Ediitor’s Note: County commissioners discuss occupancy tax again. Story on page B5.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Early, one-stop voting, offering voter registration and voting at the same stop, is Oct. 15-31. On weekdays, it’s from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 and on Saturday, Oct. 24. It’s from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Sept. 4 is the …
The Wilkes County commissioners on Tuesday night voted 4-1 to appropriate $285,000 for building a Wilkes Emergency Medical Services base in eastern Wilkes and $100,000 for work on the Wilkes Agricultural Center in Wilkesboro for use as the main EMS base if necessary.
The status of plans for a Wilkes Emergency Medical Services substation on the East Wilkes Middle School property was an issue during the Wilkes County commissioners meeting Tuesday night.
A required internal audit by the state of the Wilkes County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office during the spring showed no areas where improvement is needed.
The Wilkes County commissioners unanimously approved an appointment to the Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees despite dissent voiced during a discussion before the vote.
The Wilkes County Jail now offers pre-trial inmates 760 different online self-improvement courses, plus privileges for successfully completing them.
By a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, the Wilkes County commissioners approved including a 1-cent increase in the Millers Creek Fire District tax rate in the county budget for fiscal 2020-21.
Except for a 2% across the board salary increase and a few other changes, Wilkes County’s fiscal 2020-21 budget was okayed Tuesday night as recommended by County Manager John Yates.
The Wilkes County commissioners heard opposition to a requested 3-cent increase in the Millers Creek Fire District tax rate, a plea from a parent for more funds for the Wilkes schools and a request for more financial aid for the Wilkes Heritage Museum in public hearings Tuesday night.
A 2% across the board cost of living pay increase for Wilkes County government employees was added to the county’s draft fiscal 2020-21 budget Tuesday night.
Local government officials are incorporating new requirements for facilitating public comments in connection with public hearings held during virtual meetings.The state legislature passed a law on May 4 establishing requirements for public hearings and public comments as part of remote meeti…
A draft fiscal 2020-21 Wilkes County government budget with a projected 25% reduction in sales tax revenue and across the board cuts in spending was presented at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday night.
The Wilkes County commissioners learned Tuesday night that a 10-14% spending cut will likely be needed in the fiscal 2020-21 budget due to the coronavirus and efforts to slow its spread.
Owners of short term rental properties in Wilkes County are now prohibited from renting to out-of-county and out-of-state guests anywhere in Wilkes County except Ronda.
Effective immediately, mass gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited within the town limits of Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro and Ronda under a revised declaration of emergency approved by mayors of the three municipalities Wednesday.
Wilkes Sheriff Chris Shew spoke with conviction about the need to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people and other federal guidance to slow the spread of coronavirus during a Wilkes County commissioners meeting Tuesday night.
Communication with the public for essential services such as law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and public health is continuing as usual, but Wilkes County Manager John Yates said the public is asked to call in advance concerning other matters to reduce risks of spreading the coronavir…
The Wilkes County commissioners approved a 99-year three-party lease agreement for the site of a Wilkes Emergency Medical Services substation along Mountain View Road in Mountain View and took related action in their meeting Thursday night.
The eight candidates for three Wilkes County commissioner seats in the Republican primary participated in a “Meet and Greet” forum Thursday night at the Wilkesboro Civic Center.
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.
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.
The Wilkes County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night declaring Wilkes a “Second Amendment Constitutional Rights Protection County.”
Wilkes County school board candidate Marty L. Roberts said Saturday that he will appeal a Wilkes County Board of Elections decision that made him ineligible to run for elected office in Wilkes.
The new year that starts Wednesday will include local, state and national elections, with North Carolina playing a prominent role as a swing state in determining the nation’s next president.
The Wilkes Board of Elections will hold a public hearing Friday on whether one of six Wilkes Board of Education candidates in 2020 is a Wilkes County resident as a result of a challenge filed with the board.
As 2019 draws to a close, plans for meeting long-term water needs of the Town of North Wilkesboro and the rural water associations it serves are as uncertain as ever after well over a decade of investments of time and money.
The Wilkes County commissioners unanimously approved appointing Niki Hamby as county fire marshal and Tim Pardue as assistant fire marshal Tuesday night, effective Jan. 1.
While still pursuing building a raw water intake on the Yadkin River, North Wilkesboro officials are also investigating the possibility of buying treated water from Wilkesboro and other alternatives.
The Wilkes County commissioners responded only with questions Tuesday night when asked to approve a resolution in support of establishing a WS-IV watershed for North Wilkesboro’s proposed water intake on the Yadkin River.
The Wilkes County commissioners discussed possibly increasing county government’s financial support of the Wilkes Transportation Authority (WTA), among other topics, when they met as the public transit’s governing body last week.
A contest to come up with a mascot to help promote litter prevention in Wilkes County began Wednesday and continues through Oct. 18, announced Wilkes Solid Waste Director Anderia Byrd.
The Wilkes County Clerk of Superior Court’s office was closed for the day at mid-morning Wednesday due to foul odors in that area of the first floor of the county courthouse in Wilkesboro.
The Wilkes County commissioners were told Tuesday night that the county’s transition to a Medicaid managed care system has been delayed to Feb. 1 due to North Carolina still not having a new budget.
Wilkes County government has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the state for building a taxiway connecting the runway to a new Samaritan’s Purse hangar to be built at the Wilkes County Airport.
Despite reservations, the Wilkes County commissioners approved a new agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detailing financial obligations of the county and Winston-Salem with W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir Tuesday night.
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.
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.