Governor Pat McCrory celebrated the preservation of Historic Tax Credits (HTC) in North Carolina at an event in Burlington last week. Restoring the HTC was called for by the Governor in his State of the State Address. “The Historic Tax Credit has a proven track record of attracting private investment for the rehabilitation of historic buildings,” Governor McCrory said. Governor McCrory also signed a proclamation declaring October 14, 2015 as Historic Tax Credit Day "Reviving Downtowns" in North Carolina. Historic Tax Credits in North Carolina have resulted in $1.65 billion in private investment since their beginning in 1998 with more than 2,400 projects. HTC rehabilitations bring vacant or underutilized buildings back to life and increase their property values. A non-partisan study of the state HTC program projects that the state historic rehabilitation tax credit would attract 2.5 times more jobs at the same cost to the state treasury as an across the board tax reduction.
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Governor Pat McCrory expanded insurance coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by signing the Autism Health Insurance Coverage Act into law last week at a ceremony in Charlotte. "The families and caregivers of those with autism need every tool we can provide to get their loved ones treatment," Governor McCrory said. The new law requires qualifying health benefit plans to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, including “Adaptive Behavioral Treatment” and other intensive one-to-one therapies. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the second most common developmental disability, more common than childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis combined. Nationally, it's estimated that up to 1 out of every 68 children born today has some form of ASD. Evidence suggests the rate in North Carolina is 1 in 58.
Some local church pastors and residents from Wilkes County are making plans to go this Saturday to an event in our state Capitol. We Stand with God Pro-Family Rally is in Raleigh Saturday afternoon. Pastor Phillip Moore of Cherry Grove Baptist Church explains: AIR You can find out more about the Rally at www.westandwithgod.org. Again We Stand With God Rally is Saturday, October 17, on the Halifax Mall Government Complex in Raleigh from 1 til 3.
She was asleep inside the home when someone tried to get in. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called in to an attempted breaking and entering. When the Deputy arrived, the victim explained that she was asleep on the couch and heard someone trying to kick her door in. The woman set off her medical emergency alarm, and the person trying to kick the door in left the residence. The victim is in a wheelchair and was unable to see the person attempting to break-in. Damage to the exterior door was listed at 200 dollars. The person did not get inside, nothing was stolen, and the victim was not injured in the incident. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.
A Wilkes County woman was arrested after filing a false report about a sexual assault. The 23-year-old white female told investigators at the Wilkes County Sheriff`s Office that she had been sexually assaulted on September 23rd by a family member. The case was investigated, and it was determined that the woman lied about an assault happening on that day. There was video footage of the suspect at his place of business the entire day. An arrest warrant was issued and served on the woman who filed the false report.
A Millers Creek woman reported a theft from outside her home. The property owner reported to the Sheriff's Office that someone has stolen her sons bicycle from behind their house. She stated that she did not have any suspects at this time. The stolen bike is described as an orange in color T250 Chaos Bicycle valued at $110/.
It was a break-in of some rental property with nothing stolen. The victim and property owner called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office and stated that that someone had broken into the side entry door of his rental property on Speedway Road. According to the victim, the offenders broke the wooden door to the cellar of the house, but nothing was missing from the property. Damages to the door from the break-in were listed at 200 dollars. There is no word on suspects.
Citi Mortgage called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office concerning a house in their possession. The house on Gunter's Hill Road in Boomer is Foreclosed property and no one is currently living in the house. This week, someone was checking on the property and saw that some copper wiring was stolen from the exterior of a home. At least 10 feet of Copper wiring was stolen. No suspects were listed with the report.
Wilkes Community College will hold its 32nd Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College on November 6-8, 2015. Registrations and fees to participate should be received by October 23. Registrations on this date will determine which classes will run and which will be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. All classes and sections will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. “The earlier we receive registrations from participants, the more likely those participants will receive their first choice of classes,” explained Bobby Gentry, director of Fire and Rescue Services. The Northwest Fire & Rescue College is one of the most acclaimed trainings in this state. It generally draws more than 450 firefighters and emergency rescue workers from across North Carolina and surrounding areas. It is a weekend school held the first weekend of every November. Complete details of courses and schedules are available online at www.wilkescc.edu/FireService/. For more information about the Northwest Fire & Rescue College at WCC, contact Bobby Gentry at 336-838-6215
North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college have until December 18, 2015 to apply for one of up to 70 paid state government internships available for summer 2016. All internships will begin on May 24, 2016 and conclude on July 29, 2016. The 2016 State Government Internship Project Booklet describing all available rules and opportunities is now online. The McCrory Administration's State Government Internship Program, through the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office in the NC Department of Administration, offers students real-world experience in a wide range of state government workplaces. Internships provide opportunities for students to work in their chosen field and to consider careers in public service. More than 4,000 students have participated since the program was established in 1969. Paid summer internships are available in locations across the state. They provide North Carolina students with compensated professional work experience that integrates education, career development and public service. For more information, please visit the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office online or by phone at 919-807-4400. Information is also available in campus career services or cooperative education offices.