The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two utility trailers from 2 different locations. In the first report, the victim said that his 5 x 10 black utility trailer valued at 1500 dollars was taken from his residence on Pierce Road in Millers Creek. In the second report, a black utility trailer with wooden floor and valued at 2000 dollars was taken from a residence on Mtn. Valley Church Road in North Wilkesboro. Both thefts were reported on Saturday.
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Wilkes Community College appointed nine students to the Student Ambassadors program, effective for the 2017-2018 school year. Shelia Absher of Hays, Vernon “Earl” Byrd of Mountain View, Whitley Crater of Yadkinville, Adrianne Draughn of North Wilkesboro, Joshua Estep of Millers Creek, Lisa Staley of Millers Creek, Alexis Stout of Harmony, Damaris Torres of Moravian Falls, and William Jake Shore of Hamptonville. Student ambassadors receive a $500 scholarship for each semester they serve as an ambassador. The Kulynych Foundation funds the ambassador scholarships.
The N.C. State Board of Elections on Friday released a report detailing findings of post-election audits and investigations into irregularities following the 2016 elections. The Post-Election Audit Report: General Election 2016 was prepared in response to inquiries from members of Congress, state lawmakers, media organizations and the general public. The following is a statement from Kim Westbrook Strach, executive director of the State Board of Elections: “One ineligible vote is too many in any election; however, our analysis of irregularities does not indicate any contest was affected in November. We improve our processes with every election so North Carolinians can have full confidence in the integrity of elections.”
It's begins this week. It's MerleFest 2017 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro. Starting Thursday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., and running through Sunday, April 30, an estimated 75,000 participants will gather at this year’s 30th homecoming of musicians and music lovers to celebrate the world renowned MerleFest. There will be over 100 artists performing on 13 stages spread across campus. The 30th celebration of MerleFest is a milestone that brings many MerleFest artists back to the festival’s stages for special events, such as The Transatlantic Sessions Tour. The complete lineup and stage schedules are posted at merlefest.org/lineup and available on the MerleFest mobile app, which includes festival updates in real time.
April is Foot Health Awareness Month and Wilkes Regional Medical Center is sponsoring a FREE foot care fair on today from 3 til 6pm at the YMCA Express classroom on West Park Drive. Get Free Sensory Foot Screenings, learn about healthy foot and skin checks, exercises for circulation, appropriate footwear, and other related information. Again, the Keep Your Feet Healthy Fair is today, 3 to 6, at YMCA Express in West Park.
Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on Bee Hive Drive. When Deputies arrived they found that a large rock had been thrown through a window of the home. No injuries were reported. Damages are listed at 100 dollars. No suspects were given with the report.
Wilkes County Commissioners will have their last regular meeting tomorrow evening at 7. A time of public concerns is scheduled for 645pm if anyone signs up to speak. On the Commissioners' agenda for tomorrow: Tax Department appointments, Water Intake Resolution of Redesign Contract, and Wilkes County Landfill farm land lease. The meeting is Tuesday evening at 7 in the Wilkes County Office Building.
The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a couple reports of financial fraud and possible ID Theft. In the first report, a North Wilkesboro victim stated that her State Employees' bank card had been used without her permission on two separate occasions. 100 dollars was stolen both times. In the second report, another North Wilkesboro victim said that someone had hacked their email account. The victim has also received emails informing him of approval for credit cards that he did not apply for. Those investigations are ongoing.
If local farmers want to head to DC, then here's how. The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from farmers, growers, and other producers for its 2017 farmers market season opening on Friday, May 5, 2017. The USDA Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St, S.W., in Washington, DC.
Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 11th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. The paid internship will be in Foxx’s Washington, D.C., office from July 14-21, 2017. In addition to attending committee hearings, mark-ups and floor debates, the teacher will receive an introduction to the legislative process and tours of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and area museums. Preference will be given to applicants who live in and teach 9-12 grades in the 5th District. Applicants must be available to arrive in Washington on the afternoon of Friday, July 14, 2017. Applications are available online at www.foxx.house.gov/teachers. Applications are by Friday, June 2, 2017. Those with questions regarding the 2017 Teacher in Congress Internship may contact Foxx’s office at (202) 225-2071.