The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office charged three people in connection with the theft of about $1,000 in change from the home of the priest of St. John’s Catholic Church near North Wilkesboro while the priest was at Easter Sunday mass.
On Tuesday March 29th, 2016, Jennifer Nicole Willis, 38, of Vilas, NC, plead guilty to one count of Felony Death by Vehicle and four counts of Felony Serious Injury by Vehicle.
On March 28, 2016, Appalachian Hospitality Management, Inc., the corporation that owned the Best Western Hotel in Boone, North Carolina, plead guilty to three counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Five candidates filed to run for the Fifth District Congressional seats by the Friday deadline.
Local attorney Joshua J. Teague will run for District Court Judge for the 24th Judicial District that covers Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey and Madison counties.