Governor Pat McCrory applauded North Carolina's Christmas tree industry today as he received the official trees and wreaths for the State Capitol during a ceremony. “North Carolina's Christmas tree industry is a major part of our state's diverse agriculture industry and overall economy,” Governor McCrory said. The governor was joined by members of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association as he welcomed this year’s winners of the association’s contests for the State Capitol trees and wreaths. This year, the trees are provided by Lynn Smith from Merlyn Farms in Banner Elk, N.C. Smith is the 2016 Grand Champion winner of the annual North Carolina Christmas Tree Association Tree Contest and will compete in the 2018 National Christmas Tree Association Tree & Wreath Contest for a chance to be named “Best in the Nation” and provide the Official White House Christmas Tree.
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Investigators will be a filing First Degree Murder Charge on Sein Win today. Yesterday about 5:41pm, Wilkesboro Police received a 911 call to Tyson Foods on South Factory Street. Officers arrived and met with Tyson Security and the suspect Sein Win who was identified by witnesses. Win was arrested without resistance. Police then found the two victims, Marco Mariano Alva of North Wilkesboro and John Tyler Fox of Lenoir. The two injured employees had multiple stab wounds and were taken to Baptist Medical Center. Win was initially charged with two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and taken to the Wilkes County Jail with a $250,000 bond. As a result of the incident, Marco Alva has died from his injuries. The 3 Tyson employees were involved in a verbal exchange just prior to the stabbing. Again, Police will be filing a First Degree Murder on Sein Win today.
Wilkes Police are investigating a double stabbing at Tyson yesterday. The stabbing happened just after 5:30 yesterday evening at the Tyson Plant on River Street. Two people were transported to Baptist Medical with life threatening injuries from stab wounds. No other details are available at this time.
Charges are pending in a parking lot wreck that sent two people to the hospital. According to the Wilkesboro Police report, two people were riding on an ATV side by side vehicle that was not for use on public traffic areas. The ATV was going through the parking lot near a construction area near Koto's. The driver saw a storm drain in their path and jerked the wheel causing the vehicle to overturn. The passenger was ejected and the driver trapped under the ATV. Both were taken to area hospitals and were listed in stable condition. Alcohol was a factor, and charges are pending.
The door was locked when he left and locked when he returned, but property was stolen. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a theft in North Wilkesboro. The victim, who lives on Elledge Mill Road, received a call from his security company concerning an alarm at his property. An outbuilding was entered and property was taken including two blowers, a chainsaw, and a drill. The victim stated that the building was locked when he left and locked when he returned. There is no word on suspects.
In Wilkesboro, guns and money were taken in a home break-in. The Wilkes Sheriff's Dept is investigating the theft reported over the weekend. The homeowner found the house forcibly entered. Three shotguns and some cash was taken from the residence. Stolen property is valued at nearly 2000 dollars. No suspects were listed with the report, and the investigation is continuing.
U.S. Air Force Airman Kyle P. Merkel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program and completed basic training with four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Merkel is the son of Kimberly Wilmoth and step-son of Cory Wilmoth of State Road, N.C. The airman graduated in 2016 from East Wilkes High School, Ronda, N.C.
While listing the advances made in education, reforming taxes, paying off state debt, and adding 300,000 new jobs, yesterday Governor Pat McCrory conceded in a video message to the next Governor of NC Roy Cooper: AIR
Governor Pat McCrory’s Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee held its fifth and final regional meeting Friday, and the governor officially called for a special legislative session scheduled for December 13 to address Hurricane Recovery issues. Governor McCrory announced that he signed Executive Order No. 117, which will allow for the expedited movement of manufactured housing for those forced from their homes by Hurricane Matthew. The order waives certain size and weight restrictions and registration requirements to ensure the homes arrive to those who need them as quickly as possible. The governor is encouraging individuals and groups to help in the relief efforts by making a financial or other contribution. Monetary contributions to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Matthew can be made by texting NCRECOVERS to 30306 or by visiting NCDisasterRelief.org.