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Monday
Apr162018

Wilkes School Board Reviewing Student Trip Procedures

The Wilkes County School Board is reviewing school trip procedures following the death of a Wilkes County student while on a field trip to Washington, DC earlier this year.  A 14-year-old Central Wilkes Middle was hit by a tour bus and later died from his injuries.  The incident is still under investigation by the US Park Service in DC. 

Monday
Apr162018

Wilkes Fraud Investigation

Charges are pending for fraud.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called last week when a Traphill woman discovered her information was used for an Amazon account.  The account was set up using the victim's personal information and over $2000 in items were purchased.  There is a suspect in this fraud case, and charges are pending an arrest.

Monday
Apr162018

Teachers and Bright Ideas Grants

EnergyUnited is now accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants for the 2018-19 school year. Teachers in K-12 classrooms with ideas for hands-on learning projects can apply for a grant of up to $2,000. EnergyUnited expects to award over $40,000 in Bright Ideas grants to teachers in the 19 counties it serves. The grants are available to K-12 teachers from public, public charter, private and Christian schools. Teachers can apply individually or as a team and must apply online. Applications will be accepted through September 14. Teachers who submit their applications by the early bird deadline of August 14 will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. Teachers can learn more and apply online at:www.energyunited.com/ bright-ideas-program.

Monday
Apr162018

Prescribed Burn at Stone Mtn

A prescribed burn at Stone Mtn State Park is scheduled for this week depending on weather conditions.  The burn will encompass about 680-acres around the Wolf and Cedar Rock walking trails.  The prescribed burn will be conducted by the NC Forest Service, NC State Parks Service, and local fire departments.

Monday
Apr162018

WCC Board of Trustees Meeting

The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met on Thursday, April 12, and Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC president gave an update of the Strategic Plan. Alleghany Project Update: Architects are continuing the plans for the new welding and diesel lab building at the Alleghany Center. It is estimated that the project will be ready for construction bidding this summer with a completion date by spring 2019. Ashe Capital Project Update: The property transfer from Ashe County Schools and the construction project was approved by the State Board of Community Colleges in January. LS3P Associates Ltd. was selected as the project designer. The design and State Construction approval process will continue through spring 2019, with groundbreaking in summer 2019 and project completion in 2021. Culinary Lab Building Project Update: MBI Builders, LLC from North Wilkesboro was chosen as the builder with the approval of a  $2,190,000 contract.  Construction is set for April 30 with completion in late March 2019.

Monday
Apr162018

Celebrating Week of Young Child in Wilkes

Beginning Monday, April 16th the Partnership for Children will celebrate Week of the Young Child by placing small granite stone on the Yadkin River Greenway behind West Park.  Each stone has the logo of the partnership with instructions to return the stone to their office and receive a free children’s book.  This event will continue until Thursday, April 26th.  Adults, children, and families are encouraged to join in the fun walking the Yadkin River Greenway, finding a stone and receiving a free book! 

Monday
Apr162018

April Is Month of the Young Child

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services employees and partners are recognizing the Month of the Young Child with events across the state to support the 250,000 young children enrolled in child care centers and family child care homes across the state.  Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April as the Month of the Young Child and the week of April 16has been designated as an opportunity for volunteers to read to children at licensed care facilities. 

 

Friday
Apr132018

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

A traffic stop led to multiple drug charges.  Wilkesboro Police followed a car with an expired tag that was traveling at an extremely slow speed and initiated a traffic stop.  A Police K9 alerted that there were drugs in the car.  A search found drugs, scales, and drug paraphernalia.  The driver, Mark Brooks of Millers Creek, was charged with felony intent to sell and deliver, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance, and possession.

Friday
Apr132018

Out-of-Gas Vehicle Stolen in Wilkes

He left his out-of-gas vehicle on the side of the road, and someone stole it.  The victim reported leaving his Ford Explorer on the Hwy 421 West off ramp at Hwy 115 in North Wilkesboro.  A friend picked him up.  When the owner came back the next day to get his SUV, it was gone.  No local law enforcement agency has any information on the vehicle.  Several tow companies were called who have no knowledge of the vehicle either.  The investigation is continuing.

Friday
Apr132018

Same Place Hit by Thieves

Guess the thief thought that the third time was the charm or if once or twice you succeed, then try, try again.  A North Wilkesboro property owner called the Sheriff's Office about a theft from an outbuilding.  Someone had entered the building near his house and took a Stihl weed eater and a Stihl chainsaw.  Stolen property is valued at nearly $700.  This is the third time this same victim has been robbed.  The  investigation is continuing.