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Monday
Oct202014

Operation Stop Arm in School Zones this Week

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.    

Friday
Oct172014

All TV's Gone and Floors Damaged

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.

Friday
Oct172014

Copper Thief Left 4-Wheeler Behind

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.

Friday
Oct172014

Funny Money Pizza Pay

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.

Friday
Oct172014

Saturday Walk to End Alzheimer's

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

Friday
Oct172014

See Wilkes High Schoolers in Play This Weekend

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.

Friday
Oct172014

You Can Give Blood Saturday

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.

Friday
Oct172014

WCC Advisory Committees Kickoff

Wilkes Community College’s Program Advisory Committees held a kickoff event last Friday. WCC’s Program Advisory Committees are a link between area business and the college. Additionally, the committees advise the college regarding the improvement of programs in an effort to more adequately meet the needs of the community.  Committee members are local educators, business and industry representatives and local citizens from the three-county service area. "One of the focuses for Wilkes Community College is to produce a skilled workforce that meets the needs of employers throughout our service area and beyond. We rely on our advisory committees to keep the college informed of changes in job opportunities in our region and what hard skills will be needed to help fill those jobs,” said WCC President Dr. Jeff Cox.

Friday
Oct172014

Come One and All to NC State Fair

The 147th North Carolina State Fair opened yesterday, and Governor Pat McCrory is encouraging citizens from throughout the state to make the trip to the fairgrounds in Raleigh to be a part of this annual state tradition.  "The State Fair is a North Carolina tradition, and it should be one for your family as well. Not only is it fun, but it's educational as well; ...," Governor McCrory said. The governor also stressed the importance of supporting the state's agricultural industry and learning more about its proud and distinguished role in North Carolina history and its future. Along with rides, food, music, and games--agricultural exhibits and competitions remain the foundation of the Fair. Agriculture and agribusiness is a $78 billion industry in North Carolina and employs about a fifth of the workforce, making it the state's top industry. This includes food, fiber and forestry. Ag exports account for almost $4 billion, a significant market for North Carolina ag commodities and products.  The Fair runs from Oct. 16-26, 2014.

Friday
Oct172014

Rowan Paramedic Winners

For a pair of Rowan County paramedics, their third try yielded the top performance during a judged competition with five other teams at this month's North Carolina Paramedic Championship.  The Rowan County Paramedics carried top honors home with them following the 24th Annual Paramedic Competition, held during the Emergency Medicine Conference. They out-performed two-time defending champions from Leland Fire and Rescue along with four other pairs of champions of regional competitions:  Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Air Care, Mecklenburg EMS, Surry County Emergency Services, and Pender County EMS and Fire. The championship competition is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the N.C. College of Emergency Physicians and participating community colleges. The competition provides a training opportunity not only for the competitors, but also for the paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians who closely observe each team's analysis and reaction to the scenarios.