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March 4, 2015
North Wilkesboro, NC
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Wilkes Countians awaken Thursday to 4 to at least 6 inches of snow

Snow came as predicted Wednesday night and Thursday morning, leaving from around 4 to 4 ½ inches on the ground in and near the Wilkesboro to at least 6 inches out in the county.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Snow starts sooner than expected Tuesday; forecast is more snow
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 1:13 am

Although not expected until much later Tuesday, snow started falling early Tuesday morning and was continuing at 9:45 a.m.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
Wilkes gets 2-4 inches of snow and sleet Monday; severe cold coming
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Although not as much as predicted, Wilkes County received the most frozen precipitation so far this winter Monday afternoon and night.

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Monday 10/13/2014
N.C. 115 overpass opening; others closing Wednesday and Nov. 15
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 3:08 pm

An overpass bridge over U.S. 421 closed for repairs since this summer is reopening, another will be closed for similar work starting this week and a third will be closed for repairs starting Nov. 15, said David Poindexter, an N.C. Department of Tr...

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Friday 09/19/2014
Upcoming blood drives announced
Posted: September 19, 2014

Area blood drives sponsored by American Red Cross and Community Blood Center of the Carolinas have been announced for Wilkes County.

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Thursday 03/13/2014
WRMC skilled nursing unit gets 5 star rating from U.S. News and World Report
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 9:36 am

The Wilkes Regional Medical Center skilled nursing unit has been ranked as one of the top nursing homes in the state by U.S. News and World Report.

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Wednesday 03/12/2014
Strong, damaging winds possible in Wilkes through noon Thursday
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 1:52 pm

The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg, Va., has issued an advisory saying strong winds are likely Wednesday afternoon through noon Thursday in Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany, Surry and Watauga counties and several counties in southwestern Vir...

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Saturday 03/08/2014
Utility, tree cutting crews working in Wilkes County after snowstorm
Updated: March 10, 2014 - 3:58 pm

As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Duke Energy still had about 270,000 outages the day after a winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Carolinas.

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Thursday 03/06/2014
Brine being applied to Wilkes area roads due to possible icy conditions
Updated: March 06, 2014 - 12:57 pm

N.C. Department of Transportation crews have begun spreading brine on  roads in northwestern North Carolina in preparation of possible ice, sleet and snow Thursday night and Friday morning.

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