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The expected completion of work on N.C. 268 East from N.C. 18 in North Wilkesboro to Airport Road has been pushed back to late summer, said Trent Beaver, N.C. Department of Transportation Division 11 construction engineer.

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Regulatory changes allowing goats to graze on kudzu and any other “extreme or invasive” vegetation on a steep embankment near West Park Medical Park on U.S. 421 Business and elsewhere in town were addressed in the North Wilkesboro Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday night.

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Two Wilkes County commissioners said during their board’s meeting Tuesday night that they support doing a study to determine if Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro should consolidate.

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A campaign to raise funds for building a suspension foot bridge across Big Elkin Creek in Carter Falls Park was announced during the Wilkes County commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night.

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Hardin Kennedy of Traphill, chair of transportation technologies at Wilkes Community College since 2008, has been named the 2020 winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for the N.C. Community College System.

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Participants create one-of-a-kind baskets with instructor Linda Eller in weekly basket weaving classes at the Wilkes Art Gallery in North Wilkesboro. Classes recur on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. until Feb. 19, 2020. It costs $65 to attend all six classes, with supplies costing extra.

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Ashe County Sheriff B. Phil Howell has released the name of the man who died and other details of a standoff with multiple shots fired in the Fleetwood area on the night of Jan. 15 and morning of Jan. 16.

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A large crowd gathered Sunday afternoon  for a service at New Damascus Baptist Church in Wilkesboro to remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Guest speaker was educator Dr. Alexander Erwin.

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“8th Round Pick,” a movie filmed mostly in Wilkes County, can be rented or purchased on certain on-demand cable and digital platforms starting Jan. 28.

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The first competitive youth mountain biking team in Wilkes County is primed for a big inaugural season this year—making an impact on minds and bodies of its members and also the local economy.

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Ground was broken Thursday for a Wilkes Emergency Medical Services substation on Mountain View Road in Hays.

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A search for an 11-year-old boy in woods off Sydney Lane and N.C. 115 in the Broadway Fire District Monday afternoon ended with the youth being found unharmed, said Chief Cole Wyatt of the Wilkes Rescue Squad.

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A man whom authorities earlier said was in stable condition after being shot by a Wilkes Sheriff’s Office deputy on Friday died Monday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

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An effort seeking a study to determine the pros and cons of consolidating Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro was started Tuesday by North Wilkesboro Commissioner Andrew Palmer.

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A house at 852 West Main Street, Elkin, received substantial damage but wasn’t destroyed by a fire that started on the front porch about 4 p.m. Thursday, said Elkin Fire Chief Kevin Wilson.

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The N.C. Forest Service is investigating to determine the cause of a fire that burned five to six acres and destroyed an unoccupied mobile home in Traphill late Thursday afternoon, said Jeremiah Greene, assistant county ranger with the forest service.

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An eight-hour standoff with shots fired at law enforcement officers in the Fleetwood section of Ashe County ended early Thursday morning with a male suspect dead, according to a statement released by Ashe Sheriff B. Phil Howell.

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Old-time music and old-time vegetable seeds have a lot in common, including both being worthy of preservation.

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A man whom authorities earlier said was in stable condition after being shot by a Wilkes Sheriff’s Office deputy on Friday died Monday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

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Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, the Marcus King Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and John Cowan are the latest additions to the lineup for MerleFest 2020, which is April 23-26 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.

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A man who was shot by a Wilkes Sheriff’s Office deputy Friday afternoon was in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center late Friday night, stated a press release from Wilkes Sheriff Chris Shew.

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The Wilkes County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night declaring Wilkes a “Second Amendment Constitutional Rights Protection County.”

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The Town of North Wilkesboro’s unassigned fund balance increased by about nine-fold as a result of efforts to reduce spending, according to a fiscal 2018-19 audit report shared with the town board Tuesday night.

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The original portion of a historic building that played a vital role in the lives of thousands of black people in Wilkes and surrounding counties is getting a new 3,000-square-foot roof.

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Marty L. Roberts said he won’t appeal a Wilkes County Board of Elections decision that made him ineligible to continue as a candidate for a Wilkes Board of Education seat in the March 3 election, stated Wilkes Board of Elections Director Kim Caudill.

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Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services will collect donations of winter coats from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Walmart Super Center parking lot in Wilkesboro.

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A driver who was pursued in motor vehicle chases but not caught twice last week was apprehended after a third pursuit Friday night.

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The grand opening of the Wilkes County Republican Headquarters, at 209 East Main St., Wilkesboro (former Harvey Chambers upholstery building), is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, said Wilkes GOP Chairman Blake Lovette.

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The Wilkes County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night declaring Wilkes a “Second Amendment Constitutional Rights Protection County.”

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The Town of Wilkesboro recently received its first reimbursement check from the J.C. Faw estate for expenses related to sinkholes near the Taco Bell restaurant and other commercial properties along U.S. 421 West.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Local nonprofits work at MerleFest each year to raise money so they can help others. MerleFest provides these opportunities for over 70 organizations that provide support in different ways in Wilkes County and the area. This is part of a series of stories about how MerleFest i…

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Wake Forest Baptist Health announced Tuesday morning that it is implementing temporary visitor restrictions starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Wilkes Medical Center in North Wilkesboro, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, Lexington Medical Center, High Point Medical Center and …

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The most-read news story in 2019 on the Wilkes Journal-Patriot’s website (www.journalpatriot.com) was about the death of a man when he wrecked his motorcycle while being chased by the N.C. Highway Patrol in early January.