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Thursday
May202010

Big Cuts Likely Won't Avoid Wilkes Tax Hike

Significant spending cuts, 21 fewer county employees, and still Wilkes commissioners are faced with the need for an 8-cent property tax increase to fund next year's budget. It would be the first property tax hike in nearly a decade, to fund a budget that cuts school spending significantly and makes other large cuts. It's all coming in spite of more than 2-million dollars in cuts to the current year budget. The total proposed county budget is 73-million dollars, about 2-million dollars less than this year's budget. That includes expenditures for the general fund, 911 operations, grants, airport, landfill and fire district tax collections. The lion's share is the general fund budget, where cuts from this year to next total more than 3.5 million dollars. The budget proposal this week is still subject to trims and adjustments by commissioners before final passage.

Wednesday
May192010

WCSD, Local Bank Investigate Attempted Theft

Sheriff's deputies and a local bank are investigating a theft from a customer's account. Officials said that on May 11th the victim's bank stopped a transfer from the victim's account. A sheriff's report indicates that the attempted transfer from Wachovia Bank to Meta Bank in South Dakota. Wachovia officials told the sheriff's department that the suspect used Meta Bank and got the victim's bank routing number and account number and tried to transfer 750 into the South Dakota bank and change the victim's email address. That was unsuccessful and the victim has since safeguarded her account.

Wednesday
May192010

Copper Wire Stolen

There's been a copper wire theft reported in the county. Sheriff's reports indicate that someone took about 400 pounds of copper wire from a property in Ferguson sometime between May 14th and May 17th. Information indicates that the wire, that was coated in white and yellow jacketing, was taken from refurbished chicken houses. The victim told authorities that there are suspects in the case.

Wednesday
May192010

Rally for "Choose Life" Plate Set for May 25

The Carolina Care Pregnancy Care Fellowship has announced the “Why Not NC?” Rally for the Choose Life License Plate on May 25th at 11 a.m. at the main entrance of the Capital Building in Raleigh, NC. The Choose Life license plate is a specialty license plate approved in 24 states that has raised over $12 million dollars to help pregnancy care centers, maternity homes and adoption agencies.

For eight years, the legislation for the choose life place has been denied a vote even though more than 130 other specialty plates have been approved. North Carolina is the only state in the southeast that denies its citizens the opportunity to display a Choose Life license plate. Funds from these plates would be dedicated to pregnancy care centers in North Carolina who are working tireless to offer expectant mothers the support and resources they need.

Tuesday
May182010

Gaming Equipment Stolen From Home

Wilkes County deputies are investigating the theft of an XBox 360 that happened over the weekend. They say Rebecca Anderson told them that not only was the XBox 360 taken, but so was a Grand Theft Auto game, Need for Speed game, a controller for the XBox 360 and a Playstaon 3. She told deputies that she suspects someone she knows took the gaming equipment and that they broke the back door to get in. Anderson told sheriff's deputies that the gaming equipment was all that was taken.

Tuesday
May182010

Man Busted for DWI on Scooter

Sheriff's officials said he was quite drunk as he drove his motor scooter, even though he said he wasn't. Well, if he wasn't, then David Anthony Horton of Wilkesboro wouldn't have ended up in jail last Friday, facing DWI and failure to stop for blue lights and a siren and more. Sheriff's officials say the were responding to a call on Boomer Road on Friday evening when they encountered Horton who had an outstanding warrant for trespassing. As a deputy tried to stop him on the scooter, Horton was weaving, nearly losing control on Walshtown Road. He then got off the scooter, approached the deputy and was subsequently arrested and taken to jail.

Tuesday
May182010

Weekend Crash Kills One

North Carolina Highway Patrol officials have released the name of a man killed in a weekend crash in Wilkes. A crash report lists his name as Bryan Scott Carter of Belmont. The 38-year old Carter was driving a 2009 Kia when he lost control at high speed Saturday night on Red, White and Blue Road in Roaring River. Carter was rushed to Wilkes Regional Medical Center by ambulance, where he was airlifted to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and later died. According to the report, Carter was northbound at a high rate of speed when his car went off on the right in a curve, slid down an embankment and overturned several times. A passenger in the vehicle, 17-year old Justin Lee Kirby of Roaring River, was taken to Wilkes Regional Medical Center by EMS.

Tuesday
May182010

Blue Ridge Music HOF to Induct New Class June 12

New members of the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame will be inducted at a ceremony soon in Wilkes. The Wilkes Heritage Museum will host the induction ceremony Saturday, June 12th at the Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College. Mike Cross, nationally known singer, songwriter and storyteller will serve as emcee for the event. Cross has written a special song for the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame and will perform it during the ceremony.

There are six inductees this year to the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame. They are Don Reno - Nationally Known Artist; Clarence “Tom” Ashley - Pioneer Artist; Bobby Hicks - Sideman and Regional Musician; Albert Hash - Luthier; “B” Townes - Special Contributor/Organizer/Promoter; and Etta Baker - Master Musician and Tradition Bearer.

Monday
May172010

Police Look for Prowler

Wilkesboro Police are on the lookout for a possible prowler. Police say they were called to the apartments on Walden Point Drive on Saturday night where a resident there said there may have been a prowler. Amber Atwood told police just after 11 p.m. that she saw a hand print on her bedroom window and a small bush outside the window that had been stepped on. She said she hadn't seen anyone but Jacob Reeves, who's a neighbor in the apartment complex said he saw a man wearing a gray tee shirt and black jeans near is patio. Reeves said when the man saw him, the man fled. Police are looking for a suspect in the case.

Monday
May172010

WCSD Investigates Man with Scissors Run Over

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a car versus scissors assault from over the weekend. A witness told Wilkes County deputies that a man and his girlfriend got into a fight and she called a friend for a ride away from the situation. When the car arrived and the woman got in, the witness told deputies that the man walked up to the car holding a pair of scissors in a threatening way. The witness said the man was standing by the open passenger door and was knocked down when the car moved forward. The witness said the car ran over the man's leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and deputies are investigating the incident.