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Tuesday
Oct172017

WCC Annual Security Report

The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met last week. Trustees reviewed the Annual Security Report (ASR), which provides three calendar years of select crime statistics for all campus locations and facilities. In accordance with WCC Campus Security and Crime Awareness, the data reported no major violent crimes at any of the campus or non-campus locations during the 2016 calendar year. However, there were two reported cases of sex offense that occurred on the Wilkes Campus and one that occurred at the North Wilkesboro Center. Additionally, there were two reportable drug law violations resulting in arrests or disciplinary referral on the Wilkes Campus and one at the Alleghany Center.

Tuesday
Oct172017

Thousands of Dollars in Property Stolen 

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home break-in at a Sleepy Hollow East Road residence.  The victim found the house forcibly entered.  Stolen property totaling over $4500 included:  antique cookware, collectible glass, DVD’s, sheets, and towels.  Damages to the front door were estimated at $100.  No suspects were listed with the report. 

Tuesday
Oct172017

Stolen from Vehicle

The Sheriff’s Office has been busy the past couple of weeks investigating vehicle break-ins.  The latest comes from a Thurmond victim.  Her pocketbook was stolen from her vehicle while parked at her residence.  A .38 pistol, personal papers and cards, and checkbook were all stolen with the pocketbook.  That investigation is continuing.

Tuesday
Oct172017

Get Flu Shot Now

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services advises to get your flu shot now with the flu season already underway.  Officials say: The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent serious illness and help stop the spread of the flu. People at highest risk of complications from the flu include adults 65 and older, young children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease. Of the 219 flu deaths reported in the state during the 2016-17 season, more than 150 cases involved a person 65 or older. The first weekly report for the 2017-18 flu season in North Carolina, released last week, indicated sporadic flu activity across the state.

Tuesday
Oct172017

Making NC Prisons Safer

The Department of Public Safety is taking immediate steps to make prisons safer following a violent attack at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City that claimed the lives of two prison employees this week. On Friday, Secretary Erik A. Hooks and state prison leaders met with Governor Roy Cooper, who directed them to improve prison safety in the wake of the attack. The Department has begun a thorough assessment of the incident to determine where changes to policies, procedures or safety measures are necessary. Among the steps Sec. Hooks implemented include reviewing the safety of all Corrections Enterprises operations at all state prisons.

Tuesday
Oct172017

Blue Ridge Energy Celebrates 10

A decade ago, Blue Ridge Energy’s vision led to the founding of the cooperative’s Members Foundation. As the Foundation celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it’s also celebrating their $1 million giving mark. Officially, the Foundation will surpass the $1 million mark for community grants after it awards this year’s grants next month. The Members Foundation is also approaching $3 million in total assistance including helping members and families stay warm in the winter with heating bill assistance.  Blue Ridge Energy is a cooperative utility serving some 75,000 members in 7 counties including Wilkes.

Monday
Oct162017

Car Break-In and Theft

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating another vehicle break-in, this time in Ferguson.  The victim reported that someone entered their car.  A wedding ring set and a handgun were stolen.  The stolen property is valued at $1050.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Monday
Oct162017

Burglar for Lunch

A Little Brushy Mtn Road resident surprised a burglar.  The victim returned home on lunch break from work.  As she pulled in her driveway, she saw a young female running from the house.  Nothing was reported stolen.  The front door and a storm window were damaged.  There is no word on the identity of the suspect at this time.  The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Monday
Oct162017

One Stop Voting Begins this Week

One-stop Voting for the November 7 Election begins this week, according to the Wilkes Board of Elections.  Someone can register and vote at one-stop voting.  One-stop voting for the upcoming town elections in Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro and Ronda will be at the Wilkes Board of Elections office beginning this Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, November 4. The office is in room 315 of the Wilkes County Office Building on North Street in Wilkesboro. Hours for one-stop voting are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Nov. 4, when hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Proof of residency is needed to participate in one-stop voting. A person must have been a resident of the address presented for at least 30 days.

Monday
Oct162017

New Board Members and Study Abroad for WCC Students

The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met last week on the Wilkes Campus. Cynthia Alford, executive assistant to the president and board liaison, administered the oath of office to newly appointed trustee, Arnold Lakey in the office of the president. Mr. Lakey was the last of three board vacancies to be filled, appointed by the governor.  Dr. Jeff Cox discussed global education opportunities at Wilkes Community College. In May, a group of 10 students, three college faculty, and two community members traveled to Panama to partner with the Floating Doctors organization to serve native tribes. Dr. Cox explained that the Panama trip also involved doing volunteer work each day, a building project, and daily clinical visits to the local communities.