March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

ATV motocross families fill Aonia Pass, but even bigger race weekend coming

Hundreds of riders and thousands of friends and family filled Aonia Pass Motocross over the weekend for the opening round of the 2011 AMAATVMX Championship at the complex south of Washington.  More...

Drug arrests lead February roundup of county’s law enforcement action

Wilkes County deputies and Washington police have arrested two men and charged them with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  Sheriff Mark Moore said that as a result of a traffic stop Douglas Collins, 31, of Rayle, and Kijuan Van More...

Peer Connection Event planned for students, parents at Pope Center

Organizers are inviting children and parents to this Saturday’s Peer Connection event, set for 2-4:30 p.m. at the Pope Center.  Admission is free.  More...

Retired teachers offer honoraria for seniors planning for college

High school seniors from Lincoln and Wilkes Counties may apply for an honorarium sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA).  Students who apply must be planning to attend a college or vocational school for the 2011-20 More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Cold snap may still be on the way

The Office Cat

I t’s time to begin cleaning and sprucing up our yards and premises for the annual Spring Tour of Homes, scheduled for April 1 and 2. More...

Opinions

Southern football fans are a little crazy, but alleged tree poisoning is criminal

Since Southeastern Conference football is the best college football in the country, it’s understandable that folks get a little crazy rooting for their team, and none more so than fans of the 2009 national champion Alabama and those of the 2010 More...

Cartoon

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My Name Is Mary Sutter By ROBIN OLIVEIRA

Book Review

A ny novel set during the American Civil War is, unfortunately, going to deal with gore and death. Robin Oliveira makes the setting even more challenging by making her protagonist a woman who wants to be a surgeon.  More...

Obituaries

Mabel Welborn Hill

Funeral services for Mabel Welborn Hill, 95, of Washington were held Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Lyonsville Baptist Church with Rev. Garnie Shorter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Eugene Luke

Funeral services for Eugene Luke, 46, were held Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Reeves Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Gresham officiating. The interment was in the church cemetery. He died Friday, February 19, at his home.  More...

Roy L. Danner

Funeral services for Roy L. Danner, 70, of Passaic, N.J., were held Thursday, February 10, 2011, at the Union Baptist Church in Passaic, New Jersey, with Pastor John Gaddy officiating. Interment was in the William C. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Weston Dale Burton   Mr. and Mrs. Bonner Burton of Gainesville announce the birth of their son, Weston Dale, on Thursday, February 17, at Northside Hospital in Forsyth. West, as he will be called, weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. More...

Kaeleigh Fanning honored at sixth birthday celebration

Kaeleigh Fanning, daughter of Greg and Marie Fanning, celebrated her sixth birthday with a party on February 5. More...

Donna Marie Coursey to marry Jonathan Harold Russell May 22

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coursey of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Marie, to Jonathan Harold Russell, son of David Russell of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Temporary property tax collections come in well enough to fund schools

In its regular February meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education heard that enough property tax revenue has come in to keep the school system in operation, and that construction of the new tennis, softball, and baseball fields at th More...

Bench trial sees Christopher Sims guilty of assault, firearms charges in shooting

In a bench trial during the recent Wilkes felony waive jury trial calendar, Judge Harold A. More...

Wilkes disaster action team training for local volunteers set for Saturday

Training for local volunteers to become part of a Wilkes County Disaster Action Team is set for Saturday.  More...

Farm Bureau women donate to God’s Marketplace

Representing the Wilkes County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Chairman Amelia Wheatley (left) and Pauline Bell present a check to Buddy Lindsey of God’s Marketplace. More...

Who’s who at Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce,Tourism?

With all the changes that have come to the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in the last year, Chamber Executive Director Judy Anderson says it’s hard to tell the players without a program.  First, although the Chamber of Commerce and More...

Lindsey gets cheers from hometown supporters

Family and friends of Hillary Lindsey who gathered at the W-W Country Club in support of her bid to win an Academy Award for “Coming Home,” the song she co-wrote for the movie, “Cou More...

News

Kids need to take it outside

Retired forester Ted Bush (left) explained that, based on the book Last Child in the Woods, children will develop differently if they remain indoors rather than playing and exploring outdoors, especi More...

Southland Jubilee set April 16; business sponsorships needed

On April 16, the masses will come to the heart of Greensboro eager to participate in the Southland Jubilee and see what is in store for their entertainment.  Each spring thousands of people gather to enjoy Greensboro’s annual heritage arts More...

Students rewarded for perfect attendance

117 students had perfect attendance during the fourth six-weeks grading period at Washington-Wilkes Primary School. 46 students won a free Apple Dippers card compliments of McDonald’s. More...

Sports

Only two days left to sign up for soccer

Registration for the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation 2011 Spring Soccer program is ending this week but signups will be accepted through March 4 at the recreation department. There is a $40 registration fee.  More...

Baseball Tigers split week’s games 2-2; will travel this weekend, to return Tue.

The Tigers open the first week of the baseball season going 2-2 against all non-region opponents both at home and in a tournament held in Lincoln County.  More...

Double-elimination basketball tourney set for March 25-26

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Relay For Life adult double elimination basketball tournament March 25-26 at the recreational gym.  First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded to the top finishers More...

Worship

The living power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Without the presence of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives there is no life within us. Without Jesus we only have death as a reward for living in this life. But with Jesus our reward for living this life is eternal life with God in Heaven.  More...

Pole Branch presents Black history program after Sunday services

The Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church Youth Department presented a black history program immediately following the regular services Sunday, February 20.  The welcome address was given by Jamia Davis and the entire group sang several songs le More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Applications are available for the Kiwanis Talent Showcase to be held on Friday, March 11, 7 p.m., at the Washington- Wilkes Elementary School. Applications may be picked up at any Wilkes County school and the Mary Willis Library.  .  More...