November 17, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

This year’s Angel Tree to touch some 200 local children in need

Twenty years ago the Washington First United Methodist Church (FUMC) initiated the Angel Tree Ministry as one of the church More...

Dinner reservations are still available for 2005 Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 9-10

The annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Dinner sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10. And reservations are still available for the Dinner at this point. More...

New Ford Baptist establishes ministry to honor war veterans

In observance of Veterans Day, New Ford Baptist Church of Danburg set aside a portion of its worship service on Sunday, November 13 to express its appreciation to all Wilkes County veterans for their military service. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

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The Office Cat

The people at Petal Pushers, Too, tell me that Jeremy More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Lost Boys of Sudan

They had fled from their homes and families without food or More...

Vox Pop

Voter turnout in the city election held last week was under 40 percent in District 1. Also, statewide and nationwide, voter turnout is often shamefully low. What do you think can be done to increase voter participation especially in local elections? More...

1877 Compromise aborted reconstruction and deferred civil rights for 91 years

Don

My African-American sisters and brothers of Wilkes County, please make a mental note of an old saying: More...

Obituaries

Bernard Zachery Henderson

Funeral services for Bernard Zachery Henderson Jr., 76, of Metasville, were held Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Metasville, with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Leroy E. Smith

Funeral services for Leroy E. Smith, 69, were held Friday, November 11, 2005, at the Greater Level Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Samuel Duggan officiating. Burial was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

James W. Ware

Funeral services for James W. Ware, 65, were held Saturday, November 12, 2005, at Pompey More...

Personalities

Latisa Wooten on Merit List for Piedmont College

Latisa Wooten of Washington has been named to the Piedmont College Merit List for the summer semester. More...

Jessica Barnes, Bryce Cacho to unite in marriage Dec. 30

Jim and Dawna Barnes of Hesperia, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Corporal Bryce Cacho of Camp Pendleton, Calif., son of Earl Cacho of Alpine, Wy., and Roslind Kirk of Washington. More...

David Jenkins presents program to Woman’s Club on November 14

David Jenkins, Director of the Payroll Development Authority, spoke to members and guests of the Woman More...

City sets millage rate at 10.863 for 2005

The Washington City Council met in its regular November meeting Monday night, but its most significant action was taken in a called meeting last week, when the council voted to raise city taxes for the first time since 1999. More...

Candlelight Shopping set Nov. 22

Tuesday evening will kick off the annual Christmas shopping season in Downtown Washington, and again Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, as the Downtown Development Authority celebrates the Annual Candlelight Shopping Open House. More...

New Lincoln County lakeside development holds opening party in ‘perfect little town’

Washington played host to more than 200 potential new neighbors last week, and area businesses got just a taste of the economic impact that the new upscale communities on nearby Clarks Hill Lake might bring to Wilkes County. More...

‘Gifts for Children’ campaign requests due by December 9

The Washington Police Department will again sponsor its annual More...

Smoke on the Mountain’ gets encore performance in Dec.

The Washington Little Theater Company will present an encore performance of More...

County considers change in fuel system at airport

Administrative problems concerning the time involved in compensating the fixed base operator (FBO) of the Washington-Wilkes Airport have prompted a move to change the current system entirely and replace it with another at the discretion of FBO Chris More...

News

Local churches prepare to compete in annual Christmas parade Dec. 11

With a theme of More...

Energy Assistance Program open for homebound, elderly

The Energy Assistance Program began taking applications Tuesday, November 1, for homebound and elderly persons 65 years and older households to pay their home heating costs. The program will be opened to the general public on Thursday, December 1. More...

Silent Auction set for Nov. 18

The silent auction fund-raiser to benefit the Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter Association project of building a cat facility will be held On Friday, November 18, from 7 to 9;30 p.m. at the Edward Pope Community Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

Letters

Norwood: Congress acts to help gas prices

TO THE EDITOR: You and I both know that gas prices are too high. To help ease prices, Congress recently passed The Gasoline for America More...

Sports

Tigers shutout Temple, brace for SCD’s speed merchants

The mighty Washington-Wilkes Tigers cruised to a smooth second round victory last Friday night on their home turf thanks in large part to an over-the-top game of a lifetime by sophomore Jareon Small. More...

Wrestlers ranked No. 3 in state, begin season Wed. in Lexington

Even with some important members of the team who are still involved with the Tiger football team More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

What a weekend of college football we just experienced! Upsets, close games, surprise blowouts last Saturday had it all. More...

Worship

Rev. Lance Pitts is installed as pastor of Mt. Calvary Bapt.

Rev. Lance Pitts will be installed as pastor of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Greene County on Sunday, November 20, at 3 p.m. More...

Rev. Neal Beard to return to speak at Victory Baptist

Rev. Neal Beard will be the speaker at all services at Victory Baptist Church on Sunday, November 27. More...

A HERITAGE

Children begin at an early age to acquire a knowledge and an appreciation of their heritage and the traditions of their society. More...

Don't Forget

The 2005 Silent Auction for the benefit of the building fund of the W-W Humane Shelter Association will be held at the Pope Community Center on Lexington Avenue, Friday, November 18, 79:30 p.m. Bidding closes at 9 p.m. Admission is free. More...