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Long-time youth mentor Jordan leaves legacy of encouragement

Dorothy Stokes Jordan, the District 1 Wilkes County Board of Education representative and longtime mentor of Washington-Wilkes youth, died Monday, December 29.  More...

What were the most-read online stories from News-Reporter.com?

We at The News-Reporter work hard to make every story in every issue as interesting as we can make them, but it’s nearly impossible to figure out which articles over the last years were found the most interesting by our readers – at least More...

Battle will be celebrated on its actual anniversary this year

At the annual Revolutionary Days in Washington, Georgia militia re-enactors fire a musket salute at Washington’s Black Revolutionary Patriot monument in honor of those who fought in the Revolut More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Mayberry spirit still alive

A s we all well know, we’ve had lots of rain during the past month.  More...

Opinions

January weather wavers from warm to cold; at least it keeps my mind off college football

I don’t want to think about college football anymore for a while. More...

Book Review

Savage Harvest

The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller was a sensation in 1961, and remains a mystery even now. Michael was the son of Nelson Rockefeller, 23 years old, and eager to acquire primitive art and experience adventure in a remote part of the world. More...

Arkansas art museum reflects the Walton family’s vision

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Here in the land of the Ozarks, where Sam Walton developed an empire with neighborhood discount stores, art appreciation in the past was something that required means and travel.  More...

Worship

Jesus, the Feast

The more Jesus referred to himself as the Messiah, the more He was hated by the temple authorities. There came a time when, for his own safety, He had to avoid Judæa altogether and stay in Galilee.  More...

Personalities

Stephanie Mae Newsome to marry Dakotah Jordan Brown January 17

Juanita and Terry Newsome of Oglethorpe County announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Mae, to Dakotah Jordan Brown of Washington, son of Lynn and Shaun Carter of Oglethorpe County and the late William Eric Brown.  The bride-elect i More...

William Chase Walker receives BSA from UGA on December 19

William Chase Walker graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in commencement exercises Friday, December 19, at Stegeman Coliseum.  Walker, son of Midge and Clay Walker of Rayle, earned a Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) in Agricultu More...

New Beginnings

Destyni Joie Wilkinson Latasha Gartrell Epps of Washington and Darrius Jerome Wilkinson of Lincolnton announce the birth of their daughter, Destyni Joie Wilkinson More...

BITTER COLD SETTLES IN

Bundle Up Wilkes County!

Exactly a year after record cold weather brought 7-degree temperatures and sub-zero wind chills to the area, a very strong arctic air mass is pushing into Wilkes County late Wednesday into Thursday, with the coldest temperatures so far this season ex More...

Revolutionary Days to return Feb. 14 with a full slate of historical activities

This year’s 236th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek in Washington Wilkes will, for the first time in years, fall on the battle’s actual date, February 14, and improvements at the battle site will make attending easier for the grow More...

PDA, city work with specialists to improve Wilkes Co. economy

In an effort to improve the Washington Wilkes economy, representatives from the Washington-Wilkes Payroll Development Authority and the City of Washington met recently with economic and community development specialists from Electric Cities of Georgi More...

Little Theater to present ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

This weekend and next at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse, the Washington Little Theater will present “the reunion tour of the The Marvelous Wonderettes, the one-time breakout group of 1958.&rdqu More...

George Asa Dyson helped move region into modern internet era

The head of a pioneering ­Wilkes County telephone family who helped catapult local residents into the modern era of internet communication died New Year’s Eve at the age of 76.  George A. More...

News

Little Theater issues casting call for next ‘Revolutionary’ musical

In conjunction with Revolutionary Days next month, the Washington Little Theater will present The American Revolution: 1763-1789 and director Ginny King has issued a casting call for puppeteers and children of all ages and abilities.  More...

‘Big Easy Unleashed’ will feature Barnett’s dishes to benefit shelter

In its most ambitious fundraiser yet, the Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter Association is sponsoring “The Big Easy Unleashed,” featuring a New Orleans buffet dinner catered by local celebrity chef Joe Barnett.  The event is set for S More...

W-W Business Education students earn certifications in Microsoft applications

Students of the W-WCHS Business Education Department are gaining strong computer skills and have the documentation to prove it. Last semester, 53 students in three business courses received 82 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Local support, volunteers appreciated at God’s Marketplace

TO THE EDITOR: God’s Marketplace Food Pantry would like to take this opportunity to thank all the churches, individuals, stores, and different organizations who supported us this year. More...

Sports

Receives post-season honors at Nat Greene

Anna Claire Gunter was named Best Defensive Player for the Nathaniel Greene Patriots girls softball team during the school’s fall sports banquet held last month. She was also recognized for being selected All-Region. More...

Obituaries

George Asa Dyson

Graveside services for George Asa Dyson, 76, of Metasville Road, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 3, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. He died Wednesday evening, December 31, at the Athens Regional Medical Center.  More...

Janette White Land

Funeral services for Janette White Land, 74, of Washington, were held Wednesday, December 31, at 3 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church. Interment followed in Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Paul Reviere Peeler

Funeral services for Paul Reviere Peeler, 72, of Washington, were held Monday, January 5, at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church in Washington with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints CME Church will hold the next Safety Net Advisory Program (SNAP) meeting on Saturday, January 17, at 11 a.m. at Pizza Hut.  .  More...