February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New Washington utility bills come in envelopes

City utility bills in Washington have a new look and format – as of this week, the old postcard bill is gone, replaced by a more detailed bill that comes in an envelope.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

It’s not far to this ‘Valentine’s Treat’

The Office Cat

Sunday night was the first fifth Sunday in the new year and youth church leaders in the county took advantage of it to begin what they hope to continue on every fifth Sunday during the year. More...

Opinions

Stuck driving a recalled Toyota for now? Here’s what some drivers are planning

What do you do if you’re stuck driving a recalled Toyota?   Toyota Motor Corp. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Nobody Move By DENIS JOHNSON

Book Review

Denis Johnson is not known as a crime writer (he won the National Book Award in 2007.) In Nobody Move, however, he has written what might be called a “crime noir.” Jimmy Luntz, who might be called a “lowlife,” is the protag More...

Sports

Lady Tigers stand at second in Region 4A-A

Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls varsity basketball team members include (front row, l-r) Charlene Hawes, Rhonda Turner, Yakira Banks, Tenisha Ware, Brushunda Brittain, Erika Jefferson, Natasia Fanning, More...

Two games left in Tigers’ regular season

Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys varsity basketball team members include (front row, l-r) Terry Graves, Keenan Jackson, Matson Keiser, Deon Jackson, Eric Scott, Bobby Dill, Tevin Curry, (back) Coach Don K More...

W-W Little League registration will continue through March 5

Registration for the 2010 Washington Wilkes Little League has begun and will continue until March 5.   Registration is in the upstairs office at Ashley Park. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Bereavement Support Group sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital will meet Wednesday, February 10, at 1 p.m., in the hospital library. The meeting is open to the public and focuses on the sharing of experiences and changes to More...

Josh Fair named Wilkes STAR student, to be honored at February 16 breakfast

Joshua Fair, a senior at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, has been chosen this year’s STAR Student. More...

Wilkes County unemployment is down slightly in December

Unemployment in Wilkes County went down slightly in December, dropping to 11.5 percent from 11.9 percent, but still higher than the state and national average rates.   More...

Log cabin to host kids’ events at library

Frontiers cabin builders Jan Howard, Tracy Holder, and Judy Denard stand proudly with the log cabin that they hewed and built with their bare hands to prepare for the Revolutionary Days celebration in Washington next week. More...

News

in the Himalayas

Renee Brown and Thomas Macfie took their News-Reporter to the Taumadhi Square and Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal (near Kathmandu, Nepal). This News-Reporter is 8,128 miles from home. More...

Southern States annual meeting to be held Monday at local store

Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. – Washington Service.   More...

$100 in gas awarded

The Wilkes County 4-H B.B. Shooting Sports Team held its annual winter gas raffle fund-raiser to kick off the new season and awarded the $100 in gas prize to Jerrel Pharr. More...

Letters

How much power does Burns want?

TO THE EDITOR:   I attended the City Council Retreat last Friday. Some things that were discussed I can understand and some I simply cannot.   More...

Procedure of charter’s adoption questioned

TO THE EDITOR:   The attached report [not included here] was made available to city officials on January 28, 2010 as part of their background information in the discussion to make changes in the current 2004 City Charter. More...

Cancer Relief Fund thanks supporters for help since ’07

TO THE EDITOR:   A “thank you” to the following businesses, churches, and clubs that have donated to the Cancer Relief Fund since 2007: you have made it possible for us to provide Wilkes County cancer patients with gas for their t More...

Obituaries

Oliver Tomlinson Myers Jr.

A graveside memorial service for Oliver Tomlinson Myers Jr., 80, of Sims Street, Washington, was held Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. More...

Worship

Terry Kenney is new full-time pastor at County Line Baptist

Terry Kenney of Lexington became the full-time pastor of County Line Baptist Church at Philomath on Sunday, January 24.   More...

Gospel music concert set Sunday, Feb. 11, at Clark’s Station Baptist

Clark’s Station Baptist Church will host a gospel music concert on Sunday, February 21, at 11 a.m.   The special guest for the concert will be international music star Charlotte Ritchie.   Mrs. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Mackenzie Marie Justice   Mark and Roxane Justice of Rayle announce the adoption of their daughter, Mackenzie Marie, who was born Tuesday, January 26. Mackenzie weighed 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Lindley Hall named to dean’s list at GC&SU

P– Lindley Taylor Hall has been named to the dean’s list at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville for the 2009 Fall Semester. More...

Norman girls receive honors at Westminster

Kaitlin and Kindler Norman, daughters of Ed and Hayden Norman of Good Hope and granddaughters of Dottie Norman of Washington, continue to amass honors as they attend Westminster Christian School in Oconee County. More...