November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Community observes Veterans Day in Washington

At 11 a.m. on November 11, a small crowd observed Veterans Day on The Square in Washington with the singing of hymns, prayers, and the recognition of those who served in the service of their country. More...

Queen and court recognized during homecoming festivities

Haley Ward (center) was crowned 2008 Homecoming Queen for Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School during halftime at last Friday's Tiger football game. More...

Wilkes County Relay for Life planning committee sets May 1, 2009, for 'Cruisin' for a Cure' event

With a theme of "Cruisin' for a Cure," the 2009 Wilkes County Relay for Life has been set for Friday, May 1, 2009. The annual Kick Off Party will be held January 20, organizers say. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Jack Frost' pays early visit to W-W

J ack Frost came calling in Washington-Wilkes Monday morning. If you got up early enough, you saw his handiwork in low-lying grassy areas, along the sides of streets and roads, and on your car. And wouldn't you know! More...

Opinions

I got to thinking

The old-timers went to bed with the chickens at sundown real time and got up with the rooster's crowing at sunrise. The rooster is God's natural alarm clock. More...

Book Review

Founding Faith By STEVEN WALDMAN

Our "Founding Fathers" receive much attention today. Recent biographies have dealt with the lives of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, etc. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Jessie Walton

Funeral services for Jessie Walton, 70, of Tignall were held Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Reeves Chapel Baptist Church, Tignall, with Minister Marilyn Smith as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, November 5. More...

Willie Floyd Hall

Funeral services for Willie Floyd Hall, 55, of Walker Road, Rayle, were held Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Larry Norman officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Joseph C. Wheeler

Joseph C. Wheeler of Washington died October 28, 2008, in the Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. He was a native of Dade County, Florida, and the son of the late Lester Irving Wheeler Jr. and Sara Isabel Davis Wheeler. More...

Personalities

Mary C. Reid Women on Mission meet at First Baptist November 3

The Mary C. Reid Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church met in the Conference Room Monday morning, November 3. Mrs. Dennis Hopkins led the reading of the WMU Watchword, read the WMU Mission Statement and offered a prayer. More...

Girls of 1964 'do lunch'

"Girls" from the Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l964, Sandra Hardy Baynes (from left) Gail Wansley Mullinax, Melanie Craycraft Wells, Susan Hopkins Pope, Dorothy Bridges McCord, Barbara Long, Carol Duke Cloer, Dianne Russell Futch, Renda Bl More...

Bobby and Sarah Myers honored at 50th anniversary celebration

Bobby and Sarah Myers of Washington were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration Saturday afternoon, October 18, a the home of their daughter, Jeannie Bruce, and granddaughters, Joni and Jennifer, in Washington. More...

City starts process leading to new service delivery strategy

In Monday night's Washington City Council meeting, city leaders began the conversation that will lead to the writing of a Service Delivery Strategy document by which the county and city governments will determine which entity pays for which service More...

Obama's election impacts Wilkes people: 'He's set a new standard for everybody'

The election of Barack Obama last week was a moment in U.S. More...

Keep every holiday dollar and dime in Wilkes Co. as holiday shopping time kicks off for the season

Candlelight Shopping on November 25 will be a chance to get your Christmas shopping off to a good start by shopping at home first, said Washington's tourism director Ashley Barnett, and it's vital to keep every dollar possible in Wilkes County. More...

Voters should return to polls Dec. 2 for local and state runoff elections

Wilkes County voters need to return to the polls December 2 to complete the 2008 election, Judge Jim Burton said, by voting in the run-off election for Wilkes Probate judge and for a seat in the U.S. Senate. More...

Convicted 3-time cocaine dealer facing life sentence after arrests

A Washington man is facing life in prison for allegedly selling crack cocaine again after being convicted for the crime three times before. More...

Annual Mayors' Motorcade to help bring holiday to residents of state's mental health hospitals

Again this year, the City of Washington will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of the state's mental health and retardation hospitals, said Mayor Willie Burns. More...

News

National observance will call attention to need for adoptions

Saturday, November 15, is National Adoption Day. The nation will celebrate adoption and encourage more people to give children in foster care permanent families through adoption. More...

Aging agency sets hearing, discussion on services offered

The CSRA Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will be holding a public hearing on January 14 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Wilkes County Senior Center located at 109 Marshal Street in Washington. More...

TJ & Friends helps local cancer patient

Lisa Franklin of Washington (left) was the recipient of $500 last week from Blake Thompson of TJ and Friends Foundation - TJandFriendsFoundation. com. More...

Letters

Burglar missed the real value of the library

To the person who broke into the North Wilkes Library last wekend: I congratulate you on your instincts. The contents of a library are infinitely valuable, second only to what you might find in a house of worship. More...

Appreciates trees, Loran Smith's column

TO THE EDITOR: Thank you so much for the recent addition of a column by Loran Smith. I have enjoyed all of his writings and especially the one about trees. I can relate to his feelings about having to cut down a tree. More...

Thanks for Tignall festival help

TO THE EDITOR: The North Wilkes Steering Committee wishes to express its appreciation to those whose donations contributed to the success of the Tignall Fall Festival. More...

Sports

Tigers cruise past Aquinas, will enter playoffs against Spartans

Last Friday, for homecoming, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers took on the Aquinas Fighting Irish in the last regular season game of the year. The Tigers came out on top in a wellplayed game by the score of 41-6. More...

Briarwood Lady Bucs take third place in state GISA Class A softball tourney

Six Washington-Wilkes athletes were members of the Briarwood Academy Lady Buccaneers softball team, which placed third in the GISA Class A state softball tournament recently. More...

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Salem Baptist Church in Tyrone will have a Thanksgiving Service Wednesday, November 26, at 7:30 p.m. The pastor, Rev. Reynolds, and the congregation extend an invitation to everyone to attend. More...