Overhauling the agency that recruits jobs and industries to Wilkes County and paying for a new jail are among the big issues in this year’s race for three seats on the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Sunday at Friendship Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Gary Benesh officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 Saturday night.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mulberry-Fairplains Fireman Uniform Fund, PO Box 56, North Wilkesboro. Though Haynes’ death wasn’t related to the fire-department business, firefighters yesterday lowered the flag to half-staff and draped the sign in black. Haynes was one of the longest-serving members of the department, which is celebrating its 50th year of service.