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Wednesday
Feb142018

Wilkes Home Break-Ins

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a couple of break-ins.  The first is a break-in and theft from a Purlear residence.  The victim lives on Parsonsville Road and reported finding that their house had been forcibly entered. Stolen property included two shotguns, an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and a TV.  The stolen property was valued over $1000.  Damages to the door were estimated at $300.  In the second report, a North Wilkesboro resident reported a break-in to a rented mobile home.  Some prescription medication, 3 cellphones, and some cash was taken. No suspects were given with either report.

Wednesday
Feb142018

Equipment Thefts

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a couple thefts of heavy equipment.  In Wilkesboro, a heavy duty tilt-bed tow dolly valued at $800 was stolen.  In Ferguson, someone used a cutting tool to enter an outbuilding.  A red Sears Craftsman air compressor valued at 200 dollars was stolen.  There are no suspects at this time.

Wednesday
Feb142018

Candidates Filing for Office and May Primary

Filing for Political Office began Monday, according to the Wilkes Board of Elections.   The State Primary is May 8th.  Candidate filing is through February 28 for NC House and Senate, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, County Commissioner, Board of Education, US House, and District Attorney.  Candidates who wish to file for any office should review the appropriate Fact Sheet on the “Candidate Filing” page of the State Board’s website. Also, there is information about candidate filing at www.wilkescounty.net  under elections and www.ncsbe.gov

Wednesday
Feb142018

Tax Season Warning from IRS

The IRS says:  "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!" Don't become a victim to any scheme that offers instant wealth or exemption from your obligation as a United States citizen to file tax returns and/or pay taxes. Some schemes can literally cost you your life savings. Others can result in your prosecution and imprisonment. There have always been individuals who, for a variety of reasons, argue taxes are voluntary or illegal.  The courts have repeatedly rejected their arguments as frivolous and routinely impose financial penalties.  To help the public recognize and avoid abusive tax schemes, the IRS offers an abundance of educational materials. Participating in an illegal scheme to avoid paying taxes can result in imprisonment and fines, as well as the repayment of taxes owed with penalties and interest. Education is the best way to avoid the pitfalls of these “too good to be true” tax scams.  So, learn more at www.IRS.gov

Wednesday
Feb142018

ASU Happy V-Day to Alumni Couples

In their monthly newsletter, Appalachian State University is wishing Alumni Couples Happy Valentine's Day.  With over 8,000 alumni couples, married alumni have a special place in the heart at Appalachian State. Many of the ASU alumni met their special someone during their time on campus. While the Boone weather might be a little chilly this time of the year, it warms the hearts of the ASU Administration to know the love alumni have for Appalachian and for each other. It was an official Happy Valentine's Day from the Office of Alumni Affairs. 

Tuesday
Feb132018

If You Have the Flu, Then Stay Home

Ann Absher, Director of Wilkes Health, says there are different symptoms for flu vs cold, and she says if you're sick, then stay at home.  AIR   There have been 140 deaths in NC this flu season. Absher also reminds us to wash hands often, keep hands away from face, cover face when coughing and sneezing, and stay home if you're sick.

Tuesday
Feb132018

Alcoholic Beverages will Not Be Sold at 10am on Sunday in Wilkesboro

It was a tie-breaking vote last week at the Wilkesboro Town Council meeting over beer and wine sales.  Some local businesses and Merchants Association requested that beer and wine sales be allowed earlier on Sunday from noon back to 10am.  Councilman Jimmy Hayes and Russ Ferree voted against allowing the beer and wine sales two hours earlier on Sundays.  Council members Gary Johnson and Nellie Archibald voted for the earlier sales.  Mayor Mike Inscore cast the tie-breaking vote against earlier sales. 

Tuesday
Feb132018

North Wilkesboro Man Charged with Sex Crimes

A North Wilkesboro man is currently in the Wilkes Jail with a $ 2 million bond.  The man, Andrey Michael Larrimore, was arrested on statutory sex offense with a child in December.  As the investigation continued, so did the charges.  Larrimore now faces 51 charges including:  indecent liberties with a child, statutory sex offense, statutory rape of a minor, first degree rape of a minor, and drug possession. 

Tuesday
Feb132018

Rest Area Theft

Someone took rolls of toilet paper from the Rest Area on Hwy 421 in Wilkesboro.  The theft was discovered by Rest Area employees.  A total of 9 rolls were stolen, 7 from the women's bathroom and 2 from the men's.  The DMV, which manages the Rest Area, is reviewing surveillance video to determine a possible suspect.  Wilkesboro Police are investigating the theft.

Tuesday
Feb132018

Dean Named at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., has accepted the position of dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine in addition to her role as CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Kevin P. High, M.D., has been named president of Wake Forest Baptist Health, the Medical Center’s regional clinical system. Freischlag, who became Wake Forest Baptist’s CEO in May 2017, has been serving as interim dean of the School of Medicine since July.  Freischlag also came to Wilkes last summer when Wake Forest Baptist merged with Wilkes Regional to form Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center.