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Tuesday
Oct042016

Parking Lot Wrecks

Be careful when driving through area parking lots.  Last week, Wilkesboro Police were called to investigate wrecks in the parking lots of Walmart, Chic Fil A, Lowes, and McDonalds.  Three people received citations following the parking lot fender benders. Damages from all the vehicles ranged from 100 to 1000 dollars.  No injuries were reported with any of the accidents.

Tuesday
Oct042016

WCC Scholarship Funds

The Wilkes Education Foundation (WEF) donated $9,000 to Wilkes Community College (WCC), on July 20, 2015, to support scholarships for WCC students during the 2015-2016 academic year. The foundation donated an additional $7,000 to WCC on August 1, 2016, to support scholarships during the 2016-2017 academic year. Wilkes Education Foundation Scholarships provide funds to assist WCC students, with priority consideration given to Wilkes County Public School graduates. WCC awarded just over $8,700 in WEF scholarships in 2015-2016. Thus far, $5,000 in WEF Scholarships has been awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Another $2,000 will be awarded in the spring 2017 semester. The Wilkes Education Foundation is a private, non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt endowment corporation dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Wilkes County Schools.

Tuesday
Oct042016

Apple Festival Here and There

Wilkes' Apple Festival was Saturday and was a tremendous success.  But, there's another one. The 28th Annual Taylorsville Apple Festival will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 from 9:00 – 5:00 in Taylorsville.  They have craft vendors, food vendors, home improvement giveaways, Frye Regional Medical Center free health assessments, Apple Festival Car Show, The Apple Festival 5K, and three entertainment stages including a gospel stage. The 2015 festival over 30,000 visitors.  Applications for vendor’s space at www.alexandercountyonline.com/applefestival.  Or call (828) 632-2999.  At the 28th Annual Taylorsville Apple Festival, all proceeds above operating costs go to the “Needy Children’s Benevolence Funds” in the 11 Alexander County Schools.  

Tuesday
Oct042016

Two NC Organizations Get Grant

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $8.4 million in grants that will be used by organizations in 24 states, including North Carolina, to provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, tribal and veteran farmers and ranchers. The two organizations in North Carolina are Canetoe Family Life Center--a $199,738 grant and Whitaker Small Farm Group Inc. a $199,955 grant. These grants are provided through USDA's Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program.

Tuesday
Oct042016

New NC Laws as of October 1

It began Saturday, Oct. 1, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has three changes to laws affecting commercial motor vehicles, driver licenses and identification cards. House Bill 1044 requires DMV to refuse registration or issuance of a certificate of title to any commercial motor vehicle owner who fails to pay civil penalties and fees by the State Highway Patrol. House Bill 523 requires DMV to use a new driver license designation, the letters AI, when requested by American Indian applicants. As required by House Bill 1033, a person with a disability may receive an identification card at no fee with the presentation of a letter of certification from his or her physician.  Also if you would like to get a "Choose Life" NC License Tag, you may now order one online through the NC DMV website or by visiting the local Wilkes DMV Office.

Monday
Oct032016

Elkin Native Gets Military Promotion

A native of Wilkes has been promoted in the military.  Chief Petty Officer Billy Hawkins from Elkin, North Carolina, was recently promoted to chief petty officer.  Chief Hawkins, a 2006 East Wilkes High School graduate, has served in the Navy for 10 years and is currently serving aboard guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). “It is said that the highlight of any enlisted sailor's career is when they are promoted to chief petty officer,” said Hawkins. More than 3,000 sailors at various commands around the world were promoted during the 2016 Chief Pinning Ceremony.  Hawkins said his family had been very supportive over his 10 year career in the military especially his wife Emily and his grandfather Ronnie Darnell.

Monday
Oct032016

Two North Wilkesboro Break-Ins

Two break-ins and thefts happened in North Wilkesboro last week.  In the first report, someone entered a North Wilkesboro unoccupied residence.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called last week regarding the break-in.  The owner of the home recently died, and no one is currently living there.  The house was not ransacked and the only thing taken was a 52-inch Samsung TV valued at 300 dollars.  In the second report, the victim reported that someone cut the lock to their basement door.  A Powerstroke Pressure Washer and a Husqvarna weed eater were stolen.  Stolen equipment was valued at $875. No suspects were listed with either report.  

Monday
Oct032016

Only Took the Rings

Only the jewelry was taken.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft from a house in Wilkesboro.  The homeowner reported that his wife's wedding ring set valued at $3500 was stolen from the home.  There is a suspect in this theft.  The Sheriff's Office is tracking down leads and charges are pending.

Monday
Oct032016

WCC Small Business Seminars

The Wilkes Community College Small Business Center has a variety of seminars schedule for October that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses. These seminars are offered at no charge to participants. Pre-registration is recommended as space in limited. The seminar schedule is dynamic and changes as new seminars are scheduled.  The first seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th.  To learn more about the Small Business Center and seminars, call 336-838-6166.  The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 small business centers throughout North Carolina, and Wilkes Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System.

Monday
Oct032016

Baptist Medical Gets Goodwill Award

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been presented the Employer of the Year Award by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. The award recognizes the Medical Center’s commitment to providing employment opportunities for Goodwill’s participants in the community. Goodwill Industries is a nonprofit organization that funds employment and training programs through the sale of donated items to their stores.