His house was robbed last month, and now, his outbuilding has been broken into. A Ronda man called the Sheriff's Office this week concerning a theft. The man discovered that someone has entered his storage shed. A Husqvarna chainsaw and a DeWalt planer were stolen. The stolen tools were valued at $550. That investigation is ongoing.
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They tried to get a truck from a local business. Myers Tire of Millers Creek reported an attempted vehicle theft. The business reported that sometime during the night Wednesday, someone attempted to steal a truck parked in their parking lot. There was 700 dollars in damages to the dash and ignition of the GMC truck. No suspects were listed with the report. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.
In another case of ID Theft locally, someone opened two credit card accounts and compromised his VA Benefits. Wilkesboro Police are investigating the ID Theft for the Wilkesboro victim. Apparently, someone used his name and Social Security Number to obtain two different credit cards and to get into his VA Account. The cards have been cancelled. Police are continuing to investigate; there is no word on suspects.
The Wilkes Community College Foundation hosted a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 11, in the Lakey Ballroom at the John A. Walker Community Center. Proceeds from the event netted approximately $14,000 that will benefit the Health Sciences Center Capital Campaign. Students took an active role in this fundraising event. Established in 1965, Wilkes Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System and is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. For more information on making a donation to the WCC Foundation contact the Wilkes Community College Development Office at 336-838-6491.
Four State Troopers heroic actions saved the life of a young female in Henderson County on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Trooper Christopher Jeffries was on routine patrol when he was approached by motorist advising of a young female standing on the overpass of U.S. 25 which crosses over I-26. After requesting assistance, Trooper Jefferies approached the female. Seeing the woman was upset and crying profusely and placing his own life at risk, Jeffries seized an opportunity to grab the female’s arm to keep her from falling. Three other Troopers were on scene to help get the woman off the overpass and to stop traffic during the incident. The female was placed into the custody of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office where she was provided further assistance.
Carolina Farm Credit, in conjunction with AgCarolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit, are proud to announce the donation of $10,640 from employees and directors for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in North Carolina. A “Jeans for a Cause” fundraiser was available to employees and directors during the fourth quarter of 2016. Participating employees paid five dollars each Friday to wear jeans with proceeds being donated to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Carolina Farm Credit Directors donated $100 each at their December board meeting. Over 235 employees and directors participated in the fundraiser throughout the state of North Carolina.
Congresswoman Foxx says: What a difference an election can make. For eight years, families and small businesses have lived with the consequences of failed policies and failed leadership. They have endured job growth that is sluggish, wages that are largely flat, college costs that continue to rise and health care costs that are still skyrocketing. However, it is a new year with new leadership, and as Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Foxx says she looks forward to rolling back the regulatory onslaught that is crushing schools, states, employers and working families. Working with the new administration, we will rein in the regulatory state. Foxx said: We will remind those employed by the federal government that they work for the American people, not the other way around.
One of the biggest employers in the area is hiring locally. Lowe’s Home Improvement announced yesterday they will hire 600 people in Wilkesboro. It’s part of a larger plan to hire 1700 nationwide by October. New employees are to assist customers who call or email Lowe’s with process orders, schedule repairs, or ask questions about specific products. Job requirements include: computer proficiency and customer service experience. The Wilkesboro center will also hire service and production coordinators, field project specialists, supervisors and managers to add to the current 2000 employees already employed locally.
A 10-year-old brought a gun to school this week in Wilkes. According to David Carson with the Wilkes Sheriff's Office, the gun was not loaded and no one was threatened. The gun was seen inside a backpack of a student at Ronda Clingman Elementary. Carson says since Wilkes has a Zero Tolerance Policy of guns at school, the District Attorney is also contacted concerning charges against the child and/or the parents. Carson told 3WC News that possible charges are pending.
They stole checks and forged them. A Ferguson man called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office this week regarding a home break-in. The victim said that some State Employee Credit Union Checks were taken. According to the bank, two were forged and cashed in Wilkes. One was for $1500 and the other for $600. Someone attempted to cash a third stolen check in Winston that was written in the amount of $7000. There are suspects in this case and charges are pending.