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Thursday
Aug172017

MESH Physical Schedule for August

Speaking of the MESH (Mobile Expanded School Health) Unit, the first county footballs games of the season are tomorrow.  If students have not gotten a sports physical, they can still get one this month.  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. 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.  

Thursday
Aug172017

Stolen Name for Loans

It's a case of ID Theft locally.  A Wilkes County man came to the Sheriff's Office this week.  He reported that someone was using his name and address to take out loans.  No suspects were listed with the report. After trending downward for four years, identity theft is on the rise again. Last year more than 11 million consumers were hit by the crime. The worst-case scenario—where someone opens new credit-card accounts or commits other crimes using your name. The most common form of ID theft is old-fashioned credit-card fraud and check-kiting, with someone fraudulently accessing your credit- or debit-card account. It affects about 4 percent of households. You can protect yourself by taking these low-tech, common-sense precautions:  Never give your Social Security number or other information to strangers who call, text, or send e-mail messages to you, even if they seem legitimate; Never leave your wallet or purse unattended; Store financial account statements, medical records, and tax filings in a secure place at home; and If your bank or credit-card issuer offers free online or mobile alerts that will warn you of suspicious account activity as soon as it's detected, sign up for them.

Thursday
Aug172017

Samaritan's Purse and the Three Children

Three children who were airlifted by Samaritan's Purse to the U.S. for emergency treatment are returning home.  Today in Greensboro, the children and their mothers will travel back to Tanzania aboard the same Samaritan's Purse DC-8 aircraft that transported the children in May. This flight is also carrying medical equipment for Tanzania hospitals and school supplies.  The 3 children were among the passengers on a school bus that plunged into a ravine May 6, killing 32 children and three adults. Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham deployed the organization's DC-8 to airlift the survivors to the United States where they received trauma care and physical therapy at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. After more than three months of intensive treatment, the three children are ready to return home to Tanzania today.

Thursday
Aug172017

NC Community Health Week

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is joining with the N.C. Community Health Center Association, citizens and partners across the state to observe National Health Center Week, this week Aug. 13-19.  In recognition, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., this week visited the Advance Community Health Center in Raleigh, and Gov. Roy Cooper signed a proclamation designating the third week of August as National Health Center Week in North Carolina. North Carolina Community Health Centers:  Are located in 85 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, including Wilkes; Serve more than 480,000 patients, most of whom are uninsured; and Employ more than 3,400 staff and generate more than $136 million in direct federal, state and private grants to local communities.

Thursday
Aug172017

Use Only Approved Glasses to View Eclipse

More than 300 million Americans, including many Carolinian’s, could potentially have a direct view of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. It’s imperative that those witnessing this celestial phenomenon do so safely with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved eclipse safety glasses that can help ensure irreparable eye damage doesn’t occur.

Wednesday
Aug162017

Burglar Caught

It was burglary in progress and the burglar was caught.  Wilkes Sheriff's Deputies responded emergency traffic early Monday to a breaking and entering in progress at a house on Dehart Community Center Road in Hays.  When deputies arrived, they found the suspect in a car beside the house.  The suspect, Matthew Billings, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, injury to personal property, and motor vehicle theft.

Wednesday
Aug162017

Stolen Jewelry

When she returned, she found a thief had been there.  A Millers Creek woman called the Sheriff's Office regarding a break-in.  She was gone from home about 4 hours.  She returned to find her house forcible entered.  Some jewelry valued at 1000 dollars was stolen.  There is no word on suspects.

Wednesday
Aug162017

WCC Board of Trustees Meeting

The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met last week at the WCC-Ashe Campus in West Jefferson. The board gave authority to the finance committee to approve the 2017-2018 state budget allocation and other budget related items . Good news for students:  No tuition increases. Colleges are scheduled to receive their individual budget allocations on August 18. Dr. Jeff Cox, president of Wilkes Community College, is one of 40 college leaders participating in the Aspen Presidential Fellows Program. According to Dr. Cox, one of the main reasons he is participating in the Aspen program is its link to the work his team has begun with the John M. Belk Endowment Planning Grant. Dr. Cox believes Wilkes Community College is the key to helping the citizens in our area who are born poor work their way upward economically so that they can earn wages that will support a family. 

Wednesday
Aug162017

Board of Election Meeting

The Wilkes County Board of Elections will meet and hold a public meeting. The Wilkes County Board of Elections will meet Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8:30 am in the Board of Elections Office in the Wilkes County Office Building. The topics this month at the Wilkes County Board of Elections meeting is:  Polling Place Transfer (Town of Ronda), Transfer of Annexed Voters,  Precinct Appointments, One Stop Plan Municipal Elections, and Absentee Meeting Schedule.

Wednesday
Aug162017

Burr Presents Vet with Medals

On Monday, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) was in NC.  Burr presented Sergeant Billy Ronald (Ronnie) Whitlow from Yanceyville, NC, with multiple decorations for his service to the country including the Bronze Star for heroic achievement of service and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on 30 October 1969 in the Republic of Vietnam.  The Presentation was done at Burr's Winston-Salem office.