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Local motorcyclists to raise funds for Sheriff; Ride for Gary' set for Sat., July 22 on Square

Local motorcycle riders and law officers will be out in force to see the Georgia Sheriffs' new custom bike dedicated to Wilkes County Sheriff Gary Rogers at a fund-raiser called "Support your Local Sheriff - Ride for Gary." More...

By the grace of God

A 13-year-old Rayle girl escaped injury Tuesday when she drove this borrowed Honda into the path of a logging truck, destroying the car and causing the truck to jackknife on Highway 78 at Columbus Granade Road. More...

Tickets available for WMH Auxiliary fall fashion show

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a fall fashion show on Saturday, August 12, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the VFW Post Home on Andrew Drive. More...

She'll grow into it

Six-month-old Elizabeth Wansley of Thomson can't quite reach the pedals on the classic pedal car she won, but parents Stevi and William Wansley will take care of it until she can. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Chicken barbecue will help sheriff

W arren and Lois Nunn have been married 64 years today - Tuesday, July 11. That's a lot of years! Pretty soon after they married, they had an apartment in the home of More...

Opinions

AN EDITORIAL

The Real Disappointment

It was no disappointment when Washington City Councilman Nathaniel Cullars so arrogantly declared "absolutely not" to a request that he temporarily stand aside from his position on the Police Committee. That reaction from him was fully expected. More...

Life is like the butterfly

Our lives on earth are as unto the caterpillar; gathering and collecting stuff; as the caterpillar eats like a More...

THE NEWS-REPORTER

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Sports

Craycraft takes third title in golf tournament

Two-time former champion Billy Craycraft broke all the rules and staged an incredible comeback to win the 79th annual Amos Martin invitational Golf Tournament two weekends ago at the WashingtonWilkes Country Club. After shoot More...

Smith brothers attend junior golf school

Easton and Matthew Smith attended a junior golf school at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C., June 20-22. More...

W-WPRD taking registration for youth football '06 season

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) is accepting registrations for Youth Football 2006. More...

Worship

Revival services set for July 23 thru 26 at Ebenezer Baptist

Dr. Leonard DuPree will be the preacher in revival services at the Ebenezer Baptist Church July 2326. More...

Homecoming, revival slated beginning Sunday at Sardis

Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle will have a homecoming service on Sunday, July 16, with Rev. Chris Carpenter bringing the message and Malcolm (Mac) McDonald of Rome leading the music. More...

Rehoboth Baptist Church to celebrate 200th anniversary

Rehoboth Baptist Church will be celebrating its bicentennial later this month and there are a number of events taking place as its members and the community recognize such a prestigious event. More...

Don't Forget

Trinity Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming Sunday, More...

City leaders dodge hot topics before packed house

The ongoing desire for a community swimming pool, the upgrading of the city's fire protection rating, and a public request for a councilman to step down from a committee assignment were the hot topics for Monday night's regular July meeting of the Wa More...

Voters to cast primary ballots in statewide election Tuesday

Wilkes County voters are expected to turn out for Tuesday's primary to choose their party's nominees for a dozen statewide offices; and in Wilkes County's District 3 voters will choose which of three Rayle men will succeed the retiring Marshall Sherr More...

City's fire protection rating upgraded; will lower fire insurance costs for all

After decades of hard work on the part of firefighters and city leaders, Washington Fire Chief Alan Poss announced Monday, the city's fire protection rating has been upgraded to one of the best in the nation. More...

Washington Police arrest six in hot check forgery scheme

A sharp-eyed teller at a Washington bank helped catch a band of thieves that had been trying to pass stolen checks around town Monday. More...

Paraders were first to celebrate

A record number of paraders set out for the annual Fourth of July march early last Tuesday morning in celebration of Independence Day. More...

New Chamber program to help beautify Washington-Wilkes

A meeting is set for anyone interested in participating in Washington Wilkes' "America in Bloom" program, which is designed to help improve the visual appeal of neighborhoods, parks, open spaces, and streets through the imaginative use of flowers, pl More...

Talk of the Town holds ribbon cutting

Friends, family and Chamber members gathered with Robert Geiger (with scissors) and Ed Franklin as they cut the ribbon on "Talk of the Town," their new store on The Square. More...

News

Washington Presbyterian sets Trading Places' VBS July 16-20

A new Vacation Bible School adventure called "Trading Places" is about to begin at the Washington Presbyterian Church. More...

Speaks about managing deer

Bob White, of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular Tuesday lunch meeting on July 11 and explained that the QDMA is dedicated to ethical hunting, sound deer management, and the preservatio More...

Wilkes Training School grads hold 45th class reunion here

The Wilkes County Training School's Class of 1961 celebrated its 45th reunion on June 30 and July 1, 2006, with a picnic, tour, and banquet. More...

Letters

Victory's ministry is worth sharing

TO THE EDITOR: Are you familiar with the Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road? More...

Family will miss one of the state's great places

TO THE EDITOR: Farewell, My Washington. . . As I prepare to leave Washington, a turtle town with a big heart, I would like to pause to say a fond farewell to a place and a people who live happily in my heart henceforth and forevermore. More...

Family grateful for outpouring during hard time

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to express our thanks to this great community for the outpouring of love everyone has shown us during this difficult time. Thanks to all who participated in the drawing for the Jeep Cherokee. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Penelope Wills

Graveside services for Elizabeth Penelope Wills, 99, of Liberty Street, Washington, were held Wednesday, July 5, 2006, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. She died Monday, July 3, at her home. More...

Alma Moore

Funeral services for Alma (Hut) Moore, 98, were held Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the Davenport-McLendon Chapel, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayle. More...

Auford James

Graveside services for Auford James, 85, of Greensboro Road, Washington, were held Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larron Pilgrim and Rev. Kathy Lamon officiating. More...

Personalities

Colbi Dawkins Reed, James Christopher Dunsmore married June 10 at Lincolnton United Methodist

Colbi Dawkins Reed and James Christopher Dunsmore of Lincolnton exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony on Saturday, June 10, at six-thirty o'clock in the evening at Lincolnton United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. Rev. John W. More...

Megan Wansley Mullinax, Jeffrey Scott Poole exchange vows June 3 in Simpsonville, S.C.

Megan Wansley Mullinax of Simpsonville, S.C., and Jeffrey Scott Poole of Fountain Inn, S.C., were married in a lovely ceremony Saturday, June 3, at six o'clock in the evening in the Simpsonville First Baptist Church in Simpsonville, S.C. Rev. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Mr. and Mrs. John Morrow of Northern China are enjoying a visit with their family, Dr. and Mrs. John Morrow. +Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roberts were joined by Mr. and Mrs. More...