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Friday
Feb272015

Pausing at Traffic Stop

When they stopped and waited before getting to the traffic check, Police became suspicious.  Wilkesboro Police arrested one on outstanding warrants and driving with license revoked after a vehicle finally came to the traffic check.  Initially, the vehicle stopped several feet from the traffic stop, and then proceeded after it appeared the someone else slid behind the wheel.  The three inside the vehicle gave consent to search and nothing was found.  Police did check names of the occupants and found the driver had outstanding warrants for arrest from Cabarrus County.  She was arrested on the open warrants and driving without a license.

Friday
Feb272015

Stolen Apple....Phone in Wilkesboro

This is Apple Country and many around Wilkes love apples....both the fruit and the phone.  It's another case of "apple-picking" in Wilkesboro.  This time of event refers to the iphone and not the fruit.  The victim had their iPhone at a local store, but by the time they got home, they noticed it was gone.  The victim went back to the store, but no one had returned a lost phone, and Police requested store surveillance video to try and determine a suspect in the theft.  The stolen Apple iPhone 5S was valued at 500 dollars. According to a CBS report:  The iPhone has always been a target for robbery, and thieves were just as excited as buyers when the iPhone 6 came out. However, thanks to the new "kill switch" with the phones, thieves are learning that stealing an iPhone these days is a waste of time.  In fact, the number of iPhone thefts is down significantly across the country since the introduction of Apple's Activation Lock or the "kill switch." The Lock or Switch makes the phones useless to the thief and the victim can remotely wipe their phones of all personal information.

Friday
Feb272015

Sign Up Children Now For Pre-K in Wilkes

Wilkes County Schools Pre-K Classes are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. If your child will be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2015, please contact the school in your district and provide initial contact information.  Families will be mailed a Screening Invitation with an appointment time to attend. Screenings will take place at each elementary school and are scheduled March 24th – April 29th.  All age eligible children are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, you may contact Wilkes County Schools at 336-667-1121.

Friday
Feb272015

Region 7 SkillsUSA Moved to March

It was scheduled for today but has been postponed. Wilkes Community College has postponed the Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase due to inclement weather this week. The event, originally scheduled for this Friday, will take place on March 16.  It draws high school student competitors and career showcase participants from high schools in 15 counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davie, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin, as well as the Home School Association of North Carolina and Christian schools. Last year, there were over 75 business and industry representatives on site to participate in or view the contests.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

Friday
Feb272015

Upcoming WCC Volunteer Dinner

The Wilkes Community College 24th Annual Volunteer Recognition will be held on March 5 at the Walker Center on the college’s campus. Everyone who volunteered for Wilkes Community College in 2014 is invited to the event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature a buffet dinner, special entertainment and the presentation of the Chloe Sturdivant Award of Appreciation for Volunteer Excellence.  The reception is to honor those volunteers who have given their time throughout the year to WCC. Volunteers provide support for every aspect of the college from serving on various boards, assisting in the gardens, providing extra help for golf tournaments, assisting in the library, being available for Walker Center events and school shows, providing clerical work, decorating the Walker Center Christmas tree, and helping with all areas of MerleFest.  For more information on volunteer opportunities at Wilkes Community College, please call 336-838-6262.

Friday
Feb272015

College Scholarships from the NC State Fair

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. State Fair has announced the creation of the N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship Program. The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.  Up to 24 scholarships valued at $2,000 each will be awarded this year. The scholarships can be used at universities, community colleges and technical schools. The application package is available online at www.ncstatefair.org. Completed applications are due at the N.C. State Fair office or postmarked by April 1.

Friday
Feb272015

NC Gov Activates State Emergency Response Team 

Governor Pat McCrory has activated the State Emergency Response Team for the second time in two weeks to respond to a statewide winter storm. This week, Gov McCrory declared a state of emergency and waived certain vehicle weight and service hour requirements to expedite storm response.  Also, 800 law enforcement officers from the Highway Patrol, ALE, Wildlife, and Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft, along with 86 National Guard soldiers were staged across the state to respond to stranded motorists.  You are reminded that real-time weather and road conditions, as well as winter safety tips, can be found on the free ReadyNC mobile app or on line at www.readync.org website. 

Friday
Feb272015

Congresswoman Foxx Votes to Improve 529 College Plans

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., this week voted in favor of legislation that would strengthen and improve the investment tool known as a 529 plan, which helps families save for their child’s college education. H.R. 529 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 401 to 20. Since 2001, students have been able to withdraw earnings from 529 investment plans tax-free if the funds are used to pay for qualified higher education expenses. In January President Obama proposed taxing those withdrawals and treating the earnings as student income. The legislation would permit the re-deposit of refunds from colleges into 529 plans without taxes or penalties. It also would eliminate a paperwork burden for 529 plan administrators and the bill would identify computers as a qualified expense.

Thursday
Feb262015

Snooping Around Shed

She saw someone looking around her shed and called 911.  Just before 8pm Tuesday, Wilkes Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to Rock Creek Road in reference to an attempted breaking and entering call.  A Deputy met with the caller who advised she had seen two suspects looking through the window of her work shed located beside her house.  The property owner said both suspects were male, tall-around 6 foot, slim figured, wearing black hoodies and blue jeans.  The victim could not say for certain, but she believed the suspects were white.  The Deputies examined the work shed.  There was minor damage where a window had been broken out. The pad lock to the door appeared to have been jerked off and was on the ground next to the shed.  According to the victim, no items were missing.  

Thursday
Feb262015

Child Abuse and Drug Charges

Child abuse charges were added to the drug charges.  Wilkesboro Police were called to investigate a disturbance at Windemere Apartments.  When Police arrived at the apartment in question, they saw a small child running around inside the apartment and could smell marijuana.  A search revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  A man in the apartment admitted to smoking marijuana while he was caring for the small child.  He was charged with drug possession and misdemeanor child abuse.  The Dept of Social Services will also be conducting an investigation.