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An article posted earlier incorrectly stated that a representative of First Citizens Bank in Wilkesboro reported embezzlement by a bank employee. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office report about this incident actually said a representative of First Community Bank in Hays reported embezzlement by a b…

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EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that a representative of First Citizens Bank in Wilkesboro reported embezzlement by a bank employee. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office report about this incident actually said a representative of First Community Bank in Hays repo…

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EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that a representative of First Citizens Bank in Wilkesboro reported embezzlement by a bank employee. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office report about this incident actually said a representative of First Community Bank in Hays repo…

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The N.C. Forest Service is urging citizens to not burn yard debris through the end of May, which is when the spring wildfire season in North Carolina usually ends.

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North Wilkesboro Police Chief Joe Rankin and Wilkesboro Police Chief Craig Garris on Thursday jointly announced charges filed against 24 people from Wilkes County and nearby on state, federal and in some instances both state and federal drug charges.

Wilkes Fire Marshal Niki Hamby is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a small camper on Arlie Myers Store Road in Hays on Monday.

A tanker truck hauling used cooking oil overturned early Thursday morning on N.C. 16 North in the Wilbar community, according to Trooper C.M. Anderson of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Wilkes County is in the midst of its busiest wildfire season of the year, evidenced by numerous small woods, brush and grass fires over the weekend and Monday.

A new phase of the investigation of the Evelyn Boswell case has started following the discovery of remains believed to be those of the toddler, said Sheriff Jeff Cassidy of Sullivan County, Tenn., in a press conference late Friday night in Blountville, Tenn.

Authorities believe human remains found in Sullivan County, Tenn., Friday evening are those of Evelyn Mae Boswell, a toddler from Blountville, Tenn., who was the subject of a search in northeastern Wilkes County last week.

The Wilkesboro Police Department has more information about remains of a man found last year in woods near the U.S. 421 West retail corridor.

An employee of Gardner Glass Products died as a result of an accident at the plant Thursday afternoon. The name of the employee hadn’t been made public as of Monday afternoon.

A large pond off North Lomax Road in the Shepherds Crossroads community of northeastern Wilkes County was searched Wednesday as part of the investigation of the disappearance of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell of Sullivan County, Tenn.

UPDATE: Randall Parsons, vice president of manufacturing for Gardner Glass, released a statement Friday evening confirming that a fatality occurred as a result of an accident at the company's North Wilkesboro manufacturing facility on Thursday. Parsons said, "The accident involved a single e…

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A large pond off North Lomax Road in the Shepherds Crossroads community of northeastern Wilkes County was searched Wednesday as part of the investigation of the disappearance of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell of Sullivan County, Tenn.

Law enforcement officers were at a location in Wilkes County searching for Evelyn Boswell, a missing 15-month-old girl from Sullivan County, Tenn., early this (Wednesday) afternoon, said a spokesman for the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office.

The 18-year-old mother of a missing toddler from Sullivan County, Tenn., was charged Tuesday night with one count of filing false reports.

A man and woman taken into custody Friday in Wilkes County for questioning in connection with a toddler’s disappearance waived their rights to challenge being extradited to Tennessee Monday morning.

A man tossed methamphetamine through a hole in the floorboard of his car while a Wilkes Sheriff’s Office detective was pursuing him on Kite Road in Millers Creek Tuesday night, said Capt. Craig Dancy, who heads the sheriff’s office narcotics unit.

Felony charges against 40 people as a result of investigations over the last 2½ months by Wilkes Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers were announced Friday.

A North Wilkesboro Police Department patrol car making a U-turn to pursue a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed collided with a Toyota 4Runner on West D Street in North Wilkesboro Sunday afternoon, said Police Chief Joe Rankin.

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U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced a North Wilkesboro man to 121 months (a little over 10 years) in prison in federal court in Statesville Wednesday on child pornography charges.

Five children and an adult were taken to Wilkes Medical Center after a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Boone Trail, Fish Dam Creek Road and Arbor Grove Church Road less than a half mile north of West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek Tuesday afternoon.

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with two counts each of exploiting an elderly person and obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny.

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The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office charged a man with murder early Monday morning in connection with the shooting death of a Wilkes County woman in the Union Grove community.

A Hays woman critically injured in a Jan. 24 collision on Winkler Mill Road died Jan. 28 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, according to Trooper K.J. Oakes of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The cause of a fire that damaged a house at 809 E Street, North Wilkesboro, Thursday night is suspicious and remains under investigation, said North Wilkesboro Fire Chief Jimmy Martin.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was dispatched to a residence in Ashe County about 9 p.m. Wednesday in reference to possible explosives, the Wilkes Journal-Patriot learned.

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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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.

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