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Wednesday
Aug162017

Tillis: Building America's Trust Act

Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Vice Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, joined 3 other senators to co-introduce the Building America’s Trust Act, legislation that increases resources at our borders, boosts trade through ports of entry, and strengthens enforcement of existing laws. “Our government’s prolonged failure to secure the border has had severe consequences, including creating a humanitarian crisis and contributing to the rise of dangerous narcoterrorist organizations that have exacerbated our nation’s heroin and opioid epidemic,” said Senator Tillis. 

Tuesday
Aug152017

3 Ton Theft

It was a 3-ton theft.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a burglary near Elkin on Half Mile Road.  The victim reported the theft of a 3-ton, Miller Heat Pump valued at $4000.  The theft was reported Friday morning.  No suspects were listed with the report, and no other property was reported stolen.  That investigation is still underway.

Tuesday
Aug152017

Business Armed Robbery

It was an armed robbery just before 1am Saturday in North Wilkesboro.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery at the Speedway Internet Cafe.  Two suspects armed with a gun took over $500 from the business.  As the two ran out the door, they also grabbed a woman's pocketbook containing personal papers and her car keys.  There is no word on the identity of the two suspects who left the scene on foot.

Tuesday
Aug152017

WCC and Career Step

Wilkes Community College is partnering with Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, to provide career certification programs that are recognized and desired by employers. “We are committed to offering quality continuing education courses, but we also want to help our students achieve recognized and respected career certifications by industry employers. These relatively quick, entirely online courses are a great fit for many students and will empower them to improve their careers and, ultimately, their lives,” explained Jeff Foster, director, Innovative Programming & Business Training at Wilkes Community College. For more information about Career Step courses at Wilkes Community College, visit CareerStep.com/wilkescc 

Tuesday
Aug152017

MESH Physicals in August

Regarding local sports physicals, the MESH (Mobile Expanded School Health) Unit finished up their visits at all the county high schools this month.  If you still need a sports physical, the MESH Unit will be in the back parking lot of the Wilkes County Health Dept every Tuesday and Thursday in August through the 24th from 9am until 12:15 and 1:30 until 4:15.  The Wilkes County Health Department’s MESH Unit is providing sports physicals for $15 to the students of Wilkes County. This is a screening examination for participation in sports.  This does not substitute for a comprehensive examination with a regular physician where important preventive health information can be covered.  For this sports physical, you may visit your child’s regular physician, or you may call 336-651-7450 to schedule an appointment with the MESH Unit.  

Tuesday
Aug152017

Local Red Cross Blood Drives

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. As a special thank you, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard™.* This week:  In North Wilkesboro--8/19/2017: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Center Baptist Church, 8/23/2017: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Gardner Glass Products Inc., 600 Elkin Highway; and 8/28/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Welcome Home Baptist Church.  In Traphill--8/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Austin Volunteer Fire DepartmentAppointments can be scheduled with the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors go online to redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

Tuesday
Aug152017

Medicaid Changes in NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released a detailed proposed design for transforming the state Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs to managed care, as directed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2015. DHHS is accepting comments on this proposal through Sept. 8, 2017. Medicaid managed care will be a significant change for the North Carolina Medicaid system. DHHS is releasing its proposed program design to ensure stakeholders have an opportunity to comment on managed care specifics. The proposal touches on a variety of topics related to the design and implementation of Medicaid managed care in North Carolina. The DHHS proposed program design for Medicaid managed care is available on the Medicaid transformation website.

Monday
Aug142017

WCC Board of Trustees Meeting

The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met on Thursday at the WCC-Ashe Campus in West Jefferson. The leadership team from GE Aviation shared an employer’s perspective on the college’s Customized Training Project (CTP), valued at $1.2 million, and its impact on the company’s expansion efforts in Ashe County. The board approved the culinary lab capital project in October. Since then, the building and grounds committee selected designer services. The board approved the transfer of property from Ashe County Schools (ACS) to the college, pending State Board approval. With the passage of the ConnectNC bonds, the WCC Board of Trustees approved the Ashe Campus building project, planning for which has been underway for several years and is ready to move forward upon approval from the State Board of Community Colleges.

Monday
Aug142017

Eclipse Observation is One Week from Today

It's one week from today, The Wilkes County Public Library and Science Technology Advanced Resources Inc. (STAR), will be holding an event to view the North American Solar Eclipse. This Total Eclipse is a once in a life time experience. Wilkes County will fall within the 95-98% totality range.  The ‘Total Eclipse of the Sun (Almost) Party’ will be held from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace in Downtown North Wilkesboro. A commemorative Eclipse 2017 t-shirt will be available for sale. Proceeds from the t-shirt will go to support programs at the Wilkes County Public Library.

Monday
Aug142017

Food Pantry for Students at the College

A Food Pantry Task Force has been established at Wilkes Community College to help with feeding students who may be struggling with having enough money for school and food.  Through the partnership between Wilkes Ministry of H.O.P.E. and WCC, Wilkes Ministry of H.O.P.E. will provide a steady supply of food items for the pantry, which will be purchased from Second Harvest at a discounted rate. Donations are also being sought from WCC employees and community members.  Snack items needed include:  individual servings of cereal, granola bars, crackers, fruit, ravioli, and soup; plates, bowls, napkins, and plastic utensils.