The Wilkes Education Foundation (WEF) is providing support for scholarships at Wilkes Community College. Danny Holman, president of the WEF presented a check for $10,000 to Dr. Jeff Cox, president of Wilkes Community College (WCC). Wilkes Education Foundation Scholarships provide funds to assist WCC students, with priority consideration given to Wilkes County Public School graduates who have earned college credit in a cooperative program with the college and/or a platinum, gold or silver level Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Over the past 13 years, WEF has provided a total of $75,000 in need-based scholarships to students furthering their educations at WCC. WCC awarded $5,400 in WEF scholarships to 11 fall semester students. Another $4,600 in WEF scholarships will be awarded to spring semester students. The Wilkes Education Foundation is a private, non-profit, IRS 501(c) (3) tax-exempt endowment corporation dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Wilkes County Schools. For information about making a donation to the WEF, contact Jody Hamby, 309 9th St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, or call 336-667-1121.
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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. Today (Thursday, October 23rd), there is a blood drive at– Baptist Home Church (2367 Sparta Road, N. Wilkesboro) from2:00pm – 6:30pm; and Monday, October 27th – North Wilkes High School (2986 Traphill Road, Hays) from 8:00am – 1:30pm. For a complete list of blood drives and to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website at www.redcrossblood.org.
Wilkes Community College welcomed students from area high schools for the CEO (College Enrollment Opportunities) Roadshow on October 2-3. The CEO Roadshow provides an opportunity for students to attend an information session and tour the campus of WCC. The information session provides an overview of the Career & College Promise program, which allows students to pursue college credit, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their college education. Sophomores from North Wilkes High and West Wilkes High attended the roadshow on Thursday; sophomores from East Wilkes, Wilkes Early College and Wilkes Central attended the roadshow on Friday. The Career & College Promise program is offered at Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany county high schools. For more information about the CEO Roadshow, the Career & College Promise program, or to tour the campus of Wilkes Community College, call the Wilkes Campus at 336-838-6135.
Nationally and internationally ranked standup paddlers share the water with amateurs and families traveling to Wrightsville Beach - the tiny town ranked among the top surf destinations in the country by National Geographic - for the North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Showcasing the town's unique barrier island geography, the 2014 North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge entices men, women, and children to register for various levels on one of four courses, a total of 20 miles of open-ocean and inland waters circumnavigating the beach strand and picturesque marsh islands. The three-day weekend kicks off on October 31. North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge is presented by Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club, organizers of the Carolina Cup.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has created an Ebola web page that provides information for the public and healthcare providers, updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fact sheets and a list of FAQs: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/ebola/
It also incorporates the newly opened Ebola public information line established by Carolinas Poison Center. The number is 1-800-222-1222, and citizens should press 6 for questions about Ebola. There are still no known or suspected cases of Ebola in North Carolina at this time.
When they could not pry the doors, they just kicked them open. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called concerning a break-in and theft at a house in Millers Creek. According to the investigation report, someone attempted to pry open both entry doors. Finally, the thief or thieves kicked open one of the doors to get inside the house. Stolen property was valued at 1300 dollars and included a Daisy pump action pellet gun, a flat screen TV, a Gamecube console, a Nintendo 64, a window air conditioning unit, a wall clock, and a plaque. Damages to the doors were estimated at 300 dollars. The victim stated that this was a second home and they had last been at this home about 3 weeks ago. No suspects were listed with the report.
They were lying in the road beside the vehicle as if there had been a wreck. A Wilkes Sheriff's Deputy was in Traphill to serve a civil process order. On the way, he saw a man in lying in the roadway next to the driver's side of a vehicle where the door was open. The vehicle appeared to have just been involved in an accident. Nearby, there was a section of electric fence caught around the rear axle of the car. A State Highway Patrolman was called to the scene. The Deputy saw a female on the passenger side of the car remove a Mason jar from the car and set it beside a tree. When the Deputy tried to check to see if the man in the road was injured, the man stood up. Both he and the woman became defensive and starting yelling at the Deputy. When the Highway Patrolman arrived, they searched the car and found drug paraphernalia, pills, and moonshine in the vehicle. Both the man and woman were arrested for possession and other charges and taken to jail.
For the second time this month, the Wilkesboro Police have been called to investigate the theft of some old grease from a local restaurant. This time, Mini Moo's reported the theft of about 250 dollars worth of old grease that was outside the restaurant in a container. Wilkesboro Police did find a man on another night near the old grease container. The man admitted to taking the oil; however, he spoke very little English and it was difficult to get more information from him. The man is from Winston-Salem. Charges are pending further investigation. Earlier this month, Hardee's when employees discovered that used grease had been stolen from a container outside near the dumpsters. There are no cameras outside where the theft occurred, but Police did collect evidence at the scene. Management explained that the restaurant receives credit for the used grease and estimated the loss of old grease at 450 dollars. It has not been determined yet if the two incidents are related. Again, there is a suspect in the latest incident and charges are pending.
The Child Abuse Prevention Team and Our House are once again collecting coats for kids. You are asked to bring new and lightly used children's outerwear to the Hour Glass Cleaners or Wilkesboro Cleaners. The coats will be distributed at the Ministry of HOPE. The 15th Annual Coats for Kids Drive is going on now through December.C
Past and present Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees and WCC Endowment Corporation board members gathered at the Walker Center on Thursday, October 16, to celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary. “Wilkes Community College is 50 years strong, an anniversary worthy of celebration. Over the course of 50 years, our college has touched the lives of thousands of individuals. It has contributed to the success of business and industry in this region....And, it has earned a reputation as one of the best community colleges in this state, if not this nation!” said Dr. Cox. The college’s year-long celebration will conclude on Saturday, May 16, 2015, with a free concert event at the Doc and Merle Watson Theater. Members of the community are encouraged to make plans to attend the concert and enjoy other activities planned for the day. Established in 1965,Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond.