Wilkes Community College will hold its 31st Annual Northwest Fire and Rescue College on November 6-9, 2014. Registrations and fees should be received by October 24. All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Northwest Fire and Rescue College is a weekend school held the first weekend of every November. This school offers multiple classes to meet the needs of the entire emergency services community. Complete details of course offerings and schedules are available online at www.wilkescc.edu/FireService/. In addition to the fire college, this year’s event offers things to the public. Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational evangelical Christian International Relief organization based in Boone, will offer tours on one of its large disaster relief trucks. Guardians of the Ribbon-North Carolina, also known as Triad Pink Heals, will bring its pink fire truck named “Sofie” and pink patrol car named “Whitney” to raise awareness of cancers afflicting women and children. Safe Kids North Carolina will be on-site to teach child safety seat installation. Also, Smokey the Bear will make a special appearance at Wilkes Community on Friday, November 7, 5-8 p.m., and on Saturday, November 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to bring his message “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” to the 31st Annual Fire and Rescue College.
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Those voters who wish to have an absentee ballot mailed to them for the November General Election may do so at this time. Voters must use the NC State Board of Elections Absentee Request Form to request an absentee ballot. Voters or a near relative of the voter may complete the request form. The forms are available online at www.wilkescounty.net under the Elections tab or in-person at the Wilkes County Board of Elections office located in the Wilkes County Office Building. Completed request forms may be mailed, faxed, emailed or hand delivered to the Wilkes County Board of Elections office. The last day to submit an absentee ballot request form to the Board of Elections office is Tuesday, October 28th at 5:00 pm. All voted absentee ballots must be returned to the Wilkes County Board of Elections office by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 4th. The deadline to return absentee ballots by mail is 5:00 pm on Friday, November 7th, if the envelope is postmarked on or before Election Day, November 4th.
The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late – or too early – to make blood donation a lifelong habit. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative. You are asked to give the gift of life by donating blood this month with Red Cross Blood Drives in Wilkes. Blood drives for the month include two events this week: tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21st – C.C. Wright Elementary School (200 C. C. Wright School Road, N. Wilkesboro) from 2:00pm - 6:30pm; and on Thursday, October 23rd – Baptist Home Church (2367 Sparta Road, N. Wilkesboro) from 2:00pm – 6:30pm. For a complete list of blood drives and to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website at www.redcrossblood.org.
Watch for those school buses. In support of Operation Stop Arm the State Highway Patrol will be aggressively enforcing stop arm violations and other traffic violations in and around school zones this week. The operation will be conducted from6:00 a.m. today through Friday, October 24th. The Patrol expects Operation Stop Arm will decrease violations and reduce school bus incidents involving children.
They only took the TV's...all of the TV's in the house. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a home in Millers Creek after the owner discovered a break-in and theft. The victim reported that he found a glass broken out of his double doors. Taken in the break-in were a 28-inch Sony flat screen TV, a 60-inch Samsung flat screen, and a 32-inch Sony flat screen. There were also scratches on the Maple hardwood floors from the bedroom, through the living room, and to the front door. Some outside steps were also damaged. Stolen property is valued at 2400 dollars. Damages were listed at 3500 dollars. The Wilkes Sheriff's Dept is continuing to investigate.
He got away, but his 4-wheeler didn't. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called this week regarding a theft in Moravian Falls. The victim was at his abandoned chicken houses due the theft of 2400 feet of copper wire out of his chicken houses. The stolen copper was valued at nearly 2500 dollars. The victim was watching the chicken houses in case the thief returned. He did see the thief and the thief saw him. The suspect took off on a four-wheeler, crashed it in a ditch on the victim's property, and then ran away. The victim recovered the motorcycle which Sheriff's Deputies seized as evidence. Charges are pending further investigation.
They paid for a pizza with funny money. Wilkesboro Police were called to a local restaurant regarding a counterfeit 10-dollar bill. The money was received sometime on Tuesday; however, no suspects were listed with the report. The fake 10-dollar bill was photographed and seized as evidence. The restaurant has been advised if a similar bill is used to make a purchase to get a description of the suspect and call Police immediately.
The first ever Walk to End Alzheimer's in Wilkes is tomorrow, Saturday, October 18. It will begin in North Wilkesboro near the Library Saturday morning at 9 for a mile and a half loop. Everyone is invited to come Follow the Purple Parade. Co-chair Dana Reynolds explains the purpose of having the Walk. AIR For more information on Saturday's Walk to End Alzheimer's, go online to www.alz.org/walk.
It's a perfect way for your family to enjoy good quality entertainment while supporting the youth of Wilkes County. The play Treasure Island is being performed by the theater arts students from Wilkes County High Schools and is being presented Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm at the Stone Center on Cherry Street. Audience participation is included in the fast moving, highly entertaining play. Tickets are just 5 dollars per person; children under five get in free.
The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late – or too early – to make blood donation a lifelong habit. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative. You are asked to give the gift of life by donating blood this month with Red Cross Blood Drives in Wilkes. Blood drives for the month include: tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th – Liberty Grove Baptist Church (5899 River Rd/Liberty Grove Rd., N. Wilkesboro) from 10:00am-2:30pm. For a complete list of blood drives and to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website at www.redcrossblood.org.