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Foxx on Building a Better America Act

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., voted in support of H. Con. Res. 71, the Building a Better America resolution which establishes the budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) and issued the following statement regarding the legislation:  “It’s high time for Washington to address the out-of-control spending that has plagued our nation over the last eight years. ... That’s why the Building a Better America resolution includes bold solutions that will bring about tax reform."  Foxx also said:  "Lastly, rather than subscribe to the fiscal insanity of the past, the Building a Better America resolution restores order to our fiscal house by reducing the deficit by $6.5 trillion over ten years.”


Apple Festival Tomorrow!  

The streets of North Wilkesboro will come alive Saturday, October 7th for the 40th Annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival.  Free admission.  Over 350 crafters, 75 food vendors, and 4 stages of music....and lots and lots and lots of apples!  Sponsored by the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club, the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is downtown North Wilkesboro this Saturday from 8 til 5.  


DWI and Speeding

The breath samples revealed he was driving at over 4 times the legal limit of .08.  Wilkesboro Police noticed a car driving erratically and speeding.  The Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but a car chase began with the driver of the speeding car going through Cherry Street, College Street, and surrounding areas.  Police terminated the chase for safety reasons when the car entered the downtown area.  The driver was spotted a short time later on foot.  He was apprehended by Police.  Bradley Shell of North Wilkesboro blew a .33 and a .35 on the alcohol breath samples.  He was arrested for DWI, Speeding, and Fleeing to elude arrest.


Apartment Break-In

There is a suspect in an apartment break-in.  Wilkesboro Police were called to Glenn Hill Apartments.  A tenant returned to find the door to the apartment forced open.  A safe, some money, and prescriptions were taken.  Stolen property is valued over 2000 dollars.  Again, there is a suspect and charges are pending.


Traphill Fire Dept Music Festival Fundraiser

Traphill Fire Dept is holding a Mountain Memories Gospel Music Festival to raise money for medical equipment for the fire department.  The gospel music event will be in the field beside the fire department on Saturday featuring 6 singing groups along with 3 guests speakers:  Pastor Brian Miller, Pastor Brian Mathis, and Pastor Austin Caviness.  Admission is Free.  Food, snacks, and drinks available.  The Mountain Memories Gospel Music Festival is Saturday 4-10pm at the Traphill Fire Dept.


Stolen Trailer and Straw

A trailer load of pine straw is missing.  The owner of a local business said that he had parked a 53-foot trailer loaded with bails of pine straw off Hwy 421.  This week he noticed the trailer was missing.  The trailer is valued at $20,000 and the straw is valued at $6000.  The owner of the trailer is from South Carolina.  The location of the trailer is unknown. Police are still investigating.


County Fair and Lawnmower Race

The Wilkes County Agricultural Fair runs through Saturday, Oct. 7.  The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro is sponsoring the event at the Rotary Fairgrounds beside of West Park in North Wilkesboro. On Saturday at the fair is lawnmower race. Practice for the race starts at 4 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. A fairground admission ticket will also admit you to the lawnmower race. Gates open weekdays at 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Gate admission is $8, with children 5 and under admitted free. 


Rowan Paramedic Winners

A team from Rowan County gave the top performance during a judged competition with five other teams at this week's North Carolina Paramedic Championship.  The Rowan Team claimed top honors following the 27th Annual Paramedic Competition, held at the Koury Convention Center.  They outperformed defending champions from Surry County EMS. The annual competition provides a training opportunity for the paramedics and EMTs. 


Congresswoman Foxx on Shooting and Guns

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx from the 5th District here in Wilkes was our guest on 3WC's Focus on the Foothills this week. We asked Congresswoman Foxx about the shooting massacre in Las Vegas and the current gun debate:  AIR   The Congresswoman also said she will be at the Apple Festival tomorrow.  


Fatal Wreck with a Tractor on Hwy 421

A Wilkesboro man died yesterday as the result of a wreck involving a tractor and a pickup on Hwy 421.  Carl Joseph Williams, age 77, was driving his Massey-Ferguson tractor in the westbound lane of Hwy 421 when he was struck from behind by a pickup driven by Gary Rhoades of North Wilkesboro.  Williams was throw from the tractor and died at the scene.  Rhoades was taken to Wilkes Medical Center by Wilkes EMS.  Both the tractor and truck were a total loss. The wreck happened about 10am Wednesday and is still under investigation by the NC Hwy Patrol.