Beginning on Tuesday July 6, 2016 through August 25, 2016 the Wilkes County Health Department’s MESH Unit will offer Sports Physical Clinics at the health department. During the month of July sports physicals will be offered on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:15pm and Thursdays 9:00am-12:15pm. During the month of August sports physicals will be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-12:15pm, and 1:30pm-4:15pm. Sports Physicals will still 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/.
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Thirty-eight employees, including a Trooper from Wilkes, of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be recognized for promotions in a ceremony on Monday, June 27, 2016. The promotional ceremony will be held at the Hope Community Church in Raleigh. The promotions include 8 civilian and 30 sworn members from various sections within the organization. The promotions include Trooper W. E. Hall who has been working in Wilkesboro. Trooper Hall is being promoted to Sergeant and will be working in West Jefferson.
Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation this week that allows disabled veterans to park in a handicapped parking space upon displaying a Partially Disabled Veteran special license plate which is administered by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. House Bill 256 also clarifies that medical certification and recertification requirements for handicapped parking privileges may be satisfied by a disability determination issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the person is handicapped. "Disabled veterans deserve our full support, from connecting to jobs, education, health care or other services," said Governor McCrory. Governor McCrory also signed several other bills into law including: Senate Bill 748- Extends the reporting date of the Blue Ribbon Commission to study the building and infrastructure needs of the state to 2017. Senate Bill 575- Facilitates the work of the Boundary Commission in confirming and reestablishing the original boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina.
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee made remarks on the Senate Floor on his legislation with Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The amendment would enable the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to more quickly obtain the electronic transaction records of suspected terrorists. Sen Burr: “We are here today to fix something that’s broken. This is simply to provide law enforcement with tools that enable them to fulfill their mission, which is to keep America safe.” The amendment failed to move forward on a vote of 58-38, but the Senate may reconsider the vote.
County Commissioners met this week for their last regular meeting for June. As 3WC has already reported, Commissioners decided to cut the County Property Tax Rate from 69 cents to 67 cents just prior to passing the new budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July1. Other items on the agenda were the approval of budget amendments and transfers. The Runway Overlay Project at the Wilkes Airport is to be completed earlier than anticipated so the Grant Match from the County for that project of $274,000 was paid from the General Fund of this year's budget rather than from next year's budget. Also after closing out the Jail Capitol Project Fund, there was about $404,000 leftover that was put back in the General Fund. Commissioners approved Grant funding for BROC and the Wilkes Sheriff's Office. Also fireworks permits were granted for Wilkesboro Raceway Park, Traphill VFD, and Crossroads Harley Davidson--all for July 2; Memorial Park and Roaring River VFD for July 4th, and Wilkesboro Raceway Park for August 13.
He was arrested and a mental health adviser was called to assist. Tyson called the Wilkesboro Police Dept regarding a former employee that had been fired. The former employee had posted some disturbing things on Facebook regarding taking his own life and going out "with a boom." Police found the man. He had marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his possession. He also had an open warrant for damage to property. The man was arrested and someone from Daymark was asked to speak with the man in jail.
In Moravian Falls, it seems the thief was hungry. A woman called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office to report a break-in at her home. The victim found a door to the home forced open. Once inside the thief ate her food, but no property was reported stolen. Again, no suspects were listed with the report, and the Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.
The National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has cited 44 North Carolina communities for economic vitality and fidelity in following the best-practice standards for historic preservation and community revitalization championed by the center. Eleven new communities joined the ranks of 33 accredited North Carolina communities as compared to last year’s roster. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners issue accreditation to Main Street® programs across the country. There were 11 new communities and 33 communities receiving accreditation again this year included locally: Boone, Elkin, Hickory, Lenoir, North Wilkesboro, and Statesville. Since 1980, The North Carolina Main Street program has generated $2.3 billion in private and public investment. More information is available at National Main Street Accreditation.
Mecklenburg County and North Carolina state health officials received notification from the CDC that the June 19 death of an Ohio resident who recently visited North Carolina is suspected to be from an ameba that is naturally present in warm lakes during the summer. The suspected cause of death was Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, an infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a one-celled organism that does not cause illness if swallowed, but can be fatal if forced up the nose. The deceased’s only known underwater exposure was riding in a raft with several others that overturned at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. According to the CDC, fewer than 10 cases have been reported annually in the United State during the last 53 years. This ameba can cause severe illness up to nine days after exposure. A person cannot be infected with the organism by drinking contaminated water and the ameba is not found in salt water. Several health agencies and the CDC are collaborating with this investigation.
Governor Pat McCrory’s office issued the following statement from Press Secretary Graham Wilson regarding the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System’s policy to allow students to self-select their gender and self-select restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities: “Instead of providing reasonable accommodations for some students facing unique circumstances, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System made a radical change to their shower, locker room and restroom policy for all students,” said Graham Wilson, Press Secretary for Governor Pat McCrory. “This curiously-timed announcement that changes the basic expectations of privacy for students comes just after school let out and defies transparency, especially for parents. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System should have waited for the courts to make a decision instead of purposely breaking state law,” the Gov's Press Sec said.