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LAST SIX MONTHS OF 2012

Headlines chronicle year’s events

July 5, 2012 – Early voting starts Monday for July 31 primary election. … Annual summer youth camp is a fun summer for 200 local kids. …Wilkes Board of Education gives final approval to annual budget. More...

Baltimore armed robbery under investigation; other monthly arrests reported

Washington police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Saturday night in the Baltimore area of the city.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Almost a record in Tyrone

We’ve had some rainy, sometimes stormy, weather during the Christmas season. Thursday, December 27, was a stormy day with strong winds all day and all night. Pecans pounded my tin roof sounding like bullets. More...

Opinions

Noisy New Year’s Eve celebrations may be a sign of better financial times on the way

Maybe it’s just an overblown case of January optimism, but I think this may be the year the economy turns around. More...

Book Review

The Age of Miracles

I deas and stories that would once have been science fiction have become reality in our time. The kind of speculation that says,”What if?” has always been a favorite of novelists.  More...

Georgia barber Bill Sanders was a seasoned raconteur

GAINESVILLE – When it came time for Bill Sanders to retire, he didn’t hang any “Going Out of Business” signs in his window. More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace involves both life and death

Luke 8:40 says, “When Jesus returned, the people gladly received Him: for they were all waiting for Him.” The people’s receptive mood was right for Jesus to do his work, work that in some cases was a matter of life or death. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Ford Baptist Church will have its annual Black History Program on February 10 at 3 p. m. in the church sanctuary. More...

Historical Foundation acquires letter for Robert Toombs Site

The Robert Toombs House Historic Site has gained a new historic document to add to the home’s collection.  More...

Relay for Life to begin planning for April event

Volunteers for Wilkes County’s award-winning Relay for Life campaign will gather next week to celebrate the previous nine years’ successes while planning to surpass those fund-raising efforts in 2013.  The kickoff rally is set for Tu More...

Yellow ribbon taken down for soldier returning from Afghanistan

Family, friends and neighbors gathered in Wilkes County’s Upton Mill community Christmas Eve to remove a yellow ribbon they’d placed to honor an Army officer with Wilkes County ties. Captain Darrell E. More...

News

First graders are ‘Proud to Be Me’

Jeremiah Fry, Quentin Cullars, Tene McManus, and Tessa Ewan, shown above with their first grade teacher, Jacquelyn Davis, are proud of their work and themselves. More...

Fines for overdue items to increase as of January 1st

Effective January 1, 2013, overdue fines for items such as audiobooks, e-books, CDs, DVDs and event passes will increase at PINES libraries around the state. More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

W-WPS DELTA students are ‘picture perfect’

Third grade DELTA (Differentiated Enriched Learning Through Acceleration) students at W-WPS visited Mercer Harris Photography to learn how a professional in photography does his job. More...

Letters

W-W is wonderful – without the feuding

to the Editor : To the citizens of Washington- Wilkes and especially the W-W Chamber members; with a sad heart, I’m announcing my resignation as Chamber director. More...

Obituaries

Helen McAvoy Wilson

Funeral services for Helen McAvoy Wilson, 83, of Tignall, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 30, in the Mallorysville Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Deloris Alexander Gordon

Funeral services for Deloris Alexander Gordon were held Thursday, December 27, at New Saints CME Church with Dr. Charles E. Henderson officiating. Interment was in the City West Cemetery. More...

Adelle G. Dehil

Funeral services for Adelle G. Dehil, 79, of Washington, were held Friday, December 28, at 2 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom and Rev. Calvin Ward officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Jill Rogers guest of honor at Christmas shower Dec. 8

Jill Rogers, bride-elect of Chris Guin, was guest of honor at a Christmas shower on Saturday, December 8, at the home of Tanya Smith. More...

Reese Smith treated to third birthday party December 8

Reese Smith, son of Alicia and Michael Smith of Washington, celebrated his third birthday on Saturday, December 8, with family and friends at the home of his grandparents, Tanya and Mike Smith. Reese’s birthday was December 12.  More...

New Beginnings

Sawyer Hagen Callaway

Lindley and Josh Callaway of Rayle announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Hagen, on Saturday, December 29, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Sawyer weighed 8 lbs. 4 ozs. More...