The people have made their choices - at least 2,500 readers of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot who participated in our first "Best of Wilkes" voting on a variety of service providers, retailers, foods and more.

The public had the opportunity to vote between July 1 and Aug. 15 through ballots on our website, www.journalpatriot.com, and in the printed newspaper.

The results were close in many of the categories, reflecting the quality choices available locally.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all who participated by voting.

Most of all, thank you to those who choose to serve the public through businesses and other entities based in Wilkes County.

Filmed and edited by Marty McGee

Music: "Mutations" by Small Colin

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