January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Frank Watson honored for 37 years with Cooperative Extension Service

After a total of 37 years with the Cooperative Extension Service, Frank Watson has retired for the second time and was honored at a reception Sunday held at the Mc- Gill-Woodruff Ag Center. More...

Marching in borrowed shoes ‘to stand against Fear’

A small group of women (and one man) from Washington-Wilkes traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to take part in the Women’s March on Washington. Sharon Jones and I were two of them.  More...

Newspaper seeking good subjects to be featured in upcoming issues

In an effort to highlight more people within the community, The News-Reporter is currently searching for individuals, groups, and others to feature in the newspaper.  We are searching for anyone and everyone who has a story to tell – no ma More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Get your cupcake tickets

We’ve had some beautiful days lately with blue, blue skies, and gentle breezes, and temperatures in the 70s and 80s.  More...

Opinions

The confirmation of General Mattis as defense secretary gives this Navy Chief a great deal of hope for our future

I ’ve avoided getting into the middle of political discussions for the last few months on the recommendations of my doctors, who feel my brain needs to heal more than it needs to argue with people whose minds aren’t open to change anyway. More...

Book Review

Daughters of the Samurai

This reporter’s knowledge of Japanese history is underwhelming, to say the least. So perhaps I bogged down a bit in the opening chapters of this book. More...

Whisperin’ Bill may turn what you say into a song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Whisperin’ Bill Anderson is still six feet, three inches tall. He still sings with a soft voice while displaying a generous smile. More...

Obituaries

Ann Arnold Crittenden

Graveside memorial services were held for Ann Arnold Crittenden, 84, of Swann Road in Washington, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Sardis Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Barbara Jean Vines

Barbara Jean Vines, 60, of Washington, went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2017.  She is survived by her husband, Tony Vines; one daughter, Joie Reddish; two sisters, Rosie Shaw and Wanda Wilson; one brother, Lloyd Spencer; two grandson More...

Personalities

Becky Dobson and Bill Slaton united in marriage January 8

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Townsend speaks to Pilot Club about Special Olympics program

Tara Townsend was guest speaker at the Kettle Creek Pilot Club meeting Monday, January 16, at Wings ’n’ Things.  More...

Celebrating city's 237th birthday

Porter Barnett blows out the candles on the birthday cake celebrating the City of Washington’s 237th birthday. More...

BOE okays financing for upgrades, begins search for new Tiger coach

The Wilkes County Board of Education voted to adopt a resolution that authorizes financing for the recent infrastructure upgrades within the school system, not to exceed the amount of $7,526,108. More...

Rotary donation will help provide bedside computers

“Washington Rotary believes in our hospital. It is vital to the community,” said Michael Horgan, who has served as the club’s Rotary International Foundation chairman for a number of years. More...

Girls win, boys lose during week

The W-W Lady Tigers came up with the only win of a shortened week of games when they beat GMC last Friday night 47-22 at home. More...

Ethan Ramos joins N-R staff as Work-Based Learning intern

Joining the staff of The News-Reporter this week is Ethan Ramos, a W-W senior with a love of writing and journalism. More...

Ag commissioner is speaker for annual Chamber banquet

W-W Chamber of Commerce awards for 2016 have been voted on by the membership and will be presented to the Civic Organization of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year at the or More...

News

Area director tells LWREA of history and recruitment

Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) Area XII Director Geraldine Reid presented a membership education program for the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) at the local organization’s regular meeting in Lincolnton.  More...

Kindergarten registration requires immunizations

Washington-Wilkes Pri­mary School will hold kindergarten (fiveyear olds) registration for the 2017- 2018 school year Monday-Friday, March 6-10, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Registration will be held at the school. More...

Tyrin Fanning, Samuel Daniels to receive Booker Scholarships

Tyrin Fanning and Samuel Daniels, the most recent recipients of the annual Reese J. Booker Scholarship, were presented their awards last month by the program’s administrator Clara Sutton.  More...

Sports

‘Georgia Peach’ honored with historical marker in hometown of Augusta

“I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the greatest all-time ballplayer. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

Spring soccer registration will be held February 1-March 1 at Washington-Wilkes Parks & Recreation Department, 22 Lexington Avenue in Washington. The registration fee will be $40 for ages 5-14. l  More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2017 varsity baseball schedule

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Worship

God forbids us to judge

As human beings, we are prone to judge our fellow human beings, but we must be careful about making human judgements because we can only have knowledge of the very present moment. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will meet on Monday, February 13, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. A work session will precede the meeting at 5:30 p.m.  .  More...