In the post COVID-19 world, many of us may choose to live in the style and form of an early 20th century farm.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation announced Thursday that the Bluffs Restaurant in the Parkway’s Doughton Park will suspend food service for the rest of the season for the safety of guests and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual Take a Break from the Interstate 3-Day Road Market along U.S. 21, from Wytheville, Va., to Harmony in northern Iredell County, is this Friday through Sunday.
Five Wilkes County companies received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans of between $1 million and $2 million, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded $423,459 to Wilkes Recovery Revolution Inc. (WRR) to support the organization’s new program, “Healing Our Workforce.”
Eighty-two people who work at a fiber cement siding manufacturing operation in Roaring River were placed on furlough on April 8, according to a WARN Act notice filed with the N.C. Department of Commerce.
The Brushy Mountain tree fruit crop made it through a spring freeze warning issued for early Saturday morning and a severe thunderstorm late Sunday night and early Monday morning without any damage.
Craftmaster Furniture, an upholstery producer with operations in Alexander and Wilkes counties, announced that its manufacturing operations and offices will be shut down for two weeks starting Thursday due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Wilkes Economic Development Corp. President LeeAnn Nixon spoke about several available buildings in North Wilkesboro owned by businessman Scott Nafe, and two in Wilkesboro that Nafe is buying, during the Wilkes EDC board meeting on March 13.
Louisiana Pacific Corp. on Friday announced the number of jobs that will be cut at its siding plant in the Roaring River community in late March as a result of a shift in production.
An information session on NC AgVentures, which provides grants to North Carolina farmers and community groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that increase profits, is from 4–5 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilkes Cooperative Extension office in Wilkesboro.
The new horticulture agent in the Wilkes Cooperative Extension Service brings strong experience in agriculture - both as a producer and helping others produce.
Thomas Brothers Meat Processing on Thomas Street, North Wilkesboro, has been acquired by its largest customer, Seth Church and his business, Wilkes County-based Apple Brandy Beef LLC.
On Wednesday, Lowe's Companies Inc. reported net earnings of $1.7 billion and earnings per share of $2.14 for the quarter ending Aug. 2, up from $1.5 billion and of $1.86 in the second quarter of 2018.
An invasive insect from Asia that has killed tens of millions of ash trees nationwide is in Wilkes County, announced the N.C. Forest Service on Tuesday.
The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded a $63,000 grant to the Wilkes Economic Development Corp. for buying agricultural equipment for Wilkes County farmers to rent at reduced prices.
One of two Capital Bank offices in Wilkes County is among 22 branch banks being closed by the parent company, Memphis-Tenn.-based First Horizon National Corp.
A Wilkes County native who practices law in Raleigh was recently named a “Rising Star” by “Super Lawyers Magazine,” an honor only 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state receive.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced today that the Lowe’s customer support center in Wilkesboro will lose about 680 positions, with about 600 going to the Lowe’s headquarters in Mooresville and about 80 to the company’s data center in Winston-Salem.
Wilkes County farmers have until 9 a.m. March 17 to apply for free seed through the Spring Pasture Renovation Seed Initiative to replant pastures damaged by heavy rain associated with Hurricanes Florence and Michael, said Wilkes Cooperative Extension Director John Cothren.