Mindful that this is the season for holiday scams, the Better Business Bureau compiled a list of the “12 scams of Christmas.”
Wilkes County’s placement among the state’s 40 most economically distressed counties in an N.C. Department of Commerce report released last week should give the county commissioners added incentive for helping with the purchase of a large tract in Wilkesboro for economic development.
We venture to say Wilkes County is among the few communities of any size nationwide fortunate enough to have a music festival that raises over $450,000 annually for dozens of local non-profit organizations.
Limits on the density of development on over 13,000 acres as a result of North Wilkesboro establishing a raw water intake on the Yadkin River are another reason the North Wilkesboro commissioners should seriously consider buying water from Wilkesboro instead.
The inability of Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work together for the public is grossly obvious in their failure to repair a glitch in the 2017 federal tax law that heavily increased taxation on survivor benefits for children of military personnel who died during wartime.
Sometimes seen as an overlooked aspect of poverty, lack of reliable and affordable transportation often is a major reason people - especially older adults – don’t get the health care, food and other basics they need.
A new report on a National Audubon Society study says climate change threatens the survival of about two thirds of bird species in North America, including over 200 species in North Carolina.
When he was about to retire from the bench in December 1998, Judge Julius A. Rousseau Jr. of Wilkesboro said in a newspaper interview that all he wanted professionally was to be remembered as fair.
The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in downtown North Wilkesboro on Saturday celebrates the heritage of western North Carolina and one of many great things about living here - proximity to tree-ripened apples available directly from the families that grow them.
Due to baby boomers retiring and recent economic growth, many local employers are more interested in young people knowing there are good career opportunities right here in their home county of Wilkes.
Just before the 2019-20 school year started, the Wilkes County Board of Education decided to replace a program that has been praised for what it accomplished for students with serious mental health needs.
Kudos to Wilkes County school officials for a soon-to-be implemented school threat assessment system that provides a way for school staff, students and parents to anonymously report safety-related concerns.
It’s past time for representatives of the five local rural water associations to have seats at the table when important discussions are held concerning public drinking water in Wilkes County.
With K-12 students across the state returning to classes, the N.C. Department of Transportation issued some timely reminders about looking out for school buses and students on foot.
Generations from now, or even sooner, the Wilkes County commissioners’ approval of a new agreement that retains the county’s rights to water in W. Kerr Scott Reservoir could prove to be an investment of vital importance.
Well before most people seriously imagined the Russians might attempt to interfere with U.S. elections, the N.C. General Assembly passed a law requiring that all voting machines used in the 2020 election and beyond generate a paper record showing how votes were cast.
Congratulations to all involved for pulling off a great Brushy Mountain Peach and Heritage Festival at the Carolina West Wireless Commons and North Bridge Street in downtown Wilkesboro Saturday.
When the North Wilkesboro commissioners hired Ed Evans as interim manager in early March, he said he hoped to leave the town in better shape than he found it. As he leaves North Wilkesboro this week, Evans can take pride in knowing he did just that.
The South Carolina coastal city where many in Wilkes County and the area spend summer vacations is a better place because of Wilkes native Herbert Riley Jr., who died there July 10 at age 68.
Considering concerns about a proposed new site of the Catherine H. Barber Homeless Shelter on Sparta Road in North Wilkesboro and the worsening problem of homelessness in Wilkes County, here’s an idea.
The Asheville-based Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project has come up with a great idea for encouraging low-income families to make healthy food purchases from the Asheville City (Farmers’) Market and also for increasing support of mountain farmers.