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Tuesday
Oct102017

Wilkes Burglary and Shooting

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a burglary and shooting.  Deputies arrived to a house on Greenhorn Road in Roaring River and found 52-year-old Daniel Walters, Sr., suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Walters, who lives at the house in Roaring River, is disabled.  He was shot inside his house near his bedroom.  There were other people in the house when deputies arrived.  Walters was transported to the hospital. The initial report did not give further details.  There is information on a suspect; the investigation is still underway.  

Tuesday
Oct102017

Yes, There Was A Tornado in Wilkes

The National Weather Service has confirmed a EF-1 Tornado touched down in Wilkes Sunday night.  The National Weather Service inspected damage in Wilkes.  Initially, they were unsure if the storm damage Sunday night was a tornado, straight line winds, or other weather event.  The downsized but still destructive Hurricane Nate passing to our west brought on the storms with heavy rain and strong winds.  Trees and power lines were downed in multiple western North Carolina counties including Wilkes. At least one Wilkes fire department was called out to tornado damage in the Summit Road area Sunday evening.  Again, The National Weather Service determined an EF-1 Tornado did hit Wilkes Sunday.

Tuesday
Oct102017

Break-In and Assault Over the Weekend

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call concerning a break-in and assault on Friday night.  This time the break-in was at a house in Moravian Falls.  The victims reported the suspect broke through the front door.  The suspect was intoxicated, assaulted one homeowner, and threatened two others in the house before leaving.  Nothing was reported stolen.  Sheriff’s Officials have a description of the suspect and his vehicle.  That investigation is continuing. 

Tuesday
Oct102017

WCC Golf Tournament

The 34th Annual Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic, which supports the Wilkes Community College Foundation, was held last week. Proceeds from the 34th tournament totaled approximately $22,000.  The golf tournament is named for the late Henry Moore, who was an avid golfer and a strong supporter of the college. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit students at WCC with student scholarships.  Since 1984, the Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic, held at Oakwoods Country Club, has contributed approximately $593,346 to the WCC Foundation that supports Wilkes Community College. 

Tuesday
Oct102017

Fall and Flu

Fall has arrived which means flu season.  A flu shot is the best way to protect against seasonal influenza. The vaccine changes every year to target the specific flu viruses that are predicted to be most widespread. It’s best to receive the vaccine early in the fall to ensure longer protection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  For information on flu vaccines and prevention, contact the Wilkes Health Dept.

Tuesday
Oct102017

NC Recovery from Hurricane Matthew

In October 2016, most models projected Hurricane Matthew inundated the eastern North Carolina with torrential rains and storm surge, producing historic levels of flooding for days after the storm.  One year after the hurricane, North Carolina has made significant progress toward recovering from the storm. To date, survivors have received nearly $555 million in federal disaster assistance. Nearly 29,700 survivors visited 38 disaster recovery centers.  Many survivors have successfully returned home thanks to volunteers from North Carolina and across the country who have donated their time and skills.

Monday
Oct092017

Burglary and Assault

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.  According to the report, two men in ski masks kicked in the door to their home and took nearly 2000 dollars in cash.  One victim was pushed to the ground by the burglars and the other was hit with a ball bat.  The break-in and assault happened at a home in Ronda.  There is no word on suspects.  The investigation is still underway.

Monday
Oct092017

Farmers in Wilkes To Meet

The Wilkes County Farm Bureau will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Wilkes Ag Center, 416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro, NC.  All members are invited to attend.  There will be food and door prizes.”  If you have any questions, please call me at 336 667-5125

Monday
Oct092017

Funding for Reverse 911

Representatives from the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office were at the County Commissioners' meeting last week to request funding related to the 911 System.  The Sheriff's Office requested the continuation of $19,211 annually for a five year period for a Reverse 911 System.  The Reverse 911 allows Emergency Management, the Health Dept, and Sheriff's Office to alert the residents locally to an emergency situation.  Most other counties in the state already have a Reverse 911 in place.  Commissioners approved the request.

Monday
Oct092017

WCC Fire College Registration Now

Registration is now open for the 34th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College scheduled to take place on November 3-5, 2017, on the campus of Wilkes Community College. The three-day training for emergency personnel is sponsored by the Wilkes Firefighter’s Association, the Wilkes Rescue Squad and Wilkes Community College.  The Northwest Fire & Rescue College is a weekend school held the first weekend in November. This school offers multiple classes to meet the needs and demands of the entire emergency services community.  For a complete list of courses with days, times, instructors, credit hours, prerequisites and required equipment, visit www.wilkescc.edu/wdce/fire-service/northwest-fire-rescue-college/; or call 336-838-6474 or shmiles615@wilkescc.edu.