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Tuesday
Oct162012

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk & Candlelight Vigil Tonight

Sheltered Aid to Families in Emergencies or SAFE of Wilkes has a special event planned this evening for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Tim Murphy reminds us the of the mission of SAFE.  AIR:  An Awareness Walk and Candlelight Vigil to honor victims of domestic violence starts at 6 pm today at the Wilkes County Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro.  AIR:  Again the Candlelight Vigil is this evening at 6 in Wilkesboro.  For more information, please call SAFE, Inc. at 838-9169.

Tuesday
Oct162012

Road Signs Found in Bushes

Where did they come from, how long had they been there, and why hadn’t anyone reported them stolen?  Wilkesboro Police received a call over the weekend regarding some street signs.  The reporting person showed the Police a pile of street signs at the end of Greenbriar Lane in Wilkesboro.  The signs appeared to have been torn off posts and were hidden in some bushes at the end of the road.  According to the Police report, it looked like the signs had been in the bushes for an extended amount of time.  The signs included a Hickory Place and Forest Drive sign, a Cedar Lane sign, Walnut Way Lane, and Peterson’s Pond Drive.  Police contacted the Wilkes Communications Center, and they advised none of the signs were reported stolen.  Police retrieved the street signs to store as evidence.  

Tuesday
Oct162012

Rings Are Gone

Wilkesboro Police are also investigating the theft of some rings from the North Street Apartments.  The victim told Police that a man hired by the landlord had been in the apartment to check on a breaker box.  Later that day, she noticed her white gold diamond ring and blue sapphire ring were missing.  The rings are valued over 300 dollars.  There is a possible suspect and charges are pending.

Tuesday
Oct162012

$2100 in Property Damages

While he was at work, someone ran over a wall causing thousands of dollars in damages.  In a report filed with the Wilkesboro Police, a resident on Highland Street is asking for their help in determining who hit his retaining wall.  The victim told Police he returned home from work and saw that someone had run up on a retaining wall and into his yard.  Due to construction work in the area, traffic had been diverted by his house.  Police determined it was a large vehicle, possible a tractor trailer, that caused the damages.  However, there are no suspects at this time.  Again damages to the wall and lawn are estimated at 2100 dollars.

Tuesday
Oct162012

WCC: Red Ribbon Week 

Wilkes Community College is observing Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week today through Friday with a week-long lineup of educational events and guest speakers. The annual celebration continues to be celebrated nationally on college campuses as “Red Ribbon Week.”  Today at 11 a.m., you can enjoy a course in healthy tailgating at this walk-through event.  Pass the trivia round and enjoy free hotdogs and drinks. Wear your favorite sports team apparel and prize monies are available for teams winning the corn toss.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Pond Parking Lot, it’s “Trooper Cart.” The North Carolina Highway Patrol will host a golf cart obstacle course, simulating driving while impaired.  Participants can wear the Fatal Vision goggles and attempt to maneuver the course.  For information on this week’s events, call WCC Student Services at 336-838-6147.  The events are open to students, staff, and the public.

Tuesday
Oct162012

Operation Stop Arm This Week

Their motto is:  Know the Law; Obey the Law.  In an effort to promote traffic safety around North Carolina schools, school buses and school bus stops, the Highway Patrol will conduct “Operation Stop Arm” this week through Friday, October  49, 2012.  On average, each school bus is illegally passed once every day.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, 21 children under the age of 19 die every year getting on and off buses.  The mission of Operation Stop Arm is to make school bus stops safe for our children.  Again, the operation will be conducted statewide this week through Friday, 19 October.

Tuesday
Oct162012

Bill Friday Remembered

William C. Friday, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina and an icon of American public higher education, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.  Bill Friday served for three decades as president of the University of North Carolina system, and he worked to help our state move from its agricultural and manufacturing roots to become a global pioneer and leader in higher education, digital technology, biosciences and social enterprise.  Sen Kay Hagan said, “ North Carolina lost one of our greatest leaders and advocates. A true public servant, Bill Friday helped shape North Carolina into the 21st century economic engine it is today. He grew the University of North Carolina system into the best higher education system in the country.”  Bill Friday was 92 years old. 

Monday
Oct152012

Thousands of Dollars in Property Stolen

Over 12,000 dollars in property was stolen from a North Wilkesboro residence.  The property owner called the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office concerning the theft.  The victim had two Toro mowers; one had a 3 bag vacuum system parked near his house on Statesville Road.  In the overnight hours, a thief or thieves came and stole both mowers.  Again the stolen mowers are valued at 12,000 dollars.  No suspects were listed with that theft.  Then a Moravian Falls resident called the Sheriff’s Department when they found that their house had been entered by a thief.  While the homeowner was away, someone entered the house by removing a air condition unit from a window.  Once inside, the thief took a 9mm pistol, a Playstation III, 2 controllers, and some PSIII games.  There is a suspect in this theft and charges are pending. 

Monday
Oct152012

Multiple Shoplifting Reports

Wilkesboro Police were busy with shoplifting reports last week.  Employees at Four Brothers were doing inventory when they determined that 3 cartons of cigarettes were missing.  Store video surveillance was pulled which showed to white males stealing the cartons on two different occasions when the clerk was distracted.  Police watched the video and identified the two men who were involved in the theft.  Both men were found and arrested for larceny.  Then a man came to Four Brothers and prepaid for 9 dollars of kerosene.  The man returned to his vehicle where he pumped 21 dollars worth of kerosene and left.  A store employee tried to stop him, but he sped off.  Again store surveillance video was pulled and Wilkesboro Police are looking for the fuel thief.  Charges are pending.  And finally, Wilkesboro Police were called to Walmart.  Two people were observed removing a CD from the packaging and concealing it in their clothing.  When the two attempted to leave the store, they were detained until Police could arrive.  Both were cited for shoplifting and released.

Monday
Oct152012

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

Sheltered Aid to Families in Emergencies or SAFE of Wilkes has a special event planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Tim Murphy reminds us the of the mission of SAFE.  AIR:  An Awareness Walk and Candlelight Vigil to honor victims of domestic violence will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16th starting at 6 p.m. at the Wilkes County Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro.  AIR:  Again the Candlelight Vigil is tomorrow in Wilkesboro.  For more information, please call SAFE, Inc. at 838-9169.