Wilkes County Health Department’s renovation is complete and they are ready to provide the Public Health Month labs that usually take place in April. The Wilkes County Health Dept. will offer lab tests for $5.00 each to the first 100 people who call and schedule an appointment. The lab tests will begin on August 22, 2011 and continue through September 2, 2011 from 8:30-11:00. The lab tests that will be offered are as follows: CMP, Lipid Panel, Hgb A1C, PSA, CBC, and TSH. Wilkes County Health Department offers other lab tests free everyday such as pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted disease/infections (STI’s) and HIV/AIDS. Call today to schedule your appointment at 651-7452.
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It was a shouting time of shoplifting in town Wednesday night. The Wilkesboro Police were called out to Hwy 421 where it was reported 3 people were shouting between McDonalds and Fast Track. When police arrived the 3 people were gone, but a witness said he saw them head toward Walmart. When police officers arrived at Walmart, they quickly identified the 3 suspects and asked them to step outside for questioning. The 3 admitted to shouting and said it was a game. They said they were from Mooresville and just visiting Wilkesboro. Police asked for a consent to search and found items that they had stolen property from Walmart in their pockets. All 3, Pamela Spicer of Moravian Falls, Jerrard Norris of Mooresville, and Michael North of North Wilkesboro were arrested and charged with trespassing. At Intake it was also determined that Norris had been banned from Walmart for shoplifting, so he was also charged with trespassing.
Two people were also arrested recently for trying to leave Kohls with merchandise and without paying. The Loss Prevention officer called Wilkesboro Police after he saw two women conceal items on their person and walk past the last point of sale without paying. There were 3 women in the group but only 2 were seen shoplifting. The Loss Prevention Officer detained the women until police arrived. Dena Hartley and Crystal Robinson were both served with warrants for misdemeanor shoplifting but all 3 women were banned from any Kohls store.
Well the thief was kind enough to leave the pocketbook, but he or she did take the wallet. A Wilkesboro woman contacted the Wilkesboro Police this week regarding a theft. The victim was at Lowes Corporate Offices. She left her purse outside the women’s restroom. When she returned to get it, the wallet was missing from inside. The thief got away with about 50 dollars in cash and a bank card. There were no security cameras in the area where the theft occurred, so police have no suspects at this time.
Following a week of stops through rural North Carolina, U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) applauded the new jobs initiatives introduced by the White House Rural Council to spur economic growth in the country’s rural communities. The Council’s initiative includes connecting rural small businesses with capital, expanding rural job search and training services, and improving health care accessibility for rural communities. “In rural North Carolina, where unemployment rates sometimes top 17 percent, creating jobs isn’t just a priority—it’s an absolute necessity,” said Hagan, a member of the Senate Small Business committee. The recommendations by the White House Rural Council include: Doubling SBA investment funds for rural small businesses, connecting rural small businesses with private investment capital, job search and training services, increasing physician recruitment at critical access hospitals, and expanding health information technology in rural America.
We at 3WC are sad to report that former 3WC General Manager Alan Combs passed away last night. Alan had been fighting cancer since 2006 and is now with Our Heavenly Father. In 1994 Alan, Ken Byrd, and John Wishon brought 3WC back to life with the current Christian format. A couple of years later Alan and John purchased Ken's stock in Foothills Media. John purchased Alan's stock in 2006. Alan enjoyed a long career in radio broadcasting including WHIP in Mooresville, WYZD in Dobson, WIFM in Elkin, and retiring from 3WC in 2006. Alan will long be remembered with bringing the game "trivia" to life on the radio airwaves. 3WC owner John Wishon is asking the 3WC Family to please remember Vivian and the family in your prayers. We will post arrangements as soon as they are made.
The Wilkes County Girls Allstar Softball Team took third place in the Little League World Series after their 10 -4 win over the Philippines yesterday. The 11 and 12 year old girls from Wilkes have spent a week in Portland, Oregon, playing teams from across the US and around the world. Today they are coming back home and Wilkes County plans to welcome them with open arms and a surprise parade. According to Kevin Anderson with the Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department, the parade to welcome back our Allstar Softball Players will be tonight beginning at 9pm at the Old Court House in Wilkesboro. The parade will continue on Main to Wilkesboro Avenue, across the bridge past Memorial Park, through North Wilkesboro, and ending at West Park. Everyone is invited to make signs, line the streets, and make some noise for our Wilkes County Allstars.
If your driver’s license is revoked, then you should not decide to get a fake license as that is illegal. While traveling south on Wilkesboro Blvd, a Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a green van with several children inside. The Deputy noticed a small child in the car seat that swayed from side to side each time the car made a turn. He also observed the front passenger not wearing a seat belt. The Deputy initiated a traffic stop and asked for the ID of both the driver and passenger. The driver was told by the Deputy to secure the child’s safety seat. The passenger at first refused to give the Deputy his ID. He finally produced what looked like a driver’s license but was proven to be fake. The man, Jose Regules, also gave a fake name of Allan Paz. Regules was arrested and charged with ID theft and possession of a fictitious driver’s license.
He had a fight with his wife, was left on the side of the road, and then threatened police officers and their families. The result was some time in the Wilkes County Jail and a bond set at 6000 dollars. Wilkesboro Police received a call about an intoxicated man walking in the road on Hwy 421. When they arrived, the man was not impeding traffic but was sitting on the side of the road. He said he had a fight with his wife, and she made him get out of the car. The man, later identified as Michael Davis of Burlington, was asked if there was someone they could call to come pick him up. He said no and began cursing the officers. The officers placed Davis under arrest. He repeatedly resisting the officers, threatened to kill them and their families, spoke racial slurs to one of the officers, and refused to cooperate at all. Davis was taken to the Wilkes County Jail and charged with drunk and disruptive, communicating threats, and resisting an officer.
A repo house was hit by thieves who stole a heat pump. The former owner of the home contacted the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department when he discovered the theft. The homeowner had lost the house to City Finance of Charlotte which has taken over ownership of the house in North Wilkesboro. The heat pump was stolen from the house sometime within the past month. The exact date when the theft occurred is unknown and there are no suspects. The heat pump is valued at 1500 dollars.