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Tuesday
May222012

Another Arrest at Walmart

Another man was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants after being seen at Walmart.  A Wilkesboro Police Officer saw a man standing at the grocery entrance.  The Officer recognized the man and knew he had open warrants.  The Officer confirmed that Tony Church of Wilkesboro was still wanted for arrest.  The Officer followed Church into the store where he was arrested without incident and charged with Communicating Threats, Injury to Real Property, and Trespassing.  His was taken to jail where his bond was set at 7500 dollars.

Tuesday
May222012

Hepatitis A Case in Wilkes--Updated

As 3WC News reported over the weekend, Wilkes County Health Department is investigating a case of hepatitis A in an employee of a local food establishment.  County health officials are advising people who consumed food or drinks from Dixie Donuts on Highway 268 West in Wilkesboro during the times when this employee was working to contact Wilkes County Health Department for a vaccine that could prevent them from getting sick. The infected person worked at Dixie Donuts during the following dates and times: May 8th and 9th from 7:00AM–1:00PM and May 10th and 12th from 2:00PM–8:00PM.  Pre-booked orders or previous day orders that were picked up on these dates are not included. Patrons who consumed food or drinks served at Dixie Doughnuts at other dates and times are not at risk and do not need to receive hepatitis A vaccine.  Those potentially exposed could experience symptoms as early as tomorrow May 22 and as late as June 23. Those who have had a hepatitis A infection or hepatitis A vaccine are protected from the virus and do not need to take additional actions.  The Hepatitis vaccine is very effective in reducing the risk of disease when administered within 14 days of the last day of exposure.  Hepatitis A is usually spread by eating or drinking items that have been contaminated with the virus or by close personal contact with an infected person.  Symptoms appear two-to-seven weeks after exposure and commonly include fever, a feeling of being unwell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal discomfort; also a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes may appear.  Anyone who may have been exposed is asked to call the Wilkes County Health Department at (336) 651-7573.  

Tuesday
May222012

Trashed the Place

This next report gives new meaning to:  The place was trashed.  The Wilkes County  Sheriff’s Department received a call from a resident in Roaring River concerning vandalism and destruction of property.  The woman returned home and found that the front door had been kicked off the hinges, furniture was cut and overturned, cabinets were broken, appliances were overturned, knives were stuck in the wall, clothes were thrown all over the floor, and the suspect had urinated throughout the residence.  The victim said her boyfriend was responsible for destroying her home.  According to the report, the man is from out of town.  Charges are pending further investigation.                   

Tuesday
May222012

Ran Over the Shrubs

Hundreds of dollars in damages were reported from a wreck at a State Road residence.  In a report filed with Wilkes Sheriff’s Office over the weekend, the victim on West Forest Drive said that the wreck had occurred during the day which caused hundreds of dollars in damages.  They came home and found that someone had run out of the road, had run over shrubberies in their yard, and had knocked apart a planter made from landscape blocks.  The report did not list any witnesses to the wreck, and there are no suspects at this time.  The investigation is continuing.          

Tuesday
May222012

List of Wilkes Break-Ins

Prescriptions, mail, and a lawn mower top the list of break-ins and thefts in some recent reports to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department.  A victim on the Haymeadow Road in Hays called Deputies when she realized her car had been entered.  The vehicle was parked at the home of the victim at the time of the theft.  No damages were done to the vehicle.  However, someone had entered the car and had taken some prescription medications.  A Roaring River resident called the Sheriff’s Office when they noticed that several items were missing from their mailbox.  A detailed list of what was taken from the box was not included with the report.  A staffer at the Brushy Mountain Pool called to report a break-in but apparently no theft.  It seems someone climbed over the fence and broke a lawn chair.  That was the only damage listed.  No suspects were given with either of those incidents.  Then a Rock Creek Road resident called to report a theft.  Someone came to their home and took a pushmower.  There was no break-in; only the theft was reported of the mower was reported.  There is a suspect in this theft and charges are pending.

Tuesday
May222012

Eugenics Meeting Tuesday

Legislators considering H947, the Eugenics Compensation Program bill, have scheduled a public hearing for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building, 330 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The session is expected to attract a large audience, including some sterilization victims whose inquiries have been matched to N.C. Eugenics Board records. So far, 132 verifications have been made, including 118 living victims.  Of the 100 sterilization victims in Wilkes only 3 have been verified.  The Bill H947 reflects the recommendations of the Gov. Bev Perdue’s Eugenics Compensation Task Force to establish a $10 million fund from which to issue a lump-sum, tax-free payment of $50,000 to eligible recipients and sets a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, to file a claim.  When approved, payment will be issued through the Office of the State Treasurer. The Sterilization Victims Foundation continues to assist individuals who believe that they or someone they know may have been affected by the N.C. Eugenics Boards program. For information, call toll-free hotline 877-550-6013 (or 919-807-4270) for information, or visit its website: www.sterilizationvictims.nc.gov.

Friday
May182012

Hepatitis A Case in Wilkes--Update

Wilkes County Health Department is investigating a case of hepatitis A in an employee of a local food establishment.  County health officials are advising people who may have consumed food or drinks from Dixie Donuts at 2830 West NC Highway 268 in Wilkesboro during the times when this employee was working to contact Wilkes County Health Department for a vaccine or shot that could prevent them from getting sick.

The infected person worked at Dixie Donuts during the following dates and times: May 8th and 9th from 7:00AM–1:00PM and May 10th and 12th from 2:00PM–8:00PM. Pre-booked orders or previous day orders that were picked up on these dates are not included. Patrons who consumed food or drinks served at Dixie Doughnuts at other dates and times are not at risk of hepatitis A and do not need to receive hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin.  Wilkes County Health Department will provide a walk-in clinic for the vaccine on May 18th from 2-6 pm and May 19th from 9-12 noon.  For more information, please call Wilkes County Health Department at (336) 651-7573. 

Those potentially exposed could experience symptoms as early as May 22 and as late as June 23. Those who have had a hepatitis A infection or hepatitis A vaccine are protected from the virus and do not need to take additional actions.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.  Hepatitis vaccine is very effective in reducing the risk of disease when administered within 14 days of the last day of exposure.

Hepatitis A is usually spread by eating or drinking items that have been contaminated with the virus or by close personal contact with an infected person.  Symptoms appear two weeks to two months after exposure and commonly include fever, a feeling of being unwell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal discomfort; urine may become darker in color and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes) may appear. Some individuals, especially children, may not develop jaundice, and may have an illness so mild that it can go unnoticed. However, even mildly ill persons can still be highly infectious. There is no specific treatment once a person has hepatitis A.  Most people recover without complications after several weeks, but illness can sometimes be severe. Anyone who experiences these symptoms should see their doctor.

You can protect yourself against hepatitis A by getting a hepatitis A vaccine. Vaccination is recommended for all children, for travelers to certain countries, and for people at high risk for infection Careful hand washing is also important for preventing spread of hepatitis A and should include vigorous washing of hands with soap and running water for minimum of 20 seconds. All surfaces should be washed including the back of the hands, wrists, between fingers and under fingernails. This is especially important after using the washroom and before handling food.  Anyone who may have been exposed is strongly encouraged to follow this practice to reduce the risk of spreading illness to others.

For more information, please call Wilkes County Health Department at (336) 651-7573.  For general information see http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/A/index.htm

Friday
May182012

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure At Local Food Establishment

Wilkes County Health Department is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A involving a local food establishment.  County health officials are advising people who may have consumed food or drinks from Dixie Donuts in Wilkesboro that they might have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus and are being asked to contact Wilkes County Health Department for a vaccine or shot that could prevent them from getting sick.   County health officials are advising anyone that purchased food or drinks at Dixie Donuts, (2830 W NC Highway 268), on the following dates and times:  May 8th (7:00 am – 1:00 pm), May 9th (7:00 am – 1:00 pm), May 10th (2:00 pm – 8:00 pm), or May 12th (2:00 pm – 8:00 pm) to contact Wilkes County Health Department.  An employee was diagnosed with hepatitis A on May 13.  Those potentially exposed could experience symptoms as early as May 22 and as late as June 23. Those who have had a hepatitis A infection or hepatitis A vaccine are protected from the virus and do not need to take additional actions.  Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.  Hepatitis vaccine is very effective in reducing the risk of disease when administered within 14 days of the last day of exposure.  Hepatitis A is usually spread by eating or drinking items that have been contaminated with the virus or by close personal contact with an infected person.  Symptoms appear two-to-seven weeks after exposure and commonly include fever, a feeling of being unwell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal discomfort; urine may become darker in color and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes) may appear. Some individuals, especially children, may not develop jaundice, and may have an illness so mild that it can go unnoticed. However, even mildly ill persons can still be highly infectious. While it can be avoided if the vaccine or shot described above are given within two weeks of exposure, there is no specific treatment once a person has hepatitis A.  Most people recover without complications after several weeks. People who have pre-existing liver problems can become extremely ill if they contract hepatitis A.  Anyone who experiences these symptoms should see their doctor.  Careful hand washing is the key to preventing spread of hepatitis A and should include vigorous washing of hands with soap and running water for minimum of 20 seconds. All surfaces should be washed including the back of the hands, wrists, between fingers and under fingernails. This is especially important after using the washroom and before handling food.  Anyone who may have been exposed is strongly encouraged to follow this practice to reduce the risk of spreading illness to others.  Wilkes County Health Department will provide a walk-in clinic for the vaccine on May 18th from 2-6 pm and May 19th from 9-12 noon.  For more information, please call Wilkes County Health Department at (336) 651-7573.  For general information see http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/A/index.htm

Friday
May182012

Crossing Center Line and Drug Charges

After watching the pickup cross the center line a few times, they decided to initiate a traffic stop.  In a report filed with the Wilkesboro Police, two officers observed a small pickup turn onto Industrial Park Road.  Police continued to follow the vehicle as it crossed the centerline two times and run off the road once.  They stopped the pickup and questioned the driver who denied having any alcohol to drink.  Officers noticed a pill bottle in the truck that the man said was not his.  The man, Steven Marion of Elkin, passed the field sobriety tests and Police then asked to search his vehicle.  Marion consented and the Officers found a bank bag with more pills and drug paraphernalia.  Again Marion said the bag was his but the pills weren’t.  Marion was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to deliver and drug possession.  He was taken to jail with a 15,000 dollar bond.  His court date is set for June.

Friday
May182012

Someone Is Using Samaritan's Kitchen Name to Collect Money

One week ago we reported on the Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier’s Food Drive which benefits 6 organizations including Samaritan’s Kitchen.  The Kitchen provides a Client Choice Pantry and a Student Backpack program.  Throughout the year they do fundraisers such as the Yard Sale that’s coming up later this month.  However, they DO NOT solicit donations of any kind by phone.  The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department was called this week to investigate someone making phone calls and falsely claiming to be conducting a fundraiser for Samaritan’s Kitchen.  It is unknown if anyone fell victim to the phone scam here in Wilkes, and there are no suspects at this time.  Again, Samaritan’s Kitchen does accept donations and they have a Yard Sale coming up at the end of the month where you can help their ministry of feeding the hungry.  But be aware of phone scammers, because Samaritan’s Kitchen does not ask for donations by phone.  If you receive a call, please contact the Wilkes Sheriff’s Department at 903-7600.