It's farming news for young people. Wilkes Community College will offer a youth poultry workshop on February 20, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The workshop is being offered at no charge to middle school and high school students from public, private and home schools from any county. Lunch will be provided. The deadline to register for the workshop is February 6. To register, call WCC Animal Science Technology at 336-838-6226
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It's Sanctity of Life Month with Sanctity of Life Sunday coming up this Sunday, January 22. The Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center which offers alternatives to abortion locally is asking for volunteers. Director Susan Sturgill asks that you prayfully consider what God would have you do to help the Center. A training session for volunteers is planned for February. Both women and men are needed to help. The Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center is located on School Street in Wilkesboro. Call for information on volunteering at 336-838-9272.
If you're planning a trip to the coast in March, then mark your calendar for Fat Bike racing. Shawn Spencer, race director, and chair of the US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship says, "Unlike distance and downhill racing, the course is up close and personal, allowing spectators to see the entire course from one location watching each racer go by on the one-mile oval course." Now in its third year, the US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship returns to North Carolina’s Wrightsville Beach March 10-12, 2017, with cycling clinics and multiple races. The 3rd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public parks and amenities for residents and the island’s hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing tonight (Tuesday, January 17, 2017) at 6:45 P.M. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room of the Wilkes County Office Building for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following: 1. Problems with littering and roadside trash on the public highways of Wilkes County; and 2. How best to address these problems through the available enforcement or through other means. The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting will follow tonight at 7:00 P.M. in the Commissioners Board Room located at 110 North Street, Wilkesboro. On the agenda is a Greenway Plans approval, Wilkes Health report, and budget amendments.
The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a couple of cases of damage to property. In the first, a North Wilkesboro man reported that the tires on the front of his car were slashed. Damages are listed at 100 dollars. In the second report, a man said he was driving down New Browns Ford Road when something broke out the back glass in his semi-truck causing 250 dollars in damages. Both incidents are being investigated as vandalism.
Nearly 900 dollars in property was taken from a house on Welcome Home Church Road. The victim reported that he returned to the residence to move out some items and found they were moved out for him by a thief. A bag of tools, various home decorations, and some baby items were stolen. No suspects were listed. The Sheriff's Office is investigating.
Wilkes County Schools Pre-K Classes are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. If your child will be 4 years old on or before August 31, then please call the school in your district and provide initial contact information. Families will be mailed a screening invitation with an appointment time to attend. Screenings will take place at each elementary school March 1 through April 12. For questions, call Wilkes County Schools at 336-667-1121.
The Wilkes Community College Small Business Center has a variety of seminars scheduled for January and February that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses. These seminars are offered at no charge. Attendees must pre-register. Starting Thursday--Small Business Taxes – January 19, 2017, 6-8:30 p.m and How to Make Money on eBay – January 24, 2017, 6-9 p.m. The Small Business Center Network is comprised of 58 small business centers throughout North Carolina and supports businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling and resource information. Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties. To learn more about the Small Business Center and seminars, contact Laurie Brintle-Jarvis at 336-838-6166
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has invited potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will award up to $252 million dollars to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat, and protect agricultural viability. Applicants must match or exceed the federal award with private or local funds. USDA is now accepting proposals and are due April 21. For more information on applying, visit the RCPP website.
She was only gone for an hour but that was long enough for someone to steal her car and medication. The North Wilkesboro resident told Sheriff's Investigators that she went to the store with a friend. They were gone about an hour. When she returned, she found the front door to her house open. Also, some prescription medication was gone, some cash was taken, and her white Ford Fusion car were gone. Stolen property is valued over 12,000 dollars. There are suspects in this theft and charges are pending.