April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Trump to build casino-hotel complex; unemployment to be thing of the past

A spokesman for the Daniel Trump organization has announced plans to build a 1,500-room hotel and casino complex in downtown Washington if city officials agree.   More...

Neighborhood blitz to bring Census to Tignall Sat., April 10

A “March to the Mailbox” neighborhood blitz in downtown Tignall has been set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, to increase participation in the 2010 U.S. Census.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

A perfect weekend coming up

The Office Cat

It’s looking like a good – maybe perfect – weekend for the Tour of Homes. The forecast is for temperatures in the 80s. The dogwoods are beginning to bloom all over town, and I’ve seen some signs of azaleas budding. More...

Opinions

He was the best

“Well done, good and faithful servant ... More...

Find the foolies, win a prize

Today is April Fools’ Day and since the date of The News-Reporter coincides (it happens only once every six or seven years), we have taken the opportunity to have a little foolish fun with this edition of the paper.   More...

Things I’ve Been Silent About By AZAR NAFISI

Book Review

Azar Nafisi is an Iranian journalist and author whose recent book, Reading Lolita in Tehran, was a bestseller. This time she tells about her parents and her life growing up in Tehran. More...

Sports

Tigers still in command of region, to face Wilkinson first time today

Solidly in control of Region 4A, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers added a pair of wins last week to pad their lead and remain undefeated in the region at 5-0. More...

W-W track teams win quad-meet with plenty of first place finishes

Competing against Harlem, Lincoln County, and Aquinas in a fourway meet last Wednesday, both the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys and girls track teams took first place honors overall. More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Mariano Rivera is No. 1 on the all-time saves list for the New York Yankees, with 526 entering 2010. Who is No. 2?   2. True or false: A Baltimore Oriole has never led the American League in hits for a season.   3. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Donald Banks DeMore   Donny and Hannah DeMore of Wrens announce the birth of their son, Donald Banks, on Tuesday, March 23, at University Hospital in Augusta. Banks weighed 7 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long.   More...

Brandon Ivey celebrates eighth birthday Mar. 25

P– Brandon Nickalaus Ivey, son of Arthur and Bertrina Ivy of Washington, celebrated his eighth birthday on Thursday, March 25.   Brandon was surprised to be featured on the Channel 12 Birthday Club on Thursday morning.   More...

Amanda Woods, Curry Hogan entertained at shower Mar. 20

Amanda Woods and Curry Hogan, whose wedding is planned for Saturday, April 3, were honored at a couples shower and low country boil Saturday evening, March 20, at Curley World, home of Mike and Sharon Curley in Lincolnton. More...

Annual Spring Tour of Homes will offer a close-up look at historic homes, sites

Surrounded by a weekend full of activities, the annual Washington- Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes will offer visitors an intimate look at nine private homes and many other historic places throughout the city beginning Friday.   More...

DON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ!

This front page of The News- Reporter introduces our special April Fools’ Day edition. More...

Qualifying dates set for 2010 elections for county commission chairman, district seats

Qualifying for this year’s Wilkes County partisan elections for Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Commissioners from District 3 and 4 begins Monday, April 26 and runs through Friday, April 30. More...

W-W Chamber of Commerce has chosen Judy Anderson as new Executive Director

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced the hiring of Judy Anderson as the new executive director of the Chamber of Commerce effective April 1.   More...

News

... on the west coast

The News-Reporter traveled with Genevieve Coe when she attended a high school conference in Santa Barbara, California. In the photo above, the Santa Inez mountain range is seen behind the city. This News-Reporter is 2,105 miles from home. More...

FFA’s Ag Mechanics team wins 2nd place in statewide event

The Washington-Wilkes FFA Agricultural Mechanics team tooksecond place at the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event held at the Georgia FFA Camp in Covington on March 20.   More...

No school on April 2 or April 30; GREA honors top scoring students

Our school calendar has been changed to add two days of no school due to state budget cuts. There will be no school on Friday, April 2, and Friday, April 30. Everyone will be enjoying spring break, April 5-9.   More...

Letters

A ‘must see’ Georgia location

TO THE EDITOR:   The elegantly preserved history of Wilkes County together with its unique shops, hotels, and restaurants has created one of the most “must see” locations in Georgia.   More...

Clarifies position of previous letter

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Newsome set an outstanding example

TO THE EDITOR:   Washington-Wilkes has been blessed in many ways during its long and distinguished history. One of its greatest blessing has been Parks Smythe Newsome. He was born here. He grew up here. More...

Obituaries

Oree D. Willis

Funeral services for Oree D. Willis, 88, of Tignall, were held Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Joe L. Glaze officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died March 22.   More...

Parks Smythe Newsome

Funeral services for Parks Smythe Newsome, 81, of Washington, were held Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Myrline Jackson Thornton

Funeral services for Myrline Jackson Thornton, 84, of Tignall, were held Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in the Tignall Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Drummond officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Cherry Grove Baptist Church will have its men and women’s day program April 4, 11:30 a.m., during the regular service.   ƒ   More...