January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School leaders meet this week to decide how to make up days lost to snowstorm

With Wilkes County schools closed for five snow days last week, school administrators and teachers are now working to see how they will catch up on the days lost.  More...

Revolutionary Days returns to Washington-Wilkes in Feb.

Revolutionary Days in Washington Wilkes, scheduled for February 11-13, will provide a weekend of activities for everyone, including a parade, living history performances, a battleground memorial service, battleground tours, a colonial worship service More...

Confederate vigilante to be topic of Jan. 24 Civil War Round Table

Dr. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Appreciating the small miracles

The Office Cat

Sometimes we tend to think that miracles don’t happen much in this 21st century in which we live. We tend to look for spectacular, lifesaving miracles instead of recognizing the small miracles that happen every day. More...

Opinions

Snowstorm’s week-long shovelfest on ice helps us see why Yankees are so cranky

Well, now that we’ve spent a week dealing with one good snowfall, I can understand something that I never understood before. More...

Enemies of the People By KATI MARTON

Book Review

Kati Marton, the author of six books and a former news correspondent, tells in Enemies of the People the story of her parents. They were respected journalists in Hungary who survived the German occupation.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

Harold Moore Drinkard

Graveside services for Harold Moore Drinkard, 98, of Washington, were held Saturday, January 15, 2011, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Gerri Lancaster officiating. He died Tuesday, January 11.  More...

Sarah Frances Smith Willis

Funeral services for Sarah Frances Smith Willis, 93, were held Wednesday, January 19, 2011, in the T.A. McLendon Memorial Chapel of Davenport-McLendon Mortuary Inc., Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. More...

Thomas R. Merritt

Funeral services for Thomas R. Merritt, 92, of Washington, were held Sunday, January 16, 2011, in the First Baptist Church, Washington, with full military honors. Rev. Kevin Madden officiated. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washinsgton. More...

Personalities

Snowball to the eyeball painful but rewarding when gift is discovered

The Abramson family was enjoying the snowfall at their farm in Tignall on the December 27 when Doug and Susan’s son, Max, threw a snow ball at his sister, Sarah, and hit her “smack dab” in the eye. More...

Alice Lindsey guest of honor at retirement party Dec. 16

Alice Lindsey was guest of honor at a drop-in retirement party given by David and Linda Lindsey at their home on West Liberty Street Thursday, December 16. The hosts were assisted in entertaining by Gloria Rhodes and Mary Donna Lunceford.  Mrs. More...

George Coletti to present program about Stone Mountain on Feb. 6

George Coletti of Stone Mountain will present a program on “Stone Mountain during the Civil War” at the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation meeting on Sunday, February 6, at the Robert Toombs House from 2:30-4:30 p.m.  More...

Remembering Martin Luther King

Bundled against the cold, families along Whitehall Street greet Monday’s parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Routine business occupies county commission

Again, routine business and reports characterized the regular monthly meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners held last Thursday, January 13, and Commissioner Divenski Lee was appointed vice chairman for 2011.  Lee’s nomination More...

Council, Bd. of Ed. schedule meetings for Monday, Jan. 24

Last week’s snow event has caused the postponement of official meetings until next week.  More...

Celebrating 40 years of theater

Recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Washington Little Theater Co. More...

Team registration is now open for 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life

Team registration for the 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life is now open.  More...

Turner honored with Hollander award

Robin Turner, Inventory and Receiving Manager at Hollander Home Fashions, has been named national runner-up for the LEO Award, which was presented by plant manager Herb Jones. More...

News

The News-Reporter ...

... at the Gateway to the Black Hills

Staff Sergeant Jessica Turner holds her copy of The News-Reporter in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she works as an air traffic controller at Elsworth Air Force Base. More...

‘See How They Run’ is set for Little Theater February 25-27

Rehearsals are in progress for the February production of “See How They Run” by the Washington Little Theater Company at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue.  More...

Diabetic support group meeting set Feb. 1 at hospital

The Diabetic Support Group, diabetics and diabetic caregivers are invited to attend a diabetic support group meeting, Tuesday, February 1, at 3 p.m. in the Wills Memorial Hospital Library.  More...

Letters

Tree of Love Project benefits hospital

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank the community for supporting our fourth annual Tree of Love Project, especially those who purchased lights in memory or in honor of loved ones.  More...

Thanks for helping the CRF

TO THE EDITOR:   A “thank you” to the following businesses, churches, and clubs that have donated to the Cancer Relief Fund in 2010. More...

Sports

Tigers continue winning ways in ’11, come-from-behind to beat Lincoln

The 2011 charm continued through the weekend for the Washington- Wilkes Tigers who tacked on two more wins to their turn-around season. More...

Lady Tigers boost region record to 2-1

“We love beating up on Lincoln County,” said Head Coach Nakia Brinson after the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers smashed the Red Devils 78-46 last Saturday night at the W-WCHS gymnasium.  The welcome win came on the heels of a disappoin More...

Little League sets registration to begin Jan. 28 at Ashley Park

The 2011 W-W Little League season will soon be underway and registration will begin on Friday, January 28, and run through Friday, March 4. The upstairs office at Ashley Park will he open every Thursday and Friday from 4-6 p.m. More...

Worship

Not having a chance to say goodbye can be most stressful type of grief

A loved one dying before you had a chance to say good-bye can produce the most stressful type of grieving. More...

The light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 4:21-25)

When God created the world the first thing he made was light. Mankind cannot live without light. And just as he must have physical light for the survival of the body, he must have spiritual light in his soul. More...

Myers to present organ concert of hymns at FUMC January 23

Washington First United Methodist Church has invited the entire community to an organ concert to be given by Anne Myers on Sunday, January 23, at 4 p.m.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation will hold its annual meeting on Monday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mary Willis Library.  .  More...