May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kettle Creek battlefield gets grant to preserve Revolutionary War site

With the help of concerned organizations and a new local group, an important first step has been taken to preserve and develop the Kettle Creek Revolutionary battlefield into a historic park for future generations.  More...

Death of Butch Dent is confirmed as murder, Wilkes Co. Sheriff says

A Wilkes County man was found shot to death Sunday night and the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed it is investigating Wilkes County’s first murder in several years.  More...

Independence Day fireworks is a go, but donations are still badly needed

Although the annual effort to raise funds for Washington-Wilkes’ big annual fireworks display has made the first deadline, more funds are needed for the Melrose Pyrotechnics display set for Tuesday evening, July 3.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Blood drive sees 21 new donors

We have two principals in the Wilkes County school system who are retiring this year. More...

Opinions

Ramallah-born Freddy Farah was a proud Georgia Bulldog

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

Rare children’s books are good investments

The technical term for children’s literature is “juvenilia.” This category has a long and illustrious history. It boasts of some of the truly great writers who could have done equally well in several other genres.  More...

Keep property lines marked

Each year during deer season, I always hear farmers complaining that some hunters have come on their land without permission. A landowner certainly has the right to be upset in this situation. More...

Worship

Can ‘grief dreams’ be helpful when dealing with the loss of a loved one?

Before I begin I want to thank everyone in the Washington community for the encouragement to bring back this column. More...

Zacharias completes his step on God’s chosen path of grace

When the angel Gabriel told the elderly priest Zacharias that his barren wife Elisabeth would conceive and give birth to John the Baptist, Zacharias couldn’t believe his ears. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints C.M.E. Church will hold VBS on Monday-Friday, May 28-June 1, at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Classes for children, youth, young adults, and adults will be offered.  .  More...

Athens Tech career center site gets a sign of future progress

A sign of educational opportunities to come has been erected at the site of the future Washington-Wilkes Career Center Athens Tech Campus on Lexington Avenue.  More...

Re-enactors, cannons will celebrate the 202nd birthday of Gen. Robert Toombs

Flags go up around city

It’s not every day that a great man turns 202 years old, and the Robert Toombs House Historic Site will be putting on a big show to celebrate Toombs’ 202nd Birthday on Saturday, June 30 from 10:30 until 4:30.  More...

Few races contested in July 31 partisan, nonpartisan elections

After last week’s qualifying for the July 31 elections, there will be only a few contested elections in both partisan and non-partisan races.  After qualifying ended at noon on Friday, May 25, Supervisor of Elections Judge Thomas Charping More...

Drug arrests, driving while intoxicated lead roundup of May law enforcement

In a raid by members of the Multijurisdiction Drug Task Force Thursday, May 24, Washington resident Nathaniel Cullars Jr., 37, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.  More...

Wilkes students get even more school as teachers earn ‘gifted’ endorsement

School’s out for summer, but not for 46 Wilkes and McDuffie County gifted and talented elementary students who spent last week, May 23- 25, vicariously traveling the world at Washington-Wilkes Primary School.  More...

News

LWREA presents annual scholarships

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School graduating seniors (from right) NaTasia Fanning and Hannah Ward received scholarships from the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) present More...

Storyteller-humorist Irwin will entertain at library on Tuesday

Storyteller and humorist Andy Offutt Irwin will perform at the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 10 a.m.  More...

Farm Safety Camp set June 5 is open to children ages 6-11

The Wilkes/Lincoln Farm Safety Camp will be held next Tuesday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the McGill-Woodruff Agriculture Center in Washington.  More...

Sports

‘Beta Ball’ supports Shelter, Relay

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Assistant Principal Rick Dorminy (left) aims for Kemble Laguines during the Junior Beta Club’s third annual Beta Ball Tournament. More...

Little League benefits all who participate

Little League Coaches Casey Jackson (left) and Jeff Blakey thanked the Washington Rotary Club for its support of the Washington-Wilkes Little League program and told of the importance of the program to the young people of the community. More...

Obituaries

Sherman Edward Buell

Major Sherman Edward Buell, U.S. More...

Larry Randolph Fort

Memorial services for Larry Randolph Fort, 71, of Athens, were held Wednesday, May 30, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West, with Rev. Franklin Shumake officiating. More...

Personalities

DAR members enjoy Danburg Ramble May 21

The Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, enjoyed its final meeting before the summer break by taking part in a DAR Danburg Ramble Monday, May 21.  Members and guests gathered in the parking lot of F More...

Hannah McTier named recipient of 2012 John Duggan Scholarship

Hannah McTier, daughter of Carol and Troy McTier, was named the recipient of the John Duggan Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is given each year by the Washington Woman’s Club to a deserving senior who exemplifies the spirit, enthus More...

Jessica Wells guest of honor at baby shower held May 26

Jessica Wells was entertained at a baby shower and brunch on Saturday, May 26, at The Rider House on Court Street.  Hostesses for the occasion were Judy Coxwell, Alicia DeWeese, Teresa Eason, India Harris, Debbie Lindsey, Mary Newsome, Sherry Ph More...