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Foothills Christian College President Dr. Charles Whipple, speaking on 3WC's Focus on the Foothills, said the schedule at both sites will be limited due to accreditation requirements. Only two courses will be taught at each location. You can hear Dr. Whipple's full interview with 3WC's Angela Henley on our podcast page at 12403wc.com.
And they can take it any way you can deliver that help.
"We can accept financial donations, we can accept any donations (like) groceries and thing like that through the general public and we also do purchase items through the food bank."
Julie Smith at Samaritan Ministries says the donations are very welcome now since more people have had to ask for help with day to day needs.
Officers Arnder and Turbyfill went to 101 Joines St. with Det. Williams of NWPD to assist with the service of a felony . The suspect was Forrest James Nelson, Jr. and they spoke with Anisa Nelson, wife of the suspect. During the conversation, Arnder caught a glimpse of a black male movng quickly inside the house. Ms. Nelson refused entry to the officers. They spoke with her in attempts to identify the person Arnder saw and to gain entry to the home, but Ms. Nelson refused. She left and Det. Williams went to the magistrate's office to
obtain a search warrant for the home to locate Forrest Nelson, the suspect.
Wilkesboro officers remained at the residence and during this time the Wilkesboro SWAT team was activated
and responded. The SWAT activation was based on information that the suspect had used a deadly weapon in commission of the alleged crime and that a person was observed inside that may have been him making it possible that he had a weapon and was avoiding apprehension. Officers spoke to nearby residents concerning the circumstances and suggested for their own safety that they consider leaving the area temporarily. Many attempts were made by utilizing a public address system to contact the occupant to come out and there was no response. Major Minton with WCSO
was contacted and responded with their command unit and other deputies to assist, primarily with a "drop phone" that was tossed through an open window (after the screen was removed) into the bathroom of the house. The phone was used in attempts to contact the occupant and after 15 minutes of it ringing and PA requests to surrender, SWAT officers made entry pursuant to a search warrant obtained by North Wilkesboro officers. A "flash bang" distraction device was deployed just prior to the battering ram being used to force open the door. Officers located the suspect, Mr. Nelson, in a bedroom under the bed with a blanket over him and he was taken into
custody without incident. North Wilkesboro officers searched for evidence and the scene was documented and processed.
Wilkesboro Fire Dept. was present also just prior to entry of the home. No charges were pressed by Wilkesboro officers and the total time officers were involved was from