February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes County commissioners deal with tax relief applications

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners acted on nine tax relief applications, granting some and denying some based on individual circumstances. More...

Preparations underway for 2013 Wilkes Relay for Life on April 26

Preparations for the upcoming 2013 Wilkes County Relay for Life are well underway with fundraising, team building, and survivor registration, organizers say.  More...

Saturday’s Miss Wilkes Pageants invite public to cheer for favorites

More than 50 contestants are getting ready for Saturday evening’s Miss Wilkes County Pageant at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria.  “We invite the public to come and watch,” organizer Ashley Barnett said More...

Celebrating Arbor Day in Washington

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett signs the annual proclamation commemorating Arbor Day in the city of Washington, along with Tree Board members (from left) Sharlene Zima, Mike Hardy, Ranger Beth Richard More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Pretty good rain continues

I have been trying for a long, long time to find out who has bought the home of the late Bill and Judy Duke, but had not been able to make the right connection. More...

Opinions

Search for Revolutionary War fort here recalls Wilkes families frontier history

There’s a very interesting archaeological exploration just winding up in Wilkes County – they’ve been looking for the site of a frontier fort where a small Revolutionary War battle took place just days before the battle at Kettle Cr More...

Book Review

The Starboard Sea

Jason Prosper, protagonist and narrator of The Starboard Sea, is charming and intelligent. More...

The Altamaha River has a long and storied history in Georgia

LUMBER CITY – This town got its name because, in these parts, there once existed the largest sawmill in the South. That, I’m sure you agree, makes sense. It is best known, however, for something else. More...

Obituaries

Beulah Florence Kennebrew

Funeral services for Beulah Florence Kennebrew, 99, of Philomath, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at New Springhill Baptist Church in Philomath with Rev. Dr. R.A. Hunter officiating. More...

James Edward Myers

Graveside services for James Edward (Ed) Myers, 77, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dan Fernandez officiating. He died Friday, February 15.  More...

Buddy Ronald Cobb

A memorial service for Buddy Ronald Cobb, 72, of Washington, was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at Harvest Time Christian Center with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. He died Wednesday, February 13, in Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Personalities

Penelope Cheney Gebing to wed Jeremy Michael Melton April 20

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Gebing of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Penelope Cheney, to Jeremy Michael Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harris Jr. of Washington and Mrs. More...

Megan Alicia White, Mickey Joe Williamson Jr. exchange marriage vows January 19 in Tignall

Megan Alicia White of Thomson and Mickey Joe Williamson Jr. of Graniteville, S.C., exchanged wedding vows in an impressive doublering ceremony Saturday, January 19, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Tignall Baptist Church in Tignall. Rev. More...

Natalie Marie Tyler to marry Michael Raymond Fernandez

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tyler of Atlanta and Anita Dawson of Winterville announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Marie Tyler, of Atlanta, to Michael Raymond Fernandez of Loomis, Calif., son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Archaeologists searching for long-lost Wilkes fort, Revolutionary-era items

A team of archaeologists has been searching for Carr’s Fort, a longlost Wilkes County Revolutionary War battle site near the betterknown Kettle Creek battlefield, and although they say they haven’t definitely located the fort’s site More...

Adult education begins move to new career center

The Athens Technical College Wilkes County Adult Career Opportunity Center is in the process of moving from its long-time location behind McDonald’s to the newly refurbished Washington-Wilkes Athens Tech Career Center, located in the former Wil More...

Kettle Creek Battlefield Assoc. given historic Kurtz drawing of battle scene

A significant gift was presented to the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association (KCBA) in support of its efforts to preserve and promote the site’s historic value. More...

Wilkes Republicans will elect party delegates for coming conventions

Republican Party members from across Wilkes County will be meeting Saturday, March 9, in the Wilkes County courthouse to elect the county’s delegates to the party’s district and state conventions.  More...

News

Where in the world is The News-Reporter...

... on duty in Afghanistan

  Siblings Tyffani Cheney and Stephen Chaney posed with their News- Reporter in Afganistan. Stephen was in Afganistan for a year as Department of Army, Civilian. More...

Community blood drive is set for today at hospital, FUMC

The flu has hit the U.S. hard, shutting down schools and affecting the workflow of businesses. Now, the flu seems to be having an impact on blood donation as well. More...

Students of the Month selected at W-WMS

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Maleekia Wright, Kyla Howington, Javier Angel, (back) Tayliah Jenkins, Gavin Fuhrmann, and James Wages. More...

Letters

What is the difference under Mr. Obama?

TO THE EDITOR: The same day that I read the letter to the editor about “gun control,” is not “anti-gun, More...

‘Cupcake Event’ is great success

to the Edito r:   Our third annual “Cupcake Event” surpassed all others. The Wills Memorial Hospital would like to thank Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry and Southern Scratch for their never ending support.  More...

Sports

W-W Tigers advance to first round after triple overtime win over Union

The Washington-Wilkes boys varsity basketball team beat Union County in triple overtime, 86-83, to win in the first round of Region 8AA playoff action Wednesday night, February 13, at Greensboro. More...

Tiger baseball set to begin, features full region slate

The 2013 Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball season will see W-W move up to region 8AA where the Tigers will play a full region schedule instead of a sub-divided format.  The 2013 Tiger team has three seniors, Cory Murray, Brian Hardigree, and Kohe More...

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Worship

Jesus sends His church out on God’s chosen path of grace

When Jesus appointed a large group of new apostles and sent them out to spread his gospel, he created a model for the ministry of today’s church. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will host its annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. Rev. Robert Crawford will be the speaker. The public is invited.  .  More...