On Wednesday May 18, 2016, at approximately 3:15pm Deputies with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious person complaint on South Wood Dr. in the Hays Community of Wilkes County. Officers arrived and to find Anthony Wayne Sheppard 28, of Moravian Falls, NC, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Sheppard died from his injuries at the scene. Shane Lee Meyerhoffer 23 years old of. Hays has been charged with Murder. Meyerhoffer remains in the Wilkes County Jail with no bond. It is believed that the two men were acquaintances and were involved in some type of argument when the assault took place. Meyerhoffer was also suffered injuries during the incident. Information as to the nature of the argument is still under investigation.
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WPD received a call to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter that was in the parking lot. they found the subject to be April Camp. Ms. Camp stated that she had stolen all of the items listed in the property section of the report. an employee at Wal-Mart stated that one of the cashiers told her that a white female just pushed a shopping cart out of the store without paying. the employee stated that she went down to Ms. Camp's vehicle to obtain the tag number and observed two white males helping Ms. Camp load the items into the vehicle. the employee also stated that when the two males saw her they ran off and left Ms. Camp by herself. Ms. Bell advised that Ms. Camp told her that she stole all the items that were in the shopping cart and that the two males were her husband and his friend that went by Bo. The employee escorted Ms. Camp into the loss prevention office at Wal-Mart. All of the items that Ms. Camp stole valued $592.41. She is currently on a 1500 dollar secured Bond.
The Wilkes County Board of commissioners met Tuesday Night for their regular meeting at the Wilkes County office Building. A public hearing was held at 6:30pm for the purpose of discussing the proposed 2016-2017 County budget. However no one was there to ask questions or make comments regarding the proposed budget. Also a public concerns was scheduled to follow the budget hearing, but no one was there to speak about public concerns. A short list of routine items were on the agenda including a proclamation for EMS week. Several EMS personnel were on hand for the proclamation including the EMS Director Eric Morrison.
Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on last week's announcement that federal student loan interest rates
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on last week's announcement that federal student loan interest rates are set to drop for the upcoming school year to 3.76 percent, down from last year’s rate of 4.29 percent, representing the best rates for students in 12 years: “This is great news for students in North Carolina and across the country. North Carolina students and families alone are set to save over a billion dollars," said Burr. Senator Burr was one of the senators that introduced the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act which was signed into law in August of 2013. With today’s rate reduction, students and their families are set to save another $10 billion nationally. Last month, Senator Burr introduced the Boost Saving for College Act, a bipartisan legislation to provide a tax credit to low-income and middle-income families who might not ordinarily save for college. The Act also would encourage employers to match the college savings of their employees, allow savings that aren’t needed for college to be rolled over into a Roth IRA for retirement, and enable families with a disabled child to rollover a 529 account into an ABLE account.
It might have been a clean get away...IF...the shoplifter hadn't left her cell phone at the store. Wilkesboro Police were called regarding a shoplifter that had just left the scene in a silver car. Approximately $164 in clothing items were stolen from Kohl's. Store management watched a white female in the store with the merchandise and tried to stop her as she left the store. When Police arrived, they went to the ladies department where the clothes were stolen and found a cell phone. They made calls and determined the owner of the cell phone. Surveillance video showed that the owner of the phone was also the shoplifter. She has been identified and warrants issued for her arrest.
Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 10th annual Teacher in Congress Internship
Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 10th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. “This program provides the participating teacher with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal government and hopefully inspires the next generation of North Carolina public servants with a vibrant civics education,” said Foxx. The paid internship will take place in Foxx’s Washington, D.C., office from July 8-15, 2016. In addition to attending committee hearings, mark-ups and floor debates, the participating teacher will receive an introduction to the legislative process, briefings with House committee staff and tours of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and area museums. Preference will be given to applicants who live in the 5th District, teach at a public or private school in the 5th District and teach grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are available online at www.foxx.house.gov/teachers. Applicants should submit a completed 2016 Teacher in Congress Internship application form, accompanied by a cover letter, resume and sample lesson plan by June 3, 2016.
In a home break-in on Elledge Mill Road, only money was stolen. The homeowner reported to the Wilkes Sheriff's Office that his home was forcibly entered. through the basement door. All items on the kitchen counter were raked off and into the floor. Things were raked off the dresser and into the floor in the bedroom. The victim said it appears only some cash in a dresser drawer was stolen. There were several other items of value that could have been easily taken were not. There are no suspects.
On Friday, Governor McCrory Responded to the Obama Mandate on Public Schools allowing students to use the bathroom of the gender that they identify. Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement regarding the Obama administration's mandate on public schools: "President Obama's administration has instituted federally mandated edicts that affect employees as well as every parent and child within a public school system. This national bathroom, locker room and shower policy for almost every business, university and now K-12 school in our country changes generations of gender etiquette and privacy norms which parents, children and employees have expected in the most personal and private settings of their everyday lives." The Governor also said, "Most Americans, including this governor, believe that government is searching for a solution to a problem that has yet to be defined. Now, both the federal courts and the U.S. Congress must intercede to stop this massive executive branch overreach, which clearly oversteps constitutional authority." Governor McCrory also said that the executive branch of the federal government does not have the authority to be the final arbiter.
The “Work Session” held by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners on the proposed 2016-2017 Budget
The “Work Session” held by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners on the proposed 2016-2017 Budget for Wilkes County on May 10, 2016 was recessed until Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. The purpose of this work session is for discussion of the proposed budget that was presented to Commissioners at their meeting back on May 3. The work session on the budget scheduled for tomorrow will be held in the Commissioners Room at the Wilkes County Office Building, 110 North Street, Wilkesboro at 5pm. Then a Public Hearing on the 2016-2017 Proposed Budget for the County has been set for Tuesday, tomorrow, at 6:30 in which the public can respond before the Commissioners meeting at 7. Again, the public is invited to respond or comment on the proposed county budget starting at 6:30 tomorrow.