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Parking available behind Wills Memorial Hospital

With new construction at Wills Memorial demolishing part of the hospital's rear parking area, a dozen or more new parking spots have been lined off for use on Hospital Drive by the entrance to the emergency room and specialty clinics. More...

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The Office Cat

They know Tignall in Ohio

Here is another one of those "small world after all" situations that seem to be so common concerning Washington- Wilkes. Gary and Dean Mansfield of Washington have some friends from their South Carolina days. More...

Opinions

Family photos and papers bring to life a family's inborn looks and personalies

I recently spent an afternoon looking through my family's photos and papers, some stretching back more than a hundred years, and I'm struck more and more about how both our physical features and our personalities seem to be so much a product of our More...

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Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia

Survival in a Civil War Regiment

Book Review Scott Walker is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. His great-great-grandfather was a member of the Fiftyseventh Georgia Infantry which is what this book is all about. More...

Obituaries

Leonora Ogletree Lunsford

Funeral services for Leonora Ogletree Lunsford, 94, of Washington, were held Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. in Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Peggy Moody Howard

Graveside services for Peggy Moody Howard, 74, of Washington, were held Wednesday, August 12, 2009, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Rob Brown officiating. She died Sunday, August 9, in Wills Memorial Hospital. Mrs. More...

Elouise S. Hampton

Funeral services for Elouise Stephens Hampton, 70, of Washington were held Sunday, August 9, 2009, at the New Salem Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor R.L. Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m., with Rev. W.F. Hampton and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in charge. . More...

Qualifying dates set August 31-Sept. 4 for Washington's city council elections

At Monday night's Washington City Council meeting, councilmen heard the dates set to qualify for November's municipal elections, discussed operation of the county's senior center, and voted to research options for video coverage of future council m More...

Early entries coming in for the 3rd Annual Miss Wilkes Pageant set for Saturday, September 26

Entries are already coming in for the third annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant set for September 26. "We've already got more entries than I expected," said Ashley Barnett, pageant director. "I believe we're going to have a great pageant this year. More...

Traffic improving at school site but caution still urged

Both school administrators and law enforcement officials say traffic at the new Washington-Wilkes school complex now open on Highway 17 north of Washington is improving day by day as students and parents learn how to negotiate the new location, but More...

News

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

... at Liberty Island

Mia Smith and William Moore took a trip to the "Big Apple"- New York City - and remembered to take along their News-Reporter as they rode the ferry to tour the Statue of Liberty. Mia is the daughter of Kita Smith and Fredrick Porter. More...

Learning in Retirement plans open house; special interest groups to commence in Sept.

In its efforts to offer Washington Wilkes retirees expanded programs of interest, the Washington Chapter of Learning in Retirement (LIR) has gathered an impressive list of local artisans, experts, and facilitators for its Tuesday, August 18 open ho More...

Melanie Forehand gets Masters Degree at UGA on August 1

In Touch Melanie Barnett F orehand received a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in Reading Education during the University of Georgia's 2009 Summer Semester Commencement Ceremony. More...

Letters

Animals, shelter need everyone's help

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to encourage Wilkes County citizens to donate to the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter by compassionate grocery shopping. More...

Sports

At work in the heat, and in full pads

Akeimos Coleman and Rashi Raiford go head-to-head during pre-season football drills under the watchful eye of new Tiger defensive line coach Brandon Cain. More...

Hunting tournament Aug. 21-23 sponsored by Wilkes Coyote Club

A coyote hunting tournament will be held August 21-23 by the Wilkes Coyote Club in an effort to help reduce the coyote population and its destruction of crops and livestock in Wilkes County. More...

Upcoming events

l Reserved seat tickets will be sold at the old school July 29-30 from 6-8 p.m. l An open football scrimmage for the public will be held at Tiger Stadium on Friday, August 14, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Personalities

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

... in the Garden State

Terri and Bob Pickens, and Dawn and Steven Pickens took their News- Reporter with them while they attended a family wedding in Princeton, New Jersey This News-Reporter is 637 miles from home, as the crow flies. More...

Gunter decendants gather for family reunion Aug. 9

Descendants of Cal and Belle Threlkeld Gunter gathered for a family reunion Sunday at the home of Boots and Shirley Gunter on Berkshire Drive. More...

New Beginnings

Landon Peyton Howard Adam and Brittany Howard of Rayle announce the birth of their son, Landon Peyton, on Friday, July 17, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Landon weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 19 inches long. More...