Details are few at this time but 3WC News received report of a drowning last night at W Kerr Scott Lake. The drowning was reported by Comm Center to Emergency Personnel around 9:30 last night. Search and rescue teams from several counties were on the scene all night and were finally able to locate the body shortly before five this morning. No name has been released. As we said, details are few but some reports are suggesting that the man drown after either jumping in or falling in the lake from a boat dock or water trampoline. We’ll have further details as they become available.
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Monday, a resident of McGlamery Road Wilkesboro reported to the Sheriffs Department they were outside when a vehicle passed by their residence several times. The occupants of the vehicle were making gestures including making hand signs to resemble a gun. At one point, someone in the vehicle stopped and said the were going to Ravenwood to turn around and them they would come back and fight in the street. While the deputy was speaking with the resident, North Wilkesboro Police Chief stopped by to see what was up, was informed of the situation and given a description of the vehicle. The Chief saw the vehicle leaving Ravenwood and stopped the vehicle. The driver, Christopher McCoy was charged with intimidating a witness.
Only in Traphill...There was a minor accident in Traphill Thursday morning involving a school bus and a pickup truck... The cause of the wreck....A cow...Yes a cow...The school bus was traveling down Traphill road when a cow ran across the road in front of the bus. The bus driver slowed down to avoid hitting the cow and was a rear-ended by the driver of the pickup who wasn't paying attention. Thankfully the bus missed the cow and no one was hurt in the accident.
Blue Ridge Mountain VFW Post 1142 of North Wilkesboro will take part in a Memorial Day service scheduled for 10 am Monday morning that will feature a dedication ceremony for a new veterans’ monument at the post hall on Beech Street in North Wilkesboro. Speaking at the main ceremony will be retired Army Lt. Col. Fred Burt of Winston-Salem. Names of Wilkes servicemen who died while serving their country will be read. A wreath will be placed at the monument in front of the VFW Hall at the end of the main program. The public is invited to attend.
A resident of Austin Little Mountain Road, Roaring River reported to the Sheriff's Department her vehicle ran out of gas Tuesday evening on South Lomax Road in Roaring River. She left the vehicle on the roadside overnight and returned the next morning to find the vehicle heavily damaged. The front and rear windshields had broken out along the driver side mirror being damaged. Total damage to the vehicle is listed at five hundred dollars. There are no leads or suspects.
As a sign of respect for the sacrifices of our armed services personnel, Governor Perdue has ordered that
the United States and North Carolina flags at all state offices be flown at half staff on Monday until 12
noon in honor of Memorial Day. Governor Perdue will speak at the Change of Command Ceremony today at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. She will participate in the transition of command from Colonel L.S Loch to Colonel Mitchell Bauman.
Hail from recent severe thunderstorms across the area caused damage ranging from dents in your vehicle to completely ruining crops farmers rely on as their source of income. A tobacco farmer in Wilkes will have to start all over after hail from Tuesday's storm ruined his crop. Golf ball sized hail rained over Toby Speaks's field in Traphill for 15 minutes, destroying about 50 acres of his crop. It will cost the tobacco farmer around four hundred dollars an acre to replant the tobacco. In addition to the cost of replanting, his harvest will be delayed at least four weeks. Speaks says he has crop insurance, but since the crop was destroyed before June 15th he will have to pay to replant.
A pilot and three passengers died in a plane crash in the western North Carolina mountains about 125 miles west of Asheville. Federal investigators report that the pilot of the Beech Baron 58 twin engine plane reported a fire on board the aircraft prior to the crash. The plane was flying Wednesday from Atlanta to Hazard, Kentucky. The identities of the four victims haven't been released.
Wilkesboro Police responded to Glenn Hill Apartments in reference to a larceny. The victim told Police he and his friend were sitting outside on the balcony smoking a cigarette when they witnessed a subject identified as James Miller enter the victims vehicle. The victim and his friend yelled at the subject who exited the victims vehicle and fled the scene. When the victim checked his vehicle he noticed the glove compartment was open and one hundred sixty dollars in cash was missing. The victim said he knew Miller from living near him in the past. The victim secured a warrant on Miller. Police later spoke with Miller and placed him into custody, searched him but the cash wasn't located. Miller was then served with the warrant for larceny and released.
As we honor deceased men and women of the Armed Forces this Memorial Day the Highway Patrol reminds you to drive with care. The holiday weekend officially begins at 6:00 pm. Friday May 27th and ends at midnight Monday May 30th. The Highway Patrol will be joining other law enforcement agencies at “Click-It or Ticket” seatbelt checkpoints across the state throughout the week. Troopers will also be participating in the nationwide “Operation C.A.R.E.” involving all Highway Patrol and state police agencies across the nation.