January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Community leaders, STAR Student to be honored at Chamber dinner

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, when top businesses, volunteers, and organizations are honored, is set for Thursday, February 17, and will include recognition of the STAR Student and Teacher this year.  More...

Wilkes Relay for Life kickoff rally set for Tuesday evening at FBC

Volunteers for Wilkes County’s award-winning Relay for Life campaign will gather next week to celebrate the previous year’s successes and plan to surpass that fund-raising effort this year.  More...

New eagle perches above courthouse

Workers from Sollum Contractors in Athens place the final touches on the newly renovated Wilkes County Courthouse – a copper eagle on the tower and a copper finial on the turret. More...

WWII POW visits Washington, D.C.

Former POW Jack Rhodes and his cousin Ricky Lindsey visited Washington, D.C., recently and took part in an annual luncheon honoring former military prisoners of war. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Thank goodness for helpful neighbors

The Office Cat

A s of late Monday, prices of gas per gallon had gone over $3.00 on U.S. 78 through Washington. Most of the stations had signs for $3.04 or $3.05, with just one remaining under $3.00 at $2.98 per gallon. More...

Opinions

Greeting New Year’s Eve with gunfire may be a sign of better times coming

Maybe it’s just an overblown case of January optimism, but I think 2011 may be the year the economy turns around.  I gauge that entirely on one unscientific observation: when 12 midnight rang out on new Year’s Eve, the celebratory gu More...

Cartoon

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Book Review

Rebel Land By Christopher de Bellaigue

I t is said of Americans that not only are we limited in knowledge of foreign languages, but also that we do not know much about foreign countries. More...

Obituaries

Vivian Ware Wolozin

Funeral services for Vivian Ware Wolozin, 91, of Tignall, were held Sunday, January 2, 2011, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Odessa Bates Evans

Funeral services for Odessa Bates Evans, 84, of Washington were held Sunday, January 3, 2011, at Greater Level Hill Baptist Church, Crawfordville, with Rev. Dr. Samuel Duggan officiating. More...

Arthur C. Robinson Jr.

Funeral services for Arthur C. Robinson Jr., 81, of Rayle, were held Monday, January 3, 2011, in the Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. John Lance officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Cassandra Burton earns BA degree at Piedmont College

Cassandra Burton of Tignall was among the 445 students receiving degrees from Piedmont College at the recent December commencement ceremony.  Burton earned a bachelor of arts (BA) in business administration.  Piedmont College is an independ More...

New Beginnings

John David Armour   Mr. and Mrs. John Armour of Lexington announce the birth of their son, John David, on Tuesday, December 21, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. J. D. weighed 6 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Danna Ashley Lyda to marry Casey James Nickels May 14

Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Lyda of Asheville, N. C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Danna Ashley, to Casey James Nickels, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Old coats give new warmth

Wilkes County families, including Barbara Williams and Tenorio Tate, got a little warmer this week as the Washington-Wilkes Unit of the Salvation Army and the Washington Bi-Lo supermarket gave away s More...

Salvation Army Kettle Drive successful, but hard times mean more needs

The Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army held a successful annual Kettle Drive again this holiday season, but shortages are so great that there is still a need.  More...

Teen survives texting wreck

A 16-year-old Tignall driver told state police that he was looking at a text message he received when he lost control of the pickup he was driving on the Danburg Road last Thursday night. More...

Newspaper’s headlines chronicle local events of the past year

LAST SIX MONTHS OF 2010

July 1, 2010 – Wilkes County to celebrate the fourth with fireworks, drama, parade ...Celebrate Toombs’ 200th birthday with dramatic scenes, cannon fire ... More...

Drugs, thefts, driving under the influence lead December roundup of Wilkes arrests

A roundup of law enforcement arrests in Wilkes County during December included charges involving drugs, theft, and driving under the influence. Arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials. More...

News

Reports on struggle with Lyme Disease

Ann Hansford (left), formerly of Washington-Wilkes, told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the struggle she and her family have been through in battling Cronic Lyme Disease from which her s More...

WLTCo anniversary to kick off Jan. 15 at Playhouse, 7 p.m.

The Washington Little Theater Company will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  To mark that milestone there will be a special kick-off on January 15 at 7 p.m. at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Ave­nue.  More...

Proper management and savings can help household budgets recover after Christmas

After Christmas spending, it is time to get your household budget back in balance. Here are some suggestions to start the New Year right.  More...

Letters

Thanks for keeping history alive

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Main Street started in 1982

I would like to make a correction to the letter written by Steve Albertson in last week’s paper. Mr. Albertson quoted that he was involved in the start-up of the Main Street Program when he moved to Washington 20 years ago. More...

Residents enjoy Christmas carols, remembrances

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes, we appreciate the continued support of the community with the donations we received at Christmas. More...

Sports

Wrestlers place in Viking Invitational

Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers who placed at the Viking Invitational Tournament held in Soperton were Demarcus Grant, fourth at 130 lbs.; Dennis Hagan, third at 140 lbs.; Jack Martin, fourth at 10 More...

Tiger fall athletics fare well in 7A with two championships

With the exception of high school basketball and wrestling, Washington- Wilkes Tiger fall sports have come to an end. More...

Worship

Dr. Moss to lead support group beginning January 25 at WMH

The Rev. Dr. Denni Moss, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, will lead a breast cancer support group Tuesday, January 25, at 2 p.m. in the library at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Your grief is unique and will create a ‘new normal’ as you journey through it

Grief is a unique journey through the sorrow of losing a loved one, and each step of that journey has to your own, no one else can take the steps for you.  More...

The new relationship of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 3:31-35)

When we accept the gospel message of Jesus Christ, we enter a new spiritual relationship, similar to our physicial family relationship. We become children of God – brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Social/political issues of current interest will be the topics for LIR discussions January 10, 17, 24, 2 p.m. at the Parish House, with Drs. John Rudy and Ron Cerwonka.  .  More...