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Thursday
Aug102017

LP Roaring River Continuing to Do Well

A local company, LP Roaring River, celebrated yesterday. Roaring River manufacturing operation marks their 20th Anniversary production milestone of LP SmartSide®, a leading brand in the building industry that has a 50 warranty. Nearly 400 LP Roaring River employees, LP Global CEO Brad Southern, LP Roaring River Plant Manager Scott Cranston, and NC Senator Shirley Randleman attended Wednesday's event.  CEO Brad Southern says the product is doing well and they're continuing to grow in Roaring River.  AIR

Thursday
Aug102017

Two Were Hurt in a Two-Car Collision Tuesday

Two people were injured in a traffic accident on Hwy 268 near the Market Basket on Tuesday.  According to the Wilkesboro Police Report, Ernest Johnson of Wilkesboro was coming out of the Market Basket parking lot when he pulled into the path of a second vehicle driven by Sharri Roten of Millers Creek.  Both vehicles spun around from the impact.  The two drivers, Johnson and Roten, were taken to Wake Baptist--Wilkes Medical Center for treatment.  Johnson was charged in the wreck with unsafe movement.

Thursday
Aug102017

Busted in Front Door

They found the front door open and property missing.  A North Wilkesboro couple returned home to find someone had forced the door open.  Stolen property at 650 dollars included a fossil watch, a baby camera, and two gold necklaces.  Damages were estimated at 500 dollars.  There is no word on suspects.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Thursday
Aug102017

Thieves Are Seen Twice

They have them on video surveillance not once but twice.  A local store called Wilkesboro Police after viewing in-store video that shows the same thieves taking property from the store on two different days. On both occasions, the male and female suspects take merchandise, conceal it in their clothing and a big pocketbook, and then leave the store.  Wilkesboro Police are working to identify the suspects.  Charges are pending.

Thursday
Aug102017

Wake Forest Baptist Ranks High

Once again, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  Wake Forest Baptist garners top-50 national rankings in six specialties, according to the 2017-18 report, released this week. Overall, Wake Forest Baptist ranked No. 2 in the state, according to U.S. News. In addition, Wake Forest Baptist leads the national rankings in North Carolina in two specialties: Geriatrics and Neurology and Neurosurgery. “We are very pleased to be ranked among the best providers of specialty health care in the country,” said Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D..  Just last month, our local hospital officially became Wake Forest Baptist--Wilkes Medical Center.

Wednesday
Aug092017

Local Company Celebrates Milestone

A local company, LP Roaring River, is celebrating today. Roaring River manufacturing operation marks their 20th Anniversary production milestone of LP SmartSide®, a leading brand in the building industry. Nearly 400 LP Roaring River employees, LP Global CEO Brad Southern, LP Roaring River Plant Manager Scott Cranston, and Local leaders and elected officials will come together today for a special event and 20th Anniversary Production Celebration.

Wednesday
Aug092017

Burglar Trying to Get In

She was in the house when someone tried to break in.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a burglary on Laurel View Lane in Wilkesboro. The victim advised that she was in the back room of the house when she heard someone trying to kick in the front door.  No one got inside the house, and any suspects were gone when Sheriff's Deputies arrived.  Damages to the door are estimated at 300 dollars.

Wednesday
Aug092017

Spray Paint Damage

The Sheriff's Office is investigating another property damage report.  This time, the victim stated that they recently moved into a residence on Boone Trail.  Monday morning, the victim found where someone had spray painted inside the open carport.  Some drug paraphernalia was also found.  There is no word on suspects.  The investigation is continuing.

Wednesday
Aug092017

There is a Suspect

There is a suspect in a theft in Millers Creek.  The victim reported that several things were taken from her and in the possession of someone else.  Stolen property included a 4-camera security system, firepit, ladder, water hose, DeWalt radio, battery charger, deer blind, and wheelchair.  The stolen property is valued over $2200.  Again, there is a suspect and charges are pending. 

Wednesday
Aug092017

NC SNAP Grant

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced 32 grants totaling $16.8 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables.  The program is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).  The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. The only recipient in our state is in Durham.  In the category of Multi-year community-based projects (up to $500,000, not to exceed 4 years):  Reinvestment Partners, Durham, North Carolina, will receive a $398,960 grant.