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Wednesday
Oct042017

Check Fraud 

Wilkesboro Police, Jonesville Police, and Capital Bank are all investigating a check fraud case.  Someone stole a checkbook from someone in Elkin.  The suspect then attempted to cash a check at the Jonesville Capital Bank.  Later, the same suspect with an accomplice forged and cashed a check at the Wilkesboro Capital Bank in the amount of $700.  Police have video of the suspect and the accomplice from surveillance video inside both banks.  Warrants have been issued.

Wednesday
Oct042017

Helping Samaritan's Kitchen with Trail of Treats

The Annual "Trail of Treats" sponsored by Samaritan's Kitchen of Wilkes will be held this year on Saturday, October 28th from 3pm till 7pm.  The Trail of Treats is free but a donation of a canned food item is requested to enter the trail to help stock the Samaritan's Kitchen pantry.  If your group or organization would like to set up a booth, call Brad Caudill with Samaritan's Kitchen at 336-838-5331

Wednesday
Oct042017

Reforming Medicaid in NC

The N.C. Department of Health Human Services' Division of Social Services collaborated with the Office of State Budget and Management, which last week released a request for proposal seeking a qualified vendor to conduct assessments of the state’s current social services and child welfare programs and develop a comprehensive plan for reform. Proposals are due Nov. 16, and a contract will be in place by March 1, 2018. The release of the request for proposal is the first step in a larger reform effort driven by legislation passed earlier this year. Ratified by the legislature and signed into law on June 21 by Governor Roy Cooper, House Bill 630 is a process of sweeping reforms to the state’s social services system that currently serves more than 3 million. 

Wednesday
Oct042017

Smoking Decreasing in NC

The percentage of North Carolina adults who reported smoking cigarettes in 2016 is the lowest ever recorded, 17.9 percent. Despite this milestone, North Carolina’s smoking rate remains slightly higher than the national rate of 17.1 percent, and smoking continues to be the leading preventable cause of death in our state.  According to recently released 2016 data from the N.C. State Center for Health Statistics, the health care system saves an estimated $11,000 when a person quits smoking, due to prevented illness and hospitalizations. QuitlineNC, a state service that provides free and proven-effective assistance, can provide the support needed to stop smoking. Call QuitlineNC, at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

Tuesday
Oct032017

Wreck with Fatality on Hwy 21 Monday

A 72-year-old Wilkes County woman died following a traffic accident on Hwy 21 yesterday afternoon. According to Trooper Chris Anderson, Deanna Brooks of Thurmond turned south onto Hwy 21 from Thurmond Road and into the path of a tractor trailer. She was pinned inside the vehicle. State Road Fire Dept, Wilkes Rescue, and Elkin Rescue responded. Mrs Brooks was airlifted to Baptist Medical where she died at 4pm yesterday. The truck driver was not injured and no charges were filed.

Tuesday
Oct032017

Two Vehicle Break-ins at One Place

Over $5000 in property was taken from the break-in of two vehicles in Hays.  The stolen property was tools including various hand and power tools, drills, saws, batteries, saw blades, roofing nailers, and three tool boxes.  Again stolen property is valued over $5000.  There are two possible suspects in this break-in and theft.  Charges are pending further investigation by the Wilkes Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday
Oct032017

Stolen Cash and Speakers

According to the victim, $1800 in cash and property was stolen.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called over the weekend to a break-in and theft on Country Square Drive.  The victim reported that their car was entered.  Some cash and speakers were stolen.  No suspects were listed with the report; the investigation is continuing.

Tuesday
Oct032017

Saturday is Apple Festival

The streets of North Wilkesboro will come alive Saturday, October 7th for the 40th Annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival.  Free admission.  Over 350 crafters, 75 food vendors, and 4 stages of music....and lots and lots and lots of apples!  Sponsored by the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club, the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is downtown North Wilkesboro this Saturday from 8 til 5.  

Tuesday
Oct032017

Sheriff's Office Gets JAG Grant Money

The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office has been awarded the 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance or JAG grant in the amount of $10,410.  The grant does not require a county match.  The Sheriff's Office recently proposed to County Commissioners that the grant money fund the purchase of tactical equipment to be able to respond more proficiently to active shooter situations and IED calls.  A public hearing has been set for today at 9:55am to allow the public to respond to the requested use of the funds.

Tuesday
Oct032017

Break-In with No Theft

It was a break-in with damages, but no theft.  The victim was gone from home for a short time.  When they returned, they found the window in the front door broken out and the front door unlocked.  A chunk of asphalt was inside the house on the floor and was obviously used to break the door window.  An area where some money was kept in the house had been messed up, but there was no money there at the time.  Other items of value were inside the home, but nothing was stolen.  There is a possible suspect and charges are pending.