April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcyclist misses sharp turn

A Martinez woman is attended by Wilkes County EMS and Washington Fire Rescue personnel after she crashed her Honda Shadow motorcycle Saturday afternoon. More...

Classic cars and old homes make Spring Tour of Homes visitors happy

Visitors who came to Washington Wilkes for the 2014 Spring Tour of Homes felt they got the full treatment, they say, being driven around to beautiful old homes by local hosts in several classic cars in addition to the old homes and churches on displa More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

It really pays to read the N-R

There has been no rain reported for last week by my rainkeepers, but it has been raining all day today (Monday, April 7). The last time I looked at my rain gauge, at 2:30 p.m., it had more than two inches in it. More...

Opinions

There’s nothing like a good hard rain to wash away spring’s Yellow Plague

A s I write this on Monday morning, rain has finally come and is washing what must be a bazillion tons of pollen out of the air and from every surface on this part of the planet. It’s about time.  More...

Book Review

The Feud

A t one time, if you said “the feud,” everyone knew that you were talking about the Hatfields and McCoys, which is the sub-title of Dean King’s book. More...

A ball park in the spring is the best tonic for your spirits

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Every spring when baseball training camps are in full swing, I think about the times when I was a farm boy wondering what it might be like to actually lay eyes on a big league baseball player.  More...

Obituaries

Sarah Agnes Ramey Peel

A celebration of the life of Sarah Agnes Ramey Peel, 84, of McKinney, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m., April 19, at Dalton and Son Funeral Home, 1550 North Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville, Texas. More...

Carole Ann Flynt Hopkins

Graveside services for Carole Ann Flynt Hopkins, 63, of Madison, Georgia, will be held Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in the Sharon United Methodist Church cemetery. More...

Worship

What transpired in Jesus’ mind during his last hours on the cross

During Christ’s ordeal on the Cross, He uttered words that were intended for all mankind. One of the thieves hanging beside Him sneered at Him and was forever lost. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington V.F.W. Post 5899 will have its whole hog barbecue on April 12. For preorders, call 706-678-1166.  .  More...

City’s property tax crackdown brings in more than $260,000

His year-long effort to collect long-delinquent city property taxes has been a success, Mayor Ames Barnett said, bringing more than $260,000 into city coffers.  More...

Voter registration for May primary election can now be handled online or in courthouse

Now is the time to register to vote in time for the May 20 General Primary Election and the July 22 runoff, the Wilkes County voter registrar said, and voter registrations can now be done online.  More...

Suspicious fire of home in mid-construction under investigation by Georgia fire marshal

A home under construction on Amity Road burned to the ground early last Friday and the fire is being investigated as a possible case of arson.  More...

Wilkes County cancer survivors needed to attend Relay for Life’s dinner April 17

Wilkes County cancer survivors are needed to sign up for the April 17 Survivors Dinner.  More...

Foxwood Senior Village donates to Wills Memorial

The campaign for a new cardiac monitoring system for Wills Memorial Hospital continues with a donation from Foxwood Senior Village. More...

News

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

... in the “rich coast” of Central America

  David and Janie Cravens didn’t take a hard copy of The News-Reporter on their trip but still stayed up on local news with the online edition. They are shown above at the Mundimar Chiquita plant in Guapiles, Costa Rica. More...

Sunday School Union convenes at Cherry Grove March 28-30

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with the Cherry Grove Baptist Church on March 28-30, with Rev. Charles Belton serving as host pastor and Jessie Sims serving as host superintendent. More...

Wilsbary Sale is set for Mary Willis lawn on May 2 from 10-2

The annual Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale will be held on Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Those interested are reminded to mark their calendars and remember that donations of books are due at the library by April 30. More...

Letters

Expanding the system is not the answer

TO THE EDITOR:   My husband and I use Wills Memorial Hospital and clinics and prefer not to see it closed even if that means remaining open in a re-invented capacity. That being said, we are against a tax increase to fund it.  More...

GOP candidates ‘not surprising’ in debate

TO THE EDITOR: It appears, not surprisingly, that the candidates have much in common with Rep. Paul Broun, based on their responses. More...

Sports

Tennis teams finish regular season, ready to start region tournaments

Both the girls and the boys W-WCHS tennis teams earned the right to continue playing when postseason competition begins next week. By virtue of their second place finish in the region, the girls qualified as the No. More...

Tiger quarterbacks and receivers get off-season training

Fourteen Washington-Wilkes Tiger football players attended the scout.com QB1 Quarterbacks and Receivers Camp in South Carolina last Saturday, April 5. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Foul balls and autographs

One of many happy moments in a baseball fan’s life is catching or retrieving a foul ball off the bat of a big league hitter. More...

Personalities

Hayley Claiborne Wilkinson to wed Matthew Ryan Barnette on May 24

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kent Wilkinson of Monroe, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Claiborne, to Matthew Ryan Barnette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ray Barnette of Wilson, N.C.  More...

Kimber Kirkland entertained at bridal shower on April 6

Kimber Kirkland of Lincolnton was entertained at a miscellaneous bridal shower Sunday afternoon, April 6, in the fellowship hall of Loco Baptist Church in Lincoln County. More...

New Beginnings

Ali Malena Andrews   Mr. and Mrs. Adam Laurie Andrews of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Ali Malena, on Friday, April 4, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Ali Malena weighed 7 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...