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Wednesday
Feb132019

Wilkes Teachers Can Apply for Grants Now

The Winston-Salem Foundation is now accepting applications for C. B. Eller Teaching Grants. Full or part-time educators of Wilkes County Schools who directly interact with students are eligible to apply for grants of up to $1,500. The application deadline is March 18, 2019. There is a 2019 flyer concerning the Teaching grants and additional information that can be found by visiting www.wilkescountyschools.org.

Wednesday
Feb132019

Walker Center Concert

The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, presents Mike Farris and the Fortunate Few on Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Skyline National Bank.  Farris' Shine for All the People was the 2015 Grammy Award winner for Best Roots Gospel album. A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office.

Wednesday
Feb132019

Mt Airy Couple Going to US Open Fat Bike Championship

Mt. Airy Couple aims to sweep top titles at US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship. Robert “Fear the Beard” Marion captured the men’s title in the 2016 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship. Two years later, Philicia Marion pushed to victory and earned the title in the women’s division. This year, the husband-wife professional biking team from Mount Airy, NC aim to carry the day and secure both titles. The 5th annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship is March 22-24 with activities and races in Wrightsville Beach. Early registration has attracted bikers from nine states. The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship benefits the Wrightsville Beach Foundation, a nonprofit organization improving public parks.

Wednesday
Feb132019

NC Sen Tillis Sends Letter About Offshore NC Drilling

Last week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and others in the US Government requesting additional information on the recent decision to open the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for review under a new oil and gas leasing program.  Tillis noted the economic importance of the tourism and fishing industries for North Carolina, and requested that the administration provide more details about their plan to ensure there are adequate protections for North Carolina’s coastal communities.  Tillis also invited administration officials to join him for listening and educations sessions in North Carolina’s coastal communities to engage in productive dialogue.

Tuesday
Feb122019

Damages in Traphill

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is looking for who damaged some antiques at a residence in Traphill.  The owner returned to find two doors to the house had been damaged.  The victim reported that two screens, antique chairs, ice chest, and other items were vandalized.  Damages are listed at nearly $1700.  No suspects were listed with the report.

Tuesday
Feb122019

Truck Overturned

The truck overturned while sitting still.  Last week, a Carl Rose and Sons cement mixer truck overturned while parked on the side of the Hwy 115.  According the traffic report, the sofe shoulder of the road gave way causing the truck to overturn and come to rest on its top.  The driver was taken to Wilkes Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.  No charges were filed in the incident that happened Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday
Feb122019

Merlefest Additions and Year of Music

MerleFest has announced 6 new artist additions for MerleFest 2019.  Also, MerleFest has partnered with Come Hear NC, a promotional campaign of the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, to celebrate 2019 as “The Year of Music,” a designation Gov. Roy Cooper announced in November of last year. Come Hear NC was designed to celebrate North Carolinians’ groundbreaking contributions to many of America’s most important musical genres. It’s fitting then, with 2019 as “The Year of Music,” that the Steep Canyon Rangers, also proud North Carolinians, would debut their North Carolina Songbook set at MerleFest. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, April 25-28. 

Tuesday
Feb122019

Wilkesboro Police--Job Posting

Wilkesboro Police has a JOB POSTING on their Facebook page.  The Wilkesboro Police Department is seeking candidates dedicated to the principles of community oriented policing. A testing date for qualified applicants will be scheduled soon. Applications for this position can be picked up at the Wilkesboro Police Department at 100 West Street and returned to the Wilkesboro Police Department by March 8. Qualifications for this position are: Must be at least 21 years of age, valid North Carolina driver’s license, possess a high school diploma or GED, clean criminal record and possess a valid Basic Law Enforcement Training certification. For questions, call 336-667-7277. The Wilkesboro Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday
Feb122019

NC Dept of Health Grant for Mental Health

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently received a five-year, $10-million federal grant to improve the health and well-being of adults and children with challenging mental health issues who live in high need communities. The grant will be administered by DHHS and will serve an estimated 2,150 individuals, with an initial focus on families and individuals in two sites in the southeast coastal and western regions. Plans call for future expansion to communities in the state’s Piedmont and Sandhills areas. 

Tuesday
Feb122019

NC Dept of Ag on the CBD Sells in NC

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is sending out letters next week to manufacturers and retailers who sell products containing CBD oil, detailing what is legal to sell in North Carolina.  “Under federal Food and Drug Administration laws, CBD is considered a drug,” said Joe Reardon, NCDA&CS assistant commissioner of consumer protection. “North Carolina state laws mirror federal laws. This means that CBD cannot legally be added to any human food or animal feed that is for sale.”  The product can also not make health claims, including statements that the product may prevent, treat or cure any disease. Failure to comply could result in embargo or seizure of products.