July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wreck dumps fertilizer in Tyrone

Several tons of chicken litter covered part of a yard on the Greensboro Highway at Sandy Cross Road Sunday afternoon after a truck driver lost control and overturned his truck. More...

Little Theater to perform Dixie Swim Club August 6-9

In the upcoming production of Dixie Swim Club, stars (l-r) Paula Stevens, Rose Weser, Virginia Lee King, Libby Foster, and Tina Lewis portray friends on four weekends over a 33-year time period, a story of five unforgettable women - a hilarious and More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Obama button gets set up to date

G uillaume and Sokun Slama are well-known in the Washington hospitality area as the operators of the Fitzpatrick Hotel, Down Under restaurant, and The Bistro next door to the hotel. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Away Down South By JAMES C. COBB

If, like this reviewer, you were reared and nurtured on stories of the "Old South" and the "Lost Cause," you may be chagrinned to learn how these attitudes grew. However, here is an author we can trust. James C. Cobb is B. More...

U.K study says swearing reduces pain, but cussing around your mama won't

A recent study by some British academics with apparently nothing better to do proved, they say, that a person could reduce their feelings of pain by swearing up a storm. Not around my mama it wouldn't. More...

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Obituaries

Teacher Mae McLendon Sims

Funeral services for Teacher Mae McLendon Sims, 92, of Salenist Street, Washington, were held Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Watkins Goodwyn Young

A Service of Remembrance for Watkins Goodwyn "Bo" Young, 71, of Mount Olive, N.C., was held at the Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive on June 17, 2009. He died Sunday, June 14. Mr. More...

Darryl Albea

Funeral services for Darryl Albea, 66, of Tignall, were held Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in the Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Saturday, July 4, in Doctors Hospital, Augusta. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Flint Hill Baptist Church will have annual revival services July 27-31, with Rev. Abraham Moses as guest speaker. . Zoah Church will have Family and Friends Day on Sunday, July 19, 3 p.m. Rev. Howard Harmon will be the speaker. More...

Assessors office needs help to meet goals of data entry

In order for this year's county property tax bills to go out on schedule, a very large amount of data entry must be completed by the Tax Assessors office by September 1 but Chief Appraiser Ramona Powell told commissioners that she and her current s More...

Disposition of old school complex moves forward with plans for sale

At a workshop last Thursday evening, the Wilkes County Board of Education took the next steps needed for the rapid disposition of the former high school and middle school property on Gordon Street. Wilkes County Superintendent Dr. More...

Public awareness is goal of 2010 Census committee

Every single person living in Wilkes County needs to be counted in next year's Census 2010. That's the message that the local committee wants to get out, starting now. More...

Casino Night July 24 set by Chamber at W-W Country Club

A Casino Night sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is set for next Friday, July 24, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. "There are only 75 tickets available," said Ashley Barnett. More...

You can help your neighbors in traveling the Road to Recovery

Volunteers are needed in Wilkes County to help cancer patients on their road to recovery. The next Road to Recovery training is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, from 2-3 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library. More...

News

Where in the world is The News-Reporter ...

... in the Motor City

Elexus Campbell, Delvonia Campbell, Courtney Campbell, and DeVon Campbell took their hometown news to the Hitsville USA Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan, for Michael Jackson's vigil. This News-Reporter is 595 miles from home. More...

First Baptist will host barbecue Aug. 1 to benefit Nickels family

The First Baptist Church, Washington, is sponsoring the sale of barbecued chicken plates to benefit the family of Troy and Becki Nickels and their 13-year-old daughter Calli. More...

Pharmacist recounts history here

Joey Fievet (left), owner of Fievet Pharmacy, presented the program for the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular Tuesday lunch meeting and told member some of the things that have happened since he and his family moved to Washington in 1973. More...

Letters

Family thanks community for special help

TO THE EDITOR AND THE COMMUNITY: My family and I would like to thank the wonderful people of Wilkes County who have been of help and shown so much kindness to our father, Vernon Leon Johnson, "before, during, and after" his move to Washington. More...

Home buying program a success

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in making homeownership month a success. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers win a couple

Last Thursday, July 9, the W-W Varsity Tiger girls softball team traveled to Harlem and swept a doubleheader. In game one, the ladies beat Harlem 5-0. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

David and Gail Hunter enjoyed the holidays with Andy and Ann Deal in Valdosta. The Deals' son and family, children, Matt and Sherri Matt, Lane and Logan, of Hahira, joined the group for the Fourth of July fireworks celebration. More...

Clay and Vanessa Patrick honored at couple's baby shower June 20

Clay and Vanessa Patrick of Guyton were honored at a couple's baby shower Saturday afternoon, June 20, at the Tignall Baptist Church Family Life Center in Tignall. More...

Kariss Alaine Easler, Stephen Blake Winfrey united in marriage on Saturday, June 13

Kariss Alaine Easler of Martinez and Stephen Blake Winfrey of Evans were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 13, at six o'clock in the evening at the First Christian Church in Augusta. Rev. James R. More...