June 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Co. Teacher of the Year nominees selected

Nominees for the 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools. One finalist from each school will be honored and awarded at a reception at the November meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

Squeeze a few more miles out of your truck's $4 gas

There's no getting around it: for folks who drive pickups and big SUVs, $4 gas is putting a big crimp in working family budgets, and they're looking for any way to squeeze a little more go out of their dough. More...

And this, boys, is a good snake

A group of boys met a rat snake up close last week at the annual Farm Safety Camp sponsored by the Wilkes-Lincoln Farm Safety Committee. More...

Chefs cook up wildlife dishes

Master wildlife chefs (l-r) Sam and Tyler Jones, Seth Canterbury, Charlie Burgess, and Dan T. More...

Wilkes residents correcting addresses to make sure help, mail can find them

More than 75 Wilkes County residents have corrected their officialnumerical addresses, working with the 911 office,the post office,and utilities to make sure that mail, medical help, and firefighters can findtheir homes quickly without trouble. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Bicycle cops fight high gas prices

L aura and Dave Toburen have returned from a fabulous trip to Canada and Alaska. In their RV, they drove the 2000-mile Alaska Highway beginning in Dawson City, British Columbia, Canada, to Delta Junction in Alaska. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Courage and Love

When you are looking down the barrel of a shotgun it's hard, if not impossible, for most folks to have any kind of courage. Most of us would be overp owered by fear, but not Mrs. More...

Book Review

The Unicorn Girl By MELISSA LeGETTE

Washington-Wilkes has a talented young writer in its midst. Melissa LeGette has published a novel that is absorbing reading. Leah is a young woman caught in a rather medieval setting. There is a monarchy, and her family is noble. More...

Personalities

Alyssa Kathryn Stewart to wed Darrell Jeffrey Roth Jr. Nov. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stewart of Rayle announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Kathryn, to Darrell Jeffrey Roth Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Roth of Washington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Suzanne Wolfe, Benjamin Lee Jones IV to exchange marriage vows June 13

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Wolfe of St. Petersburg, Fla., announce the engagement of his daughter, Suzanne, of Duluth, to Benjamin Lee Jones IV, also of Duluth, son of Benjamin Lee Jones III and Mrs. Ruth S. Jones, both of Houston, Tex. More...

April Michelle Smith, Jonathan Russell Wheatley exchange wedding vows at Peacock Hill May 3

April Michelle Smith and Jonathan Russell Wheatley of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 3, at six o'clock in the evening at Peacock Hill on Tignall Road in Washington. Rev. More...

We're off to see The Wizard!

Performances of the Summer Drama Camp's production of The Wizard of Oz are scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. More...

Robert Toombs House to offer free admission on Sat., June 14

In conjunction with Georgia State Parks' "Get Outdoors Georgia" event, the Robert Toombs House state historical site will have a day of free admission Saturday, June 14. More...

Qualifying set for June 23-27 for Wilkes nonpartisan offices

Qualifying has been set for the nonpartisan officeson the ballot for the November election. Wilkes County Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton has announced that the period for qualifying begins 9 a.m. More...

Law enforcement crackdown on DUI leads month's roundup of Wilkes County arrests

Police, deputies, and troopers made 14 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol during the month of May, and many of the arrests led to other charges "I've got some energetic officerswho are giving these drivers a run for their money," C More...

Watch for motorcycles, even if the light's green

Washington Police are investigating an accident Sunday morning in which a Guyton, Georgia, couple collided with a car at Slaton's Crossing, Highway 78 at East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Crack shots earn trophies at skeet shoot

Top skeet shooters (l-r) Clifford Sanders, Matthew Huffman, and Holly Huffman took first, second and third places, respectively, in Saturday's Wildlife Action Youth Skeet Shoot at the Wildlife Action Range. More...

News

Retiring educators honored

Educators and system personnel of the Wilkes County School System who are retiring this year were honored at the county-wide meeting on Wednesday, May 28. More...

Lost Confederate gold movie to be shown at Retro Cinema

This Saturday, June 7, Retro Cinema and Books will be showing A&E Network's documentary "Treasure! Search for the Lost Confederate Gold" at the new theatre on Spring Street. More...

Gartrell honored by state of S. Carolina for foster care work

Spencer Tracy Gartrell has been named a candidate for the Foster Care Worker for the State of South Carolina 2008. He was selected by one of the foster children he has cared for. More...

Letters

Letters Policy

The News-Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public affairs. It is the policy of this newspaper to be available as a forum for any opinion or point of view concerning issues of general interest. More...

Sports

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. The 2005-06 Philadelphia Phillies had back-to-back winners of the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby. Name them. More...

Obituaries

Ben Steed

Funeral services for Ben Steed, 85, were held Friday, May 30, 2008, at Rocky Mount Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Andrews officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Friday, May 23. Mr. More...

Rodney Keith Standard

Memorial services for Rodney Keith Standard, 60, of Big Cedar Road, Washington, will be held Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Fran Connell officiating. More...

Esther Butler Bodie

Funeral services for Esther Butler Bodie, 75, of Plum Branch, S.C., were held Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Plum Branch. Interment was in the Plum Branch Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

The First Baptist Church, Washington, will have Vacation Bible School June 2-6, 9 a.m. until 12 noon, for children who will be four years old by September 1, through the current fifth grade. The youth will meet at 7 p.m. More...