December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ground broken on newest Washington-Wilkes Airport expansion

A ground-breaking ceremony was held last Thursday afternoon at the Washington-Wilkes County Airport to celebrate the next in a series of several expansion projects that will help Wilkes County attract more business and industry.  More...

Parade of Lights fills Washington with Christmas

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Christmas shoppers stop in for coffee, gift-wrapping

Downtown shoppers enjoy free coffee, treats, and free Christmas gift wrapping at the Hospitality Coffee House, a project of local churches for the community during the holidays. More...

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‘A quiet place to find Christmas’

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It was a great weekend with Snow on The Square; many guests for the Tour of Homes and Colonial Dinner; a dedication of the new ladder truck with the “mile high” ladder; and a spectacular Christmas Parade of Lights. More...

Opinions

A great cloud of witnesses were watching Washington Fire Department ceremonies

As I photographed the ceremony at Washington Fire Department Saturday and watched not only an awesome fire truck be placed into service, but three Washington firefighters promoted to much-deserved new ranks, I couldn’t help but think there was, More...

Book Review

Embattled Rebel By JAMES M. McPHERSON

James McPherson, writer of Battle Cry of Freedom and many other books on the Civil War, largely ignores the early political career and personal life of Jefferson Davis. More...

Philadelphia is packed with history, wild sports fans

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Arriving here at the 30th Street Station – from Penn Station in New York, I am overwhelmed with reflections. More...

Personalities

Historical foundation hosts gala at Callaway Plantation

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation hosted a Christmas Gala at Callaway Plantation on Friday evening, December 11.  In addition to celebrating the Christmas season, the evening was a thank you to members, an occasion to welcome new membe More...

Woman’s Club members enjoy program of Christmas carols

The Washington Woman’s Club enjoyed a program of Christmas music at the meeting Monday, December 14, at the clubhouse.  More...

Jessica Amanda Murphy marries Graham Walton Echols Nov. 21

Jessica Amanda Murphy of Rayle and Graham Walton Echols of Tignall exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 21, at five o’clock in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

City approves $20.7 million 2016 budget; saves $367,000 in water plant operation

The Washington City Council passed the city’s $20.7 million 2016 budget in Monday night’s meeting, agreeing to save thousands of dollars by bringing water and waste water operations in-house and changing health insurance companies.  More...

Top firemen promoted, fire truck dedicated Saturday

Fire families and county and city leaders came out Saturday afternoon to a “Wet Down” ceremony for the Washington Fire Department’s new ladder truck at the fire station, and to witness the promotion of three of the department’ More...

Commissioners settle on projects to be funded by SPLOST renewal

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners approved a list of uses totaling $5.8 million for the coming proposed renewal of the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) which will be voted on in the spring of 2016. More...

Man arrested on abuse charges after young teen tells DFACS

A North Wilkes County man in jail today, charged with sexual abuse of a teenage girl, Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore announced Monday.  Anthony Brent Moore, 21, Delhi Road, was arrested Monday after the 13-year-old daughter close acquaintance More...

News

Nearly 100 eighth graders learn at Kettle Creek

In a second visit organized by Lincoln County eighth grade teacher Christie Bryan, 93 students heard Allen Burton describe the 1779 Revolutionary War victory at Kettle Creek. More...

Lindsey provides smiles all around

The ever-jovial Buddy Lindsey kept the Washington Rotary Club laughing as he delivered a jolly holiday selection of jokes and anecdotes at the group’s regular Thursday lunch meeting last week. More...

Annual tea party to teach ettiquette and napkin folding

The Mary Willis Library will host its annual tea party Monday, December 21, at 4 p.m., with a Christmas theme.  After a lesson on tea etiquette, boys and girls ages 5-10 will engage in the timeless act of having tea. More...

Sports

Tigers tops over seven opponents on the mats as varsity, middle school wrestling seasons start

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling season is now under way with both high school and middle school wrestlers competing in matches that began on December 3 at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens.  Other teams competing in that match were Greene More...

Tigers win two, prepare for tourney

The W-W Tigers continued in their winning ways on the basketball court during the past week with wins over Taliaferro County and Harlem.  More...

W-W Tigers Varsity Basketball

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Gordon Street School Alumni will have a meeting on Thursday, December 17, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mary Willis Library. More...