April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Heavy rains followed by high winds put fallen trees on Wilkes roads, power lines

Heavy rains through the weekend and strong straight-line winds Monday afternoon brought down trees all over Wilkes County, blocking roads and damaging at least one building. More...

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The Office Cat

Short column - call 'Cat'

G ene and Lynne Land have bought the Pure Oil Service Station from Rodney Shedd. The station is a favorite old service station location for many people and we welcome the Lands and wish them success. More...

Opinions

Some pirates mess with wrong sailors, learn new business model from Navy

I always like to see American business ethics being taught in the Third World, and I'm glad to see the Somali pirates that held the first American merchant marine crew for ransom, or tried to, learned a whole new business model from the U.S. Navy. More...

Book Review

Agincourt By BERNARD CORNWELL

Readers of historical novels probably know of Bernard Cornwell. He has written extensively, frequently on English history, including a long series of books about Richard Sharpe, ranging from 1799 to 1821. More...

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Obituaries

Jack Willard Bentley

Graveside services for Jack Willard Bentley, 82, of Greenwood Church Road, Lincolnton, were held Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Lincoln County with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. and Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. More...

Marian Echold Remsen

Funeral services for Marian Echols Remsen, 72, of Vesta were held Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the County Line Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Russell Bruce officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Sunday, April 12, in St. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

There will be a meeting of parents on April 30 with Coach Hutto for any athlete playing football during the 2009 season. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. . More...

City budget cuts put fireworks in question, council will try to save annual celebration

There were fireworks over fireworks at Monday night's meeting of the Washington City Council. More...

Citizen reports erratic driving, police find cases of moonshine

When a citizen called in a suspected drunk driver Friday night, police got more than they expected. More...

County approves road easements for Elba Express Pipeline to cross

Acting on the recommendation of the Landowners for Environmental and Economic Protection (LEEP), the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners approved an easement agreement which will provide for the Elba Express Pipeline construction to cross nine cou More...

News

Young musician showcases talent

John Pope, a sophomore at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, played the bassoon for the Washington Rotary Club at its regular Thursday lunch meeting on April 9. More...

Junior Rangers Day Camp set in June at Robert Toombs Site

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD), in partnership with the Robert Toombs House State Historic Site, is sponsoring a Junior Rangers Day Camp in June Marcia Campbell, Interpretive Ranger at the Toombs House, will be the i More...

Day of Prayer to be observed

Wilkes Ministers United is making plans for the annual local observance of the National Day of Prayer on May 7 on The Square in Washington at noon. Shown above at an early planning session are (l-r) Rev. Glen Kohlhagen, Rev. Charles Henderson, Rev. More...

Sports

Tigers lead Region 4A at 6-1, beat Wilkinson in 11-0 shutout

During spring break the Washington Wilkes Tiger baseball team split a pair of games but one of them didn't really matter because it didn't affect the team's standing atop Region 4A. More...

Spring footall, golf tournament slated for a big Tiger weekend

After a busy April full of get-acquainted and organizational activities, the third weekend in May will be a big one for Washington-Wilkes Tiger fans - especially football fans and golfers. More...

Greene County Rodeo this weekend to be held at new Ag Center location

Following in the 45-year tradition of Greene County rodeo, real heartpumping, laugh-inducing action, along with delicious food is coming to Greensboro April 17-18 at the new covered arena at the Greene County Ag Center on C. Weldon Smith Road. More...

Personalities

Ansley Piper Smith

Mr. and Mrs. James Isaac Smith III of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Piper, on Wednesday, April 1, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Ansley weighed 6 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 19 inches long. More...

Sara Steed Gresham honored at 88th birthday celebration

Sara Steed Gresham was honored on the occasion of her 88th birthday at a celebration Saturday afternoon, April 4. Festivities were held at Echols Personal Care Home in Rayle. Many friends and family joined Mrs. More...

Birmingham's Joyful Singers Choir to present concert at First United Methodist on April 28

The Joyful Singers Choir from Hunter Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., will present a program at the First United Methodist Church Tuesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in the new fellowship hall. More...