During their regular meeting yesterday, held at the WCC Allegheny center, WCC trustees approved the low bid for the Daniel Hall addition project from Kearey Builders from Statesvillle. The addition of 8,376 square feet will house state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment, including high-speed CNC machines and electro-mechanical and automation controllers with robots. These new features will prepare students in our region for jobs utilizing new technologies in manufacturing.
The board also approved the WCC Facilities Master Plan (FMP) which is submitted to the North Carolina Community College System office. The top facilities projects identified in the plan include the following projects on the Wilkes campus: the construction of a new health technologies center; construction of classroom, office, addition to the shipping and receiving building; relocation of the child development center; renovation of the Beacon Building and other vacated spaces; construction of a new general classroom building accompanied by the construction of a parking deck; and energy conservation initiatives and upgrades of paving and sidewalks. The FMP also includes expansion of the WCC Ashe Campus.
Cabe would not say whether it appeared the shooting was self-inflicted or not, deferring to the results of the autopsy. He did say the person was found by a friend. It could be as late as today before the autopsy is completed.