December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday giving deadlines are approaching for several local charities helping others

Opportunities abound to help your Wilkes County neighbors this holiday season, and the deadline dates for several of those charitable drives are approaching.   More...

Legislative Breakfast set 8 a.m. Thursday at Third Shiloh Center

Wilkes County citizens will welcome their state leadership at Thursday morning’s annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast set for 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Missions Center in Washington.   More...

Arrest of alleged crack cocaine dealer leads November roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

Wilkes County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested another Wilkes County man suspected of dealing crack cocaine.   More...

Gifts for Children requests needed at police station no later than Fri., Dec. 10

The Washington Police Department is again sponsoring its annual “Gifts for Children” campaign this Christmas and the officers of the Washington Police Department are committed to making the 2010 campaign brighter for area children. More...

‘It’s Christmas in Washington’

Boys’ Chorus members (l-r) Alex Lin, Dixon Caddell, Evan Harper, Ryan Hucke, J.T. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Nearly 900 shoeboxes delivered

The Office Cat

For many of us oldtimers, the announcement of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator’s Christmas Dinner and Bazaar signals the beginning of the Christmas season. I remember as a teenager in the 1940s knowing about these two events. More...

Opinions

The ‘ghosts’ of Christmas memories bring flashbacks of holidays past

Well, it’s happened. I got another visit from an old Christmas ghost. More...

A Gambling Man By JENNY UGLOW

Book Review

Perhaps everyone is not delighted by British history, but those of us who enjoy historical novels receive much of our knowledge of the past there. Somehow the English experience or tell the story more dramatically than others. More...

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Worship

Celebrating your last holiday together can be traditional, memorable, and meaningful

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or some personal holiday is approaching and you are given the news that your loved one has only a short time to live. More...

The New Way of the Gospel (Mark 2:13-17)

When God sent Jesus into the world He ushered in a fresh new relationship for God and man that would eventually become a spiritual marriage between God and man. It begins with God’s love for us, which is expressed through Jesus Christ.   More...

Church of the Mediator to host Christmas luncheon on Dec. 4

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator Christmas luncheon will be held at the Parish House on Saturday, December 4, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The First United Methodist Church will have a Moravian Love Feast-Dinner on Wednesday, December 15, 5 p.m., followed by Christmas carols and dessert. Cost is $5.00.   ƒ   More...

Hearing set for comments on city budget

A hearing is set for 9 a.m. Monday at City Hall for members of the public to comment of the City of Washington’s proposed $17.4 million annual budget for 2011. More...

Candlelight Shopping, snow event bring shoppers back to The Square

Shops and restaurants in Washington celebrated the Downtown Development Authority’s Candlelight Shopping event last Tuesday night with snow on The Square setting the mood and bringing out crowds of shoppers.   More...

See the Tignall Christmas Parade Sunday

Crowds will again turn out this Sunday afternoon to see a return visit by Santa in the annual Tignall Christmas Parade, a seasonal favorite for people in North Wilkes. More...

McReady for the season

Under the watchful eye of McDonald’s owner Janie Cravens, students (from right) Evan Moore, Dixon Caddell, Mark Brygelson, and helper Ashlyn Holley apply their annual coats of paint and magic to More...

Salvation Army volunteers help neighbors in need

Ringing the kettle bells for the Salvation Army, volunteers Michael Duffy and James Morgan man the annual kettle drive charitable collection during the recent Candlelight Shopping event downtown. More...

News

Barnetts’ Beauvoir one of new homes on W-WHF Christmas Tour Dec. 10-11

The Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation, offers local citizens and visitors an opportunity to tour historic houses decorated for the holidays. More...

Tiger Band marches in festival; students excited to be teaching

Congratulations and thank you to the students who sold the most goods in the W-WMS fund-raiser held this fall. The top seller was Xavian Banks who sold $344.50 in merchandise. He was awarded $50. More...

Botanical Gardens open house is set for this Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

Botanically-themed holiday décor will highlight an afternoon of festivities as The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia hosts its annual holiday open house, Sunday, December 5, 2-5 p.m. More...

Letters

‘Band of Angels,’ real men, heroes save Hearn home

TO THE EDITOR:   A band of angels came calling last night. Well, actually we called them by dialing 911.   More...

Sports

Tiger basketball opens this weekend on the road and at home

“We’ve got all the athletic ability we need to be better than anyone in our region.”   That’s quite a statement from Washington-Wilkes Tiger head basketball coach Don Keiser about his 2010-2011 varsity lineup. More...

Obituaries

John Wesley McAvoy

Funeral services for John Wesley McAvoy, 89, of Wilkes County were held Friday, November 26, 2010, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Washington. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Tuesday, November 23, in Wills Memorial Hospital.   More...

Betty Jinnie Jean Jenkins

Funeral services for Betty Jinnie Jean Jenkins, 70, were held Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at the Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Pastor A.J. Richardson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died November 18.   More...

Sara Frances Hill

Funeral services for Sara Frances Hill, 86, of Wilkes County were held Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Pole Branch Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Joe Glaze officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died November 17.   More...

Personalities

Cindy Calderon and David Derrick united in marriage November 20

Cindy Vanessa Calderon of Quito, Ecuador, and David Taylor Derrick of Buford were united in marriage in an intimate wedding ceremony with family and close friends on Saturday, November 20, at two o’clock in the afternoon at the home of the bri More...

Almond and Bonnie Standard honored at reception Nov. 20

Almond and Bonnie Hall Standard were entertained at a reception on Saturday, November 20, in the Dale Fincher Family Life Center of Tignall Baptist Church. More...

Danielle Marie Wild marries Albert Eugene Willis III Nov. 7

Danielle Marie Wild and Albert Eugene Willis III exchanged wedding vows on Sunday, November 7, in an intimate ceremony within the Pink Beds area of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. Chaplain Arthur Slagle officiated. More...