December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Tourism director will go part time to devote more attention to family

Wilkes County Tourism Director Ashley Barnett has announced that she will cut her schedule back to part time to spend more time with her family.   More...

Chamber announces new board and officers, sets date for banquet

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has announced new members of the chamber board of directors and new officers, and has set a date for the Chamber annual dinner. More...

Mike’s Bikes for Tykes gives 17 bicycles

Patrons of Mike’s Place show off the 17 bicycles they gave to Wilkes County children Saturday, December 11. More...

School takes a break until Jan. 5; students enjoy Christmas program

W-WMS wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Wilkes County schools will be closed for winter break, December 20-January 2. January 3 is a county-wide furlough day and January 4 is an in-service day for teachers and staff. More...

Seniors get Shoeboxes of Love for Christmas

Residents at Harper’s Personal Care Home open the Christmas gift shoeboxes as organizer Margie Burke and her helpers distribute more gifts. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Two papers in one week

The Office Cat

After several years of complying with the request that white lights be used in decorating in the downtown Washington area, the Washington Fire Station on Court Street is all decorated with colored lights. The firemen are rejoicing and so am I. More...

Opinions

One Solitary Life

Let us turn now to the story. A child is born in an obscure village. He is brought up in another obscure village. More...

Cartoon

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The Season of Gifts By RICHARD PECK

Book Review

In time for the season of Good Cheer, A Season of Gifts will lift your spirits. Richard Peck has created many delightful characters and suspenseful situations in his 30 novels for young adults, as well as in his other books. More...

Personalities

Lilly Claire Reese honored at first birthday party

Lilly Claire Reese, daughter of Ryan and Ashlyn Reese of Evans, celebrated her first birthday at her home on Saturday, December 11. Her birthday is December 21. Lilly Claire was treated to a Nutcracker Suite celebration. More...

Lindley Hall guest of honor at bridesmaids’ brunch Nov. 20

The Fitzpatrick Hotel was the scene of a bridesmaids’ brunch honoring Lindley Hall on Saturday, November 20. More...

Shondra Lynn Mills, Christopher Warren Taylor united in marriage on Saturday, November 20

Shondra Lynn Mills of Washington and Christopher Warren Taylor of Winterville exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 20, at four o’clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Songwriter Hillary Lindsey tapped for two Golden Globe nominations

A Two songs co-written by Washington native and Grammy-award-winning Nashville songwriter Hillary Lindsey have been nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.   More...

Death appears accidental for Tignall woman found Friday

An elderly Tignall woman was found dead early Friday morning, but authorities say her death appears to be accidental.   More...

New public servants sworn in

In multiple ceremonies last week, Wilkes County Probate Judge Thomas Charping (right) performed the swearing in of newly-elected public officials in preparation for the new year when they will begin t More...

Bi-Lo shoppers serenaded with Christmas carols

Margie Burke (left) leads a group of carolers from The Sanctuary (formerly Washington Church of God) through a hearty rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” during their stint at the Washington More...

FAFSA invaluable for securing loans, grants, scholarships; get form Jan. 1

FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the all important financial application used by all colleges and universities across the United States. More...

ORBIT students attend breakfast

Five Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Students who participate in the ORBIT Program attended the Legislative Breakfast on December 2 to hear about the state of affairs in the local, state, More...

Ribbon cut on local Toastmasters

Washington Toastmaster Club members and Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the local chapter December 9 at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Tea and Learn hears about dealing with grief

Rev. Glen Kohlhagen spoke to a recent Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn session. “Grief is especially difficult during the holiday season,” organizer Pat Niemann said, “and Rev. More...

News

Bitter cold may not be so bad for Georgia’s crops

In recent weeks, bitter cold fronts have blasted the Deep South, wreaking havoc on home water pipes and icing roads. But for Georgia crops, the weather isn’t so bad, at least for now.   More...

Little Theater Co. will celebrate anniversary with kickoff in Jan.

The Washington Little Theater Company will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011.   To mark that milestone there will be a special kickoff on January 15, 2011, at 7 p.m. at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue.   More...

Auditions set 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...

Letters

Working together is beautiful

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Blood donations appreciated during November’s drive

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Shepeard Community Blood Center and the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, we express our appreciation to those who donated blood at the Tignall Festival and at the regular quarterly blood drive in November. More...

Humane Shelter’s auction a success thanks to many

TO THE EDITOR:   The Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter Association wishes to humbly thank all who contributed to the silent auction and bake sale recently held to benefit the shelter. More...

Worship

Focus on the good to get through Christmas

Christmas is almost here and if you are like me, you are nowhere near ready. For someone who has lost a loved one, they are never sure if they will ever be ready again. More...

The Men of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 3:13-21)

When Jesus began the work of the Gospel that God sent Him to do, He chose not to do it alone. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m. on December 24.  More...