Tis the season to beware of ID Theft by way of fake filing of taxes. A Purlear victim called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office regarding a problem with their taxes. When the victim went to file their taxes, they discovered that someone had already filed using their name and information. The victim does not know who might have done this. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. The IRS, the states, and the private-sector tax industry are working together to identify and apply safeguards to better protect taxpayers and fight identity theft. However, they need your help. Learn what you can do to help make your personal, financial and tax data safer at: Taxes. Security. Together. (www.IRS.gov)
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Wilkes Community College is hosting a Community College Day for the Northwest Prosperity Zone this month. The six community colleges in the Northwest Prosperity Zone will be representing 12 counties including: Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute – Caldwell and Watauga counties; Catawba Valley Community College – Alexander and Catawba counties; Mayland Community College – Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties; McDowell Technical Community College – McDowell County; Western Piedmont Community College – Burke County; and Wilkes Community College – Alleghany, Ashe, and Wilkes counties. College presidents and trustees; state and local elected officials; EDC and Chambers of Commerce representatives; business, industry and healthcare leaders; and other community stakeholders from these counties will discuss advanced manufacturing and strengthening the economy in our region.
It's time for Passover! East Elkin Pastor Rex Walker will do Passover this year on Saturday April 8th at 3:00pm. It's an annual event but will be at a new location this year-- a new charity that is opening downtown Elkin, 105 West Main Street. This new charity is Living Water and their goal is to feed children. Living Waters is developing a website www.livingwaters.foundation and Facebook page: Living Waters Farm Store.
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.
Save the Date. You're invited to a free movie screening of "The Anonymous People." This is a documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. You are invited to join the movement in Wilkes to become the face and voice to change the stigma toward addiction and recovery. Project Lazarus is a public health oriented non-profit organization established in 2008 in response to extremely high drug overdose death rates in Wilkes County. The free movie will be presented by Project Lazarus at Two Rivers Cinema on Monday, March 20 at 6:30.
Offers.com recently conducted a survey to find out who is celebrating St. Patrick's Day, what they plan on spending, and what they plan on doing. Our survey and supporting data revealed North Carolina is 44th most likely to celebrate this Irish holiday. Of the 9.5 million residents in NC, only about 600,000 are Irish. Wearing green is the most common way people plan on celebrating this year with 54.4% of those surveyed saying they will dawn the Irish colors. So, are you wearing green? And, Happy St Patrick's Day
The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of over 2000 dollars in property from North Wilkesboro. The victim called the week about a break-in of a chicken house on Flint Hill Drive. A total of 16 wheels and tires were stolen from the building. Stolen property is valued at $2400. No suspects were given with the report.
In Millers Creek, a thief or thieves took a radio and drugs. The homeowner called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon when they returned and found their house forcibly entered. Some prescription medication and a Bose Radio were taken. Stolen property is valued at 700 dollars.
All 911 administrative and radio traffic in Wilkes is now flowing through the new center in the Sheriff's Office. As 3WC News announced on Monday, the Wilkes County 911 Center began moving Tuesday to their now current location at the Sheriff's Office at 381 Executive Dr, Wilkesboro. Moving from the basement of the County Office Building continued Tuesday and Wednesday. The move was finished yesterday and will create more effective communications for First Responders and County residents.
Haven't had any reports recently until this week of funny money. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to investigate the passing of a fake 10-dollar-bill at Holly Mtn IGA on Hwy 268. It is believed the bill was passed sometime Sunday or Monday at the store. It is unknown at this time who passed the counterfeit bill. That investigation is continuing.