Someone took her wallet and used the bank card before she realized the theft. A local resident left her vehicle unsecured in North Wilkesboro with her pocketbook inside the unlocked car. When she returned, she noticed the smell of cigarette smoke in the car. Later the victim realized her wallet was missing from her pocketbook. Bank records showed that the victim's bank card was used at numerous locations to obtain over $388 in property. Video surveillance has been obtained from some of the locations where the stolen card was used. Charges are pending as Police try and determine a suspect from the videos.
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Hundreds of veterans are sharing their experiences with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on MyVAStory.org, a new Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) platform which launched last week. The organization has been encouraging veterans from around the country to submit their stories to the website or on social media using #MyVAStory. Each of the stories are being read and compiled, and CVA’s policy team is looking for broad themes. This information will help inform the kind of VA reforms CVA will fight for moving forward. To read more stories or to learn more about the project, visit www.MyVAStory.org.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in collaboration with the High Country Rural Planning Organization (RPO) will be holding a series of 4 public involvement workshops to obtain public input on the Wilkes County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). A CTP is a long range multi-modal transportation plan with a 25-30 year planning period. The public involvement workshop schedule is as follows: East Wilkes High School--September 26 from 5-7 PM; West Wilkes High School--September 27 from 5-7 PM; North Wilkes High School--October 3 from 5-7 PM; and Wilkes Central High School--October 7 from 5-7 PM
They will be holding an event in North Carolina. US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new USDA initiatives to strengthen outreach and education at the local level to combat the rural opioid epidemic, including a series of state-led opioid awareness events. The effort began on Monday, Sept. 19. Opioid addiction, including heroin and prescription drug misuse, is a fast-growing problem that contributed to 28,000 deaths in 2014. The opioid crisis disproportionately affects rural communities. Leaders from USDA's Farm Service Agency and Rural Development offices will host opioid awareness events with officials to raise awareness, identify possible solutions and highlight the need for more treatment resources in rural communities. The event in our state is September 29 in Fayetteville, NC. More information on the opioid epidemic and USDA's response can be found at www.usda.gov/opioids.
Yet another phone scam has hit the Wilkes County area. Wilkes County School Superintendent Mark Byrd issued a message to teachers on Thursday. Superintendent Byrd said that he was informed of a possible scam where parents are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to have their child. The Sheriff's Department has told the parents that this is a scam and the callers are trying to get these parents to put money on a "Green Dot Card" and send it to them. School staff at each of the schools have been reminded of the importance of making sure that the only people who pick up students from school are those approved to do so.
One burglar got in and one did not. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a Suncrest Orchard Road location regarding a break-in and theft. It appears that someone kicked open the door to the house. Three phone chargers, assorted groceries, and some prescription medication was stolen. In the second report, Deputies responded to an attempted break-in. The homeowner reported hearing a noise early one morning. Later, she discovered damage to the door frame. It is believed someone attempted but did not succeed in breaking-in. No suspects were given with either report.
Wilkes County Commissioners met this week on Tuesday night. One item on the agenda was scheduling an upcoming Public Hearing regarding an Incentive Agreement. As 3WC has already reported, Tyson Foods, Inc. plans to expand its Wilkesboro Chicken Processing Cook Plant. The $14 million-plus expansion includes capital improvements and will result in 75 additional jobs. The plan requires approval of a community development block grant. County Commissioners decided to set a Public Hearing for October 4 at 10am in the County Office Building to consider an Economic Incentive Agreement with Tyson. The County Commissioners' regular monthly meeting will follow the October 4th Public Hearing.
The Wilkesboro Police Department is currently accepting lateral applications as well as applications from individuals with a BLET certificate for RESERVE (part time) positions only. The application period ends Tuesday, September 27 at 5 pm. The Wilkesboro PD is also accepting applications for a part-time Telecommunicator (experience strongly preferred). To apply for a sworn position, you must stop by Wilkesboro PD at 100 West St. between 8 am and midnight, Monday-Friday, and get an application packet. To apply for telecommunicator, you may stop by the PD Office or visit www.wilkesboronorthcarolina.com. If you have questions concerning these positions, call Wilkesboro Police at 336-667-7277.
Several items will be going to the highest bidder. A Tax Warrant Sale is scheduled for 10am September 29 at 1801 Industrial Dr., Wilkesboro. There are several vehicles to be sold including trucks, cars, motorcycles, and 4-wheelers. Other items in the Tax Warrant Sale include jewelry, power tools, tiller, weedeaters, pressure washer, grill, and leather jackets. You can view all the items to be sold at auction on the Wilkes Sheriff's Office Facebook page. There is no buyer premium in this September 29th auction. If you have any questions, call 336 990-0450.
A truck driver has reported a break-in, theft, and damage to property, and this isn't the first time there's been a problem. The Sheriff's Office was called from a property owner on Green Valley Street. Due to his job, he is not home much. This week when he returned home, he found the glass in the front door broken out and cash stolen from inside the house. Someone had also put water in the fuel tank of his truck. This is not the first time this man has had problems. About 3 weeks ago, someone put sand in the oil of his truck. One week ago, someone put water in his fuel. So far, the man has spent 3000 dollars to repair damages. This latest incident caused another 2000 dollars in damages. There are no known suspects.