June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ethics committee takes no action on councilman’s latest complaint

The Washington City Council Ethics Committee met in a called meeting Friday, June 7, at city hall to consider another ethics charge filed by Councilman Nathaniel Cullars against Mayor Ames Barnett.  More...

Fireworks donations still short $2,500 for Independence Day celebration on Square

There is still a need for the Washington Wilkes community to raise money for this year’s big Washington Wilkes Independence Day celebration, and vendors will be offering food ranging from pizza to fried Oreos to the expected crowd of thousands. More...

Bi-Lo to hold Summer Jam event all day Saturday

Washington’s Bi-Lo supermarket is holding its popular annual Summer Jam this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  “We will be having fun, food, and entertainment at the Bi-Lo Shopping Center,” said store manager David Wilder. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Act of kindness goes noticed

Children in Washington-Wilkes have plenty of interesting opportunities to keep them busy this summer.  More...

Opinions

Those evil black grasshoppers are back, but cicadas are giving Yankees a break

I t’s half-past June and the world is alive with every kind of insect – those that creepeth, crawleth, biteth, and eateth my garden, and I am not well pleased.  More...

Book Review

The Golden Egg

For some writers (and some readers), place is very important. (Think William Faulkner, the South; Robert Parker, Boston.) Donna Leon lives in Venice, and all of her books (over twenty, so far) are set there. More...

St. Simon’s Southern Soul is barbeque without equal

ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Returning to this island, named for the apostle, who was a fisherman, is like going back to homecoming. You see so many friends you haven’t seen in a spell. More...

Worship

The cost of discipleship as you walk God’s chosen path of grace

Walking God’s path requires commitment, determination, honesty and openness with our fellowman. Jesus told his disciples, “I have come to send fire on the earth” (verse 49a). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Young’s Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate its 129th anniversary on Sunday, June 16, at noon. The public is invited and dinner will be served. More...

Washington City Council takes action to lessen abuses of ethics ordinance

The Washington City Council took action to prevent abuse of the city’s ethics ordinance by voting to prevent any councilman who makes an ethics charge from voting in favor of his own accusation.  More...

Rock thrown at police officer misses, but Saturday’s car show is peaceful

Someone threw a rock at a Washington police officer on Whitehall Street last Friday night, narrowly missing his head, after he cleared a crowd of people from an area near two clubs.  More...

Little Theater drama campers get dramatic

Some 18 senior members of the Washington Little Theater Company’s Summer Drama Camp fill the stage with action this week at the Bolton Lunceford Theater. More...

Voter registrars sworn in

Probate Judge Thomas Charping leads members of the Wilkes County Board of Registrars in their oath of office for new terms. More...

Blue and Gold Basketball Campers enjoy second week

df_ 13_ 0033_ 1_ ad_.irn0d2dSome 25 8-10-year-old boys and girls enjoy their week at the Washington- EXTRA MODULES FOR #060913 Wilkes Parks and Recreation Summer 2013 Blue and Gold Basketball Camps, More...

News

‘Will the Real Men Stand Up’ conference here urges church, community, family involvement

Jesus founded a church led by 12 men who worked miracles, but today, many churches can’t find just one man to mentor young people or to volunteer to mow the church lawn. More...

W-WPRD and WCCP will sponsor summer food service program

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department ­( W-WPRD), in conjunction with the Wilkes County Community Partnership, will be sponsoring the Bright from the Start – DECAL Summer Food Service Program this summer.  More...

Personalized bricks available on walk at Tignall gazebo

The North Wilkes Steering Committee “has great news,” according to Tignall correspondent Carolyn Gammon. The brick walkway to the gazebo at the old school grounds has now been completed. “It looks great,” she said. More...

Letters

‘Shrug it all off and try, try again!

TO THE EDITOR:   Life is a long and bumpy road. We each carry our troubles like a heavy load. There are many hard turns and dead ends, but whenever we’re stuck we must try again. More...

Obituaries

Aubrey Noelle Miller

Funeral services for infant Aubrey Noelle Miller of Washington will be held Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. More...

Sue Covington Greene

Funeral services for Sue Covington Greene, of Anderson, South Carolina, were held Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Anderson with Rev. Dan Batson and Dr. Lee Bowman officiating. More...

Evelyn Moore Pierce

Graveside services for Evelyn Moore Pierce were held Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Larry Davison officiating. She died at her residence in Taliaferro County on Sunday, June 9.  More...

Personalities

Jessica Alyss Moore to marry Benjamin Evans Combs Oct. 5

Edward Larry Moore Jr. and Elaine Carter Moore of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Alyss, to Benjamin Evans Combs of Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Macey Elizabeth Smith, Matthew Guy Green exchange wedding vows Saturday, May 18

Macey Elizabeth Smith of Washington and Matthew Guy Green of Buford exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony on the front lawn of the McWhorter House in Lexington at six o’clock in the evening on Saturday, May 18. Dr. More...

Haileigh Slaton enjoys birthday celebrations with family and friends

Haileigh Slaton, daughter of Mrs. Jennifer Slaton of Washington and David Slaton of Tignall, turned 11 years old on Tuesday, June 4.  More...