April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Callaway auction to include only limited, carefully selected items

A planned auction of items mainly at Callaway Plantation has been a topic of rumor and conversation for a few weeks already and some misconceptions abound.  More...

REACH scholarships can help students through needs-based mentor program

The primary focus of the April meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education was the Reaching Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) scholarship program.  More...

Farm Safety Camp to be held May 31 at McGill-Woodruff

The annual Farm Safety Camp is once again coming together for 2018.  The many agricultural and safety oriented businesses of both Wilkes and Lincoln counties have worked together in order to sponsor a fun camp for children that will also instruc More...

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Opinions

Trustworthy mechanics do not sell turn signal fluid to their customers

After an appointment at the auto service center, a woman told her husband she had been worried the mechanic might try to rip her off. “I was so relieved,” she said, “when he told me all I needed was turn signal fluid.” More...

Book Review

The Rooster Bar

Sometimes I might review a book because I want to call attention to a new author. That is not my motivation with this one! More...

Skip the by-pass and enjoy all that Washington offers

WASHINGTON – This town of just over 4,000 can be a delightful destination, but for most travelers, it is a peaceful community which sits quietly on the south side of the north by-pass, offering to one and all, genuine hospitality along with a l More...

Obituaries

Ellyn Jones Bunch

Funeral services for Ellyn Jones Bunch, 95, of Delhi Road in Tignall were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at Beulah Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. She died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her residence.  More...

Hazel Price

Funeral services for Hazel Price, 80, of Washington will be held at noon on Friday, April 20, 2018, at White Rock Church on Beaverdam Road in Washington with Rev. Charlie Maddox officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. More...

Martha Allen Kennedy Hall

Funeral services for Martha Allen Kennedy Hall, 84, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 5 p.m.  .  More...

Garden will happen after all; opening is planned for May 1

Washington’s community garden is back on go.  More...

CDBG will finally fund construction work for Baston Trailer Park Road

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners gave the go-ahead for work to be done on Baston Trailer Park Road construction and utility reconstruction after an almost three-year delay due to bidding complications. More...

Prom goers will experience ‘A Night in Paris’ this Saturday night; Senior Walk is at 9 p.m.

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School junior class will present “A Night in Paris,” as the theme for the 2018 prom set for this Saturday, April 21, from 7 p.m. until midnight, at The Pope Center in Washington.  More...

Rope jumpers learn how to stay heart healthy

Washington-Wilkes Primary School physical education teacher Terrence Pendleton recently sponsored the “Jump Rope for Heart” program at the school during which all students in kindergarten through the third grade learned jump rope skills a More...

News

Lions Club invites the service-minded to consider joining

The Washington Lions Club is taking applications for membership to the world’s largest service organization, Lions Clubs International. More...

Rev. Alexander will be speaker at anniversary service for Pitts

Gibson Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Lance A. Pitts, in a special service this Sunday. Rev. More...

Grave-marking ceremonies will remember Callaway and Fluker

On Saturday, May 5, the Washington Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will have two official grave-marking ceremonies honoring Revolutionary War patriots John Callaway and Owen Fluker.  More...

Sports

Girls ‘play well’ to win tourney

“All of the girls played extremely well,” Coach Belle Guin said of her Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls tennis team after they won the Area 4 tournament last Friday. More...

Special Olympians score high placings at Ft. Gordon event

Local results from Wilkes County athletes at Fort Gordon’s Area 9 Special Olympics include:  W-WES – Lindsey Pruitt, first in 50-meter dash and second in shot put.  Deonte Ardister, second in shot put and first in 100-meter run. More...

Kickball registration now open at W-WPRD

Signups have already started for a 12-team kickball tournament to be held at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department and must be completed by April 27. More...

Worship

The revelation of Christ to us

Jesus’ special Revelation is to the seven churches which are in Asia. I believe we can say these seven churches represent al l of the churches of Jesus Christ over the entire period of time of Jesus’ ministry on Earth. More...

Personalities

Sarah Davis and Ted Bingham united in marriage on March 17

Sarah Davis of Washington and Ted Bingham of Harlem exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 17, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Louisa United Methodist Church in Franklin, N.C. Rev. More...

Essie Mae Walton guest of honor at 92nd birthday party March 3

Essie Mae Walton of Rayle was honored on the occasion of her 92nd birthday at a celebration given by her daughter, Barbara Walton at her home in Athens on Saturday, March 3.  More...

LeGette presents program at OLLI meeting on winemaking

Local attorney Charles LeGette spoke on amateur winemaking at the April 2 Washington Affiliate, OLLI@UGA, session at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...