2010-12-30 / Front Page

White Christmas is first in memory for Wilkes County

Was it jealousy over man-made “snow” that made Mother Nature bring a Christmas gift for Wilkes County this year? In the top photo, the “prophetic” sign on The Square welcomes the real stuff on Christmas weekend. Wooded areas and roadways alike showed off the beauty of the new-fallen show throughout the county. And though travel hazards were minimal considering the temperature and amount of snow, some guests staying Christmas night at the Fitzpatrick Hotel (below) left early Sunday morning as snow began to cover roads.

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