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5 Welcome to Wilkes County
An introduction to the community

Things to Do

8 Cycling Wilkes on Wheels
Trail network makes county a cyclists’ haven

11 Local Flavor Easygoing Eats 12 Arts & Culture Breath of Fresh Air 13 Sports & Recreation Naturally Fun

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Living 14 Retirement That Welcoming Feeling
Wilkes County warmth fits the bill for retirees

9 Health 1 Major Makeover 21 Education Hop on and Learn

22 Community Profile
Business 23 Business Overview Made in Wilkes County 24 Working Here In Good Company
Locally founded Lowe’s employs thousands

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27 Chamber Report Leaders of the Pack

28 Economic Profile 29 Membership Directory 34 Business Guide

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At A Glance

Wilkes County, North Carolina
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A quick, comprehensive overview of what’s great about the community
Wilkes County’s friendly people, Blue Ridge Mountain views, rich history, plentiful outdoor recreation and charming downtowns welcome those looking to live and do business in a mountain getaway environment with access to largercity amenities within a short drive to Charlotte or Winston-Salem. Celebration & Relaxation The county’s two cities both have historic downtown areas that draw people for events such as the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival and Shine to Wine Festival in North Wilkesboro. In Wilkesboro, the county seat, locals love the new Open Air Market and Special Event Series that occurs from May through October, presented by Wilkesboro’s Small Town Program since 2011. These events’ success should be no surprise to anyone who has attended the county’s largest event, Merlefest, a four-day musical extravaganza at Wilkes Community College. The area also offers relaxation and recreation, with lush forests and crisp mountain air, making it a growing choice for second home buyers and retirees. Opportunity & Prosperity Wilkes offers a strategic location, natural resources, infrastructure, transportation and communication connectivity, available land, and incentive and financing programs backed by progressive leadership. Meanwhile, Wilkes Community College has built a reputation for its programming, training students to meet the local workforce’s needs. Well-known companies have already built upon these advantages, too, including Lowe’s Cos., Tyson, Louisiana-Pacific, Window World, Gardner Glass and Worldwide Protective Products.

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With more than 69,000 residents and a location amid the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wilkes County includes the cities of Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro, and offers easy access to major east-west route Interstate 40.

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Distances to three major cities nearby
Charlotte, NC: 90 miles Richmond, VA: 290 miles Atlanta, GA: 300 miles

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National Average: 30”

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P.O. Box 727 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 Phone: (336) 838-8662 Fax: (336) 838-3728 www.wilkesnc.org

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Wilkes County high schools are among the 2013 Best High Schools in the Nation - U.S. News & World Report

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Things To Do
Wilkes County’s must-do attractions, activities and dining

Sample fine wines at several vineyards in the region, including Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery and MenaRick Vineyard & Winery in Ronda, McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks and Jones vonDrehle Vineyards & Winery in Thurmond, Elkin Creek Vineyard in Elkin and Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Buck Shoals.

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FOLLOW THE MUSIC
Celebrate all things musical at the four-day MerleFest Americana festival, which attracts 75,000 people to Wilkes Community College every April. The event began in 1988 and annually provides a $10 million impact to the local economy.

COUNT THE STARS
Appalachian State University offers astrophysics in its physics degree program, and a four-telescope Dark Sky Observatory graces the campus as a research facility for faculty and students. One night every month, the observatory also opens to the public.

STROLL THE MIDWAY
Mark your calendar for Oct. 1-5 and the Wilkes County Agricultural Fair, a favorite annual event held at the North Wilkesboro Rotary Fairgrounds. Fair goers enjoy rides, games and an exhibit hall packed with produce, baked goods, crafts and more.

MEET the NEIGHBORS
Mingle with about 100,000 other revelers who visit downtown North Wilkesboro on the first Saturday of October for the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival, with civic, church and nonprofit groups showcasing arts and crafts, entertainment, and apples.

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Live Entertainment

Tommy White Photography

Resort

Model Trains

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ENJOY TOM DOOLEY
Watch a murder mystery outdoors each summer when Bleu Moon Productions presents Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend at the Forest Edge Amphitheater in Fort Hamby Park. Shows are every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout July.

GET OUTDOORS
Fish, ride horses, swim, play tennis and hike at Leatherwood Mountains Resort, which is located in Ferguson and offers camp sites, rental vacation homes and cabins. The destination also includes Saddlebrook Grill, a restaurant inside Elk Creek Inn.

CHUG RIGHT ALONG
Join model train enthusiasts at Black Cat Station, where a model railroad setup depicts Wilkes County from days gone by. The National Railway Historical Society-Yadkin Valley Chapter hosts an open house on the second Saturday of each month.

HELP THE KIDS
Benefit the Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home by attending Singing in the Foothills, billed each June as America’s largest Southern gospel outdoor music event. Past headliners have included Dailey & Vincent and The Primitive Quartet.

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Hit the Trails

Members of the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club enjoy the trails around the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in Wilkesboro.

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Trail network makes county a cyclists’ haven

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hat could be finer than a peaceful bike ride along a quiet rural road on a sunny spring day? How about dragging your muddy bike up a gravelly hill and being greeted by a raucous cowbell serenade?

Around here, bicycling is many things to many people. For some, it’s easy outdoor family fun. For others, rigorous mountain biking offers the perfect weekend getaway. And still others find cycling a healthy, environmentally friendly way to commute. In Wilkes County, they all can find what they prefer. “Wilkes offers the best of everything for road cycling,” says Andrew Stackhouse, organizer of the Wilkesboro Cyclocross Festival. “It has a fantastic network of quiet country roads that are clearly marked, and a wide variety of terrain, from trails along the Yadkin River to climbs over Brushy Mountain, and there are fantastic trails for mountain biking.” Cyclocross Stackhouse’s Cyclocross Festival, which will be held for the fourth time in November 2013, combines aspects of road biking and mountain biking for what he describes as

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Wilkes County has almost 1,000 miles of paved secondary roads, which are perfect for road cycling.

“a somewhat foolish spectacle,” but one whose success netted a Wilkes Tourism Development Authority grant for $4,000. The annual weekend festival, expected to draw 300-400 attendees, was named best new event in Cyclocross Magazine’s reader poll in 2013. Cyclocross races, which last from a half hour to an hour, are held on contained courses that feature obstacles, gravel, steep descents and climbs, sharp curves, and lots of mud. Fans and competitors tend to wear silly costumes, shout friendly insults at one another, clang cowbells and joyfully sample free beer. As Stackhouse says, cyclocross racers embrace miserable race conditions. Mountain Biking Fortunately, the county offers much non-“miserable” cycling too. The W. Kerr Scott Reservoir’s 234 miles of mountain-biking trails cross varying terrain, from the very steep Dark Mountain Trail to the technically difficult Warrior Trail to the beginner-friendly Overmountain Victory Trail, named a National Recreation Trail in 2012. All are popular with local cyclists, such as the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club, which puts in prodigious effort to help maintain the trails with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Increasingly, the reservoir is drawing cyclists from other places too. “It amazes me. But the trails are full every weekend, all year round,” says Jory Shepherd, assistant operations manager for the reservoir. Road Cycling Road cycling is also growing in popularity, from short rides on in-town greenways to tours on the area’s many bike-friendly roads. A new eight-county bike plan by the North Carolina Department of Transportation launched this year, and a state-wide bicycle plan will link Wilkes to other counties’ bike routes. The new Complete Streets state policy will help make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and hopefully encourage people to take to the streets on two wheels. “As we build up more bike lanes and bicycle facilities like greenways, the safer people feel about cycling, the more they will cycle and the more that will encourage others to cycle too,” says Dean Ledbetter, senior planning engineer for NCDOT division 11. “This will help us to provide better accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists as we plan.”  by Laura Hill  by staff photographer Wendy Jo O’Barr

“Wilkes offers the best of everything for road cycling. It has a fantastic network of quiet country roads that are clearly marked, and a wide variety of terrain, from trails along the Yadkin River to climbs over Brushy Mountain, and there are fantastic trails for mountain biking.”
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Things To Do: Local Flavor

Easygoing Eats

dig into comfort food in just as cozy environments in wilkes Dining out in Wilkes County almost always makes for a casual, cozy affair at a sizable list of restaurants offering food as comforting as their atmospheres.
Barbecue Restaurants Upscale Dining

Enjoy southern favorites
Featured on The Food Network show BBQ With Bobby Flay in 2005, Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery, offers entrees like pulled pork barbecue, sliced pork tenderloin and smoked chicken available in two meal options scaled to diners’ appetites: Platters come with coleslaw and a choice of bread (corn bread sticks, hush puppies or a biscuit), and dinners come with a choice of two sides plus a bread. Tipton’s Bar-B-Que ‘s secret recipe dipping sauce gives its locally raised pork picnic shoulders and chicken a distinctive flavor. Not in the mood for ‘cue? They also serve pizzas, sandwiches, salads, burgers and pasta dishes. By Braxton Shoop

Eat dinner in downtown north Wilkesboro
6th and Main, a casual dining restaurant with a more elevated menu, opens Tuesday through Saturday for dinner only, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. in downtown North Wilkesboro. 6th offers a varied menu with items like Oak Planked Salmon, Kobe Beef Hamburgers and Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Lots of Choices Diner

Take your pick
Big Tom’s, named in honor of Tom Buchanan, a former contestant on Survivor: Africa, specializes in pizzas and hot wings, but also has great salads, cheeseburgers and other sandwiches. Mason Jar Grill also gives diners a lot of choice with a menu that includes spaghetti, burgers, barbecue, sandwiches, steaks, salads and more.

Breakfast & Lunch Hotspot
The 50’s Snack Bar in downtown Wilkesboro, replete with retro decor, caters to the breakfast and lunch crowd from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The restaurant offers daily specials, cooked-to-order items like omelets, and homemade specialties like pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches.

National Names, Locally Owned

A couple of local entrepreneurs have found big success with their national franchises in Wilkes County. Jon Gambill’s sweetFrog frozen yogurt shop opened in March 2013 and is the best performing location for the brand in North Carolina and the fourth best performing nationally. The Wilkesboro sweetFrog joins another successful franchise, Hannah Brewster’s Qdoba Mexican Grill which also opened the same month nearby.

Are you hungry yet? Check out more restaurants at livability. com/wilkesboro/nc/food.

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Things To Do: arts & culture

Breath of Fresh Air
Like any of the artists and artisans participating in the Wilkesboro Open Air Market, Rebecca Catrett appreciates the income she receives from selling her craft there. But she says the true benefit of being a part of the weekly market can’t necessarily be measured in dollars and cents. “I’ve had a great success out of it,” says Catrett, an area potter who became a first-time vendor at the Open Air Market in the spring of 2013. “Not only do you have a way of selling something and getting an income out of it, but you also get the publicity from people coming

Wilkesboro Open Air Market benefits patrons and vendors
by to see your work. That probably helps me more than making money.” Therein lies a key reason why the town of Wilkesboro decided to launch an open air market, which runs from April through October at its location on Main Street in downtown Wilkesboro. It allows residents to get to know the regional artists, crafts people and farmers. “It puts the market patrons face to face with the people” who are creating the art or producing the food, says Andrew Carlton, the city’s director of Planning and Community Development and the coordinator for the Wilkesboro

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Open Air Market. “Residents have access to fresher produce and more locally produced crafts and products.” Music and Other Festivities Launched in 2011, the Open Air Market is open every Friday through the growing and harvesting season, which typically spans about five to six months, and admission is free. Farmers throughout the region bring their produce, while artists, such as Catrett, display and sell their works. Merchants also engage the crowd with demonstrations, and local food and beverage vendors set up shop. In addition, the venue hosts a monthly event known as “Third Friday,” a festival that runs from 4-9 p.m. and features live music, food vendors and plenty of activities for children. A new stage was completed in early 2013 to accommodate the bands and other entertainment. “We had a great first year and we built on it even more so (in 2012),” Carlton says, “so much so that we received an award of merit from the North Carolina Small Town Main Street program.”  by John McBryde

Farmers and artisans sell their products at the Wilkesboro Open Air Market.

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Things To Do: sports & recreation

Naturally Fun

Wilkes County’s many beautiful Outdoor retreats beckon

W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir is perfect for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and more.

With mountains, forests, rivers and streams to spare, Wilkes County beckons residents and visitors alike with nearly endless chances for outdoor recreation. Hiking, Biking, Picnicking Head out the door in Wilkesboro or North Wilkesboro and you can quickly find yourself on the Yadkin River Greenway’s user-friendly walking and biking trail. Or get a bit more ambitious and head to Stone Mountain State Park, where a half dozen hiking trails lead to a waterfall or panoramic views. Rev things up and go rock climbing or horseback riding, or just kick back and enjoy a lazy picnic. Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest is also a premium place to picnic, and both parks offer substantial family-friendly educational programs. Camping, Fishing The Wilkes area is famous for its epic fishing opportunities, especially for those in search of rainbow, speckled or brown trout. Fly fishing spots are everywhere, from Stone Mountain Creek to

the Reddies River, Roaring River, W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and dozens of creeks and streams. Camping sites are easy to find, from Stone Mountain’s campgrounds for backpackers to a variety of well-equipped tent sites and RV campsites, including the Bandits Roost campground at the Kerr Reservoir. W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir The reservoir also offers an almost unparalleled range of activities, from water sports to hunting and even the annual presentation of a play about local legend Tom Dooley at the outdoor Forest Edge Amphitheater at Fort Hamby. “It’s hard to even tell you what’s the most popular, because we have so much to do,” says Jory Shepherd, assistant operations manager for the reservoir. “Of course we have the lake, which draws boaters, fishermen and swimmers. And the mountain-biking trails. And we have 148 campsites and activities like fishing tournaments, bike races and annual events. We have

lots of families we see year after year.” Indeed, the reservoir welcomes 700,000-800,000 guests annually. Water activities, from water skiing and wakeboarding to quiet canoeing and kayaking, are among the most popular attractions at the 1,475-acre lake, which includes 55 miles of shoreline, seven boat launches and a marina. But the site is busy year round with wildlife management and educational activities, an archery range, a planned disc golf course and hunting for turkey and deer.  by Laura Hill

Snapshot

Prepare for your next adventure by stocking up on gear and equipment at Cook’s in North Wil kesboro.

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Cheryl Jacobs and Carmen Daecher, retirees from Pennsylvania, moved to Wilkes County in 2009 and purchased 65 acres in Hays.

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The couple knew they wanted to be relatively close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, where they had spent many vacations throughout their marriage. And they were seeking an area that features mild summers and winters and beautiful falls and springs. “We wanted to go somewhere that still had the four seasons, rather than somewhere like Florida,” says David DeGruchy, who retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1992. “We enjoy the four seasons but not with the extreme winters. Plus, we would often vacation on the Blue Ridge Parkway, so we knew we wanted to be somewhat close to it.” Wilkes County was just the place, the DeGruchys found out during their research. But it’s what they discovered after moving here more than 20 years ago that has really made a difference in their decision to call Wilkes County home. “We found out how friendly the people are,” says Freda DeGruchy, a retired teacher. “We lived in a bedroom community in Maryland, so we would see our neighbors maybe in the summertime and a little on weekends, and that would be it. But here, people have really welcomed us. “To me, that is a plus. It’s the people who have made it.”
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David DeGruchy, who with his wife, Freda, moved here from Maryland, teaches a dance lesson to a class participant at the Wilkes Senior Center.

Breathtaking Vistas Others who have chosen to retire here would echo that sentiment. “The friendliness of the people becomes very addictive,” says Carmen Daecher, who bought a 65-acre piece of property in Hays when he and his wife, Cheryl Jacobs, moved here in 2009. “There is no hesitation of people to be friendly. Everyone is very open-armed and embracive.” Much like the DeGruchys, Daecher and Jacobs were attracted to the physical aspects of Wilkes County. “The vistas in Wilkes County are breathtaking,” says Daecher, who co-owned a consulting business in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with his wife before both retired. “It’s an incredibly beautiful county from a geographic point of view. “We also really liked the rural character of the county. It wasn’t hustle-bustle and a lot of traffic and things like that. It gave us a change of pace from what was a faster pace of life.”

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“The vistas in Wilkes County are breathtaking. It’s an incredibly beautiful county from a geographic point of view.”
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Staying Active Even though both couples are retired, they still find plenty to do here. The DeGruchys stay active in their church, and they also lead line dancing and clogging classes at the Wilkes Senior Center and at a similar facility in Alexander County. Daecher and Jacobs are involved in the promotion of the area’s wine industry. “My wife and I enjoy wine,” Daecher says. “We’re so excited about the potential for the wine industry in this county that we’ve taken an active supporting role, trying to get it better known.” Both couples are seeing like-minded people move here. “It seems to be getting more and more popular with retirees,” David DeGruchy says. “We volunteer at the visitors center, and we’ll see very few people who are from Wilkes County. Most are transplants like us.”  by John McBryde  by staff photographer Wendy Jo O’Barr

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Major Makeover

Medical center expansion features state-of-the-art additions

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Wilkes Regional Medical Center, a 130-bed facility, includes a 10-bed skilled nursing unit on its main campus.

Wilkes Regional Medical Center has undergone quite a transformation, and has a stateof-the-art wound care center, heart center and emergency department to show for it. The expansion, which broke ground in May 2011, was completed in March 2013 and is now available to Wilkes County residents. New ER Doubles in Size Expansion to the emergency department increased the number of exam rooms from 19 to 29 and doubled in size from 9,500 to 19,000 square feet. According to Wilkes Regional Medical Center VP of Business Development Tammy Love, the emergency department is the busiest in the region.

Hometown High-Tech “[The new heart center] is built to serve. We see 3,000 patients a month,” Love says. Previously, the department design was for only 40 people a day. When the expansion began, the department was seeing 100 people a day. The Heart Center of Wilkes Regional includes offices, new exam rooms, a waiting area, two stress-testing labs and support space. The 2,200-square-foot heart center opened for patients in May 2012. To accommodate more surgical cases, surgical department renovations made space for new technology and equipment, including expanding existing surgical suites.
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The wound care center, located at nearby West Park, specializes in advanced wound care. It offers hyperbaric oxygen chambers to treat certain types of wounds. According to Love, it is a benefit to have the wound care center close to home so that people don’t have to drive an hour for the care they need. Joint Commission Honor The medical center received top performer honors for quality from the Joint Commission, placing them among the top 18 percent of all hospitals in the nation. “I see that from a standpoint of how we’re moving forward,” Love says.  by Kristi Stephens Walker
Learn more about health care in Wilkes County at livability.com/wilkesboro/ nc/health.

New Facility, Better Treatment

Wilkes Regional Medical Center ’s wound care center provides hyperbaric oxygen treatments, which help heal chronic wounds.

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LIVING: Education

Hop on and Learn
When students at some Wilkes County elementary schools think of the three “Rs,” they will likely be thinking of reading, riding and recumbent bicycles. Four Wilkes County elementary schools – Mulberry, North Wilkesboro, C.C. Wright, and Mt. Pleasant – are participating in a Read and Ride program that allows students to have reading time while riding a recumbent stationary bike. Improving Fluency and Fitness The program builds on students’ self-esteem in two ways: it promotes good health and physical activity, as well as encourages independent reading skills. It also helps students burn off extra energy, according to Mulberry Elementary Principal Rebecca Mastin. The other three participating schools call the program Code Read, says Wilkes County Schools Director of Development Dennis Huggins. The program, which is funded by the NC Rural Center, has a two-fold focus: reading fluency and obesity reduction. “Reading is fun. Riding is fun,” Huggins says of Code Read. “You can do both at the same time.”

Read and Ride program encourages fitness and independent thinking
Older Students Take Action A group of 11th and 12th grade student leaders are the driving force behind Code Read. The students are part of a group focused on community development by targeting needs in their community, and working to make specific changes. According to Huggins, the youth leaders were certain the program was the one they wanted to support when they watched a teacher demonstrate how effectively an energetic student was redirected to reading, but still allowed to move. “My ultimate goal would be to put these in the other nine schools that don’t have them. There could be some opportunities with the after-school programs,” Huggins says, noting that some teachers have begun using the bikes after school. Lowe’s Grant Funding The stationary bicycles at Mulberry Elementary were acquired with a grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. Lowe’s grants were given to 46 North Carolina schools for parent-initiated school-improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education.  by Kristi Stephens Walker

The Walker Center at Wilkes Community College features live entertainment.

What’s new at wilkes community college
The Walker Center has announced the 2013-2014 Season Show line up. Kicking of the season on Friday, September 13, is the Oak Ridge Boys. On Friday, October 11, The Hit Men will take the stage. Saturday, November 16, country-legend Clint Black will perform. The popular holiday show on Thursday, December 5, brings American Big Band. Friday, March 28, will feature the comedy group Etta May and the Southern Fried Chicks. Rounding out the season on Friday, May 9, is 1964: The Tribute, a Beatles tribute band. For ticket information, contact the box office at (336) 838-6260 or walker. boxoffice@wilkescc.edu.
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Community profile
ethnicity
  White 19% 22%   Black   Hispanic   Other

cost of living

$33,464
Median Household Income

$112,200
Median Value, OwnerOccupied Housing Units

4% 59% 6%

1%

AGE
  17 and Under   18-64   65 and Over
(percentages based on the total = 69,306) (percentages based on the total = 69,306)

$602
89% Median Rent for a Two-Bedroom Apartment

Transportation
Median Travel Time to Work

Temperature
January Average Low July Average High

31° 28°

86° 76°

23 minutes

Closest Airport: Piedmont Triad International Airport

85 miles
January Low National Low July High National High

Mike’s Body Shop Inc.
210 Elkin Hwy. N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659 (336) 667-9291 Fax: (336) 667-0504
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Made in Wilkes County

Manufacturers build and strengthen the local workforce Wilkes County’s economy has a diverse manufacturing base that includes several nationally and internationally known companies.
Advanced Manufacturing Food Production

Cluster promotes growth
Northwest North Carolina Advanced Materials Cluster, a partnership between Wilkes Community College and the local governments in Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties, promotes economic growth in the advanced manufacturing sector, including techniques to produce unique materials like high-strength nickel alloy, fiber-reinforced polymers and thermoformed plastic components.

Wilkes County companies feed many
Tyson Foods Inc. employs approximately 2,600 residents at its Wilkesboro chicken processing plant, which makes it the largest employer in Wilkes County. Using a vertically integrated business model, Tyson controls the manufacture of its meat products and their distribution to local stores to guarantee optimal freshness and consistency. Also in Wilkesboro, Suncrest Farms Country Hams Inc. is a locally owned and operated producer of meat products like country hams and pork skins. Suncrest products are found at retail outlets such as Food Lion, Walmart Supercenter and Publix. Packaging

Gardner Glass Products Inc. employs about 140 residents and has been in the glass manufacturing business for more than 45 years. Gardner’s products include a range of mirror solutions including SaftiFirst brand fire-rated safety glass and Dreamwalls-brand glass products. Window World, which has its corporate headquarters in North Wilkesboro, operates 205 locations across 46 states, making it the largest window replacement company in America. Founded in North Wilkesboro, Lowe’s operates 1,700 superstores and is one of the largest home improvement retail stores in the United States. Today, Wilkes is home to the Lowe’s Customer Support Center-East facility. In addition, Louisiana-Pacific Corp. employs nearly 200 residents at its Wilkesboro plant where it manufactures home siding.

Manufacturers, retailers benefit homes, economy

Multi-Industry solutions
Interflex Group is a leading producer of specialty packaging for various markets including fresh foods, packaged foods and pet products. Interflex employs about 90 residents at its Wilkesboro facility. By Braxton Shoop

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Locally founded Lowe’s employs thousands

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he very first Lowe’s opened as a small hardware store in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, and the business grew steadily thanks to the post-World War II building boom.

Today, Lowe’s operates more than 1,750 stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with 245,000 employees serving 15 million North America customers each week. In North Carolina alone, 23,000 employees work in stores, distribution centers and customer support centers. Wilkesboro is home to one of Lowe’s three Customer Support Centers – the other two centers are in Mooresville, N.C., and Albuquerque, N.M. – and the company remains a top employer in Wilkes County. In fact, its 2,200 employees working at the Customer Support Center in Wilkesboro make Lowe’s the second-largest employer in Wilkes County, behind Tyson. Of those 2,200 Lowe’s employees, about 1,300 work in jobs that support the company’s efforts in information technology,

accounting, transportation, logistics, human resources and real estate, and the other 900 employees work in the contact center. Campus Covers 44 Acres The Customer Support Center in Wilkesboro is actually housed in the former Wilkesboro Mall, a building that Lowe’s purchased in the late 1990s. The building underwent major renovations and modernization since that time, and today covers 432,000 square feet. In all, the CSC-Wilkesboro campus spans approximately 44 acres and includes a cafeteria, coffee shop and an outdoor walking trail that stretches nearly one mile in length. As for future Customer Support Center opportunities, Lowe’s officials point out that new positions are added on a frequent basis to the CSC-Wilkesboro facility. For example, the company added

175 new contact center jobs in the summer of 2012. “We are always looking for employees who are committed to providing outstanding customer service. Open positions are announced and resumes accepted online at www.lowes.com/careers,” says Don Easterling, vice president of the contact center. giving back Lowe’s gives back to the community primarily through its Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, which has provided nearly $4 million in donations to public schools and community improvement projects throughout the country since 2000. That includes more than $500,000 to the Wilkes County Schools system for technology. “Lowe’s is committed to recognizing and supporting efforts
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Business Spotlight
WILKES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Wilkes Telecom provides long distance phone and Internet service, and is currently installing 1,200 miles of fiber-optic cable to be available to all local customers, even in rural areas, by 2015. www.wilkes.net

WORLDWIDE PROTECTIVE PRODUCTS
WPP manufactures hand and arm sleeve garments that protect workers in industries such as food processing, automotive and aerospace. The company also produces full-body protective uniforms for the glass and steel industries. www.wwprotective.com

The Lowe’s CSC-Wilkesboro features an outdoor patio and a fountain, as well as a walking trail, cafeteria and coffee shop.

that enrich the lives of our neighbors and customers,” says “By supporting projects Marshall Croom, chairman of in our hometown, we are Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “By supporting contributing to causes projects in our hometown, we are that are important to contributing to causes that are our customers and important to our customers and employees, and helping build employees, and helping brighter futures for our neighbors.” build brighter futures Lowe’s contributes about for our neighbors.” $330,000 to Wilkesboro-area marshall croom, causes each year for community chairman of improvement and public school lowe’s charitable and projects, with a committee of civic educational foundation leaders in Wilkes County making recommendations for funding to Lowe’s. One example of a contribution that Lowe’s made in 2013 is $25,000 to Wilkes In Good Community College to purchase COMPA NY hydraulic compressors for WCC’s T new Automotive Technology Complex. The equipment will allow students to lift vehicles, thereby providing a more realistic, hands-on learning environment. digital magazine  by Kevin Litwin  by staff photographer Read it online or on your tablet and Wendy Jo O’Barr quickly share articles with friends.
BUSINESS

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM
The Moravian Falls farm ships products from coast to coast, including honey-roasted peanuts, lip balm and candles. Even the company’s phone number showcases the business: 1-800-BEESWAX. brushymountainbeefarm.com

SUNCREST FARMS
The locally owned facility in Wilkesboro cures and processes country hams and makes pork rinds and pork biscuits, with all meat products sold under the Suncrest Farms label. (336) 667-4441

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WINDOW WORLD
Leon Whitworth founded this company in 1995 and today there are 205 sales locations nationally spanning 46 states, with Window World renowned in the industry for its energyefficiency technology. www.windowworld.com

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Leaders of the Pack
Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke to the crowds, and so did Condoleezza Rice, Jack Welch of General Electric, and Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Rorke Denver. In May 2013, North Wilkesboro served as one of several U.S. cities that hosted the annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a webcast originating from Atlanta that featured top speakers providing their views on leadership and motivation. More than 140 people attended the Leadercast webcast in North Wilkesboro at the Stone Center for the Performing Arts, with the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce organizing and marketing the event while the local Chick-fil-A restaurant provided food. “We were apprehensive because we didn’t know if a webcast on a projection screen could hold people’s attention, but you could have heard a pin drop because everyone in attendance was so keyed into each individual speaker,” says Linda Cheek, Wilkes Chamber of Commerce president. “The oneday event was so inspiring that we will host Leadercast again in 2014, on May 9.” Leadership Wilkes The chamber also continues to host a Leadership Wilkes program each year to help applicants hone their leadership skills. “The program is open to all chamber members. We host classes of 12-18 people beginning each August and there are nine gettogethers held every other week,” Cheek says. “Leadership Wilkes begins with a full-day retreat and then the nine sessions help participants become more informed and qualified to be better visionary leaders within our community.” The sessions include trips to learn about county and town

Chamber backs several leadership initiatives

government, schools, social services, law enforcement, the health department, infrastructure, environmental issues, business and industry, and tourism. “This successful program has been around since 2000,” she says. United Teens in Action Cheek adds that the chamber also sponsors a youth leadership program called UTA – United Teens in Action – involving 16-20 high school juniors who participate in activities once a month from September through April. “The students represent the four traditional high schools and one Early College school in Wilkes County, with the UTA program

more focused upon community efforts and developing friendships,” she says. “These are kids who don’t know each other and are from high schools that usually rival one another, so they meet and learn how to connect and partner for the good of the community.” For example, the 2012-2013 UTA students were involved in a literacy project that secured grant money to buy books and stationary bikes for three elementary schools. “Children ride the bikes when they read, so they are exercising while developing their reading skills,” Cheek says. “The young kids think it’s fun and teachers are pleased with the results.”  by Kevin Litwin

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economic profile
14%

-500 employees

Taxes
27% 61%

2.25%
County Sales Tax

12%

4.75%
State Sales Tax

Top Employers
 Tyson, Lowe’s, Wilkes County Schools  Wilkes Regional Medical Center, County of Wilkes  Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Wilkes Community College

Education level
  High School Diploma or Diploma & Associate Degree   Bachelor’s Degree or Higher   Other Education   Master’s Degree

7%
Total Sales Tax

Scorecard

Household income
 $100,000+ 289  $30,000-99,999  $29,999 and Under
702

Transportation

$759M
Annual Retail Sales

$11M
Annual Hotel and Food Sales

Wilkes County Airport www.wilkescounty.net

5,805
Total Number of Firms

466

Amtrak Railroad www.amtrak.com

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business: membership directory

2013 Membership Directory
The following information was provided by the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. The area code is 336 unless otherwise noted. For complete listings by business category, please refer to the Business Guide on page 34.
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A & J Rental, Inc. • 838-7368 A Greener World Recycling, Inc. • 957-1003 A-1 Automotive • 838-8808 A-1 Self Storage • 667-3358 A-1 Termite & Pest Control • (828) 758-4312 Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership • 838-9335 Accessories on the Go • 818-1027 The Accounting Office • 835-4217 Adams Old Castle • (828) 409-4109 Addison Properties, Inc. • 838-1000 ADT Security/Lloyd Louchez • (704) 496-0758 Advanced Roof & Exterior Cleaning • 667-2601 Advantage Mini Storage • 838-2616 Advantage Restaurant Supply • 667-3800 Advantage Truck Center • (704) 763-5162 Aflac – Gwen Butler • (828) 855-9161 Aflac – Teresa Sells • 846-3825 Aflac – Nicholas Wehrmann • 902-8811 Airgas National Welders • 667-2070 AlarmSouth • (704) 872-9857 Albert Brown Electric, Inc. • 838-5400 Alleghany Chamber of Commerce • 372-5473 Allstate Insurance – Tonda Phillips • 838-8382 America’s Quick Lube, Inc. • 667-3636 American Cancer Society • 428-1410 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. • 838-4858 AmeriSouth Mortgage Company • 838-4444 Michael J. Andreski, DDS PA • 667-1029 Animal Hospital of Wilkes, PA • 838-3441 Annie’s Travel, ‘’Anywhere...Any Way’’ • 667-2075 Antaeus Consulting, LLC • 359-2374 Anytime Fitness • 973-4348 Appalachian Lumber Company • 973-7205 Applefield Realtors • 667-2254 Architect for Life, PC • (888) 986-7771 Ashe County Chamber of Commerce • 846-9550 Asher Energy Group • (704) 877-8763 Associated Heating & Air Conditioning • 667-7012 Atlantic Auction Service, LLC • 921-7065 Aunt B’s Attic • 928-0599 Avante at Wilkesboro, Inc. • 838-4141

Bark Mobile North Wilkesboro • 667-1067 Barnes & Barnes, CPA • 667-4128 Basic Finance, Inc. • 838-9700 Bayada Home Health Care • 651-8833 BB&T – Wilkesboro • 667-4060 Beauty In and Out • 408-8878 Belk No. 233 • 838-5101 Benson, Blevins, & Associates, CPAs • 838-3175 Best Image Signs, LLC • 973-7446 Better Business Bureau of Northwest, NC Inc. 725-8348 Better Communications, Inc. • 408-1483 Better Homes Furniture • 838-2061 Bic Farms LLC • 601-9293 Big Lots • 838-0256 Big Tom’s • 667-0770 Blair and Ward Properties • 667-1719 Bleu Moon Productions • 838-4278 Blevins Building Supply • 667-4200 Blossom Salon & Butterfly Boutique • 990-0770 Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce (828) 295-7851 Blue Chip Associates • 838-5100 Blue Ridge Cardiology & Internal Medicine PA 526-7997 Blue Ridge Chapter of American Red Cross 927-5409 Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. (800) 451-5474 Blue Ridge Engineering, PLLC • 838-2500 Blue Ridge Environmental Consultants, PA 844-4088 Blue Ridge Housing of Wilkesboro LLC • 667-8979 Blue Ridge Learning Center • (828) 354-2900 Blue Ridge Medical Group • 667-1001 Blue Ridge Mountain Club • (828) 295-8667 Blue Ridge Tractor Co., Inc. • 667-9247 Blue Skies Hypnosis Center • 566-7855 Bojangles #6291 • 838-9004 Bojangles (NC Hwy. 16 N) • 838-4203 Boone Area Chamber of Commerce (828) 264-2225 Botanics Trading, LLC • (828) 320-6088 Brame Huie Pharmacy • 838-8988 Brand Jewelry • 667-2257 Brewer, Brewer & Sorel, PLLC • 667-1441 Briarwood Homebuilders, LLC • 667-2004 Bridal Traditions • 667-5423 Brinegar’s Grading • 984-4200 BROC – Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission 903-2057

Brock and Scott, PLLC • 455-7304 William F. Brooks, ATTY • 667-0111 Browse About Book Exchange • 667-2665 Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Inc. • 921-3640 Brushy Mountain Farm & Orchard • 984-0928 Brushy Mountain Farms, LLC • 927-2904 Brushy Mountain Motorsports • 973-3325 Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club • 921-3499 Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery 667-9464 Brushy Mountain Water Company • 838-7873 Brushy Mtn. Dental, Chris E. Roberts, DDS, PA 667-9991 Bumgarner Services, Inc. • 667-8205 Bureau Of Security Specialists, Inc. • 838-8211 Burger King-N. Wilkesboro • 838-7766 Senator Richard Burr • 631-5125 Bush Hog America, Inc. • 877-4850

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CAG Brands • (800) 422-2239 Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge • 921-7067 Campbell Roofing • 696-3839 Canteen Vending Services • (828) 328-2011 CAPT – Child Abuse Prevention Team • 667-5555 Captain Video & Tanning Salon • 838-3375 Cardinal FG Company • (704) 660-0900 Cardinal Investor Group, LLC • 452-2797 Carla Souther Hauser Financial Services 667-1500 Carolina Communications Consultants, LLC 838-8056 Carolina Farm Credit • 838-4107 Carolina Heritage Cabinetry • 818-1078 Carolina Mobility Specialists • 903-1700 Carolina Property Rentals • 667-1966 Carolina Realty, Inc. • 667-1966 Carolina West Wireless Retail Store • 990-0300 Carolina West Wireless, Corporate Office 973-5000 Carolina’s Land, Inc. – Larry Caudill (704) 607-5048 Carousel Cafe • 838-9141 Carter Bank & Trust • 667-1660 Pam Carter – Realtor • 927-5738 Casey & Company Forestry, PLLC • 838-5766 CenturyLink • 838-4151 Chamber Master • (800) 825-9171 Charter Business • (888) 459-8399 Cherry Street Depot • 667-2345 Chick-Fil-A of Wilkesboro • 921-2697

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B & R Service, Inc. • 667-9235 Ball & Ball Enterprises, Inc. • 838-9060 Barium Springs Home for Children • 667-3333

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Faith Amber Brown Memorial Endowment 902-5002 Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center • 838-8842 Farm Alarm Systems, Inc. • 927-3895 Farm Bureau Insurance – Wilkesboro • 838-4480 Farm Bureau – North Wilkesboro • 667-5125 Fast Med Urgent Care • 667-2710 Faux Designs by Connie • 566-2239 Faw Insurance Agency, Inc • 667-7125 Ferrell Law Firm • 667-1529 Ferrell Propane Gas Co., Inc. • 667-8533 Field Tech Solutions • 818-2525 The 50’s • 838-5050 First Baptist Church of N. Wilkesboro • 838-5197 First Citizens Bank – Wilkesboro • 667-4106 First Community Bank • 696-2265 First United Methodist Church • 838-2691 Fleet Master, Inc. • 667-1845 Fletcher Management & Consultants, Inc. 838-0721 Foothills Auto Spa • 973-9274 Church & Church Lumber Company • 973-5700 City Florist & Gifts • 838-5104 Clingman Pitstop • 984-3300 Coca-Cola • (828) 297-2141 Colhoun, Robins, Davenport & Co., LLC 407-6961 Colonial Life • 973-4245 Communities In Schools of Wilkes County 651-7830 Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (828) 234-9186 Community1 Bank – Millers Creek • 903-0630 Community1 Bank – Wilkesboro • 903-0610 Computer Consulting Services, LLC (704) 340-0642 Concorde Financial Resources, LLC • 838-4100 Cooks, Inc. • 667-4121 Debo Cornett – Realtor • 984-0226 CountrySide Golf Course • 957-2629 County of Wilkes • 651-7300 Creekside Communications, Inc. • 961-3407 Crooked Tree Cabin • (305) 797-5641 CrossRoads Harley-Davidson • 667-1003 CS Forester Benefits Group • 838-1670 Cub Creek Kitchens and Baths, Inc. • 651-8983 Cube Creative • (828) 367-2823 Cubic, Inc. • 667-2929 Cultivate Counseling, Rebecca Baird, LPCA 262-8661 Cultural Arts Council of Wilkes, Inc. • 838-1076 Curtis Walker Heating & AC • 902-2864 Customized Storage • 902-8735 The Cut Ups • 667-0557 Cutting Edge Lawn & Landscape • (828) 640-1738 Deal Insurance Group, Inc. • 838-3838 Dean’s Southern Bistro • 818-0038 Deep Reflection Products & Services, Inc. 667-3034 Desi’s Floral & Design Studio • 262-4932 DJ Russell Ashburn • 971-1157 Document Imaging Solutions Inc. • (704) 873-5419 Domino’s Pizza (Piedmont Partners, LLC) 838-7777 Donlin Counseling Service • 838-7371 Double D Security • 818-0325 Double Trouble Early Learning Center, Inc. 667-5001 Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership, Inc. 667-4875 Dreams and Kitestrings • 927-4672 Duke Energy • (800) 777-9898 Duncan Gun & Pawn Shop, Inc. • 838-4851 Duncan Insurance Agency • 667-7111 DW Benefits LLC • 377-9906 Dwight Phillips Auto Sales, Inc. • 838-1951 G&B Energy • 973-2411 Gardner Glass Products, Inc. • 651-9300 GBP Group, LLC • 838-9050 Gentiva Home Health • 667-3389 Glenn Hill Apartments • 838-1844 Gloria Sews • 818-0940 GNReSound • (919) 909-3570 The Gold King NC • 818-1454 Golden Corral • 838-3003 Goodman Landscaping Plus • 838-4307 Goodwill Career Connections Center • 667-0889 Goodwill Industries of NWNC, Inc. • 838-5442 Great State Bank • 903-4948 Greene Mountain Outdoors, LLC • 670-2186 Greene’s Lawn Care & Landscaping • 973-7937 Green2Go • 670-3063 Mary Elizabeth Griffin – Realtor • 957-1472 Foothills Center For Women • 667-8241 Foothills Christian College & Seminary • 667-6145 Foothills Free Medical Clinic • 667-3191 Foothills Kung-Fu Arnis Academy • 903-8872 Foothills Outdoor Adventures • 990-0780 Foothills Sanitation & Recycling, Inc. • 667-0500 Forbes Printing-Holly Harmon • (828) 729-1413 Forestland Consultants, Inc. • 667-4424 Foster Parent Association of Wilkes • 838-FPAW 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals & Sales • 246-2700 Virginia Foxx – U.S. Congresswoman • 778-0211 Freedom Auto LLC • 973-2886 Friends of W. Kerr Scott Lake • 921-3390 Frog Holler Cabins • 526-2661 Frontier Natural Gas • 526-2690 Funny Pages of Wilkes • 927-2701

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E-Z Up Garage Doors • 957-8960 EA Carter Real Estate • 973-5594 Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home • 667-5683 Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. • 921-3300 Ed & Dales Gun Shop • 667-2830 Eden Stonework • 838-5542 Edward Jones Investments – 10th St. • 667-1918 Edward Jones Investments – Wilkesboro 838-2928 Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery • 526-5119 Embroider America • 973-5242 Empire Chevrolet Buick • 838-2191 Employment Security Commission • 838-5164 Employment Staffing/Employment Control 838-3219 Erin’s Beauty Secrets • 927-2481 Everett Chevrolet Fleet & Commercial (828) 327-9171 Executive Financial Resources, Inc. • 667-1849 Extreme Collision, Inc. • 921-2882

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D’Moser Travels • 838-1007 Dan Huffman & Associates General Contractor 667-8609 DAVHENCO, Inc. • 835-7393 David’s Car Care • 667-6747 Day Properties, LLC • 909-2049 Dazzle Dog Pet Grooming, LLC • 903-4906

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H&R Block • 838-8105 Senator Kay Hagan • (919) 856-4630 Hallmark/Quickframe • 667-2870 Hampton Inn – Wilkesboro • 838-5000

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Keller Electric Co., Inc. • 667-9479 Kenneth Brown Construction • 984-1855 Kevin Hamby Towing • 667-3806 Key City Condo Homeowners Association 262-2605 Kickin Grass Mower Shop • 667-3910

The Mill at Traphill • 957-2201 Miller Bee Supply, Inc. • 670-2249 Miller Brothers Hot Rod Barn • 903-1693 Miller Funeral Service, Inc. • 838-3104 Barbara Miller – Realtor • (828) 773-9841 Millers Creek Baptist Church • 838-4446 Millers Creek Pawn & Jewelry, Inc. • 903-1212 Millers Creek Pharmacy • 838-3145 Millers Creek Realty • 902-5167 Millers Creek Subway • 667-0812 The Mirror Factory • 918-0398 Mitchell Automotive • 902-1971 Moravian Falls Family Campground & Cabins 667-6150 Mother Earth Foods & Spirits, Inc. • 667-4383 Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care 789-2922 Mountlawn Memorial Park • 838-4014 Myers Park Apartments – MPNW, LLC • 468-7974 Myers Tire Service-Millers Creek • 667-1915 Myers Tire, Inc. • 838-0011

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La-z-boy Casegoods Distribution Center 651-9400 W.A. Lankford Co., Inc. • 667-3821 Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference, & Retreat Center • 359-2951 The Law Office of Robert G. Greene, Jr., PLLC 838-8800 Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn, PA • 667-0321 Laws Rental Property • 957-1431 Learning Pathway of NWNC • 667-2492 Leatherwood Mountains • 973-4142 Jennifer B. Lewis, PLLC • 838-5530 Libby’s Boutique • 846-9551 Liberty National Life Insurance Company (704) 366-0545 LifeSkills Martial Arts • 838-8700 LifeStore Insurance & Mortgage • 838-3100 Light Marketing • 957-6709 Lithia Springs Electric • 927-1949 Living Waters Home Care, LLC • 372-5978 Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards • 957-3493 Lowe’s Companies, Inc. • (704) 758-1000 Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse 838-1500 Lowe’s Technical Services • 667-3591 Kirby Lowe – Realtor • 957-0203 Lowes Motel • 838-4186 LP – Louisiana Pacific Corporation • 696-2751 Luray Textiles, Inc. • 670-3725

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Nathan’s Batteries • 667-7956 National Railway Historical Society – YVC 838-4060 NC Dept. of Transportation • 667-9111 NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 667-1205 NERIUM International/ Anita Meyerhoffer 984-7985 New Life Communications • 880-7066 New Life Fitness • 667-4444 New River RHA Health Services • (828) 262-5450 Newly Weds Foods • (773) 292-3855 Nicole’s Hair Salon & Day Spa • 667-9550 North Carolina Mountain Investments, LLC 990-0999 North Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club • 838-3951 North Wilkesboro Rotary Club • 903-0060 Northwest Automotive • 973-1005 Northwest Carolina Women’s Center • 667-2232 Northwest Food Services • 838-3663 Northwest General Insurance Agency • 838-5488 Northwest NC Visitor Center • 667-1259 Northwestern Fire Protection • 667-1626 Northwestern Regional Housing Authority (828) 264-6683

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‘’I Can’’ Pediatric Therapies • 667-1555 iMedia • 262-9287 Impact Collision Center, Inc. • 667-4859 Industrial Supply Solutions, Inc. • (704) 636-4241 InfusionPoints, LLC • (704) 464-3161 Insight Home Inspections • 670-2280 Insurance Service & Credit Corp. • 838-5161 Integrity Design & Displays, Inc. • 667-0516 Interconnect Products & Services, Inc. • 667-3356 The Interflex Group • 921-3505 The Islands Massage • 838-8602 Isom Ham Design Group, PA • 838-4007 Ivy Ridge Traditions • 667-4556

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Martin Roofing Services • 667-4997 Marvin’s Garage Doors • 973-4001 Mary Kay Cosmetics/Melissa Hamby (866) 863-1026 Mason Jar Grill, Inc. • 921-3533 Mathis & Son Grading, Inc. • 984-3261 Maurices • 667-8187 Mayhew,Scheffler, Hardaway & Conn Orthodontics • (828) 264-0110 MBI Builders, Inc. • 973-3402 McCarter, G Sloan OD • 667-6782 McDonalds (NC Hwy. 18) • 667-8524 McDonalds (US Hwy. 421) • 667-7401 McElwee Firm, PLLC • 838-1111 McLean Floor Coverings • 973-8888 Stephen L. McNeil, MD • 990-0041 McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks • 874-3003 Meadows Mills, Inc. • 838-2282 MECI & Associates, Inc. • 667-2511 Medcost, Inc. • 774-4411 Medical Associates of Wilkes • 651-2980 Melody Stores, Inc. • 667-5802 MenaRick Vineyard and Winery • 328-7038 Merrill Lynch – Norman Young Group • 721-3225 MHS Technologies • 984-1221 Michael’s Jewelry • 838-5964 Mike’s Body Shop • 667-9291 Mike’s Mobile Entertainment • 566-6686

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J Jules Salon on Main • 838-2228 J. Martin Productions • 526-2161 J.R. Priester’s Clothiers • 838-2531 JAG Publishing • (828) 219-4250 Jamee Thompson Voicing • 566-9586 James River Equipment Company • 973-8201 Jefferson Landing Club • (800) 292-6274 Jeffrey Elmore – NC House of Representatives jh DesignWorks • 927-7314 Jimmie Johnson Air & Heat • 696-2778 The Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home 356-5000 Jodi Province Counseling Services, PLLC 818-0733 John Reavill, CPA, CISA • 838-0171 Johnny Huffman Plumbing Co. Inc. • 973-3938 Johnson Oil • 667-7118 Johnston Casuals Furniture, Inc. • 838-5178 Joines & James PLLC • 838-2701 Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery • 874-2800 Journal Communications Inc. • (615) 771-0080 Just Save – Lowes Food #137 • 667-7388

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Oakwoods Country Club • 838-3011 Oakwoods Grocery • 667-0296 Office Furniture Concepts • 973-7008 Olive Garden • 838-0337 On Premise Solutions • 973-8378 Overcash Auction Services • 262-3760

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Page Interworks, PA • 667-4225 The Panini LLC • 903-8501 Papa John’s Pizza • 838-7272 Paragon Graphics • 667-7626 Patton Insurance Agency Inc. • 667-2836 Peek-A-Boo’s Pet Sitting, LLC • 428-7696 Perry Lowe Orchards • 921-3123 Phillips Tire Service, Inc. • 667-1167 Piedmont Automation • 776-1885

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Katherine’s Hair & Tan • 667-3253 Kearey Builders Inc. • (704) 883-9811

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Piedmont Federal Savings Bank • 667-9211 Piedmont Hematology Oncology and Associates, PLLC • 277-8800 Piedmont Triad Computer Consulting, Inc. 766-5555 Pierce Group • (919) 577-0700 Pinnacle Architect • (704) 847-9851 Pipedreams • 838-5600 Pixels on Paper • 990-0080 Play Works Early Care & Learning Center 818-2000 PPG Industries • (610) 246-4595 Precision Cleaning Service • 957-1882 Premier Restoration of NC, Inc. • 838-4357 Project Lazarus • 667-8100 Pulliam & Sons, LLC • 345-2537

Scenic Memorial Gardens Cemetery • 667-6339 Scott & Stringfellow, LLC • 726-8269 Screen Printers Unlimited, LLC • 667-8628 Sears of Wilkes • 667-0836 Second To Nature • 838-2369 Sedgewick Homes, LLC • 488-1052 Service Team of Western Carolina, LLC • 667-1534 ServIT, Inc. • (864) 354-2900 Shadow Springs Vineyard • 468-5000 Sharon Lyall, CPA • 838-4448 Sharp Business Systems • (828) 324-5444 Shatley Springs, Inc. • 982-2236 Shephard’s Heating & A/C, Inc. • 973-1679 Shepherd Masonry, Inc. • 384-3038 David Shepherd – Realtor • 921-3166 Sherrill Faw Realty, LLC • 903-0060 Sherwin Williams Co. • 667-2218 Bradford C. Shinaman, DDS PA • 667-6081 Shumate Appraiser Service • 838-3499 Signfactory Direct, Inc. • 903-0300 Simply Store More • 902-5115 Charlie Sink – Real Estate Appraiser • 838-7337 Sisters • 903-8499 Sixth & Main • 903-1166 Smart Start • 838-0977 Sonic Drive In – North Wilkesboro • 667-5100 Sonic Drive In – Wilkesboro • 838-7255 Sound Video Production Service, LLC • 902-2588 SouthEast Commercial Real Estate Group (704) 996-7212 Southeastern Cars & Parts • 835-4442 Southern Candle, Inc. • (888) 355-8844 Specialty Car Company, Inc. • 667-6111 Sports Construction Management, Inc. 238-9060 Springleaf Financial Services • 838-5157 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church • 667-4231 Terrie Stackhouse – Realtor • 667-1966 Staley Insulating, Inc. • 846-9200 Stanley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 366-4226 Staples • 838-5199 State Employees’ Credit Union • 667-5288 State Farm Insurance – Burns • 838-7227 Steam Systems • 667-1495 Steppin Out Studio, Inc. • 973-2623 Sterling Consulting and Marketing, LLC (704) 219-3742 The Sterling Group • 838-5555 Stewart Group • (704) 634-9989 Stillwaters Salon & Day Spa • 838-1966 Stone Mountain State Park • 957-8185 Stoney Fork Campground and B&B • 973-5299 Stroud-Miller Insurance Service, Inc. • 667-9238 Studio 68 for Dance and Performing Arts 838-0068 Subway of Wilkesboro • 838-7782 Suncrest Farms Country Ham, Inc. • 667-4441 Sundry Works Group, Inc. • 984-4572 SunTrust Bank • 667-1900 Surry Wineries, LLC • 325-2318 Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt • 973-7938

TAB, Inc. • 990-0387 Tar Heel Oil Company • 667-9453 Dr. Robert B. Taylor • 838-2281 Team Nurse • 667-7881 James Teasley • 406-1201 Ted’s Famous Kickin Chicken • 667-7162 Teresa Tedder-Overcash – Realtor • 667-1966 Terminix • 527-1680 Thompson Gas-Smokies LLC • 838-7551 Tilley’s Auto Sales, LLC • 667-9090 Tim Harrold’s Empire Chrysler Dodge Jeep 667-2886 Tipton’s Bar-B-Que • 667-0669 Toby Outdoor, LLC • (980) 229-7970 Tony Huffman Insurance Inc. • 838-2002 Tonya’s Academy of Dance • 667-6777 Town of North Wilkesboro • 667-7129 Town of Ronda • 835-2061 Town of Wilkesboro • 838-3951 Tractor Supply Company • 667-1025 Treat Hardwood Lumber • 981-4267 The Tribune • 835-1513 Triplette Lumber Company • 984-8899 Trucks Mart Transport LLC • 903-8787 Tumbling Shoals Farm • 452-2920 Turning Point Services • 667-2408 268 Sandwich Shop • 818-1177 Tyson Foods, Inc. • 838-2171 Tyson Wilkesboro Food Service • 838-2171

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Q.E.P. Co., Inc. • (561) 994-5550 Qdoba Mexican Grill • 973-6394 Quality Business Services • 838-2957 Quality Control, Inc. • 667-9607 Quality Quickly Inc. • (828) 323-8339

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R.H. Barringer Distributing Company, Inc. (800) 273-0555 Radford Quarries, Inc. • 921-2711 Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC • 835-9463 The Ragg Company • 838-4895 Rainbow Childcare Center • 903-4971 Senator Shirley B. Randleman • 733-5741 Red Carpet Inn • 667-2176 Red Lobster • 838-0314 Red Rider Media LLC • 262-7302 Reggie’s Car & Wrecker Service • 838-3332 Reins Co. Inc. • 838-3911 Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home • 838-3178 Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest 667-5072 The Reserves Network • 835-2559 Rest-N-Relaxation Pools & Spas • 566-7489 Retail Installation Service • 981-7510 Revient, LLC • 818-2121 Rick’s Electrical Service • 667-5450 Robert F. Ricketts, DDS • 667-4143 Rid-A-Bug • 525-6111 Riverview Animal Hospital, PLLC • 667-2463 Robert Handy Camping Center, Inc. • 973-4109 Rose Glen Village • 667-2952 Royall’s Custom Framing • 667-0792 The Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care Center • 667-2541 Run In Foods • 667-9062 RWM Construction, Inc. • (828) 266-1983

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Ultimate Carwash • 927-0642 Unique Artist of Yadkin Valley • 838-8598 United Country – Johnson Realty • 838-1350 United Hospice • 667-0568 United Way of Wilkes County Inc. • 651-7800 Universal Forest Products • (704) 855-1600 Universe of Science, Inc. • 667-9397 US Army Corps of Engineers • 921-3390 US Cellular • 838-2355 U.S. Chemical Storage • (828) 264-6032 USA Wheel and Tire • 990-0872

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V’s Type • 667-0275 Valley Radiology Associates • 927-9209 Vannoy & Lankford Plumbing Co. • 838-2852 Vannoy Colvard Triplett & Vannoy, PLLC • 667-7201 James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Co., Inc. 846-7191 Venture Properties • 667-8000 VFW Post 1142 Campground • 667-1655 Victory Toyota • 667-1185 Village Inn Pizza Parlor • 667-1912 Villages of Wilkes Skilled Care • 667-2020 Villages of Wilkes Traditional Living • 667-2211 The Vintage Corner • 818-0081 Vulcan Materials Company • 838-8072

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S & J Septic Pumping and Rent-A-Jon • 670-2318 S. Kowalski, Inc. • 255-8869 SAFE: Sheltered Aid to Families in Emergencies 838-9169 Sagebrush Steakhouse & Saloon • 838-2122 Salem Distributing • 201-5372 Salem Foot Care, PA • 667-2015 The Salvation Army • 838-1145 Samaritan’s Purse-North America Projects 903-4968

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Waggles Pet Supply & Dog Wash, LLC Wal-Mart Store #01-1290 • 667-7691 The Walker Center • 838-6260 Wash World of Wilkes, LLC • 990-0111 WATCO Inc. • 838-8058

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WCC – Basic Skills Center • 667-6493 WCI, Inc. • (828) 667-3311 Linda Wehrmann – Realtor • 984-0833 Wells Fargo – North Wilkesboro Main • 651-7850 Wells Fargo Advisors • 667-1291 Wells Fargo – Elkin Hwy. • 651-5993 Wells Fargo – Wilkes Plaza • 651-6000 Stephen J. Wessels, DMD PLLC • 838-4119 West Jefferson Chevrolet Buick GMC • 846-4636 West Park Chiropractic • 667-1212 West Wilkes Medical Center • 973-7050 Western Carolina Electric Supply Co. • 667-1231 Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Center 667-9261 WF Baptist Health-Internal Medicine Wilkes 903-2900 Whippoorwill Village • 973-3237 White Oak Stables • 903-0016 Susan Whittington, CLU, ChFC • 670-2888 Whittington Auction & Appraisal LLC • 838-8243 WIFM Radio (100.9 FM) • 835-2511 Wilcox Marketing • 667-5000 Wilkes – Yadkin Homebuilders Association 667-5455 Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society, Inc. • 957-6442 Wilkes ADAP, Inc. • 667-1800 Wilkes Art Gallery • 667-2841 Wilkes Bridal Association • 902-3261 Wilkes Chamber of Commerce • 838-8662 Wilkes Circles of Care, Inc. • (801) 810-9262 Wilkes Community College • 838-6100 Wilkes Community Foundation • (828) 328-1237 Wilkes County Association of Realtors • 667-9331 Wilkes County Board of Education • 667-1121 Wilkes County Crime Stoppers • 667-8900 Wilkes County Democratic Party • 667-0164

Wilkes County Disc Golf Club, Inc. • 696-9012 Wilkes County 4-H • 651-7330 Wilkes County Public Library • 838-2818 Wilkes County Quilters’ Guild • 667-0202 Wilkes Economic Development Corporation 838-1501 Wilkes Express YMCA • 838-3991 Wilkes Family YMCA • 838-3991 Wilkes Farm & Garden • 838-4443 Wilkes Flying Club, Inc. • 838-5129 Wilkes Garage Doors • 838-2630 Wilkes Habitat for Humanity & ReStore 838-3044 Wilkes Hardware Company • 838-4632 Wilkes Heritage Museum Inc. • 667-3171 Wilkes Hourglass Cleaners • 838-3433 Wilkes Income Tax Service, Inc. • 667-4246 Wilkes iTalk • 973-6190 Wilkes JobLink Career Center • 651-2540 Wilkes Journal Patriot • 838-4117 Wilkes Literacy • 838-8238 Wilkes Nissan • 838-3167 Wilkes Optometric Eye Care Center • 838-4801 Wilkes Pediatric Clinic, PLLC • 903-0147 Wilkes Playmakers, Inc. • 838-7529 Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic • 903-7300 Wilkes Regional Medical Center • 651-8100 Wilkes Regional Medical Center Auxiliary 651-8100 Wilkes Security • 973-6190 Wilkes Senior Resources, Inc. • 667-5281 Wilkes Shoppes on Main • 818-1413 Wilkes Skyline Marina • 921-3783 Wilkes Steel Inc. • 838-5117 Wilkes Telecommunications, Inc. • 973-3103

Wilkes Toastmasters • 566-9586 Wilkes Transportation Authority • 838-1272 Wilkes Veterinary Hospital, PLLC • 667-1109 Wilkes Vocational Services • 838-3812 Wilkesboro ABC Store #1 • 667-7501 Wilkesboro ABC Store #2 • 973-5017 Wilkesboro Church of Christ • 838-5695 Wilkesboro Fire Department • 984-1932 Wilkesboro Mini Golf & Games • 838-7888 Wilkesboro Raceway Park • 973-7223 Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority 838-3951 Wilkesboro United Methodist Church • 818-0552 Willardson & Lipscomb, LLP • 838-5129 Williams Motel • 838-4138 Window World Foothills • 838-9393 Window World, Inc. • 667-2100 Woodfield Oaks Apartments, LLC • 667-8814 Woodforest National Bank • 651-8825 Woodhaven Family Restaurant & Catering 667-6201 Worldwide Protective Products • 838-1068 WWWC Radio (1240 AM) • 838-1241 Wykes Food Mart • 973-8349

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Yadkin Bank – North Wilkesboro • 838-3300 Yadkin Bank – Wilkesboro • 838-0123 Yadkin River Greenway Council • 651-8967 Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce • 526-1111 Yadkin Valley Gymnastics • 903-1900 Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor Partnership 838-8662 Yadkin Valley Motor Company • 838-4155 Yadtel Publishing • 413-2167 Your Chamber Connection • (800) 678-6241

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2013 Business Guide
The following information was provided by the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. The area code is 336 and the state is North Carolina, unless otherwise noted.
Accommodations
Addison Properties, Inc. • 838-1000 US Hwy. 421 N., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.AddisonInn.com Crooked Tree Cabin • (305) 797-5641 228 Majestic Ln., Boomer, 28606 www.blueridgecrookedtreecabin.com 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals & Sales • 246-2700 370 S. Main St., Jefferson, 28640 www.4SeasonsVacations.com Frog Holler Cabins • 526-2661 564 E. Walker Rd., Elkin, 28621 www.FrogHollerCabins.com Hampton Inn – Wilkesboro • 838-5000 1300 Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.visitwilkesboronc.com/stay/hamptoninn/ Holiday Inn Express • 838-1800 1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.HIExpress.com/WilkesboroNC Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards • 957-3493 493 Brewer Mil Rd., Traphill, 28685 www.roaringrivervineyards.com Lowes Motel • 838-4186 1201 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 The Mill at Traphill • 957-2201 452 Traphill Mill Rd., Traphill, 28685 Red Carpet Inn • 667-2176 1206 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.RCIwilkesboro.com Williams Motel • 838-4138 107 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.williamsmotel.com

Funny Pages of Wilkes • 927-2701 305 S. Cherry St., Wilkesboro, 28635 JAG Publishing • (828) 219-4250 5972 NC 181, Morganton, 28655 Light Marketing • 957-6709 4036 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 Toby Outdoor, LLC • (980) 229-7970 428 Crompton St., Charlotte, 28273 www.tobyoutdoor.com The Tribune • 835-1513 214 E. Main St., Elkin, 28621 www.YadkinValley.com

The Law Office of Robert G. Greene, Jr., PLLC • 838-8800 • 401 10th St., Ste. B, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.robertgreenelaw.com Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn, PA • 667-0321 P.O. Box 1376, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.TimWelborn.com Jennifer B. Lewis, PLLC • 838-5530 108 S. St., Wilkesboro, 28697 McElwee Firm, PLLC • 838-1111 906 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.McElweeFirm.com Vannoy Colvard Triplett & Vannoy, PLLC • 667-7201 922 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.VannoyLaw.com Willardson & Lipscomb, LLP • 838-5129 206 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WLMLawFirm.com

Antiques & Auctions
Atlantic Auction Service, LLC • 921-7065 154 Livingston Rd., Boomer, 28606 www.auctionzip.com Aunt B’s Attic • 928-0599 105 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Overcash Auction Services • 262-3760 508 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.overcashauctionservices.com Whittington Auction & Appraisal LLC • 838-8243 288 Oakwoods Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.whittingtonauction.com Wilkes Shoppes on Main • 818-1413 125 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Attractions
National Railway Historical Society – YVC 838-4060 • 800 Elizabeth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.blackcatstation.com Northwest NC Visitor Center • 667-1259 2121 E. Hwy. 421, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.nwncvisitorcenter.com/ Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest • 667-5072 • 1956 Rendezvous Mtn Rd., Purlear, 28665 www.ncesf.org/RMESF/home.htm Stone Mountain State Park • 957-8185 3042 Frank Pkwy., Roaring Gap, 28668 www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo/main.php US Army Corps of Engineers • 921-3390 499 Reservoir Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/ DistrictLakesandDams/WKerrScott.aspx Whippoorwill Village • 973-3237 11928 NC Hwy. 268 W., Ferguson, 28624 Wilkes Heritage Museum Inc. • 667-3171 100 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WilkesHeritageMuseum.com Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor Partnership 838-8662 • P.O. Box 727, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.yadkinvalleycorridor.com

Apartment Rentals
Glenn Hill Apartments • 838-1844 1401 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.cmc-nc.com Myers Park Apartments – MPNW, LLC • 468-7974 Myers Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Woodfield Oaks Apartments, LLC • 667-8814 1300 Oakhill Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697

Accounting
The Accounting Office • 835-4217 449 Bagley Springs Rd., Ronda, 28670 Barnes & Barnes, CPA • 667-4128 313 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.barnesandbarnescpas.com Benson, Blevins, & Associates, CPAs • 838-3175 302 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.BensonBlevins.com H&R Block • 838-8105 314 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.hrblock.com Hemric & Yale, CPAs • 838-7077 194 W. Park Cir., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.HemYale.com Sharon Lyall, CPA • 838-4448 817 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 John Reavill, CPA, CISA • 838-0171 1728 B Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Wilkes Income Tax Service, Inc. • 667-4246 1513 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Architects
Architect for Life, PC • (888) 986-7771 P.O. Box 2204, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.architectforlife.com Isom Ham Design Group, PA • 838-4007 1305 Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.IsomHam.com Pinnacle Architect • (704) 847-9851 630 Team Rd., Ste. 200, Matthews, 28105 www.pinnaclearchitecture.net

Artists
Unique Artist of Yadkin Valley • 838-8598 238 Fairmont St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.artstudio6.com

Automobile – Accessories, Parts, Services
A-1 Automotive • 838-8808 1002 Third St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 America’s Quick Lube, Inc. • 667-3636 1405 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 David’s Car Care • 667-6747 307 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Extreme Collision, Inc. • 921-2882 8509 NC Hwy. 268 W., Boomer, 28606 Impact Collision Center, Inc. • 667-4859 1518 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.impactcollisioncenter.com Mike’s Body Shop • 667-9291 210 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Miller Brothers Hot Rod Barn • 903-1693 416 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.millerbrothershotrodbarn.com

Attorneys
Brewer, Brewer & Sorel, PLLC • 667-1441 204 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.BrewerAndBrewer.com William F. Brooks, ATTY • 667-0111 107 E Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Ferrell Law Firm • 667-1529 1357 Brushy Mountain Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ferrelllawfirm.net Joines & James PLLC • 838-2701 115 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.joinesandjames.com

Adult Day Cares
The Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care Center 667-2541 • 1915 W. Park Dr., Ste. 200, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesadultdaycare.org

Advertising Publications
Creekside Communications, Inc. • 961-3407 1038 Ridgewood Trail, East Bend, 27018 www.yadkinvalleyliving.com

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Mitchell Automotive • 902-1971 426 Wood Wallace Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Myers Tire Service-Millers Creek • 667-1915 NC Hwy. 16 N., Millers Creek, 28651 www.myerstirenc.com Myers Tire, Inc. • 838-0011 400 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.myerstirenc.com Nathan’s Batteries • 667-7956 127 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Northwest Automotive • 973-1005 4734 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 Phillips Tire Service, Inc. • 667-1167 225 Wilkesboro Blvd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Southeastern Cars & Parts • 835-4442 14446 Elkin Hwy. 268, Ronda, 28670 USA Wheel and Tire • 990-0872 1700 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.usawheelandtirenc.com

Piedmont Federal Savings Bank • 667-9211 200 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.PiedmontFederal.com State Employees’ Credit Union • 667-5288 1100 Brushy Mountain Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.NCsecu.org SunTrust Bank • 667-1900 924 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.SunTrust.com Wells Fargo – North Wilkesboro Main • 651-7850 215 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo – Elkin Hwy. • 651-5993 211 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo – Wilkes Plaza • 651-6000 1899 US Hwy. 421 Business, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wellsfargo.com Woodforest National Bank • 651-8825 1801 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.woodforest.com Yadkin Bank – North Wilkesboro • 838-3300 1404 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.yadkinvalleybank.com Yadkin Bank – Wilkesboro • 838-0123 301 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.YadkinValleyBank.com

Cub Creek Kitchens and Baths, Inc. • 651-8983 1200-A Industrial Park Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.cubcreekcountertops.com Radford Quarries, Inc. • 921-2711 606 Old NC 268, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.radforquarries.com Revient, LLC • 818-2121 201 H Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.revientllc.com Staley Insulating, Inc. • 846-9200 273 Dogget Rd., West Jefferson, 28694 Triplette Lumber Company • 984-8899 360 Fairway Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.triplettelumber.com Universal Forest Products • (704) 855-1600 P.O. Box 1635, Salisbury, 28145 www.ufpi.com Vulcan Materials Company • 838-8072 776 Quarry Rd. #115, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.VulcanMaterials.com Wilkes Steel Inc. • 838-5117 1023 River Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Window World, Inc. • 667-2100 118 Shaver St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WindowWorldInc.com

Automobile – Dealerships/Rentals
Dwight Phillips Auto Sales, Inc. • 838-1951 1031 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.DwightPhillipsAutoSalesInc.com Empire Chevrolet Buick • 838-2191 1931 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.EmpireChevy.com Everett Chevrolet Fleet & Commercial (828) 327-9171 • 161 Hwy. 70 S.E., Hickory, 28602 www.everettchevy.com Freedom Auto LLC • 973-2886 4770 US Hwy. 421 W., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.freedomautollc.com Specialty Car Company, Inc. • 667-6111 119 Old Brickyard Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.SpecialtyCarCompany.com Tilley’s Auto Sales, LLC • 667-9090 1602 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.TilleyAutoSales.com Tim Harrold’s Empire Chrysler Dodge Jeep 667-2886 • 2000 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.EmpireDodge.com Victory Toyota • 667-1185 1502 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.VictoryToyotaNC.com West Jefferson Chevrolet Buick GMC • 846-4636 1773 Mount Jefferson Rd., West Jefferson, 28694 www.wjchevy.net/ Wilkes Nissan • 838-3167 1933 US Hwy. 421 B, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilkesnissan.com Yadkin Valley Motor Company • 838-4155 1422 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.YadkinValleyMotors.com

Business Services
Antaeus Consulting, LLC • 359-2374 2648 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Piney Creek, 28663 Better Communications, Inc. • 408-1483 1802 US Hwy. 421, Ste. 124, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.welcometowilkes.net Carolina Communications Consultants, LLC 838-8056 • 316 Cowles St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Carolina West Wireless Retail Store • 990-0300 1858 US Hwy. 421 N., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.carolinawest.com Chamber Master • (800) 825-9171 14391 Edgewood Dr., Baxter, MN 56425 www.chambermaster.com Charter Business • (888) 459-8399 2 Digital Pl., Simpsonville, SC 29681 www.charter-business.com Computer Consulting Services, LLC (704) 340-0642 • 17314 Royal Ct. Dr., Davidson, 28036 Field Tech Solutions • 818-2525 309 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.fieldtechsolutions.net GBP Group, LLC • 838-9050 145 S. Quail Cir., Wilkesboro, 28697 HIT Solutions, LLC • (828) 695-9440 103 Sixth Ave. N.E., Conover, 28613 www.hitstech.net Holly Mountain Enterprises, Inc. • 667-9062 1200 A Woodfield Way, Wilkesboro, 28697 InfusionPoints, LLC • (704) 464-3161 124 W. Kapp St., Ste. A, Dobson, 27017 www.infusionpoints.com Interconnect Products & Services, Inc. • 667-3356 1206 Industrial Park, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Interconnect-Inc.com Lowe’s Technical Services • 667-3591 183 Harmony Ln., Millers Creek, 28651 www.lowestech.com MHS Technologies • 984-1221 430 Pineola St., Newland, 28657 www.MHStechnologies.com New Life Communications • 880-7066 167 Poplar Creek Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.newlifepublicrelations.com On Premise Solutions • 973-8378 207 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.onpremisesolution.com Paragon Graphics • 667-7626 1137 River Liberty Grove Church Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.pgstudios.net

Beauty – Salons/Nails/Tanning
Beauty In and Out • 408-8878 122 Creston Ct., Mooresville, 28115 motives.marketamerica.com/index. cfm?action=motives.contactUs Blossom Salon & Butterfly Boutique • 990-0770 318 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 The Cut Ups • 667-0557 926 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Erin’s Beauty Secrets • 927-2481 4401 JA Yount Farm Rd., Conover, 28613 J Jules Salon on Main • 838-2228 718 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Katherine’s Hair & Tan • 667-3253 702 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.facebook.com/pages/Katherines-Hair-andTan/107823662573290 Mary Kay Cosmetics/Melissa Hamby (866) 863-1026 • 310 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.marykay.com/melissahamby Nicole’s Hair Salon & Day Spa • 667-9550 102 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Stillwaters Salon & Day Spa • 838-1966 1345 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Beekeeping
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Inc. • 921-3640 610 Bethany Church Rd., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.BrushyMountainBeeFarm.com Happy Nates BeeKeeper & Bee Products • 452-7689 508 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.happynates.com Miller Bee Supply, Inc. • 670-2249 496 Yellow Banks Rd, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.MillerBeeSupply.com

Banks
BB&T – Wilkesboro • 667-4060 900 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.BBandT.com Carolina Farm Credit • 838-4107 902 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.CarolinaFarmCredit.com Carter Bank & Trust • 667-1660 1606 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.carterbankandtrust.com Community1 Bank – Millers Creek • 903-0630 2924 NC Hwy. 16 N., Millers Creek, 28651 www.community1.com Community1 Bank – Wilkesboro • 903-0610 2841 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.community1.com First Citizens Bank – Wilkesboro • 667-4106 1905 US Hwy. 421 N., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.FirstCitizens.com First Community Bank • 696-2265 5519 Mountain View Rd., Hays, 28635 www.FCBinc.com Great State Bank • 903-4948 1422 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.GreatStateBank.com

Book Stores & Public Libraries
Browse About Book Exchange • 667-2665 818 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Wilkes County Public Library • 838-2818 215 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkeslibrary.com

Building Materials
Adams Old Castle • (828) 409-4109 105 Magnolia Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.adamsproducts.com Blevins Building Supply • 667-4200 609 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.blevinsbuildingsupplyinc.com Church & Church Lumber Company • 973-5700 P.O. Box 619, Millers Creek, 28651 www.ChurchAndChurchLumber.com

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Piedmont Triad Computer Consulting, Inc. 766-5555 • 3626 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, 27012 www.ptccinc.com Pulliam & Sons, LLC • 345-2537 1105 Fawnbrook Rd., Lewisville, 27023 ServIT, Inc. • (864) 354-2900 P.O. Box 2137, Kennesaw, GA, 30156 www.servit.net Sundry Works Group, Inc. • 984-4572 5053 Speedway Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.sundryworksgroupinc.com/index.html TAB, Inc. • 990-0387 1208 School St., Wilkesboro, 28697 WCI, Inc. • (828) 667-3311 324 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, 28806 www.WCIinc.org Wilkes iTalk • 973-6190 1400 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Your Chamber Connection • (800) 678-6241 501 Oak Hollow Ln., Fort Worth, TX 76112 www.chamberconnection.com

High Rock Church • 838-1440 164 Celebration Way, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.celebrationlive.com Millers Creek Baptist Church • 838-4446 5100 Boone Trail Rd., Millers Creek, 28651 www.MillersCreekBaptist.org St. Paul’s Episcopal Church • 667-4231 200 W. Cowles St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.stpaulwilkesboro.org Wilkesboro Church of Christ • 838-5695 1740 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilkesborochurch.org Wilkesboro United Methodist Church • 818-0552 309 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WilkesboroUMC.com

Project Lazarus • 667-8100 5368 NC Hwy. 165, Moravian Falls, 28654 www.projectlazarus.org Turning Point Services • 667-2408 1216 D School St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.turningpointservicesinc.com

Dance, Gymnastics, Cheer
Steppin Out Studio, Inc. • 973-2623 6748 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.steppinoutstudio.com Studio 68 for Dance and Performing Arts 838-0068 • 1107 Walnut Cir., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.studio-68.com Tonya’s Academy of Dance • 667-6777 305 B 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.tonyasacademy.com Yadkin Valley Gymnastics • 903-1900 1109 Walnut Cir., Wilkesboro, 28697

Cleaning – Supplies/Services
Deep Reflection Products & Services, Inc. 667-3034 • 215 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.Deep-Reflection.com Precision Cleaning Service • 957-1882 P.O. Box 1208, Millers Creek, 28651 Steam Systems • 667-1495 P.O. Box 378, Wilkesboro, 28697 WATCO Inc. • 838-8058 501 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Dentists
Michael J. Andreski, DDS PA • 667-1029 1511 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Brushy Mtn. Dental, Chris E. Roberts, DDS, PA 667-9991 • 1401 Willow Ln., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.smiles4wilkes.com Mayhew, Scheffler, Hardaway & Conn Orthodontics • (828) 264-0110 373 Boone Heights Dr., Boone, 28607 www.opsmiles.com Robert F. Ricketts, DDS • 667-4143 122 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Bradford C. Shinaman, DDS PA • 667-6081 406 Eighth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Stephen J. Wessels, DMD PLLC • 838-4119 1509 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Camping
Moravian Falls Family Campground & Cabins 667-6150 • 536 Falls Rd., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.moravianfallscampground.com Stoney Fork Campground and B&B • 973-5299 2204 Mount Zion Rd., Ferguson, 28624 www.stoneyforkcampground.com VFW Post 1142 Campground • 667-1655 802 Beech St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.vfwcampground.moonfruit.com

Contractors – General/Construction
Briarwood Homebuilders, LLC • 667-2004 277 Edmiston Rd., Boomer, 28606 Bush Hog America, Inc. • 877-4850 3364 Lower Nettle Knob Rd., West Jefferson, 28694 www.bushhogamerica.com Cubic, Inc. • 667-2929 1503 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.cubicinc.com Dan Huffman & Associates General Contractor 667-8609 • 2043 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.DanHuffmanAndAssociates.com Huffman Brothers Construction • 973-7373 300 Raven Maple Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Kearey Builders Inc. • (704) 883-9811 1210 Davie Ave., Statesville, 28677 www.KeareyBuilders.com Kenneth Brown Construction • 984-1855 192 Scenic St., Hays, 28635 W.A. Lankford Co., Inc. • 667-3821 530 W. Park Cir., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WALankford.com MBI Builders, Inc. • 973-3402 529 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.mbibuilders.com RWM Construction, Inc. • (828) 266-1983 P.O. Box 3755, Boone, 28607 Sedgewick Homes, LLC • 488-1052 2790 Rocky Branch Rd., Hamptonville, 27020 www.sedgewickhomes.com Shepherd Masonry, Inc. • 384-3038 521 Shepherd Hollow Rd., Lansing, 28643 Sports Construction Management, Inc. • 238-9060 4509 S. Hwy. 150, Lexington, 27295 www.sportsconstructionmanagement.com James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Co., Inc. 846-7191 • 1608 US Hwy. 221 N., Jefferson, 28640 www.JRVannoy.com

Car Washes
Foothills Auto Spa • 973-9274 3985 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 Ultimate Carwash • 927-0642 1846 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 Wash World of Wilkes, LLC • 990-0111 1424 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.washworldofwilkes.com

Dry Cleaners
Wilkes Hourglass Cleaners • 838-3433 1250 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Chambers of Commerce
Alleghany Chamber of Commerce • 372-5473 58 S. Main St., Sparta, 28675 www.Sparta-NC.com Ashe County Chamber of Commerce • 846-9550 01 N. Jefferson Ave., Ste. C, West Jefferson, 28694 www.AsheChamber.com Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce (828) 295-7851 • 132 Park Ave., Blowing Rock, 28605 www.BlowingRockncchamber.com Boone Area Chamber of Commerce (828) 264-2225 • 870 W. King St., Ste. A, Boone, 28607 www.BooneChamber.com Wilkes Chamber of Commerce • 838-8662 717 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesnc.org Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce • 526-1111 116 E. Market St., Elkin, 28621 www.YadkinValley.org

Educational Products
Universe of Science, Inc. • 667-9397 6079 Brushy Mtn. Rd., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.universeofscience.com

Electric Companies
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. (800) 451-5474 • 1216 Blowing Rock Rd., Lenoir, 28645 www.BlueRidgeEMC.com Duke Energy • (800) 777-9898 111 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.Duke-Energy.com

Electrical – Supplies/Services
Albert Brown Electric, Inc. • 838-5400 206 Vance St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Keller Electric Co., Inc. • 667-9479 538 W. Park Cir., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.kellernc.com Lithia Springs Electric • 927-1949 1926 Lithia Springs Rd., Moravian Falls, 28654 MECI & Associates, Inc. • 667-2511 990 Spring St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Rick’s Electrical Service • 667-5450 909 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Western Carolina Electric Supply Co. • 667-1231 1203 Woodfield Way, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WCESco.com

Child/Youth Services
Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge • 921-7067 7901 S. NC Hwy. 18, Boomer, 28606 www.campharrison.org Double Trouble Early Learning Center, Inc. 667-5001 • 600 Boston Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Play Works Early Care & Learning Center 818-2000 • 306 D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Rainbow Childcare Center • 903-4971 3774 Boone Trail Rd., Millers Creek, 28651 www.AppleTreeAcademies.com

Counseling
Cultivate Counseling, Rebecca Baird, LPCA 262-8661 • 1301 Westwood Ln., Ste. 6, Room 5, Wilkesboro, 28697, www.cultivatecounseling.com Donlin Counseling Service • 838-7371 402 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.donlincounseling.com Jodi Province Counseling Services, PLLC 818-0733 • 1260 College Ave., Ste. 1, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.jodiprovincecs.webs.com New River RHA Health Services • (828) 262-5450 176 Wildcat Rd., Deep Gap, 28618 www.RHAnet.org

Embroidery
Embroider America • 973-5242 6637-C W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697

Employment Agencies
Employment Staffing/Employment Control 838-3219 • 316 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.employmentstaffing.com The Reserves Network • 835-2559 1124 N. Bridge St., Elkin, 28621 www.TheReservesNetwork.com

Churches
First Baptist Church of N. Wilkesboro • 838-5197 510 D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.FBCNW.org First United Methodist Church • 838-2691 401 Sixth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.firstnw.org

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Wilkes JobLink Career Center • 651-2540 312 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesjoblink.com

Brock and Scott, PLLC • 455-7304 1020 Spring St., Wilkesboro, 2869www. brockandscott.com Carla Souther Hauser Financial Services • 667-1500 100 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.raymondjames.com/CarlaCookseyHauser/ Colhoun, Robins, Davenport & Co., LLC • 407-6961 505 Olive St., Winston-Salem, 27103 Concorde Financial Resources, LLC • 838-4100 1728 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.concordeplanning.com Edward Jones Investments – 10th St. • 667-1918 301 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.EdwardJones.com Edward Jones Investments – Wilkesboro 838-2928 • 1307A Collegiate Dr. #1, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.edwardjones.com/en_US/fa/index. html&CIRN=318367 Executive Financial Resources, Inc. • 667-1849 85 A Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.efrnc.com Hilliard Lyons – Kevin Lyall • (800) 721-6808 110 Oakwood Dr., Ste. 450, Winston-Salem, 27103 www.hilliard.com Merrill Lynch – Norman Young Group • 721-3225 150 S. Stratford Rd., Ste. 150, Winston-Salem, 27104 www.wealthmanagement.ml.com/wm/system/ ViewFAPage.aspx?pageurl=NORMAN_YOUNG_ GROUP Scott & Stringfellow, LLC • 726-8269 110 S. Stratford Rd., Ste. 400, Winston-Salem, 27104 www.scottstringfellow.com Springleaf Financial Services • 838-5157 1724 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.springleaffinancial.com Wells Fargo Advisors • 667-1291 205 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WachoviaSecurities.com

Food & Beverage Distributors
Brushy Mountain Water Company • 838-7873 1202 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Canteen Vending Services • (828) 328-2011 3050 Tate Blvd. S.E., Hickory, 28602 Coca-Cola • (828) 297-2141 795 Hwy. 105 Bypass, Boone, 28607 www.cokeconsolidated.com Newly Weds Foods • (773) 292-3855 2501 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago, IL, 60639 www.newlywedsfoods.com Northwest Food Services • 838-3663 107 Shaver St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 R.H. Barringer Distributing Company, Inc. (800) 273-0555 • 670 McGamp Rd., Roaring River, 28669 www.rhbarringer.com Wilcox Marketing • 667-5000 701 Edgewood Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilcoxmarketing.com

Engineers
Blue Ridge Engineering, PLLC • 838-2500 924 Main St., Ste. 200, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.brepllc.com Blue Ridge Environmental Consultants, PA 844-4088 • 1305 S. Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.brec.biz Page Interworks, PA • 667-4225 923 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.PageInterworks.com Piedmont Automation • 776-1885 154 Kapp St., Winston-Salem, 27105 www.piedmont-automation.com

Entertainment Venues & Services
Ball & Ball Enterprises, Inc. • 838-9060 1520 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.ballandballdj.com Captain Video & Tanning Salon • 838-3375 1346 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.cvideo.formovies.com DJ Russell Ashburn • 971-1157 6614 Riverwood Rd., Walkertown, 27051 Mike’s Mobile Entertainment • 566-6686 324 Hillcrest Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Sound Video Production Service, LLC • 902-2588 P.O. Box 691, Moravian Falls, 28654 www.soundvideo.org The Walker Center • 838-6260 1328 S. Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WalkerCenterOnline.org Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society, Inc. • 957-6442 P.O. Box 2038, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesfolks.org Wilkesboro Raceway Park • 973-7223 774 Dragway Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilkesbororacewaypark.com

Forestry Equipment, Products & Services
Casey & Company Forestry, PLLC • 838-5766 310 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.CaseyAndCompany.com Forestland Consultants, Inc. • 667-4424 105 N. Bridge St., Ste. 201, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ForestlandConsultants.com

Frame Shops
Hallmark/Quickframe • 667-2870 823 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Royall’s Custom Framing • 667-0792 101 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Funeral Services & Memorial Parks
Miller Funeral Service, Inc. • 838-3104 180 Sparta Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.MillerFuneralService.com Mountlawn Memorial Park • 838-4014 196 Fan Key Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.mountlawnmemorial.com Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home • 838-3178 270 Armory Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.ReinsSturdivant.com Scenic Memorial Gardens Cemetery • 667-6339 545 Moravian Falls Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ReinsSturdivant.com

Fire & Water Restoration
DAVHENCO, Inc. • 835-7393 110 Hall St., Jonesville, 28642 www.davhenco.com Premier Restoration of NC, Inc. • 838-4357 915 Cherry St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.premierresnc.com Service Team of Western Carolina, LLC • 667-1534 303 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.stopwnc.com

Environmental Services
Insight Home Inspections • 670-2280 1769 Windy Ridge Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.InsightHome.com S & J Septic Pumping and Rent-A-Jon • 670-2318 2363 Cora Caudill Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Excavating/Grading
Brinegar’s Grading • 984-4200 645 Hunter Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Mathis & Son Grading, Inc. • 984-3261 873 Cove Creek Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Fire Safety
Northwestern Fire Protection • 667-1626 1000-A Spring St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Furniture – Retail/Wholesale
Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership • 838-9335 1702 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.aarons.com Better Homes Furniture • 838-2061 527 E. Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.betterhomesfurniturenc.com

Farms & Supplies
Bic Farms LLC • 601-9293 866 NC Hwy. 18S, Sparta, 28675 Blue Ridge Tractor Co., Inc. • 667-9247 176 Old NC 268, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.BlueRidgeTrac.com Brushy Mountain Farms, LLC • 927-2904 1621 Obed Heights Dr., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.brushymountainfarms.com James River Equipment Company • 973-8201 288 Westgate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.jamesriverequipment.com Townes Farm 5450 High Rock Rd., Boomer, 28606 Tumbling Shoals Farm • 452-2920 841 Sand Ridge Rd., Millers Creek, 28651 www.tumblingshoalsfarm.com

Fitness Centers
Anytime Fitness • 973-4348 1108 D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.anytimefitness.com Foothills Kung-Fu Arnis Academy • 903-8872 107 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28651 www.foothillskungfuarnis.com LifeSkills Martial Arts • 838-8700 1406 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.lifeskillsnc.com New Life Fitness • 667-4444 1985 Hwy. 16 N, Wilkesboro, 28697 Wilkes Express YMCA • 838-3991 1801 YMCA Blvd, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ymcanwnc.org

Galleries
Wilkes Art Gallery • 667-2841 913 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WilkesArtGallery.org

Gas & Oil Companies
Ferrell Propane Gas Co., Inc. • 667-8533 301 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.FerrellGas.com Frontier Natural Gas • 526-2690 110 PGW Dr., Elkin, 28621 www.frontiernaturalgas.com G&B Energy • 973-2411 2011 NC Hwy. 16 N., Millers Creek, 28651 www.gbenergy.com Johnson Oil • 667-7118 214 Elkin Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Tar Heel Oil Company • 667-9453 320 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Thompson Gas-Smokies LLC • 838-7551 532 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.thompsongas.com

Flooring - Supplies/Services
McLean Floor Coverings • 973-8888 4391 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697

Financial Products & Services
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. • 838-4858 1002 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.Ameriprise.com AmeriSouth Mortgage Company • 838-4444 602 N. Spruce St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Basic Finance, Inc. • 838-9700 2 Sparta Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Florists – All Occasions
City Florist & Gifts • 838-5104 719 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.CityFloristOfWilkes.com Desi’s Floral & Design Studio • 262-4932 3602 Mt. Zion Rd., Ferguson, 28624 www.flowersbydesi.com

Golf
CountrySide Golf Course • 957-2629 607 Spicer Rd., Elkin, 28621

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Oakwoods Country Club • 838-3011 541 Club House Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.OakwoodsCC.com Wilkesboro Mini Golf & Games • 838-7888 1302 Pennell St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Shephard’s Heating & A/C, Inc. • 973-1679 3273 Congo Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Stanley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 366-4226 • 1002 Dobbins Mill Rd., Elkin, 28621 www.stanleyhvac.com

Larry Christenbury 1653 Skyland Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Teana Compeau 1110 Brookwood Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Chuck Elledge 711 Coffey Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Isaac Forester 926 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Sam Franklin 300 Lexi Dr., Millers Creek, 28651 Edward F. Greene 215 Fairway Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 Tim Hauser 394 Colony Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Vaughn Hayes 809 Coffey Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Leonard Herring P.O. Box 427, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Dennis Huggins 128 Forrest Glen Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 Jan Huggins 128 Forrest Glen Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 Jeffrey Elmore – NC House of Representatives 300 N. Salisbury St., Room 306A3, Raleigh, 27601 Flossie Johnson 796 Somers Rd., Ronda, 28670 Robert Johnson 703 Seventh St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Petro Kulynych 1727 Spring Valley Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Arnold N. Lakey 192 E. Magnolia Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Dan Little 224 Forest Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Connie McNeill 129 Fairway Ln. Ext., Wilkesboro, 28697 David McNeill 129 Fairway Ln. Ext., Wilkesboro, 28697 Steven E. Melton 3160 Brushy Mountain Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Ted Merchant 913 Brices Ct., New Bern, 28562 Charles B. Parker 135 Fox Run, Wilkesboro, 28697 Steve Roe Hwy. 115 S., Wilkesboro, 28697 Jane C. Rogers 191 Taylor Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Darren Shumate 179 Evergreen Ln., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Chuck H. Smithey 148 Hickory Pl. Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 Jim Smoak 333 Sunset Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Warren & Robin Staley 1345 Town N. Country Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Larry & Diane Stone 149 Partridge Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 James Teasley • 406-1201 P.O. Box 1921, Boone, 28607 Richard Thorton P.O. Box 215, Wilkesboro, 28697 Bill Warden P.O. Box 256, Wilkesboro, 28697 Charles & Mary White P.O. Box 95, Hays, 28635

Government
Senator Richard Burr • 631-5125 2000 W. First St., Winston-Salem, 27104 www.burr.senate.gov County of Wilkes • 651-7300 County Office Bldg., 110 N. St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WilkesCounty.net Employment Security Commission • 838-5164 103 Call St. Ext., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.NCesc.com Virginia Foxx – U.S. Congresswoman • 778-0211 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Ste. 3, Clemmons, 27012 www.Foxx.house.gov Senator Kay Hagan • (919) 856-4630 310 New Bern Ave., Ste.122, Raleigh, 27601 www.hagan.senate.gov Jeffrey Elmore – NC House of Representatives 300 N. Salisbury St., Room 306A3, Raleigh, 27601 NC Dept. of Transportation • 667-9111 P.O. Box 250, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.dot.state.nc.us Senator Shirley B. Randleman • 733-5741 300 N. Salisbury St., Room 308, Raleigh, 27601 Town of North Wilkesboro • 667-7129 832 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.North-Wilkesboro.com Town of Ronda • 835-2061 123 Chatham St., Ronda, 28670 Town of Wilkesboro • 838-3951 203 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilkesboronc.org

Home Health Care
Bayada Home Health Care • 651-8833 46 Boone Trail, Ste. B, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.bayada.com Gentiva Home Health • 667-3389 905 Cherry St., Ste. 10, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.gentiva.com Home Instead Senior Care • 838-4040 315 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.homeinstead.com/645 Living Waters Home Care, LLC • 372-5978 623 Hendrix Rd., Sparta, 28675 Team Nurse • 667-7881 37 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.teamnurse.com

Home Improvement
Advanced Roof & Exterior Cleaning • 667-2601 152 Beshears Owings Ln., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.advancedroofclean.com Carolina Heritage Cabinetry • 818-1078 201 J Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.chcabinetry.com E-Z Up Garage Doors • 957-8960 1681 Macedonia Church Rd., Ronda, 28670 Eden Stonework • 838-5542 318 CC Hays Rd., Purlear, 28665 Faux Designs by Connie • 566-2239 550 Macedonia Church Rd., Ronda, 28670 www.fauxdesignsbyconnie.com Lowe’s Companies, Inc. • (704) 758-1000 1000 Lowe’s Blvd., Mooresville, 28117 www.Lowes.com Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse • 838-1500 2003 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Lowes.com Marvin’s Garage Doors • 973-4001 8249 Hwy. 421 W., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.marvinsgaragedoors.com Q.E.P. Co., Inc. • (561) 994-5550 1001 Broken Sound Pkwy. N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33487 www.qepcorporate.com Sherwin Williams Co. • 667-2218 324 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.SherwinWilliams.com Wilkes Garage Doors • 838-2630 422 Green Acres Mill Rd., Millers Creek, 28651 Wilkes Hardware Company • 838-4632 324 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Window World Foothills • 838-9393 1802 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WindowWorldFoothills.com

Green Energy Consultants
Asher Energy Group • (704) 877-8763 620 W. Meadow Pkwy., Moravian Falls, 28654

Grocers, Produce, Convenience Stores
Clingman Pitstop • 984-3300 4830 Clingman Rd., Ronda, 28670 citgo.mycstore.com/36372510 Holly Mountain IGA • 696-2240 Hwy. 268 E., Rock Creek Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Just Save – Lowes Food #137 • 667-7388 101 N.W. Market Pl., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.lowesfood.com Oakwoods Grocery • 667-0296 1639 Brushy Mountain Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Run In Foods • 667-9062 417 Oakwoods Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Wykes Food Mart • 973-8349 6705 US 421, Wilkesboro, 28697

Health & Wellness
NERIUM International/ Anita Meyerhoffer 984-7985 • 500 Brookwood Acres Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Hospice Services
Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care 789-2922 • 401 Technology Ln., Ste. 200, Mt. Airy, 27030 www.mtnvalleyhospice.org United Hospice • 667-0568 902 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.URReady.com

Hearing Services
GNReSound • (919) 909-3570 149 Wahoo Dr., Clayton, 27520 www.gnresound.com The Hearing Center of Wilkes • 667-4700 100 Ninth St., Ste. B, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.hearingcenterofwilkes.com

Hospitals
Wilkes Regional Medical Center • 651-8100 1370 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesregional.org

Heating & Air Conditioning
Associated Heating & Air Conditioning • 667-7012 324 Reynolds Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 B & R Service, Inc. • 667-9235 512 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.Bandrservice.com Curtis Walker Heating & AC • 902-2864 191 Homers Way Ln., Moravian Falls, 28654 Jimmie Johnson Air & Heat • 696-2778 691 White Plains Rd., Roaring River, 28609 www.jimmiejohnsonair.com

Individual Memberships
Robert Armstrong 2924 Pilot View Church Rd., Yadkinville, 27055 Lee Bentley 922 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Terry Bumgarner P.O. Box 1015, Wilkesboro, 28697 Conley Call P.O. Box 1133, North Wilkesboro, 28659

Industrial – Supplies/Services
Airgas National Welders • 667-2070 308 Cothern St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.airgas.com Industrial Supply Solutions, Inc. • (704) 636-4241 804 Julian Rd., Salisbury, 28147 www.issimro.com PPG Industries • (610) 246-4595 1 PPG Pl., Pittsburgh, PA, 15272 www.ppgindustries.com

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Insurance
Aflac – Gwen Butler • (828) 855-9161 1440 D Old Lenoir Rd., Hickory, 28601 www.aflac.com Aflac – Teresa Sells • 846-3825 230 Hire Ave. Ste. 1, West Jefferson, 28694 www.aflac.com Aflac – Nicholas Wehrmann • 902-8811 186 W. Country Club Rd., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.aflac.com Allstate Insurance – Tonda Phillips • 838-8382 1710 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.allstateagencies.com/tondaphillips Blue Chip Associates • 838-5100 2100 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Colonial Life • 973-4245 507 Hamby Mountain Rd., Purlear, 28665 www.ColonialLife.com CS Forester Benefits Group • 838-1670 201 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Deal Insurance Group, Inc. • 838-3838 1309 S. Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 Duncan Insurance Agency • 667-7111 407 E. Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 DW Benefits LLC • 377-9906 1365 Westgate Center Dr., Ste. L-2, Winston-Salem, 27114 www.dwbenefits.com Farm Bureau Insurance – Wilkesboro • 838-4480 1207 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ncfbins.com Farm Bureau – North Wilkesboro • 667-5125 620 Elkin Hwy. 268, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Faw Insurance Agency, Inc • 667-7125 902 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.FawInsurance.com Horace Mann Insurance • 973-3750 723-A Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Insurance Service & Credit Corp. • 838-5161 218 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.InsService.com Liberty National Life Insurance Company (704) 366-0545 • 3623 Latrobe Dr., Ste. 201, Charlotte, 28211 www.libertynational.com LifeStore Insurance & Mortgage • 838-3100 315 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.GoLifeStore.com Medcost, Inc. • 774-4411 165 Kimel Park Dr., Winston-Salem, 27103 www.medcost.com Northwest General Insurance Agency • 838-5488 211 Sixth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Patton Insurance Agency Inc. • 667-2836 600 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 http://agent.nationwide.com/agent/WilksboroNorth-Carolina-insurance-agent/andy-patton3/ office.html& Pierce Group • (919) 577-0700 4928 Linksland Dr., Ste. 201, Holly Springs, 27540 www.piercegroupbenefits.com State Farm Insurance – Burns • 838-7227 513-A Highland St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.DanaBurns.org The Sterling Group • 838-5555 1598-A Stokes St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.sterlinggroupadvantage.com Stroud-Miller Insurance Service, Inc. • 667-9238 103 S. Bridge St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.stroudmillerinsurance.com Tony Huffman Insurance Inc. • 838-2002 206-A E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.healthinsuranceofnc.com Susan Whittington, CLU, ChFC • 670-2888 197 Ruritan Park Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Lawn & Garden
Cutting Edge Lawn & Landscape • (828) 640-1738 1508 Summit Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 Goodman Landscaping Plus • 838-4307 192 Brookcrest Cir., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.goodmanlandscapingplus.com Greene’s Lawn Care & Landscaping • 973-7937 8859 Boone Trail, Purlear, 28665 Green2Go • 670-3063 563 Wildwood Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.green2go.com Haynes Lawn Care, Inc. • 670-9458 912 Baptist Home Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Kickin Grass Mower Shop • 667-3910 102 Cleveland St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.kickingrassmowershop.com Wilkes Farm & Garden • 838-4443 503 James St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Massage Therapy
The Islands Massage • 838-8602 301 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.TheIslandsMassage.com

Media Production & Broadcasting Stations
J. Martin Productions • 526-2161 564 E. Walker Rd., Elkin, 28621 www.jmartinproductions.net Jamee Thompson Voicing • 566-9586 324 Hillcrest Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.voicetalentjameet.com Red Rider Media LLC • 262-7302 924 Main St., Ste. 320, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.RedRiderMediaLLC.com WIFM Radio (100.9 FM) • 835-2511 813 N. Bridge St., Elkin, 28621 www.WIFMradio.com WWWC Radio (1240 AM) • 838-1241 413 Wilkesboro Blvd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.hometownchristianradio.com

Lessons/Workshops
Blue Ridge Learning Center • (828) 354-2900 162 Timber Lake Dr., Todd, 28684 www.brlc.org

Manufacturers/Wholesalers
Appalachian Lumber Company • 973-7205 5877 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.AppalachianLumber.net Cardinal FG Company • (704) 660-0900 342 Mooresville Blvd., Mooresville, 28115 www.cardinalcorp.com Gardner Glass Products, Inc. • 651-9300 600 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.GardnerGlass.com Greene Mountain Outdoors, LLC • 670-2186 2321 Yellowbanks Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.greenemountain.net Integrity Design & Displays, Inc. • 667-0516 151 Lineberry Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.integritydesignanddisplays.com The Interflex Group • 921-3505 3200 NC Hwy. 268 W., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.InterflexGroup.com Johnston Casuals Furniture, Inc. • 838-5178 121 Shaver St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.JohnstonCasuals.com La-z-boy Casegoods Distribution Center 651-9400 • 389 Armory Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.AmericanDrew.com LP – Louisiana Pacific Corporation • 696-2751 1068 ABTCO Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.LPcorp.com Luray Textiles, Inc. • 670-3725 300 Luray Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.luraytextiles.com Meadows Mills, Inc. • 838-2282 1352 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.MeadowsMills.com Salem Distributing • 201-5372 5901 Gum Club Rd., Winston-Salem, 27012 www.salemdist.com Southern Candle, Inc. • (888) 355-8844 151 Lineberry Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.SouthernCandle.com Suncrest Farms Country Ham, Inc. • 667-4441 1148 Foster St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Treat Hardwood Lumber • 981-4267 207 Lanes Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.treathardwoodlumber.com Tyson Foods, Inc. • 838-2171 704 Factory St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Tyson.com Tyson Wilkesboro Food Service • 838-2171 706 Factory St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.tysonfoods.com U.S. Chemical Storage • (828) 264-6032 1806 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.uschemicalstorage.com Worldwide Protective Products • 838-1068 1409 Worldwide Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wwprotective.com

Medical
Blue Skies Hypnosis Center • 566-7855 305 S. Cherry St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.blueskieshypnosiscenter.com Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center • 838-8842 43 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Fast Med Urgent Care • 667-2710 1903 Addison Ave., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.fastmed.com Holistic Medical Clinic of the Carolinas • 667-6464 308 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.HolisticMedClinic.com ‘’I Can’’ Pediatric Therapies • 667-1555 697 Edgewood Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.icanpediatrictherapies.com G Sloan McCarter, OD • 667-6782 316 E. Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.EyeOnWilkes.com Second To Nature • 838-2369 P.O. Box 972, Millers Creek, 28651 www.secondtonature.com Dr. Robert B. Taylor • 838-2281 826 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 West Park Chiropractic • 667-1212 1904 W. Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WestParkChiropractic.com Wilkes Optometric Eye Care Center • 838-4801 505 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Medical Equipment – Supplies & Repairs
S. Kowalski, Inc. • 255-8869 207 Guilford Rd., Jamestown, 27282 www.kowalskicalibration.com T&T Technology-Rhonda Holcombe (800) 278-1122 • P.O. Box 41332, Raleigh, 27629 www.tandttechnology.com

Meeting Conference Facilities
Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference, & Retreat Center 359-2951 • 124 Pendry Dr., Laurel Ridge, 28644 www.laurelridge.org

Motorcycles, ATVs, Motor Homes, Campers, RVs
Brushy Mountain Motorsports • 973-3325 4641 US Hwy. 421 N, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.421PowerSports.com CrossRoads Harley-Davidson • 667-1003 1921 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Crossroads-HD.com Robert Handy Camping Center, Inc. • 973-4109 4387 US Hwy. 421 N, Wilkesboro, 28659 www.handycamping.com

Interior Design
jh DesignWorks • 927-7314 P.O. Box 30, Wilkesboro, 28697

Museums
Wilkes Heritage Museum Inc. • 667-3171 100 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WilkesHeritageMuseum.com

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Newspapers & Periodicals
Wilkes Journal Patriot • 838-4117 711 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.JournalPatriot.com

High Country Workforce Development Board (828) 265-5434 • 468 New Market Blvd., Boone, 28607 www.highcountrywdb.com The Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home 356-5000 • 945 Zephyr Rd., Dobson, 27017 www.woltzhospicehome.org Key City Condo Homeowners Association 262-2605 • 407 F St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 667-1205 • 318 Wilkesboro Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us North Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club • 838-3951 P.O. Box 131, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.Kiwanis.org North Wilkesboro Rotary Club • 903-0060 P.O. Box 264, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesfair.org Northwestern Regional Housing Authority (828) 264-6683 • 869 Hwy. 105 Extension, Boone, 28659 www.nwrha.com The Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care Center 667-2541 • 1915 W. Park Dr, Ste. 200, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesadultdaycare.org SAFE: Sheltered Aid to Families in Emergencies 838-9169 • 1260 College Ave. Ste. 5, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.safewilkes.org The Salvation Army • 838-1145 910 C St., Ste. 105, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.uss.salvationarmy.org Samaritan’s Purse-North America Projects 903-4968 • 801 Bamboo Rd., Boone, 28607 www.samaritanspurse.org Smart Start • 838-0977 374 Lincoln Heights Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WilkesSmartStart.com United Way of Wilkes County Inc. • 651-7800 910 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.uwWilkes.org Wilkes – Yadkin Homebuilders Association 667-5455 • 717 Main St., Ste. 7, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WilkesCountyHBA.com Wilkes ADAP, Inc. • 667-1800 902 Boston Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Wilkes Circles of Care, Inc. • (801) 810-9262 P.O. Box 1621, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkescirclesofcare.org Wilkes Community Foundation • (828) 328-1237 P.O. Box 1462, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.nccommunityfoundation.org/affiliates/ northwestern/wilkes/index.php Wilkes County Association of Realtors • 667-9331 717 Main St., Ste. 4, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WilkesCountyNC.com Wilkes County Crime Stoppers • 667-8900 P.O. Box 727, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkescounty.crimestoppersweb.com Wilkes County Democratic Party • 667-0164 306 Forester Ave., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WilkesDems.org Wilkes County 4-H • 651-7330 201 Curtis Bridge Rd., Ste. A, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilkes.ces.ncsu.edu Wilkes County Quilters’ Guild • 667-0202 P.O. Box 563, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesquilters.org Wilkes Economic Development Corporation 838-1501 • 213 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WilkesEDC.com Wilkes Family YMCA • 838-3991 1801 YMCA Blvd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ymcaNWNC.org Wilkes Flying Club, Inc. • 838-5129 638 Wood Wallace Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesflyingclub.com Wilkes Habitat for Humanity & ReStore • 838-3044 320 Cothren St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilkeshabitat.org

Wilkes Literacy • 838-8238 374 Lincoln Heights Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wilkesliteracy.org Wilkes Playmakers, Inc. • 838-7529 300 D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.WilkesPlaymakers.com Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic • 903-7300 1915 W. Park Dr., Ste. 104, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkespublicdentalclinic.com Wilkes Regional Medical Center Auxiliary 651-8100 • P.O. Box 609, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesregional.org/nodes/214.aspx Wilkes Senior Resources, Inc. • 667-5281 228 Fairplains School Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesseniorresources.com Wilkes Toastmasters • 566-9586 164 Celebration Way, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkestoastmasters.org Wilkes Vocational Services • 838-3812 501 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Wilkesboro Fire Department • 984-1932 400 S. Cherry St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority 838-3951 • 203 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WilkesCountyTourism.com

Nonprofit & Civic Organizations
American Cancer Society • 428-1410 4A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, 27407 www.cancer.org Barium Springs Home for Children • 667-3333 507 Courthouse Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.RainbowCenterForChildren.org Better Business Bureau of Northwest, Inc. 725-8348 • 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 202, Winston-Salem, 27101 www.NWNC.bbb.org Blue Ridge Chapter of American Red Cross 927-5409 • 331 Queen St. Ste. B, Boone, 28607 www.WataugaRedCross.org Blue Ridge Housing of Wilkesboro LLC • 667-8979 215 W. S. St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.nwrha.com BROC – Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission 903-2057 • 710 Beech St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.brocinc.com Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club • 921-3499 P.O. Box 129, Moravian Falls, 28654 www.AppleFestival.net CAPT – Child Abuse Prevention Team • 667-5555 203 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 ourhousewilkes.webs.com Communities In Schools of Wilkes County 651-7830 • 613 Cherry St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.ciswilkes.org Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (828) 234-9186 • 4447 S. Blvd., Charlotte, 28209 www.cbcc.us Cultural Arts Council of Wilkes, Inc. • 838-1076 101 W. Main St., Ste. 4, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.cacWilkes.org Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership, Inc. 667-4875 • 208 Ninth St., Ste. 312, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.DowntownNorthWilkesboro.com Dreams and Kitestrings • 927-4672 613 Cherry St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.dreamsandkitestrings.org Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home • 667-5683 1006 Byrd Ridge Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.egcch.org Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. • 921-3300 4654 High Rock Rd., Boomer, 28606 www.Eckerd.org Faith Amber Brown Memorial Endowment 902-5002 • 904 Breeze Hill Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Foothills Free Medical Clinic • 667-3191 1207 Central St. #7, Wilkesboro, 28697 Foster Parent Association of Wilkes • 838-FPAW 374 Lincoln Heights Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.fpawilkescounty.org Friends of W. Kerr Scott Lake • 921-3390 499 Reservoir Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.FriendsOfLake.org Goodwill Career Connections Center • 667-0889 1821 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.goodwillnwnc.org Goodwill Industries of NWNC, Inc. • 838-5442 1001 Gateway Ave., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.GoodwillNWNC.org The Health Foundation Inc. • 838-1949 230 Jefferson St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.HealthFoundationInc.org High Country Council of Governments (828) 265-5434 • 468 New Market Blvd., Boone, 28607 www.RegionD.org High Country Host • (800) 438-7500 1700 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, 28607 www.HighCountryHost.com

Nursing Homes, Assisted/Independent Living
Avante at Wilkesboro, Inc. • 838-4141 1000 College St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.avantecenters.com Villages of Wilkes Skilled Care • 667-2020 204 Brickyard Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.villagesofwilkes.com Villages of Wilkes Traditional Living • 667-2211 206 Old Brickyard Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.villagesofwilkes.com Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Center 667-9261 • 1016 Fletcher St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Britthaven.com

Nutraceuticals & Botanicals
Botanics Trading, LLC • (828) 320-6088 301 W. Gate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.botanicstrading.com

Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture
Document Imaging Solutions Inc. • (704) 873-5419 2454 Davie Ave., Statesville, 28625 www.ChooseDisc.com Office Furniture Concepts • 973-7008 4389 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.CarolinaOS.com Quality Business Services • 838-2957 101 Sixth St., Ste. 15, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Quality Quickly Inc. • (828) 323-8339 945 Third Ave. S.E., Ste. 103, Hickory, 28602 www.qualityquickly.com/index Sharp Business Systems • (828) 324-5444 329 Main Ave., N.E., Hickory, 28601 www.KearnsCorp.com Staples • 838-5199 1907 US Hwy. 421 N., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Staples.com

Orchards
Brushy Mountain Farm & Orchard • 984-0928 7673 NC Hwy. 16 S., Moravian Falls, 28654 Perry Lowe Orchards • 921-3123 8741 NC Hwy. 16 S., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.PerryLoweOrchards.com

Organic Foods
Mother Earth Foods & Spirits, Inc. • 667-4383 102 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Performing Arts
Bleu Moon Productions • 838-4278 220 Holly Tree Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.bleumoonproductions.com

Pest Control Services
A-1 Termite & Pest Control • (828) 758-4312 2686 Morganton Blvd., Lenoir, 28645 www.A1termitepc.com

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Quality Control, Inc. • 667-9607 316 C St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.aqualitycontrolinc.com Rid-A-Bug • 525-6111 2648 Somers Rd., Hamptonville, 27020 www.ridabuginc.com Terminix • 527-1680 3015 View Crest Dr., Jonesville, 28642 www.terminix-triad.com

Yadtel Publishing • 413-2167 1419 Courtney- Huntsville Rd., Yadkinville, 27055 www.yadtel.com

Private Investigators
Fletcher Management & Consultants, Inc. 838-0721 • 824 New Hope Rd., Pulear, 28665

Sterling Consulting and Marketing, LLC (704) 219-3742 • 119 Old Brickyard Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.sterlingconsultingandmarketing.com Stewart Group • (704) 634-9989 215 S. Main St., Davidson, 28036 www.thestewartgroup.net Teresa Tedder-Overcash – Realtor • 667-1966 508 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.TeresaTedderHomes.com United Country – Johnson Realty • 838-1350 201 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Wilkesboro-NC-RealEstate.com Venture Properties • 667-8000 924 Main St., Ste. 300, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.VPdevelopment.com Linda Wehrmann – Realtor • 984-0833 406 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.applefield.com

Real Estate
Applefield Realtors • 667-2254 406 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Applefield.com Blair and Ward Properties • 667-1719 106 S. Cherry St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.BlairAndWard.com Blue Ridge Mountain Club • (828) 295-8667 1098-11 Main St., Blowing Rock, 28605 www.blueridgemountainclub.com Cardinal Investor Group, LLC • 452-2797 102 Holly Ridge Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Carolina Property Rentals • 667-1966 508 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28659 www.carolinainc.com/rentals Carolina Realty, Inc. • 667-1966 508 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.CarolinaInc.com Carolina’s Land, Inc. – Larry Caudill (704) 607-5048 • P.O. Box 1148, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.countryhomesofnorthcarolina.com/ member/19911 Pam Carter – Realtor • 927-5738 508 W Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.homesinwilkesboro.com Debo Cornett – Realtor • 984-0226 406 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.HomesOfWilkes.com Day Properties, LLC • 909-2049 119 Sandwedge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 EA Carter Real Estate • 973-5594 370 Green Acres Rd., Millers Creek, 28651 www.EAcarter.com Mary Elizabeth Griffin – Realtor • 957-1472 508 W Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.carolinainc.com Laws Rental Property • 957-1431 P.O. Box 779, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.FawHomes.com Kirby Lowe – Realtor • 957-0203 508 W Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.carolinainc.com Barbara Miller – Realtor • (828) 773-9841 182 Bumgarner Ln., Millers Creek, 28651 www.blairandward.com/default. asp?content=default&menu_id=83688 Millers Creek Realty • 902-5167 Bowlin Farm Rd., Millers Creek, 28651 The Mirror Factory • 918-0398 229 Tipperary Ln., Winston-Salem, 27104 North Carolina Mountain Investments, LLC 990-0999 • 1760 Edgewood Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ncmike.com Reins Co. Inc. • 838-3911 146 Town & Country Cir., Wilkesboro, 28659 Rose Glen Village • 667-2952 407 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.visitroseglen.com David Shepherd – Realtor • 921-3166 300 Water Front Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.CarolinaInc.com Sherrill Faw Realty, LLC • 903-0060 307 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.SherrillFaw.com Shumate Appraiser Service • 838-3499 533 Cartpath Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Charlie Sink – Real Estate Appraiser • 838-7337 309 10th St., Room 202, North Wilkesboro, 28659 SouthEast Commercial Real Estate Group (704) 996-7212 • P.O. Box 547, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.SoutheastCommercial.com Terrie Stackhouse – Realtor • 667-1966 508 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.StackhouseHomes.com

Pet Shops, Grooming, Kennels, Supplies
Dazzle Dog Pet Grooming, LLC • 903-4906 103 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.wagglespetsupply.com Peek-A-Boo’s Pet Sitting, LLC • 428-7696 P.O. Box 462, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.weloveyourpets.net Waggles Pet Supply & Dog Wash, LLC • 903-4906 103 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WagglesPetSupply.com

Pharmacies
Brame Huie Pharmacy • 838-8988 1920 W. Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.BrameHuiePharmacy.com Millers Creek Pharmacy • 838-3145 3012 N. NC Hwy. 16, Millers Creek, 28651

Recreation
Foothills Outdoor Adventures • 990-0780 2618 W. NC Hwy. 268, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.foothillsoutdooradventures.com Wilkes County Disc Golf Club, Inc. • 696-9012 717 Hay Meadow Rd., Hays, 28635 www.wilkesdiscgolf.org Yadkin River Greenway Council • 651-8967 717 Main St., Ste. 6, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.YadkinRiverGreenway.com

Photography/Photo Restoration
Pixels on Paper • 990-0080 1198 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.pixelsonpaper.biz

Recycling, Waste Removal
A Greener World Recycling, Inc. • 957-1003 P.O. Box 1302, Millers Creek, 28651 www.agreenerworldrecycling.com Foothills Sanitation & Recycling, Inc. • 667-0500 489 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.FoothillsSanitation.com

Physicians & Surgeons
Blue Ridge Cardiology & Internal Medicine PA 526-7997 • 640 Parkwood Medical Park, Elkin, 28621 www.BlueRidgeMD.com Blue Ridge Medical Group • 667-1001 1909 W. Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.blueridgemd.com Foothills Center For Women • 667-8241 112 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Stephen L. McNeil, MD • 990-0041 717 Main St., Ste. 4, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Medical Associates of Wilkes • 651-2980 1919 W. Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.MAWilkes.com Northwest Carolina Women’s Center • 667-2232 1405 Willow Ln., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.nwcwc.com Piedmont Hematology Oncology and Associates, PLLC • 277-8800 1370 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.phoa.org Salem Foot Care, PA • 667-2015 1505 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.salemfootcare.com Valley Radiology Associates • 927-9209 1900 W. Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 West Wilkes Medical Center • 973-7050 171 W. Wilkes Medical Center Rd., Ferguson, 28624 WF Baptist Health-Internal Medicine Wilkes 903-2900 • 1916 W. Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wakehealth.edu Wilkes Pediatric Clinic, PLLC • 903-0147 1925 W. Park Dr., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Rentals – Special Events
A & J Rental, Inc. • 838-7368 1610 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.ajrentalinc.com

Resorts
Jefferson Landing Club • (800) 292-6274 148 E. Landing Dr., Jefferson, 28640 www.JeffersonLandingClub.com Leatherwood Mountains • 973-4142 512 Meadow Rd., Ferguson, 28624 www.LeatherwoodMountains.com

Restaurant Supplies
Advantage Restaurant Supply • 667-3800 1201 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Restaurants
Big Tom’s • 667-0770 600 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.BigTomsWings.com Bojangles #6291 • 838-9004 1704 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.bojangles.com Bojangles (NC Hwy. 16 N) • 838-4203 3009 N. NC Hwy. 16, Millers Creek, 28651 www.bojangles.com Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery 667-9464 • 201 Wilkesboro Blvd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.brushymtnsmokehouse.com Burger King-N. Wilkesboro • 838-7766 1606 Second St. Ext., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.burgerking.com Carousel Cafe • 838-9141 1510 Mall Sq., Wilkesboro, 28697 Cherry Street Depot • 667-2345 713 Cherry St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Chick-Fil-A of Wilkesboro • 921-2697 2007 W. Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.chick-fil-a.com/wilkesboro Dean’s Southern Bistro • 818-0038 812 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Domino’s Pizza (Piedmont Partners, LLC) 838-7777 • 100 Sixth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.Dominos.com

Plumbing – Supplies/Services
Johnny Huffman Plumbing Co. Inc. • 973-3938 1703 Red Top Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Vannoy & Lankford Plumbing Co. • 838-2852 826 Suncrest Orchard Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Printers & Publishers
Forbes Printing-Holly Harmon • (828) 729-1413 1035 Harper Ave. S.W., Lenoir, 28645 www.aforbescompany.com Journal Communications Inc. • (615) 771-0080 725 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 400, Franklin, TN 37067, www.jnlcom.com

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The 50’s • 838-5050 109 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Golden Corral • 838-3003 1917 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.goldentogo.com Hardee’s of Wilkesboro • 667-4344 1901 Addison Ave., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.hardees.com Heaven’s Scent Restaurant & Catering • 526-1338 212 Pinewood Dr., Elkin, 28621 Mason Jar Grill, Inc. • 921-3533 3600 W NC Hwy. 268, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.masonjargrill.com McDonalds (NC Hwy. 18) • 667-8524 1430 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.McDonalds.com McDonalds (US Hwy. 421) • 667-7401 1838 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.McDonalds.com Millers Creek Subway • 667-0812 2937 Hwy. 16 N., Millers Creek, 28651 Olive Garden • 838-0337 1852 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.olivegarden.com The Panini LLC • 903-8501 1708 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Papa John’s Pizza • 838-7272 1512 Mall Sq., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.PapaJohns.com Qdoba Mexican Grill • 973-6394 1510-A Winkler Mill Rd. Ext., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.qdoba.com Red Lobster • 838-0314 1852 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.redlobster.com Sagebrush Steakhouse & Saloon • 838-2122 1302 Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.SagebrushSteakhouse.com Shatley Springs, Inc. • 982-2236 407 Shatley Springs Rd., Crumpler, 28617 www.shatleysprings.com/ Sixth & Main • 903-1166 210 Sixth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Sonic Drive In – North Wilkesboro • 667-5100 197 Sparta Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.sonicdrivein.com Sonic Drive In – Wilkesboro • 838-7255 1850 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.sonicdrivein.com Subway of Wilkesboro • 838-7782 1826 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Subway.com Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt • 973-7938 1510 B Winkler Mill Rd. Ext., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.sweetfrog.com Ted’s Famous Kickin Chicken • 667-7162 1007 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.tedsfamouschickenrestaurant.com Tipton’s Bar-B-Que • 667-0669 1840 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.tiptonsbarbecue.com 268 Sandwich Shop • 818-1177 636 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Village Inn Pizza Parlor • 667-1912 1922 W. Park Medical Center, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.villageinnpizza.com Wilkes Skyline Marina • 921-3783 4008 W. NC Hwy. 268, Wilkesboro, 28697 Woodhaven Family Restaurant & Catering 667-6201 • 1301 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.woodhavencatering.com

Brand Jewelry • 667-2257 1820 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.brandjewelrync.com Browse About Book Exchange • 667-2665 818 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Cooks, Inc. • 667-4121 1402 Willow Ln., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.cookssports.com Duncan Gun & Pawn Shop, Inc. • 838-4851 414 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.duncangun.com Ed & Dales Gun Shop • 667-2830 1849 Old State Hwy. 60, Wilkesboro, 28697 Gloria Sews • 818-0940 315 10th St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.gloriasews.com The Gold King NC • 818-1454 1504 Mall Sq., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.goldkingnc.com Ivy Ridge Traditions • 667-4556 813 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.IvyRidge.com J.R. Priester’s Clothiers • 838-2531 903 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Libby’s Boutique • 846-9551 205B Shamrock Sq., Jefferson, 28640 www.libbyslook.com Maurices • 667-8187 1819 US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.maurices.com Melody Stores, Inc. • 667-5802 101 Sixth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Michael’s Jewelry • 838-5964 900 Main St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.michaelsjewelryonline.com Millers Creek Pawn & Jewelry, Inc. • 903-1212 5281 Boone Trail, Millers Creek, 28651 www.millerscreekpawnandjewelry.com Pipedreams • 838-5600 102 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Sears of Wilkes • 667-0836 703 Edgewood Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.sears.com Sisters • 903-8499 1706 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Tractor Supply Company • 667-1025 1834 Winkler St., Ste. C, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.tractorsupply.com V’s Type • 667-0275 1720 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 The Vintage Corner • 818-0081 201 Sixth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.vintagecorner.net Wal-Mart Store #01-1290 • 667-7691 1801 US Hwy. 421 N., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WalMart.com Wilkesboro ABC Store #1 • 667-7501 798 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Wilkesboro ABC Store #2 • 973-5017 4061-B Hwy. 421 W., Wilkesboro, 28697

Wilkes County Board of Education • 667-1121 613 Cherry St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkes.k12.nc.us

Screen Printing
CAG Brands • (800) 422-2239 2000 Oakley Park Rd., Walled Lake, MI 48390 www.cagbrands.com The Ragg Company • 838-4895 301 L St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Screen Printers Unlimited, LLC • 667-8628 331 E. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.ShirtsAndSigns.com

ADT Security/Lloyd Louchez • (704) 496-0758 7314 Canyon Dr., Charlotte, 28262 www.adt.com/ Security Products, Systems & Service AlarmSouth • (704) 872-9857 311 Security Dr., Statesville, 28687 www.AlarmSouth.com Bureau Of Security Specialists, Inc. • 838-8211 29 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Double D Security • 818-0325 1203 B School St., Ste. 113, Wilkesboro, 28697 Farm Alarm Systems, Inc. • 927-3895 154 Jacobs Way, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.farmalarm.com Wilkes Security • 973-6190 1400 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697

Signs
Best Image Signs, LLC • 973-7446 178 Nichols Landing, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.bisignsusa.com Retail Installation Service • 981-7510 201 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.retailinstallationservices.com Signfactory Direct, Inc. • 903-0300 1202 Industrial Park Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.actionsign.com

Stables
White Oak Stables • 903-0016 348 C.C. Hayes Rd., Purlear, 28665 www.whiteoakstables.us

Storage Facilities
A-1 Self Storage • 667-3358 912 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Advantage Mini Storage • 838-2616 1249 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 Customized Storage • 902-8735 1194 Johnson Ln., Wilkesboro, 28697 Simply Store More • 902-5115 Maple St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.simplystoremore.com

Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs & Supplies
Rest-N-Relaxation Pools & Spas • 566-7489 4609 W. US Hwy. 421, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.rnrpools.com

Roofing Services
Campbell Roofing • 696-3839 611 W. Main St., Wilkesboro, 28697 Martin Roofing Services • 667-4997 1407 Golden Needles St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.martinroofingservices.com

Telecommunications
Bark Mobile North Wilkesboro • 667-1067 102 A Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Carolina West Wireless, Corporate Office 973-5000 • 1307 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.CarolinaWest.com CenturyLink • 838-4151 320 First Ave. N.W., Hickory, 28601 www.centurylink.com US Cellular • 838-2355 1809 Hwy. 421, Wilkes Plaza, Wilkesboro, 28697 www.UScellular.com Wilkes Telecommunications, Inc. • 973-3103 1400 River St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.Wilkes.net

Schools & Colleges
Foothills Christian College & Seminary • 667-6145 400 Winston St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.foothillschristiancollege.org Learning Pathway of NWNC • 667-2492 102 N. Bridge St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.learningpathwaynwnc.com WCC – Basic Skills Center • 667-6493 122 White Pine St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkescc.edu/default2.aspx?id=1754 Wilkes Community College • 838-6100 1328 S. Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WilkesCC.edu

Retail
Accessories on the Go • 818-1027 508 Elkin Hwy. 268, North Wilkesboro, 28659 Belk No. 233 • 838-5101 1909 US Hwy. 421 N., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.belk.com Big Lots • 838-0256 1828 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.biglots.com

Towing Services
Kevin Hamby Towing • 667-3806 230 Green Bumgarner Rd., Millers Creek, 28651 Reggie’s Car & Wrecker Service • 838-3332 W. D St., North Wilkesboro, 28659

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Transportation
Carolina Mobility Specialists • 903-1700 29 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.van-ride.com Wilkes Transportation Authority • 838-1272 1010 Spring St., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.WTA1.org

Trucks Mart Transport LLC • 903-8787 602 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Veterinarians
Animal Hospital of Wilkes, PA • 838-3441 1609 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro, 28697 www.AnimalHospitalOfWilkes.com Riverview Animal Hospital, PLLC • 667-2463 239 Armory Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Wilkes Veterinary Hospital, PLLC • 667-1109 1007 Second St., North Wilkesboro, 28659

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC • 835-9463 450 Groce Rd., Ronda, 28670 www.Raffaldini.com Shadow Springs Vineyard • 468-5000 5543 Crater Rd., Hamptonville, 27020 www.shadowspringsvineyard.com Surry Wineries, LLC • 325-2318 2936 Quaker Church Rd., Pinnacle, 27043 www.surrywineries.com

Travel Agencies
Annie’s Travel, ‘’Anywhere...Any Way’’ • 667-2075 876 Lithia Springs Rd., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.AnniesTravel.com D’Moser Travels • 838-1007 214 Ninth St., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.dmosertravels.4mydeals.com

Web Design
Cube Creative • (828) 367-2823 4413 NC Hwy. 16 S., Moravian Falls, 28654 www.cubecreativedesign.com iMedia • 262-9287 910 C St., Ste. 201, North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.imedianc.com

Vineyards, Wineries, Wine
Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery • 526-5119 318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd., Elkin, 28621 www.elkincreekvineyard.com Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery • 874-2800 964 Old Railroad Grade Rd., Thurmond, 28683 www.jonesvondrehle.com McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks • 874-3003 315 Thurmond PO Rd., Thurmond, 28683 www.mcritchiewine.com MenaRick Vineyard and Winery • 328-7038 328 Luffman Rd., Ronda, 28670 www.menarick.com

Trucking Services
Advantage Truck Center • (704) 763-5162 4003 Sofley Rd., Charlotte, 28206 www.advantagetruckcenter.com Bumgarner Services, Inc. • 667-8205 3204 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 Fleet Master, Inc. • 667-1845 3206 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.fleetmasterinc.com

Weddings
Bridal Traditions • 667-5423 21 Sparta Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.bridaltraditionsnc.com/index.html Wilkes Bridal Association • 902-3261 21 Sparta Rd., North Wilkesboro, 28659 www.wilkesbridal.com

visit our advertisers
Brame Huie Pharmacy www.bramehuiepharmacy.com Carolina Realty www.carolinainc.com Gardner Glass Products www.gardnerglass.com Holiday Inn Express www.hiexpress.com/wilkesboronc Louisiana Pacific Corporation www.lpcorp.com Mike’s Body Shop Inc. Tyson Foods www.tyson.com Wilkes Blue Ridge Medical Group www.blueridgemd.com Wilkes Community College www.wilkescc.edu Wilkes Economic Development www.wilkesedc.com Wilkes Regional Medical Center www.wilkesregional.com Wilkes Telecommunications Inc. www.wilkes.net

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Ad Index
20 Brame Huie Pharmacy C2 Carolina Realty 22 Gardner Glass Products C3 Holiday Inn Express 44 Louisiana Pacific Corporation 22 Mike’s Body Shop Inc. 28 Tyson Foods 27 Wilkes Blue Ridge Medical Group 44 Wilkes Community College 1 Wilkes Economic Development

C4, 18 Wilkes Regional Medical Center 2 Wilkes Telecommunications Inc.

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