May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Juvenile flees road check, causes wreck

Washington Rescue and Wilkes EMS personnel treat Jamarcus Callaway after a juvenile backed his car into Callaway’s Friday afternoon on Favor Avenue. More...

Woodmen donate to C.J. and LLS

Will McWhorter (right) representing Woodmen of the World of Lincolnton presented the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Boy of the Year C.J. Rogers with a check for $300. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Monkey squirrels?

We have all been traumatized by the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, last week. More...

Opinions

The old-fashioned telephone call is going the way of the dinosaurs

Folks who are on the technological cutting edge are saying that the old-fashioned telephone call is dying out. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?  Well, I like it.  More...

Book Review

Six Years

Harlan Coben’s first mysteries were about a basketball star, Myron Bolitar. Those were the ones that this reader latched onto. Since then, Coben has added many “stand-alone” thrillers, as well as more Bolitar books. More...

Leaders in high positions should study the life of Nimitz

FREDERICKSBURG, Tex. – This community of 10,643 with an old-world German heritage represents what immigration should be all about. You come for opportunity and immerse yourself into the environment with a focus on survival. More...

Obituaries

Maxine Christina Schlund Gresham

Graveside services for Maxine “Mickey” Christina Schlund Gresham, 91, of Evans, formerly of Washington, were held Saturday, May 25, at 4 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Thomas G. Hall officiating. More...

Virginia Hendricks Reese

Graveside services for Virginia Hendricks Reese, 83, of Washington, will be held Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. in the Raytown Methodist Church Cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 21, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Gary Donnie Milton

A memorial service for Gary Donnie Milton, 56, of Washington, was held Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at Zoah Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Harmon officiating. Interment followed in the Zoah Methodist Church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Jillian Marie Rogers, Christopher Lee Guin united in marriage on Saturday, April 27

Jillian Marie Rogers of Washington and Christopher Lee Guin of Lincolnton were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, April 27, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Danburg Baptist Church in Danburg. More...

Christina Albertson graduates from UGA on Friday, May 10

Christina Marie Albertson graduated from the University of Georgia on Friday, May 10, at Sanford Stadium in Athens.  More...

Beulah Baptist Church plans Vacation Bible School for June 10-14

Beulah Baptist Church invites everyone to join them in Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, June 10-14, from 6-8:30 p.m. More...

Last graduates keep their promises to show off Mr. Kermit’s Easter eggs

Five final W-WCHS graduates have kept their promise to a beloved friend by preserving their handmade Easter eggs from the first grade through graduation.  More...

Drug arrests, DUIs top crimes in latest roundup of arrests

Washington and Wilkes County authorities were busy with drug arrests, assaults, and a large number of DUI arrests during the last week of April and the month of May. More...

More donations badly needed for fireworks to celebrate Independence Day on Square

Donations are desperately needed now to help pay for a high-quality fireworks display for this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration, Tourism Director Erin Pollock said. More...

News

Archaeologist tells Kettle Creek group of 2,700-acre search to find Carr’s Fort

Describing his successful monthlong search for the site of Revolutionary War-era Carr’s Fort, archaeologist Daniel Elliott told the board of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association last week that he thought he might have to come to them empty- More...

Wilkes Relay for Life raises over $32,000 in 9th year

Volunteers for the recent 2013 Wilkes County Relay for Life gathered last week for their wrap-up meeting, celebrating a seventh American Cancer Society fund drive and passing out awards for volunteer and team participation.  More...

Pool opens for summer fun, swimming lessons

Despite cool temperatures, a crowd of swimmers was waiting for the opening of the Booker Park pool Saturday morning, manager Gregg Wilkinson said. More...

Letters

‘My prayer is that we can work together’

To The Editor :   I attended the City Council meeting on the 13th of May and was appalled how half of the council acted at the meeting. For some unknown reason I assumed all council members were serving the entire city.   More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Ty Cobb’s legacy ... the next generation

The Ty Cobb Museum in Royston played host to a book signing on Saturday, May 18, featuring the new book, Heart of a Tiger, written by one of Ty Cobb's grandsons, Herschel Cobb.  More...

Outdoor sportsmen can register to win a lifetime Georgia license

It’s the sporting opportunity of a lifetime.  Georgians can win the right to hunt and fish free for life statewide in a new contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.  More...

Lifetime licenses are ‘a good deal’ for Ga. sportsmen

Even Georgians who buy a lifetime sportsman license are getting a deal, and one that benefits wildlife and all who enjoy the outdoors.  Prices are set by age group:  The best bargain is for children: $200 for younger than 2 and $350 for age More...

Worship

Faith that God will provide as we walk God’s chosen path of grace

One of our strongest creature instincts is to provide food, clothing and shelter for ourselves. Those things are necessary for our survival. But, once our physical needs are met, we tend to continue stocking up for the future.  More...

‘Everywhere Fun Fair’ is theme of FUMC’s Vacation Bible School

Washington First United Methodist Church invites children ages three through fifth grade to Vacation Bible School. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education will have a budget workshop and called meeting on Friday, May 31. The workshop will begin at noon followed by the called meeting at 12:30 p.m. More...