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Thursday
Jul212016

Left Tag After Theft

They broke in to steal and then left behind evidence.  The thief was nice enough to leave a calling card in the form of a license tag.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a home break-in at a house in North Wilkesboro.  The house was forcibly entered and $2400 in cash was stolen.  No other property was reported stolen.  The homeowner found a license tag in the front yard that is believed to belong to the thief.  Sheriff's Officials do have the name of the suspect from a trace on the license tag. An arrest and charges of larceny are pending.

Thursday
Jul212016

Decreased Enrollment Leads to Unfilled Vacancy

Due to a decrease in student enrollment in Wilkes County Schools the state funding has also decreased.  Funding is based on the amount of students in the system and the amount of students in Wilkes has deceased.  So the Wilkes School Board has decided to not fill 28 positions in the school system left vacant by retiring or resigning staff members.  The 28 vacated positions included 18 teachers and 10 teacher assistants. However, there is a need for food service workers and bus drivers in Wilkes County Schools.  If you are interested in these positions, visit the website www.wilkescountyschools.org.

Thursday
Jul212016

Public Meeting about Polling Location Change in Hays

A NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN…A Public Meeting regarding elections will be held in the Hays area.  The Wilkes County Board of Elections will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Mountain View Ruritan Building at 5504 Mtn. View Rd, Hays. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the voters of Rock Creek 1 precinct concerning a possible change of polling place location. The Wilkes County Board of Elections is considering changing the polling place to the Mountain View Ruritan Building from Mountain View School. If you have any questions or concerns about this notice please contact the Wilkes County Board of Elections.

Thursday
Jul212016

NC Escaped Inmate Captured

Yesterday, North Carolina Corrections and Law Enforcement Officers began looking for inmate Stephen Singleton who escaped from New Hanover Correctional Center Wednesday morning.  Singleton was discovered missing after a 5 a.m. count and is believed to have scaled a fence to leave the prison.  Singleton, 34 and is from the Wilmington area, was serving sentences for habitual misdemeanor assault and larceny and was due for release in January 2018.  

Thursday
Jul212016

NC Ports and Intermodal Rail

Governor Pat McCrory joined officials from the N.C. Transportation Department and CSX Corporation this week at the Port of Wilmington to announce the debut of the new Queen City Express, an intermodal rail service between the Port of Wilmington and CSX’s intermodal terminal in Charlotte.  The term “intermodal” refers to the combining of at least two modes of transportation, such as trains, trucks and ships, to deliver goods.  “The Queen City Express will be the only direct freight rail service into the Greater Charlotte area from a port in the Southeast,” Governor McCrory said. The Carolina Connector intermodal terminal, along with the Queen City Express, will lower transportation costs for businesses while taking trucks off the road which will improve safety and air quality.  According to a recent North Carolina Ports survey, 90 percent of customers need intermodal service. The Port of Wilmington continues to see growth and recently welcomed its largest-ever container ship. The state budget signed by Governor McCrory includes $70 million over two years for modernization at the state ports.

Wednesday
Jul202016

Stolen Bees and Honey

They stole bees and honey.  There are several beekeepers in the local area, one Wilkes resident reported that they had 2 bee hives, 100 pounds of honey, and 2 bee colonies stolen from a location off the Germantown Road.  The theft was reported over the weekend.  The bees and hives were last seen by the owner at 6:30 pm on Thursday and discovered missing at 10am on Friday. The stolen bee hives, bees, and honey were valued at over $1100.  No suspects were listed with the report; the Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Wednesday
Jul202016

Electronics Stolen in Home Break-In

Nearly $2000 in property was stolen from a Boomer residence.  According to the report filed with the Wilkes Sheriff's Office, someone forcibly entered the home located on Hwy 18 and several things were taken including: 3 flat screen TV's, an LG computer tablet, and a cellphone.  Stolen property was valued at $1720. Damages to the front door of the house were estimated at 300 dollars.  

Wednesday
Jul202016

Carwash Break-In

Someone pried their way into the Millers Creek Car Wash.  The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate.  Someone during the overnight hours broke into the office of the carwash causing 1000 in damages.  Some drink machine keys, a briefcase, a zipper case, and a small black Century safe cash box were stolen.  There is a suspect in this break-in and theft.  The investigation is still underway.

Wednesday
Jul202016

Churches Needed for Prayer Around Schools

Wilkes County - PASS or Prayer Around the School System is coming soon:  Saturday, August 27th or Sunday, August 28th.  Would your church be willing to participate and pray for the administration, staff, and students of  Wilkes County Schools?  The goal is to have at least one church at each school for this special time of prayer.  Date and time may be set by church leading the prayer service at each school site. Call today to sign your church up for a school.  Please contact Amy Samples at (336)835-7133 or email at samples4jatj@gmail.com .  Prayer services are held at each elementary, middle, and high school.  

Wednesday
Jul202016

MESH Unit Schedule and Wilkes Sports Physicals

High school athletes get your sports physical now through August 25, 2016-- as the Wilkes County Health Department’s MESH Unit is offering Sports Physical Clinics at the health department.  During the month of July sports physicals are Wednesdays1:30pm-4:15pm and Thursdays  9:00am-12:15pm.  During the month of August sports physicals will be Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-12:15pm and 1:30pm-4:15pm.  Sports Physicals will also be offered at area high schools on the following dates:  Wilkes Central on July 25, West Wilkes July 26, North Wilkes July 27, and East Wilkes High July 28.  If you would like more information, or you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 336-651-7450. To download a copy of the Summer MESH Sports Physical Clinics and Sports Physical form please visit our website at www.wilkeshealth.com/services/teens/mesh-school-health/.