The third annual Best of Wilkes recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals who were selected from nearly 3,000 nominations. Nominations were submitted by Wilkes Journal-Patriot readers by printed ballot or online voting at www.journalpatriot.com.
These Wilkes County Schools videos were created to help families with morning transportation as schools reopen under Plan B on Sept. 8.
Around 25 fire departments based in Wilkes County participated in water training exercises on Aug. 22 that could potentially lead to lower homeowner insurance rates.
Damage from Sunday morning’s 5.1-magnitude earthquake to the Kerry and Kim Miller home on Rivers Edge Road (off U.S. 21) in Sparta is shown in a video provided by Kerry Miller. The earthquake started about 8:05 a.m. and lasted about 10-12 seconds, he said.
In this video press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announces a three-week continuation of his phase two "stay safer at home" order until July 17 and the mandatory wearing of face masks in public starting Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m.