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Wednesday
Jun212017

Van Hits House

A vehicle hit a house Monday afternoon.  Mulberry-Fairplains Volunteer Fire Dept along with other agencies responded to the wreck.  The homeowner was at home and was knocked backwards several feet when a van ran through the front of the house and into the living room.  The woman was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.  The van driver, Lloyd Blackburn of Roaring River, was charged with reckless driving.  The van is a total loss and damages to the house are estimated at $35,000.

Wednesday
Jun212017

Outbuilding Break-Ins

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a couple of outbuilding break-ins.  The first was at a Millers Creek residence.  The property owner reported someone forcibly entered their outbuilding and took a Honda dirt bike, a set of tires for a dirt bike, a generator, and a wire welder.  Stolen property is valued over $2700.  The theft happened during the overnight hours Sunday.  The second outbuilding break-in happened in North Wilkesboro.  The victim reported that their building behind the house was entered and a 42-inch Zenith TV was stolen.  Stolen property is valued at 500 dollars.  Damages to the building are estimated at 300 dollars. No suspects were listed with either report.

Wednesday
Jun212017

Blood Drives

Every day this summer, there are thousands of patients relying on lifesaving blood donations. That’s why the American Red Cross is urging new and current donors to roll up a sleeve to help sustain a sufficient blood supply. There are some Red Cross Blood Drives in Wilkes this month.  In North Wilkesboro:  today 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Novant Health Wilkes Medical Associates, 1919 West Park Drive, tomorrow 6/22/2017: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Baptist Home Church, 2367 Sparta Road, and Monday 6/26/2017: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Speedway Road Ruritan Club.  In Wilkesboro:  Saturday 6/24/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., McDonald's, 1838 Winkler Street and Monday 6/26/2017: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wilkes YMCA. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

Wednesday
Jun212017

Blue Ridge Energy Meeting

The annual membership meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation will be held Thursday, June 22, beginning at 4 p.m. at the cooperative’s corporate office in Lenoir.  The annual meeting consists of business reports and results from the 2017 director election. In mid-May, members received annual meeting and director election information by mail or by email. Additionally, the cooperative’s annual report is also available on the cooperative’s website at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.

Tuesday
Jun202017

Rocks to Throw and Thousands in Damages

Damages totaled about $7800.  Wilkesboro Police were called to a possible disturbance Sunday night on James Street.  Police saw a man walking down James Street near a house where windows were broken out.  Police stopped the man for questioning but he spoke little English.  Witnesses told Police the man had thrown rocks through the windows and a door of the house.  No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.  The man, Ferdinand Ngaba of Wilkesboro, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and damage to property.  

Tuesday
Jun202017

State Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

The North Carolina seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.3 percent. North Carolina’s May 2017 unemployment rate decreased half a point from a year ago. The next unemployment update is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2017when the county unemployment rates for May 2017 will be released.

Tuesday
Jun202017

Shoplifter Left ID Behind

She stole items but left her ID behind in the store.  Wilkesboro Police are investigating an odd shoplifting case.  Police were called to Sally's Beauty Supply on Friday.  A white female was seen concealing items and trying to leave the store.  When store personnel confronted the woman, she dropped some of the stolen items along with her wallet.  While Police were at the store, someone called and said she was from 911 Communications; however, Police believe the caller was also the thief.  Police have the name and address of the suspect, and charges are pending.

Tuesday
Jun202017

Cited For Shoplifting

Two people were cited for shoplifting at Walmart.  Wilkesboro Police were called when a black female and white male were caught by store staff attempting to steal about 40 dollars in property.  The two had placed the items in a Walmart bag and then tried leaving the store without paying.  Since the cost of stolen property was so low, both were given citations and a court date before being released.  Both individuals were also banned from the store.

Tuesday
Jun202017

Wilkes Partnership for Children Event Tomorrow

The Wilkes Community Partnership for Children is hosting an event "Berries for Summer" on Wednesday, June 21 at 10am and at 2pm at their new location in West Park.  The free event is to explore the imagination through arts and crafts, play, and movement; and is open to families with children 5 years and under.  Call the Wilkes Community Partnership for Children at 336-838-0977 for more information.

Tuesday
Jun202017

Food Recalls

Supreme Cuisine, a Montgomery City, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 325,000 pounds of meat and poultry fat and lard products due to a processing deviation, which may result in the potential growth of bacterial pathogens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34595” or “P-34595” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  Also, OFD Foods, LLC., an Albany, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 197 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with rubber, the USDAannounced. The beef hash item was produced on Dec. 22, 2016. The following product is subject to recall:  3.88-oz. pouch of “MOUTAIN HOUSE FREEZE DRIED SPICY SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST HASH,” with pouch code 3253174 and best by date of Dec. 2046.