August 4, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Pick a card, any card

Motorcycle riders draw their last card from Shay Harris to complete their poker hands at the end of Saturday More...

About 1,850 students will report for school tomorrow

Students and parents are filling the halls of Wilkes County schools today for open house and orientation, preparing for classes to start tomorrow for the 2005-2006 school year. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

New Welcome Center is very inviting Rosemary Hopkins More...

Opinions

Book Review

A Cop

Veteran Las Vegas police sergeant Randy Sutton edited the highly ac More...

opinion

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Vox Pop

School starts in Wilkes County tomorrow, August 5, and other schools all over are starting early as well. Some people object to the early start, saying it is too hot for both health reasons and economic reasons. More...

Obituaries

Harry Thomas Bradford

Funeral services for Harry Thomas Bradford, 91, of Tignall were held Monday, August 1, 2005, at the Danburg Baptist Church with Rev. Ficklen Guin and Rev. John McPherson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Nellie Hammock Cosby

Graveside services for Nellie Hammock Cosby, 90, were held Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. Eulogies were given by Eddie Stribling and Thomas Fanning. More...

Charlie Bill Norman

Funeral services for Charlie Bill Norman, 84, of Tignall were held Sunday, July 31, 2005, at New Ford Baptist Church, Danburg, with Rev. James White Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He died Tuesday, July 26. More...

Personalities

Dorothy Elise Hearn dedicated at Wieuca Road Baptist July 24

Dorothy Elise Hearn, six-monthold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Hearn of Atlanta, was dedicated at the beginning of the morning worship service at Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta on Sunday, July 24. Rev. More...

Kayce Bufford entertained at shower, buffet July 30

August bride-elect Kayce Bufford was entertained at a shower and buffet on Friday evening, July 30, at the home of Annie Harris in Evans. Cecily Signal, also of Evans, joined Mrs. Harris in entertaining. More...

Friends and family gather to remember Debra Ann Ware

Family and friends of the late Debra Ann Ware gathered at the home of Mabel Ware Johnson on Saturday, July 23, for a time of remembering and fellowship following a memorial service for Miss Ware at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

New director, new location mark new start for Chamber

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‘As long as funds are available’ – but they’re running out

Last month, when a 58-year-old disabled woman could not pay her electricity bill, she was faced with the possibility of having her electric power cut off. More...

Rabid fox killed; city must be aware of animal dangers

Washington city authorities are warning residents that two possibly rabid foxes were reported and put down recently, and that parents need to warn children of the dangers that wild animals can pose More...

Salvation Army extends appeal for voluntary gifts of support

In the wake of an alarming report of financial shortfall and sharply rising expenses, the Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army has extended its appeal for voluntary gifts to support its humanitarian programs. More...

News

Informative program presented

Kiwanian Bill Steed (left) and former Lt. Governor Bob Simmons, along with current Washington Kiwanis Club President Mark Waters, presented a program of information and instruction on the club More...

Watermelon Festival set for August 13th at Tom Watson home

Sometime near the turn of the 20th century, a farmer in Florida developed a thick-rind watermelon that was fabulous for shipping all over the country. It also grew to a fairly hefty size. More...

Pet of the week

This big puppy is six months old and appears to be a Weimaranermix. More...

Letters

Letters To the Editor

Such a special place will always be home TO THE EDITOR: More...

Sports

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Between 1999 and 2004, only three pitchers won at least 14 games in each of the six seasons. Name them. More...

Two in a row

Clay Lawson and his dad, Tim Lawson, went on a fishing trip to Lake Russell and Clay caught this 20 lb. striper bass. More...

Washington-Wilkes Parks & Recreation 2005 Adult Softball Schedule

Sunday, August 7 3:15 p.m. Hunter More...

Worship

THAT CERTAIN SMILE

The joy of Living comes to all those who have received Christ as their Savior. More...

Don't Forget

Aluminum cans for the Animal Shelter are to be taken to the home of Kay and James Poplin, 103 Oak St. and placed behind the house between the house and the cedar-sided building. Do not take the cans to the Animal Shelter. More...