March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters respond to chimney fire and electrical problem

Firefighters from the Metasville Volunteer Fire Department and the Washington Fire Department responded to a chimney fire on Oak Grove Road Monday morning.   More...

Third graders visit museum

Dezmon Anderson, Laney Thornton, and Taylor Guin from Monica Hardy’s third grade class painted their own landscapes in the studio at the Morris Museum of Art during a field trip to the museum ea More...

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The Office Cat

It’s baseball season again!

The Office Cat

When Nell Bowers at Danburg got up Wednesday morning, she had no electricity. She speculated that a squirrel had made its way into the transformer because that had happened years ago to her neighbors, Carl and Reba Tankersley. More...

Opinions

What draws many Washington visitors may be a simple child’s feeling of peace

It’s springtime again, and just as predictably as the return of warm days and dogwood blossoms, folks from all over are coming to visit Washington and Wilkes County. But what draws them to this small town?   More...

Everything Asian By SUNG J. WOO

Book Review

Americans are sometimes chastised for not being adequately interested in literature from other countries. Recent books by writers with a foreign background, however, have been popular. More...

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Obituaries

Winnie Mae McDaniel Taylor

Funeral services for Winnie Mae McDaniel Taylor, 87, of Washington were held Friday, March 19, 2010, at Hopkins Funereal Home in Washington with Rev. John Falk officiating. Interment was in the Jennings Baptist Church Cemetery in Crawfordville. More...

Carolyn Clark Summerville

A memorial service for Carolyn Clark Summerville, 58, of Washington, was held Sunday, March 21, 2010, in the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel. She died Thursday, March 18, at her home.   More...

Lillian Ora Tucker Poplin

Graveside services for Lillian Ora Tucker Poplin, 94, of Mount Airy, N.C., were held Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Skyline Memory Gardens with Dr. Roger B. Gilbert and Rev. Dennis W. Cameron officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association will have its annual revival services April 12- 16, 7 p.m. nightly.   ƒ   More...

URA hears hotel proposal details, expects to make decision by May

The Washington Urban Redevelopment Authority met at City Hall Thursday, March 18, for updates on ongoing projects and to hear further information on proposals to build a hotel adjacent to the Pope Center. More...

Chamber small-biz breakfast is Thursday at 8 a.m.

Helping small businesses survive and thrive is the goal of Thursday morning’s Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Small Business Breakfast.   The breakfast is set for Thursday at 8 a.m. at Talk of the Town2 on The Square.   More...

BOE accepts insurance check for 2009 old school hail damage

The Wilkes County Board of Education has voted to accept an insurance offer on damage to the old high school complex caused by a hailstorm last year.   More...

News

Planning for pre-schoolers

1232-0 8 ABC PSC Ad 6x4 2/26/Past or Gale Sei bert, co mmi ttee member Lee Durham, and committee chairman Marshall Frost led the Pre-School Committee of the First United Methodist Church in a strategic planning session to evaluate and plan for the up More...

‘Song of the Shadows’ to be presented Sun. at First Baptist Church

The Senior Choir of the First Baptist Church, Washington, will present “Song of the Shadows,” a service for Holy Week, on Sunday evening, March 28, at seven o’clock.   The service will be directed by Patricia B. More...

New members join; war veteran honored

Tynan J. Owen (left) and Thomas K. Owen (right) were sworn in as new members in the Sons of the American Revolution last Thursday evening, March 18. More...

Sports

Tigers lead region, face Glascock Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team is sitting comfortably atop the Region 4A standings at 3-0 after last week’s wins over Lincoln County and GMC. More...

WASHINGTON-WILKES PARKS AND W-W Parks and Recreation Department RECREATION

5-8 yr Olds SPRING 2010 SOCCER SCHEDULE Date Time Teams Location 4/12 6pm Warriors vs. WW1 WW 4/17 10am Warriors vs. More...

Fowler speaks at FCA Night where 35+ enjoy festivities

More than 35 W-WCHS student athletes attended FCA Night at the high school gymnasium last weekend and heard guest speaker Bo Fowler.   More...

Worship

First Methodist to hold auction for retirement of building fund

The First United Methodist Church is inviting the public to “enjoy a fantastic meal with roast beef followed by an auction with treasures that will delight you,” said pastor Gale Seibert. More...

Personalities

Rhodes presents program on pruning to Iris Garden Club members March 9

Dexter Rhodes of Thomson was guest speaker at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club on Tuesday, March 9, in Wesley Hall of the First United Methodist Church.   More...

Lauren Lewis Garrard to wed David William Moore July 10

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gilbert Garrard III of Athens announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Lewis, to David William Moore of Greensboro, son of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen William Moore of Moultrie.   More...

Bobbie and Evelyn Hawes renew wedding vows on 50th anniversary

Bobbie and Evelyn Bradley Hawes of Tignall celebrated 50 years of marriage as they renewed their wedding vows at a reception and dinner at White Columns Inn in Thomson on Saturday, February 27. More...