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Monday
Dec172018

Bidding Ends Today

The Festival of Trees Silent Auction is going on now in the lobby at the Wake Forest Baptist/Wilkes Medical Center.  The auction includes trees, wreaths, and gift baskets. You can bid online at www.healthywilkes.org.  Proceeds will be used by The Health Foundation for FaithHealthNC.  These are available for a limited time, so start your bidding now--the Auction closes today.

Monday
Dec172018

Funding for NC Specialty Crops

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced funding for 16 projects from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program in 2018. “North Carolina received over $1.2 million in funding to enhance the quality of specialty crops grown in our state,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. North Carolina’s specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, Christmas trees, turfgrass and sod, and nursery and greenhouse crops. Grant proposals were submitted by nonprofit organizations, commodity groups, government agencies and universities. More information about the program is available at www.NCSpecialtyCropGrant.org.

 

Monday
Dec172018

Congresswoman Foxx and Juvenile Justice Act

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education released the following statements upon the final passage of H.R. 6964, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act"With these reforms, we can meet young people right where they are, making enormous progress in prevention and equipping more people to better serve juvenile offenders better and meet the needs of communities."  Chairwoman Foxx also said, "This bill will improve program accountability while promoting evidence-based solutions to give more young adults the tools and skills they need to achieve lifelong success."

Friday
Dec142018

ID Theft in Wilkes

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called recently to investigate some Identity Theft and Financial Fraud.  Reportedly, someone has stolen thousands of dollars from a North Wilkesboro woman.  The unauthorized transactions were done using the victim's debit card to steal money from her account.  No suspects were listed.  The investigation is continuing.

Friday
Dec142018

Garage Fire

Three local fire departments responded Tuesday night to a garage fire on Flint Hill Road.  The garage was used for restoring vehicles and was heated by a wood stove.  It is believed the wood stove was the cause of the fire.  The owner removed some of the vehicles from the garage during the fire and suffered some smoke inhalation.  He was treated at the scene.  Firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control and save a large portion of the garage.

Friday
Dec142018

Fire Insurance District Changes for Wilkes

Fire tax and insurance redistricting required by the state have left some in Wilkes in a different in fire district and some not in a district.  Also some fire departments lost tax funding and others gained tax revenue.  Notices were mailed out this week regarding Wilkes County’s new fire tax and insurance district boundaries.  Of the 25 volunteer fire departments in Wilkes, the two that gained the most in tax revenue were Wilbar with over $11,000 and Wilkes-Iredell with nearly $9000.  On the flip side, the two departments who lost the most fire tax revenue were the Champion Fire Department with over $12,000 and McGrady with over $10,000.  For those in the no-district zone, the nearest fire department still responds in case of a fire.

Friday
Dec142018

Helping Families at Christmas with Mercy and Truth

Mercy and Truth Ministries is out of Thanks to Calvary Baptist Church in Ronda.  Pastor Jeremy Simpson and his wife Rebecca head up the ministry that helps people throughout the year and especially at Christmas.  Rebecca explains AIR  As for this time of year...AIR  How can you help?  AIR   For more information, visit the website www.mercyandtruthministries.org.

Friday
Dec142018

NC Senators Get Grant Funds for NC

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced they have secured three BUILD Transportation grants totaling more than $60 million for North Carolina:  GoTriangle will receive $20 million to construct a new bus facility and structured parking and create a multimodal transit center in downtown Raleigh. The City of Hickory will receive $17 million for infrastructure investment and road improvements. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will receive $23 million to replace approximately 77 bridges in need of repair across 17 rural counties.

Friday
Dec142018

NC Wildlife Proposals and Local Meeting

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has opened the public comment period for proposed changes to agency regulations related to enforcement, wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands for the 2019-2020 seasons. The comment period will be open until Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.  Comments may be submitted online or emailed to regulations@ncwildlife.org. The public can also provide comments at one of nine public hearings the Commission will conduct across the state in January including here locally at Elkin High School on Thursday, January 17 at 7pm

Thursday
Dec132018

Schools on Friday

Wilkes County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for students tomorrow, Friday, December 14. Buses will travel limited bus routes. Updates to the school calendar will be posted on our website tomorrow, but there are important changes that will impact you and your child next week. Thursday, December 20th will now be a full day for students, and Friday, December 21st will now be an early dismissal student day. This change will improve our chances of protecting Spring Break if additional inclement weather should affect our calendar later in the winter.

MCCS WILL BE OPERATING ON A 2HR DELAY FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH.  THERE WILL BE NO DOWNSTAIRS CAR LINE.  EVERYONE WILL BE USING THE UPSTAIRS CAR LINE.  PLEASE ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME AND PLEASE BE PATIENT.IL