December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Parade has new rules, new staging areas

This year’s Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights will be enormous, with hundreds of participants and thousands of people lining the parade route, and organizers say everyone needs to know when and where roads will be blocked and closed, More...

Legislators to speak on upcoming challenges at this Friday’s annual Legislative Breakfast

Members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation will be in Washington Friday morning 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 More...

WPD’s ‘Gifts for Children’ campaign needs info by Friday

The Washington Police Department is again sponsoring its annual “Gifts for Children” campaign this Christmas.  More...

Washington budget available for public view starting today

The public can view the proposed 2013 budget for the City of Washington beginning Thursday, December 6, at City Hall.  As advertised in this issue of The News-Reporter, the proposed budget will be available for public inspection and review durin More...

Tour guests can get homemade soups Saturday at Relay for Life luncheon at the Woman’s Club

The first fund-raising event for the 2013 Wilkes County Relay for Life will be Saturday’s Soup and Chili Luncheon Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woman’s Club at 108 North Alexander Avenue.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Cardinals feasting on violas

Tomorrow, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Day and the beginning of World War II, 61 years ago on December 7, 1941. I was nine years old and remember it as if it were just yesterday. Those of you eight or nine years old and older in 1941, also remember. More...

Opinions

‘Messiah’ was glorifying entrance to the season

A few hundred people were privileged to experience the most wonderful and inspirational event to be presented in Wilkes County for many, many years when they attended the Washington Little Theater’s production of Messiah last Friday evening. More...

Landscape renovation

Renovating a landscape means different things to different people. To some it means rejuvenating an existing landscape by bringing life back into a neglected or overgrown yard. More...

Upcoming weekend of Christmas events has been in the works for many years

I’ve really been looking forward to this coming weekend. In fact, I’ve been looking forward to it for about 10 years.  Why? More...

Obituaries

Frances Norman Bryan

Funeral services for Frances Norman Bryan, 87, of Lincolnton, were held Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m. at Hephzibah Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Marsh and Rev. Allen Danner officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Worship

Holiday traditions can help foster faith and hope during time of grief

When loss and grief overwhelm us during the holidays, we can be tempted to just skip all the traditions that once brought us so much joy, especially if they were experiences or objects we shared with the one we have lost. More...

Outward and inward storms on God’s chosen path of grace

Luke 8:22-26 tells the story of a storm at sea. Today’s passage tells a story of terrible spiritual turmoil. More...

Fishing Creek sets Christmas program for Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will be having their annual Christmas program and dinner on December 9. Jennifer Henderson and Renee Bolton, both of Lincolnton will be presenting a program of music beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Relay for Life organization is looking for volunteers to become a part of the 2013 leadership team. Call Andi Van Airsdale of the American Cancer Society at 706-731-0152 for more information.  .  More...

Authorities believe conclusion is coming in Holliday Park hunter murder mystery - Free Access

After more than two months, the murder investigation of a north Georgia hunter found dead near Holliday Park may be nearing a conclusion, and authorities are assuring citizens that they were never in danger from a murderer on the loose in Wilkes Coun More...

Christmas Tour of Homes to show off classic homes decorated for the season

Hundreds of visitors are expected for the annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Southern Dinner this Friday and Saturday, December 7-8. More...

Elvis pays a visit to Heritage Health Care

It wasn’t Santa Claus that had residents of Heritage Health Care of Wilkes lined up for a meeting. More...

Property crimes, DUI lead the charges in November roundup of Wilkes arrests

The following arrests in the November roundup of the latest law enforcement action in Wilkes County are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

Shoebox for seniors deadline approaches on Fri., December 14

The December 14 deadline is quickly approaching for the community to donate Christmas gift boxes for the seventh annual “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox” which will deliver a gift box to every senior in every elder care facility in W More...

Snowing guaranteed to return every Friday night on Square

Although Saturday will be the peak of Christmas activities, Snowing on The Square will continue every Friday night in December, with snowfall guaranteed to fall on Washington’s square at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. More...

News

Anonymous funding helps provide new steps, porch through WAFIA

Through the use of an anonymous donation, Washington Area Faith in Action (WAFIA) can make minor home repairs for homebound or ­senior individuals who maintain their own homes.  More...

Learning about Native-American culture

Second grade students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School are learning firsthand about the Georgia Cherokee and Creek cultures. More...

Christmas tours at Callaway Plantation set December 7-8

Callaway Plantation’s Christmas Candlelight Tour will be held Friday, December 7, fom 4-9 p.m., and the regular Christmas Tour will be Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Olivia makes Callaway visit one of couple’s highlghts

TO THE EDITOR:   During October my husband and I toured the east coast of America. More...

Sports

Tigers open season with win over Calhoun Falls 72-43 Sat.

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team got off to a good start setting the tone for games to come when it smashed Calhoun Falls 72-43 last Saturday in the first game of the 2012-13 season.  More...

Father and son finish in Reindeer 5K Run

Brooks McEvoy, eight-year-old grandson of Lou and Carol Harris, finished in third place in his age group in the Reindeer 5K Run last Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina. More...

Team and individual stats are impressive

W-W Tiger coaches and statisticians have provided the accompanying season summaries for the 2012 Tiger football team which just finished an impressive 10-2 season after moving up to Class AA.  More...

Personalities

Jillian Marie Rogers to marry Christopher Lee Guin April 27

Mrs. Susan Thornton Rogers of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Jillian Marie to Christopher Lee Guin of Lincolnton, son of Rev. and Mrs. Ficklen Guin of Lincolnton and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dubois of Danburg.  More...

Rebecca Lauren DeWeese, Zachary Lee Barrett united in marriage November 3 in Washington

Rebecca Lauren DeWeese of Athens and Zachary Lee Barrett of Monroe exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 3, at six o’clock in the evening at First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Reese Kerry Fowler   Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Nathan Fowler of Statesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Reese Kerry, on Monday, November 26, in Statesboro. Reese weighed 7 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 19 ¾ inches long. More...