May 24, 2018 RSS feed / News

GEDs earned, careers charted

Kirsten King (back) and Myranda Palmer (front) have just received their GEDs from the Washington-Wilkes Career Center of Athens Technical College after completing their classwork in less than four mo More...

Kirby, others help OLLI celebrate 20th anniversary

On a recent Friday evening, the dining room of the Fitzpatrick Hotel was filled with conversations in advance of any formalities. More...

Donation will help keep dogs well-fed

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School students (l-r) Naziyah Jackson, Matthew Villagorda, Kierra Blackburn, Shelter Director Darren Altman, Ta’Aliyah Booker, Tenoria Tate, and Deon McCord More...

Gone, But Never Forgotten

Honoring the Memory of Our Heroes in Uniform

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces. We honor the memory of those who lost their lives protecting our nation’s freedom. More...

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Old photo of the week

This week’s old photo features a barefoot lady on a ladder. While she hangs draperies, a gentleman in overalls steadies the ladder. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Nina Boatwright visited with and delivered a delicious meal to J.W. and Bonnie Boatwright on Tuesday, May 15. . Rev. Jim Newsome visited J.W. Boatwright on Thursday, May 17. Bonnie had an appointment in Athens on Thursday. More...

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Library’s Summer Reading Program will get started next Tues., May 29

Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as the Mary Willis Library presents “Libraries Rock” during its summer library program.  More...

Freedom Fireworks seeking sponsors for show on July 3

Sponsors are needed for the annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza to be held on The Square in Washington July 3.  More...

Quinn tells OSY to put education first

Denorio Quinn, facility director of the Wilkes Regional Youth Detention Center, spoke to the Workforce Development Out-of-School Youth, WIOA-ORBIT, earlier this month at Athens Technical College’s Washington Wilkes Career Center.  More...

Waters will tell CWRT about Mudd’s role in Lincoln assassination

Dr. Mark Waters of Washington will present “Dr. Mudd and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” to the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting on Monday, May 28 at 6 p.m., in the Fitzpatrick Hotel.  More...

Kitty Bits

Country Club Drive may not go there

Well, we slipped up and left out the old photo of the week in the May 17, 2018 issue. We’ll try to do better in the future. More...

Commissioners, Extension Office welcome new 4-H bus

Wilkes County 4-H’ers are excited to have a new bus that provides transportation to and from events and allows even more students to participate in the youth organization’s variety of programs and activities.  More...

Tignall News

While driving into South Carolina from Augusta one day last week we saw at the first gas station in South Carolina a car with a Georgia tag being pushed up to the gas tank by the entire family, children and all. More...

W-W Tiger Band celebrates a year of concerts, competition, awards

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Band has achievements and graduates to celebrate as it looks forward to a new season. More...

Top Ten Movies

1. Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth  2. Life of the Party (PG-13) Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs  3. Breaking In (PG-13) Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke  4. More...