June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

W-WPRD launches program to help develop role models

A program to provide leadership, mentoring, and other help to young boys in the community was begun on Saturday, June 10, when coaches and men in the community met at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department for discussion and breakfast. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter...

... touring Southeast Asia

  Dennis and Laurie Dehil recently took The News-Reporter on a trip to Southeast Asia. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Honeysuckle’s fresh smell opens a door to the feeling of long childhood summers

We are here today to praise the smell of honey­suckle, the season it signals, and the memories it holds.  More...

Newspapers record landmarks of life

GUEST COLUMNIST

There’s not a lot offered for free in this world – at least not without strings attached – but your local community newspaper offers a few things.  More...

Oney’s manuscript collection will make you pine for more

When the world changes, the wizened soothsayers would advise one to hop on board and carry on. But if you are long in the tooth, you might be wont to speak up, “Oh no, I like my coffee the way I have always drank it.”  More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

From Hall of Fame pitcher to U.S. Senator

“This game’s not over until it is over and you focus in until the last out is made. That’s my never-ever quit attitude.” – Jeff Banister, Manager, Texas Rangers ball club.   More...

Personalities

Blackmons honored at 70th wedding anniversary party

Eleanor and Steve Blackmon were honored on Saturday, June 10, with a reception celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.  The party, hosted by their children, was held at the home of Myra Blackmon and Tom Holland.  More...

Graham Newsome receives law degree from UGA on May 20

Edward Graham Newsome graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in commencement exercises Saturday, May 20, at the Ramsey Center Volleyball Arena.  Mr. More...

Laurel Bailey Echols and Joshua Daniel Sawyer exchange marriage vows May 20 at First Baptist

Laurel Bailey Echols of Washington and Joshua Daniel Sawyer of Birmingham, Alabama, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double ring ceremony Saturday, May 20, at five o’clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Board approves 2018 budget; will upgrade security cameras

The Wilkes County Board of Education voted to approved the tentative budget for the fiscal year 2018, and approved the purchase of several pertinent items included in the tentative budget.  More...

Fountain on The Square taking shape

After a week or so of painstaking design and construction, a productive team from the City of Washington’s Public Works Department has completed the site preparation for a new 10-foot-tall water fountain which will be the centerpiece on The Squ More...

Fundraising efforts pay off for cancer detection

Kim Winfrey and Amy Karamihalis, chairmen of the March Parade of Beds fundraiser, have presented the Wills Memorial Hospital operating room staff with two new scopes to be used for cancer detection at the hospital.  More...

Outdoors Woman program will offer summer courses

Don’t miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops. From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to a coastal adventure, you will not only gain knowledge, but will also experience fun and friendship. More...

Methodist Church to offer concert of patriotic music

The Washington First United Methodist Church choirs will again present a program of patriotic music prior to the fireworks on Monday evening, July 3. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

News

Summer readers will see The Wild Life as activities continue at MW Library

Summer reading is still going strong at the Mary Willis Library, and there is something for all ages. Last Tuesday, the Bright Star Touring Theatre performed “Story Tales: Pinocchio and Robin Hood.”  More...

Eric Scott graduates with business admin. degree at Valdosta

Eric Scott of Washington has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Valdosta State University.  More...

Canebrakes figured heavily in Revolutionary War battles

The W-W SAR met last Thursday evening, June 15, at the Washington Woman’s Club and learned that the landscape of many Revolutionary War battlefields was not open fields, but actually 10-20- foot tall canebrakes.  More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

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Worship

The priesthood of Jesus is forever

God’s priesthood for mankind began in the Old Testament through Moses and Aaron when God chose them to lead the Israelites out of Egypt to their Promised Land of Caanan. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Office Cat is on hiatus for health reasons and may resume at a later date. . More...