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Thursday
Mar252010

Operation Medicine Drop is Successful

Organizers of the first "Operation Medicine Drop" in Wilkes say they are pleased with the results. Fred Brason spoke with John and ted on today's morning show and shared the results:

Brason says they do plan future such events.

Wednesday
Mar242010

Priceless Prom Dress Coming Up!

WOW! Can you believe it? Its almost time for the prom!
And with that, its time for young ladies to pick out the dress they want for one of the bigger events in their lives. So too is it time for Priceless Prom Dresses! And they are priceless because they're donated prom dresses in every color, design and size out there. Bonnie Miller and Malisa Carter at Millers Creek United Methodist Church got the whole thing started last year and say it should be an even bigger hit this year. Some 200 dresses will be available to choose from on Saturday, April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Church's Wesley Outreach Center on Boone Trail Highway.

Wednesday
Mar242010

Person Hurt by Fall into Wastewater Plant Pit

Rescuers airlifted a person from Wilkesboro today who had fallen into the 30-foot deep pit being constructed at the wastewater treatment plant. Dispatchers confirm emergency crews were called to the plant about 1:20 this afternoon and that one person with head injuries was airlifted to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in critical condition. That person's current condition is not available from the hospital, and officials have been unavailable so far to describe what happened. We'll continue to follow the story -- listen tomorrow for further details.

Wednesday
Mar242010

Wilkes County Has Returned Slightly More Census Forms Than State Average

Only 10 percent of North Carolinians have returned their U.S. Census form, according to a new map tracking tool the U.S. Census Bureau released today. About 13% of Wilkes county residents have returned their form. Most other counties were listed at between 14 and 16 percent, with Surry County having the highest return rate at 17 percent. Twenty-three percent of Virginia residents had returned the form, data showed, with 18 percent of South Carolina residents returning the form. Since it costs $57 to send a census taker to knock on doors and follow up with each household that fails to respond, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that taxpayers could reduce the cost of taking the census by $1.5 billion by mailing in the form.

Wednesday
Mar242010

Phone Scam or Crossed Wires?

Wilkesboro police have received only one call about a telephone scam, so it is not clear yet whether it was directed at a single person or may be the first of a series of such reports. The reported scam involves someone calling a local resident and telling them their insurance had lapsed. The call came from a toll-free number, and the victim tells police the caller knew quite a bit of personal information about her. After a fairly long conversation, the woman agreed to authorize a one-thousand dollar payment to be withdrawn from her bank account. But after she got off the phone, she called her local insurance agent, who looked up her policies and said they were all in force and paid up. So she called her bank and put a stop-payment on the withdrawal, which had not been processed yet. Police advise that in the case where someone calls you claiming to be with a company that's represented locally, you decline to give them information and turn instead to the company's local representative, who you can deal with face-to-face. This case remains under investigation.

Wednesday
Mar242010

Three Hurt in Monday Crash

Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a chain-reaction crash in Wilkesboro. The wreck Monday morning injured Raben Roberts, Jr of North Wilkesboro, Joseph Cook, Sr. of Deep Gap, and Jean Eller Rash of North Wilkesboro, each of whom was driving one of the vehicles in the crash. A passenger in the Roberts vehicle refused treatment. According to a Wilkesboro police report released yesterday, Rash and Cook were sitting in the eastbound lane of Us 421 Business about 10 Monday morning, waiting on the light at Curtis Bridge Road to turn green. Police don't say why Roberts failed to slow down for the stopped cars and the red light, but he crashed into the back of Rash's vehicle, pushing it into the Cook vehicle. Roberts was ticked for failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

Tuesday
Mar232010

Ashe Co Ingestigates Murder-Suicide

Ashe County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. The Watagua Democrat reports that it happened on the 18th. Law enforcement officials were called to a house in Jefferson. Neighbors reported hearing several gunshots. Deputies said when they got to the home, the found Sherrie Ashley and Richard Hiley together beneath a tree over an embankment in the home's side yard. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds.

Tuesday
Mar232010

Parents to be On Your Own to Get Required 6th Grade Shot for Your Child

Wilkes school officials will be notifying parents soon that their children won't be receiving a shot in fifth grade that has been routinely given in the past couple of years. According to Millers Creek Elementary school nurse Fran Cantrell, all fifth-grade parents will receive a call from the Wilkes school district's automated notification system next week. The message reminds parents that all sixth grade students are required by state law to have a Tdap vaccine, which combines protection for tetanus and diphtheria, along with several other diseases.

The Wilkes County Health Department has teamed with school nurses in the past two years to provide the shots free of charge to all fifth-graders in the county. But budget cuts have forced the program to stop, so parents are on their own to get Tdap immunizations for their child. If your child has already received the shot, you can supply the school an updated copy of their shot record. If not, it has to happen by shortly after the start of school. Students have 30 days to submit the paperwork after school starts their 6th grade year. After 30 days they will not be able to attend school. If you need more information, contact the Health Department, your doctor, or the school nurse at your child's school.

Tuesday
Mar232010

Ultralight Crashes, Pilot Banged Up

The crash this weekend of an ultralight plane near the Wilkesboro Dragway left a man banged up, but without serious injury. According to a sheriff's department report, Danny Dunn drove himself to the hospital after the mishap, which happened off the east end of the dragway about 11am Saturday. He was the only one aboard the experimental aircraft. Because the crash was accidental, the aircraft is unregulated, and Dunn was not injured, there was no followup investigation to explain why it happened. Dunn was treated and released from Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Tuesday
Mar232010

Service for Sheila Shumate Announced

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the woman whose fall from an ATV Saturday night killed her. Shelia Ann Wingler Shumate died as the ATV she was riding on crashed Saturday shortly before midnight near Sheet's Gap Road and Darnell Creek Road. The other person on the ATV, 40-year old Marc Henry, remains in serious condition at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be 11:00 am tomorrow at Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes Chapel with Pastor Gwyn Kilby officiating. Burial will follow in Old Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes from 6:00 until 8:00pm tonight.