A 90-year-old man reported Wednesday to the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office that he received a phone call that day stating that the elderly man’s grandson was in jail and that he needed to provide bond money to help him get out.
Local officials are trying to determine if anyone besides people already identified had contact with a rabid cat found Monday on N.C. 268 East near East Wilkes High School.
Requests for permits for fireworks displays during the Independence Day period must be submitted to the Wilkes County fire marshal's office by June 16, said Niki Hamby, a fire investigator with the office.
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.
Although not expected until much later Tuesday, snow started falling early Tuesday morning and was continuing at 9:45 a.m.
Although not as much as predicted, Wilkes County received the most frozen precipitation so far this winter Monday afternoon and night.
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...
Area blood drives sponsored by American Red Cross and Community Blood Center of the Carolinas have been announced for Wilkes County.
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.
Two fatal wrecks, one on May 29 and the other Wednesday, demonstrate in tragic terms the need to convert 2.6 miles of U.S. 421 in western Wilkesboro to a “superstreet” as soon as possible.
More than any other fruit, at least in the South, peaches symbolize summer.
Can Atticus Finch still be our hero?
RALEIGH – Does it serve a clear public purpose to give lower-income families $4,200-a-year, taxpayer-funded scholarships so their children can attend private or religious schools?
In explaining why the community college would need to bill students twice, (Wilkes Journal-Patriot, July 15, 2015), Sen. Shirley Randleman and Rep. Jeffery Elmore, our legislators in Raleigh, explained that as more people get jobs, fewer have to turn to community colleges for retraining. They said this resulted in a shortfall in revenue generated by the community college system, and necessitated a tuition hike to make up the difference.
If there is one man Americans trust, it’s Bill Nye the Science Guy. He taught many the basics of science, and earned our love and respect as a scientific educator.