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Tuesday
Aug222017

Tools Taken

There is a suspect in a Traphill break-in and theft where several tools were stolen.  The victim call the Wilkes Sheriff's Office over the weekend concerning the theft.  Over 3000 dollars in tools were stolen including saws, drills, nailguns, security cameras, push mower, shop vac, and a weed eater.  There is a suspect in this theft and charges are pending further investigation.

Tuesday
Aug222017

WCC College Readiness Graduation

Wilkes Community College’s Division of College Readiness awarded diplomas at its 39thannual graduation ceremony on Sunday, August 20, at 4 p.m., at the John A. Walker Community Center. Of the 102 graduates, 94 earned a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, and eight received an Adult High School (AHS) diploma. Seventeen of the HSE graduates were at the Department of Corrections. The College Readiness Division serves Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties through several locations in each county. Classes are free, and instruction is self-paced and structured to fit the needs of students at their current functioning level. Students range in age from 16 and up.

Tuesday
Aug222017

Voting for a Wilkes Park This Week

Time to vote for the Wilkes Inclusive Play Park. It is the first park for special needs children and families in northwestern NC.  This playground will be open to everyone--all ages and abilities--in our community and the surrounding areas at all times.  This will allow all children to play side-by-side, foster friendships, build skills and create an environment of awareness and acceptance. The Wilkes Inclusive Play Park located in Wilkes County has been selected out of 2000 causes as one of 200 finalists in the nation for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® program! They need the community to rally and cast your vote and help them win grant money.  Here's how: click https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1995990 and vote. The voting phase is open thru August 25 and anyone with a valid email address is eligible to vote up to 10 times per day

Tuesday
Aug222017

Congresswoman Foxx at Town Hall in Wilkes on Wednesday

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will speak at the SHIIP TOWN HALL MEETING at the Wilkes Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug 23rdfrom 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. SHIIP is the Senior Health Insurance Information Program.  Marcia Kelly, the NCSHIIP Outreach Coordinator,  announced additional speakers last week and a new agenda for this upcoming Town Hall.  Meet and greet the NCDOI Commissioner & State Fire Marshal Mike Causey and our Congresswoman Virginia Foxx at the Wilkes Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug 23rdfrom 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for the SHIIP Town Hall Meeting.

Monday
Aug212017

Eclipse Today--Observance in North Wilkesboro

It's a bird, it's a plane....it's a darkness in the middle of the day.  Total Eclipse 2017 has arrived...or it will later today.  The Wilkes County Public Library and Science Technology Advanced Resources Inc. (STAR) are holding an event to view the North American Solar Eclipse.  The ‘Total Eclipse of the Sun (Almost) Party’ will be today from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace in Downtown North Wilkesboro. Also, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging people who plan to view today's solar eclipse to use proper eye protection. The approved solar glasses should have the ISO number 12312-2 on them.  Do NOT use regular sunglasses.  Looking at the sun at the point of total eclipse will damage the retina of your eye without approved safety glasses.  Or....just show up in North Wilkesboro today and view the live-feed from NASA of the eclipse on a big screen at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace beginning at 1pm. 

Monday
Aug212017

Stolen Car

A 2009 Silver Ford Fusion has been stolen in Wilkesboro.  The victim lives in Yadkin County and was visiting in Wilkes.  While he was visiting, someone stole his car keys and left in his car.  Wilkesboro Police do have a suspect and a BOLO on the stolen car.  Charges are pending.

Monday
Aug212017

State Unemployment Rate

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.3 percent.  North Carolina’s July 2017 unemployment rate decreased 0.8 of a percentage point from a year ago.  Since July 2016, Total Nonfarm jobs gained 64,400 with the Total Private sector growing by 55,000 and Government increasing by 9,400. The next unemployment update is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 when the county unemployment rates for July 2017 will be released.

Monday
Aug212017

Upcoming Fiddler's Convention

It's coming in September. The Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention is devoted to the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage and resources of the Happy Valley/Yadkin Valley through an annual music festival that highlights traditional old-time and bluegrass music and rural traditions.  It features musicians from all over the United States. This 13th annual event is Labor Day Weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017 on the Jones Farm on Highway 268 between Lenoir & North Wilkesboro, NC. 

Monday
Aug212017

NC Inmate Dies in Jail

He died in jail. Inmate Richard B. Dwyer (#1327349) died last week at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton, NC, after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate the inmate, but were unsuccessful. Dwyer was serving a 29-year sentence for statutory rape. He was scheduled to be released in April 2035.

Monday
Aug212017

Virginia Man to Be Sentenced This Week for NC 1979 Murder

A Jacksonville man is to be sentenced Aug. 25 after pleading guilty to second degree murder in the 1979 murder of Karen Johnson, a cold case that the State Bureau of Investigation recently reopened using new forensic technology. A Special Investigator, a retired SBI homicide agent, was able to connect Roger Gene Pollard of Virginia Beach to the murder of Johnson through DNA evidence.  The 1979 crime scene evidence was tested by the U.S. Army’s Defense Forensic Science Center. Pollard and Johnson’s husband were stationed with the U.S. Marines in Jacksonville. Pollard allegedly knew Johnson’s husband would be away for training and pursued Johnson who, according to crime scene evidence, resisted his advances.  Again, he will be sentenced for murder on Friday, 38 years after the crime.