September 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Tiger Homecoming activities continue all week leading up to Friday night's Banks County game

It's Homecoming week at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, and the school has Spirit Week activities, a parade, a bonfire,and - for the first time in years - a Homecoming dance. More...

Tracy Lawrence concert set for Aonia; Funk & Soul show follows next night

Big-time musical entertainment is coming to Wilkes County in October, with country star Tracy Lawrence headlining a country show on Friday, October 19, and ZAPP headlining a funk and soul show the next evening. More...

Funding available for grassroots arts programs to help arts-related groups reach local public

Funding is again being made available for grassroots arts programs for Wilkes County, and October 18 is the deadline for applications. More...

Wills Lunch and Learn hears Dr. Holes

Washington dentist Dr. Bruce Holes was the guest speaker at a recent Lunch and Learn at Wills Memorial Hospital. A full house heard Dr. Holes presentation on dentures, partials, and implants, and enjoyed lunch by Cissy Murray and staff. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Follies featuring fine fare

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Marching Band traveled to Midland Valley High School in South Carolina Saturday where they took fourth place in their division in the marching festival. There were 16 bands who participated in the competition. More...

Opinions

Just a thought

Enough with the tattoos already. Years ago they called a woman with a lot of tattoos a slut. Now they have them all over their bodies and they call them ladies. More...

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

The look and presentation of television news programs has changed quite a lot in recent years and seems to have shifted from the reporting of traditional news to more of an entertainment format. More...

Obituaries

Carol Wayne Hardy

Funeral services for Carol Wayne Hardy, 68, of Washington were held Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Jacobs and Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

James H. Hendry Jr.

James H. Hendry Jr., 87, of Washington died Monday, September 24, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Augusta. Funeral arrangements and obituary information will be given at a later date. More...

Edna Scott Hodges

Funeral services for Edna Scott Hodges, 100, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, were held Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at Farrar Funeral Home East Chapel with Rev. Ward Ashley officiating. She died September 17, following a stay at St. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Bethel Under the Blood Deliverance Church of the Living God, Lincolnton, will have a two-night Holy Ghost filled revival October 20, 21, 7 p.m., 7 p.m., at the 309A Spring Street. Evangelist Janice Bynun will be the speaker. More...

Wilkes seeking 'Entrepreneur-Friendly' status

Local small business owners and leaders are meeting today with state economic development representatives to review Wilkes County's efforts to obtain the designation of "Entrepreneur Friendly Community. More...

'Follies' opens next weekend at WLTCo.

The Washington Little Theater is gearing up for its newest offering in the 2007 season. The Washington Follies, directed by Jo Rider Randall, is set to begin Friday, October 5, at 8 pm. October 6 and 7 shows are at 3 p.m. More...

More than 50 girls enter Miss Wilkes Co. pageant Saturday at Pope Center

More than 50 Wilkes County girls will be rehearsing tonight for Saturday's Little Miss and Miss Wilkes County Pageants. "I'm thrilled at the response we've received. More...

The rain falleth on the righteous...' at Saturday's concert

A good crowd filled The Square Saturday night to hear Christian singer Melanie Hart, along with Karla Thaxton Brown and Michael Moore, but somebody had been praying a little too hard for rain. More...

Local talent to shine in 'Follies'

"The Washington Follies" promises to be a true variety show. There will be singing, dancing, and comedy, as well as a parade of celebrity look-alikes. More...

Hospital Auxiliary holds membership coffee

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held their annual membership coffee at the home of Bernie Pope this week. In attendance were: (front, l-r) Bobbie Ann Griffin, Mabel Johnson, Cathy Stackhouse, Elizabeth Neville, Pat Niemann, Mrs. More...

News

Health Dept. sets mass immunization drill October 2-4

The East Central Health District and the Wilkes County Health Department will conduct a mass immunization drill on October 2, 3, and 4. More...

Tickets now on sale for WLTCo's Gala set for October 6

Tickets are on sale now for the Washington Little Theater Company's Annual Gala which will be held Saturday, October 6, following the 3 p.m. performance of "The Washington Follies." The Gala will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Springfield Baptist recognizes student

Kristyn Norman, a ninth grade student at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, received special recognition at the Springfield Baptist Church Youth Services Sunday, September 16. More...

Letters

We need community's support

TO THE EDITOR:

After much consideration, I have decided to once again voice my opinion on a subject I feel very strongly about. As everyone in Wilkes County should be aware, our community is currently experiencing economic trials. More...

Thanks for courtesy, concern

TO THE EDITOR:

On Saturday, September 8, I was involved in a single vehicle accident on a dirt road in Wilkes County. I own a cabin in the Jackson Crossroads area. More...

Sports

Tigers get first win, beat Dawson 34-6

Last Friday night, the Washington Wilkes Tigers started their region schedule off with a bang, defeating the Dawson County Tigers by a score of 34-6. More...

THE DIXIE DOZEN

The top 12 teams in the South this week area:

1. LSU 2. Florida 3. Clemson 4. Kentucky 5. Virginia Tech 6. South Carolina 7. Georgia 8. Alabama 9. FSU 10. South Florida 11. Miami 12. Arkansas More...

Boys win CC meet; Coe is first again

The first home meet for the Washington Wilkes Cross Country Tigers was held last Thursday, September 20, with fiveteams competing including Taliaferro County, Morgan County, Franklin County, Thomson and W-W. More...

Personalities

Anna Elizabeth Campbell to wed Alton Alexander Dawkins Dec. 15

Philip Bradley Campbell of Lincolnton announces the engagement of his daughter, Anna Elizabeth, to Alton Alexander Dawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Dawkins, also of Lincolnton. Miss Campbell is also the daughter of the late Mrs. More...

Chelsea Tamsi celebrates ninth birthday Sept. 7

Chelsea Tamsi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard McAvoy Jr. of Washington and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tamsi of Wiesbaden, Germany, was nine years old on September 7 and celebrated on two occasions. More...

Iris Garden Club members gather for Membership Coffee at Stubbs home

The Iris Garden Club September Membership Coffee was enjoyed Tuesday, September 11, at Flying Dollar Farm, home of Karen Stubbs. Members were greeted by hostesses, Mrs. More...