It's coming this tomorrow--Saturday. Apples, apples, apples....The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is not just this club's largest fundraiser, but has become a one of Wilkes County's biggest fundraisers. Over 100 civic, church and other non-profit organizations participate in the festival. The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in Downtown North Wilkesboro is this Saturday, October 1 rain or shine.
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The stolen equipment was valued over $3000. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office received a report this week of a stolen Bomag Compactor often used in landscaping. The compactor, valued at $3145, was taken from a storage building on the victim's property in North Wilkesboro. No suspects were listed with the report. Nothing else from the storage building was taken.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is holding their 139th Basic Patrol School graduation today, Friday, September 30th at 10 a.m. This graduation today ends 29 weeks of extensive academic and physical training through the State Hwy Patrol Academy. The ceremony will be held at the Colonial Baptist Church in Cary. One of those NC State Hwy Patrol Graduates today is from Alexander County and will be stationed here in Wilkes.
The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating another local case of Identity Theft. The victim reported that there has been an attempt to open two fraudulent accounts using her personal information. Both attempts to set up the fake accounts were with the Charles Schwab Company online. The accounts were flagged as possible frauds and the victim was contacted. It is unknown at this time how someone obtained the victim's personal information or who is attempting the ID Theft.
MerleFest will begin accepting entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest beginning October 1. Aspiring songwriters may submit entries to the contest using the online entry form or by mail. The deadline to enter will be February 1, 2017. Early birds take note: During the month of October and November, all entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (CASC) will receive an early entry discount price of $25 per entry. Submissions received in December and January will require a $30 fee per entry. To read more about the contest rules and how to enter, visit http://merlefest.org.
As National Preparedness Month comes to an end, Wilkes County Health Department reminds Wilkes County citizens that continuing to be aware and be prepared throughout the year is very important. The best way to be prepared for the upcoming flu season is to get a flu vaccine. Also, here are some simple things you can do to help prevent the spread of germs: Wash your hands thoroughly and often; If you are sick stay home to prevent others from catching your illness; Cover your mouth and nose completely when sneezing or coughing; and Avoid touching unwashed hands to your mouth, eyes or nose. Call Wilkes County Health Department at 336-651-7450 to schedule an appointment to get your flu vaccine.
Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., this week voted to delay the Department of Labor’s controversial overtime rule for six months. “All too often the executive branch enacts policies that sound wonderful but impose unintended consequences and burdens that make the lives of hardworking Americans more difficult,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. Foxx also stated, “This regulation will require companies to reclassify a significant portion of their workforce, eliminating flexibility in work times, bonus compensation and opportunities to advance." Foxx added, "It will also impose significant compliance costs that will only serve to further bury job creators under red tape. While members of both political parties want to see all Americans earn more, we cannot ignore the financial consequences of this rule.” House and Senate leaders introduced legislation earlier this year to require the department to pursue a more balanced and responsible approach to updating federal overtime rules.
They came in by way of the air conditioner. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called this week to investigate a home break-in on the Walt Brewer Road. An air condition unit in a back window of the home had been pushed in, so thieves could get inside the house. A Toshiba flat screen TV, food, and 4 Cooper tires and wheels were taken. Stolen property is valued over $1100. No suspects were given with the report. It is believed the theft happened during the overnight hour while the victim was at work.
The man caused 900 dollars in damages. According to a Wilkesboro man, someone came onto a Pads Road property where they broke out a window on a 2000 Ford Mustang. Sheriff's Deputies do have the name of a suspect and charges are pending an arrest. The reason for the vandalism was not given with the report.
The Wilkes Literacy event is today. This week is national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. About 15 percent of Wilkes County residents lack basic literacy skills which equates to about 1 out of every 7 people in the county. Locally, people can get help through Wilkes Literacy. Executive Director Dennis Johnson explains...AIR. Tonight from 5 til 7, anyone interested in becoming a volunteer, improving reading or writing skills, or just learning about Wilkes Literacy Programs is invited to their office at 374 Lincoln Heights Road in Wilkesboro.