April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes 911 needs good info to send help when needed

Some Wilkes County citizens aren't getting all the benefits of the county's 911 system because their street address doesn't match their phone number, and authorities are concerned that emergency responders will be unable to find people calling for More...

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The Office Cat

'Little girls' jump from airplane

BREAKING NEWS! - Tuesday afternoon Henry Harris came in and told me that he and Shay are closing Petal Pushers. Their going out of business sale started yesterday (Wednesday). More...

Opinions

Fargo folks fail to follow FEMA advice, work hard to save their city from flood

A genuine community miracle happened last week and the rest of America was so busy it seemed we almost failed to take notice. More...

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Book Review

All Things Reconsidered By ROGER TORY PETERSON Edited by Bill Thompson III

A ll Things Reconsidered is a collection of columns written by Roger Tory Peterson for The Bird Watcher's Digest between the years of 1984 and 1996. No one who knows what a bird is needs an introduction to Roger Tory Peterson. More...

Obituaries

Lucy Mae Evans

Funeral services for Lucy Mae Evans, 89, of Rayle were held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Lyonsville Baptist Church, Rayle, with Pastor Garnie Shorter officiating. She died Saturday, March 14. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Mary Elizabeth Snellgrove Patrick

Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth Snellgrove Patrick, 85, were held Friday, April 3, 2009, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. O'Neal Martin officiating.. She died Monday, March 30, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes. Mrs. More...

Lucile Eula Bonner Franklin

Graveside services for Lucile Eula Bonner Franklin, 84, of Wilkes County, were held Sunday, April 5, 2009, at Rock United Methodist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will have an Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 12, 6 a.m. Breakfast will be served. . More...

Wilkes shelter gains custody of pit bulls but dogs not available for adoption here

The Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter has been granted custody of the pit bulls confiscated from a suspected dogfighting operation in the Baltimore area of Washington, but none will be available for local adoption. More...

Federal stimulus money coming to repave Highway 378 to Lincolnton

If Governor Sonny Perdue gives the project his stamp of approval, $4,051,000 in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used for the paving and maintenance of the portion of Highway 378 that runs from Lincolnton to Washington. More...

Spring Tour of Homes sees good crowds in spite of economic strains

Although the final attendance numbers are not complete, it appears that the annual Spring Tour of Homes was at least as well-attended as last year, despite the worsening economy. "It was wonderful," said Louise Maynard. More...

News

NHS starts new mentoring program

The National Honor Society celebrates academic achievement, leadership, character, and service to the community. More...

Registration underway for June two-week Summer Drama Camp

Registration for this year's Summer Drama Camp at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse has begun and will end May 1. Registration and scholarship forms can be found at either www.thewltc.com or any Wilkes County school office. More...

Contribution presented

Representing WXKT radion station, Julie Irby (right) presents a donation to Gale Seibert, accepting on behalf of God's Marketplace. More...

Letters

Thanks for help with Aux. barbecue

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to thank everyone who helped with the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary chicken barbecue. More...

Sports

Tigers on top of Region 4-A with GMC after breaking Twiggs in doubleheader

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team didn't play but two games during the past week but the outcome was sweet and left the Tigers tied with GMC for first place in Region 4-A with a record of 5-1 (8-4 overall) and just under half of the region More...

Little League Day set for April 17 will begin '09 season with fun, contests for all leagues

The Washington-Wilkes Little League Inc. will hold "Little League Day" Friday, April 17, from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. at the Ashley Park Complex. More...

T.J. and Friends golf tourney set for Cateechee on April 25

A two-man Texas Lauderdale golf tournament has been set for April 25 at the Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell to benefit cancer patients in the seven-county area served by the T.J. and Friends Foundation. More...

Personalities

Reid Woods Gaither

Matthew Alan and Sarah Jane Stover Gaither of Canton announce the birth of their son, Reid Woods, on Tuesday, March 31, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Reid weighed 6 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 18.9 inches long. More...

Lydia Lamar guest of honor at bridal shower March 29

Lydia Lamar, bride-elect of Bruce Strother of Thomson, was guest of honor at an Around-the-House bridal shower Sunday afternoon, March 29, at the home of Jane Painter in Thomson. Hostesses for the occasion with Mrs. More...

Karen Dunagan, Brett Bufford to wed May 2 in Watkinsville

Mr. and Mrs. Matt King of Oconee County announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Michelle Dunagan, to David Brett Bufford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy (Buddy) Bufford III, also of Oconee County. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...