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Surry County Sherriff's Office Warns of Escalating Identity Thefts, Urges Ignore of Unsolicited IRS Warnings
The Surry County Sheriff's Office is sending out a new warning about a rise in identity theft cases. There have been more reports of residents receiving IRS letters warning them of possible identity theft. The IRS communicates through standard mail, and it never asks for personal or tax dispute information through unsolicited calls, texts, or emails. Anyone receiving such correspondence should ignore it, and report it as a phishing attempt.
Surry County deputies investigating shooting on Welcome Baptist Church Road; 80-year-old man shot
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Deputies are investigating after shots were fired in a home, hitting an 80-year-old man, according to the Surry County Sherriff's Office. On Sunday around 10:02 p.m., the sheriff’s office said they received a call in reference to a shooting. Get the latest news stories...
The IRS is sending out letters about possible ID theft: What you need to do if you get one
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Don't miss this:. The IRS does not call you out of the blue and demand you pay up right now. The IRS does not text you about an issue with your taxes. The IRS doesn't email you asking you for your social security number and other personal information.
Rogers wins first career game
WALNUT COVE — After starting the season with four consecutive losses, South Stokes breaks into the win column with a 19-16 win over Elkin in both team’s Northwest 1A Conference opener. The Sauras’ victory is head coach Justin Rogers first career win after taking over the program from legendary coach David Diamont.
Five face drug-trafficking charges
DOBSON — Drug busts can occur through traffic stops or searches of homes, and the latest round of major arrests by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office involved a combination of both. As a result, five people have been jailed under large secured bonds — $4 million in one...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Wilkesboro, NC
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Wilkesboro.
Mount Airy man faces 73 charges including rape, incest
Another case involving child-sex crimes was announced Monday from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office that follows closely on the heels of another such case that came to light last week. In a statement Monday morning, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office announced that Jonah Isaac Brannock, 39, of 147 Old...
North Wilkesboro man wins $100,000 after buying $5 scratch-off at gas station
WILKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — William Watkins, of North Wilkesboro, bought a $5 scratch-off and won a $100,000 prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Watkins bought his winning Fire ticket from SAR Store on Boone Trail in North Wilkesboro. He arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect his prize. After required state […]
WCC congratulates Cardiovascular Technician graduates
WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College congratulates its most recent Cardiovascular Technician graduates. Taught by Health Occupations instructor, Cindy Wagoner, the students are Hattie Elledge, Elkin; Alexandria Nelson, Millers Creek; and Brittany Widener, Hamptonville. Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community, and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.
The Great Pumpkins are coming
This Saturday in Elkin will be the annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival. This fall festival features all the usual festival goodies plus the Great Pumpkin Weigh-off where growers will compete for a $1,000 prize. Organizers said the weigh-off is considered one of the most famous pumpkin contests east of the...
Chronic Wasting Disease presentation announced
DOBSON, N.C. — Chris Kreh, a wildlife biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be at Surry Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to present information about the biology of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in local white-tailed deer populations, which has become an issue in Surry, Yadkin, and neighboring counties.
Gun reported in student's backpack at Elkin Elementary
Over the weekend, a joint press release from Elkin City Schools and the Elkin Police Department was issued regarding the gun found on the Elkin Elementary School campus on Friday afternoon. According to the release, a handgun and a loaded magazine was found in a student’s backpack at approximately 3:13 p.m. The release said that all students were off campus at that time.
Cooper: Medicaid vote tied to casinos puts plan in jeopardy
Gov. Roy Cooper offered comments on the current state of the budget negotiations when he was visiting Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Lowgap on Tuesday morning. He was there to deliver school supplies and honor Donna Bledsoe as the 2023 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year. Cooper, during his question...
Brushy Mountain Powersports 150
Please take a moment to visit our local sponsors to let them know that you appreciate their support of our blog. Rowan County Weather is excited to announce that we will be covering the Brushy Mountain Powersports 150 at North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday, September 30th. This event is part of the NASCAR Whelen Modified TourNASCAR legends Bobby Labonte and Ryan Newman are scheduled to compete against Tour stars like Ron Silk and “Money” Matt Hirshman! You can still purchase tickets for this event at https://fevo.us/fv-offer--20230619-V9Z-1665/
Alleghany County schools dismissed early and 'immediately' on Monday
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, N.C. — In a Facebook post, Alleghany County Schools said it was dismissing all schools early and "immediately" Monday morning. The district did not say why the dismissal was happening. The post stated, "We will be dismissing all schools early immediately. Parents can pick up car riders...
Vikings drop fourth consecutive game
DANBURY — Mount Airy’s road to a third-consecutive Northwest 1A Conference Championship began with a shutout victory at North Stokes. The Granite Bears defense held the Vikings to just 3 total yards while forcing two defensive touchdowns. The Bears’ offense, meanwhile, had its fifth game scoring at least six touchdowns and its fourth game surpassing the 300-yard mark.
Mayberry Days gets underway
Andy Griffith fans filling Mount Airy for shows, concerts, fun. The Mayberry Melodies are scheduled to be in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. (Surry Arts Council) Michael Hoover, an area favorite for this shows as an Elvis tribute artist, will be returning to Mayberry Days...
Governor Cooper Tours Surry County School and Delivers Governor’s School Supply Drive Donations
Today, Governor Roy Cooper toured Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Lowgap and delivered supplies collected from the Governor’s School Supply Drive. The Governor recognized the 2023 North Carolina Principal of the Year Donna Bledsoe and visited several classrooms to speak with students, teachers and support staff. He thanked educators for their dedication to helping students learn and grow.
Fries Fire & Rescue horse show is Saturday
Fries Fire & Rescue will sponsor a horse show Saturday (September 23) at the Jamie Hyatt Arena beginning at 5 p.m. The arena is located at 56 Bainbridge Road, Fries.