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Wilkes man, Sparta man charged with trying to kill Alleghany deputies

An eastern Wilkes County man and another man are being sought on three counts each of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and other offenses in connection with shots fired at Alleghany Sheriff’s Office deputies the night of Aug. 11 in Alleghany County.Alton Otto Smoot, 26, of

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2018-08-17 15:58:00

Meth, pills still drugs of choice

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office has announced the names of 30 people charged in drug investigations conducted since the first of June. Nearly all have been arrested.Methamphetamine smuggled from Mexico and prescription pain pills remain dominant illicit drugs in Wilkes County, but heroin’s presence is s

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2018-08-17 16:00:00

Meth bust nets woman $1 mil bond | Mt. Airy News

“On Thursday, Aug. 9, narcotics detectives from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Airy Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation served a search warrant at 263 Richardson Trail in Lowgap,” Sheriff Jimmy Combs said on Tuesday.


Facing an empty nest: When the last child leaves for college

From the archives: This story by Barbara Blake was originally published Aug. 21, 2011, but its sentiment is timeless. As families across WNC send their children off to college, this is a familiar scene, even years later.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-08-17 20:58:00

It looks like the folks in the Traphill area are going to get a new trash pickup service. :: Go Wilkes! - The Community Website for Wilkes County, Wilkesboro, and North Wilkesboro, NC

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GOWILKES.COM - 2018-08-16 22:32:00

Semi-truck gets stuck in telephone lines on NC 105

BOONE — Traffic was backed up for quite a while on N.C. 105 on Aug. 16 as a result of a Dr. Pepper semi-truck getting stuck in downed telephone lines.Renee Whitener, a Blue Ridge Electric spokesperson, stated that the Dr. Pepper truck based out of West Jefferson — driven by Lawrence Burkett — drove

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 23:45:00

Missing 15-year-old Virginia girl believed to be in danger

Paige Meckenzie Allen was last seen at 124 Eller Avenue in Chilhowie, Virginia, Wednesday.

WTVR-TV - 2018-08-16 04:09:02

Southwest Virginia man charged with soliciting a minor

Top stories:Kingsport man, charged with murder, escapes jail by pretending to be cellmateEndangered Child Alert issued for missing Smithville girlFBI seeks to identity person of interest in child rape case


Endangered child alert issued for Chilhowie teen

Buy NowCHILHOWIE, Va. -- Police are searching for a missing teen believed to be in danger.The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an endangered missing child alert on behalf of the Chilhowie Police Department, according to a press release. The alert was issu

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-16 12:48:00

Stop F’in Around :: Go Wilkes! - The Community Website for Wilkes County, Wilkesboro, and North Wilkesboro, NC

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex.Santa Marta city health secretary Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter and disbelief this week when he urge

GOWILKES.COM - 2018-08-16 14:35:00

Music & Arts | GalaxGazette.com

Documentary focuses on fiddlingHow do you make an award-winning documentary about the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention?Well, for starters, it helps if you’re local.Sisters Julie Simone, who lives in Los Angeles, and Vicki Vlasic, who now hails from just outside Detroit, both grew up in Hillsville. The

GALAX GAZETTE - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

SCC roadwork recognized by sign | Mt. Airy News

The project started in late 2017 at the recommendation of the Environmental Council at Surry Community College, which is chaired by Randy Rogers, director of facilities.

MOUNT AIRY NEWS - 2018-08-16 12:40:00

Max Meadows man faces sex-related charge in Smyth County

Smyth County deputies made contact with the suspect, 19-year-old Bryson Seth Melton-Lowe, on social media, posing as the girl. Under the impression he was speaking to the minor, Melton-Lowe arranged a meeting at a location in Smyth County, Shuler said. The sheriff noted that Melton-Lowe was advised


$58,000 worth of methamphetamine seized in Surry County; woman receives $1 million bond

Narcotics detectives seized $58,000 worth of methamphetamine Thursday from a woman’s home in Surry County, according to the sheriff’s office.


2 men who attempted to entice minors online in Piedmont Triad sentenced to prison

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two men who, in separate incidents, attempted to entice minors to engage in sexual activity were sentenced Wednesday, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.


2 Triad men sentenced for federal internet sex crimes in Guilford, Stokes counties

Christopher James Wilson, 36, of Cana, Va., was sentenced to 20 years and 10 months for something involving a Stokes County girl last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a media release. Following his release he'll serve 20 years of supervised probation. He'd previously pleaded guilty in Ap


Mike Newall: If the grand jury report doesn’t force a reckoning for the Catholic Church, it’s time to walk away

PHILADELPHIA — Three years ago, when Pope Francis visited our city and stood at Lincoln’s lectern on Independence Mall, he posed a deceptively simple question: “What are we going to do?”


MISSING & ENDANGERED: 15-year-old from Chilhowie, Virginia

CHILHOWIE, VA -- Police need help locating a missing and endangered 15-year-old from Chilhowie, Va.

WUSA - 2018-08-16 03:15:01

Gospel group The Ingramettes come to Blue Ridge Music Center August 18

THE SPIRIT WILL MOVE YOU:Gospel royalty The Ingramettes will bring their soulful sounds to the Blue Ridge Music Center, 700 Foothills Road, Galax, Va., on Aug. 18. Bluegrass traditionalists Linda and David Lay will open the show at 7 p.m. The Ingramettes are a legendary gospel group now in their fif

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 22:00:00

School menus: Week of August 20 – August 24

Toast plus one item: cereal, pop tart, or string cheese; fresh fruit or juice; milk available daily.