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Thursday
Nov102011

WCC Graduates

Wilkes Community College congratulates its recent Certified Nursing Assisting graduates, who were taught by instructor Sonya Jordan, RN. The 5 graduates are: Tiffany Carter, Rebecca Hall, Jason Phillips, Carla Reavis and Brittany Hall.  WCC also congratulates its recent phlebotomy program graduates, who were taught by instructor Annette Church, R.N. The 10 graduates are: Candius Cowan, Sarah Wall, Ashley Brooks, Ashley Seiger, Patrick Blevins, Stacey Williams, Ashley Baity, Ashleigh Combs, Velvet Tucker and Emily Anderson.  Phlebotomy is surgical incisions into veins.  Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond.  For more information on WCC and courses offered go online to www.wilkescc.edu or call 838-6100.

Thursday
Nov102011

Operation Home Front NC

Operation Homefront of North Carolina and Dollar Tree, Inc. have joined forces again this holiday season to gather gifts for military children in North Carolina. The Operation Homefront of North Carolina toy drive is part of a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree, now in its fifth season.  Last year, Dollar Tree patrons donated over 6 million toys nationwide.  Dollar Tree stores will collect items November 1 – December 6.  Once the program ends, Operation Homefront volunteers will collect and distribute the gifts to military children during holiday events.  In areas where Operation Homefront does not have a chapter, local military support groups will distribute the toys to military families and their children.

Wednesday
Nov092011

Election Results from Tuesday in Wilkes

Election Results Locally:

            North Wilkesboro Commissioner’s Race

 1.  Jeffery Elmore  

2.  Bert Hall    

3.  Leonard Baugham, Sr.

 

            Town of Ronda Mayor—Victor Varela 

            Town of Ronda Commissioners

1.  Rex Ashley  

2.  Bradley Combs

 

            Town of Wilkesboro Mayor—Mike Inscore

            Town of Wilkesboro Councilman

1.  Jimmy Hayes 

2.  Michael Testerman

Wednesday
Nov092011

Shots Fired At House

They shot several times at her house.  Wilkes Sheriff’s Officials were called to a shooting on Monday.  A resident on the Pilgrim Baptist Church Road said that she was inside her house when she heard several gunshots outside and heard a car pulling away.  The homeowner went outside and found several holes in her front window and siding on the house.  The shooters used a BB gun.  Deputies found several BB’s at the scene.  There was a total of 13 holes in the window and house.  The victim stated that they had no idea who might have done the shooting and there was no description given of the vehicle the shooter or shooters were in.  Damages to the house are estimated at 500 dollars.

Wednesday
Nov092011

From Shoplifting to Other Charges

What started out as shoplifting ended in arrest on multiple charges.  Monday afternoon Wilkesboro Police were called to Walmart regarding a shoplifter being detained by Loss Prevention.  The man was seen hiding merchandise in his pants and trying to leave the store without paying.  Police determined that the shoplifter, Richard Petty Anderson of Moravian Falls, also had an open warrant for child support.  Then while Anderson was walking with police across the parking lot,  he dropped a glass smoking pipe.  So Anderson was arrested and charged with larceny, non-support of minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Wednesday
Nov092011

North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer 

The 2011 North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer Project is underway. The Town of North Wilkesboro has sponsored the Christmas Cheer Project for families within the Town for many years. This tradition originated during Johnny Walker’s tenure as Chief of Police between 1936-1953 and has been faithfully carried out since that time.  Names of elderly and needy families who live in the North Wilkesboro city limits are collected in the Clerk’s Office by referrals and telephone calls.  Names are reviewed by the Christmas Cheer Committee to determine their eligibility.  Funds for this project are solicited by the Mayor, Town Commissioners and media advertisements.  Contributions for this project are received from businesses and private citizens.  300 boxes are assembled by volunteers and Town personnel and will be delivered on Thursday, December 23rd. Recipients must be at home in order to receive a food box.  To make a contribution, send it to North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer Fund, PO Box 218, North Wilkesboro.  Call 667-7129 for more information.

Wednesday
Nov092011

EAS Test Today at 2pm

Today, television and radio stations across the state and country will participate in the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test is today at 2 p.m. eastern standard time.  Regularly scheduled television, radio, cable and satellite shows will be interrupted.  The public will hear a message indicating that "This is a test."  Under the FCC's rules, all stations are required to receive and transmit presidential EAS messages to the public.  A national test helps federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally.  The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies.  NOAA's National Weather Service, governors, state and local emergency authorities also may use the system to issue local alerts.  The National test today at 2pm is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of ongoing efforts to keep the nation safe during emergencies and prepare for all hazards.

Tuesday
Nov082011

Election Results Are In

Click the link below to see the results from todays elections. 

 

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Wilkes/33132/49117/en/summary.html

Tuesday
Nov082011

It's Election Day

It’s General Election Day.  Polls opened this morning at 6:30 and close at 7:30 p.m. at the North Wilkesboro Fire Department, Wilkesboro Civic Center and Ronda Town Hall.  On the ballot for today’s election in North Wilkesboro, voters choose 3 Town Commissioners.  In Wilkesboro, voters decide on two seats for the Wilkesboro Council and Mike Inscore is running unopposed for a second term as Mayor.   In Ronda, voters choose a mayor and two seats on the Town Board.  Again polls close today at 7:30pm.

Tuesday
Nov082011

Saturday Shooting in Wilkes

One person has died and another is in critical condition as of Monday after a shooting early Saturday morning.  According to Capt David Carsons of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department, a call of a breaking and entering in progress at 1532 Sparta Road came in about 3:30 Saturday morning.  While Deputies were en route, they received another call about a shooting at the same location.  Deputies arrived and found two people who had been shot:  David Cynor, a white male age 23 of North Wilkesboro, and Sarah Seagraves, a white female age 22.  The owner of the property, Steve Whitley, stayed at the building due to a break-in on Friday night.  Whitley couldn’t secure the building from the first break-in and believed thieves might return.  Saturday morning Whitley heard voices outside and called 911.  When two people entered the building, Whitley fired 3 to 4 rounds from a small caliber handgun.  Both Cynor and Seagraves were shot and taken to Baptist Hospital.  Cynor died Saturday night, and Monday, Seagraves was in critical and unstable condition.  Whitley has not been charged in the shooting.  Sheriff’s Officials are still investigating and believe others were involved.