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Wilkes Relay for Life still a success for 2011 as teams of volunteers work for good cause

Last Friday night’s 2011 Wilkes County Relay for Life was a success, organizers say, with teams raising more than enough money to meet the goal for this year.  More...

Senior Baccalaureate Service this Sun. to welcome all seniors, families, friends

The next event on the high school graduation calendar is a Senior Baccalaureate Service this Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. at the Pope Center. More...

Spring Cruise-In is Saturday on The Square

This classic 1955 Chevy Nomad belonging to Memory Lane Cruisers past president David Eberhart is just one of the hot rods, classics, and antiques expected Saturday for the Spring Cruise-In on The Squ More...

Hillary Lindsey’s fund buys instruments

Eight Washington-Wilkes Middle School band students are the beneficiaries of Washington songwriter Hillary Lindsey’s musical instrument fundraiser. More...

Vendors, donations still needed for Independence Day weekend event

Vendors are being sought for Washington’s annual Independence Day celebration set for Friday, July 1, Wilkes County Tourism Director Erin Pollock announced, and contributions are also being accepted for the event.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Wilkes Relay for Life is shining example of whole community working in unity

One of the most loving, community-unifying events happened in Washington the other night. More...

My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just has More Closet Space

Book Review

Many of us know Lisa Scottoline as a mystery writer, author of 17 novels and winner of the Edgar Award.  More...

Dublin’s Al Hatcher: a Georgia fan who lived in the Dawg House

Dublin—There is a “Greatest Bulldog Ever” in every one of Georgia’s 159 counties. That is the conclusion I have come to over the years after spending most of my adult years moving about the state. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Hill Champion

Funeral services for Dorothy Hill Champion, 97, of Atlanta, were held Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Peachtree Road Methodist Church, Atlanta. Interment was in the Elmhurst Cemetery in Elberton. She died Sunday, May 1.  More...

Mabel Ashmore Nelson Edmunds

Funeral services for Mabel Ashmore Nelson Edmunds, 85, of Lincolnton were held Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Double Branches Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Jacquelin Moore Harris Partridge

Graveside services for Jacquelin Moore Harris Partridge, 79, of Crawfordville, were held Saturday, May 7, 2011, in the Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bill Reeder officiating.   More...

Personalities

The News-Reporter ... ... at the Royal Wedding

Anna Stover writes: “Hello folks. I managed to take a copy of The News- Reporter with me to the royal wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William. More...

Jennifer Lannae Land, Jeremy Allen Kelley exchange wedding vows Saturday, April 9

Jennifer Lannae Land and Jeremy Allen Kelley of Gibson exchanged wedding vows Saturday, April 9, at six o’clock in the evening at the home of Buddy and Denise Dallas in Gibson. More...

Emily Jean Martin to wed James Blanchard Norman

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Martin of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Jean, to James Blanchard Norman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Norman of Lincolnton.  More...

W-W Tigers will scrimmage Friday night

Spring practice for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers began after school on Monday and about 85 hopeful players dressed out for the first session under new head coach Robbie Robinson and a nearly all new More...

Ga. Secretary of State Kemp to return to Washington for W-W Chamber After Hours

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be the guest speaker at the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce After-Hours event on Wednesday, May 18.  More...

Hearings set to approve no-increase mill rates for 2010 property taxes

The Washington City Council voted to approve its property tax rate after a public hearing Monday night just prior to the regular meeting. The proposed rate shows no increase in city property taxes.  More...

Wilkes County residents donate supplies to victims of tornado outbreak in Catoosa Co.

Relief supplies from Wilkes County have reached the tornadostricken residents of Ringgold in North Georgia after a collection brought in donations of supplies from both individuals and corporate sources.  More...

Henry Harris declares candidacy for Eaton’s District 2 council seat

Former Washington city councilman Henry Harris Jr. has declared his candidacy for the remaining term on the District 2 seat being vacated by Councilman Pamela L.G. More...

Pope receives Arts Foundation scholarship

John Pope (center), a senior at W-WCHS, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation by the foundation’s Susan D. Pope. More...

Local faithful pray for pubic servants, leaders

At the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer in Washington, Brenda Nunnally leads the assembled faithful in prayer on The Square. More...

News

NHS raises funds for animal shelter

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) celebrates student scholarship, leadership, character, and service. More...

Optimist Club names Hudson Wilkes Friend of Youth for 2010

The Optimist Club of Washington has honored one of its own members, Marvin Hudson, with the club’s prestigious Friend of Youth award. The presentation was made by club president Kyle Brown. More...

Piano students will perform in recital Saturday evening

Piano students from the studio of Ruth Harris will perform in a recital on Saturday evening, May 14, beginning at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the First Baptist Church and the public is invited. Students will play both piano solos and duets. More...

Sports

Tiger Spring Football scrimmage this Friday at 7

Parents meeting, awards, other activities will follow

The W-W Tigers’ annual “spring game” will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Tiger Stadium. More...

Tiger tennis teams take on parents in end-of-season challenge Tuesday

The Washington-Wilkes boys and girls tennis teams celebrated the end of their season on Tuesday with the first “Parents vs. Players” tennis match at 6 p.m.at the new courts at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School.  More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who was the first Latin American to win the A.L. Cy Young Award?  2. Name the last baseball team to win the College World Series in its first time there.  3. More...

Worship

Mulberry Baptist will celebrate 130 years in services this Sunday

History teaches us that black people were a very spiritual people even before their arrival in North America during the transatlantic slave trade. More...

The all-inclusive gospel of Jesus Christ

In Genesis Chapter 32 we see Jacob wrestling with God to obtain God’s blessings for his family. Because Jacob was willing to wrestle with Him, God changed Jacob’s name to Israel and he be c ame the father of the Nation of Israel. More...

Vanessa Smith guest speaker at Pleasant Grove on May 15

Evangelist Vanessa Smith will be the guest speaker for the Women’s Day program at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rayle on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Sutton Temple will have its mass choir anniversary musical Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m. All churches and their choirs are invited to participate. For more information, call Shawny Veasey at 706-678-4517.  .  More...