November 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle schoolers are visiting the nation’s capitol

Forty-eight students from Washington-Wilkes Middle School are touring Washington, D.C. this week. They left Washington early Tuesday morning, November 13, and are returning late Friday, November 16. More...

Runoffs will be held Dec. 4; not much time for voting

Final statewide certification of the 2018 mid-term General Election was complete on Wednesday, November 14, too late for official inclusion in this edition of The News-Reporter. More...

Donate now to Toys for Tots

New Washington resident Chuck Amrine is helping to fill Santa’s bag with half a dozen gifts for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign at the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce drop point. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Nothing is more heartwarming for parents than a letter from home

Let me share a letter that has been around for at least a half century. I think you’ll enjoy it. Dear Ma and Pa:  I am well. Hope you are. Tell Walt and Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. More...

Book Review

The Marsh King’s Daughter

Hans Christian Anderson wrote a fairy tale called “The Marsh King’s Daughter.” After Helena and her mother escaped and the search was on for her father, the press began to call her that because of the dreadful similarity of the two More...

Fall trips to Kentucky always offer stunning colors

LEXINGTON, Ky. More...

Sports

Selected All-Region first team

Tiger seniors Maura Jackson and Samantha Wheatley have been selected All-Region first team for Region 7A in girls softball.  Jackson was selected as an infielder. She led the Tigers with a .393 batting average with 12 doubles and four triples. More...

Middle School Tigers 3-1 with wins over Warren Co. and LOA

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School boys basketball team lost to Thomson but beat Warren County 49-42 earlier this season. Quinshaun Hearst (shown here) had 31 points against the Screaming Devils. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2017-2018 Winter/Spring Sports

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Springfield Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor’s anniversary and Family and Friends Day on Sunday, December 16, at 11:30 a.m. marking the 23rd anniversary for Rev. and Mrs. Norman and Lynette Williams. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

The Square is looking beautiful

Everyone has their experiences of how God provides for them, and we are no exception. Each week with deadlines looming, the pressure of filling the pages, and of coming up with items for this column, we wonder how it will all come together. More...

‘Annie’ is coming to the Playhouse

Annie (Sarah Morris) sits with her new found furry friend Sandy (played by Silas Morrison) and sings about having hope in “Tomorrow” as rehearsals continue for the December 1-2, 7-9 produ More...

W-WMS score on CCRPI is highest in the region

Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell began the November 2018 meeting on a positive note. She announced that the Washington-Wilkes Middle School received a score of 84.8 on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)  More...

Annual Legislative Breakfast slated November 29 at Third Shiloh, 8 a.m.

The annual Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) will be held on Thursday, November 29, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. Avery Center in Washington.  More...

County will display historical documents

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to allow a display of the representations of nine historical documents aimed at educating and informing the public about the history and backgrounds of American law.  More...

Holton receives American FFA Degree at National Convention

Ethan Holton was presented the American FFA Degree as he and other Washington-Wilkes FFA members attended the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo last month in Indianapolis, Indiana.  More...

News

Tour, craft activities on tap at Callaway

  Looking for a fun day trip? Need to get the relatives out for a little sightseeing after Thanksgiving? More...

Second graders learn about making dolls

Washington- Wilkes Primary School second graders offered a big “thank you” to Susan Houser (top) for demonstrating how to make cornhusk dolls last week. Mrs. More...

LWREA donates funds to WCCP for Jump Start

Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) Secretary Ruby Avery (center) and Myra Heath (right) present a check to Amethyst Wynn, Executive Director of Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) to be used to help finance the Wilkes County More...

Letters

To the Editor

Could the police mount a discouragment?

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Obituaries

Barbara J. Smith

Barbara J. Smith, 72, of Pope Street in Tignall, died Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Greene Point Health and Rehabilitation in Union Point.  More...

Rachel Patricia Ward Niemann

Funeral services for Rachel Patricia (Pat) Ward Niemann, 75, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5970 Cobbham Road, in Appling, Georgia, with Rev. Shirley Suarez officiating. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

This tenth chapter is God’s introduction to us about the future. More...

Personalities

Jessica Rene Berry marries Derrick Clifford Cofer Oct. 6

Jessica Rene Berry of Rayle and Derrick Clifford Cofer of Dacula were united in marriage on Saturday, October 6, at six o’clock in the evening at Mallorysville Baptist Church in Tignall. More...

Jessica and Brad Pettay honored at baby shower on November 4

Jessica and Brad Pettay were guests of honor at a baby shower on Sunday, November 4, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  Hostesses for the occasion were Mandy Jackson, Kris Fisher, Peggy Bentley, Paula Stevens, More...

Program on Kids Hope presented at Woman’s Club meeting Nov. 2

Kelli Eisler was guest speaker at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club on Monday, November 2, at the clubhouse.  More...