Nearly 600 dollars in property was stolen from the Children's Home after the thief caused about 600 dollars in damages. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called by Ebenezer Christian Children's Home regarding a break-in and theft. Two back windows were broken out of a house belonging to Ebenezer. The thief or thieves then came in through the dining room window. A 42-inch Samsung TV and Toshiba DVD player were stolen. A medicine cabinet was torn off the wall in the office inside the house and the lock pried open. The house was in the process of being opened up as a group home. Also a side door to a storage building was forced open, but nothing appears to be missing from the building. Again, stolen property from Ebenezer Children's Home totaled 600 dollars and damages totaled 600 dollars. No suspects were listed with the report.
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3WC News has received a Notice of Recount from the Board of Elections. The Wilkes County Board of Elections will conduct a recount for the Associate Justice NC Supreme Court (Beasley seat). Boards of Elections across North Carolina, including Wilkes, will conduct a recount of the votes cast in one race for associate justice of North Carolina Supreme Court. The close race for the “Beasley Seat” is within the potential margin of error. The contest is between incumbent and current leading vote-getter Cheri Beasley and challenger Mike Robinson and any write-in votes cast. Statewide, Beasley received 1,239,222 votes, or 50.11 percent, to Robinson’s 1,233,795 votes or 49.89 percent. However, the reverse was true for the local vote. In Wilkes, Robinson received over twice as many votes at Beasley. In Wilkes, Robinson got 69 percent with 10,245 votes and Beasley only 31 percent with 4,559 votes. The recount must be completed by 5 p.m. today so the recounts constitute emergency meetings of all county elections boards in the state. Locally, the recount is in the Wilkes County Commissioners Room located in the Wilkes County Offices at 110 North St, Wilkesboro, NC today (Thursday, November 20, 2014) starting at 9am.
Here comes the Tree. Today, The Historic Downtown Merchant Association Members will welcome the Christmas Tree for the Town of Wilkesboro. The tree will be delivered by Councilman Andrew Soots to the Wilkes Heritage Museum Square. The tree was donated by Lil' Grandfather Mountain Christmas Tree Farms, so our Wilkesboro tree comes from the same lot as the Whitehouse tree. The Wilkes Christmas Tree is scheduled to arrive at the Heritage Museum at 2pm today.
The Child Abuse Prevention Team and Our House are once again collecting coats for kids. You are asked to bring new and lightly used children's outerwear to the Hour Glass Cleaners or Wilkesboro Cleaners. The coats will be distributed at the Ministry of HOPE. The 15th Annual Coats for Kids Drive is going on now through December.
In North Carolina the 2014 Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is one week from today on November 20th. Any tobacco user who registers to quit with QuitlineNC is eligible to receive eight weeks of free nicotine patches to help them quit for good. “The nicotine in tobacco is addictive and it can be difficult to quit,” said Allison Marron, Health Promotion Coordinator at the Wilkes County Health Department. “The combination of coaching and nicotine replacement therapy of this special offer can be a lifeline to help more people in Wilkes County quit successfully.” Get your own Quit Coach and free nicotine patches today by calling 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669). You may also call the Wilkes Health Dept for more information at 651-7450.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state's Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepting applications beginning Dec. 1, 2014. LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills during the cold-weather months. Citizens interested in applying should review the application process and the eligibility requirements for the LIEAP benefit, which may be found at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/energy/req.htm. Eligible households containing a person aged 60 and above, or at least one disabled person (receiving SSI, SSA or VA disability) receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) can apply Dec. 1. If funds remain available after Dec. 31, any other eligible households may apply from January through March 2015, or until funds are exhausted. For more information, please contact the Wilkes County Department of Social Services.
Two people were injured early Tuesday morning after someone was going the wrong way on Hwy 421. A Wilkesboro Police Officer was in the northbound lane of Hwy 421 when the officer met a car traveling south in the northbound lane. The Police car initiated blue lights and turned around to stop the vehicle which was going the wrong way at about 65 mph. The Officer saw the wrong-way car hit a truck and come to a stop. According to the report, one vehicle saw the southbound car in the northbound lane and went off the road to the right; however, the next vehicle, a Ford truck, could not get out of the way and was hit by the car. The driver of the car in the wrong lane, 18-year-old Caleb Knight, cranked his car after the wreck and was order by Police to turn off the car and hand them the keys. Knight had to be cut from his car. He had serious injuries and was taken to Baptist Medical Center by Wilkes EMS. The other driver had leg injuries and was taken to WRMC by Wilkes EMS. Charges are pending against Knight.
As the old saying goes...there are no free lunches...but here in Wilkes....there is a free dinner and you are invited. Celebration Church, CrossFire United Methodist Church, and Eckerd Camp of Boomer are teaming up for a free Thanksgiving Dinner. The free meal is tonight at 6:30 at Celebration Church. Anna of Celebration Church says this is something they do every year. AIR Again the Free Thanksgiving Dinner for the community is tonight at 6:30 at Celebration Church. All are welcome. Donations and volunteers are also welcome. For more information, call Celebration at 838-1440.
The death is being investigated as an overdose. Wilkesboro Police were called to assist Wilkesboro Fire Dept and Wilkes EMS with an unconscious black male at Lowes Hotel this week. CPR was being administered with Police arrived. The 49-year-old man was taken to WRMC where he was pronounced dead. A female witness inside the room with the man first told Police that the man had been drinking. When drugs were found in the room, she said that the man had inhaled a "drilled down" pill. The 25-year-old woman was arrested on drug charges. The body of the man has been sent off for an autopsy.
In order to return the items without a receipt, the store asked for the man's driver's license. The Police later used that information to swear out a warrant for his arrest. According to the report filed with Wilkesboro Police, a local pharmacy called regarding a suspicious return of merchandise. Once in-store surveillance was viewed, it showed the white male take 4 bottles of vitamins from the shelves, leave the store, and then come back asking to return the vitamins without a receipt. The store took the return and gave the man a store gift card in the amount of 85 dollars. At the return of merchandise, he had to show his driver's license. So the store had his license number, name, and address. Once Police saw the video and theft, a warrant was issued for the man's arrest.