It was a breaking and entering in progress. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a break-in in progress at a home in Ronda. When Deputies arrived, the homeowners told them that the suspect was gone. Apparently, the victims were alerted that someone was going on when they heard their dogs barking. The victims were at the home of a neighbor at the time of the incident. When they looked out, they saw the suspects leaving the scene. The thieves entered through a broken window but did not steal anything. The victims did get a description of the suspects' car and arrests are pending.
What is it they say: if it isn't tied down, they will steal it... The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a Moravian Falls residence this week regarding a theft from their home. There was no break-in and nothing inside the house was reported stolen. However, someone did steal a hand-crank corn-sheller from the carport of the victim. The antique piece was valued at 250 dollars. There is no word on suspects.
Slick, snow-covered roads remain in some areas and many secondary roads. Black ice concerns continue today. Between midnight and 11 a.m yesterday, the State Highway Patrol responded to about 600 service calls in central and eastern North Carolina. Patrol officials said that call volume is typical and the calls were mostly weather-related. Troopers answered more than 2,500 service calls Tuesday and Wednesday, which included collisions, stranded motorists and abandoned vehicles. That number of service calls was about 20 percent higher than normal. “Unless it is absolutely necessary to be out, stay off the roads,” Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry advised. "Most of the state has had some combination of sleet, freezing rain and/or snow and with below freezing temperatures, we’re expecting those icy road conditions to continue into Thursday.”
HR 7 passed the House this week on a bipartisan 227-188 vote. Tuesday, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) applauded passage of HR 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Congresswoman Foxx delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House as the bill was being considered: “Before liberty, equality, free speech, freedom of conscience, the pursuit of happiness and justice for all, there has to be life. And yet, for millions of aborted infants – many pain-capable and many discriminated against because of gender or disability – life is exactly what they have been denied. One day, we hope it will be different." Foxx also said, "HR 7 is a common-sense measure which restores an important, longstanding, bipartisan agreement protecting the unborn and preventing taxpayers from being forced to finance thousands of elective abortions." Congresswoman Foxx concluded by saying, "It reflects the will of the American people and is the product of what has historically been a bipartisan, bicameral consensus in Congress.”
US Air Force planes based in North Carolina were involved in a fly-over of the US Capitol one week ago today. Four F-15Es from the 336th Fighter Squadron conducted a missing man formation flyover during a funeral in honor of retired Brig. Gen. Robinson Risner, Jan. 23, at Arlington National Cemetery. Risner is a former member of the 336th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, currently known as the 336th FS. According to Capt. Reid Thomas, a 336th FS pilot and flyover participant, Risner is an Air Force hero on many levels, having served courageously in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Again, US Air Force planes based at Seymour Johnson were involved in honoring the General's funeral last week.
Wilkes County Schools Closed Thursday; It is an optional teacher workday
Millers Creek Christian School Closed Tomorrow
Wilkes Community College day and evening classes-cancelled
Hinshaw Street Bapt- No services
Maple Grove Baptist Church-- No services
Bethany Baptist on the Brushies--No services tonight
No Services tonight at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church due to a death in the church family
All Wednesday evening services have been canceled for Baptist Home Church
Liberty Grove Baptist Church- no services tonight
Northside Bapist Church on Odell St--no services
Fairplains Baptist Church -- no services
Round Mountain Baptist Church no evening services
Victory Baptist Church no services
Wilkesboro Baptist will have no evening activities
Rock Creek Baptist no services
Friendly Grove Baptist Church no evening services
Full Gospel Mission- No Service
Haymeadow Baptist Church- No Service
Dehart Baptist Church- No Services
White Oak Baptist Church (Millers Creek)- No Services
Antioch Baptist Church (Wilkesboro) - No Services
Calvary Baptist Church- No Services
Flint Hill Baptist Church
Oakwood's Baptist Church- No Services
First Baptist Church - Main Street North Wilkesboro - No Services
Boiling Springs Baptist Church
Mountain View Baptist Church
Mountain Valley Baptist Church- Mountain Valley Church Rd - No Services
Oak Forest Baptist Church- No Services
Cricket Baptist Church- No Services
Oak Grove Baptist (North Wilkesboro)- No Services
Zion Hill Baptist Church- No Services
Second Baptist Church
Gordon Baptist Church
Pleasant Valley Baptist
New Hope Baptist Church ( Brushy)- No Services
Faith Harvest Ministries ( Speedway Rd)- No Services
Pineview Baptist Church--no services
Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist--no services
Millers Creek Baptist--no services
Beulah Land Baptist of Roaring River--no services
Welcome Home Baptist of North Wilkesboro--no services
Faith Baptist of Millers Creek--no services
Unity Missionary Baptist Church--no services
Middle Cross Baptist --no services
The Highway Patrol responded to two separate weather related traffic fatalities in Surry County.
At approximately 1:24 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle collision on Poplar Springs Road near Elkin, NC. The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, identified as Angela C. Blackburn, 44 of Elkin, was traveling south on Poplar Spring Road when she lost control on a snow/ice covered roadway. The vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, traveled onto the shoulder, down an embankment where it struck a tree, killing the front right seat passenger. The passenger has been identified as Jean S. Conley, 68, of Elkin. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and weather was the contributing factor for the collision. Alcohol was not a factor. Charges are pending in this case.
At approximately 1:16 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle collision on NC104, 2 miles north of Mounty Airy. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Dodge minivan, driven by Jamie C. Sutton, 37, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia was traveling on NC104. The vehicle lost control in a curve and crossed the center line, striking a 1991Toyota pick-up truck, driven by Robert J. Woodson, 32, of Mount Airy. As a result of the collision, the front right passenger of the Dodge minivan, identified as Joyce M. McDaniel, 37, of Meadows Dan, Virginia, was killed. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that weather was the contributing factor for the collision. Alcohol was not a factor. Charges are pending in this case.
Over 800 dollars in hand tools were stolen from a home being remodeled on James Street. Wilkesboro Police were called to the job site this week regarding a break-in. The victim found that someone had forced their way in through a sliding door. The house and re-modeling materials had been gone through with some tools being left behind and 8 hand and power tools being stolen. Again stolen tools were estimated at 800 dollars. Neighbors were questioned but did not see anyone around the house. There are no suspects.
The Wilkesboro Police starting receiving reports last week of funny money in Wilkes that involved fake 20's. This week it's still fake cash but the bill has changed. Wilkesboro Police were called to the BB& T Bank in reference to counterfeit currency. The phony 10-dollar-bill was found inside the night deposits. They were unsure from which business the fake 10 was received. Police seized the counterfeit bill as evidence.
Somehow someone got in and took the cash. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in cash from a home on the Fishing Creek Arbor Road. The homeowners reported that they discovered 5000 dollars in cash missing. No other property inside the home was taken. There were no signs of forced entry to the home and there are no suspects at this time.