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Monday
Feb272017

NC Youth Hunter Education Skills Tourny

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the schedule for the 40th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments (YHEST). More than 4,000 students will compete in events in March including shotgun, archery, rifle, orienteering and a written hunting skills exam. Competition is conducted on senior (high school) and junior (middle and elementary schools) divisional levels, with team and individual awards. Home-schooled students and teams representing 4-H or FFA also can compete.  For more information about the Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament, go to www.ncwildlife.org

Monday
Feb272017

NC Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey

This month, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to the Turkish President seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been unjustly detained in Turkey since October and denied regular and appropriate access to legal counsel and American consular services. Pastor Andrew Brunson is a Presbyterian pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, and has dedicated 23 years to Christian missionary work in Turkey until he applied for residency and was arrested last year.  NC and 76 other Congressional members are asking for the NC Pastor's release from prison in Turkey. 

Friday
Feb242017

Missing Wilkes Juveniles

The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office is investigating the whereabouts of two juveniles.  On August 22, 2016, Ethan Burns was reported missing from his foster home on Mulberry Mill Road.  Ethan is believed to be a runaway still in Wilkes.  He is 16, 5'8", 180 lbs, has blond hair, and blue eyes.  Then on February 16, Stephanie Belt was reported missing from her home on Germantown Road.  Stephanie left her residence to get on the school bus nut never made it to the bus stop.  She is 5'5", 100 lbs, with wavy blondish brown hair, and blue eyes.  It is believed that Ethan and Stephanie may be together.  The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office asks if anyone sees or know the whereabouts of Stephanie Belt or Ethan Burns, to call the Sheriff's Office at 336-903-7600 or call 911.

Friday
Feb242017

Area Hospitals Visitation Restrictions Due to Flu

To protect the health of patients, their loved ones and the medical staff, as of 7 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 24, Wilkes Regional Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have implemented temporary visitor restrictions that will remain in effect through the remainder of the flu season.  Effective  today at Wilkes Regional and Baptist Medical, children age 12 and under may not visit patients. Exceptions for extreme family circumstances may be allowed, but parents or guardians need to get permission from the patient’s nurse. Only healthy adult visitors and healthy family members age 13 and older are permitted to visit patients. Also, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin issued the same measures on Tuesday with only healthy family members age 13 and older are allowed to visit.  The restrictions are until further notice.

Friday
Feb242017

Duke Energy Warns of Scam

Duke Energy has issued an alert concerning an ongoing scam in our area.  If you receive a call from someone posing as Duke Energy employee who threatens to cut power unless you provide a credit or prepaid debit card number over the phone--it's a scam.  Do not give out any card numbers over the phone.  If you have questions, you can visit their website, Facebook page, or  call a local Duke Energy Office.  

Friday
Feb242017

Still Reeling from Job Loss in Wilkesboro

Some former Lowe's employees are still reeling from the news they received this week. While in the midst of hiring, Lowe's also did some firing. Lowe’s Home Improvement announced just last week that they would be hiring for 600 jobs at the contact center and central production operations in Wilkesboro.  Then, Tuesday Lowes's Companies announced the elimination of 70 jobs at its customer support center in Wilkesboro as part of the latest phase of a company-wide restructuring which will also eliminate over 400 corporate positions at Lowe’s headquarters in Mooresville. Those who found out Tuesday that they are no longer employed will receive a severance package and some may be eligible to apply later for other jobs within the company.

Friday
Feb242017

WCC SkillsUSA on Monday

Wilkes Community College will host the high school Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase on February 27. The public is encouraged to attend the event of advanced professional skills demonstrated by the high school students. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Walker Center. The awards ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. Many business and industry partners attend to view the talent level of potential future employees. The 2016 regional event included over 400 high school student competitors and 300 career showcase participants from high schools in the 21 counties that make up Region 7. Last year over 75 business and industry representatives attended, and elected officials from the local, regional and state level came to the event. For more information about the SkillsUSA program, call WCC at 336-838-6219 .

Friday
Feb242017

Heart Health Screening In Yadkinville

In honor of American Heart Month, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital will be offering a free heart health screening on Saturday, February 25 from 1-4pm at the Hugh Chatham Urgent Care Yadkinville location. For more information or to register for this event, contact Hugh Chatham Hospital at 336-677-1500. 

Friday
Feb242017

NC Blue Alert System

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, has announced the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system.  The system is used to notify the public when any law enforcement officer in North Carolina has been violently attacked and a suspect is being sought. State Highway Patrol telecommunications will issue the alert along with descriptions of the suspect.  The information will be broadcast on radio and television, DOT message boards and on terminals at all retail locations of the N.C. Education Lottery. Blue Alert began in 2015 as a nation-wide initiative in honor of two New York City police detectives assassinated in 2014. The Blue Alert system is modeled after the AMBER and Silver Alert systems currently in place in every state.  Twenty-seven states, including NC, have implemented the Blue Alert program.

Thursday
Feb232017

Wilkesboro PD Warns: Scammers and Amazon Cards

Wilkesboro Police are warning about SCAMMERS! The scammers are asking people to pay for big online purchases — like cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs and tractors — with Amazon gift cards.  Posing as sellers, scammers say they need to sell a car fast — maybe they’re in the military or about to deploy. They tell you to pay with an Amazon gift card.  Wilkesboro Police warns:  Don’t do it. Amazon gift cards aren’t a way to pay someone — you can only use them at Amazon.com. Scammers also might ask you to use Amazon gift cards to pay for electronics, taxes, bail money, debts, or utility or cable bills. So if someone asks you to pay with an Amazon gift card, it’s a scam. If you share the code from an Amazon gift card with someone, you’re giving that person control of the money on the card. By the time you realize it’s a scam and report it, the money will likely be gone. So, if someone who wants you to pay with an Amazon gift card, don’t do it and report it to the FTC.