Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products. "The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers," Vilsack said. USDA is helping to develop the bioeconomy, which has the potential to spur unprecedented growth in the rural economy by creating opportunities for the production, distribution and sale of biobased products and fuels. For this announcement, USDA will seek applications in two cycles. Applications for the first funding cycle are due October 3, 2016. Applications for the second cycle are due April 3, 2017. For more information, visit the Wilkes Farm Service Agency or online www.usda.gov
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It seems everywhere you go, you hear about the tent revivals happening in Burlington and in Yadkinville. Several have asked 3WC to do a news story concerning the Move of God at these two meetings as we need some good news. The first tent revival began as a revival at New Hope Baptist Church in Burlington with Evangelist C T Townsend back in May during Mother's Day week. The revival was extended, and then they could not fit all the people in attendance at the church, so the meeting was moved to a large tent just off I-40 in Burlington at Exit 140. Since that time over 1100 souls have been saved with 3000 to 5000 people in attendance each night Monday through Friday. The second tent revival began 5 weeks ago as a 4-day youth camp with Preacher John Dorsey through Foothills Youth Fellowship at Northwood Baptist Church in Yadkinville. Again, the meeting was extended and after two weeks more people were attending than could fit in the church. Through donations, Foothills Youth Fellowship purchased a tent which was set up beside Northwood Church off Hwy 601 in Yadkinville. So far, 196 people have been saved or born again and 7 young men have announced their call to preach with 1000 to 2000 in attendance each night. People who have attended both tent revivals, including me, say they have never seen such a move of God or it has been decades since they have seen such a move of God in this area. Both tent revivals in Burlington and in Yadkinville continue this week through Friday with service time at 7:30 and everyone is invited and encouraged to go to one or both.
Governor Pat McCrory’s appointment for Director of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Robert Schurmeier, was sworn-in this week during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion. “The State Bureau of Investigation has been an important agency for protecting our citizens by assisting local law enforcement with criminal investigations. This agency is critical to protect the rule of law, ethics, and safety of the people of North Carolina,” Governor McCrory said. Schurmeier was nominated as SBI director by the governor in April and was confirmed by the General Assembly in May. As Director, Schurmeier will oversee more than 300 SBI and Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents across the state. Schurmeier spent almost 30 years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and retired in 2004 as deputy chief over Investigations.
One law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 61 hours, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Last year, 123 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. On Monday, July 11, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law the Blue Alert Notification System. The Blue Alert System is a voluntary cooperative effort among North Carolina radio, television broadcasters, local and state law enforcement, the Department of Transportation. Modeled after the AMBER and Silver Alert systems currently in place in North Carolina and the United States, the Blue Alert System will be included as part of the N.C. Center for Missing Persons which the State Highway Patrol oversees. The Blue Alert will use local radio and TV stations, electronic highway signs and lottery terminals to notify citizens of the suspected assailant and facilitate a rapid apprehension by law enforcement.
According to earthquaketrack.com--the earth moved in Wilkes County over the weekend. At 12:49am Sunday, a 2.4 magnitude earthquake occurred near Millers Creek. To be exact, the earthquake which caused no reported damage or injury was about 6 miles southwest of Millers Creek Sunday morning.
While she was in jail, someone was stealing her money. Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro Police were contacted by a Wilkes County woman concerning theft from her bank account. The woman was incarcerated from March 2015 to July 2016. During that time, someone stole several hundred dollars from the Wood Forest Bank Account. The victim did have a debit card stolen a few years ago, but she had cancelled it at the time of the theft. Police think the woman could be a victim of a card reader thief where readers are put on ATM's to steal information from cards. There are no suspects at this time; the investigation is ongoing.
Wilkesboro Police were conducting a property check last week when they noticed a possible break-in at a residence on Welborn Avenue. The glass in a back window was broken out and the window was raised. Police entered the house, but they did not find anyone inside and it did not appear anything was stolen. Police are attempting to contact the homeowner. The house was secured until the owner could return and check for stolen property.
An Elm Street Wilkesboro victim found the back door to his house nearly broken in half. Wilkesboro Police were called to investigate the break-in. The homeowner left for work at 4:30 pm and return at 4am. That's when he noticed the break-in. It appears someone kicked open the back door. Once inside the house, the thief stole some money from a bedroom. No other property was reported stolen.
High school athletes get your sports physical now through August 25, 2016-- as the Wilkes County Health Department’s MESH Unit is offering Sports Physical Clinics at the health department. During the month of July sports physicals are Wednesdays1:30pm-4:15pm and Thursdays 9:00am-12:15pm. During the month of August sports physicals will be Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-12:15pm and 1:30pm-4:15pm. Sports Physicals will also be offered at area high schools on the following dates: Wilkes Central on July 25, West Wilkes July 26, North Wilkes July 27, and East Wilkes High July 28. If you would like more information, or you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 336-651-7450. To download a copy of the Summer MESH Sports Physical Clinics and Sports Physical form please visit our website at www.wilkeshealth.com/services/teens/mesh-school-health/.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN…Pursuant to NC G.S. 143-318.9 and 143-318.12 allows the county board of elections to meet and hold public meetings. The Wilkes County Board of Elections will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Mountain View Ruritan Building at 5504 Mtn. View Rd, Hays. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the voters of Rock Creek 1 precinct concerning a possible change of polling place location. The Wilkes County Board of Elections is considering changing the polling place to the Mountain View Ruritan Building from Mountain View School. If you have any questions or concerns about this notice please contact the Wilkes County Board of Elections.