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Another Open House is being held in Surry County on Tuesday, November 13. That meeting will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the N.C. Extension Service, 210 North Main Street in Dobson, NC.
IN a news rlease today, Fibrowatt says it is a pioneer in generating renewable energy using poultry litter and other biomass materials. The company recently opened a new plant in Benson, Minnesota — the first commercial power plant in the nation fueled primarily with poultry litter. The plant converts the litter into electricity using a proven process developed in the U.K. more than a decade ago.
Fibrowatt is contemplating building as many as three power plants in North Carolina and has been encouraged to consider a site in Wilkes County. As part of the company’s site selection process, Fibrowatt is currently evaluating sites offered by communities across the state, including Wilkes County and Surry County in western North Carolina.
The Open House will be an informal event where people can stop by various information stations to speak with Fibrowatt executives. Local community members who have had an opportunity to visit similar plants in Minnesota or the U.K. will be available to provide insight and share their experiences. This informative event will offer details on how a new plant could benefit the community. Light refreshments will be served.
Fibrowatt has narrowed its list of potential sites to seven counties — Surry, Wilkes, Stanly, Montgomery, Moore, Duplin and Sampson — and is hosting Open House meetings in each community during November and December as part of its site evaluation process.
Carter outlined his priorities: excellence in education, economic development and affordable healthcare. He then went on to tell his supporters he’s making ending the war in Iraq a priority. Carter, an Ashe County native, will be running against incumbent Republican Representative Virginia Foxx. After Foxx's telephone town hall last week, he accused her of screening her calls, saying she “refused to answer the hard questions and provide honest answers.” Carter says he called in before the first question and was still not allowed to speak.
The fifth district encompasses 12 counties, including Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes. For more information about Carter’s campaign visit www.RoyCarterforCongress.com
However, when they arrived, Childress immediately started threatening them, saying he would kill anyone who came in the house. A short standoff occurred at this point, as deputies tired to explain again they were only there to check on his safety. Nevertheless,t he threats continued, and it became apparent pretty quickly that Childress was trying to provoke deputies to shoot him -- the situation often called "suicide by cop." But the deputies took cover and weathered the threats, first from a gun that was supposedly in the house, then from Childress walking around the front yard waving a ball bat and threatening the deputies.
After the bat incident, Childress climbed into an SUV and tried to run over a deputy multiple times, then when a newly-arriving supervisor blocked his driveway Childress crashed the vehicle into the front porch and ran back inside. He threatened again to shoot people, and deputies heard a couple of pops from inside the house they say sounded like someone firing a small-caliber handgun. Then threats could be heard coming from the house that he had a bow and arrow, and would shoot anyone who didn't leave. Three times, he took shots with the bow, missing the deputy each time. After taking the missed shots, the deputies on scene called for the department's Critical Response Group -- the present-day title for what most of us would call a SWAT team.
As that group was assembling,t he incident took a different turn. Childress allegedly threatened to burn down the house -- only seconds before two deputies saw a bright light and flames, and heard the rush of air being sucked into the fire. A neighbor told them Childress had dashed out the back door into the woods. Roaring River and Ronda firefighters responded to put out the blaze, but were not able to save the house. As they were arriving, Childress appeared at the edge of the woods and tried to run into his mother's house next door. When he was confronted by a deputy, Childress ran back into the woods. But it wasn't too long before he was seen once again at the edge of the woods, hands in front of him, and he was arrested without further incident or injury to anyone.
Childress is jailed on charges of assaulting an officer, attempted first-degree murder, and arson.
"The new portal site provides all the information that managers need in one location, and delivers unprecedented access to key operational drought resources to answer the most pressing questions facing policymakers, emergency planners, businesses and the public," according to a NOAA spokesman. NIDIS is a collaboration between numerous federal agencies and several state governments to provide a dynamic and accessible drought-risk information system. NIDIS was created in response to extended drought conditions over the past decade, with strong advocacy from the Western Governors' Association and other groups. NIDIS, led by NOAA, coordinates use of the U.S. Drought Portal for drought risk assessment and management among its federal, state, tribal and local partners.
The site is at www.drought.gov.