October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Week of Tiger Homecoming activities precede Friday’s game

It’s Homecoming Week at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, and students and faculty are already into a week of homecoming activities. More...

Trick-or-Treat Saturday in Washington, police and city officials request

In Washington, Halloween falls on Saturday night this year.   The Washington City Council voted last week to set the observance of Halloween in the city on Saturday night, October 30, rather than Sunday night, the actual date of Halloween. More...

Next ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ event set for Tues. Nov. 9, in McDuffie Co.

The next “Look Good ... Feel Better” session for residents of Wilkes County will be held Tuesday, November 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.   “Look Good ... More...

Community to honor U.S. military veterans next Thursday at 11

Next Thursday, the Washington- Wilkes community will honor and remember U.S. military veterans in a solemn observance of Veterans Day.   A memorial service will be held on The Square at 11 a.m., Thursday November 11, said Rev. More...

Coming flu season is topic at hospital

Wills Memorial Infection Control Officer Eva Payne, RN, was the speaker at last week’s WMH Auxiliary Tea and Learn event at the hospital library. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

It’s a full paper this week

The Office Cat

I learned this week that it pays to advertise in The News-Reporter. I have had a bumper crop of black walnuts to fall in my yard this month. I have three trees and the walnuts covered the ground under each one. In years past, More...

Opinions

Are the ghosts of Confederate soldiers scaring away all our trick-or-treaters?

Well, here comes Halloween, the loneliest night of the year on my little street in the woods. We’ve never gotten a single trickor treater, and I don’t much blame them. More...

Backing Into Forward By JULES FEIFFER

Book Review

The illustration on the cover of Backing Into Forward is typical (if one can use that term with this creative artist) of Jules Feiffer. A slender gentleman of a certain age is “moving” across the page. More...

Enjoying friendship, fall weather in mountains

CASHIERS, N. C. — Heat, being as scarce as it is here in summer, is easily managed and even appreciated. In the peak of summer, there are but a few days when people turn on their air conditioners. And that’s for only about two months. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Morris Merritt

Graveside services for Elizabeth “Betty” Morris Merritt, 92, of Washington were held Friday, October 22, 2010, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Lula Mae Miller

Funeral services for Lula Mae Miller, 75, of Washington, were held Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Pope Center, Washingiton, with Rev. Reginald C. Freeman officiating. She died October 16. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington.   More...

Bertha M. Sims

Funeral services for Bertha M. Sims, 85, of Washington were held Thursday, October 21, 2010, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Lucy Evelyn Barnett   Wilkes and Michelle Barnett of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Evelyn, on Monday, October 18, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Lucy weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Henry Townsend celebrates fifth birthday October 23

Henry Townsend, son of Chris and Tara Townsend, was five years old on Saturday, October 23, and celebrated on several occasions. More...

Ladies of Sardis Baptist honor Lindley Hall with bridal shower

Lindley Taylor Hall was honored by the ladies of Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle with a bridal shower Sunday afternoon, October 17, in the church fellowship hall. More...

BREAKING NEWS!! - Free Access

Judge denies hotel bonds

Hotel bond validation denied because feasibility study is “fatally flawed” More...

2010 Fall ArtFest set next weekend to show works of top-quality artists

With the 2010 Fall ArtFest just a week away, the annual Washington- Wilkes Arts Foundation art show and sale is seeing a large number of entries from artists with local connections   “I am really excited about the festival this year. More...

Robert Toombs House supporters celebrate one year of improvements in county hands

One year after Wilkes County took over the operation of the Robert Toombs House historic site, the old home and grounds look better than ever, and more than 100 visitors came to celebrate the transition Saturday, Curator Marcia Campbell said.   More...

No bond hearing results available yet; see more at News-Reporter.com

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Pope Center hotel project have been awaiting the results of an October 11 bond validation hearing, but as of press time Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Harold A. Hinesley had not yet passed down his ruling. More...

Next Saturday’s ‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ will have fun, food, attractions for all ages

There’s something for everyone young and old at the ninth annual “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Festival, set for next Saturday, November 6, at the old Tignall school.   More...

Local 4H, FFA goat exhibitors win ribbons in annual Georgia National Fair goat show

Chase Shelton’s goat took top honors in his weight class at the Georgia National Fair in Perry where the judge found him to be “built like a powerhouse.” It was the Wilkes County 4-H and FFA Market Goat Show Team members’ fin More...

News

Memorial service set for Veterans Day on The Square, 11-11:30

The Wilkes Ministers United will hold a Veterans Day Memorial Service on Thursday, November 11, from 11-11:30 a.m. on The Square. If it is raining, the meeting will be moved to the Washington Presbyterian Church. More...

The News-Reporter ... visiting the Vatican

Julia Thornton and Mary Burt, along with their News-Reporter, took 12-day cruise of the Greek Isles aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Brilliance of the Sea. More...

Barnett will discuss history of fabrics at W-WHF meeting

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will hear a program on the importance of fabrics in history Sunday, November 7, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Robert Toombs House.   More...

Letters

How will City Council be remembered?

TO THE WASHINGTON CITY COUNCIL: More...

Support helps fund local projects

TO THE EDITOR:   I would like to thank everyone who bought tickets to the Washington Woman’s Club annual Spaghetti Supper. We had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.   More...

Amendment 2 would help fund needed trauma centers

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Tigers still struggling, lose to Warren in second half

JARRETT GAYE STOPS WARREN COUNTY AT THE LINE In the first half, the Tiger defense allowed the Devils only 75 yards. More...

Strong Rock ousts Lady Tigers in state playoffs

After securing their second consecutive region championship the week before, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers were eliminated in the second round of the state playoffs last Wednesday at Ashley Park with scores of 2-0 in both games against Strong Ro More...

Lady Bucs win state championship

The Briarwood Academy Lady Bucs Softball team won the 2010 GISA Class A State Softball Championship last Saturday in Dublin, Georgia, where they defeated the Lady Warriors of Oak Mountain Academy of C More...

Worship

The launching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – (Mark 1:6-13)

The gospel was launched almost 2000 years ago when Jesus went into the wilderness where John the Baptist was baptizing those who repented of their sins in preparation for the coming of the Lord. Read Mark 1:7-11. More...

‘Hallowed’ youth worship service to be held Oct. 31 at Third Shiloh

Transforming Life Ministries will sponsor its eighth annual “Hallowed Be Thy Name” youth worship service on October 31 at 4 p.m. at the Third Shiloh Center. More...

First Baptist plans ‘Fifth Worship’ for Sun., October 31

The First Baptist Church of Washington will have its Fifth Worship Service for the youth of the community on Sunday, October 31, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The theme of the service will be “Heaven vs. Hell.”   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Old School Reunion will have its first meeting Saturday, November 13, 12 p.m., at the Mary Willis Library. Business is important.   ƒ   More...