Effective at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, public access to the Wilkes Journal-Patriot building will temporarily be suspended to help ensure the safety of our staff, customers and the entire community amid the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in Wilkes County. Staff of the newspaper will be available to provide assistance remotely during this time.

Subscription payments can still be made by calling 336-838-4117 to pay by phone or by mailing them to Wilkes Journal-Patriot, P.O. Box 70, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659. 

For retail and classified advertising, please call 336-838-4117. 

For notice to creditor advertising, please leave the form and letter of testamentary in the black metal drop box on the right as you face our main entrance door. Provide a phone number so we can call to receive payment over the phone or mail the form, letter and payment to Wilkes Journal-Patriot, P.O. Box 70, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659. 

All news article and photo submissions, as well as letters to the editor, can still be emailed to wjpjule@wilkes.net, mailed to Wilkes Journal-Patriot, P.O. Box 70, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659, or left in the drop box at the front door and addressed to “News Room.”

This arrangement is temporary and will be reviewed as the situation improves. Thank you for your continued support of your hometown newspaper.

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