November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Old school site has many possibilities if funds are ever available

Washington’s old Gordon Street school site, former home of Washington Central High and more recently the combined high school and middle school, has many possibilities for future use, urban planners say, from a city park to a new municipal comp More...

Bi-Lo helps with water for Willisville homes

David Wideman, manager of Washington’s BiLo supermarket, hands another case of water to Edward Willis of Willisville, part of the 24 pallets of drinking water donated by Bi-Lo to help the famil More...

Wills Memorial auxiliary to honor Bernie Pope with its ‘Tree of Love’

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will light its “Tree of Love” in memory of Bernadette Pope next Friday, November 30, at 5 p.m. at the new entrance to the hospital.  More...

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Something good about you

Rehearsals for the Washington Little Theaters presentation of Handel’s Messiah by the Washington Chorale Singers and the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra are in their final week of rehearsals in preparation for the event on Friday, Novemb  More...

Opinions

Thanksgiving 1969 forced us to wake up to a world we weren’t quite ready for

Just as the summer of ‘69 echoed across the changing American landscape, the Thanksgiving of 1969 served as a snapshot, for many of us, of the changes going on in our own families, and forced on us an awakening to the grownup world for which we More...

Book Review

Wild

Perhaps many people think that they will have an adventure someday – walk the Appalachian Trail, sail solo vast distances, jump from a plane far above the earth. And some people do. More...

Old jokes still make the rounds even in the internet age

Nothing like a little humor to make your day. Good humor travels with the greatest of alacrity these days, which means that happening upon a fresh collection of humor is soon gone with the wind.  More...

Obituaries

Sara Lance Dees

Funeral services for Sara Lance Dees, 61, of Washington, were held Saturday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at the Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden, Rev. Jacquelyn Johnson, and Rev. John Lance officiating. More...

Lynn Jones Mosley Bessie M. Belflower Skipper

Funeral services for Lynn “Dun Bug” Jones Mosley were held Saturday, November 17, in the chapel of McLendon Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce King officiating. He died Saturday, November 10, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes.  More...

Worship

Truths about meaning of Christmas can help comfort you in time of loss

As the holiday classic by Meredith Wilson merrily observes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Houses are starting to twinkle with thousands of lights and through windows you will soon see the glow of Christm as trees. More...

Light for our way on God’s chosen path of grace

The darkness of the secular world often makes spiritual matters seem obscure to us. God sent his Son Jesus Christ to be the Light of the world. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Tignall Christmas parade will be held on Sunday, December 2, at 3 p.m.  .  More...

Wilkes Legislative Breakfast set for Friday, Dec. 7 at Third Shiloh

Members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation will be in Washington December 7 for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast to speak on the General Assembly’s challenges in the upcoming year and to answer questions from the publ More...

Shoppers help fill the Salvation Army red kettles

Bell ringers from Alan Soto’s ALG home ring in the season as Salvation Army bell-ringing began Tuesday night for Candlelight Shopping, and many more volunteers will be needed to ring the bell f More...

Wilkes Cattlemen’s Association honors Shane and Amy Moore, Ed Burdette Jr.

The Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association has named Shane and Amy Moore as the Wilkes County Cattlemen of the Year and inducted Ed Burdette Jr. into the association’s Hall of Fame. More...

Historic re-enactors to bring history to life during Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 7-8

The Christmas Tour of Homes and Dinner the weekend of December 7-8 will, for the first time, show off not only classic old Washington- Wilkes homes decorated for the season, but also boast a historic Candlelight Tour Friday night with living history More...

Wills Memorial Foundation donates $20,000

The Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation recently presented Community Medical Associates of Lincolnton and Washington with a check for $20,000 to pay for newly mandated electronic health record softwar More...

News

Friends of the Dark raises funds for new street lights in Sharon

In early July, the Sharon City Council unanimously agreed on a community-based lighting plan that would recognize the benefits of proper outdoor lighting and would maintain and complement the unique character and attributes of the area. More...

Christmas trees now available from Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Washington began its annual Christmas tree sale on Wednesday, November 21, at the JE Equipment Rental lot located at the corner of Robert Toombs Avenue and the North By-Pass (across the road from McDonald’s).  More...

Collector explains bottle labels

Bottle digger/collector Tom Duggan (right) informed and amused members of the Washington Rotary Club with photographs and descriptions of his extensive collection of drink bottles. More...

Sports

Tigers to face defending state champ; coach urges fans to make the trip

The big news right now is not that the Washington-Wilkes Tigers won a playoff game and set a new all-time record for points scored in a playoff game. More...

Schedule (and other) Notes

. Tickets for this Friday night’s playoff game in Calhoun, Georgia, will cost $12 each as dictated by the Georgia High School Association. Tickets will be available only at the gate in Calhoun. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Basketball 2012-2013 Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule

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Personalities

Anna Nikole Smith marries Brandon Scott Howard Oct. 14

Anna Nikole Smith and Brandon Scott Howard of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor double-ring ceremony Sunday, October 14, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Almost Heaven Wedding Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Rev. More...

Lindley and Josh Callaway feted at diaper shower November 10

Lindley and Josh Callaway were honored at a couples diaper shower at the home of Margaret and Kelly Armour in Rayle on Saturday, November 10. More...

Henry Townsend celebrates seventh birthday October 23

Henry Townsend, son of Tara and Chris Townsend, was seven years old on October 23.  Henry was treated to a Haunted Forest party at his home on Saturday, October 27.  The party area featured haunting decorations and even Kermit’s scary More...