Times are hard. Things are expensive. It’s possible a certain thief wanted to do some landscaping but couldn’t afford the outdoor lighting, so they just stole some. In fact the crime line on the theft report states: Removed outside lights without owner’s consent. A North Wilkesboro resident called the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department over the weekend to report the theft of lights outside their home. The victim said that 8 of their 12 outdoor lights were taken. The stolen lights are described as 8 bronze with crystal globe outdoor lights and are valued at 100 dollars. There are no suspects.
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, 29 North Carolina counties are now eligible for help from FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Public Assistance is a cost-share reimbursement program which includes: Debris removal, Emergency protective measures, Road systems and bridges, and Public utilities. The Public Assistance program is open to state, local and tribal government agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations. Typically, the federal share of total eligible costs is 75 percent with state and local agencies paying the balance. Survivors and business owners in the newly designated counties may apply for assistance by calling FEMA’s toll-free registration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362)
For students who daydream about following around their favorite music group, the North Carolina Symphony can make their dreams come true. College-age students can earn free tickets to North Carolina Symphony concerts across the state by joining the NCS Street Team as a campus representative. Street Team members will learn the ins and outs of filling the seats at a Symphony concert. Along the way, Street Team members receive hands-on training from members of the North Carolina Symphony’s marketing and audience development team on the latest efforts in arts marketing, including guerilla marketing campaigns, social media initiatives and more. To apply to join this exciting, young crew of arts world up-and-comers, visit www.ncsymphony.org/streetteam.
Another soldier of the cross has made it home. Howard Hayes--founder, dad, and bass singer of the Southern Gospel group, The Hayes Family from Boone, NC passed away last night. 3WC's John Wishon spoke with Howard's daughter Sharon last night who said that her dad passed away around 8:15pm. Howard had just been transferred from UNC Chapel Hill to Hospice Care in Caldwell County. Howard and his family have been sharing the Gospel together for nearly forty years and have performed in many churches in and around Wilkes County. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and we will post them here in the 3WC homepage when they are completed.
There was a report of a tornado touching down off Longbottom Road near Greenstreet Drive Monday afternoon about 5:25. No one was reported injured; however, there were several trees down, a roof blew off a barn, chicken houses were damaged, and a large tree fell on a house. According to the Wilkes Communications Center, someone called in and reported seeing the tornado touch down near their residence. The tornado moved northeast toward Greenstreet Mountain. Several fire departments responded to the scene including Traphill, McGrady, Austin, and Mtn. View. Firefighters remained on the scene for several hours last night. Again no personal injuries were reported; only property damage from the tornado Monday afternoon.
A truck stolen in Wilkes back in June has been recovered and the thief has been extradited back to Wilkes County. On June 25, Wilkesboro Police received a call concerning a stolen truck from the Monte De Rey parking lot. The owner had left his ’94 Chevrolet truck unsecured with the keys in the ignition. When he returned to the parking lot, his truck was gone. Weeks later, Wilkesboro Police receive a call from the Abbington Virginia Police. They had caught Joshua Walker of Purlear trying to steal a vehicle in their area. At the time of his capture, he had the keys in his pocket to the stolen truck from Wilkes. The truck was towed and stored until it could be recovered by the owner. Wilkesboro Police obtained a felony warrants on Walker for the theft and the extradition process began. On August 26, Wilkesboro Police Officers traveled to Virginia and picked up Walker. He was transported back to the Wilkes County Jail and charged with 2 felony counts of larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle. Walker was held under a 15,000 bond. His court date is set for Wednesday in Wilkes District Court.
Watchful neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department about a home break-in in their area last week. While walking their child to the bus stop, the reporting person said their neighbor’s house seemed fine. Then about a half hour later, they noticed the door to their neighbor’s house was standing open and called 911. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene. Upon arrival, deputies saw that entry had been gained to the residence by smashing a door glass with a rock. All drawers inside the house had been gone through. However, the only thing reported stolen was a handful of change. No one in the neighborhood was saw or heard anyone around the house at the time of the break-in, and there are no suspects.
Big or small…local thieves don’t really have a preference. They’ll steal it all. A Boomer resident called the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department last week to report the theft of a 16-foot trailer. According to the report, the victim had parked the trailer in an open area at Mars Mountain Place in Boomer. The man told Deputies that he was at the property on August 18th and the trailer was there. When he went back on the 31st, the trailer was gone. Neighbors in the area were questioned but none reported seeing anything concerning the theft. The trailer valued at 1500 dollars is described as a 16-foot trailer with a vice attached to the left front corner. There are no leads at this time.
The Wilkes County Commissioners are scheduled to have their regular monthly meeting tonight. Public Hearings for the purpose of considering two Economic Investment Agreements with Darden Restaurant Company and Manzella Worldwide will be held beginning at 5:00 P.M with the regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting to follow immediately thereafter. During the regular meeting, the Wilkes Little League Softball All-Stars, who last month won 3rd Place in the World Series, will receive special recognition from County Manager John Yates. In addition at tonight’s meeting, Commissioners will consider a regional bike plan, will receive an update from Communities in Schools, and approve various board appointments. Commissioners will also take action on the two Economic Investment Agreements that will be discussed during the public hearing at 5 today. The Commissioners meeting is held in the Commissioners Room of the County Office Building.
The Wilkes County Board of Education will also conduct a regular meeting tonight at 5:30. The Board of Education is has on their schedule a discussion of some good news from the Duke Talent ID Program and the 2011 Governor’s School. Action items include a personnel report, discussion on the Drug Free/ Alcohol Free Workplace Policy, and a resolution for the new entrance to Moravian Falls Elementary. The meeting is today at 5:30 in the Lakey Boardroom of the Wilkes Board of Education building on Cherry Street in North Wilkesboro
OK why did they just steal part of it and leave the rest behind? The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department was called recently to investigate a theft at a Old Hwy 60 residence. The victim stated that his pressure washer had been stolen from his driveway. The spray wand and hose were left behind by the thief and only the washer was taken. The stolen property valued at 287 dollars is described as a Troybilt 2500 psi pressure washer with a red Honda 5hp motor. No suspects were given with the report; the Sheriff’s Department is investigating.