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After being in Tier 2 of a three-tier ranking of the state’s 100 counties based on economic wellbeing the last six years, Wilkes will be a Tie…

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Wilkes County will remain in Tier 2 of the three-tier ranking of the state’s 100 counties based on level of economic distress in 2019, announc…

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Wilkes County government is applying for a $125,000 state grant to help fund installation of a fire sprinkler system at Church & Church Lu…

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Wilkes remains in the middle of three economic condition tiers used by the N.C. Department of Commerce to determine certain state assistance, …

There has been talk but nothing done to revise how economic distress in each county is measured to determine levels of state assistance.

The latest county unemployment report from the N.C. Department of Commerce shows Wilkes County with a jobless rate of 4.8 percent in July, whi…

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A representative of a worker right’s organization asked the Wilkesboro Council to require certain things of Tyson Foods Inc. during a public h…

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Tyson Foods Inc. today (Wednesday) announced plans for an expansion project involving over $14 million in capital improvements and resulting i…