April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tignall Fast Trip owner assaulted in Saturday night robbery attempt

A Tignall merchant was assaulted Saturday night in an attempted robbery near his place of business, and Wilkes County deputies have arrested a Tignall teen in the case.  More...

Assault victim passes, leaders plead for info on Whitehall attack

A case of aggravated assault from last fall may be turning into Washington’s first murder case in years.  In October 2010, Willie Edwards was struck on the head by an unknown assailant near the corner of Whitehall and Alabama Streets, Wash More...

Wilkes County’s residents struggle with recovery from severe weather

Residents of Wilkes County struggled all last week to recover from the severe thunderstorm that passed through early last Tuesday morning, with some homes being without power until late last Thursday.  More...

Pilot makes successful emergency landing

A Thomson pilot in this twin-engine Piper Aztek lost power on takeoff Monday at the Washington-Wilkes Airport. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Picking up after the storm

The Office Cat

Most of us have been busy cleaning up our yards and houses following the devastating storm Monday, April 4. More...

Opinions

Flipping a dead light switch again shows how lost we are when the lights go out

There’s nothing like a long power outage to make us remember how pitiful we get when we’re cut off from our precious electricity.  More...

Cartoon

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Going Away Shoes By JILL McCORKLE

Book Review

Jill McCorkle has published five novels and three story collections. Winner of many awards for her work, she teaches at North Carolina State University. More...

Obituaries

Juanita McCall Bradford

Funeral services for Juanita Mc- Call Bradford, 87, of Lundberg Road, Washington, were held Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church, Lundberg, with Rev. O’Neal Martin officiating. More...

Sue Smith Warren

Funeral services for Sue Smith Warren, 84, of Washington, were held Monday, April 11, 2011, in the First United Methodist Church of Washington with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. Interment was in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Elberton. More...

Thomas Hardwick Bunch

Funeral services for Thomas Hardwick Bunch, 90, of Lincolnton were held Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Lincolnton Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Rosser officiating. Burial was in the Lincolnton City Cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Wyatt David George   Mel and Carrie George of Indialantic, Fla., announce the birth of their son, Wyatt David, on Monday, March 28. Wyatt weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs. More...

Jenni Holes and Daniel Seidner entertained at couple’s shower

Engaged couple Jenni Holes of Alpharetta and Daniel Seidner of Marietta were entertained at a couple’s shower and dinner Saturday evening, April 2.  Festivities, hosted by Marshall and Erin Frost and Ray and Priscilla Moore, were held at t More...

Sara Steed Gresham honored at 90th birthday celebration at First United Methodist Church

Sara Steed Gresham was honored on her 90th birthday at a celebration Sunday, April 3, in the new fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Washington.  Mrs. More...

W-WCHS students nearly ready for ‘Underwater Paradise’ prom

With a theme of Underwater Paradise, the Washington-Wilkes junior-senior prom Saturday night will see parents, friends, and family cheering for their favorite welldressed seniors.  Produced by the school’s junior class, the Class of 2012, More...

Heart & Soul bus tour brings leaders to view city progress

The city of Washington will again be on display Thursday (today) afternoon when a group of Georgia movers and shakers tour the city to see how Washington has revived and maintained the vital downtown area.  More...

‘Love Letters’ to be read at theater this weekend

Tom Duggan and Debbie McLeod will be sharing letters of a lifetime in the Little Theater production, “Love Letters,” Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. More...

Greensboro’s Southland Jubilee Saturday to feature variety of musical entertainment

The Reynolds Plantation, Ritz Carlton Main Stage at the Southland Jubilee in Greensboro will feature a variety of musical talents sure to set the tone and the rhythm of the April 16 celebration.  More...

Public invited to party for 122nd birthday of Mary Willis Library Sat.

The public is invited to the 122nd birthday celebration of the Mary Willis Library Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m.  “We’re going to dress up in period costume from 1889,” said Bartram Trace Librarian Lillie Crowe. More...

News

New patrons support Wills Memorial

Rita Bell and John Horton add another nameplate, for Washington Retail Ventures and the Washington Jockey Club, to the long list of patrons of the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

Horgan argues case before Georgia Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court is very selective with the cases it agrees to consider each year. As a result, an attorney’s chance of arguing a case before Georgia’s highest court stands at less than one percent during his career.  More...

‘A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be’

Chimney Sweep Todd Lewis (right), provided a program about his business Club a number of funny stories about stove chimneys. He was introduced by the day. More...

Sports

Two region wins lift Tigers into second place; coming games critical in race for playoff berth

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers lost two games during the past week but it really doesn’t matter because their opponent in both games was AAA No. 2-ranked Thomson. More...

T.J. and Friends golf tourney set at Cateechee for April 15

The fourth annual T.J. and Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 15, at the Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and shotgun at 10 a.m. More...

Bass tournament to be held April 23 on Russell Lake

T.J. and Friends will host the second annual Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 23, at Richard B. Russell Lake. Safe light will be at 3 p.m. More...

Worship

Lenten services set during Holy Week at local churches

The Wilkes United Ministers will sponsor a series of Holy Week lenten services and lunches April 18-22.  Each day will feature an Easter devotional message followed by a light lunch. More...

Reducing caregiver stress is critical

Care giving is a fact of life. If you have not already found yourself in a care giving situation, you will soon. More...

The spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Jesus has a job for us to do but many times before we can do the job we have our own personal crises to overcome. Jesus understands this and He is always there to help us. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Young's Chapel Baptist Church will have its annual family and friends day Sunday, April 17, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Gold Lee Walton will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served.  .  More...