They took the dirt bike. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 2013 Honda 100 dirt bike. The victim reported that the stolen bike is red and white with the number "1" in black stickers on each side. The motorcycle valued at 1500 dollars was stolen from a residence on Davis Memorial Church Road. No other property was stolen. Also, no suspects were listed with the report.
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Local doctors and members of the community came together last week in North Wilkesboro for a public hearing regarding the recent declaration of intent to lease Wilkes Regional Medical Center. A committee of two hospital board members and two town board members have been working on the RFP or Request for Proposals. Back in February, the Commissioners of North Wilkesboro released information that they would be pursuing a lease agreement for Wilkes Regional and they have been working on an RFP or Request for Proposals. The declaration of intent was unanimously approved by the North Wilkesboro Town Board on June 2. Everyone at the hearing in the Town Hall last week were in agreement about doing what was best for the hospital and the community. In fact, both the Wilkes Regional Board and the North Wilkesboro Commission Board stated that their objective in seeking affiliation options is to ensure WRMC can continue to provide needed, cost-effective medical services in the future despite challenges impacting community hospitals.
They got a partial description of the suspect, and they have no idea why he attacked the pool. A property owner in Moravian Falls called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office concerning some damage to property. According to the report, a man dressed in dark clothes and carrying a knife punched a hole in a swimming pool. The victim stated that the unknown man with the knife ran off into the woods behind their house after punching a hole in the pole. Again, the identity of the man is unknown and damages were estimated at less than 100 dollars.
While National Homeownership Month in June usually focuses on buying and owning a home, it is also a time to remind homeowners facing foreclosure that help is available in North Carolina. The state’s N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund can make mortgage payments while homeowners get back on their feet after a layoff, reduction in hours, divorce or illness. It can also assist returning veterans while they attend school on the GI Bill. There is no cost for mortgage assistance, which is offered as: A zero-interest, deferred loan that pays the homeowner’s mortgage for up to 36 months ($36,000) during job search or retraining; A zero-interest, deferred loan up to $36,000 to bring a mortgage current after reduction of income; or A zero-interest loan up to $30,000 to refinance a second mortgage for a homeowner who has experienced a reduction of income. For information and a list of local counseling agencies offering assistance, homeowners can go to www.NCForeclosurePrevention.gov or call 888-623-8631.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, stating that states cannot ban same-gender couples the right to marry in all 50 states. McCrory said, "Like many North Carolinians, I still believe the definition of marriage should be determined by the states and it should be the union between one man and one woman." Gov McCrory also said, "However, I took an oath to uphold the constitution which compels me as governor to ensure that North Carolina upholds the rule of law." In 2012, North Carolina citizens voted for and passed Amendment One to our state constitution which stated that only marriage between a man and a woman would be recognized in our state. That Amendment was later ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.
Last week, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down a ruling on the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies: “Regardless of today’s decision by the Supreme Court, the fact remains that Obamacare is not working for the American people,” said Sen. Burr. The Senator from North Carolina went on to say, “Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with health care reforms that expand access to quality and affordable health care by empowering individuals in their health care decisions—not Washington bureaucrats.”
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court released its decision on King v. Burwell: “The President’s health care law has been fundamentally flawed from the beginning, causing premiums to skyrocket and forcing millions of hardworking Americans to lose the very same health insurance plans they were promised they could keep." Sen Tillis also said, "Regardless of the Supreme Court’s ruling today, the President’s health care law is beyond repair and I remain committed to finding and implementing a solution.”
The home was not occupied and the heat pump was stolen. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a theft at a house on Hunter Hills Street in North Wilkesboro. The house is owned by Ocwen Financial Corporation. When someone went to check on the property, they saw that the heat pump had been removed from the residence. No suspects were listed with the report.
Several power tools were stolen in a break-in in the Hays area. According to the report filed with the Wilkes Sheriff's Office, the property owner came home to find that someone had broken out a window in a door of their garage. Several Stihl power tools were stolen from the garage. Again, no suspects were listed and the Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.
The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating several mailbox vandalisms in one area. Last week, a Sheriff's Deputy was called by a resident on Gilliam Road in North Wilkesboro regarding a mailbox being damaged. As the Deputy was riding through the community, he noticed other damages at other houses. In all, 7 mailboxes were damaged along Gilliam Road. There are no suspects.