June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Relay for Life makes goal, raising $60,000 in tough economy

Despite the recent downturn in the economy, the final total for the 2009 Wilkes County Relay for Life fundraising effort showed great success, raising more than $60,000 against a reduced goal of $50,000. More...

New Marine wife organizing drive to send care packages overseas

The new bride of a Wilkes County Marine is organizing an effort to send a few vital comforts of home to her husband and his fellow Marines who are now fighting in Afghanistan. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Black bear spotted in Wilkes County

C arol Bolton was traveling down the Scull Shoals Road about 10:30 Tuesday morning when she and her mother-in-law saw what they thought was a black cow on the side of the road. They slowed down so as not to get in its way. But it wasn't a cow. More...

Opinions

I still gauge the misery of summer's heat by remembering military uniforms, gear

When it gets as hot and miserably humid as it's been this week, it reminds me of when I really and truly found out what hot and miserable can mean. It was 30 years ago, but I still measure misery by it. More...

Book Review

The Brother Gardeners By ANDREA WULF

The subtitle of The Brother Gardeners -- "Botany, Empire, and the Birth of an Obsession" -- is not as attractive as the note on the flyleaf -- "the story of a garden revolution that began in America." Even more interesting to local readers, p More...

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Obituaries

Edwin Thomas Nunn

Graveside services for Edwin (Speedy) Thomas Nunn, 81, were held Monday, June 22, 2009, at Washington-Wilkes Memorial Garden with Rev. Steve Rayner officiating. He died Saturday, June 20, at Green Acres Nursing Home in Milledgeville. More...

Helen Stevens Lamar

Graveside services for Helen Stevens Lamar, 79, were held Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Carter's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. She died Tuesday, June 16, in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will have Men's Day June 28, 3 p.m. Rev. Reginald Hunter and New Springhill Baptist Church will be in charge of services. . More...

Local leaders to form committee to ensure complete census count

Looking forward to next year's Census Count 2010, representatives from the Census Bureau met with community leaders Tuesday morning to begin forming the county's initial Complete Count Committee. Local representatives say that the 2000 U.S. More...

Medics concerned that summer heat will send vulnerable Wilkes citizens to hospital

With the heat index reaching over 100 this week, Wilkes County EMS Director Blake Thompson says he's concerned that several days of this heat will put some of the county's most vulnerable people in the hospital. More...

Kids enjoy creative projects at Art Camp

A dozen kids ages 6-10 work on their paper mache fish during their morning Art Camp session supervised by artist Laura Connely Sleighter. More...

Free rabies shots will be available in July for dogs, cats, horses

Pet owners in the area concerned over the recent outbreak of rabies cases in the area will have the opportunity to have their pets vaccinated for free next month. More...

News

Nurse explains about dialysis treatment

Sonya Roth, RN, administrator of the Washington DaVita dialysis facility, spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club about kidney disease and the role of dialysis in the treatment of that disease. More...

'Growing in Grace' workshop for women set at Pole Branch

Pole Branch Baptist Church at 542 North Hulin Avenue, Tignall, will have a women's workshop June 27 at 10 a.m. More...

'Boomerang Express' is theme of Phillips Mill VBS June 15-19

Phillips MiIl Baptist Church held a successful Vacation Bible School June 15-19. The theme for the week was "Boomerang Express: It all comes back to Jesus. The average attendance of children for the week was 58. More...

Sports

Future Tigers hoop it up at Blue and Gold Camp

Some 14 boys and girls ages 6-7 had fun and improved their skills at the Blue and Gold Basketball Camp last week. More...

Tiger diamondmen keep skills sharp in series of summer double-headers

Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball threw out the first pitch last week and continues this week with games against the GMC Bulldogs and the Lincoln County Red Devils. More...

Lady Tigers softball action heats up in games at Greenbrier, Ashley Park

Last week the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers went 2-1-1 at the Greenbrier Slugfest held Thursday through Saturday in Augusta. On Thursday the Tigers played to a 5-5 tie against the Evans Knights. More...

Personalities

Whitney Leigh Sherrer, Maurice Edward Taylor exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 23

Whitney Leigh Sherrer of Athens and Maurice Edward Taylor of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday evening, May 23, at six o'clock in the evening at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Nikki Tanya Smith marries Kennett Morris III on May 23

Nikki Tanya Smith and Richard Kennett Morris III of Martinez were united in marriage in an outdoor ceremony Saturday, May 23, at seven o'clock in the evening at the Dance Pavilion at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans. More...

New Beginnings

Tyler Brennan Silvey Brent and Ashley Silvey of Cleveland, Tenn., announce the birth of their son, Tyler Brennan, on Tuesday, June 2, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Cleveland. Ty, as he will be called, weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. More...