March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local efforts fund new x-ray machine for hospital

A community effort has paid for new x-ray equipment that will give patients at Wills Memorial Hospital the very best available radiology service, Wills CEO Jane Echols said.  More...

Good turnout at Replacement Sale views offerings of area’s top cattle

It was a full house for the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association’s eighth annual Front Pasture Replacement Sale last Friday night at the Wilkes County Stockyard.  More...

Family Connection representatives visit the Capitol to thank legislators

The Region 7 Family Connection Collaboratives sponsored a special luncheon and reception for their legislators at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 6, to thank the legislators for their support.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Some surprises on the spring tour

A uthor Timothy Penland will be at Bee Southern on The Square in downtown Washington, Friday, March 16, for a book signing for his children’s book, The True Night Before Easter, and other featured books. More...

Opinions

After good helicopter rides and bad, I’m lucky to have survived them all

A friend asked me the other day if I’d ever been lucky enough to have flown in a helicopter.  “Lucky?” I said. More...

Book Review

Life is So Good

In these days of “gloom and doom,” it is very heartening to read about someone who at the age of 100 believes that life is really good.  More...

We can’t get enough of the charming town of Thomasville

THOMASVILLE – Spring likely will have sprung here by the time this reaches print—if not in full bloom, enough so that the planting of crops, the flowering of plants and shrubs, and emergence of balmy conditions will signal that the growin More...

Obituaries

Ruth Looker Pixley

Funeral services for Ruth Looker Pixley, 98, of Washington, were held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Kohlhagen officiating. Interment was in Washington- Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

In LovIng MeMory of

Sometimes it seems like yesterday, but I know More...

In Loving Memory Of

With love, Your wife and children   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Bethel United Methodist Church will sponsor a Ladies Retreat, "Loving Well," with the Beth Moore DVD study on Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the church. Cost is $8. More...

‘The General’ this weekend will bring thousands to Aonia

Some 1,700 of the top amateur and pro dirt bike and ATV crosscountry riders and their families are already arriving at Aonia Pass Motocross for this weekend’s 11th annual “The General” GNCC, part of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cr More...

County will acquire former Forestry property at no cost

Taking care of business, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners handled a number of routine matters at its regular monthly meeting including the sale of a piece of property, the acquisition of a piece of property, as well as other general operation More...

Hearing tonight will provide Baltimore residents with redistricting information

A public hearing has been set for residents of the Baltimore area of Washington after two District 1 city councilmen added most of Baltimore to their district in the newly drawn city voting district plan.  The meeting will be held Thursday eveni More...

Bark for Life event is March 24 at McGill-Woodruff Ag Center

Plans are coming together for Wilkes County Relay for Life’s upcoming Bark for Life event set for Saturday, March 24, from 10-1 at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center in Washington.  More...

Farm Bureau women help local food pantry

As part of their annual Food Checkout Week, the Wilkes County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee members Pauline Bell and Amelia Wheatley present Buddy Lindsey with a check in support of the God&rsq More...

News

Troops appreciate Christmas cards

Rebecca Wilson (right) spearheaded a “Christmas Cards to Troops” activity at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School in December that resulted in almost 800 Christmas Cards being deli More...

13 teams are already signed up to raise funds in Relay for Life

The 2012 Relay for Life of Wilkes County will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. More...

Irvin House featured for the first time ever

ON THE SPRING TOUR OF HOMES

The annual Spring Tour of Homes in Washington-Wilkes will be held Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.  More...

Sports

Soccer team beats Lincoln Co. 6-2

Lincoln County stayed neck-andneck for a time with the brand new Washington-Wilkes Tiger soccer team in their meeting last Friday, March 9. But as halftime in the game approached, W-W began to edge away. More...

Sporting clays event in Sparta to benefit N. Greene Academy

Nathanael Greene Academy is sponsoring a sporting clays event on the Old Hudson Plantation in Sparta this Saturday, March 17. More...

Middle school baseball team wins three games last week

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School baseball team had a great week of games, winning three out of four.  On Tuesday, March 6, the young Tigers won 13-5 over Louisville and then on Thursday, March 8, they beat GMC 7-5. More...

Worship

Jesus suffers the spiritual death that sin brings according to the Gospel

The Crucifixion was characterized by the unbearable bodily torture that came with that form of execution. But, Jesus endured something far worse: separation from his Heavenly Father. Read Mark 15:33- 41.  More...

Personalities

Maggie Malinda Erwin to marry Christopher Randal Smith May 12

Robert Erwin of Athens and Malinda Teasley Erwin of Winterville announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Malinda, to Christopher Randal Smith, son of Randal and Gwen Smith of Vesta.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruth Erwin an More...

Jordan Dawson celebrates fifth birthday Feb. 12

Jordan Dawson, son of Brooke and Myles Dawson, was five years old on Sunday, February 12, and celebrated on two occasions.  Jordan wa s treated to an early celebration on Saturday, February 4, with a Camouflage Hunting party theme with family an More...

Bark for Life set for March 24

Carol McTier (right) signs up her dog, Beau, for the Relay for Life Bark for Life at the sign-up booth at Bi-Lo. Bark for Life will be held on March 24 at McGill-Woodruff Center from 10 a.m. More...