At least three reports came in to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department where homes were broken into in the same community, but nothing was reported stolen. The first residence on Woodhaven Road in North Wilkesboro was entered after someone broke out the window in the back door. The burglar went through the house and opened all the cabinets, but nothing was reported stolen. Damages are listed at 150 dollars. Then two other houses on Woodhaven Road were reported to be entered by someone but again nothing was reported stolen. It is unclear what the possible thief was looking for in the houses entered, Sheriff’s have no suspects, and the investigations are still underway.
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U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) was in Fayetteville yesterday and will be again today to host the 10th Annual North Carolina Defense Trade Show. Hagan is co-hosting the state’s premier defense trade show with Sen. Richard Burr, Rep. Larry Kissell, the NC Military Business Center, the NC Defense Business Association, the Partnership for Defense Innovation, and the University of North Carolina. Hagen gave the keynote address at the North Carolina Defense Business Association luncheon, where she discussed the importance of defense contracting to North Carolina’s economy and the challenges she sees facing the industry. The North Carolina Defense Trade Show is the only trade show in the state that brings together major defense companies, large and small North Carolina businesses, and senior leaders from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, Forces Command, Army Reserve Command and North Carolina bases in one event.
Last week 3WC News spoke with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx from the 5th District here in North Carolina. We asked if work on a balanced budget amendment was included with last week’s passage of the Budget Control Act that cut spending and raised the debt ceiling. She said yes and there at least two thoughts on a balance budget: one with tax increases and one without tax increases. Foxx says she is for the one without raising taxes. After an amendment is agreed to in Congress it is sent to the states for ratification and must be approved by 38 states in order to be added as an amendment to the Constitution. My complete interview with Congresswoman Foxx can be heard as a podcast on our website: www.hometownchristianradio.com
As 3WC News reported on Friday, Eddie Dean Everette, Jr., of Smokey Hollow Lane, Moravian Falls, was arrested last week by the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department for the two recent break-ins at Blue Ridge Tractor and for a break-in and theft from the Wilbar Fire Department back in December. The charges continue to mount against Everette this time from the Wilkesboro Police Department. Back in May of this year, there was a break-in and theft from Interconnect in which several items were taken from the work trucks. Sheriff’s Deputies called the Wilkesboro Police last week during their investigation at Everette’s home when they found a ladder with Interconnect stamped on it. Police obtained a search warrant and seized all the property they could find that belonged to Interconnect. The stolen items were returned to the company, and Everette was charged by Wilkesboro Police with Felony Possession of Stolen Property. He remains in the Wilkes County Jail under a 185,000 dollar bond.
Wilkesboro Police also arrested a wanted man last week after he was seen walking along a highway. While on routine patrol, an officer saw Harry McNealy of Wilkesboro walking along Curtis Bridge Road. The officer identified the man and confirmed that he had two open warrants for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and for Willful Destruction of Property by a tenant. McNealy was arrested without incident, served with the warrants, and taken to the Wilkes County Jail under a 500 dollar bond.
A burglar of a home in Ronda got away with a gaming system, a TV, and a gun. In a report filed with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department, the homeowner stated a witness saw a green Nissan car and a man at the house while the homeowner was away. When he returned, he found that someone had pried open the front door and took several things including an xBox 360, 5 games, a Vizio TV, and a Henry Arms survival rifle with case. Stolen property is valued over 1500 dollars. There is a suspect and charges are pending.
A Ferguson man was arrested following a wreck last week where he ran a red light. Wilkesboro Police were called out to a two-car collision at the Intersection of Hwy 421 and NC 16. According to the report, a Nissan driven by Jason Hamby of Ferguson entered the highway at the same time a Volkswagon driven by woman from Moravian Falls. The cars collided and no one reported any injuries. However, while police were investigating the accident, they were told by witnesses that Hamby had run a red light. Hamby was driving with a revoked license and the car he was driving had no insurance and a fictitious tag. He also had an open warrant for arrest. Hamby was arrested on the warrant and also charged with traffic violations. Again no one was reported injured in the wreck and property damage ranged from 800 to 1000 dollars.
It is believed a medical condition contributed to a traffic accident in Walmart’s parking lot in which a pedestrian was hit. In a report filed with the Wilkesboro Police Department, am 81-year-old woman was in the lane of travel in the parking lot when she began to back up until striking a parked car. The woman then started moving forward again into the lane of travel. She made a wide turn, struck someone walking through the parking lot, and continued on until she was stopped by another person in the parking lot. The woman was disoriented and unaware of hitting anything. It is believed the disorientation was due to a medical condition. The pedestrian was taken to WRMC with minor injuries.
Two thefts on Breez Hill Road in North Wilkesboro are believed to be related. The first homeowner reported that someone had entered his storage trailer and had taken some restaurant equipment including a charcoal griddle, gas griddle, and a deep fryer. Stolen property was valued at nearly 6000 dollars. Then later that day, another homeowner in the Breez Hill Road community called to report a stolen red Honda SR 50 motorcycle. A witness reported seeing a white male walk down the road then ride back up the road on a red motorcycle. Sheriff’s Officials have a description of the suspect: white male, about 5’10”, slim build, with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a ballcap, gray t-shirt, and shorts.
On Saturday, a Chinook helicopter was shot down in an eastern province of Afghanistan, killing 30 U.S. special operations forces, seven Afghan commandos and a civilian interpreter. Twenty-two of the Americans killed were members of the U.S. Navy SEAL commando force, some from the elite unit once known as SEAL Team Six that carried out the May raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC), released the following statement about the tragic news that U.S. troops and Special Operations Forces perished in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last night.
"Our hearts are heavy today as we reflect on the debt of gratitude we owe our service members and their families for the sacrifices they make in the name of our security and freedom,” said Hagan. “Today, my family and I are praying for the families and loved ones of the U.S. troops and Special Operations Forces who perished in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last night. All of our brave service members put their lives on the line when they go into combat, and it is a tragedy when even one of them does not come out safely on the other side of a mission. Day in and day out, our troops and Special Operations Forces prove that they are the best fighting force in the world with their courage and their perseverance.” Again those comments for Sen Kay Hagan of NC.