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Tuesday
Jul262016

Break-Ins at Cub Creek

Wilkesboro Police are investigating break-ins at the Cub Creek Apartments.  In the first report, Police were called by an apartment resident.  The victim found that someone had entered her apartment and had stolen some clothes.  Nothing else was reported stolen.  Police found pry marks at the door. In the second report, the victim found pry marks on the outside door of the apartment and damage to the weather stripping.  The thief did not get inside the second apartment and nothing was reported stolen.  Police do have a possible suspect and charges are pending.

Tuesday
Jul262016

MESH at High Schools This Week

High school athletes can get your sports physical now -- as the Wilkes County Health Department’s MESH Unit is offering Sports Physical Clinics at the health department and at high schools.  This month sports physicals are Wednesdays1:30pm-4:15pm and Thursdays  9:00am-12:15pm.  During the month of August sports physicals will be Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-12:15pm and 1:30pm-4:15pm.  Sports Physicals are also offered at area high schools this week:  West Wilkes today, July 26; North Wilkes Wednesday, July 27; and East Wilkes High Thursday, July 28.  If you would like more information, or you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 336-651-7450. To download a copy of the Summer MESH Sports Physical Clinics and Sports Physical form please visit our website at www.wilkeshealth.com/services/teens/mesh-school-health/.

Tuesday
Jul262016

4-Car Wreck with No Injuries

Thankfully, no one was injured in a wreck that involved four cars over the weekend.  Wilkesboro Police were called to investigate the wreck at noon on Saturday on Hwy 421 at Gateway Avenue.  Debbie Kilby of Wilkesboro was traveling east when she tried to make a left-hand turn and turned in front of Joshua Vining of Purlear who was traveling west.  Both vehicles were pushed into two other vehicles that were stationary on Gateway Avenue.  Kilby was charged with unsafe movement and Vining was charged with no operator's license.  No injuries were reported; damages to all vehicles ranged from $500 to $4500.

Tuesday
Jul262016

Farm News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products. "The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers," Vilsack said. USDA is helping to develop the bioeconomy, which has the potential to spur unprecedented growth in the rural economy by creating opportunities for the production, distribution and sale of biobased products and fuels. For this announcement, USDA will seek applications in two cycles. Applications for the first funding cycle are due October 3, 2016. Applications for the second cycle are due April 3, 2017. For more information, visit the Wilkes Farm Service Agency or online www.usda.gov

Tuesday
Jul262016

Two Tent Revivals and a Move of God

It seems everywhere you go, you hear about the tent revivals happening in Burlington and in Yadkinville.  Several have asked 3WC to do a news story concerning the Move of God at these two meetings as we need some good news.  The first tent revival began as a revival at New Hope Baptist Church in Burlington with Evangelist C T Townsend back in May during Mother's Day week.  The revival was extended, and then they could not fit all the people in attendance at the church, so the meeting was moved to a large tent just off I-40 in Burlington at Exit 140.  Since that time over 1100 souls have been saved with 3000 to 5000 people in attendance each night Monday through Friday.  The second tent revival began 5 weeks ago as a 4-day youth camp with Preacher John Dorsey through Foothills Youth Fellowship at Northwood Baptist Church in Yadkinville.  Again, the meeting was extended and after two weeks more people were attending than could fit in the church.  Through donations, Foothills Youth Fellowship purchased a tent which was set up beside Northwood Church off Hwy 601 in Yadkinville.  So far, 196 people have been saved or born again and 7 young men have announced their call to preach with 1000 to 2000 in attendance each night.  People who have attended both tent revivals, including me, say they have never seen such a move of God or it has been decades since they have seen such a move of God in this area.  Both tent revivals in Burlington and in Yadkinville continue this week through Friday with service time at 7:30 and everyone is invited and encouraged to go to one or both.  

Tuesday
Jul262016

New NC SBI Appointment

Governor Pat McCrory’s appointment for Director of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Robert Schurmeier, was sworn-in this week during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion.  “The State Bureau of Investigation has been an important agency for protecting our citizens by assisting local law enforcement with criminal investigations. This agency is critical to protect the rule of law, ethics, and safety of the people of North Carolina,” Governor McCrory said. Schurmeier was nominated as SBI director by the governor in April and was confirmed by the General Assembly in May. As Director, Schurmeier will oversee more than 300 SBI and Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents across the state. Schurmeier spent almost 30 years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and retired in 2004 as deputy chief over Investigations. 

Tuesday
Jul262016

Blue Alert System in NC

One law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 61 hours, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Last year, 123 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. On Monday, July 11, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law the Blue Alert Notification System. The Blue Alert System is a voluntary cooperative effort among North Carolina radio, television broadcasters, local and state law enforcement, the Department of Transportation.  Modeled after the AMBER and Silver Alert systems currently in place in North Carolina and the United States, the Blue Alert System will be included as part of the N.C. Center for Missing Persons which the State Highway Patrol oversees. The Blue Alert will use local radio and TV stations, electronic highway signs and lottery terminals to notify citizens of the suspected assailant and facilitate a rapid apprehension by law enforcement.  

Monday
Jul252016

Earthquake in Wilkes

According to earthquaketrack.com--the earth moved in Wilkes County over the weekend. At 12:49am Sunday, a 2.4 magnitude earthquake occurred near Millers Creek. To be exact, the earthquake which caused no reported damage or injury was about 6 miles southwest of Millers Creek Sunday morning.

Monday
Jul252016

Bank Account Robbed While Victim in Jail

While she was in jail, someone was stealing her money.  Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro Police were contacted by a Wilkes County woman concerning theft from her bank account. The woman was incarcerated from March 2015 to July 2016.  During that time, someone stole several hundred dollars from the Wood Forest Bank Account.  The victim did have a debit card stolen a few years ago, but she had cancelled it at the time of the theft.  Police think the woman could be a victim of a card reader thief where readers are put on ATM's to steal information from cards.  There are no suspects at this time; the investigation is ongoing. 

Monday
Jul252016

Broken Window

Wilkesboro Police were conducting a property check last week when they noticed a possible break-in at a residence on Welborn Avenue.  The glass in a back window was broken out and the window was raised.  Police entered the house, but they did not find anyone inside and it did not appear anything was stolen.  Police are attempting to contact the homeowner.  The house was secured until the owner could return and check for stolen property.