August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning well underway for the 33rd Annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival

Plans are well underway for the 33rd annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 12. More...

Spider Jump, Big Slide now added to Labor Day Fest, along with fireworks show

Two popular new kid attractions, a Big Slide and a Spider Jump, have been added to the lineup for the big Labor Day Festival and Fireworks show, which was the rescheduled replacement for the rained-out Independence Day celebration July 3.  More...

Summer camp gives kids fun academic and recreational activities

This year the Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) summer camp program was held during the month of July giving Washington- Wilkes children and youth an extended summer of fun academic and recreational activities. More...

Hunter Education Course underway here

Under the tutelage of Ranger Mark Patterson, Wilkes County hunter education students review what they’ve learned in the DNR’s online and CD hunting courses. More...

‘Pedaling for Paws’ to raise shelter donations with Friday skate party

The Xi Delta Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, is sponsoring an oldfashioned skating party, “Pedaling for Paws,” on Friday night, August 9, from 6-8 p.m. on The Square to benefit the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Grandma takes the plunge

While reading the account of the report of cases handled by Wilkes County law enforcement officers during the month of July in last week’s News-Reporter, I became interested in the ages of those arrested and the type of violations involved. More...

Opinions

The U.S. Navy won my allegiance with cold chocolate milk and a cool haircut

A fellow former sailor once asked me why I chose to join the Navy rather than one of the other fine armed forces. After thinking about it, I realized it came down to chocolate milk and cool hair.  More...

Book Review

Deborah Fallows spent three years living in China with her husband, the journalist James Fallows. She was researching internet use in China, while he was writing articles for the Atlantic. More...

Golf is the perfect showcase for Southern gentlemanly ways

PITTSBURGH – Traditionally, golf has been a gentleman’s game, and if there is anything we need more of in our society these days, it would be gentlemen. More...

Obituaries

Virginia Hendry Rountree

Funeral services for Virginia Hendry Rountree, of Riverdale, Georgia, were held Tuesday, August 6, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. More...

Worship

Mark’s Tabernacle celebrates with revival

A host of members of Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church and this community witnessed a spiritual revival and homecoming July 29-August 4. More...

Victory Baptist sets homecoming for 2 services this Sunday

Victory Baptist Church will hold its annual homecoming this Sunday, August 11, with services in both the morning and the evening. A barbecue lunch will be served following the morning service. Dr. More...

Our response is so important in walking God’s chosen path of grace

Today’s parable is about a host who invited his friends to eat with him (verse 16), but everybody made excuses for staying away ( verses 17- 20).  The host in this story represents God Himself, and we are the invited. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The quarterly Shepeard Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, August 15, in two locations. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the drive will be held at Wills Memorial Hospital. From 2-7 p.m. More...

BREAKING NEWS! - Free Access

Hunter death ruled suicide by Grand Jury

A Wilkes County Grand Jury has recommended that investigators close the books on the September death of Blairsville hunter Jeffrey Sean Gebhardt on the grounds that his death was a suicide. More...

Start of school sees new faces, old friends

Students and teachers in Mrs. Holloway’s class at Washington-Wilkes Primary School meet their new teachers More...

Delinquent property tax sale sees 23 properties offered

Kim Evans of Appalachian Mountain Services takes a bid Tuesday morning at the August delinquent property tax sale on the steps of the Wilkes County courthouse. More...

Ten tons of green beans fill many bags as volunteer effort delivers vegetables

Tuesday’s planned Green Bean Drop in the parking lot of the Edward B. Pope Center finally came to pass after being delayed by weeks of rain.  More...

Hands-on neighbors helping neighbors isn’t a new idea in Washington-Wilkes

Although there is a new city-led “Hands On Washington” public-private effort to help needy Washington citizens with home projects, the reality is that churches and individuals have been giving their neighbors a helping hand all along.&nbs More...

W-WAF helps fund art in schools

Melanie Stokes, art teacher for Washington-Wilkes schools, accepts a donation of $2,000 from Susan D. More...

News

Children of American Revolution donate to Kettle Creek battlefield

The president of the Georgia Society of the Children of the American Revolution recently made the very first contribution of money needed to expand the Kettle Creek Battlefield.  More...

Divesia Lee earns high FCCLA honors at National Leadership Conference

Divesia Lee, a junior at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, received the silver medal in the Early Childhood Education Occupational Event at the 2013 FCCLA National Leadership Conference.  More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

‘Tiger Bucks’ reward students for positive behavior

This is the second year at Washington-Wilkes Elementary that a Positive Behavior Incentive System is being implemented to promote positive behavior throughout the school. More...

Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Feds have no business offering free lunches

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

The W-W Tigers have started practice in full pads

  The W-W Tigers have started practice in full pads as they prepare for the pre-season scrimmage game against Aquinas just over a week away on Friday, August 16. More...

Washington- Wilkes Athletics

TigerNation, More...

Tiger Club to host golf tournament this weekend at CC

Time’s almost up for getting into the second annual Washington- Wilkes Tiger Club Memorial Golf Tournament set for Saturday, August 10, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Personalities

Kita Samuel and Percy Winfield to renew vows on August 25

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Abree Tench enjoys second birthday party on July 20

Abree Tench, daughter of Shannon and Mark Tench, celebrated her second birthday with a Tinkerbell theme pool party at the Washington Wilkes Country Club on her birthday Saturday, July 20.  Guests enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs with all the trimm More...

Taking a scenic break on delivery trip

Jeff Warrenfells (from left), Laurie Dehil, Ralph Bray, Alice Lindsey, Darla Ward, and Kay Bray from First United Methodist Church and Smyrna United Methodist Church are pictured at Grainger County V More...