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Compatibility of 2 town water systems top NW priority

Ensuring North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro are capable of supplying each other with water is North Wilkesboro’s top priority in fiscal 2021-2… Read more

North Wilkesboro heavy truck prohibition passes on Feb. 26

On Friday, Feb. 26, the North Wilkesboro Board of Commissioners approved additions to the town code that prohibit heavy trucks from travers… Read more

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Grading starts for Harbor Freight store in Wilkesboro

Grading has started at the Shoppes of Two Rivers in Wilkesboro for construction of a 15,030-square-foot Harbor Freight Tools store. Read more

Scholarship's goal is equal access to healthcare careers

The Health Foundation announced establishment of the Betty and Robert Andrews Scholarship, awarded to outstanding African-American, Hispani… Read more

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Bullis signs cheer letter with Montreat College

Sheridan Bullis of Wilkes Central High School was recently awarded an athletic scholarship and signed a letter of intent to cheer for Montr… Read more

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West snaps losing streak with dramatic 21-20 win over East

The West Wilkes varsity football team converted a game-deciding two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter of a 21-20 victory Friday n… Read more

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Obituaries

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Freda Johnson Sharpe

Freda Johnson Sharpe, 73, of Harmony passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Read more

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Barry Neil Blankenship

Barry Neil Blankenship, 57, of Purlear, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1964, in Wilkes County to Harr… Read more

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Marlene Cody Bowlin

Marlene Cody Bowlin, 67, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Sh… Read more

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Lisa Ann 'Nana' Kemry Overrein

Lisa Ann “Nana” Kemry Overrein, 57, of Boomer passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Read more

Lesa Ann McBride

Lesa Ann McBride, 58, of Hays, died Sunday, March 7, 2021. She was born Sept. 21, 1962. No service will be held. Miller Funeral Service is … Read more

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Opinion

Winter football is coming

It certainly has been a strange transition for high school football practice this year, going from heat advisories in August to winter stor… Read more

We're all ancestors of ourselves

My insides have been in knots since I heard Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, on Jan. 6, say that today is the day “we kick ass and take names.” H… Read more

Wilkes County needs occupancy tax

Fifteen of North Carolina’s 100 county governments don’t impose an occupancy tax on places of lodging and Wilkes is one of them. Read more

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