May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes EMS shops locally and saves money in purchase of new ambulance for county

In what was probably the shortest meeting on record, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners acted on just one item of business last Thursday. More...

Sign law is being enforced in city

In response to complaints from members of the Washington City Council, the City of Washington is taking a stand against unauthorized signs in the city. More...

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Horseless Carriages visit here

Many of us were surprised at what we found on The Square when we came to town for various reasons Saturday morning. More...

Opinions

Some forget Memorial Day's true meaning but veterans remember their fallen friends

This probably comes as a shock to many residents of America, but Memorial Day is not designed to mark the day the pools open, nor does it exist to give us all a three-day weekend. More...

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Obituaries

Quincy Leon Cullars

Funeral services for Quincy Leon Cullars, 35, of 193 Aonia Road, Washington, were held Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lacy and Rev. Robert Walton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Minnie Helen Gaston Talkington

Funeral services for Minnie Helen Gaston Talkington, 95, of 729 Harris Bridge Road, Woodruff, S.C., were held Friday, May 15, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church of Woodruff with Rev. Beth Hoskins officiating. More...

Hazel Griffin Lunceford

Funeral services for Hazel Griffin Lunceford, 94, were held Saturday, May 16, 2009, in the Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Jay Sanders and Rev. John King officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

There will be a soccer tournament for under-12 teams this Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department fields. More...

New school complex is '99% complete' with open house set for Sunday 4-6 p.m.

In its regular Monday night meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education heard reports and discussed several items related to the transition from the old high and middle school to the nearly completed new complex. More...

Essex Manufacturing, Inc. to close distribution center here after 60 years in city

A Washington factory will be closing the doors on more than 60 years of manufacturing history in July as Essex Manufacturing Company moves out. More...

News

Kiwanians hear of Chamber news

Ashley Barnett, Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director (left), and Alan Soto president of the Chamber of Commerce (right), told the Washington Kiwanis Club that the Chamber's tourism web More...

Woman's Club helps with fireworks

1232-08 ABC PS C Ad 6x4 2/26/09 Represe nting the Washingt on Woman's Club, Amy Johnston (center) presents a donation to Ed Pope III to be used as part of the funding for the 2009 Independence Day fireworks celebration. More...

Raymond Fanning recognized at CDC for 40 years service

Raymond Fanning of Washington was recently recognized for outstanding achievement by Julie Gerberding, director at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . More...

Sports

State's No. 1 team eliminates Tigers in round 2

It wasn't much of a surprise but it still didn't hurt any less when the Washington-Wilkes Tigers dropped both games of the doubleheader against Pacelli last week in the second round of the state playoffs. More...

T.J. & Friends Ride Against Cancer set for Sat., June 27

The first announcement of plans for the third annual T.J. and Friends Foundation's Ride Against Cancer has named Saturday, June 27, as the date. More...

Basketball camp sign-up begins

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) has begun sign-up for the Blue and Gold Basketball Camp to be held this summer. All sign-ups made before May 27 will receive a free T-shirt. More...

Personalities

New Colonial Dames officers installed at meeting April 25

Virginia White of Thomson relinquished the president's gavel to Pat Wilkins of Colbert at the Fort James Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century meeting Saturday, April 25, at the historic Groves-May House in Lincolnton. Mrs. More...

Kizzy Shawanna Champion to marry Tony Lee Massey Aug. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Alexander Champion Jr. of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Kizzy Shawanna, of Brooklyn, N.Y., to Tony Lee Massey, also of Brooklyn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Raymond Massey of Brooklyn. More...

Amanda Price Simpkins and John Adam Godfrey exchange marriage vows on Saturday, April 18

Amanda Price Simpkins of Warrenton and John Adam Godfrey of Thomson exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, April 18, at six o'clock in the evening at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. Rev. W. C. More...