December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Beta Sigma Phi donates for cancer equipment

To help in the fight against cancer, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority recently made a $4,000 donation to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Delivering good news from home

The Cat Box was empty this week so I really had to scratch for the items in this column. During the holiday season people are so busy getting ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, that they don’t think about calling or writing. More...

Opinions

One Solitary Life

Let us turn now to the story. A child is born in an obscure village. He is brought up in another obscure village. More...

The Christmas of ‘The Bike’ taught me to trust Santa and my folks, and not to snoop

’Twas the night before Christmas when I was just ten, when I wondered if Santa (or maybe my kin,) had messed up my present just ’cause I’d sinned.   More...

Book Review

Three for Christmas

In the midst of trying to keep the spirit of Christmas at the same time that we are trying to get all the related tasks done, we thought that several light-hearted books might be called for. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Alexander Cagle

Funeral services for Joseph Alexander Cagle, 64, of Washington will be held Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Klay Aspinwall officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Michael A. Nuhfer

A Mass of a Christian burial was held at St. Michael Church in Fryburg, Penn., Thursday, December 17, 2009, for Michael A. Nuhfer, 63, of Venus, Penn., formerly of Union Point, Ga. Rev. David Poulson, pastor, presided. Burial was in the St. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Wilkes Transit and the Roy L. Burns Sr. Senior Center will be closed December 24, 2009, until January 4, 2010.   .   More...

Guardian Center frustrations continue; Congressional help may be key to plan

After nearly two years in development and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent, a new company that desires to bring jobs and economic development to Wilkes County is still facing frustrations that could prevent the plan from coming to fruition. More...

Fitzpatrick’s new owner ‘redoing everything’ and has new marketing plan

Washington’s landmark hotel now has a new owner who has new ideas to market the hotel in new – and potentially more profitable – ways.   More...

Testing for census jobs set for Monday at library, 10-2

More testing for upcoming shortterm census jobs is set for next Monday, December 28, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library meeting room. More...

Tour visitors get hot soup on a cold day

Wilkes County Relay for Life committee members Carol Jackson and Terri Roberts serve up bowls of hot soup and chili to cold visitors during the recent Christmas Tour of Homes. More...

News

Presbyterians to host Christmas Eve service beginning at 5 p.m.

The Washington Presbyterian Church will have a Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m. on December 24.   More...

Beta Club organizes food drive

Through the organizational efforts of the Beta Club, Washington-Wilkes Middle School collected 1,082 food items during the week of December 7-11 to be donated to the First United Methodist Church food More...

‘We thank you for your support’

Kiwanis President Sherry Hudson and Vice-President Lillie Crowe expressed their thanks to all in the community who supported the club’s recent sale of pecans. More...

Sports

Girls win Christmas tournament

The W-W Tiger girls beat Lincoln County 40-35 on Friday night, December 18, and the beat Hancock Central in the championship game 47-46 to win the first F&M Bank Washington-Wilkes Christmas Basketball More...

Boys finish as runners up

Matson Keiser drives in for a score against Lincoln County in the Tigers’ first game of the Christmas tournament last weekend. More...

Softball awards presented

The top three softball awards went to the three W-W Tiger seniors at the team’s annual banquet recently. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Wilkes Darrell Edwards   Joseph and Ashley Edwards of Washington announce the birth of their son, Wilkes Darrell, on Wednesday, December 9, at the University Hospital in Augusta. Wilkes weighed 7 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...

Morgan Deanne Dove honored at second birthday celebrations

Morgan Deanne Dove, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Dove, was two years old on Thursday, November 26, and celebrated on several occasions.   More...

Iris Garden Club celebrates holiday at Christmas brunch

Holly Court Inn on South Alexander Avenue was the setting for the Iris Garden Club Annual Christmas Brunch Tuesday, December 8.   Franny Robinson, president, presided and welcomed everyone including new member, Cathy Armour. More...