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The Sheriff's Office is investigating two different thefts of property from under storage sheds. In the first report, a Moravian Falls victim said that 4 pickup wheels and tires were taken from underneath their storage shed. Stolen property is valued at $120. The theft occurred sometime over the weekend. In the second report, a North Wilkesboro property owner told Sheriff's Investigators that a red and white pocket rocket motorcycle valued at 300 dollars was stolen from under their shed. Again, the theft was reported over the weekend. No suspects were given with either report.
It's begins one week from today. With only one week until the start of MerleFest 2017, presented by Window World, the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro is buzzing with activity. Starting next Thursday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., and running through Sunday, April 30, an estimated 75,000 participants will gather at this year’s 30thhomecoming of musicians and music lovers to celebrate the world renowned MerleFest. There will be over 100 artists performing on 13 stages spread across campus. The 30th celebration of MerleFest is a milestone that brings many MerleFest artists back to the festival’s stages for fresh collaborations and special events, such as The Transatlantic Sessions Tour will come to MerleFest. The complete lineup and stage schedules are posted at merlefest.org/lineup and available on the MerleFest mobile app, which includes festival updates in real time.
Charges are pending in a home break-in from the Boomer area. The Sheriff's Office was called after the victim returned home to find a door forced open to her house. Nothing was reported stolen; however, damages are listed at 500 dollars. There was a witness who was able to given Sheriff's Deputies a description of the suspects. Warrants have been obtained and charges are pending.
On Saturday, several homeowners living in the Rock Creek area found that someone had damaged their mailboxes. A line of mailboxes on the Rock Creek Church Road were hit by vandals with damages at about 100 dollars each. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating the vandalism.
Officials at the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union are warning customers not to respond to a text message they may get on their cell phones. Many reported receiving the message recently. Investigators say the message is a "phishing" scam, where someone is trying to get personal information and bank account numbers. They're trying to find out who's behind it and get the phone number shut down. Credit Union officials say no bank or credit union would ever ask for personal information - especially in an email or text message.
Governor Roy Cooper met with Robeson County leaders last week to urge progress in programs that help families and communities recover from Hurricane Matthew; he also toured several locations impacted by the storm. Also last week, the Governor announced a request to Congress for nearly $1 billion in additional funding to address the $4.8 billion in damages identified in the 50 disaster-declared counties. Cooper met with local government, tribal and school leaders. Robeson County suffered significant damage from the storm, which brought record-setting rainfall to much of central and eastern North Carolina Oct. 8-9. Collaborations between state, federal and local partners, with support from corporations and volunteers, are helping the community recover.
Charge of felony hit and run was issued against a Wilkes woman for a hit and run of a DOT worker yesterday afternoon. The DOT worker was on Brushy Mountain Road and was exiting his vehicle when he was hit by a green Toyota car driven by an elderly woman. The DOT worker was seriously injured and taken to Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The incident happened just before 2pm. About 2 hours later, the woman was found by the NC Highway Patrol and identified as Hazel Blevins, age 78, of Moravian Falls. Blevins was arrested at her home and charged with felony hit and run.
The car was taken from their other house. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called about a stolen vehicle from the Traphill area. The victim reported that their silver Chevy Aveo which was parked at their secondary residence had been stolen. The vehicle is valued at $4000. No suspects were listed with the report.