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Monday
Jan262015

Taxing Shoplifting

Apparently, she was planning to do her taxes, but stealing is no way to do it. A 43-year-old white female was caught with stolen merchandise and drug paraphernalia.  Wilkesboro Police responded to Walmart regarding a theft.  The woman entered the store with a big bag.  She went to the electronics department, took two calculators and Turbotax sofeware, and put the items in the bag.  After she left the store without paying, store personnel stopped her.  Police searched the shoplifter and found needles and a spoon which the woman said was used to take morphine.  The woman was arrested for larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Her bond was set at 2500 dollars.  In another shoplifting incident, a 23-year-old white male was able to pry open a jewelry case with his hands and take a gold necklace.  He was also detained by store staff until Police could arrive.  The man was charged with larceny and taken to jail with a 1000 dollar bond.

Monday
Jan262015

No Mirror to See Blue Lights

Might want to get that rearview mirror replaced.  After being clocked at 64 in a 50 mph zone, Wilkesboro Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  The speeding car continued on Hwy 421 and gave no indication of pulling over.  The Police Officer in pursuit called for assistance.  When Police were able to get the car stopped, the driver showed Officers that his rearview mirror was gone and said he did not realize the Police car was behind him.  The man was given a citation for speeding and for failure to stop for light and siren.

Monday
Jan262015

WCC Gets Student Recruiting Grants from USPOULTRY

Wilkes Community College’s Applied Animal Science Technology program was one of 29 selected to receive student recruiting grants from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The foundation awarded grants totaling approximately $268,434; WCC received $7,000. The foundation provides annual recruiting and retention funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The grants were made possible by gifts received from companies and individuals within the poultry industry including Tyson. The Applied Animal Science Technology program began at Wilkes Community College in fall 2014 semester. The purpose of the Applied Animal Science Technology program is to prepare skilled animal science professionals for work in a variety of settings, including herd or flock managers, field service workers and representatives, feed sales representatives, equipment sales, feed mill workers, poultry and livestock buyers, owners/operators, farm managers, department supervisors and waste management technicians.

Monday
Jan262015

IRS Warns of Telephone Scam

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced over the weekend.  The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.  "If someone calls unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS with aggressive threats if you don't pay immediately, it's a scam artist calling,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. "The first IRS contact with taxpayers is usually through the mail. Taxpayers have rights, and this is not how we do business."  The Dirty Dozen is compiled annually by the IRS and lists a variety of common scams taxpayers may encounter any time during the year.  For more information, visit www.IRS.gov and again, if someone calls claiming to be from the IRS and demanding payment....hang up and notify the IRS or local law enforcement.

Monday
Jan262015

NC Manufacturing Jobs Pay More

According to a recent report: North Carolina Manufacturing Jobs Pay $1.12 More an Hour Than Other Jobs.  The Study finds 442,500 manufacturing jobs currently in North Carolina, and the State Ranks 14th in the Nation for manufacturing jobs.  Full-time manufacturing jobs for non-college degree workers pay a wage premium of more than $3,700 annually over jobs in other economic sectors and have a significant positive impact on the U.S. economy, according to a new report issued this week by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). In North Carolina, the report shows, the average manufacturing worker makes $16.85 an hour compared to $15.73 an hour for other workers, an annual wage difference of $2,329.60 for the usual 2,080 hours of full-time work per year. Manufacturing jobs make up 10.9 percent of total state employment in North Carolina, which ranks 14th in the nation by share of manufacturing jobs. In raw numbers, North Carolina ranks 10th in manufacturing jobs with 442,500.

Monday
Jan262015

Saving NC Money

One of Governor Pat McCrory’s top efficiency initiatives, North Carolina’s Procurement Transformation Project, is saving the state an estimated $32 million over the course of three years on four major state contracts.  “My administration is committed to bringing the best practices of the private sector to government,” said Governor McCrory. According to the Department of Administration, cost savings include:  $14.9M in savings for office supplies/paper, $4.02M in savings for laboratory supplies, $11.6M in savings for maintenance supplies, and $1.35M in savings for food supplies.  The $10M per year in costs savings is expected to substantially increase as educational institutions and local governments take advantage of the improved pricing created by this initiative.  Secretary of Administration Bill Daughtridge said, “This program not only saves the public millions of dollars a year, it also improves vendor service to our state agencies and their many customers. It’s not just cheaper, it’s better.”

Monday
Jan262015

January Is Sanctity of Life Month--Foxx Speaks Out

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., on the Anniversary of Roe v Wade voted in favor of legislation that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion or abortion coverage.  AIR  H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, passed the House by a vote of 242 to 179. H.R. 7 also would prohibit federal medical facilities and health professionals from providing abortion services. Additionally it would prohibit individuals and small businesses from receiving federal subsidies and tax credits under Obamacare to purchase health care plans that cover abortions.  Also last week, Congresswoman Foxx spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  Foxx stated:  I fear for both our future and our present if we continue to tolerate the death of innocent children in the womb.

Friday
Jan232015

Schools Closing

Wilkes County Elementary Schools Closing at 1 pm

Wilkes County Middle and High Schools Closing at 1:30

Wilkes County Schools:  No afterschool activitites and no ballgames tonight

Millers Creek Christian School Closing at 1pm

Gordan Baptist Christian School Closing at 1pm

Wilkes ADAP closing at 1pm

Friday
Jan232015

County Commissioners' Meeting: Selling County Property

Wilkes County Commissioners met this week for a regular meeting and discussed several items.  County Manager John Yates and County Attorney Tony Triplett asked Commissioners what they wanted to do with property now vacated due to the new jail and new Wilkes Sheriff's Office.  The old jail in Wilkesboro, the Women's Jail in North Wilkesboro, the old Sheriff's Office, and the Main Street Wilkesboro CJPP Office are all now vacant.  Commissioner Gary Blevins expressed some concern about selling the old jail or women's jail to a private entity.  However, all the Commissioners agreed to take bids on the properties through the County website and the Journal Patriot newspaper.  Concerning lease agreements at the Wilkes Airport, the Commissioners approved the Assignment and Assumption of Ground Lease to Myer Wilkes Properties LLC for MX Aircraft.  MX was leasing part of a hangar, but they are now in the process of purchasing the Quest for Life Hangar that once belonged to Golden Needles.  

Friday
Jan232015

Sanctity of Life Month and Roe v Wade Anniversary

January is Sanctity of Life Month. Yesterday was the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v Wade Decision by the Supreme Court that legalized abortion in the US.  Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center opened 23 years later in 1996 and has been serving Wilkes and surrounding counties ever since.  They are a nonprofit, non-denominational, non-political organization committed to providing care, compassion, information and support to anyone facing an unintended pregnancy.  They offer free pregnancy tests and pregnancy support services to anyone in need.  Director Susan Sturgill says their goal is support and education for women.  AIR:  Sturgill also said that all life is important and abortion is moral depravity.  AIR  Find out more about the Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center at www.wilkespcc.com or by calling 838-9272.