May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

TPP program marches Saturday to help increase awareness here

The Wilkes County Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program works to reduce teen pregnancy, the incidence of STDs and STIs, and to improve adolescent health. More...

Fountain Campground invites all to attend worship from June 4-11

Established in 1822, Fountain Campground is still going strong as a nondenominational campground and invites all faiths to attend and worship this year June 4-11.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Back in the saddle

Most of you know by now that I had a serious accident and a fall on my deck Thursday, May 11. The fall resulted in surgery for a partial hip replacement and has put me out of circulation for a few weeks.  More...

Opinions

Words in my head just wouldn’t march but for now they’re starting to line up

Well, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve tried to write an original column from scratch, and it’s time to try now. More...

Book Review

The Hidden Life of Trees

I n these days of environmental threats from many directions, it is encouraging to read a book by a knowledgeable, dedicated to-the-cause author. Peter Wohlleben is a forester in Germany who runs a “friendly” woodland. More...

Grady alumni can join Dean Davis in button-popping pride

There was a time when a dean had to be colorful if he expected to maintain and enjoy tradition. Didn’t matter about his other qualifications – he was ordained to be something of a character if he had the title affixed to his name. More...

Obituaries

James Tyler Scoggins

Funeral Services for James Tyler Scoggins, 75, of Greensboro, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Jeff Perkins, Rev. Tom Compton, and Rev. Alex Ward officiating. More...

Worship

The priesthood of Jesus will save us

Our salvation from our sins that we commit in our lives while on this earth can only be taken out of our lives through our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our personal saviour. More...

Personalities

Christina Albertson admitted to New York State Bar May 4

Christina M. Albertson was sworn in and admitted to the New York State Bar at a ceremony held at Empire State Plaza in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, May 4. More...

Broomes present program at DAR meeting held on May 13

Ginny and Thad Broome presented a most informative program to members and guests of the Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR Saturday, May 13, at the Episcopal Parish House.  “The History of the Baptist Church in Georgia” was the program topic More...

Graves of Confederate soldiers marked at Fishing Creek May 6

The Atlanta Chapter 18 United Daughters of the Confederacy was in Washington Saturday, May 6, to mark the graves of 18 Confederate soldiers buried in the Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  The group was joined by the Julia Jackson1Children More...

Planning Commission offers points to govern county’s poultry houses

The Wilkes County Planning Commission will recommend to the Board of Commissioners that five new points governing the permitting and establishment of poultry houses be added to Wilkes County’s existing Land Use Ordinance. More...

Tiger Class of 2017 will graduate Friday after active week of prep

A busy week or so for some 79 graduating seniors at Washington-­Wilkes Comprehensive High School will climax on Charlie Davidson Field at Tiger Stadium as commencement exercises begin at 8 p.m. this Friday, May 25.  More...

Haugheys, Burriss get top honors at 4-H banquet

For all their individual accomplishments during the past year, 107 members of Wilkes County 4-H were honored with recognition at the club’s annual banquet last Saturday evening at W-WCHS.  More...

News

Optimists are Silver Sponsors

Washington Optimist Club member Ray Hardy (right) presented a check for $250 to John Singleton on behalf of the grass roots Fireworks Committee, making the civic club a Silver Sponsor of the Freedom More...

Federal disaster loans available but deadline to apply is June 19

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Best citizens named at W-WPS

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its citizens for the month of May who were recognized for “acting responsibly” throughout the month. More...

Letters

A solution that protects everyone is goal for development

TO THE EDITOR:   My thanks to the members of the Wilkes County Planning Commission, headed by Mr. Kyle Brown, for allowing everyone to have the opportunity to speak their mind about the future of poultry farming in Wilkes County. More...

W-WES appreciates help with Glow Run

TO THE EDITOR:   Washington-Wilkes Elementary School would like to thank everyone who came out Friday night and participated in the W-WES Glow Run! More...

Donors share blood at Auxiliary’s drive

TO THE EDITOR:   Last Thursday, May 18, the Shepard Community Blood Center held a blood drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. We were pleased and gratified by the number of donors who participated.  More...

Sports

Tigers impressive in spring game

A lopsided crowd turned out in support of the new Tigers last Friday evening for the 2017 spring football game and a preview of what may be to come for the inaugural season of new head coach and athletic director Chad Alligood. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Excitement builds when visiting Fenway

“As I grew up, I knew that as a building, (Fenway Park) was on the level of Mount Olympus, the Pyramid at Giza, the nation’s capitol, the czar’s Winter Palace and the Louvre - except, of course, that (it) is better than all those in More...

Tennis teams recognize top players at end-of-season party

At an end-of-season gathering, the W-W Tiger tennis teams presented awards to their outstanding members as voted on by their teammates. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Flint Hill Baptist Church will hold its Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday, June 4, at 11:45 a.m. . The Washington City Council will meet on Monday, June 12, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. More...