August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Nominees for Wilkes Teacher of the Year named

Nominees for Wilkes County Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools for the 2012-2013 school year, the Wilkes County Board of Education has announced.  More...

Back-to-school sales tax holiday is in effect here all this weekend

Although it comes a week after school has started in Wilkes County, parents and students can still take advantage of the “back to school” sales tax holiday this weekend, August 10-11, at businesses throughout Wilkes County and Georgia.&nb More...

Tent services set for Sept. 15 to hear many testimonies of faith

The Word Bible Study Class will hold its annual Tent Service Saturday, September 15, beginning at 11 a.m. at 415 Lexington Avenue in Washington, the vacant lot across from Jackson Street.  More...

Monument honoring black patriots to be dedicated Sat. at 10

Washington’s unique monument to black Revolutionary War soldiers is expected to be erected today, on the south end of The Square and the City of Washington will unveil the monument at 10 a.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

I don’t need 19 pairs of shoes

Email from Maria Burgess Walker, native Wilkes Countian now living in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband Joel, and their two daughters, Scout and Robin, told me that she wanted to share a story that supports my “Wilkes County is everywhere&rdquo More...

Opinions

Watching Olympic parents’ excitement reminds us of all the years of sacrifice

I couldn’t help noticing, as I watched the coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games from London, how the network added a great deal of drama and emotion to the already dramatic competitions by cutting to a camera focused on the athletes’ parent More...

Book Review

A Quiet Flame

Readers may have met Bernie Gunter in Philip Kerr’s mystery novels set in Germany during World War II. He was a sympathetically presented Berlin policeman. More...

An interesting visit to the home of Charles Darwin

SHREWSBURY, England – It took an effort, but the conclusion was that it was worth it to find my way to both Charles Darwin’s home and his birthplace, which are approximately 150 miles apart.  More...

Obituaries

Ruth Jones Vail

Ruth Jones Vail, 92, of Tignall, died July 30 in Nancy Hart Nursing Home.  A native of Wilkes County, she was the daughter of the late Crayton and Laura Moss Jones and the widow of Robert E. Vail. More...

Marvin W. Wilson Jr.

Memorial services for Marvin W. Wilson Jr., 68, of Tignall, will be Saturday, August 11, at 3 p.m. at Tignall Baptist Church with Greg Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, August 11, from 2 p.m. More...

Paul Lewis Edwards

Paul Lewis Edwards, 59, of Crawfordville, died Tuesday, July 31, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes.  A native of Washington, he was the son of the late David Lewis Edwards and the late Pauline Lunce– ford Edwards. More...

Personalities

William Ladd Delaney honored at ‘Meet and Greet’ on July 28

A “Meet and Greet” party honoring William Ladd Delaney, infant son of Elisha and Bill Delaney of Franklin, Tenn., was held at the home of his grandmother, Gloria D. More...

Shelby Kennedy enjoys fifth birthday party with family, friends

Shelby Kennedy, daughter of Jade and Trey Kennedy, celebrated her fifth birthday with a party at her home on Saturday, July 28. More...

Brittany Armour, Brandon Wheatley entertained at His and Hers Shower

Engaged couple Brittany Armour and Brandon Wheatley of Charleston, S.C., whose wedding will be the event of September 22, were guests of honor at a His and Hers Shower on Saturday night, July 7, at the Metasville Schoolhouse.  More...

‘Pedaling for Paws’ skating party Friday will benefit W-W Animal Shelter needs

Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to an old-fashioned skating party, “Pedaling for Paws,” on Friday night, August 10, from 6-8 p.m. on The Square to benefit the Washington- Wilkes Animal Shelter. More...

Generations of Rayle shoppers to miss Marshall Sherrer behind store counter

It’s the end of an era in Rayle and the beginning of a new one as the long-time social hub of the small town changes hands.  More...

Desire for healthy eating draws crowd to hear of ‘real whole grains’

The hope of eating more healthy food brought dozens of Washington- Wilkes people to First United Methodist Church Saturday morning to hear Sue Becker of The Bread Beckers in Alpharetta speak on the importance of real, whole-grain bread and other heal More...

Palmer Equipment earns award from Kubota

Palmer Equipment Company manager Peyton McGill accepts the Kubota Company “Kaizen” award from David Bell, Kubota Regional Sales Manager, on behalf of owner Wade Palmer and the employees o More...

Courthouse construction almost complete

County Administrator David Tyler shows the new entrance on the east side of the courthouse which gives access to an elevator and stairs leading down to the new meeting room for the Wilkes County Comm More...

News

Where in the world is The News-Reprter

... at Carter-Finley Stadium

Daphne, Christina, and Steve Albertson took a News-Reporter to the North Carolina State Wolfpack fountain in front of the university’s football stadium. More...

W-WCHS FBLA officers attend SLOTS

Officers of the 2012-2013 Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School FBLA Chapter attended officer training at the 2012 Summer Leadership Officer Training (SLOTS) in Lithonia, Georgia. More...

Blood drive set next Thursday at hospital, First Methodist

People across the CSRA woke up the morning of July 20 to the devastating news of the Colorado shooting. When emergencies strike, donating blood can help save lives in your local community. More...

Letters

Glad for the glimpse of a time gone by

TO THE EDITOR:   Good Afternoon! I just wanted to send the news from Rayle.  Marshall Sherrer retires after 55 years.  More...

Sports

Lady Tigers softball starts this weekend at Chick-fil-A Classic

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team will get its season underway this Friday, August 10, at the Chick-fil-A Classic hosted by Harlem High School at Patriot Park in Columbia County.  On Friday the Tigers lead off against Jefferson Cou More...

Squirrel season opens Aug. 15, is good intro for new hunters

Often revered as a celebrated American fall tradition, squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce youth or a novice to the sport of hunting.  Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of bushytails often involves more action fo More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Who was the last Detroit Tigers pitcher before Justin Verlander (24 in 2011) to win at least 20 games in a season?  2. In 2011, Johnny Damon became the ninth player in baseball history to have 200 homers and 400 stolen bases for a career. More...

Worship

Extravaganza set for lots of gospel music on Sept. 8

Churches from all over Wilkes County and surrounding communities are expected to participate in a Countywide Gospel Music Extravaganza on The Square in Washington Saturday, September 8, at 6 p.m.  More...

Clifford Grove will hold fall revival for 3 nights next week

Clifford Grove Baptist Church will start its three-night fall revival next Wednesday, August 15, and continue through Friday, August 17, with services nightly at 7:30.  Dr. More...

Emotionally, physically, and spiritually, you’ll just have to hang on for the ride

Grief can show itself on many levels in our lives: emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And none of these three goes at the same rate. Each has to play itself out on its own timeline.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The New Sutton Temple Baptist Church, located at 107 Alabama Street in Washington, will be sponsoring a fundraising event this Saturday, August 11, beginning at 9 a.m. More...