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Friday
Feb082019

Foxx on the SOTU and Unborn

Following the State of the Union Address, Congresswoman Foxx of the 5th District here in Wilkes said the following:  “…the President supports the rights of the unborn and newborns. State legislators now use their power to eliminate the right to life and promote the idea that life is dispensable, even in the case where a child is viable and the mother’s life is not in danger.”  Congresswoman Foxx also said, “All life deserves protection under the law, and I will continue to fight to protect the rights of the unborn and newborns of our society from the atrocities of abortion and infanticide.”

Friday
Feb082019

Flu in NC Update

And speaking of the flu, Influenza activity is rising in North Carolina. Although vaccination early in the season is preferred, it is never too late to get vaccinated and help protect yourself and others from the spread of this dangerous, sometimes deadly virus.  Six influenza-associated deaths were reported during the week ending on Feb. 2, and the total number of influenza-associated deaths reported this season is now 35. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older. For information on the flu virus or vaccines, contact the Wilkes Health Department.

Thursday
Feb072019

Break-In at Local Factory

Nearly $900 in property was stolen from a local company.  Wilkesboro Police were called to Worldwide Protective Products on Monday morning.  A side door was damaged and unlocked when management arrive on Monday.  Video surveillance showed that a white female entered the building on Sunday and was there about two hours going through desks and taking property.  The female thief has not been identified, and the investigation is continuing.

Thursday
Feb072019

Business Break-In and Theft

Wilkesboro Police are investigating a local business theft in which over $1000 in cash and property were taken.  The break-in happened during the overnight hours Sunday while the store was closed.  Management of the Pelican's Snoballs arrived Monday morning to find the break-in.  A side door and locking system were damaged.  Two cash drawers and a tip jar were emptied of cash.  A chest-type freezer was emptied of contents and then stolen.  Police are reviewing video surveillance from nearby store to determine a suspect. 

Thursday
Feb072019

You Can Help the Children

The Guardian ad Litem Office will hold information sessions for the public to learn more about the program and volunteering in our community. These sessions will be held Wednesday February 13, March 13, and April 10th at the Wilkes County Public Library from 12-1pm.  Current staff and volunteers will be present to answer questions.  Also the next training for new volunteers is Saturday March 2-April 6th from 9:30am-12:30pm in North Wilkesboro. Please call the local Guardian ad Litem office at 651-4421 for more information.

Thursday
Feb072019

Saturday: Scouts Collect Food

This Saturday, is food pickup time.  Last Saturday, Boy and Cub Scouts from the Old Hickory Council passed out bags and information on the upcoming Scouting for Food drive to take place across eight counties. Scouting for Food is an early annual event in which local Boy Scouts go door-to-door to pass out plastic bags, which residents may fill with cans and nonperishable food items, and leave outside for pickup this coming Saturday. Most of the collected food will be going to agencies within the county the food is collected and to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Thursday
Feb072019

NC Gov's Education Awards

This week, Governor Roy Cooper announced the first recipients of the Governor’s Educator Discovery Award. The teachers from Cary, Wilmington, and Charlotte will receive a $1,000 award to help them pursue professional development. The Governor’s Educator Discovery Award was created to support North Carolina educators at all phases of their careers. The award provides a stipend of up to $1,000 for preK-12 teachers. To be eligible for the Governor’s Educator Discovery Awards, teachers submit a proposal with their teaching experience and the professional development activity they wish to pursue. The next round of applications is available now with selections announced April 30.  

Thursday
Feb072019

Sen Burr of NC on the SOTU

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address:  “Today, two years into the Trump Administration, our economy is booming, our job market is flourishing, and millions of Americans now get to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks each week. Unemployment is hovering steadily near record lows. Wages are on the rise. There are more open jobs than there are people to fill them. And employers and consumers alike feel confident about the direction we’re heading."  Burr ended by saying that all Senators should listen to the President’s call for unity and work together on the issues that matter the most to the American people.

Wednesday
Feb062019

Vacant House Break-In

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in and theft of a vacant house in Moravian Falls.  The property owner returned to find $2800 in property had been stolen including:  stereo equipment, tools, gaming system, and Yamaha ATV.  Property was stolen from inside and outside the home and from a vehicle on the property.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Wednesday
Feb062019

Outbuilding Theft

In a North Wilkesboro break-in and theft, the thief was caught on video surveillance.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a house in North Wilkesboro.  The victim reported that someone had broken into an outbuilding and taken nearly $700 in property.  The stolen property included batteries, power tools, hand tools, and a space heater.  There is video surveillance of the thief who had been identified.  Warrants were issued; an arrest is pending.