July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local fishermen feel fortunate after engine troubles, storm dunks them in Gulf of Mexico

Four Wilkes County fishermen had an adventure last week in the Gulf of Mexico, but experience, planning, and the grace of God kept it from being a tragedy after their boat capsized and dunked them all in the Gulf.  More...

A shocking exhibition of ‘dancing’ in the church

Denise (Emma Collins) and June (Cindy Russell) shock the other members of the Sanders Family and Band by kicking up their heels and actually, briefly, dancing in church in the upcoming production of More...

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Tuesday for General Primary,T-SPLOST election

Early voting for the Tuesday, July 31, General Primary and T-SPLOST election ends Friday and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at all the regular Wilkes County polling places. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Can’t remember a similar water problem

Last week was an interesting week in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

Opinions

Washington’s water crisis shows off our top-notch city, county workforce

I t was a perfect storm of unavoidable incidents that put Washington in the position of having a compromised water supply for three days, but was the hard work, good organization, and willing cooperation of everyone involved that kept a bad situation More...

Book Review

Old Filth

Let’s deal with the title first. This isn’t pornography or waste management. More...

Kite’s Katrina Jones promotes state FFA membership

KITE – There are seven billion of us on planet earth, but by 2050, the forecast is that the world’s population is likely to exceed ten billion. Worldwide, 255 babies are born every minute, which comes to 134 million births a year. More...

Obituaries

Mary Louise Brown

Funeral services for Mary Louise Brown, 97, were held Sunday, July 22, at 4 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Greg Hatfield officiating. She died July 20.  More...

Willena Nunnally Odom

Funeral services for Willena Nunnally Odom, 91, were held Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. at Thankful Baptist Church in Lincolnton with Rev. George L. Edwards officiating. More...

Marvin McLendon

Committal services for Marvin McLendon, 80, will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia, with the Reverend Avery Headd of Poplar Hills Baptist Church in Buford, Georgia, officiating. More...

Personalities

Lindsey Nicole Woodall marries Joshua Charles Broome June 23

Lindsey Nicole Woodall and Joshua Charles Broome of Acworth exchanged wedding vows Saturday, June 23, at six o’clock in the evening at Magnolia Hall in Woodstock. The bridegroom’s grandfather, Rev. Roy D. More...

Thad Broome guest speaker at SAR meeting on June 19

Thad Broome was the speaker at the meeting of the Washington- Wilkes Sons of the American Revolution Thursday, July 19, at the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...

Christina Bryan, Randy Ogletree honored at shower on June 24

Engaged couple Christina Bryan and Randy Ogletree were honored at a bridal shower Sunday, June 24, at Carters Grove Baptist Church. More...

News-Reporter uses internet sites to cover water woes daily, hourly

When does a small-town weekly newspaper become a daily, even hourly publication? Thanks to modern technology, the answer is, “whenever it needs to.”  More...

City recovers from ‘perfect storm’ of water problems

It had never happened before, and city leaders are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.  More...

Loss of water pressure, boil-water order impacts Washington restaurants, diners

Residents of the city of Washington and other areas served by the city water system spent several days last week working around a boil-water advisory that lasted from Tuesday until Thursday night, but the impact on businesses around the city will be More...

Wilkes County schools get federal grant for before-school, after-school programs

Wilkes County schools have received a new 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant for five years, from 2013-2017, in the amount of $500,000 per year.  More...

Teens’ work at W-W Animal Shelter makes big difference for dogs, cats

It takes a particular kind of person to work at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter, but three Wilkes County teens have spent their summer helping bear the burden – not to mention the smells – of tending to more than 100 dogs and dozens More...

News

Washington-Wilkes Primary School is a “SMART” place to learn! - Free Access

Excellence Without Exception! More...

New principal, teachers in new positions at W-W Elementary - Free Access

The hallways of Washington-Wilkes Elementary School are empty and quiet for now, but on Friday, August 3, things at W-WES will look and sound quite different as approximately 250 fourth- and fifth-grade students return for the first day of the 2012-2 More...

W-W Middle School principal gives answers to students’ FAQ - Free Access

The revolving schoolhouse doors are open once again to start an exciting and profitable new year. More...

Letters

Citizens need to seek facts about T-SPLOST

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Lack of people is our major shortcoming

TO THE EDITOR:   I would like to thank you for publishing Joe Riley’s letter about the T-SPLOST issue. Joe hit the target dead center and I would like to echo his remarks.  More...

Thankful that Wilkes people care enough to have animal shelter

To the Editor   More...

Sports

Don’t miss out on any of the action

LAST CHANCE for season tickets or corporate sponsorships will be Saturday, August 4, when the Tiger Club will be on The Square in downtown Washington from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.   More...

W-WPRD football registration to be held until Aug. 10

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is now holding registration for the 2012 football season. Deadline for registration is set for Friday, August 10.  There is a registration fee of $47. More...

Fall soccer signup deadline is Aug. 10 for boys, girls 5-16

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is now holding registration for youth soccer for the 2012 fall soccer season for boys and girls, ages 5-16. Registration will end on Friday, August 10.  There$949is a $40 registration fee. More...

Worship

Try to accept your sorrow and let grief take its course

I have seen written in many places that the measure of our grief is the measure of our love. And it is true! More...

What does Jesus find as he walks God’s path of grace?

Jesus left Nazareth and went “down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the Sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power” ( verses 31- 32).  More...

County Line Baptist will hold revival services starting Sun.

County Line Baptist Church will have homecoming activities on Sunday, August 5, with Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. Revival services will follow Monday through Wednesday, August 6-8, at 7 p.m.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

County Line Baptist Church will have a homecoming service on Sunday, August 5, at 11 a.m. Revival services will be held Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8 at 7 p.m. each evening.   More...