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Friday
Apr282017

Apartment Damaged Twice in Two Days

The same apartment was damaged twice in 2 days.  Wilkesboro Police are investigating damages to property at an apartment on Industrial Park Road.  Wednesday, the victim returned home to find the window A/C unit pushed into the apartment and some property from the back porch thrown into the woods.  Nothing was reported stolen.  Then Thursday, the same victim returned to his apartment to find a window broken out.  Damages are estimated at $600.  There are suspects and charges are pending.

Friday
Apr282017

Shoplifting and Drug Charges

Two women were taken to the Wilkes County Jail after being caught shoplifting and with drugs.  Wilkesboro Police were called to Walmart to question two white females who were being detained.  Store staff observed the two putting several items of clothing into a pocketbook and attempt to leave without paying.  Stolen property valued at 223 dollars was recovered and returned to the store.  While Police were searching the women, some drugs were found.  Both Crystal Gough of Hudson and Brandy Edwards of Winston-Salem were charged with larceny and drug violations.

Friday
Apr282017

Wilkes Lawyer's License Suspended

A Wilkes Lawyer's License has been suspended for 5 years. The N.C. Bar Association has suspended the license of Attorney R. Tyson “Ty” Ferrell, who has practiced law in Wilkes County for many years.  Ferrell pled guilty in Wilkes Superior Court earlier this month to 15 misdemeanor counts of failure to withhold state tax. He was sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail, suspended 60 months with two years of supervised probation and three years of unsupervised probation.  Ferrell was also ordered to pay his taxes to the N.C. Department of Revenue. 

Friday
Apr282017

Deer Numbers in NC Decreasing

Deer numbers are decreasing in NC. During the 2016-2017 hunting season, hunters across the state reported harvesting about150,000 deer, a 7.8 percent decrease from the previous season. The amount of deer harvested was 11.2 percent below the 10-year average. The survey showed that harvests declined across all districts. “We have observed declining trends in harvest and deer numbers in some parts of the state.” said Jonathan Shaw, deer biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Causes for deer declines includeDoe harvest opportunities have increased over the years, which could lead to declines in deer numbers; Disease Outbreaks in 2012 and in 2014; The quality of habitat may be in decline due to land use practices; and Predators – Coyotes and other predators have increased in numbers over the last two decades.  Possible solutions include promoting hunting and trapping of coyotes, habitat improvement, and doe harvest management.

Friday
Apr282017

Flags at Half Staff to Honor Prison Official Killed This Week

A sergeant at a state prison in eastern North Carolina has died after being attacked by an inmate, state officials say. Gov. Roy Cooper Thursday ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in tribute to Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan, who was killed  Wednesday  while at work at Bertie Correctional Institution. Inmate Craig Wissink, who has been serving a life sentence for murder since 2004, is suspected of attacking Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan at Bertie Correctional Institution Wednesday evening, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Housing 1,500 inmates, the prison is near the coast. Callahan, 29, had been with the department since January 2012. Flags should be returned to full staff at sunset on Friday

Thursday
Apr272017

Merlefest 2017 Begins Today

The Shoppes at Merlefest, Little Pickers Family Area, Jam Camp, Acoustic Kids Showcase, and 13 stages of musicians are just some of the events planned at the 2017 Merlefest which begins today.  For complete listing of events, schedules, and ticket information, visit www.merlefest.org.  This is the 30th Annniversary of Merlefest held annually on the campus of WCC as a fundraiser.

Thursday
Apr272017

Rental Car Stolen

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a car theft from Country Square Drive.  The victim reported that someone took her rental car.  The 2016 Nissan Versa valued at 15,000 dollars was taken along with her pocketbook, cash, and cell phone.  There is a suspect in this theft, and charges are pending further investigation.

Thursday
Apr272017

Delivered Fed-Ex Package Stolen

The tires were delivered by Fed-Ex but stolen after delivery.  The victim lives on Cherry Grove Road in Moravian Falls.  Fed-Ex says the  Kenda Klever MT 265 75 R 16 tires were delivered and left beside the driveway.  However, they were gone by the time the victim returned home.  Stolen tires are valued at 380 dollars.  There are no suspects at this time.

Thursday
Apr272017

County Commissioners' Divided Vote

Three County Commissioners voted for and two against a Resolution concerning the Raw Water Intake Project.  The Resolution stated that the County would initially pay for the Redesign Contract of the Project with the understanding that the towns of Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro would reimburse them.  Gary Blevins and David Gambill said they were for the Raw Water Intake Project but did not approve of this Resolution.  Eddie Settle said he thought this would keep the project moving forward and joined Keith Elmore and Chairman Greg Minton in voting for the Resolution.  Town of Wilkesboro representatives were there and Mayor Mike Inscore said that Wilkesboro was ready and prepared to move forward with the Raw Water Intake.

Thursday
Apr272017

Stolen Kayaks and Fishing Equipment

A couple of kayaks and fishing equipment were stolen this week in North Wilkesboro.  A resident on Rock Creek Road reported that someone stole two Sundolphin Kayaks and a bag of fishing equipment.  Stolen property is valued at 1200 dollars.  No suspects were listed with the report.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.