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Tuesday
Jan292013

NC Sen Hagan on Women in Combat

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan released a statement last week on the Pentagon’s decision to lift the 1994 ban on women serving in combat.  Sen Hagan said:  “The Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in combat roles is a positive step. Women will now be able to serve our country in new capacities, and they will be afforded more opportunities for the same career advancement as their male counterparts."  Sen Hagan went on to say:  "As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a Senator from the state with the 3rd-largest military presence in the nation, I thank all of our service members – male and female, and I am committed to working with the Pentagon to implement this policy.”

Tuesday
Jan292013

Golden LEAF Scholarships Available

Golden LEAF Scholarship information and applications for 2013-14 are now available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf.   A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients for the 2013-14 academic year.  The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for students attending a participating North Carolina campus and are funded by a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.  To be considered, an applicant must be enrolled during the 2012-13 academic year at a North Carolina public or private high school or a North Carolina community college,  enroll for fall 2013 as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman or transfer from a North Carolina community college at one of the 57 participating public universities or private colleges and universities in North Carolina, be a North Carolina resident in one of 78 qualifying rural counties and demonstrate financial need.  Candidates must submit a Golden LEAF Scholarship application, available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf and at www.fafsa.gov  no later than March 1.  A complete list of program requirements, participating campuses and qualifying counties can be viewed at CFNC.org/goldenleaf.  Again, the application deadline is March 1, 2013.  

 

Monday
Jan282013

Wilkes Home Break-Ins

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office continues to have reports of home break-ins to investigate.  Recently, a North Wilkesboro resident called to report a theft from their home.  The homeowner returned to find that someone had been inside their house and had stolen a Dell laptop computer valued at 500 dollars.  There is no word on suspects.  Then a Millers Creek resident called with another report.  This time the homeowner returned to find a door to the home had been damaged.  Once inside the house, the thief took a jewelry box, jewelry, and a Kodak 35mm camera.  Stolen property was valued at 150 dollars.  Again there are no suspects.  And finally, in this last report there was no break-in, but there was a theft of a home appliance.  A North Wilkesboro homeowner was doing some painting.  He had moved his refrigerator out to the carport while he worked.  The man left his house for a while, and when he returned, he saw that someone had stolen the refrigerator from his carport.  No witnesses or suspects were given with that report; the Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.

Monday
Jan282013

Our House Emergency Meeting

Members of the Wilkesboro community are holding an emergency informational meeting to discuss the financial status of the Child Abuse Prevention Team - Our House and to brainstorm any possible ways to keep the doors open. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 29, at 8 am at the Wilkesboro United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Those in attendance are asked to share any ideas or thoughts on the solution of this serious matter.  The staff of Our House wishes to continue serving the families of Wilkes and surrounding counties as they have for the past 30 years.  There are families in Wilkes who depend on the services of Our House weekly.  The economy continues to hit hard local families and those serving local families.  Again the emergency meeting to discuss solutions for the continued funding of Our House and The Child Abuse Prevention Team is tomorrow at 8am at the Wilkesboro United  Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Monday
Jan282013

Ring Owner Unknown

Who left rings at the bank?  Last week the Service Manager of Wells Fargo Bank in Wilkesboro came by the Wilkesboro Police Department with a diamond ring set that was left in the safety deposit box privacy room.  The rings were left at the bank in February of 2011.  No one has claimed them or contacted the bank concerning them.  Also the bank has no information on the owner of the rings.  Wilkesboro Police have been entered the rings into evidence.

Monday
Jan282013

It's a Larceny to Remove Them

As we have reported before, shoplifting is usually just a misdemeanor charge; however, if you remove the anti-theft safety device from anything at a store and then steal it…it’s a felony.  Recently, Wilkesboro Police were called to Walmart concerning two shoplifters being detained at the store.  The store personnel and surveillance video confirmed that one man removed the anti-theft device on a laser sight and then concealed it in his clothing. A second man served as look-out for the first.  Unfortunately for the two men, in store video saw them both.  Police arrested both for felony removal of anti-theft device and shoplifting.  The laser sight was valued at 30 dollars and was returned to the store.

Monday
Jan282013

Student Summer Ventures Deadline This Week

The deadline is this week for application to Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics.  SVSM is a statewide program for academically talented high school students, and the deadline for applications is Thursday, January 31.  Approximately 250 high school juniors and seniors will participate in summer 2013, SVSM's 29th year.  A program of the University of North Carolina system and administered by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, SVSM includes four-week programs at four campus sites during June and July. No tuition or fees are charged for the program.  Admission is limited to current high school sophomores and juniors whose parents or guardians are residents of North Carolina. Students are selected on the basis of academic motivation in science and mathematics and emotional maturity.  Applications are online at  www.summerventures.org and should be completed and submitted by January 31.   

Monday
Jan282013

It's Tax Season Starting This Week

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service has announced the opening the 2013 filing season for income tax returns on Wednesday, January 30.  The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. This will reflect the bulk of the late tax law changes enacted Jan. 2. The announcement means that the vast majority of tax filers -- more than 120 million households -- should be able to start filing tax returns starting Wednesday.  The IRS estimates that remaining households will be able to start filing in late February or into March because of the need for more extensive form and processing systems changes. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they receive their tax refunds much faster by using e-file with direct deposit.   More than 80 percent of taxpayers filed electronically last year.  For more information on filing taxes and tax questions, go to www.irs.gov.

 

Monday
Jan282013

School Delays

From Wilkes County Schools

Schools are on a 2 hour delay with limited bus routes in the West and North districts. However, if weather continues, this status may change to further delay or a closing. Staff members who do not work on No Days are on a 1 1/2 hour delay. 12 month employees are to use their best judgement as to when it is safe to come into work.

Millers Creek Christian School- 2 Hour Delay

Harvest Time Christian Academy- 2 Hour Delay

Wilkes ADAP- 2 Hour Delay

Wilkes Community College- 2 Hour Delay

Friday
Jan252013

Wilkes County Schools

Wilkes County Schools are closed today.

Wilkes Community College-- CLOSED

Millers Creek Christian School- CLOSED

Wilkes ADAP-- CLOSED