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July 31, 2015
North Wilkesboro, NC
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Attempted scam involves claim that grandson is in jail

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.

Recent Headlines

Wednesday 07/15/2015
Anyone who touched rabid cat sought
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 2:01 pm

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.

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Friday 06/05/2015
Requests for permits for July 4 fireworks shows due by June 16
Updated: June 05, 2015 - 11:21 pm

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.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Wilkes Countians awaken Thursday to 4 to at least 6 inches of snow
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 6:07 pm

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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Stocks

Save lives, finish project
Posted: July 31, 2015

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.

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Tribute to local peaches
Posted: July 29, 2015

More than any other fruit, at least in the South, peaches symbolize summer.

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More Editorials
On wrong side of history
Posted: July 31, 2015

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero?

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‘Opportunity Scholarship’ effort lacks accountabilty
Posted: July 31, 2015

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?

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More Columns
Tuition hike explanation unreasonable
Posted: July 31, 2015

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.

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GMO labeling needed on food
Posted: July 29, 2015

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.

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