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Friday
Dec012017

Sign Up for Low Energy Assistance Starting Today

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program beginning today. Households including a person aged 60 or older, or an individual receiving disability benefits and services through the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services, are eligible to sign up for assistance Dec. 1–31. All other households may apply from Jan. 1–March 31, or until funds are exhausted. The energy assistance program is federally funded and provides a one-time payment directly to the utility company to help eligible households pay heating bills during the cold-weather months. Last year, the program provided approximately $38 million to help more than 120,000 households pay their heating bills from December 2016 through March 2017.  For more information locally, contact Wilkes DSS.

Friday
Dec012017

WCC Reps in Florida

Three Wilkes Community College (WCC) instructors presented at the 2017 OLC Accelerate – Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide conference in Orlando, Fla. in November. WCC’s semester-long approach to quality online teaching is entitled CORE, an acronym for Collaborative Online Reflection Experience.   Meret Burke,  Dr. Natasha Harris, and MaryBeth Knight explained how CORE promotes a cross-discipline learning community of faculty peers to increase online teaching skills and ultimately improve student success and retention in online courses. 

Friday
Dec012017

Tillis on Facebook about Tax Reform

As a means of showing support for the tax reform now being considered by the US Congress, NC Senator Thom Tillis posted on Social Media concerning NC's Tax Reform success.  Tillis said:  Tax reform worked in North Carolina. We're now the #1 state in the country for business.  Tillis then posted a ranking from Forbes Magazine of the Best States for Business 2017.  North Carolina is ranked Number 1, followed by Texas, Utah, Nebraska, and Virginia to round out the Top 5.

Friday
Dec012017

Football Youth and Concussions

School-age football players with a history of concussion and high impact exposure undergo brain changes after one season of play, according to two new studies conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In the first study, researchers studied 26 youth football players without history of concussion to identify the effect of repeated subconcussive impacts on the DMN. In the second study, 20 high school football players were studied – five had experienced at least one concussion, and 15 had no history of concussion. The results demonstrate that concussions from previous years can influence the changes occurring in the brain during the current season, suggesting that there are longitudinal effects of concussion that affect brain function.

Thursday
Nov302017

House Ransacked While Victims on Vacation

They returned home from vacation to find their house ransacked and several things stolen.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Dept was called to  investigate a break-in and theft at a residence on Camp Joe Harris Road.  Stolen property included Sharp flat screen TV, cash, jewelry, clothing, collectible coins, laptop, canon printer, iPhone, and a case of cigars.  A neighbor saw a suspicious vehicle in the area.  Sheriff's Investigators have a description of a suspect and their vehicle.  The investigation is continuing.

Thursday
Nov302017

Breaking In by Breaking Store Window...Again

For the second time this week, a Wilkesboro business was entered after someone broke out a door window.  Police responded to an alarm early yesterday morning at the Bestway in Mall Square.  The front door was shattered with a big rock and one television was stolen.  The suspects had already left the scene.  Police are checking nearby surveillance video to determine a suspect.  Earlier this week, 3WC News reported that Wilkesboro Police responded to an alarm at Hibbett Sports.  When Police arrived, they found the front door of the store broken out with a chunk of concrete and several pieces of Nike clothing stolen.  Wilkesboro Police are continuing to investigate.

Thursday
Nov302017

North Wilkesboro House Fire

North Wilkesboro Firefighters responded to a two-story house fire on F Street Tuesday night.  The house was supposed to be unoccupied; however, the fire was started from a lit candle in a room on the second floor of the house.  The fire completely destroyed the upper part of the house with the lower floor having water and smoke damage.  North Wilkesboro Police stayed on the scene to investigate.  A man later arrived on the scene, and he admitted to staying in the house and leaving the candle in a window.  Charges are pending.

Thursday
Nov302017

County Commissioners Meet Tuesday 

Wilkes County Commissioners have their first meeting for December is Tuesday, December 5.  On the agenda is the election of officers, appointment of staff, a request from the planning department, and an update from the tax administrator.  A public hearing on a road name request will be held before the meeting at 6pm followed by the Commissioners' meeting.

Thursday
Nov302017

Wilkes Christmas Parade Saturday at 3

"Christmas Past ~ Christmas Future" is the Wilkes parade theme this year. The parade begins on Sixth Street in downtown North Wilkesboro and continues through downtown Wilkesboro, ending at the intersections of Main Street and Curtis Bridge Road. Check-in for parade participates is at the Corner of 9th Street and the CBD Loop. Parade line-up begins at 11am, and all parade entries should be in place by 2pm. The parade begins at 3 pm. 

Thursday
Nov302017

NC Traffic Report from Thanksgiving Weekend

As this year’s Thanksgiving Holiday season came to an end, troopers were out in full force to monitor traffic violations in hopes of reducing motor vehicle collisions.  This initiative placed troopers every 20 miles along the I-40 corridor. Troopers not assigned to work the I-40 campaign monitored other major interstates and secondary roadways.  Over the Thanksgiving Weekend Statewide there were:  16 Fatal Collisions,  445 DWI Arrests, over 2500 Seatbelt Violations. and over 10,000 Speeding Violations.