Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has announced that she will host a telephone town hall for 5th District residents on Tuesday, June 9, at 7:15 p.m. “Telephone town halls are one of the opportunities where the people I represent can share directly with me their concerns and ideas,” said Foxx. “It’s my hope that many constituents will choose to take part in the June 9th discussion, and I look forward to hearing their thoughts and questions.” Constituents can participate in the telephone town hall in one of two ways. They can either call the toll free number 1-877-229-8493 and enter the passcode 114272 at the start of the event or they can register at http://vekeo.buzz/j1W to receive a phone call connecting them to the telephone town hall. This telephone town hall is open only to constituents in North Carolina’s 5th District. To find out if you are a 5th District constituent, visit http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.
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Multiple reports of car break-ins have come into the Wilkes Sheriff's Office this week. Most of the recent vehicle break-ins were in the North Wilkesboro area. A victim on Taylor Drive was outside about 4:30 am and saw nothing, but when they went back out at 6:30, they saw that their pickup had been entered and a gun was stolen. Another victim on Caudill Road reported having both their vehicles entered and things gone through. Some cash and debit card were stolen. Two people on Cartpath Road, one on Monticello Drive, and one on Hillsdale Drive also reported vehicle break-ins. A victim on Woodmen Lane said their vehicle was entered and several things were stolen. There is no word on suspects at this time; the Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.
No one lived there, but someone trashed the house. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a breaking and entering that occurred sometime between 2 pm on 05/11/2015 and 2:30 pm on 05/15/2015. According to Kelly Realty of Lenoir NC, they have been assisting Citibank with a property on Alonzo McNeil Drive in Millers Creek. When someone from Kelly Realty arrived at the property, they found that 18 of the windows had been knocked out, the back door panel was broken, the floor and walls had been spray painted, and one of the interior walls had been completely knocked out. Damages were listed at $2000. There is no word on suspects.
Another local business this week has been targeted by thieves. According to the Wilkes Sheriff's Office report, Ed's Hometown Cafe in Roaring River was broken into during the overnight hours. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen and the front door was damaged. Damages are listed at 200 dollars. There is no word on suspects.
The Wilkes Sheriff's Office received a call from a Charter School in the county concerning a larceny. Reportedly, when staff arrived to the Bridges Charter Road on the Pleasant Ridge Road in the State Road Community, they saw that food and drinks were stolen. Someone had also written obscenities on the blackboard. It's a bit of a mystery as to how the thief or thieves got inside the building as the doors were locked and there were no signs of forced entry.
He used his debit card to get gas, and someone else used his debit card to purchase gas. A North Wilkesboro man stopped at a Wilkesboro convenience store to purchase 30 dollars in gas. When he got home, he noticed that his wallet was missing. The man immediately contacted his bank and discovered that his card had been used at the same store to purchase another 53 dollars in gas. The man returned to the store, but he was unable to find his wallet. Police have tried to get video from surveillance cameras, but currently, there are no suspects.
Travelers will find a harmony of patriotic and festive events across North Carolina to mark Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff of summer. With everything from a symbolic homecoming at Duke Homestead State Historic Site to the inaugural WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest and the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600, destinations across the state present spirited reasons to observe the holiday and celebrate summer. “Memorial Day falls on the earliest possible date and Labor Day on the latest, so travelers have 15 weeks to sample and savor experiences from the mountains to the coast,” said Wit Tuttell, executive director of Visit North Carolina. And for more ideas, inspiration and trip-planning tools, link to VisitNC.com.
As hurricane season begins, senior care experts are encouraging families to prepare their senior loved ones for severe weather emergencies and the possibility of evacuation. Senior Care's Disaster Prep Checklist for Seniors: Tune in. Stay abreast of what’s going on through your local radio or television station. Take stock. Decide what your senior can or can’t do in the event of a natural disaster. To go or to stay? When deciding to evacuate, older adults should go sooner rather than later. Make a plan. Schedule a family meeting to develop a plan of action. More than one way out. Seniors should develop at least two escape routes: one to evacuate their home and one to evacuate their community. Meet up. Designate a place to meet relatives or key support people outside the house. Get up and Go Kit. Have an easy-to-carry backpack including three days of non-perishable food and don’t forget a blanket and paper products. Pack extras and copies. Have at least a one-month supply of medication on hand at all times. Store other important documents in a waterproof protector.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced that Asbury Carbons, Inc. will locate a new facility in Robeson County. The move will create 25 new jobs during the next three years with a company investment of more than $8 million in Lumberton. Asbury Carbons chose North Carolina because of our state's excellent access to both rail and ports, particularly in Robeson County,” said Governor McCrory. The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state.
Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has announced that she will host an information session for veterans on Friday, June 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.at the Clemmons Branch Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012. “The entire nation owes our military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude, and ensuring that debt is properly repaid is one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Foxx. Representatives from nonprofit organizations and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to answer questions from veterans and their families as well as provide information and guidance regarding obtaining available benefits. For more information or to RSVP, call (336) 778-0211.