December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Shoeboxes of Love reach every Wilkes senior

"Shoeboxes of Love" organizer Margie Burke sorts some of the 79 gift shoeboxes assembled by volunteers to be delivered to residents of nursing homes and living centers across the county. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Don't forget to pick up baby pictures

The much-needed rain finally came! It started shortly after noon on Saturday and continued until after midnight -- and wasn't it nice. More...

Opinions

When Christ was born

Some religious groups celebrate Christ's birthday at different times other than December 25 as most Christian groups do. More...

Book Review

Skipping Christmas By JOHN GRISHAM

John Grisham found fame and fortune with his legal thrillers. He also writes other kinds of books, non-fiction, and quieter stories, like this Skipping Christmas. More...

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Personalities

New Beginnings

James Austin Meadows Steenson Mr. and Mrs. Dan Steenson of Marietta announce the birth of their son, James Austin Meadows, on Tuesday, October 16, at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. James Austin Weighed 8 lbs. 7 ozs. More...

Davis Langlin Brown christened Nov. 25 at First United Methodist

The christening of Davis Langlin Brown, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thaddaeus Brooks Brown of Martinez, was celebrated Sunday, November 25, during the morning worship service at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Personal Mention

Keith and Linda Winn of Boston, Mass., and sons, Jonathan Winn of Winterville and Zach Winn of Atlanta, celebrated an early Christmas Sunday with their parents and grandparents, Hollis and Patsy Winn. More...

Commission consolidating trash sites to cut costs, fight out-of-county abuse

Residents on the eastern side of the county, toward Lincoln County, undoubtedly have noticed that trash dumpsters have been moved. More...

NOAA Weather Radio now active in Wilkes Co.

Wilkes County residents are once again protected by a local radio station that will sound the alarm in case of severe weather. More...

Maple Drive joins Wilkes Sheriff's Neighborhood Watch program

The folks on Maple Drive, off the Athens Highway, want everybody that visits their street to know that they look out for their neighbors, and they're keeping an eye on them, too. More...

WPD's 'Gifts for Children' to reach 300 local kids Friday

Washington's police officers are busy helping Santa Claus with the department's annual "Gifts for Children" campaign this Christmas, taking requests and buying gifts for some 300 children in the Washington-Wilkes area. More...

News

Mark Chapman is Victory speaker for December 23

Mark J. Chapman, son of Pastor and Mrs. Jimmy Chapman of Victory Baptist Church, Washington, will be the guest speaker at the church on Sunday, December 23. Chapman is a 2004 graduate of Crown College in Knoxville, Tenn. More...

FBLA helps with cleanup effort on Liberty Street

The Washington-Wilkes Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was a big part of the recent cleanup and renovation of the Liberty Street Park in conjunction with the Washington Kiwanis Club, the City of Washington, the W-WPRD, and the Kibby fa More...

Retired educators hear program about system's data rooms

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) held its regular monthly meeting at the Wilkes County Board of Education building in Washington on November 8. More...

Letters

Wilkes blood drive is November's best for Shepeard Center

TO THE EDITOR: We have something to be proud of that we want to share with Wilkes Countians. Of all of the blood drives conducted by Shepeard Community Blood Center in November, Washington- Wilkes was at the top. More...

Obituaries

James E. McClearen

Funeral services for James E. McClearen, 89, of Washington were held Monday, December 17, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert and Mrs. Joyce Wilkinson officiating. More...

Walton Hardin

Funeral services for Walton Hardin, 86, of Washington, were held Friday, December 14, 2007, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Fran Connell and Rev. Calvin Ward officiating. He died Tuesday, December 11. Mr. More...

Johnny Bolton

Funeral services for Johnny Bolton, 86, of Rayle, were held Saturday, December 15, 2007, at Lyonsville Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. A.J. Richardson and Rev. Frank Moore officiating. He died Tuesday, December 11, in Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County 4-H BB team is selling raffle tickets for $100 worth of gas from the Citgo station in Washington. Tickets are $2.00 each and can be purchased from any BB Team member or at the 4-H Officeat the Courthouse. More...