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February 12, 2016
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Thursday 02/11/2016
Vada D. Miles dies Wednesday; funeral Saturday
Posted: February 11, 2016 - 4:19 pm

Emmie Vada Dillard Miles, 87, of Hays passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Geneva Lyon dies in Dobson; services to be set
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 11:34 am

Geneva Lyon, 75, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.

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Albert Laws, 62, of Wilkesboro dies on Tuesday
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 11:34 am

Albert Laws, 62, of Wilkesboro died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at his home.

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Colen J. Roope of Millers Creek dies on Tuesday
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 11:30 am

Colen James Roope, 74, of Millers Creek, husband of Ann Roope, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Vada Miles dies Wednesday at Wilkes Regional
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 11:32 am

Vada Miles, of Hays, wife of Albert Miles, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

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Betty S. Hicks dies on Tuesday at her residence
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 11:26 am

Betty Ruth Smith Hicks, 70, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at her home.

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Ina Whittington of Wilkesboro dies on Tuesday
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 9:21 am

Ina Fay Triplett Whittington, 90, of Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Ronnie Pruitt dies on Sunday; funeral Friday
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:38 am

Ronnie Joel “Radio Ron” Pruitt, 65, of North Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

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Rosie Dell Wipff dies in Texas; services Monday
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:28 am

Rosie Dell Wipff, born May 4, 1940, to Noah Pedro and Rhea Dosha Brooks, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Deer Park, Texas.

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Richard Denny of Wilkesboro dies on Monday
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 9:12 am

Richard Thomas Denny, 74, of Wilkesboro died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Jean Anderson dies on Monday; funeral Thursday
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Martha “Jean” Anderson, 78, of Elkin died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mrs. Anderson was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Davidson County to Ralph and Martha Friddle Beam.

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Clarence Call, Wilkes native, dies in Clemmons
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 11:45 am

Clarence Eugene Call died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at The Crest of Clemmons, where he had resided since 2008.

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Sue L. Vannoy of Wilkesboro dies on Sunday
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 11:42 am

Sue Lovette Vannoy, 91, of Wilkesboro passed away quietly on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born to James Leander “Jimmy Lee” and Belle Brown Lovette on Aug. 28, 1924, in the Tumbling Shoals area of Wilkes County.

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Margaret Brown of Mocksville dies Thursday
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 9:43 am

Margaret Lucille Brown, 83, of Mocksville, passed away on Thursday Feb. 4, 2016, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, surrounded by family. Ms. Brown was born April 23, 1932, in Wilkes County to Gaston Privette and Pearl Johnson Privette.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Ada Sue Vannoy of Wilkesboro dies on Sunday
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 11:20 am

Ada Sue Vannoy, 91, of Wilkesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her home.

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Lake pollution
Posted: February 05, 2016

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.

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Learn from Flint
Posted: February 05, 2016

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.

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Lessons learned
Posted: February 03, 2016

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.

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Don’t be confused
Posted: February 01, 2016

Considering all the changes, this could be a confusing year for voters.

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Panthers’ motto inspirational
Posted: February 10, 2016

Wilkes County became a sea of blue, black and silver on Friday, Feb. 5, as fans of the Carolina Panthers wore their team colors to support the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.  Many offices and schools around the county celebrated “Panthers Day,” with people sporting T-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts and caps.

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Just how Republican is North Carolina?
Posted: February 10, 2016

RALEIGH — How Republican is North Carolina? My answer is 63.

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A winning game day spread
Posted: February 05, 2016

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.

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Montessori school worth pursuing
Posted: February 03, 2016

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.”

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Where does North Carolina stand on teacher pay?
Posted: February 03, 2016

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.

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Town’s ‘warm glow’ missed
Posted: February 05, 2016

There’s a sadness over our little town and I don’t know if it will ever be lifted.

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No more pro politicians
Posted: February 05, 2016

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.

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Vote yes on referendum
Posted: February 05, 2016

One of the things that makes me proudest of North Carolina is our university system.

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Elks Lodge is wrong choice
Posted: February 01, 2016

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.

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Clean energy is way to go
Posted: January 22, 2016

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.

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