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Thursday
May112017

Stolen From Vehicle

A State Road man has reported a theft from his vehicle.  A Garmin GPS was stolen from his car.  The GPS is valued at 150 dollars.  Nothing else from the vehicle was reported stolen; there is no word on suspects.

Thursday
May112017

Messing with the Mail--Federal Offense

Did you know:  It is a federal criminal offense to tamper with the mail? Theft of a letter, post card, package, bag, or mail from a US post office or a collection center associated with USPS is subject to fines and up to five years imprisonment, according to the United States Code.  There continue to be reports of mail being stolen or opened here in Wilkes.  This week, a North Wilkesboro victim called the Sheriff's Dept when they found a package in their mail had been opened and items stolen.  Stolen property is valued at 50 dollars.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Thursday
May112017

Grilling Fires and Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges grillers to be particularly mindful of cooking safety in the spring and summer months, when grilling fires most often occur.According to NFPA’s latest “Home Grill Fires” report, three out of five households own a gas grill, which means there’s a notable risk of home fires. From 2009 – 2013, an annual average of 8,900 home fires involved grills, and almost half of all grilling injuries involved thermal burns. Grilling fires peak in July, followed by May, June and August.  Grilling video  While gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, NFPA says all types of grills pose a risk for fires and burn injuries. According to the report, over one-quarter (27 percent) of home grill fires started on a balcony or open porch, another 27 percent started on a patio, and eight percent began in the kitchen. For additional information and resources including tips for outdoor cooking with portable grills, visit www.nfpa.org/grilling 

Thursday
May112017

Sen Richard Burr and Homeless Veterans Act

This week, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) joined with two Democratic Senators and  introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017. This legislation would build on existing homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by investing in established programs that are proven to be effective and removing any residual barriers to housing for veterans.   “We are making progress in combating veterans’ homelessness, and over the last 2 years, we have seen the number of homeless veterans decrease to around 40,000, but that is still far too many, and I will continue to address this problem until the number is zero,” said Senator Burr. Also Burr explained that in particular, many women have been unable to fully participate in existing programs because their children were not allowed to live in the transitional housing. The Homeless Veterans Prevention Act bill addresses this shortcoming and increases the availability of housing for homeless veterans.

Wednesday
May102017

Water Intake August 1 Deadline

According to the state, county leaders have dragged their feet long enough regarding a loan and a water intake project.  This week, Officials from Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, and the County were informed a $32 million, interest free loan for the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake project and related pipelines will be cancelled if local government differences on the project aren’t worked out by August 1.  Locally, the idea for the intake project has been discussed and planned for at least the last 10 years.  Wilkesboro Representatives recently told County Commissioners they were ready to move forward, but North Wilkesboro asked to renegotiate with the County.  Now all sides must come together by August 1 or lose the state loan.

Wednesday
May102017

Shoplifting and Other Charges

Two white females, later identified as sisters, were caught shoplifting from Kohls.  Wilkesboro Police were called when store staff observed the two sisters taking and concealing merchandise.  After the two left the store, they attempted to leave the area by car when they were stopped by Police.  Over 500 in stolen property from the store and some drug paraphernalia was found by Police.  The two sisters from North Wilkesboro, Haley and Brittany Mathis, were arrested and charged with larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Wednesday
May102017

Torch Run in Wilkes Yesterday

Wilkesboro Police Officers continued support of Special Olympics on Tuesday. The 2017 NC Torch Run for Special Olympics was held yesterday morning in Wilkes as rain did not deter participants getting the Torch closer to Raleigh and the State Games! To purchase Torch Run shirts from the Wilkesboro Police Dept or make a donation, contact Off. Bradley Dancy at 336-667-7277 or come by Police Dept at 100 West St. Wilkesboro.

Wednesday
May102017

March of Dimes Greenway Event Saturday in Wilkes

Many will join together Saturday at the Yadkin River Greenway Trail at West Park in the annual March for Babies, the largest annual fundraising event that helps babies get a healthy start in life. The event is expected to raise $49,000 for the March of Dimes. Among the participants is 2 year old Jocelyn, this year’s Wilkes County Ambassador, and her family.  Josh and Jackie were excited about becoming new parents when their baby Jocelyn arrived unexpectedly at only 28 weeks, weighing less than 2 pounds. Josh and Jackie were told that Jocelyn has less than a 10% chance of survival and less than 5% chance of survival with no chronic disabilities. Josh explains, “We take part in March for Babies because we don’t want other families to experience the same trauma that we went through.”  On-site registration begins at the Yadkin River Greenway West Park at 9 a.m. Saturday with the 3-mile walk kicking off at 10 a.m.

Wednesday
May102017

Mumps Making a Comeback in NC

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is encouraging North Carolinians to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccines after seven mumps cases were identified in North Carolina residents in April. Cases have been identified in Orange, Wake and neighboring Watauga counties. Among those affected are college and elementary school students.  Mumps is a viral illness that causes swelling of the salivary glands below the ears and above the jaw. Infection is spread by droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of an infected person. A person with confirmed or suspected mumps should stay home from work or school and limit close contact with others for five days after the salivary glands swell, or until mumps is ruled out. More information about mumps, contact the Wilkes Health Dept.

Tuesday
May092017

Stolen Vehicle

A Hays resident has reported her vehicle stolen.  The victim said their Ford Explorer was parked at their house the night before, but it was gone the next morning.  The stolen SUV is valued at 3500 dollars.  No suspects were listed with the report.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.