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Saturday
May132017

West Wilkes Vs East Lincoln Softball- State Playoff 2nd Round 

Thursday
May112017

Fire Death in Wilkes Today

A North Wilkesboro man died in a structure fire early this morning.   It is believed that Gary Jordan, 64, was smoking a cigar while fueling golf carts at Countryside Golf Course and that the cigar ignited gas fumes which started the fire. The call came in about 7:30 a.m. after two golfers noticed the fire.  Investigators said the Jordan, who was an employee, was killed after that fire broke out in the building that housed golf carts.  At least 20 carts were destroyed, and several others were damaged. The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office, SBI, and Wilkes Fire Marshal are conducting the investigation. 

Thursday
May112017

Stolen Rocks

What's that old saying: "If it isn't tied down then they'll steal it"?  Well, a Hays resident reported the theft of some rocks.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office this week was called concerning the theft of 4 fire pit rocks from a Yellow Pine Lane location.  The stolen rocks are valued at 20 dollars.

Thursday
May112017

Stolen From Vehicle

A State Road man has reported a theft from his vehicle.  A Garmin GPS was stolen from his car.  The GPS is valued at 150 dollars.  Nothing else from the vehicle was reported stolen; there is no word on suspects.

Thursday
May112017

Messing with the Mail--Federal Offense

Did you know:  It is a federal criminal offense to tamper with the mail? Theft of a letter, post card, package, bag, or mail from a US post office or a collection center associated with USPS is subject to fines and up to five years imprisonment, according to the United States Code.  There continue to be reports of mail being stolen or opened here in Wilkes.  This week, a North Wilkesboro victim called the Sheriff's Dept when they found a package in their mail had been opened and items stolen.  Stolen property is valued at 50 dollars.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Thursday
May112017

Grilling Fires and Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges grillers to be particularly mindful of cooking safety in the spring and summer months, when grilling fires most often occur.According to NFPA’s latest “Home Grill Fires” report, three out of five households own a gas grill, which means there’s a notable risk of home fires. From 2009 – 2013, an annual average of 8,900 home fires involved grills, and almost half of all grilling injuries involved thermal burns. Grilling fires peak in July, followed by May, June and August.  Grilling video  While gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, NFPA says all types of grills pose a risk for fires and burn injuries. According to the report, over one-quarter (27 percent) of home grill fires started on a balcony or open porch, another 27 percent started on a patio, and eight percent began in the kitchen. For additional information and resources including tips for outdoor cooking with portable grills, visit www.nfpa.org/grilling 

Thursday
May112017

Sen Richard Burr and Homeless Veterans Act

This week, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) joined with two Democratic Senators and  introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017. This legislation would build on existing homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by investing in established programs that are proven to be effective and removing any residual barriers to housing for veterans.   “We are making progress in combating veterans’ homelessness, and over the last 2 years, we have seen the number of homeless veterans decrease to around 40,000, but that is still far too many, and I will continue to address this problem until the number is zero,” said Senator Burr. Also Burr explained that in particular, many women have been unable to fully participate in existing programs because their children were not allowed to live in the transitional housing. The Homeless Veterans Prevention Act bill addresses this shortcoming and increases the availability of housing for homeless veterans.

Wednesday
May102017

Water Intake August 1 Deadline

According to the state, county leaders have dragged their feet long enough regarding a loan and a water intake project.  This week, Officials from Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, and the County were informed a $32 million, interest free loan for the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake project and related pipelines will be cancelled if local government differences on the project aren’t worked out by August 1.  Locally, the idea for the intake project has been discussed and planned for at least the last 10 years.  Wilkesboro Representatives recently told County Commissioners they were ready to move forward, but North Wilkesboro asked to renegotiate with the County.  Now all sides must come together by August 1 or lose the state loan.

Wednesday
May102017

Shoplifting and Other Charges

Two white females, later identified as sisters, were caught shoplifting from Kohls.  Wilkesboro Police were called when store staff observed the two sisters taking and concealing merchandise.  After the two left the store, they attempted to leave the area by car when they were stopped by Police.  Over 500 in stolen property from the store and some drug paraphernalia was found by Police.  The two sisters from North Wilkesboro, Haley and Brittany Mathis, were arrested and charged with larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Wednesday
May102017

Torch Run in Wilkes Yesterday

Wilkesboro Police Officers continued support of Special Olympics on Tuesday. The 2017 NC Torch Run for Special Olympics was held yesterday morning in Wilkes as rain did not deter participants getting the Torch closer to Raleigh and the State Games! To purchase Torch Run shirts from the Wilkesboro Police Dept or make a donation, contact Off. Bradley Dancy at 336-667-7277 or come by Police Dept at 100 West St. Wilkesboro.