January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Board of Education to meet in afternoons at 2 beginning with Jan. meeting

Beginning with the January meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education will hold its monthly meetings at 2 p.m. on selected Mondays rather than at 7 p.m. as it has for several years.  More...

Revolutionary Days observance Feb. 7-9 will commemorate 1779 battle

Preparations are nearly complete for the Revolutionary Days observance of the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek in Washington Wilkes set for Friday, February 7, through Sunday, February 9.  More...

Last six months of 2013: newspaper’s headlines chronicle year’s events

(continued from last week)   July 4, 2013 – No furlough days for Wilkes teachers as Board of Education passes budget. … Tignall woman injured at stop for state road work. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Fire Department really does rescue cats

By the time you receive this issue (January 2, 2014) of The News-Reporter, we will be beginning a new year. Christmas has come and gone and most of us were super busy and happy with gatherings with family and friends. More...

Opinions

Old black-and-white pics of Christmas presents bring strong memories of my Dad’s loving ways

There’s nothing like looking at an old picture to bring back a Christmas-time flood of memories, and I had just such an experience the other day.  It was just a simple black-andwhite photo of my big sister Becca’s Christmas gifts fro More...

Book Review

Mark Twain and the Colonel

Philip McFarland calls his subjects “two towering Americans alive at the beginning of the twentieth century who, more than a hundred years later, are still vital, still known worldwide.”  More...

When it comes to history, encores are never redundant

BOSTON – Even when the temperatures plummet below freezing and the wind chill makes you reach for another layer of clothing, Boston is an electric city that beckons those who have a bent for history, lobster, scrod, and a stroll down Yawkey Way More...

Worship

Our responsibility as we walk God’s chosen path of grace

Jesus and his apostles were on their way to Jerusalem, where Old Testament prophecy would be fulfilled in his crucifixion and resurrection. More...

Personalities

Brittni Chafin and Nick Biggee to marry January 18 in Macon

Steve and Beth Chafin of Forsyth announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittni, to Nick Biggee, son of David and Donna Biggee of Snellville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Amelia Chafin of Washington and Thomas and Bet More...

Martin Hawse Burgess honored at 70th birthday celebration

Martin Hawse Burgess was honored on his 70th birthday with dinner with family and friends at the home of Brent and Mandy Burgess Marable in Watkinsville Friday, December 13. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Visiting with Arthur Graves during the Christmas holidays and enjoying a time of food and fellowship were his nephew and wife, Bobby and Faye Matthews of Lawrenceville, and nieces, Betty Segassie of Canton and Linda Epps of Augusta. More...

New budget will give residents 2.2% higher electric rates in ’14

After being unable to agree on contentious budget items in a meeting December 20, members of the Washington City Council were able to iron out several items to formally adopt the annual city budget in a meeting Monday afternoon  More...

Suspect in Lincoln double murder arrested without resistance Sunday

After keeping Wilkes County citizens worried all weekend, a Lincolnton man accused of killing two people after a car crash Saturday in Lincoln County was taken into custody Sunday night.  More...

Steel Horsemen donate to police toy drive

Washington Police Chief Theodosia Glenn and members of the Steel Horsemen Motorcycle Club display a collection of toys the club donated to this year’s Washington Police Department Gifts for Chi More...

Kickoff for 2014 Wilkes Relay for Life set for Tue., Jan. 7, at The Sanctuary church

The kickoff event for the 2014 Wilkes County Relay for Life is set for Tuesday, January 7, in the fellowship hall of The Sanctuary Church of God on Tignall Road.  More...

Car club collects for local toy drive

Members of the Memory Lane Cruisers car club show off toys they gathered and donated to the Washington Police Gifts for Children drive. More...

News

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

... in the Tarheel State

  Bambi and Mickey Arnold (and Rosie) (and The News-Reporter) visited with Steve and Rachel Arnold at their new home in Waynesville, North Carolina. This photo was taken by Steve at a waterfall off Lake Logan Road. More...

CSRA Home Health recognized as one of state’s top five

CSRA Home Health Agency has been named a 2013 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing those home health agencies that provide the best patient experience.  More...

Applications for stewardship program are due by Jan. 17

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. More...

Letters

Callaway helpers thanked

TO THE EDITOR:   Please let me take this opportunity to thank the many people that made Christmas at Callaway a success. They generously donated their time and energy to make our portion of the Tour of Homes unique.  More...

Sports

Tigers named to All-State teams; three to play in first Border Bowl

A total of five W-W Tigers have been named to two All-State teams and two of them made first team selections. More...

Obituaries

Charles Young

Funeral services for Charles Young, 94, of Washington, were held Tuesday, December 24, at 11 a.m. in Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Hal Weldon Clubb

Funeral services for Hal Weldon Clubb, 85, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. T.G. Hall officiating. More...

Eugene O. Reid

Graveside services for Eugene O. Gene” Reid, 81, of Wills Memorial Drive in Washington were held on More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Flint Hill Baptist Church Usher Board will celebrate its Usher Board Program on Sunday, January 5, at 11:45 a.m. A fellowship dinner will be served after the service.  .  More...