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Monday
Dec042017

Stolen Quad

The Sheriff's Office was called regarding a stolen ATV.  The victim reported that his Suzuki 250 Quad-Racer valued at $5000 was kept at a residence he owns in Ferguson.  The ATV was chained to the porch.  When he checked on the residence last week, he saw that the ATV was gone.  There is no word on suspects.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Monday
Dec042017

ID Theft by Credit Card

It's another case of ID Theft here in Wilkes.  Identity Theft affects people all across the country and here at home in Wilkes.  The Ferguson victim contacted the Sheriff's Dept when she discovered a credit card was taken out without her knowledge in her name.  The Sears Credit Card was obtained using the victim's name and driver's license number.  No suspects were listed with the report.  If you discover that someone has used your name and/or personal information to obtain services or credit cards, contact local law enforcement.  Then you can go online.  IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process. Visit ftc.gov/idtheft for prevention tips and free resources to share in your community.

Monday
Dec042017

Accused of Exploitation of Elderly Person

Wilkesboro Police are looking for someone accused of elder abuse and embezzling funds.  Avante contacted Police concerning the daughter of one of their residents.  The 80-year-old resident's daughter is in charge of her finances.  The daughter has not paid her mother's bill in over 8 months and refused to meet with Avante about payment.  The victim's bank account has a negative balance.  The daughter is accused of abuse by exploitation of an elderly person.  The investigation is continuing.

Monday
Dec042017

Helping Wilkes Prison Ministry

Tis the season of giving....and Wilkes Prison Ministry is asking for donations for their Gift Bags. Wilkes Prison Ministry is putting gift packages together for the 268 male inmates house at the North Wilkesboro facility.  The gift bags include toiletries.  Cards and Bibles are also offered to the inmates.  The gift bags will be distributed December 21st.  Find out more at www.wilkesprisonministry.org.  Donations may be sent to Wilkes Prison Ministry at PO Box 253, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

Monday
Dec042017

Wilkes Museum Christmas Open House Is Saturday

The Wilkes Heritage Museum will hold its annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 9th from 10am until 4pm.  The museum, Old Jail, and Cleveland House will be decorated for the season and light refreshments will be offered throughout the day. Enjoy musical entertainment by various artists, open hearth cooking demonstrations at the Captain Robert Cleveland Log Home, Tours of the Old Jail and candle dipping demonstrations. Also, a special book signing by Janice Cole Hopkins. The Wilkes Heritage Museum is located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Wilkesboro.

Monday
Dec042017

DSS Accepting Applications for Low Income Energy Assistance

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. Households including a person aged 60 or older, or an individual receiving disability benefits and services through the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services, are eligible to sign up for assistance now  Dec 31. All other households may apply from Jan. 1–March 31, or until funds are exhausted. The energy assistance program is federally funded and provides a one-time payment directly to the utility company to help eligible households pay heating bills during the cold-weather months. Last year, the program provided approximately $38 million to help more than 120,000 households pay their heating bills from December 2016 through March 2017.  For more information locally, contact Wilkes DSS.

Monday
Dec042017

Friday was AIDS Day in NC

Governor Roy Cooper issued a proclamation recognizing Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day in North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health joins in this observance. World AIDS Day renews opportunities for health service agencies to collaborate with partners, raise awareness about HIV and move closer to an AIDS-free generation. As of December 2016, there were an estimated 36,700 people living with HIV or AIDS in North Carolina with approximately 2,600 of them unaware of their infection. North Carolina is ranked 11th in the U.S. for the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases. 

Friday
Dec012017

Wilkes Christmas Parade Tomorrow

"Christmas Past ~ Christmas Future" is the Wilkes parade theme this year. Kick off the holiday season with high school marching bands, floats, homecoming queens, churches and everything in between, plus Santa! The parade begins on Sixth Street in downtown North Wilkesboro and continues through downtown Wilkesboro, ending at the intersections of Main Street and Curtis Bridge Road. Check-in for parade participates is at the Corner of 9th Street and the CBD Loop. Parade line-up begins at 11am, and all parade entries should be in place by 2pm. The parade begins at 3 pm. The 2016 parade grand marshals are J.C. and Judy Faw of Wilkesboro.  Parade sponsors are Carolina West Wireless, Tyson Foods, Inc. Town of North Wilkesboro, Town of Wilkesboro, and the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.

Friday
Dec012017

Stolen from a Truck

Over $800 in property was stolen from the back of a truck while it was parked in the victim's driveway.  According to the report filed with the Sheriff's Office, two Stihl chainsaws, some cash, and some prescription medication were all stolen from a pickup parked at a house in Purlear. No suspects were listed with the report.

Friday
Dec012017

Arrest Made in Local Home Break-In

In a follow-up to a break-in that 3WC News reported on yesterday, there has been an arrest.  As we reported Thursday, a family returned home from vacation to find their house ransacked and several things stolen.  The suspect, Jada McCrimmon, tried to sell some of the stolen property and even posted the items for sale on Facebook.  The victim, through Social Media, arranged to meet McCrimmon.  Wilkes Sheriff's Deputies also came to that meeting.  McCrimmon returned most of the stolen property and confessed to breaking in the house through a back window.  She was arrested and taken to the Wilkes County Jail.  Charges included felony breaking, entering, and larceny.