March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes County schools should do well with new post-AYP school standards

Wilkes County schools are expected to be in good shape when the new statewide standards are implemented following Georgia’s waiver on the federal No Child Left Behind mandate.  More...

Annual Washington Steer, Heifer Show is Saturday at Ag Center

Seven Wilkes County students will be competing Saturday in the 58th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show, along with more than two dozen other students from Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Elbert, and Madison counties, at the McGill-Woodruff Agri More...

Aonia Pass Motocross Park will host three big racing weekends in March

March will be a busy month for Aonia Pass Motocross Park, with three big events bringing thousands of dirt bike and ATV racers to compete in motocross and cross-country races at the Wilkes County facility.  Big events are set for the third, four More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Why marbles are marbles

Friday morning we had not one, but two, tornado warnings. Even though it was scary, it was good to know our warning system works. More...

Opinions

I found out the hard way that SEALs are not fond of being photographed

The movie “Act of Valor” starring real, active-duty Navy SEALs, is a big hit in the theaters this weekend, with millions of movie-goers getting the opportunity to get an up-close look of what has been a very secret and secretive group. More...

Book Review

Escape from Paris

Carolyn Hart has written many mysteries and won many literary prizes. Escape from Paris, however, is from her early career when she wrote suspense novels. More...

Political Cartoon

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Worship

Chennault to speak at 34th anniversary for Rev. Andrews

Rocky Mount Baptist Church will celebrate the 34th anniversary of pastor Roy D. Andrews on Sunday, March 18, at 11 a.m. More...

The Gentiles’ participation in the death of Jesus

The role of the gentiles in the crucifixion of Christ is portrayed in today’s passage. Read Mark 15:1- 15.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington-Wilkes Primary School will hold Kindergarten registration for five year old children on Monday-Friday, March 5-9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the school. More...

All county polls to be open Tuesday for Super Tuesday primary, SPLOST votes

Polls will be open around the county at 7 a.m. More...

Fire claims Barnett home off Lexington Rd. despite best efforts of firefighters

An investigation is underway into a fire Saturday night that destroyed a Lexington Road home despite the efforts of more than 25 Wilkes County firefighters.  More...

Drug busts, DUI arrests are most common in February’s county-wide police reports

Drug sales, property crimes and driving under the influence of alcohol lead the roundup of February arrests in Wilkes County. The following arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials. More...

Kerosene heater mistake causes N. Butler Street house fire Thurs.

A fire caused by a mishandled kerosene heater heavily damaged a home on North Butler Street last Thursday night, but the occupants were able to escape without harm.  More...

News

Benefit for Rev. Sims will be held March 11 at Third Shiloh building

A benefit honoring Reverend David L. Sims Jr. will be held on Sunday, March 11, beginning at 3 p.m. More...

... on Liberty Island in New York Harbor

Aleta Beth Levy, along with her copy of The News-Reporter, visited a friend in Tewksbury, New Jersey, February 15-22. The township is known for its elegant victorian homes and breataking scenary. More...

Republican Party to Hold Mass Meetings and County Convention

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 9:00AM, the Wilkes County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Wilkes County Republican Party Convention.  More...

Sports

Tiger soccer team formed at W-WCHS

The Washington -Wilkes Tiger socer team includes (front) Khalil Zahran, (second row) Hannah McTier, Gloria Perales, Marisa Sifre, Mirna Perales, Jessica Claver, Wendy Claver, Abby Foster, Tyrell Jenk More...

Obituaries

Myrtle Clarice Combs Fanning Tyler

Graveside services for Myrtle Clarice Combs Fanning Tyler, 85, of Greensboro Road, Washington, were held Thursday, February 23, 2012, at the Carter’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Brian George officiating. More...

Patrick Henry Darden

A funeral mass and graveside service for Patrick Henry Darden, 87, of Raytown, were held Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the Church of the Purification in Sharon. More...

Everette Eddie Jones

Funeral services for Everette Eddie Jones, 64, of Leathersville Road, Lincolnton, were held Friday, February 24, 2012, at Jones Chapel Church with Rev. Mike Blackwell officiating. Interment was in the Lincolnton City Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Young pupils host surprise party

The First Baptist Church Pre-K held a surprise birthday party to celebrate the 97th birthday of Mabel Johnson on Friday, February 17. More...

Eagle Scout commended for leadership

William Walker Hargrove II (left) is presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement and Exceptional Leadership and Citizenship evidenced by his attainment of the rank of Eagle Sco More...

Library director speaks to DAR about ‘Mary Willis–the Woman’

Lillie Crowe, Director of the Bartram Trail Regional Libraries, presented the program at the Kettle Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting Monday, February 20, at the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...