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Wednesday
Aug142019

Fatality Wreck Update

The funeral was held yesterday for a Wilkes County woman who died last week in a one-vehicle accident on Old 60 just South of Ronda.  According to the NC Hwy Patrol, Robbie Gean Ammons age 57 was traveling West on Old 60 when her vehicle went off the road to the right, hit a culvert, went back across the highway to the left, hit a fence, and hit two trees.  Ammons died at the scene.  Reins-Sturdivant was in charge of arrangements. 

Wednesday
Aug142019

Wilkes Central Gets Ag Grant

Wilkes Central High School Agriculture Program (Wilkes County) was recently awarded a grant through Carolina Farm Credit’s Corporate Mission Fund. Grant funds will be used to begin a small animal program at the school. This will allow students to build fencing and housing for the program animals. Nearly 100 grant applications were received for the 2018 program, and awards were granted in the last quarter. The Corporate Mission Fund operates on an application-based grant system. Organizations may apply for up to $5,000 per year to promote agriculture in the western half of North Carolina. The grant cycle for 2020 projects has already passed. Project proposals will be reviewed and grants will be awarded in the fourth quarter of 2019. 

 

Wednesday
Aug142019

WCC Board of Trustees Fee Change and Scholarship

The WCC Board of Trustees met last week. They approved a revision to the student fees to include a fee of $15.00 per year to freshmen sophomore students at the Ashe Early College High School to allow those students to participate in WCC student activities.  Also as part of WCC’s “5-Year Strategic Plan”, a goal was established to review all endowed scholarships and maximize scholarship dollars. It was determined that there were a number of endowed funds with a principal balance below $10,000 and have been in existence for more than ten years. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes (Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act), Wilkes Community College combined the endowed funds into a general scholarship endowment to be called the WCC Founders Scholarship.  Wilkes Community College will continue to honor donors on the website.

Wednesday
Aug142019

NC Gov Order on Gun Background Checks

On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper signed a new gun safety Executive Directive and updated the public on recent action taken to strengthen firearm purchase background checks. Cooper shared the information at the Department of Public Safety’s School Safety Summit in Greensboro. Governor Cooper also shared information about the gun safety Executive Directive he signed. The directive requires state agencies to take increased action on closing crime reporting gaps between state and federal agencies, and expands firearm safety education.

Tuesday
Aug132019

Stolen from Behind Restaurant

Wilkesboro Police are investigating a theft of equipment from behind K & R Cafeteria.  A meat slicer, ladder, and aluminum storage wrecks valued at nearly $3700 have been stolen.  Video surveillance shows two white females in a Rav 4 stealing the ladder after doing some dumpster diving behind the restaurant.  Police are attempting to identify the thieves.  The investigation is still underway.  

Tuesday
Aug132019

Stolen Tools

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in and theft at a home in North Wilkesboro.  The homeowners called last week when they returned home and discovered the theft.   Stolen property valued at $800 included:  Craftsman power tool set, Craftsman level, Bosch framing gun, finish nailer, and skilsaw; and a tool bag with handtools.  No suspects were given with that report.

Tuesday
Aug132019

Great State of Wilkes Finalists

Wilkes United Way Great State Hero Nominations have been made and the finalists are:  Crisis – Dodie Maxted, Rachel Minich and Devin Lyall;  Education – Betty Thompson, Gretchen Barelski and Dr. Alexander Erwin;  Health – Mary Tevepaugh, Fran Cantrell and posthumously Curtis Lomax;  and Future Generation – Hannah Miller, David Webster and Hailey Hogan. The 5th Annual Great State Hero Banquet is September 10 at the Stone Center.  One winner in each category will be awarded $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of their choice.  The banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $25.00 and may be picked up at the United Way office at 910 C Street, North Wilkesboro. Proceeds support United Way’s 20 Partner Agencies in Wilkes.

Tuesday
Aug132019

WCC Ashe County Campus Groundbreaking

Wilkes Community College held the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Ashe Campus Expansion on Thursday, August 8. “Ashe County is proud to partner with Wilkes Community College for this exciting new expansion,” stated Todd McNeill, Chairman, Ashe County Board of Commissioners. The over 30,000-square-foot facility will expand opportunities for students in Ashe County and the service area to include criminal justice, Associate in Science degree, horticulture, and HVAC. The expansion will includes classroom space, computer labs, state-of-the-art technology and more. The Ashe Campus Expansion is projected to cost $12 million and construction is expected to be completed in 2021.

Tuesday
Aug132019

Death on the Parkway

There was a death on the Parkway over the weekend.  Friday evening, the National Park Service received a report of a single vehicle accident near Milepost 306 at the Grandfather Mountain Overlook. Parkway Rangers, along with law enforcement and rescue personnel, responded to the scene. The driver of the vehicle, Kurt Klein, age 61, of Duluth, Georgia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigations indicate that Klein’s vehicle left the roadway and crossed over into the Grandfather Mountain Overlook parking area where it struck a tree. No additional details are available at this time.

 

Tuesday
Aug132019

Parents Get Children Immunized

As everyone prepares for the start of the 2019–2020 school year, state health officials remind North Carolinians to ensure their children, especially teens and preteens, are current on their vaccinations.  Not getting immunized leads to the possibility of serious diseases.  In North Carolina, vaccination records are checked when a child enters a child care facility or a school. Children who have not obtained the required immunizations on the first day of attendance may be excluded from any school — public, private or religious — until they receive immunizations  and have proof of immunity.