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Wednesday
Nov022016

Wilkes Home Break-In

A resident on Pleasant Hill Drive near Elkin called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office concerning a home break-in and theft.  The house was forcibly entered and several things taken.  Stolen property included a Playstation 4 and games, xBox 360, Sony PS3, a gun safe, and some cash.  The stolen items were valued at nearly $1900.  Damages to the door of the home were listed at $225.  There are possible suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday
Nov022016

Caught with Drugs at a Traffic Stop

During a Booze It and Lose It traffic check with several local law enforcement agencies.  A car was stopped that smelled of marijuana.  A search of the car revealed a large amount of marijuana, rolling papers, and over $1500 in cash.  All three males in the vehicle --Aaron Lee Ray, Casey Dylan Holt, and Eder Morales-- were arrested on various drug charges and taken to the Wilkes County Jail.

Wednesday
Nov022016

Last Week to Vote Early

This is the last week for Early / One Stop Voting here in Wilkes. Joan Caudill with the Wilkes Board of Elections says that Early Voting ends Saturday, November 5.  Residents can register and vote at one-stop early voting locations.  You do NOT have to have an ID to vote but you do need an ID to register.  Early voting times in Wilkes at the County Office Building are today (8:30 to 5); Nov 3 & 4 (8:30 to 6:30); and Saturday, Nov 5 (8:30 to 1).  There are four satellite Early Voting locations at Millers Creek Fire Dept, Mulberry-Fairplains Fire Dept, Mtn View Ruritan Building, and Pleasant Hill Fire Dept where Early voting times are today from 10 til 4:30 and November 3 and 4 from 10 til 6.

Wednesday
Nov022016

Hurricane Matthew Flood Survivors Need Housing

Three weeks ago as Hurricane Matthew brushed along North Carolina’s coast, thousands of people fled their homes for safety. Most sought temporary shelter with friends, family or in hotels but approximately 4,000 people sought refuge in one of the 70 shelters opened by emergency management officials in 33 counties. Since then many have returned home to begin the long cleaning, repairing and rebuilding process. Nearly 1,800 families have been temporarily placed in hotel rooms (paid for by FEMA). About 300 storm survivors remain in one of eight shelters that are still open in seven counties. Teams of local, state and federal housing officials are working with each family – those in hotels, as well as those still in shelters – to find safe, secure and sanitary solutions for long-term housing.  

Wednesday
Nov022016

Blue Ridge Energy

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation  and Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, are sharing their new logo as the two companies transition to the single operating name of Blue Ridge Energy. One thing will never change, says Chief Executive Officer Doug Johnson: “It’s important to understand that Blue Ridge Electric will remain a member-owned cooperative—and members retain all their member benefits including capital credits.”  Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, a Touchstone Energy affiliate, serves approximately 73,700 consumers in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and parts of Wilkes, Alexander and Avery counties in North Carolina. Its propane and fuels subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, serves customers in northwest North Carolina and southern Virginia. The companies will transition to their new single brand operating name of Blue Ridge Energy now through April 2017.

Tuesday
Nov012016

Bank Account Accessed by Thief

By the time she noticed a problem, her bank account had already been accessed multiple times.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a fraud case involving a victim from the Hays community.  The victim reported that their bank account was used 27 times Thursday night between 10:22 and 10:30.  The bank and the Sheriff's Office are conducting investigations into this theft.  No suspects were listed.

Tuesday
Nov012016

Theft by Employee

It's being investigated as a theft by employee.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was contacted by B & M Custom Building concerning a theft.  The victim stated that one of his employees has stolen several Makita power tools including a Lithium-ion, cordless, angle drill valued at $14,000.  All of the stolen property is valued at nearly $16,000.  There is a suspect and charges are pending further investigation. 

Tuesday
Nov012016

Wilkesboro Chase Ended with Suspect in Hospital

The NC Hwy Patrol is investigating a chase that ended with the suspect being taken to Baptist.  According to the report, local law enforcement agencies were involved with a traffic check at the Intersection of Hwy 115 and 421.  The driver of a Toyota pickup maneuvered around to avoid stopping.  Immediately, the Hwy Patrol and a Wilkesboro Police Office gave chase.  The truck hit the guardrail on Hwy 421 and then ran from the scene on foot.  Officers gave chase.  They stopped to wait for a K9 Unit.  The dog found the suspect hiding at down an embankment under a culvert pipe.  Officers noticed the man's left leg was broken and call from EMS.  The suspect was transported to Baptist Medical.  The investigation is still underway. 

Tuesday
Nov012016

North Wilkesboro Fire Dept Collecting for Flood Victims

The North Wilkesboro Fire Department is collecting for North Carolina flood victims who weeks after Hurricane Matthew are still struggling to recover.  Assistant Chief Kipi Hamby says they have spoken with Samaritan's Purse about the things that are needed most in the central and eastern part of our state.  So, North Wilkesboro Fire Dept is collecting paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, rubber gloves, and baby diapers size 5 and 6.  They will also accept financial donations.  All donations can be dropped off through November 4 at the North Wilkesboro Fire Dept, Hamby's Pawn, and Ferrell Gas.  

Tuesday
Nov012016

NC Surf to Sound this Weekend

An exciting rematch is shaping up this weekend, Nov. 4-6, for the 2016 men's championship in North Carolina's Surf to Sound Challenge. Surf to Sound is a weekend of family activities, paddle clinics, vendor displays, and races designed to include all skill levels from beginner to professional. Events commence on Friday, Nov. 5 and continue through Sunday, Nov. 6. More than 300 paddlers from Canada and the East Coast are expected to participate. Surf to Sound Challenge is one of the nation's last major gatherings of the paddleboard season.