January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Redevelopment authority votes to recommend city hotel project

The Washington Urban Redevelopment Authority met Thursday morning and agreed unanimously to recommend that the Washington City Council move forward with the Pope Conference Center hotel project.   More...

South Carolina man injured in Rayle accident

Wilkes County EMS personnel and Rayle first responders put an injured South Carolina man into a county ambulance Thursday after the man lost control of his Cadillac Escalade on Highway 78 just east of More...

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The Office Cat

Young musicians entertain

A stormy weekend brought lots of rain to Washington- Wilkes and some property damage to neighboring counties. Early Sunday morning rain was mostly drizzle with a little rain interspersed. More...

Opinions

Attendance mandatory

Petitions are circulating. The talk of a “dictatorship” in the city of Washington has reached other counties. More...

There’s good news about young drivers: there are far fewer 16-year-olds to dodge

It’s not often that government statistics about teenagers are good news, but this is one of those rare times. In just-released government data, it seems that far fewer 16-year-olds are driving now than in years past. More...

Book Review

The Invention of Air By STEVEN JOHNSON

This story of Joseph Priestly is set in the context of what was going on in the rest of the world of ideas. Steven Johnson is a writer who is comfortable in the world of science and ideas. More...

Obituaries

Gussie Blondine Hardy McAvoy

Funeral services for Gussie Blondine Hardy McAvoy, 95, of Quaker Springs Rd., Washington, were held Sunday, January 24, 2010, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Stan Sullivan and Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. More...

Mary Patterson Long

Funeral services for Mary Patterson Long, 88, of Berrien Springs, was held Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Legacy Family Funeral Services, Matthew R. Purchase Chapel, with Rev. Bill Jacobs of SS John and Bernard Parish, St. More...

Preston Frank Sanders Jr.

A private memorial service will be held for Preston Frank Sanders Jr., 45, who died Monday, January 18, 2010.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Wills Memorial Hospital will hold low impact classes every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the education room at the Simpson Building, located between the hospital and Wilkes County Health Department.  More...

Wilkes schools, EMA set severe weather drills for statewide annual exercise

Wilkes County will take part in a statewide tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 3, and authorities will be working to help prepare the county and the school system for severe weather.   More...

DDA works to create action plan to market city’s ‘unique products’

Washington’s Downtown Development Authority met with marketing and tourism experts last week to help formulate an action plan to boost tourism in the downtown area, an industry that already brings $2.3 million to Wilkes County each year. More...

Wilkes Board of Education hears reports of awards, honors, and no more roof leaks

The Wilkes County Board of Education heard good news in Monday night’s regular January meeting, with reports of several awards and commendations for different programs within the system, and a successful effort to end roof leaks at the new sch More...

News

Home invasion is Tea and Learn’s topic February 10

Wills Memorial Hospital will host a Tea and Learn February 10 at 2:30 p.m., in the Simpson Building on Gordon Street. The building is the old mental health building.   Washington Chief of Police Mike Davis will speak on home invasion. More...

W-W FBLA finishes strong in region competition

Two members of the Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) took first place awards in their events in region competition last week. More...

Eighth-graders take assessment test; soccer players could be ’10-11 Tigers

All eighth-grade students took a statewide writing assessment on Wednesday, January 20. The students gathered in the cafeteria for the 100-minute assessment. More...

Sports

Tigers need two out of three for preferred berth

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers added a much-needed win to their region schedule last Friday in a terrific come-from-behind performance over the Screaming Devils of Warren County. More...

W-W Little League registration begins today for all programs

Registration for the 2010 Washington Wilkes Little League begins today at 4 p.m. and will continue until March 5.   Registration will be in the upstairs office at Ashley Park. More...

Aonia Pass Motocross schedule full of dirt bike, ATV racing events

Aonia Pass Motocross Park has set a full schedule of events that will bring thousands of motocross, cross-country, short track, and vintage motorcyclists to Wilkes County this season.   More...

Personalities

Carraco presents program to NSDAR Kettle Creek Chapter

Dr. Carol Crowe Carraco presented the program at the meeting of the NSDAR Kettle Creek Chapter Monday, January 18, at the Washington Woman’s Club.   More...

Emilee Lauren Johnson to marry Michael Dennis Seymour May 22

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howard of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Emilee Lauren Johnson, to Michael Dennis Seymour, son of Mrs. Adele S. Seymour, also of Washington.   More...

FBC Silver Streaks enjoy dinner and a movie on Fri., January 22

The Silver Streaks of the First Baptist Church enjoyed dinner and a movie on Friday evening, January 22, in the Mary Burton Fellowship Hall. More...