December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

The Toombs Family welcomes Christmas Tour visitors

Dozens of the weekend’s visitors visited with Senator Robert Toombs Saturday as the Toombs Family and Friends presented a living history program called “Our Common Heritage: 1860 Part II.& More...

‘Shoeboxes of Love’ for seniors in facilities has successful collection despite economy

Despite hard financial times, the people of Washington-Wilkes have come together to ensure that seniors in every elder care facility in Wilkes County get a Christmas gift shoe box.   More...

Tour soup sale raises Relay for Life funds

Hungry Christmas Tour of Homes visitors helped volunteers for the 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life raise more than $400 Saturday. More...

Weekend’s 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes hosts some 500 visitors seeing sights here

The 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes was a success this past weekend when as many as 500 visitors toured seasonally decorated homes and took part in the weekend’s full slate of events.   More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Church services abound

The Office Cat

Kim Tucker Wall, a Wilkes Countian living in the Atlanta area, sent her annual renewal of The News-Reporter last week and included her usual update on her family. More...

Opinions

Facebook seems to have wiped out those family Christmas newsletters

I’m beginning to get the feeling that Facebook has killed one more great American tradition— the family Christmas newsletter. More...

Spoon Fed By KIM SEVERSON

Book Review

Kim Severson constructs her memoir with recipes around the idea that eight cooks “saved her life,” as the subtitle says. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

William James Downer

Funeral services for William James Downer, 62, of Washington were held Saturday, December 11, 2010, at the Flint Hill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Larry Norman and Rev. Lance Pitts officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Reginald Davis

Funeral services for Reginald Davis, 50, were held Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Tree of Life Worship Center with Rev. Otis Strong and Rev. Charles E. Henderson officiating. The interment was in City West Cemetery with military honors. More...

Yahmir Tykwon Heath

Funeral services for Yahmir Tykwon Heath, infant son of Shelva Ra’Shaundra Stewart and Deundre Deon Heath, were held Thursday, December 2, 2010, at McLendon Memorial Chapel, Washington, with Pastor Jerry Stokes officiating. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

George Candler Blount   Brian and Catherine Blount of Greenville, S.C., announce the birth of their son, George Candler, on Monday, December 6, in Greenville. George weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs. He has a brother, Gray, who is three years old. More...

Malik Antonio Ware guest of honor at birthday celebrations

Malik Antonio Harris Ware, son of Rogers and Redell Ware, celebrated his fifth birthday on December 15. More...

Maynards celebrate Christmas with annual open house Dec. 5

Continuing a long tradition, Ross and Louise Maynard hosted a gathering of family and friends at their home on the North By-Pass at they celebrated their 60th Christmas open house on Sunday afternoon, December 5.   More...

Temporary 2010 property tax bills expected to be mailed next week

Temporary property tax bills for 2010 will be sent out to Wilkes County property owners next week, but the county tax commissioner is not happy about it.   More...

Councilman finds budget cut to prevent 2.5% increase in city electric rates for ’11

A councilman’s last-minute change in the City of Washington’s 2011 budget has prevented a proposed 2.5 percent increase in the city electric rates from taking effect.   More...

Observe ‘reason for the season’ at Christmas worship services

Christmas week will have plenty of opportunities to observe “the reason for the season” in churches throughout Washington and Wilkes County.   More...

Wilkes County Commissioners end 2010 with goodbyes, end-of-year business items

Closing out the calendar year’s business items and preparing for the new year, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday, December 9, at 2 p.m. in the Wilkes County courthouse.   More...

Teacher gets surprise recognition as WJBF ‘Golden Apple’ awarded

A Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School history teacher has been recognized by an Augusta television station for making a difference in students’ lives. More...

Homeowner workshop set Saturday

The City of Washington has set a free educational workshop this Saturday aimed at local people who want to become homeowners.   The workshop is set for Saturday, December 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library 204 E. More...

News

Retired Educators contribute to holiday aid work of WAFIA

Joyce Williams and Myra Heath, members of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA), made a contribution to the Washington Area Faith In Action organization (WAFIA) to aid in assisting needy individuals and families in Washington duri More...

Theater sets Dec. 28 as audition date for See How They Run’

Auditions for the Little Theater production of “See How They Run” will be held on Tuesday, December 28, at 7 p.m. at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue.   More...

Turkey shoot set December 18 will benefit ’11 Relay

The Little River Charge is hosting a turkey shoot at noon on Saturday, December 18, at the Kettle Creek Rifle and Pistol Range. Shells will be provided for 410-, 20-, 16-, and 12-gauge shotguns. More...

Sports

Tigers bounce back after slow start

A preseason shock was a devastating setback for the beginning of the Washington-Wilkes Tigers basketball season. More...

Briarwood Bucs receive awards

Wilkes County athletes honored during Briarwood Academy’s sports awards program included (l-r) Tyler Edwards, 100% weight-lifting award, Offensive Lineman Award, and All Region in football; Ryan Pritchett, Most Improved Football Player; Emily H More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. When was the last time before 2009 that the World Series went at least six games?   2. Who is the all-time leader in career home runs for the New York Mets?   3. More...

Worship

Rev. Crew, Cade, and NOTES Singers guests for Booker Scholarship program

Rev. Willie L. Crew will be the guest speaker at the Reese J. Booker Scholarship program at the Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church Sunday, December 26, at 6 p.m.   More...

Christmas memories can bring healing to grievers

Christmas and grieving are two things that just do not go together. Our society tells us that this is a time to be joyful, happy, cheerful, and warm, with days filled with family and friends. More...

The Attraction of the Gospel

(Mark 3:6-12)

Jesus Christ travelled all over the territory surrounding Jerusalem and his gospel message attracted great multitudes of people wherever he went. Whenever word leaked out that Jesus was coming a crowd would gather. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The First United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve Sanctuary Candlelight/Holy Communion Service at 6 p.m.   ƒ   More...