July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Coyote tournament set this weekend to help kill problem predators

The Wilkes Coyote Club along with Wildlife Action’s Fishin’ Creek Chapter will host the 2011 2-man team Coyote Tournament in Wilkes County this weekend at the Wildlife Action Center.  More...

Wilkes County cattlemen struggling with drought, no grass

The grass is greener, but it’s still not growing and Wilkes County cattle farmers are having to take action to keep from losing even more money because of the ongoing drought.  More...

4-H members donate to animal shelter

A fun activity for all ages is helping out animals in need! More...

Memorial service today will honor Revolutionary War soldier at Resthaven

A memorial service is set for today, July 7, to dedicate the grave marker of a local Revolutionary War soldier buried at Washington’s Resthaven Cemetery.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Early printing mishap – oops!

Kenneth Echols and his mom, Linda Echols, brought me some vegetables fresh out their little garden last week. I asked Kenneth how in the world they were able to have a garden in this hot and dry weather. More...

Opinions

If I’m not wearing hot military gear, I shouldn’t complain about the heat

When it gets as hot and miserably humid as it’s been this week, it reminds me of when I really and truly found out what hot and miserable can mean.  It was 30 years ago, but I still measure misery by it.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Southern Farmers Market Cookbook By HOLLY HERR

Washington-Wilkes has its own Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, and certainly it is southern. Now cooks can find recipes for some of those market products in this new book.  More...

Obituaries

Nannie Ruth Walton

Funeral services for Nannie Ruth Walton, 85, of Lovelace Road, Lincolnton, were held Friday, July 1, 2011, at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Walton and Rev. O’Neal Martin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Chrystal Nichole Alewine weds Gerrin David Norman June 11

Chrystal Nichole Alewine of Royston and Gerrin David Norman of Colbert were married in a lovely ceremony Saturday, June 11, at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Franklin Springs City Hall Auditorium in Franklin Springs. More...

Brandy Phillips entertained at bridal shower on June 25

Brandy Bowman Phillips, bride of Stephen Phillips of Washington, was entertained at a bridal shower on Saturday, June 25, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lawrenceville.  Mrs. More...

Linda Blackmon King honored at surprise 60th birthday party

Linda Blackmon King of Winston- Salem, N.C., was guest of honor at a 60th surprise birthday celebration hosted by her sister and brother-inlaw, Becky and Jerry Stover, Saturday, June 18.  More...

Life expectancy fails to rise for many Wilkes Co. women

Unlike the majority of women in America, women in Wilkes County are not living any longer than they did 20 years ago, a recent report from the University of Washington shows.  More...

New city pool opens for business in time for Fourth of July holiday

After months of waiting, Washington’s new municipal pool opened to crowds of kids and adults Friday July 1, and the facility was soon filled to capacity.  The pool was open for extended hours through the July 4th weekend.  More...

New city councilman to take seat, second vote required for pay raise

At the next regular meeting of the Washington City Council on Monday evening, July 11, the council will welcome a new member and will hold a required second vote on raising their own salaries.  More...

June law enforcement roundup sees fewer arrests for driving under influence, assaults

In a roundup of arrests by state, county, and city law enforcement, the following reports were filed at the Wilkes County Law Enforcement Center.  Michael Anthony Osborne, 25, of Wilkes County, was arrested June 9 by Wilkes deputies and charged More...

Lions Club officers installed

New officers for the Lions Club were installed at a dinner meeting of the club Monday evening, June 27. More...

Gospel Extravaganza July 30 will feature area musicians

The County-wide Gospel Musical Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, beginning at 6 p.m. on The Square. More...

News

4-H’ers attend summer camp on Tybee Island

On Monday, June 20, an excited group of young people and adults left for a week of 4-H Summer Camp at Camp Burton on Tybee Island. More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter ...

... on the Blue Ridge Parkway

  Anna Claire Gunter, along with her grandmother, Anna Gunter, and uncle, B.B. Gunter, took a copy of The News-Reporter on a visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.  More...

Demonica Huff graduates from Guard’s TCA June 18

Demonica Huff of Tignall graduated from the National Guard Youth Challenge Program on Saturday, June 18, at the Macon City Auditorium.  Huff is among 215 Youth Challenge Academy (YCA) cadets to complete the program.  More...

Sports

Top-level Tiger sponsorships almost gone; deadline to join the effort is Mon., July 25

Only four scoreboard sponsorships are left in the ongoing drive by Washington-Wilkes Tiger coaches and members of the Tiger Club. More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Willie Mays and Barry Bonds are two of the four major-league players to have at least 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases. Who are the other two?  2. Name the last time a pitcher struck out 300-plus batters in a season.  3. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2011 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

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Worship

There is no greater pain than the loss of a child

If there is one thing that just does not feel natural it is when a child dies before his or her parent. It does not matter if the child is a baby or seventy years old, it just does not feel like it is the way it ought to be.  More...

The sustaining power of the gospel of Jesus Christ

(Mark 9:14-29)   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Lyonsville Baptist Church will have revival services August 29 through September 2, 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Lance Pitts, pastor of Gibson Grove Baptist Church in Washington and Mt. Calvary in Greensboro.  .  More...