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Testing at River's Edge expanded to Saturdays

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist announced the expansion of free, mass COVID-19 PCR testing at Lowe’s Park at River’s Edge in Wilkesboro a… Read more

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NASCAR history for sale

A 10-plus-acre piece of NASCAR and Wilkes County history in the eastern part of the county is on the real estate market for the asking pric… Read more

Wilkes has had 7 COVID deaths since Jan. 20

Wilkes County Health Director Rachel Willard said Tuesday that seven Wilkes County residents have died from causes related to COVID-19 sinc… Read more

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Attempted murder, other charges filed

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a charge of attempted murder and other offenses as a result of an incident that occurred in t… Read more

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Obituaries

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Carmen Melissa Bailey Lipford

Carmen Melissa Bailey Lipford, 47, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medi… Read more

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Julie Sarah Garland

Julie Sarah Garland, 51, of Roaring River, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Julie was born Jan. 22, 1971, in Wilkes County to Larry an… Read more

Ray Edward Craven

Ray Edward Craven, 86, of Kannapolis, passed into the loving arms of the Lord Jan. 25, 2022, at Atrium Health Cabarrus. Born Feb. 27, 1935,… Read more

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Olivia 'Lib' Redding Barker

Olivia “Lib” Redding Barker, 75, of Roaring River passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Barker was bo… Read more

Heaven Marie Griffin

Heaven Marie Griffin, infant daughter of Tiffany Ann Griffin, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Graveside ser… Read more

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West grapplers rally past North, 40-33

The West Wilkes wrestling team posted a pair of victories Monday in a tri-meet at Forbush in East Bend that closed out the Foothills 2A Con… Read more

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Forbush girls win showdown with North, 69-61

After a lengthy layoff, the North Wilkes varsity girls on Monday night lost their grip on solo first place in the Foothills 2A Conference. Read more

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