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A North Wilkesboro Zoning Board of Adjustment public hearing concerning a proposed homeless shelter site was postponed when an overflow crowd of over 100 people showed up in the commissioners’ room at town hall for the meeting Thursday.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: First in a series on places that made the Moravian Falls community a center of water-related recreation for many years. Coming up, stories on Yellow Jacket Lake and Hollywood Lake.

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A near-record crowd packed the Wilkesboro Community Commons Saturday for live music paying tribute to two popular rock bands from the 1980s.

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With the period for filing as a candidate in this year’s municipal elections at the Wilkes County Board of Elections ending at noon Friday, so far only one person has filed in North Wilkesboro and five have filed in Wilkesboro.

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The contractor of the “splash pad” planned beside North Wilkesboro’s Smoot Park Pool maintains that delays in completion of the project resulted largely from factors he couldn’t control.

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A former chief of police from a North Carolina town will present evidence from a real criminal investigation and the audience will try to solve the crime in a public program Thursday at the Wilkes County Public Library.

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The Kulynych Family Foundations I and II, led by Brenda Kulynych Cline and her sister, Janice Kulynych Story respectively, recently donated real estate, personal property and cash equaling $1 million to support the establishment of the “Petro Kulynych Student Advising Program” at Wilkes Comm…

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A public hearing scheduled Thursday night at North Wilkesboro Town Hall on the proposed site of a new and larger Catherine H. Barber Homeless Shelter was postponed to 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Stone Center for the Performing Arts on Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro.

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The opening night performance of "Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend" scheduled Thursday night (tonight) has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather.

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Out of 56 opportunities for projects involving new jobs and investments that arose in fiscal 2018-19, the Wilkes Economic Development Corp. is still working with 11 on a regular basis as company officials go through the decision-making process.

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The Catherine H. Barber Homeless Shelter Board of Directors on Monday night voted to proceed with efforts to build a new homeless shelter on property next to Beulah Presbyterian Church at 108 Sparta Road (N.C. 18 North) in the Fairplains community of North Wilkesboro.

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Three incumbents and one challenger filed as candidates for municipal seats at the Wilkes County Board of Elections Friday after the filing period opened at noon. Filing ends at noon July 19.

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A motorcycle operator was killed in a collision with a pickup Monday morning in Iredell County, a couple of miles south of the Wilkes County line on N.C. 115, reported Trooper B.M. Jolly of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

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The North Wilkesboro Police Department arrested a woman on 34 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and 21 counts of identity theft Monday as a result of a fraud investigation.

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Three incumbents and one challenger filed as candidates for municipal seats at the Wilkes County Board of Elections Friday after the filing period began at noon. Candidate filing ends at noon July 19.

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With Mayor Mike Inscore casting a rare tie-breaking vote, the Wilkesboro Town Council on Monday night denied a request for rezoning three parcels for sale on Main Street from general business to general residential.

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Rep. Jeffrey Elmore of North Wilkesboro is the primary sponsor of a bill seeking a merger of portions of House and Senate legislation that reduces the number of standardized tests given in the public schools.

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The Catherine H. Barber Homeless Shelter Board of Directors plans to vote Monday night on whether to continue efforts on a 1.60-acre parcel at 108 Sparta Road in North Wilkesboro as the potential site of a new shelter or look elsewhere, said board member Dan Huffman Tuesday night.

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W. Kerr Scott Reservoir's Berry Mountain Park will be closed for the rest of the 2019 recreation season due to damage resulting from the lake's record high level early last month after heavy rain, announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday.

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Several residents of the Fairplains community spoke out against the proposed construction of a new Catherine H. Barber Homeless Shelter at 108 Sparta Road (N.C. 18 North) during the North Wilkesboro commissioners meeting Thursday night.

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Town of Wilkesboro crews are continuing inspections of the Taco Bell-area sinkhole site along U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro for further degradation due to concerns about the impact of recent heavy rain, said Wilkesboro Town Manager Ken Noland in a board work session Monday morning.

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UPDATE: Clate M. Edsel of Brocktown Road, Moravian Falls, was listed in good condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem Wednesday after being injured in an accident while mowing his grass late Tuesday morning. A Wake Forest Baptist spokesman said Edsel possibly would be…

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Activities Thursday celebrating Independence Day will culminate with the annual fireworks display at North Wilkesboro’s Memorial Park, which begins about 9:15 p.m.

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will present revised plans for widening 2.98 miles of N.C. 115 from two to three lanes with a median in and near North Wilkesboro during a come-and-go public meeting from 4-7 p.m. July 9.

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A Winston-Salem man was hurt in a wreck Friday morning on U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro at the intersection with N.C. 268 West, reported Officer D.L. Caudle of the Wilkesboro Police Department.

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An Alexander County Grand Jury indicted Heidi Darlene Wolfe, 16, of Wilkesboro and Areli Aguirre-Avilez, 30, of Taylorsville on three counts each of first-degree murder and one count each of first-degree arson Tuesday morning.

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The wheels of the Wilkes Fresh mobile produce market hit the pavement for the first time on June 13, bringing fresh fruit and vegetables purchased from local farmers to six rotating locations in the Wilkesboros.

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The Republican-controlled House and Senate gave final approval on Thursday to their compromise two-year state spending plan in separate votes.

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The High Country Area Agency on Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is seeking volunteers in Wilkes County to serve as advocates for residents living in local nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Six mailboxes were damaged by a dark green Subaru out of control on Hunting Creek Road in southeastern Wilkes County about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, reported Deputy B.J. Ford of the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office.

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The North Wilkesboro Board of Commissioners’ top choice out of seven town manager candidates interviewed has agreed to accept the position, said Interim Town Manager Ed Evans Monday morning.

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Wilkes County government’s retail sales revenue for June 1 through April 30 was 12.36% ahead of the same period last year, according to a report given by County Finance Director Chris Huffman at the county commissioners’ June 18 meeting.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Wilkes Fireman's Association sponsors the July 4 fireworks display at Memorial Park. It should have said the Wilkes Law Enforcement Officers Association.

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Direct access between N.C. 268 East and two intersecting and heavily-traveled secondary roads is temporarily closed due to work on a major highway improvement project underway since the spring of 2015.

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An Alexander County Grand Jury indicted Heidi Darlene Wolfe, 16, of Wilkesboro and Areli Aguirre-Avilez, 30, of Taylorsville on three counts each of first-degree murder and one count each of first-degree arson this morning.

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A man was charged with felony death by vehicle and other offenses as a result of a wreck that caused the death of a passenger on the motorcycle he was operating Friday night on U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro.

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A man offered the position of North Wilkesboro town manager early this week hadn’t replied with his decision by Thursday afternoon but indicated he would do so by 5 p.m. Friday, said interim Town Manager Ed Evans on Thursday.

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Candidate filing for elections later this year in North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro begins at noon July 5 and closes at noon July 19. Election Day in the town races is Nov. 5.

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The N.C. State Board of Elections is seeking public comments from June 21 to July 12 on proposed rules changes related to implementation of the state's new new voter ID law, including the photo identification requirement for absentee-by-mail voting.

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A Wilkes County teenager and an Alexander County man are in custody on three counts of murder apiece for the deaths of two children and their mother.