An 18 year old man was arrested Monday and charged after he continually helped a 17 year old run away from home. Sherriff Deputies arrested the 18 year old and charged him with contributing to deliquesce of a minor. The 18 year old was arrested but released on bond.
Another arrest was made for position of drug paraphernalia yesterday but this one by the Wilkes County Sherriff’s office. Officers responded to a stranded motorist at 442 Hawkins Hollow rd Monday morning which then led to Officers arresting the man for position of drug paraphernalia after finding a syringe in his lap. The suspect was charged and did make bond.
Sometimes you have to be careful which friend you call for help. On Monday morning, a Wilkesboro Police officer was investigating a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of East Main Street and Cothren Street. The car owner had called her friend to the scene to give her a ride and as police officers approached the friend’s vehicle, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the lowered window on the car. After giving the citation and paperwork on the wreck to the owner of the car, police officers then told the friend that he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside his vehicle and asked if he had any marijuana inside. He said yes, retrieved it from the center console, and handed it to the officer. After the officer asked both suspects to exit the vehicle, officers searched the vehicle only to find a glass pipe for smoking the marijuana. After seizing the evidence, officers issued the friend a citation for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
The Wilkes County Board of Elections has put out a notice for a meeting held Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8:30 am by a teleconference. Persons wishing to be personally present to participate in the teleconference may be at the Board of Elections Office in the Wilkes County Office Building March 10. If you have any questions or concerns about this notice please contact the Wilkes County Board of Elections.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the release of IRS2Go 4.0, an update to its smartphone application featuring new added features available in both English and Spanish. The redesigned IRS2Go provides new features for taxpayers to access the latest information to help them in the preparation of their tax returns. In this version, IRS2Go highlights the addition of an innovative new refund status tracker, providing taxpayers an easy-to-use feature to follow their tax return throughout the process. There have been about 3.5 million downloads of IRS2Go since its inception in 2011. The newest version of the free mobile app offers a number of safe and secure ways for taxpayers to access other popular tools and the most up-to-date tax information. For more information on IRS2Go, products and services through social mediachannels and other media products, visit www.IRS.gov.
The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners are scheduled for a regular monthly meeting tomorrow morning. The meeting is scheduled for 9am in the Commissioners' Room of the Wilkes County Office Building. On the agenda for tomorrow morning, Commissioners will get an update from the Smoky Mountain Center, the Wilkes County Child Fatality Prevention Team will present their Annual Report for 2013, and the Wilkes Library Annual Report. The Commissioners will also take action on some budget amendments and road petitions. Again the County Board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9.
Here's a reminder that local college students will be making up some days next week. Wilkes Community College announced inclement weather makeup days for instructional time lost during last month's snow storm. Wednesday, February 12, will be made up on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, February 13, will be made up on Thursday, March 13, Friday, February 14, will be made up on Friday, March 14. Established in 1965, Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond.
They need sponsors and players and it's for the children. The Child Abuse Prevention Team known as “Our House” located on Main street of Historic Wilkesboro is having their First Annual C.A.P.T./ “Our House” Golf Tournament. It's Thursday, April 17th, 2014. All proceeds from this event will be used for prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing parenting classes, advocating for families in the community, and providing free supervision during court-ordered visits. Although CAPT serves families throughout the state, the majority of the families that they serve come from Wilkes, Surry, Ashe, Iredell, Watauga and Alexander counties. CAPT / “Our House” is a charitable organization with a state approved 501 (c) (3) nonprofit license which means that roughly half of the annual funding is provided through fundraising events and private donations. Thanks to the United Way of Wilkes and the County of Wilkes, CAPT is able to provide all services to those in need for free. The golf tournament will be held at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin. Hole sponsorships are available for individuals or businesses for a tax deductible donation. Also, donations of door prizes will greatly be appreciated. For registration or more information, contact Barry Shew – Executive Director, CAPT by phone (336) 667-5555 or email email@example.com .
A Wilkes County Middle School teacher was arrested last night for trafficking drugs. According to the Wilkes Sheriff's Office, Denise Stripling Amick was arrested for trafficking and manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell and deliver. Amick is a 7th Grade Teacher at West Wilkes Middle School. 36 marijuana plants were found growing in the basement of her home at 160 Rolling Pine Street, North Wilkesboro. The marijuana plants found in Amick's home had a street value of 23,000 dollars. Amick is currently in jail under a 20,000 dollar bond. Her 18-year-old son, Carson Amick, was also arrested for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in jail with a 2000 dollar bond.
According to NC Dept of Health and Human Services, there have been 81 deaths including one in Wilkes related to influenza since October of last year. Influenza A or H1N1 has been the predominant virus this season. According to the Wilkes Health Dept, Wilkes County has recorded one flu related death since the first of the year. That Wilkes County woman who tested positive for H1N1 was elderly and their immune system was compromised by other health issues. Influenza-like illness decreased across the state during week 8 ending on 2/22/2014.