December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Tickets still available for W-W Chamber's annual dinner Dec. 10

The members of the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual banquet next Thursday night, December 10, Ashley Barnett said, and the evening will look back on the year's activities and honor the businesses and people who made Wil More...

Tickets available for Ty Herndon's concert tonight for Calli Nickels

Tickets are still available for tonight's concert by country star Ty Herndon to benefit Calli Nickels, a local teen who is being treated for a rare form of cancer. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

'Get me to the church/show on time'

Monday is Pearl Harbor Day. More...

Opinions

Big-city traffic is fine for an occasional thrill, but I'm thankful for my freedom not to drive

I took my life in my hands a few weeks ago, and drove , once again, in a big city. And once again, I'm thankful I live in a small town and I no longer have to face that insanity every day. Now, city driving is nothing new to me. More...

Cartoon

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My hero Bob Marion chose happiness rather than self-pity

Most of us grow up with heroes. More often than not, it is the sports stars who dominate our passion and fantasies. Whatever your area of interest, however, there is a luminary or a pace setter to admire and aspire to emulate. More...

Obituaries

Grace Lillian Dunaway

Funeral services for Grace Lillian Dunaway, 82, of Washington were held Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom and Rev. Calvin Ward officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Sherry Wallace Newsome

Graveside services for Sherry Wallace Newsome, 63, of Thomson Road, Washington, were held Saturday, November 28, 2009, at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Leonard Dupree and Rev. Jimmy Newsome officiating. More...

Dewey George Capps

Funeral services for Dewey "Bud" George Capps, 85, of Mars Hill, N.C., were held Monday, November 30, 2009, in the Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service, with Rev. Ron Dodson, Rev. Eb Jenkins, and Rev. Bud Marlor officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

The Christmas Tree of Love sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the hospital is having its fund-raising program during November and December. More...

Unemployment rate 12 percent in Wilkes but new benefit claims may have peaked

Although unemployment has reached 12 percent in Wilkes County, the worst may be over. New unemployment claims are down for Wilkes County workers for the first time this year. More...

More testing set at Mary Willis Library for short-term U.S. Census jobs in Wilkes Co.

Testing continues this week for short-term census jobs that will be available this spring in Wilkes County as the U.S. Census Bureau gets ready for the 2010 count of every person in the United States. More...

Rusher Street homes help firefighters train

Two city-owned homes on Rusher Street were consumed in flames last week, used to train Washington and Wilkes County firefighters as they practiced hose team entry techniques in an actual burning building. More...

Candlelight Shopping brings crowds of shoppers to downtown Washington

Downtown Washington merchants say that the crowds of shoppers at last week's Candlelight Shopping event were bigger than any they had ever seen. More...

News

'The Journey Begins' is motto on bracelets supporting Calli

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Career, Technical, and Agricultural (CTAE) student organizations banded together in order to raise funds for one of the students. More...

Nov. blood drive collects over 40 units for Shepeard

The Washington-Wilkes blood drive conducted by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center, collected blood from more than 40 donors during the drive held on November 19. More...

FBLA celebrates American Enterprise Week at W-WCHS

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) celebrated American Enterprise Day with a week-long series of events. More...

Sports

Basketball season begins with games at Greene Co.

Tiger basketball for both boys and girls began on Tuesday of this week but game results were not available in time for reporting in this issue. Please check The News-Reporter next week for full reports of games played on December 1 and 5. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2009-2010 Basketball Schedule

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Carter Swann, Bo Swann, Katie Remsen catch most, biggest fish in Bassmasters' youth tourney

On Saturday, November 14, the Raysville Bassmasters, a local fishing club with members from Wilkes, Lincoln, and McDuffie counties, hosted its annual youth fishing tournament at Holliday Park, on the Clarks Hill Reservoir. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Josiah Michel Tutt

Mitchell Tutt III and Delila Wilburn of Washington announce the birth of their son, Josiah Michel, on Wednesday, November 18, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. He weighed 6 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 18 inches long. More...

Chloé and Owen Roy win art awards at Columbia Co. Fair

Chloé and Owen Roy, children of Jack and Michele LePore Roy of Evans, won numerous awards and prizes at the Merchants Association of Columbia County 44th Annual Columbia County Fair in Evans. More...

Alexis Gioia crowned queen at school festival

Alexis Gioia, daughter of Bruce and Lynn Moss Gioia of Vidalia, was crowned first grade queen at Robert Toombs Christian Academy in Lyons at the school's annual fall festival. Alexis was chosen by her teacher and the RTCA school staff. More...