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Thursday
Aug252016

Angela "Mercy Sakes" Is Locked Up for MDA

3WC's Angela has been nominated to participate in the Wilkesboro Lock-Up for MDA. She has been accused of having a big heart and a great sense of humor. Please help her escape and Make a Difference in the lives of local families. MDA is dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. MDA provides hope and help, by searching for a cure and providing important services to families right here in our community. Please support Mercy Sakes by clicking the link below and donating to her bail. Thanks in advance for joining the fight against muscle disease.

 

www.mdalockup.org/WilkesboroLU2016

Thursday
Aug252016

Wilkes Escaped Inmate Found in WVa

North Carolina prison officials received notice Wednesday that escaped inmate Jason Strickland was in law enforcement custody in West Virginia. Strickland was located yesterday when he checked into in a homeless shelter in Beckley, West Virginia and arrested there by the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department.  Strickland escaped by leaving a highway work crew here in Wilkes County on July 27.   That day he was picked up by a female driving an SUV.  Several days later he was spotted at a shop in Galax, VA, but there had been no leads since then.  Preparations are being made for Strickland's extradition to North Carolina.

Thursday
Aug252016

Wilkes DSS Investigates Incident with 2 State Road Children

Wilkes DSS is investigating an incident involving two small children in the State Road area.  A man called 911 after two small children came to his residence looking for their mother.  When a Deputy arrived, the man stated that he was preparing to go to bed when he heard a knock at the door.  He opened the door to find a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old looking for their mother.  The children could not advise where they lived, so the man called 911.  Elkin Police assisted to identify the children and to locate their mother at work.  The children were returned to their residence and Wilkes DSS was called to investigate the incident.  No charges have been filed pending the outcome of the investigation.

Thursday
Aug252016

Wilkes EMS Race to Revive

Wilkes EMS recently completed the first Race to Revive class at a local church, Oak Grove Baptist Church in Millers Creek. This program was initiated to provide early access to defibrillators in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. The church group was taught how to recognize cardiac arrest and operate an AED (automated external defibrillator). Wilkes EMS was able to provide them with their own AED to keep on site at the church. If your church or non-profit organization is interested in applying to participate in AED program, please see the Race to Revive Facebook page for more information. 

Thursday
Aug252016

Shoplifter Used a Fake Name

The shoplifter initially gave a fake name to Police. Walmart Loss Prevention called Wilkesboro Police when a white female tried to leave the store with over 200 dollars in food and other items without paying.  When asked by Police, the woman gave them a name that could not be verified.  Eventually, the woman gave her real name and information.  A check revealed she had two open warrants.  The woman, Cynthia Kapp-Foster, was charged with larceny by defeating anti-theft device, misdemeanor larceny, fictitious information to  a Police Officer, resisting arrest, and the two open warrants.  It was also determined that Foster had already been banned from Walmart stores, so there was an additional charge of trespassing. 

Thursday
Aug252016

WCC Apply Now for Golden Leaf Scholarships

Wilkes Community College students have until September 9 to apply for fall semester scholarships available through a grant made by the Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carolina Community College System. Curriculum students may apply for up to $750 per semester, including summer term, and occupational education students are eligible for up to $250 per term. Awards may be applied toward tuition, fees, books and supplies at the community college where enrolled; transportation; childcare expenses related to attending classes; and mid-skills credential testing upon course completion. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships are awarded during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students interested in applying for a Golden LEAF Scholarship should contact the Wilkes Community College Financial Aid Office at 336-838-6146 or toll free at 866-222-1548

Thursday
Aug252016

Tasers to Monitor Heart Activity

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have successfully tested a stun gun prototype (CEW) capable of recording a subject’s heart rate and rhythm while still delivering incapacitating electrical charges. The study is published in the current online edition of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. CEWs, best known by the brand name Taser – have proven to be a generally safe and effective way to subdue criminal suspects and threatening individuals in non-lethal situations. Cases of serious injury and death related to the use of these devices are extremely rare and often include other risk factors, such as drugs or medical conditions.  Isolated reports of deaths occurring after the use of tasers have raised concerns they caused cardiac problems.  William P. Bozeman, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist said, “Such devices, when fully developed, could alert law enforcement personnel to potential medical issues in real time and promote the rapid treatment of individuals who may suffer a medical crisis while in custody.”

Thursday
Aug252016

Update on Charlotte Shooting Death involving NC Trooper

National concern of the shooting death of a deaf Charlotte man by a NC Hwy Patrol Officer last week prompted the State Department of Public Safety to issue a statement asking the public not to rush to judgment.  From the Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank L. Perry said, “Any loss of life regardless of the circumstances is truly a tragic and sad event for all involved. Let us all refrain from making assumptions or drawing conclusions prior to the internal and independent reviews."  Reportedly, the deaf man identified as 29-year-old Daniel Harris was speeding when the Trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop.  Harris then led the Officer on a chase that ended near his home.  According to the Trooper's statements, both got out of their cars, there was an encounter where a shot was fired, and Harris was killed.  The NC Dept of Public Safety says that while the Highway Patrol, the SBI, and the District Attorney’s Office conduct their respective reviews, we are keeping all those affected by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers. 

Thursday
Aug252016

NC Gov Speaks to Making College Affordable

Governor Pat McCrory was on the East Carolina University campus this week to discuss efforts to make college more affordable and education investments through the Connect NC bond. The budget signed by Governor McCrory lowers college tuition at Western Carolina University, UNC Pembroke and Elizabeth City State University to $500 per semester for in-state students.  The budget also freezes undergraduate tuition at all UNC system schools for students who graduate in four years, or five years for those enrolled in a five-year degree program. A final college affordability measure included in the budget caps university fee increases at 3 percent annually. Additionally, Governor McCrory highlighted efforts to combat underage drinking and substance use on campus and throughout the state.  Voters passed the Connect NC bond in March which will provides additional funds for all community colleges and some universities including ASU in Boone. The $2 billion Connect NC bond supports investments in our state’s education, parks, National Guard and water and sewer infrastructure.

Wednesday
Aug242016

North Wilkesboro: Sunday Thefts

A couple of thefts were discovered Sunday night in North Wilkesboro.  In the first report, over 2500 dollars in property was stolen from a North Wilkesboro residence.  The victim called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office when she returned home and saw a door standing open.  A basement door and garage door to the house were damaged.  Stolen property included several pieces of jewelry, prescription medication, and keys.  The second report was from a Rhodes Road, North Wilkesboro, location.  This time someone stole a child's bike and a Stihl weedeater.  Stolen property was valued at 300 dollars and was stolen from underneath a storage shed.  No suspects were listed with either report, and it is unknown at this time, if the two incidents were related.