July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

First Baptist’s ‘free store’ brings crowds to share blessings and build community

Hundreds of people turned out Friday afternoon for a “free store” at Washington’s First Baptist Church offering everything from clothes to toys, free of charge to anyone who needed them.  More...

Open public forum on T-SPLOST question set for Court Street Livery Tuesday, July 24

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring an open forum on Tuesday, July 24, on the importance of passing the T-SPLOST regional transportation sales tax set to be on the ballot in the July 31 presidential primary election.  More...

Voters can cast ballots Saturday for July 31 General Primary,T-SPLOST

Early voting continues this week, including Saturday, at the Wilkes County Voter Registrar’s Office for the July 31 General Primary and T-SPLOST election.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Contestant gets a real ‘revelation’

Sonia Hoffman says that there are still angels “out there” and she is especially thankful for one she encountered Monday morning. She went out determined to get the grass cut that day. More...

Opinions

Throwing away puppies and kittens is about as low as local people can get - Free Access

I had really planned to write a happy summer column on the joys of barbeque, but something much more important is eating at me and I just have to let it out. More...

Book Review

1848

1848 is sub-titled “Year of Revolution.” I’m afraid that I and many other Americans think of “revolution” only in terms of our own American Revolution. Europeans look at the term differently. More...

Multi-talented UGA coed has a goal of singing opera

I n these out-of-sync times, young people often get the back of our hand. Although that sentiment may sometimes be deserved, someone like Kelsey Fredriksen, a University of Georgia coed, is a shining exception. More...

Obituaries

John C. Spratlin

Funeral services for John C. Spratlin, 83, of Athens, were held Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Dan Crawford and Rev. Carey Gibson officiating. More...

Oleta Echols McAvoy

Funeral services for Oleta Echols McAvoy, 74, of Greensboro Road, were held on Tuesday, July 17, at 4 p.m. at Clark Station Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Dinah Shakespeare Harris

Funeral services for Dinah Shakespeare Harris, 59, of Washington, were held on Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. More...

Personalities

Anna Smith honored on June 30 at miscellaneous bridal shower

Anna Smith, bride-elect of Brandon Howard, was the guest of honor at a miscellaneous bridal shower Saturday, June 30, in the Tignall Baptist Church Dale Fincher Family Life Center in Tignall.  Kim Rogers was the hostess for the occasion.  More...

Katrina McNair entertained at drop-in shower June 23

Katrina McNair of Statesboro was entertained at a drop-in baby shower Saturday, June 23, at the home of Britt and Jason Callaway on Wrightsboro Road in Washington.  Co-hostesses with Mrs. More...

Kate LeRoy guest of honor at first birthday party

Kate Addison LeRoy, daughter of Ellen and Lem LeRoy of Charlotte, N.C., celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, July 7, at the home of her maternal grandparents, Anne and Clay Barnes, in Charl otte. More...

ALMOST ALL CLEAR! - Free Access

Boil Water Advisory lifted for all but certain areas

Effective 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, the Wilkes County Health Department has lifted, with exceptions, the notice requiring Washington city water customers to boil all tap water More...

Wilkes County commissioners approve spending of federal airport funds

There were no major issues to come before the Wilkes County commissioners at their regular July meeting but the board handled a number of business items with the usual efficiency, made some appointments, and heard reports from departments.  More...

Wilkes Board of Education approves school bus digital radio expenditure

The Wilkes County Board of Education tended to a brief agenda of summer items during their regular July meeting Monday night.  More...

Black patriot monument in progress

City of Washington Public Works Director Bobby Mills and Henry Binns discuss the newly laid foundation of Washington’s Black Revolutionary Patriot monument as the construction continues for the More...

The Sanders Family and Band returns

Members of the Sanders Family and Band rehearse at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse for the upcoming production of “Smoke on the Mountain,” which will be presented in four shows: Thursday, More...

News

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

... in the Great White North

Chuck Bennett stopped to pose with his copy of The News-Reporter somewhere along the Kananaski Trail of the Canadian Rockies while on vacation with Ann and Bill Chafin. More...

Navy pilot says seven years as POW in Vietnam was positive experience which made him better

Flying just 50 feet above ground at over 500 miles per hour, the Navy pilot had just dropped his bombs on a power plant in North Vietnam when he was hit in the cockpit by small arms fire. More...

‘TIGERS’ vision will encourage W-WCHS students to prepare for their achievement

Students need to create a realistic vision of what success looks like in their lives.  More...

Sports

Sponsorship drive funds W-W Tigers’ training equipment

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club are allowing just about one more week before closing out the two-month-long campaign to recruit corporate sponsors for the funding of new “speed and conditioning equipment” for Tiger at More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who was the first 20-game winner for the Kansas City Royals?  2. Name the National League team that has won only one World Series game in franchise history.  3. More...

‘Night of the Tigers’ is next Wednesday

Charlie McAvoy demonstrates the technique Washington-Wilkes Tigers will be using on The Square next Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. when the will be “Power Clean Maxing” for public spectators as part of the annual Lift-a-Thon.  More...

Worship

‘Real Bread is Staff of Life’ is program set at 1st Methodist

Sue Becker of Alpharetta will present “Only Real Bread is the Staff of Life” at the First United Methodist Church from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. Breakfast refreshments will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. More...

Bethel Methodist sets revival services for July 22-25, 7:30

Bethel United Methodist Church will hold its revival services Sunday Wednesday, July 22-25, at 7:30 each night. Rev. John Pike of Walker United Methodist Church in Greensboro will be the guest speaker. More...

Grief can have various limitations but depression is often unremitting

How do we differentiate normal grief from depression?  According to Dr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Independence Methodi s t Church in Tignall will hold a covered dish dinner following its worship service on Sunday, July 29. The public is invited to attend. . More...