March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

W-W Chamber names new officers, has new emphasis

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has new members named to the Chamber's Board of Directors, a new roster of officers serving, and a new emphasis on working with and serving the agricultural segment of the county's economy. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Tearing the building down

J enny Davis, who grew up in Washington-Wilkes and is a 1998 graduate of Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, has been accepted as a student at Yale University. More...

Opinions

They still just don't get it

Last week, the Wilkes County Board of Education voted to award the contract for the school system's copier maintenance to Milner Document Products, a three-state operation headquartered in Atlanta with seven offices in Georgia, Florida, and North C More...

We'll help you look for a job

Scores upon scores of our readers have lost their jobs and are desperate to find employment. More...

Jaguar's 'beautiful but evil' reputation is part of history, along with my old love

I think a little piece of you-knowwhere just froze over. Americans have voted Jaguar as the most reliable car in the nation. Yes, Jaguar. Most reliable. More...

Sports

Tiger Club will host fund-raising dinner to 'meet and greet' Hutto; other April events also announced

Two important meetings with new Washington-Wilkes Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Lee Hutto are on the slate for next month and Tiger athletes will also have a chance to get their physical examinations for next year free of charge. More...

Squeeze play works

With only nine players to dress out (others were travelling with the varsity), the W-W Tiger B-team gave Aquinas a run last Thursday. The young players were barely edged out 9-10 by the Fighting Irish. More...

Young hunters bag birds

Participants in the Frank Beckum Youth Quail Hunt are shown above with their harvest. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Solomon Pool Holiness Church, Washington, will have a "Relocation Service" on Sunday, March 29, 1 p.m. This will be the last service for the church in Washington. More...

Senator Toombs and family to welcome visitors April 4

The year 1859 will come alive in a living history presentation on Saturday, April 4 as the Robert Toombs family opens its door to visitors all day. "As we go back to 1859, scenes will unfold in each room of U.S. More...

Aonia Pass Motocross packed for another big racing weekend

Amateur dirt bike racers and their families return to Aonia Pass Motocross Park this weekend, but this week the racers are high-flying motocrossers rather than cross-country woods riders. More...

Last tax hearings, final votes set for today

Tax hikes will be the subject of two final public hearings today, March 26, concerning the proposed millage rates announced by the Wilkes County Commissioners and the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

News

Students at W-WPS involved in Relay for Life fund-raising

The Washington-Wilkes Primary School is participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Wilkes County. The theme for the Relay this year is "Cruisin for A Cure," so the school has adopted a Nascar racing theme. More...

Briarwood to present Footloose

A number of Briarwood Academy students with connections to Washington Wilkes are participating in the Briarwood Academy Choral Department production of the teen rock musical Footloose, which will be presented at 7 p.m. More...

'Based on the Book' event raises over $1,000 for Mary Willis Library

Last Friday night's fund-raiser, "Based on the Book," raised more than $1,000 for materials and programs at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Letters

Rising taxes could be the deal killer

TO THE EDITOR: My husband Terry and I have looked forward to moving to Washington to continue our business and buy or build a house and possibly land, eventually retiring there. More...

Kiwanis needs to rethink showcase rule change

To the editor : After the Washington Kiwanis Club held its twenty-seventh annual showcase, as a dance teacher, I was especially proud, but I was also proud of the Kiwanis for making such opportunities possible. More...

Salvation Army is grateful for success of coat giveaway

THE EDITOR: The Washington Unit of the Salvation Army had a very successful coat giveaway on March 4. We owe a thank you and God bless you to Rev. More...

Obituaries

Mara Giangregoria Miller

Funeral services for Mara Giangregoria Miller, 78, of Washington were held Friday, March 20, 2009, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Chris Williamson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died March 16. More...

Jeffery Wayne Dees

A memorial service for Jeffery Wayne Dees, 66, of Flat Rock, N.C., will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009, at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, Flat Rock. He died Friday, March 20. Mr. More...

Personalities

Celebration to honor 50 years of Rev. Ficklen Guin's ministry

Friends of Rev. Ficklen Guin are invited to join him Sunday, April 5, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church as he marks 50 years in the ministry. The celebration is being hosted jointly by the Fishing Creek Baptist Church and its pastor, Rev. More...

Scouts learn about emergency services

Tiger Cub Pack 280 visited the Wilkes County EMS and Director Blake Thompson gave the boys an interesting tour of the facility while telling them all about how the paramedics work to help people in need. More...

First Baptist offering enrollment in National Bible Bee program

The Shelby Kennedy Foundation has announced the establishment of the National Bible Bee, a motivating Bible memory competition for children and youth from 7 to 18 years old. More...