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North Wilkesboro, NC

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Penalties for inadequately covered loads discussed

The Wilkes County commissioners on Tuesday night discussed how to enforce the portion of the county solid waste ordinance that addresses uncovered or improperly covered garbage loads.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Higher pay increase is proposed
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 12:41 pm

Continuing their work on the fiscal 2016-17 budget, the Wilkes County commissioners on Tuesday night agreed to increase county employee pay by 2 percent in the first half of the year and by another 1 percent the second half if projected savings ac...

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Monday 05/16/2016
Personnel additions approved
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 2:07 pm

The Wilkes County commissioners agreed to fund five additional fulltime county government positions in the fiscal 2016-17 budget during a work session on May 10.

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Corrections made with fire districts
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Some land parcels in Wilkes County are being shifted to other fire tax and fire insurance districts and other adjustments are being made as part of a process of creating GIS maps of the districts, said county officials.

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Friday 05/13/2016
County okays $50,000 more for schools
Updated: May 13, 2016 - 2:03 pm

The Wilkes County commissioners on Tuesday night agreed to allocate $50,000 more for Wilkes County school current expenses than was proposed in a draft fiscal 2016-17 budget presented on May 3.

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Monday 05/09/2016
County asked to join effort for older workers
Updated: May 09, 2016 - 2:00 pm

The Wilkes County commissioners haven’t decided whether to participate in a federally funded program designed to provide low-income people 55 and older with job skills and help them re-enter the workforce.

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Wednesday 05/04/2016
Action is taken on intake plans
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 3:08 pm

The elected governing bodies of Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro and the county all took action this week moving ahead with plans that will make W. Kerr Scott Reservoir the primary public water source in Wilkes County.

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Same county rate proposed
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 2:01 pm

A Wilkes County government budget for fiscal 2016-17 with $341,602 (3 percent) more for Wilkes school system current expenses instead of the $1.4 million (12 percent) increase requested was proposed Tuesday morning.

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Monday 04/11/2016
DSS has waiting list for childcare help
Updated: April 11, 2016 - 2:36 pm

The Wilkes County Department of Social Services has a waiting list for subsidized childcare for the first time since October 2013 due to the state approving an increase in fees charged by licensed child care providers, said Wilkes DSS Director Joh...

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Stocks

Impartial redistricting
Posted: May 23, 2016

Demographic shifts in North Carolina are setting the stage for major changes when the N.C. General Assembly sits down to draw new lines for Congressional and state legislative districts in 2021.

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BROC Elderly Nutrition
Posted: May 20, 2016

Without a doubt, one of the best services provided by a non-profit organization in Wilkes County is the Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission’s Elderly Nutrition Program.

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Poplars under attack
Posted: May 23, 2016

For the second year in a row in parts of Wilkes County and likely elsewhere in western North Carolina, yellow poplars are afflicted with yellow poplar weevils.

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Public safety a focus early in legislative session
Posted: May 23, 2016

RALEIGH – When politicians talk about government getting back to its core responsibilities, they speak mainly about public safety and welfare, education and transportation.

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Destructive N.C. legislation
Posted: May 23, 2016

One of my favorite phrases is “Ring, ring, it’s the clue phone” when someone needs help with a question where the answer is obvious.  

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Ensure safety in bathrooms
Posted: May 20, 2016

As far as I know I have never met a transgendered person, and I harbor no hate toward any of their number, but I sure do hate what is being done to the civility and safety of our society to protect their supposed rights.

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