January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local businesses can benefit from Tough Mudders

The organizers of the Tough Mudder Georgia event, set for April, are requesting the help of local businesses to welcome the thousands of runners expected to descend on Washington-Wilkes that weekend.  More...

Puppets will tell the Revolutionary story on The Square

A new feature of this year’s Revolutionary Days observances February 8-10 will include cast members from the Washington Little Theater play “The American Revolution: 1763-1789” perf More...

Qualifying fees set for three council seats to be decided in Nov. municipal elections

Three Washington City Council seats are up for grabs in November’s municipal elections, and the City of Washington has set the qualifying fees for candidates in those elections.  More...

STARZ to come out in Little Theater’s awards ceremony

This Saturday, January 26, the Washington Little Theater will host its annual STARZ Awards beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on N. Alexander Avenue. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Big auction at the old school

This column is written on Monday and Tuesday for inclusion in the Thursday, January 24, issue of The News- Reporter. Many of our readers buy early copies of the Thursday paper on Wednesday.  More...

Opinions

With folks’ nasty germs on every surface, I try my best to wash my hands of the flu

They say that old habits are hard to break, and that’s true. I’ve had more luck substituting one habit for another, replacing a bad habit with a good one, or at least a better one.  More...

Book Review

Explorers of the Nile

Men ( and women now) who go off on adventures that most of us would not dare arouse our admiration. If they go to serve humankind, we are more impressed than if they go for financial gain or fame. More...

A visit to the Grand Ole Opry brings precious memories

NASHVILLE – This time of the year brings about something of a down time for the Grand Ole Opry. More...

Obituaries

Warren Candler Nunn

Graveside services for Warren Candler Nunn, 89, were held Friday, January 18, at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. He died Wednesday, January 16, at University Hospital.  More...

Jack Morgan Rhodes

Funeral services for Jack Morgan Rhodes, 88, of Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Independence United Methodist Church in Tignall with Dr. Harold Lawrence, Dr. Jim Cantrell, and Rev. Ben Walker officiating. More...

Helen Stanley Withrow

Funeral services for Helen Stanley Withrow, 98, of Greensboro, were held Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church North Campus in Greensboro with Rev. Richard Chewning officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Little Theater Co. will host its annual STARZ Awards at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on Saturday, January 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The high school Performing Arts Team will also be recognized.  .  More...

City gets serious on delinquent property taxes

Property owners in the city of Washington who are delinquent on their property taxes are going to have to pay up soon or see their properties advertised to be sold in tax sales.   More...

Tignall dealer is busted again on crack charge

A convicted Tignall drug dealer on parole has again been arrested and charged with dealing cocaine, Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore announced.  More...

Chamber dinner to honor two STAR students January 31

For the first time ever, the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will honor two STAR students and their chosen teachers at the chamber’s annual awards dinner Thursday night, January 31.  More...

Old school furnishings, Fitzpatrick antiques to be sold at Saturday morning city auction - Free Access

After years of discussion, the contents of the old school property on Gordon Street will finally be sold at auction this Saturday, January 26, at 10 a.m., along with antique furniture retired from Washington’s historic Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

Armours join WMH patron board

Travis and Bettye Armour place a patron’s plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board, which is located in the new hospital entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

Fifth-graders get Woodmen’s patriotic handbooks

Woodmen of the World representative Brandy Thornton (right rear) passes out copies of the American’s Patriotic Handbook to W-WES fifth grade students (l-r) Martha Canova, Alexus Hall, Ta’ More...

News

100 days, 100 years old, or 100 days in school: W-WPS students get a good idea of ‘hundred’

Students in Julia Anne Holloway’s Kindergarten class participated in a variety of math and language arts activities at Washington-Wilkes Primary School on January 18 which marked the 100th day of the 2012- 13 school year. More...

Dandron and Pope are on Dean’s List at Valdosta State

Jennifer Renee Dandron of Tignall and John Alton Pope of Washington have earned the academic status of Dean’s List at Valdosta State University.  More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

Career and Technical Education students – testing online

The students at W-WCHS in the co-curricular organizations of the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Department are very involved in the activities sponsored by their respective organizations. More...

Sports

Tiger wrestlers take third place in area tournament

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team hosted the 2013 CSRA Duals Tournament last Saturday, January 19, and emerged with a third place finish despite being in the smallest class represented. More...

Registration for Little League held on Fridays at Ashley Park

The Washington-Wilkes Little League is now holding registration for the 2013 spring softball and baseball seasons. Registration will be held at Ashley Park every Friday from 4-6 p.m. More...

Soccer registration held daily at PRD through Feb. 28

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is now holding registration for 2013 spring soccer. All registration will be held at the Recreation office Monday- Thursday from 9a.m.-4:30 p.m. More...

Worship

To walk on God’s chosen path of grace we must know the founder

Over two thousand years ago God sent his Son Jesus Christ to lead mankind onto his path of grace. Man had chosen the path of sin in Adam and Eve’s encounter with the devil thousands of years before in the Garden of Eden. More...

Personalities

... completes POLA training

Will Price attended the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps Petty Officer Leadership Academy (USNSCC POLA) at the Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Illinois, where he received instruction in a number of leadership skills including communicati More...

Jaclyn Michelle Fortson marries Mareo Othell Alexander Dec. 21

Jaclyn Michelle Fortson of Washington and Mareo Othell Alexander of Houston, Tex., exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful garden wedding on Friday, December 21, at two o’clock in the afternoon at The Mackey House in Savannah. More...

‘Yoga for Everyone’ begins fifth year at Church of the Mediator

“Yoga for Everyone” is beginning its fifth year in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Mediator. Open to men and women of all ages and experience, sessions meet on Monday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. and from 7-8:30 p.m. More...