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Wednesday
Apr272011

With warm weather come pesky ticks and mosquitoes

With warm weather come pesky ticks and mosquitoes and they're more than just nuisances. They can carry germs that make people seriously ill. Last year, North Carolina reported more than 450 cases of tick-borne diseases to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most were spotted fever-type illnesses, which include Rocky Mountain spotted fever. At home, you can take a few simple steps to make your yard less tick and mosquito friendly. Mow lawns often to keep grass short and empty or remove containers that hold water to prevent mosquito breeding grounds. Keep playground equipment away from yard edges and out from under trees. To prevent ticks, clear brush and leaf litter under trees and remember to check pets and make sure they are treated for ticks. Check yourself and your kids after being outdoors and quickly remove any ticks. Proper and prompt removal of ticks is the key to preventing infection. Use fine tipped tweezers to remove ticks, getting as close to the skin as possible and pulling steadily upward without twisting the tick. Note the date you removed the tick. If you become ill within three weeks, be sure to tell your physician you were bitten. For additional information on mosquitoes and ticks contact the Wilkes County Health Department at 651-7450.



 

Wednesday
Apr272011

Gov. Bev Perdue visits disaster recovery center in Raleigh 

 

Gov. Bev Perdue visited a disaster recovery center in Raleigh yesterday where she announced unemployment insurance benefits are now available for North Carolinians who became unemployed because of the April 16th severe storms. During her visit to the recovery center at the Governor reminded North Carolinians that federal, state and local resources are available to help the recovery process. Anyone living in the eighteen disaster-declared counties who has had any type of damage from the storm can register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA. And speaking of the Governor, Bev Perdue will speak at the Southern Regional Education Board's Middle Grades Commission Meeting today at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh. As chair of the Southern Regional Education Board, Gov. Perdue will address education leaders from across the south on the challenge on improving middle school education.



 

Tuesday
Apr262011

Yet another shoplifting at Wal-Mart: suspect says she knew it was wrong

Wilkesboro Police received a call of Larceny from Walmart. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a loss prevention officer who stated Judy Faw had stolen items from the store Sunday morning then returned back around 2:30 in the afternoon and attempted to take several more items. Faw was very cooperative with loss prevention and stated she knew what she was doing was wrong but had been going through a divorce within the last seven months. She walked outside with the loss prevention officer to retrieve the items she had taken earlier. Faw was banned from Walmart and told not to come back onto any Walmart properties. She was also issued a citation for Larceny of the items.

 



 

Tuesday
Apr262011

Operation Christmas Child event is this evening in North Wilkesboro

Samaritan’s Purse would like to thank everyone that participated in Operation Christmas Child this past season.

You can join the High Country team this evening from 6:30–8:00 pm at the Samaritan’s Purse Headquarters on Elkin Highway in North Wilkesboro. There is also another event Thursday April 28th, 6:30–8:00pm at Spruce Pine Baptist Church in Spruce Pine, NC. For more information, contact Dan & Emi Jarvis, Operation Christmas Child High Country Area Coordinators: 336-982-4900.



 

Tuesday
Apr262011

San Francisco homosexuals mock holiest day of the year for Christians

San Francisco homosexuals have again mocked the holiest day of the year for Christians by staging the "Hunky Jesus Contest." According to OneNewsNow.com The annual fundraiser for homosexual activists took place in a large park in San Francisco and featured a group of homosexuals dressed as nuns. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality explains “The Hunky Jesus Contest is a bunch of shirtless homosexual men in costumes making fun of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and there's a large crowd that attends the event and act as if it's a big funny event”. The event is typically held on Easter Sunday. LaBarbera with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality comments: "It's just another indication of the one-way street, which is 'tolerance' for homosexuals "They demand respect for homosexuals even as they heap contempt upon Christians on the holiest day in the Christian calendar." The Christian activist says it is striking that homosexual activists never have a "Hunky Mohammed Contest," likely because he believes they are afraid of the potential response. 

Tuesday
Apr262011

Hickory Crawdads announce special ticket deal and donation for Relay For Life

The Hickory Crawdads announced a special ticket deal and donation for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life as well as a practice walk to be held before the Crawdads game against Kannapolis Monday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. For the game that night, Relay For Life participants can purchase a box seat ticket for only $5 if they turn in a Relay For Life Ticket Voucher. Additionally, in conjunction with the Relay For Life Ticket Voucher, $4 of the $5 box seat purchase will be donated to the Relay For Life team of their choice. Relay For Life Ticket Vouchers are available at the Crawdads Front Office. The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life will be held in Alexander and Burke counties May 20th and in Catawba and Caldwell counties June 3rd. For more information, visit

Hickorycrawdads.com



 

Tuesday
Apr262011

Gov. Perdue signs measures to help with storm cleanup

 

Last Week Gov. Perdue signed two measures intended to help with the cleanup from storms that moved across the state April 16th. The Governor signed Executive Order 89, which will help farmers clear their land. The order allows the N.C. Department of Transportation to pick up debris from the edge of a farmer’s property. Without the order, farmers would have to move debris all the way to the state right-of-way. Gov. Perdue also signed into law House Bill 268, which makes further accommodations for property owners who need to clean up storm debris.



 

Monday
Apr252011

Passover and Easter observed on local and national level to celebrate Jesus Christ being raised from the dead 

Passover and Easter were observed on a local and national level to celebrate Jesus Christ being raised from the dead after having been crucified on a cross. In Jerusalem, masses marked Easter Saturday. Thousands of Christian pilgrims gathered in and around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to mark Easter Saturday's ritual of the Holy Fire. Orthodox Christians flocked to the church to celebrate the annual ritual symbolizing Jesus' resurrection. Armenian, Greek, Coptic and Syrian Orthodox Christians from all over the world participated in celebrations in the streets of the Old City since early Saturday. The ceremony sees priests enter Jesus' tomb to pray and emerge with candles. The flame is then spread by worshippers holding candles all around the Christian Quarter of the Old City. Friday marked Easter Friday as hundreds of Christians visiting Jerusalem attended the traditional walk the Via Dolorosa, retracing the final footsteps of Jesus Christ. Christians were up and about before light across the local area Sunday morning with Sonrise services taking place at multiple locations to celebrate the empty tomb of Jesus!



 

 

 

 



 

Monday
Apr252011

Someone stole all the tunes and more from a car on Brookwood Drive.

Wilkesboro Police received report of a larceny from a motor vehicle on Brookwood Drive. The victim advised that he had heard from a family member that there had been several larcenies from vehicles in the area so he checked his vehicle and found the door unlocked. Someone had entered his vehicle and took two cases of CD’s containing approximately 150 CD's. The contents of the car were tossed around, and some items were broken. The suspect(s) also damaged the grill and opened the hood and removed the emblem from the valve cover area, as well as opening the computer/fuse module. The victim was advised to make a full inventory of the stolen and damaged items. There have been other reports of this type in the area, but there is no suspect information or description available at this time.



 

Monday
Apr252011

Scootin' for free, for now...

Well someone is scootin’ along for free, for now…Wilkesboro Police responded to a larceny call at V's Types in Wilkesboro. Upon arrival, the victim stated her scooter had been taken from behind the business. The scooter is described as a Pink Gator 50cc Scooter with red helmet. There are a couple of suspects in the case. The scooter’s serial number was entered into the National Crime Database.