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Water plant operator OMI holds meetings, helps clean up parks in Washington visit

A group of 45 employees from CH2M Hill OMI visited Washington last week for an annual meeting, and not only shopped, dined, and toured, but gave back to the community through two park clean-up projects in the city. More...

Bonfire tonight; parade, game, ceremony tomorrow to put 'Spotlight on Tigers' for 2008's homecoming

With a theme of "Spotlight on the Tigers," Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School's Homecoming activities continue with tonight's bonfire at Tiger Stadium beginning at 7:30 following homecoming rehearsal. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Pancake supper is Friday night

OMI (Operation Management Inc.) representatives from all over the state converged on Washington- Wilkes last Thursday, Friday and Saturday for an annual conference and workday. More...

Opinions

Put contract where the value is

It is an established fact that money spent in a community such as ours circulates about seven times before it leaves. More...

Worshipping together

I know times have changed and some of the changes are good and positive, but when folks begin to rule out all the old ways, then something's wrong. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Claude Anderson

Funeral services for Claude Anderson, 78, were held Friday, October 31, 2008, in McLendon Memorial Chapel, Washington, with Rev. H.M. Easley officiating. Interment was in Reeves Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Norma Jean Bell

A memorial service for Norma Jean Bell, 70, of Tignall, will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008, at Rees Funeral Home, Lincolnton, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Russell Davis officiating. More...

Billie Frank Gresham

Funeral services for Billie Frank Gresham, 66, were held Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at the New Hope CME Church, Sharon, with Rev. Vernon White officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died October 22 at his home. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Hilliard Station Baptist Church will have its Family & Friends Day program Sunday, November 16, 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Robert King. More...

Wilkes Board of Education votes to request temporary tax digest be set by Wilkes judge

In a called meeting Tuesday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education agreed to join in the petition to the Judge of the Superior Court to set a temporary tax digest while a number of appraisals are under appeal. More...

Fall ArtFest 2008 to kick off Friday night with juried art show all Saturday, Sunday

This year's Fall ArtFest kicks off with a reception Friday night, and the juried art show will fill Downtown Saturday and Sunday with displays of new and favorite artists for the expected crowds of art lovers. More...

Property appraisers now evaluating all homes, smaller plots

Teams of property appraisers have already begun the job of revaluing the county's smaller (under 30 acres) tracts of land and residential properties and Wilkes County Chief Tax Assessor Ramona Powell is reminding residents that the work will contin More...

They'd 'Rather be in Tignall' by the 100s

A sun-drenched crowd packed the annual "I'd Rather Be in Tignall" Festival Saturday, organizers say, enjoying great food, kids fun, bingo, and so much more for the seventh year running. More...

Electrical fire hits Rayle wood shop

SAT WASHINGTONWILKESARTS.Firefigh ters from R ayl e and Washin gton fo u ght a firebeli ev ed to be of electr ical or igin Satu rday after no on at AAA Log Homes in Rayle. More...

News

Friend of Youth auction, barbecue to be held Nov. 13

The annual Optimist Club Friend of Youth (FOY) Auction and Barbecue will be held Thursday, November 13, at the VFW Post 5899 on Andrew Drive in Washington. More...

Apply for assistance in paying utility bills on November 13-14

Applications will be received on November 13 and 14 for anyone interested in participating in the Low Income Energy Assistance program in Wilkes County. The program is to assist in paying utility bills. More...

Art Ramble Nov. 14-16 covers 31-mile stretch, five galleries

Mark your calendars to spend a leisurely fun few hours each day of the weekend November 14-16 on "The Art Ramble" and discover a whole new world. Every stop offers different art forms and you can watch artists demonstrate their unique crafts. More...

Letters

Appreciation expressed for help with Ramble

To the Editor : We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, The News-Reporter, and all the people of Rayle, Washington- Wilkes, and surrounding areas for your support of the Rayle Ramble Fall Festival. More...

Sports

Tigers smash Warren 41-14; homecoming game this Fri.

Last Friday the Washington- Wilkes Tigers played the Warren County Screaming Devils in the Tigers' first home game in seven weeks. Washington-Wilkes made up for last week with a win on Senior Night by a score of 41-14. More...

Tiger cheerleaders take first place in region competition

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Varsity Football/Competition Cheerleaders claimed their first region championship during 4A regional competition last weekend in Toombs County. More...

Boys Cross Country team advances to state, will be joined by Jefferson

The Washington-Wilkes Boys Cross Country team took second place in Region IV competition and therefore qualified to run in the state meet to be held this weekend in Carrollton. More...

Personalities

Rhodes family reunion held at Drake home

The Sam and Annie Ruth Dye Rhodes family reunion was held Sunday, October 19, at the home of Chan and Phyllis Rhodes Drake on the Thomson Road. The date commemorated the anniversary date of the Rhodes' marriage, October 19, l921. More...

Santa Claus is coming to town

Ella (left) and Madeline Jackson were all smiles as they sat on Santa's knee and told their Christmas wishes at last year's Downtown Candlelight Shopping. More...

Bobbie Sue Johnson speaks about Romanian mission trip experiences

Bobbie Sue Johnson presented the program to members of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church when they met Monday evening, November 3, at the home of Susan Pope on Spring Street. Mrs. More...