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Goose gives up politics for romance
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A goose named Molly has a new beau to occupy her interests instead of a political campaign sign along Airport Road near North Wilkesboro.
3 new county commissioners likely
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Newcomers were among winners in this year’s local primary and Wilkes Board of Education races, which culminated May 17 with 9,442 ballots cast at 27 polling sites in the county.
A trail for moonshine and motorsports
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One of the more interesting tidbits about Gov. Roy Cooper’s visit to North Wilkesboro Speedway on May 17 concerned the building of a moonshine and motorsports historic trail.
Addressing learning losses
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The Brookings Institute recently released results of research indicating significant student learning losses nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mary Hollis Cobb McSwain
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Mary Hollis Cobb McSwain, 91, of North Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Holly Ann Hancock Keys
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Holly Ann Hancock Keys, 68, of 216 McDaniel Road, Backsburg, S.C., passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, at her residence.Born in Hamilton, Calif., she was the wife of Kenneth Howard Keys and the daughter of the late James Morris Hancock…
Janette Wilson Hunt
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Janette Wilson Hunt, 81 of Wilkesboro passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.
JoAnne Steelman Dancy
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JoAnne Steelman Dancy “Jo”, 70 of North Wilkesboro passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at her home.
Evelyn Ward Houck
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Evelyn Ward Houck, age 86 of North Wilkesboro passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at her home.
Ryan Clifton Walsh
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Ryan Clifton Walsh, 35, of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, May 18th at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Ryan was born December 5th, 1986, in North Wilkesboro to Bobby Walsh and Effie Holloway. Ryan was preceded…
Zena Vee Pierce
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Zena Vee Pierce, 65, of Millers Creek, went home to be with our Lord, May 17, 2022. Mrs. Pierce was a graduate of West Wilkes High School and received a certification in dental hygiene from Wilkes Community College, but her…
COVID uptick seen in Wilkes, statewide
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COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Wilkes County and across the state, according to data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
Mary Jo Ashley Kunkle
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Mary Jo Ashley Kunkle, 31, of Purlear passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, at her home.
Vera Hunt Martin
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Vera Hunt Martin, 90, was born January 30, 1932, in Roaring River to Weaver and Blanche Harris Hunt. She passed away on May 15, 2022, at home.
Celebration Church offers Musical Arts Camp sessions
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Opportunities for young people from preschool through college age to explore various aspects of the arts are offered at Celebration Church’s Musical Arts Camp program this summer.
Big week for North Wilkesboro Speedway
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Last week was a big one for the North Wilkesboro Speedway, with Gov. Roy Cooper coming on May 17 and an open house the next day drawing over 2,500 people to the facility.
Orange rust threatens blackberries this year
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Orange rust has arrived with a vengeance on both wild and domestic blackberry bushes this year.
More meaning found in 'Guide' - and bring towels
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I wasn't into Douglas Adams’ Don’t Panic: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy the first time I consumed it, but the second time around I began to tune in to the hidden sarcasm and jokes in this classic science fiction…
Wilkes man gets 70 years in prison for child porn
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A former Wells Fargo information technology employee who lived in Hays was sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday on child pornography charges.
Greene, Sexton, Settle among primary winners
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The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will likely have three new members as a result of Tuesday’s primary elections.
Trash loads must be 'secured'
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The Wilkes County commissioners have taken a definitive step toward addressing the county’s roadside litter problem.
'Portrait of a Graduate' nearly complete
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A statewide initiative called “Portrait of a Graduate” is nearing completion to help define the mindsets and durable skills North Carolina students should possess when they graduate from high school to ensure their readiness for civic life, career or college.
Up to $10M loan planned for EMS base
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The Wilkes County commissioners authorized borrowing up to $10 million for building and equipping an emergency services facility on May 10.
Cooper cites racing's importance in visit
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Gov. Roy Cooper spoke about the importance of the motorsports industry economically and in other ways in North Carolina when he visited the North Wilkesboro Speedway on Tuesday.
Ken Charles Minton
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Ken Charles Minton, 65, of Moravian Falls, died Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Pruitt Health in Elkin.