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Monday
Jan222018

BROC Applying for Grant Funding

It's time to once again apply for grant funding, but this year, the funding granted will be less. Members of the Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission or BROC were at the Wilkes County Commissioners' meeting last week to talk about applying for the Community Services Block Grant at the state level.  They explained that grant funding had been cut for all NC counties.  Executive Dare Stromer said this was the lowest she had seen since 2009.  BROC also uses fundraisers throughout the year to fund their services to the Wilkes Community.   

Monday
Jan222018

Approving Corrections

Wilkes County Commissioners were asked to approve several corrections and changes concerning the Wilkes Transportation Board at their meeting last week.  As explained by the County Attorney Tony Triplett, a review of past appointments to the WTA board of directors showed that the appointments were not up-to-date and some corrective action was needed by the County Commissioners.  A list of appointments and re-appointments was voted on and approved by the Commissioners to bring the WTA Board in line with State Statutes and County Ordinances.

Monday
Jan222018

Stolen Vehicle

It's a stolen vehicle in North Wilkesboro.  The victim was letting his dog out Thursday night when he saw that his moped was missing and called 911.  The stolen moped is valued at $950.  No suspects were listed with the report.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Monday
Jan222018

Sanctity of Life

January is Sanctity of Life Month, and yesterday was Sanctity of Life Sunday.  Locally, sanctity of life is practiced year-round at the Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center.  Susan Sturgill, Director of Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center says that God is blessing the work of the Center and growing the ministry.  The Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center is currently in need of a larger place to serve more women and men in Wilkes in this new year.  The Center asks that you join them in praying for a new building.  Also, you may call the Center if you would like to volunteer or have someone speak at your church during Sanctity of Life Month. Call the Wilkes Pregnancy Life Center at 336-838-9272.  

Monday
Jan222018

Blood Drives in Wilkes

The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations, with more blood drives forced to cancel causing a shortage. Donations are needed right now. Give in North Wilkesboro on 1/30/2018: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wilkes Regional Medical Center, 1370 West D Street.  In Ronda, 1/25/2018: 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Temple Hill United Methodist Church, 1192 Somers Road, and in Wilkesboro 1/31/2018: 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Sweet Frog - Wilkesboro, 1510-D Winkler Mill Road Ext.

Monday
Jan222018

WCC's Ham Radio

Beginning February 5, Wilkes Community College will offer an amateur radio course on Mondays at 6 p.m. Amateur Radio, often called ham radio, allows “hams” to communicate with people in foreign countries via shortwave radio, communicate with astronauts onboard the space station, participate in on-the-air contests, and provide communications for public service events. Registration for the course is $25, which covers a seven-week course leading to the technician class license. Pre-registration is required by calling 336-838-6516.

Monday
Jan222018

Helping NC Wildlife on State Tax Form

Whether you hunt, fish or simply watch wildlife, you can help conserve North Carolina’s nongame and rare wildlife species, as well as their habitats, by making a donation on line No. 30 of your North Carolina income tax form. By donating to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund, taxpayers can help the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission fund projects. Although tax check-off donations target projects benefiting nongame animals and their habitats, game species such as deer, turkey and bear also benefit because they live in many of these same habitats. Since the fund’s inception in 1984, taxpayers have donated more than $11 million to projects. 

Monday
Jan222018

Gov Cooper Urging Action on Opioid Crisis

As Tuesday marks the expiration of the President’s public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis, Governor Roy Cooper urged Congress to take action on the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. In October, the Trump Administration declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, which gave the federal government the ability to deploy medical resources and waive regulatory hurdles. As the declaration is set to expire Tuesday, Gov. Cooper, a member of the President’s Commission, sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) urging swift action on the Commission’s recommendations.

Friday
Jan192018

Break-In While Owner Out of Town

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in on Caudill Road.  The homeowner was out of town and a neighbor was checking on the property.  On Monday, the neighbor discovered the back door of the house open.  Items inside the house were thrown around.  It is unknown what if anything was stolen.  That investigation is continuing.

Friday
Jan192018

Surry Homeless Man Dies

Cold weather could have been a factor in the death of a homeless man in the State Road Community.  According to the report, 59-year-old Andrew (Andy) Jackson, Jr. was found deceased outside his pop-up camper off Persimmon Lane.  The Surry County EMS reported that his death is by natural caused but the cold weather could have been a contributing factor.