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Wilkes County deputies got a tip that somebody was growing marijuana in a wooded area in Moravian Falls, Specifically Greens Orchard Road is where deputies found three plants growing, so they destroyed them. No one's been arrested.
The proposed rules include regulations that provide poultry growers with new protections when producers require them to provide expensive capital upgrades. The rules include a provision to ensure that poultry growers have the opportunity to recoup at least 80 percent of the cost. Chicken houses may cost $300,000, but as things stand now poultry companies may terminate a grower's contract at any time, leaving the grower deep in debt without income.
Among other changes, the rules would also require that poultry growers receive a written notice of a company's intention to suspend the delivery of birds at least 90 days in advance and that companies follow a fair process for using arbitration to remedy disputes.
Under current law, most surviving spouses of veterans whose deaths were not service-connected, but who had permanent, service-connected disabilities, are eligible to receive monthly compensation payments from the VA. These same spouses could not, however qualify for a VA home loan. Foxx’s bill corrects this problem by making these spouses eligible for the loan.
Her bill has been endorsed by the Disabled American Veterans, America Legion, the MOAA and the VFW.
Deputies said they also received information regarding several other breaking and entering incidents that had occurred in the northern end of the county. Several items from the break-ins were located at a business in Catawba County. Authorities said they recovered more $12,000 in stolen property that was returned back to the victims.
Tim Joines explains what's on the ballot:
All of the 28 polling places in Wilkes County will be open on Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. One-stop voting is available tomorrow from 8:30am to 1pm at the Board of Elections office, room 315 of the Wilkes county office building.
Two projects in Surry and Watauga counties leverage additional grants from the Golden Leaf Foundation to provide access to mobile technology in schools, including laptop computers for students and teachers in Watauga County.
The Wilkesboro project, which was recommended for a $300,000 grant, would replace the water line that serves one of the Tyson Food plants in Wilkesboro. The lack of fireflow, the amount of water a service line can supply to battle a fire, has proved to be a problem when a previous building caught fire and was lost due to ineffective stream from a nearby hydrant. This grant will build new water and sewer infrastructure. Total project cost is over a million dollars.
A regional program to assist growers of specialty crops will also benefit Wilkes. Applicant: North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning has been recommended to receive $35,000 to start a region-wide entrepreneurial training and support network to create and expand sustainable agriculture based businesses in Western North Carolina. The project will include convening partners to discuss regional needs related to sustainable agriculture, holding sustainable agriculture expos, and training instructors to offer specialized entrepreneurial training.