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Wilkes Board of Education gives final approval to annual budget

The Wilkes County Board of Education gave final approval last Thursday afternoon to a tentative $18.6 million budget for the coming school year.  More...

Home parent educators learn about perinatal health

Wilkes County JumpStart Home Parent Educators (l-r) Zena Zahran, Brittany Harrison, Marcell Johnson, Amethyst Wynn, and Shavarr Turner attended the fourth annual Augusta Perinatal Health Symposium on “Building Healthy Communities Starting with More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter

... in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Sally and Royce Bufford traveled to Chena, Alaska, with The News-Reporter in hand. Chena is the home of the Aurora Ice Museum and natural hot springs. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘May his days be few’

When Pee Wee Armour was going through some papers in an old chest last week, he came across a receipt for the hospital stay of his mother, Elizabeth (Liz) Armour, when he and his twin brother, Richard Grier Armour were born on April 5, 1948.  More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Floor of Heaven

Reporter and author Howard Blum set out to write the true story of three men who lived in the 1890’s. He had encountered the records of three unusual adventurers, Charles Siringo, Jefferson Smith, and George Carmack. More...

There’s nothing like a visit to California to visit friends

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. -- With the U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Personalities

Kettle Creek Pilot Club chartered June 16; officers installed for the 2012-2013 term

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club was chartered in a meeting Saturday, June 16, in the Conference Room of Talk of the Town as 19 new members signed the document to commit themselves to this all-volunteer international organization.  More...

Tignall Baptist Church Vacation Bible School to be held July 9-13

Tignall Baptist Vacation Bible School July 9-13  Vacation Bible school at Tignall Baptist will be July 9-13 with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. for children and workers each night.  VBS starts at 6 p.m. and goes till 8:30 p.m. More...

‘The Fruit of the Spirit’ studied at Mallorysville Baptist’s VBS

Vacation Bible School was held at Mallorysville Baptist Church June 4-8.  The Bible-based theme for the event was “In God’s Garden.” The children studied “The Fruit of the Spirit” with their lessons based on Galatia More...

Early voting starts Monday for July 31 primary election

With early voting set to begin Monday, July 9, for the July 31 General Primary election, the three sample ballots are published on page seven in this issue of The News-Reporter.  More...

Dozens of puppies, dogs, cats need adoption to loving homes

Once again, the Washington- Wilkes Animal Shelter is overflowing with dozens of puppies in need of homes, and many of them will become available for adoption this week.  More...

Annual Summer Youth Camp is a fun summer for 200 local kids

More than 230 children and youth ages 4-16 have taken part in this summer’s Family Connections and Communities in Schools Summer Youth Program.  More...

Property crimes top the June roundup of arrests by Wilkes County law enforcement

Arrests for property crimes, along with arrests for assaults and driving under the influence of alcohol, lead the roundup of June law enforcement action in Wilkes County. More...

News

Where in the world is The News-Reporter...

... in the state of the Last Fontier

Peewee and Cathy Armour of Washington, and their copy of The News-Reporter, spent 12 days on vacation in Alaska. More...

'Smoke on the Mountain' slated for encore in July

An encore production of “Smoke on the Mountain” will be presented at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28, at 7:30 p.m. each evening and on Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m..  More...

Athens Tech center offers adult courses four days each week

The Athens Technical College Wilkes County Adult Career Opportunity Center, located behind McDonald’s, offers GED preparation, COMPASS test preparation, and aid in job searching skills.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Thanks offered for great Relay for Life

To the Editor :   Once again I want to express my thanks to the people of Wilkes County for their support of the 2012 Wilkes Relay For Life.  More...

Sports

85th Amos Martin Invitational set at W-W Country Club this weekend

The 85th playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for next weekend, July 7-8 at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

More than half a century of champions

Tournament winners and scores for the past 53 years, as compiled from The News-Reporter files, are:   More...

Worship

John the Baptist’s moment on God’s chosen path of grace

John the Baptist’s mother Elisabeth had felt the baby in her womb leap for joy upon hearing the Virgin Mary’s news of her conception of Jesus Christ, the long awaited Messiah.  More...

Asking ‘why?’ not a futile exercise when dealing with successive losses

Losses, one right after another, are the toughest to handle emotionally. We tend to go down inside ourselves into dark places we cannot seem to find our way out of. We let things go that were important to us. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The News-Reporter is closed this week and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 9.  .  More...