June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

When a family needs help, friends step in to help, and C.J.’s friends stepped up - Free Access

A community effort to help the family of 10-year-old cancer patient C.J. Rogers may have set some kind of Wilkes County fundraising record this past weekend, and you probably heard the rumble of the fundraisers Saturday. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life looks back at successful year of fundraising

The organizers of the 2012 Relay for Life of Wilkes County held their Wrap-Up Celebration Tuesday night, celebrating the local efforts to raise funds for the fight against cancer  “With 18 teams participating,” Relay Chairman Margie More...

Hot weather can bring sudden dangers after weeks of heat

The onset of hot weather over the last few weeks has the Wilkes Emergency Management Agency director already worried about the health consequences of the upcoming months of real summer heat.  More...

Donations still sorely needed for Independence Day fireworks show

With just a few weeks to go, the annual effort to raise funds for Washington-Wilkes’ big annual fireworks display still needs about $2,000 for the Melrose Pyrotechnics display set for Tuesday evening, July 3.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Everybody’s gas is the same

Fifty-two motorcycles, most of them with two riders on each one, participated in the fundraiser Saturday to benefit 10-yearold C.J. Rogers, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. More...

Opinions

My ‘favoritest’ part of a summer vacation turned out to be just playing with my kids

Summer vacations were funny when our kids were growing up. More...

Book Review

Lion of Liberty

Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation   More...

Bonnie and Clyde made Dallas visit much more interesting

DALLAS – There is much to see and explore in Texas’s most famous city. More...

Worship

God’s fifth call to walk His chosen path of grace

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. More...

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

As I talked about last week, dreaming may be a part, if not an important part, of your grief journey. Research shows that 60 percent of women and 40 percent of men dream about a loved one who has died.  More...

Personalities

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Walton honored on 65th anniversary

Robert Toombs and L. V. Sims Walton of Washington celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Athens.  The couple was married at the home of her pastor, Rev. More...

Brittany Guin presented scholarship from Washington HS Class of 1952

Brittany Guin was presented the Washington High School Class of l952 Scholarship at the Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School Senior Banquet on Thursday, May 17.  More...

DAR new officers installed

Newly-installed officers of the Kettle Creek Chapter, NSDAR, are (from left) Betty Slaton, registrar; Debra Denard, treasurer; Laura Toburen, corresponding secretary; Amanda Aycock, secretary; Cathy More...

With redistricting done, new registration cards will be in the mail soon

As redistricting in Wilkes County is finalized, the Wilkes County Voter Registrar wants to get the word out that some 200 citizens now live in different voting districts, and that all voters will soon receive new voter registration cards that tell th More...

Early voting for July 31 primary available from July 9 to July 27

With the July 31 General Primary election coming up next month, the Wilkes County Voter Registrar has released the dates for absentee voting and early voting.  Early in-person voting will begin July 9 in the Registrar’s Office, Room 113 of More...

New driveway to help solve Mule Day traffic problems

Big traffic backups during the Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival may be a thing of the past, now that a new access road has been made at Callaway Plantation.  More...

Farmers Market is for meeting friends and sniffing strangers

It was a scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting Saturday morning at the Farmers Market. More...

Flag Day proclaimed in Wilkes County

At the request of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution President Don Thomas, Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore declares June 14, 2012, as Flag Day in Wilkes County More...

Chamber of Commerce hosts After-Hours

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce hosted the Chamber’s quarterly After-Hours event for member businesses last week, with a good crowd meeting and enjoying refreshments, business network More...

News

More than 90 cancer patients helped

“T.J. and Friends” representative Blake Thompson presents a check to cancer patient Jeannie Bruce, the latest Wilkes County recipient of help from the T.J. More...

Exhibits, classes, workshops to be offered at MACK

The McCormick Art Council at the Keturah (MACK) will be offering various exhibits, workshops, and art classes including:  More...

Four Wilkes students graduate at Briarwood Academy

John Osborne Bounds, Russell Lewis Burdette, Ryan Allan Pritchett, and Brandy Joyce Ray of Wilkes County graduated from Briarwood Academy during commencement services held on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Clinton H. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers begin summer basketball season

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls basketball team has already started its short summer season (Previous results were unavailable for this issue.) and action continues today, June 7, at the W-WCHS gym against the Briarwood Varsity and Junior Varsity.& More...

Football players to compete at UGA Friday

About 35 Washington-Wilkes Tiger football players will be in Athens this Friday competing against 15 other schools at the University of Georgia.  The competition is a 7-on-7 con- test for backs and receivers and there will also be lineman challe More...

Fishing rodeo set for seniors June 16 at Stephens Park

A.H. Stephens State Park will host its annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 16. Registration will take place from 7:30-7:55 a.m. at the park office. The tournament will take place from 8 a.m.-noon. More...

Obituaries

Mytrice Wolfe Stevens

Graveside services for Myrtice Wolfe Stevens, 89, of Washington, were held on Thursday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Peter Hoffman officiating. More...

Catherine D. Edwards Hopkins

Funeral services for Catherine D. Edwards Hopkins, 85, of Washington, were held Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Washington. A committal service and interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. More...

Fermer Corbin Dent

Memorial services for Fermer “Butch” Corbin Dent, 63, of Washington, were held on Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Thomson with Rev. John Barnes officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Beulah Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School for children, age 3 through grade 12, on Monday-Friday, June 4-8, from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. More...