A traffic stop led to drug charges in Wilkesboro. An officer observed a car on Curtis Bridge Road without a registration plate. The car was pulled and the officer saw a gun in the backseat. All the occupants of the car was questioned and the car searched. Officers found drugs including heroin, meth and drug paraphernalia. Freddie Lewis, Jr. of Boomer was arrested and charged with felony counts of possession and trafficking of heroin and possession of meth. Two others in the car were arrested on outstanding warrants.
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The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft from a home in North Wilkesboro. The house is on Tindall Street. Someone entered the house to steal an RCA TV and xBox 360 gaming system. Stolen property is listed at 450 dollars. There is no word on suspects at this time.
Wilkes County Schools Pre-K Classes are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. If your child will be 4 years old on or before August 31, then please call the school in your district and provide initial contact information. Families will be mailed a screening invitation with an appointment time to attend. Screenings will take place at each elementary school March 1 through April 12. For questions, call Wilkes County Schools at 336-667-1121.
Last week, Wilkesboro Girl Scouts donated Girl Scout Cookies to the officers of the North Wilkesboro Police Department. The cookies were delivered by Scout Amanda Rose. Accepting the donation was Police Telecommunicator, Deana Jones. Ms. Rose also donated stuffed animals from the Girl Scouts to be given out by officers.
The Carolina Farm Credit Calendar Photo Contest is underway at CarolinaFarmCredit.com. Members, employees, and friends of Carolina Farm Credit can submit photos via the website until May 31, 2017. The top three winners will receive cash prizes and will be featured in the 2018 Carolina Farm Credit photo calendar. See the Carolina Farm Credit website for a complete list of contest rules. Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members in NC. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in several western NC areas including in the Town of Wilkesboro.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the schedule for the 40th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments (YHEST). More than 4,000 students will compete in events in March including shotgun, archery, rifle, orienteering and a written hunting skills exam. Competition is conducted on senior (high school) and junior (middle and elementary schools) divisional levels, with team and individual awards. Home-schooled students and teams representing 4-H or FFA also can compete. For more information about the Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament, go to www.ncwildlife.org
This month, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to the Turkish President seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been unjustly detained in Turkey since October and denied regular and appropriate access to legal counsel and American consular services. Pastor Andrew Brunson is a Presbyterian pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, and has dedicated 23 years to Christian missionary work in Turkey until he applied for residency and was arrested last year. NC and 76 other Congressional members are asking for the NC Pastor's release from prison in Turkey.
The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office is investigating the whereabouts of two juveniles. On August 22, 2016, Ethan Burns was reported missing from his foster home on Mulberry Mill Road. Ethan is believed to be a runaway still in Wilkes. He is 16, 5'8", 180 lbs, has blond hair, and blue eyes. Then on February 16, Stephanie Belt was reported missing from her home on Germantown Road. Stephanie left her residence to get on the school bus nut never made it to the bus stop. She is 5'5", 100 lbs, with wavy blondish brown hair, and blue eyes. It is believed that Ethan and Stephanie may be together. The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office asks if anyone sees or know the whereabouts of Stephanie Belt or Ethan Burns, to call the Sheriff's Office at 336-903-7600 or call 911.
To protect the health of patients, their loved ones and the medical staff, as of 7 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 24, Wilkes Regional Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have implemented temporary visitor restrictions that will remain in effect through the remainder of the flu season. Effective today at Wilkes Regional and Baptist Medical, children age 12 and under may not visit patients. Exceptions for extreme family circumstances may be allowed, but parents or guardians need to get permission from the patient’s nurse. Only healthy adult visitors and healthy family members age 13 and older are permitted to visit patients. Also, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin issued the same measures on Tuesday with only healthy family members age 13 and older are allowed to visit. The restrictions are until further notice.
Duke Energy has issued an alert concerning an ongoing scam in our area. If you receive a call from someone posing as Duke Energy employee who threatens to cut power unless you provide a credit or prepaid debit card number over the phone--it's a scam. Do not give out any card numbers over the phone. If you have questions, you can visit their website, Facebook page, or call a local Duke Energy Office.