July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jason Crook tweets with pro golfer, winds up with free trip, free golf stuff, and new friends

A chance encounter on social media has brought a local golfer an opportunity to meet some of his favorite pro golfers, score some exclusive equipment, and ultimately, caddy for a big-time pro.  More...

Presbyterians to observe 225th anniversary with organ concert, services

The congregation of Washington Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 225th anniversary with an organ concert at 2 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Weather watcher’ needs a ‘thunder room’

Except for the Fourth of July celebrations, the big news last week was the rain. More...

Opinions

Whatever the nationality of our cars and trucks, what matters most is all those Friday paychecks

This is one of those subjects that can make fights break out in a heartbeat: exactly what does it mean to “buy an American car” nowadays?  More...

Book Review

Dinner with the Smileys

Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, a Navy pilot, is about to be deployed. His wife Sarah and their three children know that they must be brave, but they will especially miss their dinners together, with Dustin in his place at the table. More...

NFL quarterback’s Judi’s House comforts children in their grief

DENVER – If you follow the sports pages, then you know about Brian Griese, the winner of a national championship at Michigan and an NFL quarterback with a Super Bowl ring, but chances are you don’t know about his charity – perhaps t More...

Obituaries

Frances Woodall Shank

Graveside services for Frances Woodall Shank, 96, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Chris Townsend and Rev. Joel Walker officiating. More...

Marion Davis

Graveside services for Marion Davis were conducted Thursday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at City West Cemetery. Mr. Davis entered into rest Monday, June 29, at his residence.  Davenport-McLendon Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.   More...

George S. Dunn

Funeral services for George S. Dunn were conducted Thursday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at T. A. McLendon Chapel. Interment was at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Rayle.   Mr. More...

Personalities

Casey Davis and Jarrett Fleming to wed Sept. 19 in Union Point

Lyn and Debra Armour of Washington and Chris and Yulonda Davis of Athens announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Davis of Winterville, to Jarrett Fleming, son of Scott and Cris Fleming of Winterville.  More...

Alyssa Kathryn Stewart and Scott Pilcher Wills exchange marriage vows June 6 at County Line

Alyssa Kathryn Stewart of Rayle and Scott Pilcher Wills of Thomson exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 6, at four-thirty in the afternoon at County Line Baptist Church in Rayle. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Addie Louise Ward   Mr. and Mrs. Joey Ward of Greensboro announce the birth of their daughter, Addie Louise, on Friday, June 26, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Addie weighed 9 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 21 ½ inches long.  More...

Man arrested for having 1,700 child porn pictures

A Florida man living in Washington Wilkes has been arrested for possession of child pornography after a coworker allegedly saw a pornographic image on his work computer and raised the alarm.  More...

School system,Wilkes County approve annual budgets for coming fiscal year

The Wilkes County Board of Education adopted its final FY16 budget in a meeting Monday, June 29, joining the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners which approved next year’s budget Wednesday, June 24.  More...

Caterpillar plant attends job fair in Washington

Two members of Caterpillar’s African-American Network talk with potential employees at last week’s “We Can From Within” event at the Pope Center. More...

Watch for flagmen, traffic cones as road work goes through town

The long-planned repaving of the main street through Washington started Tuesday morning after the contractor, C&H Paving, brought in the company’s paving equipment Monday.  More...

News

Ag education teaches valuable skills

Coming from a background in vocational agriculture (back when it wasn’t so popular), Bob Johnston (right) was pleased to introduce W-WCHS vo-ag teacher Eric Holton to the Washington Rotary Club More...

County committee nominations due in FSA’s office by August 3

Nomination forms for local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees must be postmarked or received in the Wilkes-Lincoln Taliaferro County FSA Office by the close of business on Monday, August 3, according to Executive Director D. More...

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

... on the shores of Resurrection Bay

Ben and Mary Beth Walker took their News-Reporter when they visited their daughter in Wasilla, Alaska, and posed for this photo at the Sea Life Center in Seward, Alaska. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Making it legal doesn’t make it right for same-sex couples

TO THE EDITOR:   It is possible for something to be legal, but wrong. For example: Once slavery was legal, but it was wrong. More...

Sports

Kids learn fundamentals at baseball/softball camp

More than 20 young athletes from Wilkes County attended the Robert Sapp Baseball/Softball Camp in Thomson. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

’48 World Series full of notable facts

The 1948 Cleveland Indians team is considered to be one of the best teams of all time by many baseball experts. More...

Echols is third four-time winner

Graham Echols has joined an elite group of golfers by winning the Washington Wilkes Country Club’s annual Amos Martin Invitational for the fourth time. More...

Worship

Jesus unmasks the devil

We should never forget that evil is a constant presence in all our lives. Satan is always with us – closer than ever when we are concentrating on doing the work of God’s kingdom. More...

Tignall Baptist all set for Vacation Bible School

Natalie Anderson, Mason and Taylor Wheatley, Jade Fincher, Whitney Dawson, and Molly Dawson (back) are at the igloo anxiously waiting for Bible School at Tignall Baptist Church. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 20, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. A work session will be held starting at 5 p.m.  .   More...