drug charges after a 2 1/2 month investigation.  According to the Sheriff's Office, pain pills are still the Number 1 drug of choice in Wilkes.  Detective Craig Dancy says Marijuana Wax or Dabs is becoming popular in Wilkes, Marijuana candy is being shipped to Wilkes from California where it's legal, and this roundup included more charges of child endangerment than in the past.  With the 45 arrests on multiple drug related charges--535 pills, 42 grams of cocaine, 1560 grams of marijuana, 20 grams of meth, and 5 grams of heroin were seized.  One meth lab was also found.  Those charged included Luke Everette Warner, who was selling meth, heroin, coke, and pills and who had his small child with him during the drug sells.  Some charged with selling pills included Joseph Ray of Ronda, Debra Triplette, Angel Marley, and Jessica Cornett.  Corin Palmer of Millers Creek was receiving shipments of marijuana candy from California.  All but 6 of the 45 people charged had been arrested as of yesterday.

Friday
Dec152017

County Commissioners Meet Next Week

Wilkes County Commissioners will hold their second meeting of the month on Tuesday, December 19 at 7pm.  A time of public concerns is scheduled for 6:45 Tuesday should anyone sign up to speak.  On the agenda next week:  budget transfers, final audit report, watershed reclassification, and DSS update.  At the first meeting of December, County Commissioners voted Gary D. Blevins in as Chairman and Eddie Settle as Vice Chairman.  Again, the next meeting of Commissioners is Tuesday at 7pm at the County Office Building.

Friday
Dec152017

North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer Update

The Town of North Wilkesboro has received $6,890.00 in donations for the 2017 Christmas Cheer, $1600 short of the $8500 goal.  If anyone would like to donate, they can drop off a check to Town Hall or mail a check to North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer, P O Box 218, North Wilkesboro.  Tyson will be donating chicken for the food boxes, Flowers Bakery will donate milk, PET Dairy will donate milk and Wilkes Ministry of Hope will donate peanut butter. All other items will be purchased from Just Save and apples are purchased from Deal Orchards. The Christmas Cheer Project is for needy families within the city limits of North Wilkesboro.

Friday
Dec152017

EnergyUnited Scholarships for High Schoolers

EnergyUnited has announced a new scholarship program ‘Empowering the Future’ for high school students.  EnergyUnited is offering two $5,000 scholarships to qualified students who plan to attend a college, university or technical school. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must reside or attend school in the EnergyUnited service area, submit two letters of recommendation, respond to two essay questions and complete an application. Applicants must be a student who plans to attend an accredited college, university or a technical school. Applications must be received by email or U.S. mail no later than March 15, 2018. For more information on eligibility or to download an application, visit www.energyunited.com/scholarships.

Friday
Dec152017

State Hwy Patrol Air Team Help in Surry Search

The State Highway Patrol’s aviation unit assisted with the search of a missing Surry County man on Wednesday, December 13.  Local authorities had issued a Silver Alert for Robert Eugene Abeyta, 73, of Pinnacle, who had walked away from his residence around 10 a.m. Rescuers from local and county emergency services began searching for the man in a wooded area near his residence.  Due to anticipated low temperatures and the size of the search area, local authorities requested North Carolina State Highway Patrol aviation unit to assist in the search.  At approximately 1:15 p.m., pilots located Abeyta who had walked nearly a mile from his residence.  The aircrew was able to guide rescuers to Abeyta, who was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Thursday
Dec142017

Arrested for Taking Watch

He pocketed the watch, and Police arrested him.  Wilkesboro Police were called to US Cellular where a white male had been seen by store staff pocketing a Samsung Smart Watch valued at 300 dollars.  Staff attempted to stop the man, but he left the scene.  Wilkesboro Police reviewed surveillance tape and had a lead to an address when they saw him leaving another store.  He was stopped by Police, arrested, and he admitted to taking the watch which was recovered and returned to the store.  Cory Brooks was charged with larceny.

Thursday
Dec142017

Wilkesboro Scrooge

A scrooge stole the Christmas gifts from the vehicle.  Wilkesboro Police were called to the parking lot of a local business.  The victim said his wife put 3 big bags of gifts for the family in his truck.  When he went out at his break, the bags were gone.  Police are reviewing video surveillance.  No word on suspects at this time.  Stolen property was valued over 200 dollars.

Thursday
Dec142017

Wilkes Pregnancy Center Needs a Building

Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center has out-grown their building and are looking for another location.  Your help is needed in praying about and finding a new place for this ministry.  A Pro-Life organization, the Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center is a nonprofit, non-denominational, non-political organization committed to providing care, compassion, information and support to anyone facing an unintended pregnancy. They have been serving Wilkes and surrounding counties since 1996.  They rely 100% on donations with funding received from local churches, businesses, individuals, clubs, and occasional grants.  All services are Free and Confidential.  The Center provides many services including counseling for women and men, men mentoring classes, parenting classes, and abstinence classes in Wilkes County Schools.  Please remember them in your year-end giving and pray about a new facility.

Thursday
Dec142017

WCC Late Registration

Late registration for spring 2018 semester will be held Thursday, January 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Spring semester begins Friday, January 5. Wilkes Community College has four divisions that offer an array of degree, certificate and diploma programs. Information about all programs and the spring curriculum schedule is available at www.wilkescc.edu. For more information, call Wilkes Campus at 336-838-6135; Ashe Campus at 336-846-3900; or Alleghany Center at 336-372-5061.  Wilkes Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System.

Thursday
Dec142017

Carriage Rides in North Wilkesboro

As part of the Christmas season in North Wilkesboro, they have horse drawn carriage rides through Downtown North Wilkesboro December 18-22 starting at 5:00p.m. Free admission, abd no reservations are required. Pick up for the Carriage Rides will be on 10th Street near the Apple Festival Park. This event is made possible by the Town of North Wilkesboro.