May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury finds Albert Carlisle not guilty in child molestation ‘case within a case’

A Wilkes County man was found not guilty of child molestation in a jury trial last week.  After a full day of testimony before Judge Roger W. Dunaway Jr., the jury found Albert E. More...

School’s out for eight Washington-Wilkes retirees

Wilkes County Board of Education’s retiring educators and system personnel are honored at the end of their years of service during the school system’s end-of-year countywide meeting Tuesd More...

Ed Geddings to run for 2nd term as Wilkes County commissioner

Long-time industry manager and community leader Ed Geddings has announced his candidacy for re-election to the District 2 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners.  More...

Washington City Council meets around new table

Washington city officials, the mayor and city councilmen met for the first time last Monday, May 14, around a locally built council table rather than the group of folding plastic lunchroom tables the More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Got caught with his pants – missing

Jama Carper is a recent newcomer to Washington-Wilkes and is the office manager at Post Oak Farms. On her way to work one day last week, she came up on a cow in the middle of US 78.  More...

Opinions

Pentagon overlooks Arlington Cemetery, giving solemn respect for Memorial Day

No group of people on earth are more aware of the truest, deepest meaning of Memorial Day than the sailors, soldiers, airmen, and Marines who serve, or have served, in America’s armed forces. More...

Book Review

Jerusalem

This is not a short book. How could it be?  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Worship

The fourth person to walk God’s chosen path of grace

The fourth person God called to walk his chosen path of grace was Elisabeth, along with her son John the Baptist, yet unborn. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters will host an Open House on Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in information on how to join are invited to attend.  .  More...

Wilkes students doing better on school achievement tests

As end-of-year testing finished in the schools, the Wilkes County Board of Education heard good preliminary news about student achievement during the school year just ending.   More...

Vacation Reading Program kicks off at Mary Willis Library

Todd Key’s Flying Debris kicks off a summer of fun at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Booker Park, Country Club pools open Saturday; both offer swimming lessons for children, seniors

Saturday will mark the opening day for both the city pool at Reese Booker Park and the pool at Washington-Wilkes Country Club, and both pools will offer swimming lessons.  More...

Community working together to raise funds for C.J. Rogers

The Washington-Wilkes community is coming together to put on several events in support of a local boy who is fighting cancer.  More...

Andrew Jackson will run again for Wilkes Board of Education

Incumbent Andrew Jackson has announced his candidacy for reelection to the District 3 seat he now holds on the Wilkes County Board of Education.  More...

News

Marker to be dedicated at New Ford

New Ford Baptist Church will celebrate its 142nd church anniversary on Sunday, May 27, at 11:15 a.m. with the dedication of a new church cornerstone. Rev. More...

First graders study at Augusta Canal

Washington-Wilkes Primary School first graders in Sara Beth Moss’ class including Gabriella Arroyo, Kareem McIlwain, and Cristin Dorsey took part in a scavenger hunt at the Augusta Canal as par More...

Ventriloquist Cliff Patton’s show set for Summer Reading Program

As part of the Summer Reading Program kick-off, ventriloquist and magician Cliff Patton will perform at the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Blood drive sees 130 donors

TO THE EDITOR:   A big “Thank you” goes to the 130 people who donated blood for C.J. Three drives were held on May 17 at Wills Memorial, Berry Plastics, and First Methodist.  More...

Obituaries

Maura E. Horgan

Maura E. Horgan, 54, died on Monday, May 14, in her home in Boulder, Colorado.  She was born at Saint Albans Naval Hospital near Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, to the late Lt. Col. Thomas J. Horgan, USMC (Ret.) and Marion V. More...

Personalities

Megan Beth Kopf to marry Britton Dean Stackhouse

Mr. and Mrs. William Lynn Kopf of St. Augustine, Fla., and Mrs. Doris Urell Kopf of Raleigh, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Beth Kopf, to Britton Dean Stackhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Franklin Stackhouse Jr. More...

Slaton presents program on First Ladies at SAR meeting

Betty Slaton was the guest speaker at the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution meeting Thursday, May 17, at the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...

Bailey Echols receives scholarship

Bailey Echols (right) is awarded the 2012 Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship by Suzanne Moore. More...