November 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Scarborough memorial dedication set for Friday at 10 a.m. on Square

In a solemn ceremony, family, friends, and neighbors will gather to dedicate a memorial to Marine Lance Corporal Michael Philip Scarborough at the Wilkes County Court House on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. More...

Fall art show and sale 'a true success;' Dolores McAvoy's works earn first prize

This weekend's Washington Connections Premier Art Show and Sale was well attended, organizers say, and artists said that they were pleased at the crowd and the sales. More...

Decorating help needed at plantation for Christmas at Callaway Fri., Dec. 8

Christmas At Callaway Plantation will be held Friday, December 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Tignall festival filled with old friends, new faces, 'It was like a big Tignall reunion' at Old School

Residents of Tignall both present and past filled the old schoolyard Saturday for the "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Festival, and saw a lot of old friends and a few new faces. More...

Norcross Catholic group visits Wilkes sites

A group of some 38 visitors from Mary, Our Queen Catholic Church in Norcross tours Callaway Plantation, part of a two-day visit hosted by Betty Slaton. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

That's the way it is today

If you were out on Halloween night, you saw all the many trickor More...

Opinions

Book Review

Guests of the Ayatolla

Part of history now, the take over of the American Em More...

Vox Pop

Last week, Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity More...

Eternal Security

Eternal security is probably one of the most controversial, More...

Sports

Tigers beat Greene 14-6 for sub-region title

Last Friday night, the Washington Wilkes Tigers defeated the No. 7-ranked Tigers of Greene County 14-6. The W-W defense held the mighty Greene County offense to just 254 yards and six points. More...

Wilkes athletes compete, place in PPK contest

The sectional competition for Punt, Pass, and Kick was held Saturday, October 28, at Sweetwater Park in Thomson. More...

Youth basketball registration now underway at PRD

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) youth basketball program is being held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Worship

Craig, Jenni Marsh featured speakers at Church of God

The Washington Church of God will have two special guests during services at the church on Sunday, November 12. More...

Shady Grove Baptist honors usher boards on Sunday, Nov. 12

Shady Grove Baptist Church, Tignall, will observe the anniversary of the senior and junior usher boards during the morning worship service Sunday, November 12, at 11 a.m. More...

Sunday School Union convenes with Pleasant Grove

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. James McIver serving as host pastor and Francine Towns as host superintendent. More...

Don't Forget

Flu shots will be available at the Wilkes County Health Department More...

Chamber of Commerce salutes volunteers, businesses, citizens at 2006 awards dinner

In its big annual dinner this year, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce saluted the contributions of a number of local businesses, organizations, and individuals whose contributions made life a little better for folks in Wilkes County. More...

Be an Angel for someone this year

Betsy Strother (l) and Shelley Warrenfels are busy hanging angels on this year's Angel Tree in the entry hall of First United Methodist Church. More...

Construction contractors to hear information on new licensing regs

The Chamber of Commerce is helping local construction contractors meet the new state requirements for professional licensing. More...

Christmas Tour of Homes set for Dec. 8, 9; annual holiday dinner, other events on tap

The Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Washington Historical Foundation will be held in Washington Wilkes on Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9. More...

Garrett awarded Optimists' prestigious Friend of Youth Award

Tommy Garrett (front center) received the 2006 Optimist Friend of Youth Award. He is the owner of Poss Ace Hardware and was also recently honored for 50 years of hardware service to the community. More...

McAvoy wins festival honors

Artist Dolores McAvoy (center) took first place honors at the art More...

News

Hospital sponsors Halloween activities for children, parents

Dr. Stan Coe welcomed approximately 40 children as they came to Wills Memorial Hospital to participate in Halloween activities sponsored by the hospital for hospital families and their children. More...

Presents a 'state of the city' address

Mike Eskew (right), Washington's City Administrator, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, November 7. More...

Little Theater to usher in season with Christmas musical event

The Washington Little Theater will begin rehearsals for "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" on Thursday, November 9. The rehearsal will be held at The Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue at 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Art festival a success thanks to Lou, others

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Washington- Wilkes Arts Foundation, I want to thank Louis Ricciuti, the chair of this fall's Festival of Art, for his outstanding work to make this past weekend the success it was. More...

Why would anyone do that?

TO THE EDITOR: Sandra and I have been back in Washington for about two weeks now and I did miss family, friends, riding down country roads, and seeing cattle and beautiful farmland while we were gone. More...

Billy Cofer's support for Wilkes Co. youth will not be forgotten

TO THE EDITOR: This year won't be the same. Each year before Thanksgiving the Optimist Club has its Friend of Youth auction. Members call on local merchants for an item which can be sold at the auction. More...

Obituaries

Mabel Susan Lunceford Fouche

Funeral services for Mabel Susan "Mae Mae" Lunceford Fouche, 95, of Spring Street, Washington, were held Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Chris Townsend and Rev. John Autry officiating. More...

Margaret Lenora Prather

Funeral services for Margaret Lenora Prather, 90, Metasville Road, Lincolnton, were held Monday, November 6, 2006, at Hephzibah Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Paul Herman Nichols

Graveside services for Paul Herman Nichols, 76, of Bogart were held Tuesday November 7, 2006, in the Social Circle Cemetery with Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. He died Sunday, November 5. More...

Personalities

Briarwood Academy names first honor roll and merit list

John Hammond, headmaster of Briarwood Academy, has announced the students who have been named to the honor roll and the merit list for the first nine weeks grading period of the 2006-2007 school year. More...

Brittain inducted into 'Golden Key' honor society

Shavanti Brittain of Washington has been named to membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society and was among those honored during an induction ceremony at Georgia Southern University. More...

Presents program for members

Washington Rotary Club Foundation chairman Charlie LeGette (right) entertained and informed the club's membership about programs supported internationally through the Rotary Foundation. More...