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Bruce named new Wilkes Correctional Center superintendent

The N.C. Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Daren Bruce as the new superintendent at Wilkes Correctional Center in North Wilkesboro.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Golf carts aren't allowed on roads to WCC during MerleFest
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 4:37 pm

Golf carts will no longer be allowed on Collegiate Drive and other roads approaching the Wilkes Community College campus during MerleFest, said festival organizers and Wilkesboro officials.

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Friday 02/26/2016
McGrady forest fire photos
Updated: February 27, 2016 - 12:08 am

By 8:30 p.m. Friday, a forest fire near the Alleghany County line on N.C. 18 mountain in McGrady had burned at least five acres.

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Firefighters respond to forest fire east of N.C. 18 in McGrady Friday
Updated: February 27, 2016 - 12:15 am

UPDATE: McGrady and other volunteer firefighters finished their work on a woods fire near N.C. 18 and the highway was reopened to traffic about 10 p.m. Friday.

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Hundreds of Duke customers in Wilkes lose electricity due to wind
Updated: February 24, 2016 - 7:25 pm

UPDATE: Over 800 Duke Energy customers in Wilkes County were without electricity at 7 p.m. Wednesday due to downed power lines resulting from strong winds starting around 3 p.m. Over 550 of them were in the Broadway community, at least partly due ...

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Tuesday 02/16/2016
Thousands in Wilkes County without electricity Tuesday morning
Updated: February 16, 2016 - 10:43 am

Thousands of Wilkes Countians awoke without electricity Tuesday morning as a result of ice accumulating on trees and powers lines overnight.

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Monday 02/15/2016
Slick roads cause wrecks Monday evening; no school on Tuesday
Updated: February 15, 2016 - 6:47 pm

Several wrecks due to slick roads were reported in Wilkes County Monday evening starting a little before 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Wilkes schools reopen Wednesday with delay, limited bus routes
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 11:23 pm

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.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Road clearing progresses
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 10:39 pm

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...

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Stocks

Response to Times article
Posted: May 30, 2016

In social media, face to face conversations and even from some pulpits, many current and former Wilkes County residents cried foul over the way Wilkes was depicted last week in a New York Times report on the decline of economic conditions here.

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Summer skin care
Posted: May 27, 2016

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but the end of the school year marks the start of this season in the sun for many folks.

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More Editorials
Meaning of Memorial Day
Posted: May 30, 2016

Though summer doesn’t officially begin for a few more weeks, Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the summer season.

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Classic barbecue in Ayden
Posted: May 27, 2016

Can a Louisiana food writer tell us something about North Carolina barbecue that we did not already know?

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Movie help is appreciated
Posted: May 30, 2016

We wish to say thank you to the following for their support, access and commitment to the film, “8th Round Pick.”

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Feature flume on new mural
Posted: May 30, 2016

While I am not personally involved in the artwork for the Yadkin Valley Marketplace mural in downtown North Wilkesboro, I think the Giant  Lumber Co. flume would be a great background for whatever artwork the committee decides to use.

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