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Wednesday
Sep022009

EWMS Receives Grant for Running Focus

East Wilkes Middle School is receiving a grant for a program meant to combat childhood obesity. According to a news release from ING, the financial-services firm that is making the grant, East Wilkes Middle School will receive 2-thousand dollars. The company's ING Run for Something Better program, which is run in conjunction with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, is helping introduce fifth- through eighth-graders to the benefits of running.

East Wilkes Middle School is participating int he program, and has received the grant to get its startup efforts. The program, according to the release, will last at least eight weeks, and will end with a mass running event to celebrate the students' achievements. The program, which is a series of lesson plans developed by the National Association, also includes activities such as a distance log and a running journal to keep the kids engaged. Grant funds from ING have been distributed to nearly 300 schools nationwide that are starting the program this year.

Wednesday
Sep022009

Sex Offenders Kicked Out of College

A sex offender and the person famous for the Conover Domino's Pizza video has been kicked out of Wilkes Community College. WSOC-TV News 9 reports that Kristy Hammonds was called to a meeting Monday with the vice president of Wilkes Community College. That was when she was told that she must leave the campus. On Friday, Governor Beverly Perdue signed into law a bill, part of the Jessica Lunsford Act in North Carolina. The bill does not allow Hammonds to attend college.

Hammonds is a registered sex offender. She and Michael Setzer made national attention when a video of the two appeared on the Internet while they were working at the Conover Dominos. The video allegedly shows the two tampering with food at the Dominos. The Jessica Lunsford Act states that it is unlawful for a sex offender to be on premises where children regularly congregate, and some minors attend Wilkes Community College. Hammonds said she was given a copy of the bill during her meeting with the administrator.

Administrators said she was just one of several students who had to be kicked out because of the law. Wilkes Community College officials said there is nothing they can do because they have to follow the law. One of Hammond’s teachers said despite her past, she is an excellent student who seemed to be trying to do the right thing for herself and her children.

Tuesday
Sep012009

Perdue Asking for High Speed Rail Dollars

North Carolina could be getting more and more into highspeed rail now that Governor Bev Perdue has applied for money to pay for the projects.

In a release, Governor Perdue said there are six projects on the table that total more than 92 and a half million dollars. The state's part of that would be about 16 and a half million and Perdue is asking the feds, specifically the Federal Railroad Administration for the other nearly 76 million dollars. We could know before the end of this year if we get it. Perdue says the projects would create or retain almost 15 hundred jobs and the money would come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She said quote--“These rail projects are critical for communities throughout our state working with our partners in other states will improve the transportation system in North Carolina and in the Southeast.” Perdue said the catch is that the projects have to be finished within two years of the grant awards.

Tuesday
Sep012009

NC Could Get High Speed Rail

North Carolina could be getting more and more into highspeed rail now that Governor Bev Perdue has applied for money to pay for the projects.

In a release, Governor Perdue said there are six projects on the table that total more than 92 and a half million dollars. The state's part of that would be about 16 and a half million and Perdue is asking the feds, specifically the Federal Railroad Administration for the other nearly 76 million dollars, and we could know before the end of this year if we get it. Perdue says the projects would create or retain almost 15 hundred jobs and the money would come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Purdue said quote--“These rail projects are critical for communities throughout our state working with our partners in other states will improve the transportation system in North Carolina and in the Southeast.” She says the catch is that the projects have to be finished within two years of the grant awards.

Tuesday
Sep012009

Local, Area Jobless Rates Mostly Steady

Officials say the unemployment rate in Wilkes has remained steady this summer. July figures released yesterday show the county with 13-point-2 percent unemployment, the same rate as in June. About 4-thousand Wilkes residents who could work currently do not. The jobless rates in adjacent counties stayed mostly level over the summer, too, according to the Employment Security Commission, with any one county not moving more than 3-tenths of one percent. Statewide, North Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 11 percent in July.

"We continue to feel the effects of a struggling global and national economy," said ESC Chairman Moses Carey Jr. in a news release. "We experienced a slight drop in the state's labor force in July. However, this change was not enough to affect the unemployment rate. Our network of offices statewide continue to provide services to those needing assistance with job searches and unemployment insurance claims." The single largest job-losing category statewide last month: government, off more than 21-thousand jobs across North Carolina.

Tuesday
Sep012009

The Power to Forgive

In the midst of an interview about foster parenting, a message about forgiveness. Local resident Reinhard Hirtler is a former pastor who emigrated from his native Austria to Wilkes about five years ago. He was with the Rainbow Center's Koren Huskins on 3WC's Focus on the Foothills last week, talking about being a foster parent, which he did in Austria and has continued to do in the US. But he also talked about his recently-released book, "The Power to Forgive:"

The book is available online, at www.powertoforgive.com -- and you can save shipping charges by arranging to pick it up.

Monday
Aug312009

Three Investigations Under Way At Smith Reynolds Airport

There are three investigations going on at the Smith Reynolds Airport: one is federal, one state and one local after several companies said they aren't being paid for work they performed on a runway.

Raleigh-based Mainline Contractors was awarded the contract in 2008 to complete the work. WXII TV reports that Mainline then hired out some of the work on the project to several local companies. Tola Oduyoye is the owner of FT Trucking in Kernersville and said quote--"We hauled dirt from Patterson Avenue to the airport." He said he has yet to be paid for the work his company performed. Oduyoye said he was quoted $13,000 to complete the work but so far has only been paid $3,500. A second contractor said he has not been paid either. Airport Commission chair Tom McKim said the airport is trying to determine what went wrong that caused the contractors to not collect their money. McKim said the commission contacted Mainline and Mainline gave its side of the story, but McKim wouldn't elaborate citing the ongoing investigations.

Monday
Aug312009

WOman Hurt, Robbed in Downtown Wilkesboro

Wilkesboro police are looking for a man who allegedly accosted a woman in a downtown parking lot on Friday and robbed her. Megan Prevette Royal of Millers Creek tells police she was leaning over into the back seat to fasten her child's safety seat belt when someone shoved her from behind, causing her to fall into the car and hit her head. The person grabbed her purse, Royal says, dumping the contents on the ground and grabbing her wallet. The robber, described as a young black male wearing a red T-shirt and blue jean shorts, took the money out of her wallet, standing above her after she lunged back out of the car and he knocked her to the pavement. She says she hurt her hip in the incident, but she was not taken to the hospital to be checked out. The robber was last seen running from the parking lot to the north, toward the Wilkes County Office Building.

Monday
Aug312009

Money Held by State is Coming to Wilkes Schools

Wilkes county schools will receive over 281-thousand dollars in money that they've been due for some time but had been held by the state because of the budget crunch. Officials expect to receive the money this week. It funds various school construction needs. Friday, Gov. Bev Perdue announced that $37.2 million is being returned to school systems across the state. In February, the Governor withheld money from the Public School Building Capital Fund to manage the state’s cash flow during the budget emergency for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

In a news release, 45th District Senator Steve Goss said, “I am pleased that the Governor is returning these school construction funds to the school systems across our state. It’s the right thing to do." Ashe, Watauga, and Alexander counties will together receive a little over $300,000.

Monday
Aug312009

Inmate Labor Program Ends Today

Today is the last day for a program that provides government, schools and other public entities in Wilkes County with tens of thousands of hours of free labor annually. State budget cuts are to blame, according to the Journal-Patriot.

Two crews from the Wilkes Correctional Center in North Wilkesboro, with eight inmates per crew, worked nearly 30,000 hours in 2008 alone as part of the N.C. Department of Correction's Community Work Program. One correctional officer per crew supervises them. Even if the inmates were being paid as little as $6 per hour, which they're not, that's nearly $180,000 worth of labor. It's mostly general maintenance, ranging from spreading mulch and other landscape work at Wilkes schools to remodeling a room in the North Wilkesboro Police Station. Officials tell the paper much of the labor intensive, time consuming work completed through the program would now likely go undone or require the hiring of private contractors.