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In its 12th consecutive year, the LGFCU Scholarship Award recognizes a student’s academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, as well as high achievement in extracurricular activities; financial need is also a consideration. Graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students must be LGFCU members to qualify. The awards can be used to advance their education at the university, community or technical college of their choice.
The next application deadline will be announced later this year.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 4pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Murphy and the Rev. Carl Elledge officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:30 until 8:30 this evening.
The WInston-Salem Journal reports it's not clear if there's enough support on the board for the furlough proposal to pass, but the recommendation illustrates the tough issues commissioners have started to grapple with as they either raise taxes or trim more than $4 million from proposed spending or do some combination of both. A penny on the tax rate raises about $514,000.
County Manager John Yates presented the county's recommended $73.1 million budget Tuesday with a proposed tax rate of 65 cents per $100 valuation. The 8-cents increase compared to the current rate of 57 cents per $100 valuation means that the owner of a $100,000 property who pays $570 a year in taxes would see the bill increase to $650.
The budget also recommends a 15 percent cut in money to Wilkes County Schools compared with the current year, with a recommended $11 million for 2010-11. The appropriation for Wilkes Community College would also drop 15 percent to about $3.2 million.
WCC Director of Marketing Sherry Dancy says, "any fundraising or soliciting for college-related activities and products is done directly by college employees or board members. We value and respect our relationship with our local businesses and the support they offer to Wilkes Community College.” Individuals or businesses who receive solicitations on behalf of WCC should contact the college to verify the legitimacy of the request and report any concern.