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WCSD Seizes Marijuana Plants, Arrests Moravian Falls Man

Wilkes County deputies arrested a Moravian Falls man earlier this month on felony charges related to growing marijuana. Deputies say an informant tipped them off on Saturday to several marijuana plants growing behind a home in Moravian Falls. As deputies grabbed those plants, the informant related information of a resident a couple doors down pulling a marijuana plant out of the ground and stashing it under his mobile home. He admitted that to deputies when they came to the residence and was arrested on charges of manufacturing and possession of marijuana. As for the first three plants, deputies did not find anyone home to arrest. They did go back on Sunday, but the woman who lives there said she knew nothing of the marijuana plants they'd taken from her property.


HCMH Honored for Second Year

Positive responses from patients at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital and their families have earned the facility in Elkin ano ther year of recognition for outstanding customer service. Alliant Management Services awards facilities for achieving outstanding levels of patient and physician satisfaction. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital earned the same award in 2009. The facility has been a member of the Alliant Management Services network for four years. The network includes hospitals and health systems throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina.


Alleged Paving Scam Company Ordered to Stop Doing Business in NC

State officials have now banned a Tennessee paving company known for targeting seniors in the Foothills and western North Carolina from doing business in the state. “Problem pavers are popping up across the state, preying on vulnerable seniors,” said Attorney General Roy Cooper. “Don’t be fooled by their high-pressure sales pitches and often empty promises.”

A judge in Wake county has issued temporary restraining order to stop Platinum Paving and owner Todd Whittaker of Washington County, Tennessee from offering or performing any residential driveway paving services while the order remains in effect. Cooper is asking the court to permanently stop the company’s deceptive practices and order it to pay refunds to consumers and civil penalties.

Like other pavers Cooper’s Consumer Protection Division has gone after in recent years, consumers allege that Platinum Paving showed up at their homes unannounced and offered to pave their driveway at a deep discount using leftover materials from other jobs in the neighborhood. The complaint against Platinum alleges that the company regularly targeted seniors, charging high prices but performing low quality work. Sometimes, Platinum began paving before the homeowner authorized the work, in some cases causing damage to their property and then demanding immediate payment.


NC Lt Gov Says Go Back to School

Just when you thought going back to school was just for kids, North Carolina's Lieutenant Governor wants everybody to go back to school. Yes, he does. Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton, who's also the Chairman of North Carolina's eLearning Commission, says there's a website that can help with going back to school. Dalton says North Carolina currently offers more online courses and degree programs than any other state. He said the web portal allows users to find the best opportunities that suit their needs as well as the ability to register for classes and identify financial aid resources. The website is


Listen To Your Mom!

When your mother told you never to let a stranger into the house -- or in this case the car -- she probably meant it. And it would have done a Wilkes County woman good to heed the warning. The victim told deputies that last Thursday, she saw the suspect standing by the road in front of her house and asked if she needed anything. The suspect said she needed a ride, so they got into the victim's car but the victim had to back into her house to get her driver's license. The suspect took off in the car. Five hours later, she returned to the victim's house, said she had to go get her keys and would be back in a few minutes. She didn't come back and deputies found the suspect and a man in the victim's vehicle and arrested both for the theft, possession of stolen property, outstanding warrants and having open containers.


Get Those Childhood Shots!

Wilkes County Health Department Officials are reminding parents to check that their children’s immunizations are up-to-date. Parents have until September 22nd to have their child’s immunizations current according to new NC State Guidelines. After then, if a child’s immunizations are not current the child will not be allowed to return to school until immunizations are up-to-date. You can find a link to the current requirements on the Wilkes County Health Department website.


Foxx: Can't Tax Out of Debt

Our Congresswoman had some tough words for the current administration.

The stimulus was a big mistake. That from North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, She told 3WC that spending money won't jump start the economy, as President Obama had suggested it would. But, she said there is a way to fix the problem.

"The main thing government needs to do is cut spending. Let the private sector keep more of its money."

Foxx said if all comes true in early 2011, the end of the current tax and spend mentality is at hand.

"When they let the taxes increase -- the largest tax increase in the history of our country, which is what they say they're going to do in January -- We Americans (are) going to see a tax increase and that will be, I think, the final nail in the coffin."


Foxx Remindsof Civics Lesson and States Rights

What does a Congresswoman from North Carolina have to say about what's going on on the Arizona/Mexico border.
Our Congresswoman Virginia Foxx put it in a civics lesson.
"The founders always thought the states would have the most authority and the most power. It was never envisioned that the federal government would have the control and power that it has, and the states are doing what they have to do: They're having to protect themselves."
On 3WC's Focus on the Foothills Foxx ended her comments by calling the want for a mosque close to Ground Zero in New York City a quote -- "abomination".


Four Arrested in Dozens of Break ins

There was a larceny spree -- that's a string of break ins -- in Wilkes County and police arrested four people. They also pulled a stolen Cadillac from W Kerr Scott Reservoir this week. The four are facing dozens of charges in dozens of cases. Two of the suspects only face one count a piece, but the other two are are facing more than two dozen charges each. Police say what was taken in all the break-ins was worth more than 100 thousand dollars. .


Services Set for Firefighter/EMT Killed in Monday Wreck

Funeral services have been set for the McGrady firefighter and EMT who died Monday night as he rode home from a night of bowling with friends. 19-year old Richard Allen Matheson will be remembered Saturday afternoon at 1pm in a funeral service at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Dean Crane and Rev. Brian Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is tomorrow evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Just over a month past his 19th birthday when he died, Allen was pursuing a degree in Emergency Medical Science at Catawba Valley and Wilkes Community Colleges. In 2005, he joined the Junior Firefighter Program at the McGrady Volunteer Fire Department. He went to senior standing in 2009 and became a corporal in July, 2010. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McGrady Fire Department or to the McGrady Firefighters Foundation.