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Thursday
Sep202018

Songwriting Contest and Merlefest

MerleFest will begin accepting entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (CASC) on October 1. The contest has four categories: bluegrass, general, gospel, and country. Winners will be chosen at Merlefest April 25 - 28, 2019. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College. Now in its 27th year, the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest is an opportunity for songwriters to have their original songs heard and judged by Nashville music industry professionals.  In addition to cash prizes for the winners, finalists are invited to the final round of the competition on Friday night of MerleFest. For more information, visit http://merlefest.org/chris-austin-songwriting-contest/

Thursday
Sep202018

Cleaning Up Downed Trees

Hurricane Florence has resulted in damaged and downed trees. The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging homeowners and anyone else looking to clean up after a storm to exercise caution and think safety first. Cleaning up downed debris has safety risks including a debris field making for poor footing and potentially downed electric lines. If electrical wires are an issue, do not attempt tree work. Contact your utility company and let them remove the electrical wires. If you use a chainsaw, do so in accordance with the manufactures instructions. Be aware of cutting any branches under tension or pressure. And, wear protective equipment such as a hard hat and hearing and eye protection.

Thursday
Sep202018

NC Flooding and Red Cross

The threat from Hurricane Florence is far from over as flooding is expected to continue into next week in the Carolinas. Some rivers could stay at flood stage for weeks. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide food and shelter for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted. Some 28 counties in North Carolina are still under evacuation orders. More than 1,100 roads remain closed due to flooding, including a stretch of I-95 and I-40.  Many people and businesses are still without power. The Red Cross is responding and needs financial donations. Help people affected by Hurricane Florence by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Wednesday
Sep192018

Lots of Jewelry Stolen

Nearly $2400 in property was stolen in a Moravian Falls break-in.  A back window was found open and is believed to be how the thief got inside the house.  Several pieces of jewelry, an xBox, and games were taken.  There is a possible suspect in this theft, and charges are pending further investigation by the Sheriff's Office.  The incident was reported Monday afternoon.

Wednesday
Sep192018

Boone Trail Break-In

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a home break-in at a Boone Trail residence.  The homeowner returned to find several things missing including an LG TV, xBox, video games, and speaker system.  Stolen property is valued at $700.  No suspects were listed with that break-in that was reported Monday morning.

Wednesday
Sep192018

Golf Fundraiser for the Children's Home

Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home was founded in 1994 as an avenue to provide a loving, Christian environment to children removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse. The vision of Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home is for all children to have a safe place to laugh, play, and dream. In order to fulfill their mission of helping children, The Home has fundraisers including their 20th Annual Golf Tournament.  It's 4-man Captians Choice at Brushy Mountain Golf Club in Taylorsville on Friday, September 28th with morning and afternoon tee-times.  Call Ebenezer Christian Children's home to register at 336-667-5683 or online www.ebenezerfamily.org

Wednesday
Sep192018

Walker Center Volunteers and Programs

The annual Walker Center Volunteer Breakfast was Tuesday, September 11, to honor those who help with the season shows and school events program. The School Events program is celebrating its 34th year, and the Walker Center Season Shows is celebrating its 35th season. The Walker Center began with a ribbon cutting on August 24, 1984. With the help of dedicated volunteers, the Walker Center has provided over 515,000 students with first-class cultural experiences, including live theater and music and the annual MerleFest School Day. The 2018-2019 School Events program will offer seven shows and MerleFest School Day. For more information about the School Events program or the Walker Center Season Shows, call 336-838-6260

 

Wednesday
Sep192018

8 NC Counties Approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that 8 counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to the effects of Hurricane Florence: Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender. Individuals from these counties who are affected by the disaster, and are unable to continue working, must file an application for benefits by October 17, 2018. Workers who became unemployed as a direct result of the effects of Hurricane Florence impacting North Carolina, may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under the DUA program. Business owners affected by the storm may also qualify for benefits.

 

Wednesday
Sep192018

President in NC Today

On Monday, Governor Cooper met with the Secretary of Homeland Security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to discuss disaster response and recovery.  Gov. Cooper thanked the Secretary for federal support North Carolina has received throughout Hurricane Florence, especially from the U.S. Coast Guard and FEMA. The two leaders discussed ongoing challenges around fuel supply, road closures, wastewater and other issues and pledged to stay in touch on recovery efforts moving forward. President Donald Trump will travel to North and South Carolina today to survey the storm damage.  The visit will come as the region continues to struggle with flooding and power outages.

Tuesday
Sep182018

Stolen in Wilkesboro and Found in Greensboro

A vehicle stolen in Wilkesboro was recovered in Greensboro.  Wilkesboro Police were dispatched to the parking lot of Big Lots.  The victim reported that he left his keys in his unlocked car while he went in the store to shop.  About 20 minutes later, he returned to find his car missing.  The theft happened between 8 and 8:30 Saturday night.  Then early Sunday morning, Wilkesboro Police was contacted by Greensboro Police.  The stolen vehicle was stopped.  Police found two 13-year-olds inside the stolen car.  The identity of the juveniles is being withheld due to their age.  No word on charges at this time.