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Monday
Feb192018

NC Escaped Inmate Was Recaptured

A Caledonia Correctional Institution minimum custody inmate who left his outside work assignment on Thursday was captured early Friday morning.  Clayton Campbell (#1454355) was captured in Rocky Mount by the DPS Prisons Emergency Response Team and local law enforcement at 12:08 a.m. without incident.  Campbell, 24, now faces escape charges. He will be demoted from the minimum custody facility at Caledonia to one of the state’s higher security facilities.  Campbell was convicted of identity fraud and theft in May 2015 and was scheduled for release this October. 

Monday
Feb192018

Eastern Music Festival of NC

The deadline for Eastern Music Festival’s young artist piano program is Feb. 21, and full and partial scholarships are available. This intense and highly individualized five-week program accepts up to 20 qualified piano students each year and features formal instruction through private lessons, master classes, chamber music studies and a variety of classes  Young artists also compete in the Festival's annual Concerto Competition, perform weekly recitals, and enjoy the company of over 225 musicians from around the world.  More information at www.EasternMusicFestival.org

Thursday
Feb152018

Wilkesboro Police Looking for Armed Robber

Wilkesboro Police responded to an armed robbery at the Run In on Oakwoods Road just before 5am today.  Store staff told Police an Hispanic male came in and asked for change for a hundred dollar bill.  When the clerk counted out the 5 20’s, the Hispanic male laid a gun on the counter, took the money and the gun, and then left.  There is video surveillance of the man and the getaway vehicle.  Police are currently looking for a white 2000’s model Acura.  

Thursday
Feb152018

Armed Robber in Hays This Morning

Also this morning, there was a robbery at the Dollar in Hays. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a black male wearing a black and camouflage jacket and black ball cap entered the store and was observed putting an unknown item in his pocket.  He made his way to the front door bypassing the register, and when confronted by store personnel, he physically assaulted them…no weapon was used or seen.  The subject left the store walking toward Mtn. View School which was contacted by County Communications and as a precaution the school went into lock down. The suspect either got a ride from someone near the intersection of Mtn. View Rd or had an accomplice waiting on him there and left the area traveling Traphill Rd. towards Yellow Banks Rd. in a silver hatchback passenger car.

Thursday
Feb152018

Baptist Medical Athletic Trainers to Wilkes High Schools

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with Wilkes County Schools and Lexington City Schools to provide certified athletic trainers (ATCs) at high schools in both school districts.  As outlined in both agreements, the ATCs will be employed by Wake Forest Baptist, with one assigned to Lexington Senior High School and four others assigned to the four public high schools in Wilkes County that have athletic programs: East Wilkes, North Wilkes, West Wilkes and Wilkes Central.  “We are so excited about what this means for our school system and our student athletes,” said Chris Skabo, director of athletics and healthful living for Wilkes County Schools. “We want people to associate our school system with excellence, and we feel this relationship with Wake Forest Baptist helps us with that mission.”  The initial agreement will run through June 30, 2020.

Thursday
Feb152018

Thief Left in a Box Truck

He just walked out the door with nearly $500 in property.  Wilkesboro Police were called to Walmart regarding a theft.  Video surveillance shows a white male wearing a ball cap and black hoodie enter the store.  He takes an air compressor and a stand mixer and exits the store.  The stolen property was loaded into a Penske Rental Box Truck that was parked in an adjoining parking lot.  Police are running the tag on the truck and trying to identify the thief; the investigation is continuing.

Thursday
Feb152018

Shot Through a Vehicle in State Road

Someone shot through a vehicle in State Road.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called concerning damage to property.  The victim had a truck parked at a house on Old Hwy 421 in State Road.  During the overnight hours, someone shot through the passenger side front glass.  There was a second hole where the bullet exited the vehicle in the driver's side glass.  Damages are estimated at 600 dollars.  There is no word on suspects. No injuries were reported.

Thursday
Feb152018

NC Safest Cities

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is happy to announce their ranking of the Safest Cities in North Carolina for 2018. The Top 3 are:  1. Pinehurst, 2. Elon, and 3. Holly Springs.  The cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. They eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.

Thursday
Feb152018

Foster Youth Financial Help with Driver's License

Foster youth of legal driving age and their caregivers can now be reimbursed for costs related to obtaining a driver’s license through a new pilot program. Starting this year, the Transportation Really Is Possible (TRIP) pilot program made it possible for county departments of social services to submit requests for TRIP-eligible costs. Teens in foster care who don’t have a driver’s license face barriers to education, health care, and employment. For these youth, driving is not only a privilege, but a route to independence.  To help teens in foster care obtain a driver’s license, the Child Welfare Section of the North Carolina Division of Social Services collaborated with county departments of social services to develop and launch the TRIP pilot program. 

Wednesday
Feb142018

Wilkes Hall of Fame School Grants Awarded

The Wilkes County hall of Fame Governing Board this week announced over $16,000 in grants for local Wilkes County School classrooms in the areas of arts, PE, and athletics.  Millers Creek, Mulberry, Wilkesboro, and Ronda-Clingman elementary schools; Central Wilkes, West Wilkes, and North middle schools; and Wilkes Central, East West, and North high schools all had teachers who received grant funding.  The Wilkes County Hall of Fame is a 501c3 non-profit.  Their mission is to promote and honor the excellence of the people of Wilkes to encourage and inspire the youth of our county.  For more information visit:  www.wilkescountyhalloffame.org