Judge Michael D. Duncan of Wilkesboro sentenced one man to 30-39 years in prison and gave another 15-19 years in prison after they entered pleas in separate murder cases heard Monday in Wilkes Superior Court.
The Town of North Wilkesboro’s revitalization of Smoot Park is expected to be a multi-year, four-phase process, with work starting later this year on phase one.
Sixteen inmates from the Wilkes Correctional Center in North Wilkesboro were reunited with their children for several hours on June 18 (day before Father’s Day) for quality time they normally can’t have.
The annual Great American Fire Truck Parade in the Wilkesboros and the Independence Day fireworks display at North Wilkesboro’s Memorial Park are scheduled Monday, July 4.
The Wilkes County commissioners approved a fiscal 2022-23 budget on June 21 with one more addition — $11,140 to partially fund a truancy officer to work in the Wilkes public schools.
A fire Wednesday evening was the second in the same double wide mobile home in about a month and the latest of several blazes this year within a small area of the Benham community.
CHARLOTTE — O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners and most successful promoters in the history of auto racing, died Wednesday. He was 95.
A federal indictment accuses a man of defrauding at least 19 people at or near retirement age in Wilkes, Alleghany and Surry counties of more than $3.6 million, announced the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of North Carolina on June 22.
The Ronda commissioners on June 14 approved a fiscal 2022-23 budget with a smaller increase in the base rate for out of town water customers than proposed earlier.
As of last week, Wilkes was among about 25 counties in the state with the worst of three COVID-19 levels, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported.
The ECMD Inc. Board of Directors promoted Kelly Hendrix to be the North Wilkesboro-based company’s president and CEO, effective June 1, as part of a strategic succession plan, the company announced Tuesday.
Wilkes Recovery Revolution Inc. is getting $799,999 from the state for its ongoing efforts to address opioid addiction and other substance use problems in Wilkes County.
One person died and two others were injured in single vehicle wreck Friday night on N.C. 901 in Union Grove in Iredell County, a couple of miles south of the Wilkes County line.
A heavy hail storm in a small area of the Brushy Mountain community Friday afternoon damaged peach and apple crops, as well as gardens, homes, vehicles and other property.
The Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation announced Monday that it is funding a comprehensive study on childcare needs in Wilkes County and organizing a task force to lead the study, all with a goal of expanding quality and affordable childcare.
Ryan “RnB” Barber and the group, Boogie Therapi, will be featured Saturday at the Wilkes Heritage Museum in recognition of African American Music Appreciation Month, which is observed in June.
A woman was sentenced to 146-200 months (about 12-16.5 years) in prison Friday after she plead guilty in the hit and run deaths of two people whose bodies were found near the Curtis Bridge Road bridge over the Yadkin River in Wilkesboro.
Five men were sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte for their roles in a Wilkes County-based conspiracy involving the sale of over 9,500 gallons of moonshine.
Wilkes County School Superintendent Mark Byrd announced principal changes at seven schools, two new directors and a new chief academic officer for the system Wednesday.
Daily reported positive COVID-19 tests early this month and in late May in Wilkes County were at their highest point since early this year, but since then have leveled off.
The Wilkes Wishing Well, a Stone Family Foundation initiative, joined forces to fund commercial grade playgrounds for C.B. Eller and Roaring River elementary schools.
Wilkes Solid Waste Director Anderia Byrd announced that hours of county government’s three manned convenience centers will be expanded as a result of plans to close unmanned recyclable collection sites at all Wilkes schools outside the Wilkesboros.
About 100 people joined similarly-minded individuals nationwide Saturday by participating in a “March for Our Lives” event in downtown Wilkesboro in support of gun law reform and other steps to prevent gun violence.
Problems related to a surge in recreational vehicles (RVs) used as permanent residences were addressed during the June 7 Wilkes County commissioners meeting.
Tamborazo Santa Cecilia and Jorge Delafuent will perform Saturday at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace in downtown North Wilkesboro as part of the Concerts on the Deck series.
The need for improvement in math proficiency in the Wilkes County Schools was discussed when preliminary end of grade (EOG) and end of course (EOC) test scores for the 2021-22 academic year were given at the June 6 Wilkes school board meeting.
An upgrade in job classifications and corresponding pay increases for the director and staff of the Wilkes County Board of Elections was requested during a June 7 public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2022-23 Wilkes County government budget.
The Wilkes County commissioners agreed by consensus to include an additional $50,000 for the Catherine Barber Homeless Shelter in the draft 2022-23 budget during a budget work session on June 7.
A late afternoon storm on June 2 felled a large white oak tree near Winkler Mill Road on the Randy Marion Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership property in Wilkesboro, revealing that the lower portion of the trunk was hollow. The tree had attracted attention since Marion left it standing as lan…
A mother and daughter and a school media coordinator voiced concern about the Battle of the Books (BOB) program in the Wilkes County Schools being ended during the Wilkes school board meeting Monday night.
The Golden LEAF Board of Directors on June 2 announced that Wilkes County was chosen for participation in a program that helps identify potential industrial sites.
The Winston-Salem Urban League is trying to recruit low income Wilkes County residents age 55 or older for training programs with pay at local non-profit organizations.
Downtown Wilkesboro was the scene of a prayer vigil early last week in response to recent mass shootings nationwide and is scheduled to be the venue for a “Walk for Our Lives” Saturday.
The North Wilkesboro commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a formal request to the Wilkes County Joint Planning Board asking the county to extend watershed protection ordinances that would allow the town to build a new raw water intake on the Yadkin River.