After canceling classes Friday, Monday and Tuesday due to snow and ice on roads, Wilkes County schools will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday with limited bus routes.
After the challenge of clearing snow and sleet off roads while temperatures were mostly near or below freezing this weekend, N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) officials expect crews to make significant progress as it warms up to low 50s toda...
Wilkes County school officials announced that all Wilkes schools are closed for students and all employees on Friday, Jan. 22 due to inclement weather. School officials said all school activities Friday and this weekend were also cancelled.
The Wilkes Communications Center received three calls on Friday (Christmas Day) afternoon about what sounded like explosions in the Purlear area.
The National Weather Service has declared a flood watch for portions of North Carolina, including Wilkes, Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Surry and Yadkin counties.
The Wilkes County commissioners responded to concerns from residents of the Brushy Mountain community about issues involving cyclists by having signs identifying a cycling route removed from along roads in the community, said County Manager John Y...
The Wilkes County Health Department is sponsoring a public health preparedness exercise Saturday at the Central Wilkes Middle School gym.
UPDATE: Wilkes Emergency Medical Services took a hiker at Stone Mountain State Park to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin Monday afternoon, said Wilkes EMS Director Eric Morrison. Emergency personnel were dispatched after the Wilkes Communica...
As has happened before, the deluge of rain Wednesday washed trash down the upper Yadkin River and into the coves of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. It’s a tremendous eyesore and can harm wildlife, but it also raises health concerns for humans.
If you managed to make it through even some of the 278 pages of emails Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made public, you probably recognized something in how state officials responded to a water quality crisis in Flint.
It’s troubling that it took school administrators so long to detect something was wrong at Wilkes Central High School and initiate a process that led to a former bookkeeper there being charged recently with embezzling over $100,000 in ticket proceeds from athletic events.
Considering all the changes, this could be a confusing year for voters.
With the passing of Roy E. “Pete” Glass on Monday, the Town of Wilkesboro lost a colorful and strong-willed but caring citizen who brought smiles to others as he walked through this life.
With the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos facing off in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the time is now to stock up on snacks for the big game.
A recent discussion on the possibility of implementing a Montessori school or program at North Wilkesboro Elementary School might seem to be “thinking out of the box.”
RALEIGH – “Teacher pay” undoubtedly will be one of the most frequently uttered phrases around the General Assembly complex during this year’s legislative session, which begins in late April.
As a small child, catching a trout seemed like the holy grail of fishing.
RALEIGH – Even as an often-cynical reporter, I was impressed by the collaboration among some of the state’s top education and business leaders at a recent meeting of Gov. Pat McCrory’s Education Cabinet.
There’s a sadness over our little town and I don’t know if it will ever be lifted.
As an 82-year-old proud U.S. citizen who has traveled all 50 states and many other parts of the world, I am very concerned about what is happening to our beloved country.
One of the things that makes me proudest of North Carolina is our university system.
I agree that building a new fire station and police department are among the highest town priorities, but I think the Elks Lodge property is the wrong location for a number of reasons.
Thank you for your excellent article (“Powered by the sun”) in the Dec. 20 issue on installation of solar panels for the Two Rivers Cinema in Wilkesboro.