October 10, 2013 RSS feed / News

Chicken barbecue set next Saturday at Lions Club bldg.

The Washington Lions Club will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, October 19, at the Washington Lions Club building. Serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. Members of the Lions Club are selling tickets. More...

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, October 18, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

New craft supply store opens

Store owner Robin Baumert cuts the ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the opening of Simply Crafty Supplies along with Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lyndon Amis, several Chambe More...

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W-WPS second graders learn about aquaponics

Second graders at Washington- Wilkes Primary School have been learning about aquaponics. Aquaponics is a food production system based on the recycling of fish waste by feeding it to plants. More...

Band’s fruit sale set to continue through Nov. 15

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Band fruit sale has begun and will continue through Friday, November 15 with a delivery date set for Saturday, November 23. To order fruit and help support the band, contact: . More...

Tignall News

A few weeks ago when it was raining in Washington I was passing by the Post Office and noticed a lady driving into the parking lot with her purse hanging on the side mirror (outside in the rain). More...

Smith family meets for get-together at Lexington Rd. home

The descendants of Jonathon Marshall Smith and Alice Thurmond Smith of the North Wilkes area met Saturday, October 5, at the home of Graham and Glenda Smith on Lexington Rd. in Washington for a fun filled family get-together. More...

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

... on a tour of Spain and Portugal

Sharlene and Al Zima left, with their News-Reporter, for a tour of Spain and Portugal on September 3, and returned on September 24. More...

Food pantry distribution planned

Stephen’s House Food Pantry at The Sanctuary on the Tignall Highway continues to serve over 100 recipients on the third Saturday morning of each month. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Liz Spooner traveled to Edisto Beach, South Carolina, on Friday, September 27, where she met Mike Cappella of Taylors, South Carolina, and his best friend, Randy Warren of Spartanburg, South Carolina. More...

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Jordan receives service award

Horace Jordan has been awarded the Faithful Service Award for 15 years of service with the state of Georgia by Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) County Director Mary Beth Lukich. More...

‘Tailgate’ event held at football game

Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County ­( FCCIS) and the 21st Century Achievers of the Wilkes County School System worked together on a “tailgate” event last month More...

‘Evening of Comedy’ sure to keep you laughing

Get ready to laugh! The Washington Little Theater is presenting “An Evening of Comedy” October 25-27 at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. Three one-acts will assure an evening of laughter for those attending. More...

Danburg Baptist sets homecoming, revival services

Danburg Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming this coming Sunday, October 13. Music will begin at 10:15 a.m., with the Weaver Believer Survival Revival. Rev. More...

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Learning through discovery is essential

Georgia’s Pre-K program is essential in helping children develop and learn. The Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards is an outline of what children should know before entering kindergarten. More...

Young Eagles will take flight this Saturday at the airport

The Kiwanis Club of Washington will again join with local members of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to take youngsters for free plane rides this Saturday morning, October 12. More...

Kitchen fires focus of commissioner for Fire Prevention Week

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12. The theme this year is, “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” More...

Kiwanians to give dictionaries

During the month of October, members of the Washington Kiwanis Club celebrate Noah Webster’s birthday by continuing an annual program that offers new dictionaries to each third-grader at Washin More...

Pole Branch holds Family, Friends Day on Sun., Sept. 29

Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Family and Friends Fellowship Day Sunday, September 29. The day began with a wonderful Sunday school lesson taught by Rev. Larry Hawes. More...

Veterinarians talk about practices

The staff of veterinarians from Wilkes County Veterinary Services visited with the Washington Rotary Club at its regular Thursday lunch meeting and told of the practices and services offered and abou More...

Gift from Plum Creek Foundation provides expansion of communications for Rayle VFD

The Rayle Volunteer Fire Department was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation to help expand their mobile communications when responding to fires or other emergencies. More...

Diamond expert speaks to civic club

Debbie Jackson (right) of Tena’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Washington, told members of the Washington Rotary Club of the continuing study she does in order to perfect her knowledge of diamonds. More...

Lundberg News

I had several calls from friends saying they couldn’t find my Lundberg News in The News-Reporter. I had to tell them there was none. Not a person I called had done anything or gone anywhere. More...

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