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Thursday
Jun212012

Sen Hagan Applauds Amendment Passage

This week, U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) applauded passage of her “Plain Language” amendment to the Farm Bill now before Congress that will make information about federal crop insurance policies more readable and accessible to farmers in North Carolina and nationwide.  AIR  Hagan’s “Plain Language” amendment would require the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) to use clear, concise and easily readable information about federal crop insurance programs.  In addition, the amendment requires USDA to improve their Web site so that farmers have easy access to clear information about existing and new crop insurance policies created in the 2012 Farm Bill. 

Wednesday
Jun202012

Black Bear Killed in Wilkes

A black bear was killed in Wilkes this morning.  According to Trooper Stokes with the Highway Patrol, a Duke Power truck was traveling on Traphill Road when a bear ran out in front of the vehicle.  Trooper Stokes said it was a small black bear, possibly a cub.  The bear was killed in the accident.  The driver in the truck was not injured and there were no damages to the vehicle.  Also, there were no charges filed.  Wildlife Resources and the DOT were called about removing the bear from the roadway.  The incident happened about 11 o’clock Tuesday morning on Traphill Road.

Wednesday
Jun202012

Living on a Church Road Attracts Crooks 

Both reports were from someone living on a church road.  In one report, maybe they were trying to steal the car and in the second report they succeeded in stealing from the car.  A property owner on the Welcome Home Church Road talked to Sheriff’s Officials this week about damages to his car.  The car was left unlocked, and someone had entered the vehicle and greatly damaged the steering column.  Again, it’s unclear if someone was trying to steal the car of if this was just a case of vandalism.  Damages are estimated at 1000 dollars.  Then a victim on Baptist Home Church Road called to report a car break-in and larceny.  As in the first report, the vehicle was left unlocked and parked in the owner’s driveway.  Someone entered the vehicle and stole a pocketbook.  The victim’s bank card from her pocketbook had already been used at the Dollar General on Hwy 18 by the time she reported the theft.  There is no word on suspects in either vehicle related investigation.

Wednesday
Jun202012

Wilkes Home Break-Ins 

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department even after making several arrests continues to have a list of home break-ins to investigate.  A homeowner in Millers Creek arrived at their residence and noticed the blinds on the kitchen window were down instead of up.  Then they noticed the front door had been kicked in and two storage buildings had been broken into.  The thief or thieves took a Pioneer radio and speakers, a knife, 5-speed bicycle, rod and reels, and other items.  There were damages to the home door and outbuilding doors.  Then a resident in North Wilkesboro on Speedway Road also had someone entered their home while they were away for a few days.  As in the other report, they returned home to find the front door kicked open.  A laptop, watch, and some cash was stolen.  There are suspects in both of these home break-ins, and charges are pending further investigation by the Wilkes Sheriff’s Department.

Wednesday
Jun202012

Interim Town Manager for North Wilkesboro

In a special meeting this week, the North Wilkesboro Town Commission Board chose a Interim Town Manager to fill the position being vacated by Hank Perkins as of July 5th.  The North Wilkesboro Commissioner agreed to get Cecil Wood as the Interim Town Manager.  Wood, who is a graduate of North Wilkes High, served as the Wilkes County Manager from 1986 to 1995.  Wood will begin working for the Town on July 6th.

Wednesday
Jun202012

Job Offered on Graduation Day

A local student went to a state competition that led to a job at graduation.  A.J. Felts so impressed a proctor during the April SkillsUSA competition that he landed a job on the day of his college graduation, Friday, May 11. Felts, who received an Associate Degree in Networking Technology competed in Internetworking at the state competition in Greensboro on April 18. One of the proctors for the competition is a Customer Support Engineer II for Cisco Systems, a worldwide leader in computer networking.  Randy Gambill, lead instructor for Networking Technology, said, “A.J. went through a series of interviews and learned of his job offer on graduation day. Needless to say, he was elated. His words were, ‘I landed this job as a direct result of SkillsUSA and our college!’”  Felts and his wife, Heather, relocated to Research Triangle Park, N.C., for his new position at Cisco.  All 146 students representing WCC finished in the top 20 in the state competition.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. Wilkes Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. 

Wednesday
Jun202012

Police Helping with Anger Management

It seems the Wilkesboro Police sometimes double as anger management counselors in order to keep the peace in Wilkesboro.  In a report filed not once by twice, two men were involved in verbal altercations at area parking lots.  On Saturday, Police were called to the Walmart parking lot where the two men were arguing and yelling; however, there was no physical assault.  The two men told Police that they were just trying to work out some stuff on getting a vehicle repaired.  Both agreed to go their separate ways.  Then less than an hour later, Police were called to the Shell Station on Hwy 421.  The two men were once again arguing and yelling, causing a disturbance.  Police talked with the two for a short while about arguing with each other in public and asked them to settle their differences in a different manner…maybe by phone.  Both men agreed not to argue anymore in public and left the area.  No charges were filed.

Wednesday
Jun202012

Wilkes Farmers Need To Nominate

The Chairman of USDA's North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) has important advice for area farmers and producers:  "Nominate candidates to your FSA Wilkes County Committee!  Wilkes County agriculture needs good farmers to serve."  Wilkes County FSA Committee Members make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues.  Farmers and producers may nominate themselves or others.  Organizations representing minorities and women may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, eligible individuals must sign nomination form FSA-669A.  This form - and other information about FSA County Committee elections - is available at www.FSA.usda.gov/elections, or the Wilkes County Farm Service Agency Office located at 207 W Main Street, Room 108, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.  Office hours are 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.  Election nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Wilkes County USDA Service Center by close of business August 1.  Elections take place this fall.

Wednesday
Jun202012

Sen Hagan Says "Work Together"

U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) commented recently on the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division report that the state’s unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent in May:  “The jobs announcement shows that our economy remains steady, but we must continue working to move it in the right direction and put the hundreds of thousands of unemployed North Carolinians back to work.“  Senator Hagan is also continuing her North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour to listen to business owners and employees for ideas on how to move our economy forward.  The tour will include a stop in North Wilkesboro on July 13th.  Hagan says we need to work together, both Republicans and Democrats.  AIR  Sen Hagan will be at the Stone Center in North Wilkesboro on July 13th.

Tuesday
Jun192012

Black Bear Hit by Truck in Wilkes

Yes, a black bear was killed in Wilkes this morning.  According to Trooper Stokes with the Highway Patrol, a Duke Power truck was traveling on Traphill Road when a bear ran out in front of the vehicle.  Trooper Stokes said it was a small black bear, possibly a cub.  The bear was killed in the accident.  The driver in the truck was not injured and there were no damages to the vehicle.  Also, there were no charges filed.  Wildlife Resources and the DOT were called about removing the bear from the roadway.  The incident happened about 11 o’clock this morning on Traphill Road.