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Friday
Aug242012

Meth Arrest in Parking Lot

A North Wilkesboro man was arrested after local law enforcement received information on possible drug activity in the Walmart parking lot.  Wilkesboro Police arrived at Walmart and spoke with the Loss Prevention Officer who had information on someone with meth.  Police Officers searched the parking lot for the suspect’s vehicle.  When Police saw the suspect, they initiated a traffic stop.  The man, Michael Ray Combs of North Wilkesboro, was asked by Police for a consent to search.  Combs granted permission for a search of his vehicle.  Police found 3 plastic baggies containing meth and a Xanax pill.  Warrants were obtained and Combs was arrested on one felony count and one misdemeanor count of drug possession.  His is court date is set for September 26th

Friday
Aug242012

Wilkes Thieves Love Chainsaws

Guard those chainsaws as they appear to be the hot ticket item in a couple of local thefts.  A property owner on South Center Church Road called the Sheriff’s Office to report a theft from their outbuilding.  The door to the building was closed but not locked.  Someone entered the building sometime during the past week and took two chainsaws.  The stolen property is described as a Dolmar chainsaw valued at 650  dollars and a Husqvarna chainsaw valued at 350 dollars.  There are no suspects at this time.  Then a resident on the Longbottom Road in Traphill called to report a break-in and theft.  Again, the only thing reported stolen was a chainsaw.  This one was an Echo valued at 400 dollars.  There is a suspect in that theft and charges are pending.

Friday
Aug242012

Caught on Store Video

Charges are pending the arrest of someone who took several items from a store in Ronda.  According to the report filed with the Wilkes Sheriff’s Department, someone entered Foster’s Grocery Wednesday afternoon, took several items from the store, and left without paying.  Store employees did get a tag number of the thief’s car, and the thief was caught on in-store surveillance video.  Sheriff’s Officials have viewed the video and the suspect has been identified.  Again, charges are pending.

Friday
Aug242012

Marital Shoplifting

Well we have reported on mother/daughter shoplifting teams, the buddy system for shoplifting involving a couple of friends, and now we have a husband and wife duo from North Wilkesboro.  Perhaps they included in their vows to love, honor, and shoplift til death do us part or until we are arrested.  In a report filed with the Wilkesboro Police Department this week, Police were called to Kohls regarding a theft.  The husband and wife thieving duo were observed by store employees taking and concealing merchandise.  They then left the store without paying for the stolen items.  The two were detained by store employees until Police could arrive.  The married couple were not arrested but were given a citation for  misdemeanor larceny.  They were released happily ever after.

Friday
Aug242012

Snatched Through Open Window

It’s a purse snatching from a car.  The victim, an employee of Tyson Foods on Factory Street, called Wilkesboro Police this week concerning the theft.  The woman stated that she had gone to her car about 8:30 one evening and had forgotten to roll up her windows before returning to work.  When she back to her car at 1:45am, she saw that her pocketbook had been taken from the vehicle.  A Motorola cell phone, bank cards, and personal papers were taken with the pocketbook.  Attempts are being made to watch security video; however, a suspect has not yet been identified.  

Friday
Aug242012

NC Farmers Need to Test Corn

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food.  Aflatoxin is a byproduct of the mold Aspergillus flavus, and can be harmful to both humans and livestock.  “Another hot, humid summer means there is potential for aflatoxin in corn,” Troxler said.  Some farmers may need to have corn samples tested for crop insurance or quality assurance purposes. These samples must be submitted to a grain marketing location certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The tests cost $22.20 per sample.  For insurance or quality assurance purposes, farmers must submit a 5-pound sample of shelled corn by mail, UPS or FedEx to a USDA-certified grain marketing location.  Farmers who grow or buy bulk corn to feed to their own animals can have it tested for free by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Lab in Raleigh. This lab is not an approved testing facility; therefore, results from this location will not be accepted for insurance claims.  Farmers may drop off 5-pound samples of shelled corn at the lab or at one of six agricultural research stations.  For additional information about the aflatoxin testing program, call the NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division, 919-733-7366.

Friday
Aug242012

NC Gov on Status of Women

Gov. Bev Perdue has announced preliminary findings of the 2012 Status of Women in North Carolina report indicate that women in North Carolina have made significant social and economic advances since 2000, but the need for further progress remains. The report is being prepared by the independent Institute for Women’s Policy Research on behalf of the N.C. Council for Women in the N.C. Department of Administration.  “Many North Carolina women have experienced life-changing benefits as a result of our state’s emphasis on improving educational opportunities, including those that provide job-ready skills,” Gov. Perdue said. “It is clear, however, that too many North Carolina women remain vulnerable to economic insecurity caused by unemployment, a persistent wage gap, poverty and the high cost of child care.”   Gov. Perdue has also declared Saturday as Women’s Equality Day in North Carolina in recognition of the 92nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. She encourages women to celebrate the occasion by registering to vote and speaking to policymakers about the needs of their communities.                   

Thursday
Aug232012

Gun vs. Hammer

Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputies were at the right place at the right time early Wednesday morning when a shot was fired.  About 2am yesterday, 3 people came to a Mulberry Mill Road house and kicked in the front door.  The homeowner was not at home but was at a neighbor’s house.  She heard a commotion outside and went to check it out.  The homeowner and two neighbors encountered the 3 people in the yard.  The three said they were there to collect money for a friend.  One of the neighbors had a hammer and one of the 3 had a gun.  There was a confrontation, a shot was fired, and the three left.  Deputies, who were in the neighborhood checking out possible drug activity, heard the shot, and were on their way to investigate when they received the 911 call.  Deputies quickly found and arrested the three who had fled the scene.  Steven Carter was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, and breaking and entering.  His bond was set at 15,000 dollars.  Heather Powell and Timothy Potts were arrested and charged with breaking and entering.  No one was injured in the incident.

Thursday
Aug232012

Stopping to Check Leads to Drug and B & E Arrests

A Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy just decided to stop and check on a vehicle on the side of the road and that led to two arrests on multiple charges.  The Deputy was traveling on Hwy 268 at Woodside Drive when he saw a vehicle stopped and parked on the side of the road.  A man, a woman, and a child were at the scene.  They explained that they had stopped there to allow the small child to play in the sand.  While they were talking, the Deputy asked if he could do a search.  They agreed.  During the search, the Deputy found a handgun, drugs, drug paraphernalia, and some property stolen in a break-in that occurred earlier this week.  The Deputy arrested the two adults at the scene.  Christopher Carson was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of drug possession, drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and breaking & entering.  Jacklyn Carson was arrested and charged with breaking & entering.  DSS was called to take custody of the child.

Thursday
Aug232012

Another T-Dap Whooping Cough Clinic Today

The second of 4 Whooping Cough clinics is today.   The Wilkes County Health Department is offering FREE TDAP (Whooping cough) CLINICS at area high schools.  Debbie Nicholson of the Wilkes Health Dept says pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease spread from person to person, and can be fatal.  AIR:  What are whooping cough symptoms?  AIR:  Nicholson explains why Health Departments are seeking anyone 16 years and older who have not had a Tdap vaccine to come to a clinic.  AIR There are 3 more FREE Tdap clinics planned through the end of the month.  Today, it’s at West Wilkes High - Media Center; next week--August 28, 2012 at East Wilkes High   - Old Gym; and August 30, 2012 at Wilkes Central High  -  Old Gym.  Tdap clinics will also be conducted for the PUBLIC from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at each school location.  226 people were vaccinated at North Wilkes on Tuesday which Nicholson says was a very good turnout.  If you have questions about Whooping Cough or the TDap vaccine you may call the Wilkes Health Dept at 651-7450.