The case in which a former Wilkes Community College division chairman was charged with being paid about $5,000 after claiming he taught classes last spring that didn’t exist is the latest in continuing education improprieties at community colleges statewide over the years.
Starting this school year, Wilkes County school bus drivers are using hand signals to tell students when it’s safe to cross the roads. They received formal training in use of the hand signals last week.
As I was going through old pictures this past week, I came across some of our chocolate cocker spaniel, “Bunny,” who died in 2010, actually on 10-10-10. She was a gift to my children from the Easter Bunny in 2001, thus her nickname, “Bunny,” and her registered name, “Chocolate Easter Surprise.”
I wasn’t sure how to start writing this. But I’ve decided to speak from the heart. Or what’s left of it, because I lost a big piece of mine.
As a cyclist who has ridden the Brushy Mountain area for more than 25 years, I am ashamed of the actions of a very few of my cycling brethren. (Aug. 19 article, “Cyclists cause of concerns.”)
The question of drug testing people receiving public assistance in the Food and Nutrition Program was brought up in the Aug. 4 Wilkes County commissioners meeting.