February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Award-winning performances to be showcased at Little Theater this weekend

The Washington-Wilkes High School Performing Arts Team (PAT) has been busy rehearsing the two one-act comedies they are presenting February 24-26 at the Washington Little Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. More...

DDA honors Joey Fievet for 30 years

After some 30 years of service to the City of Washington as a member of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Joey Fievet was honored for his leadership, vision, and dedication to the promotion, beautification, and preservation of downtown Washin More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Who lived where in the 30s

David Chesnut, outdoorsman and member of the local SAR, tells me that Washington Wilkes has a new “first” to add to its list of firsts in the nation. More...

Opinions

Maybe you won’t know we’re gone

When malignant brain tumors forced The News-Reporter’s news editor, Kip Burke, to take an indefinite leave of absence last November, we doubled up our efforts to try and cover the hole he left. More...

February has a bizarre range of disguises but I don’t care about that. Okay, not ice

This is February, right? It’s deep in the cold and snowy part of the calendar, but it’s another sunny 70-degree day outside.  I’ve given up trying to understand winter weather, especially since the world turned upside down. More...

Book Review

News of the World

This is an adventure story, with very unusual protagonists. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd finds himself escorting an unwilling ten-year-old girl across Texas in 1870. More...

Obituaries

Melba L. Hill

Funeral services for Melba L. Hill were conducted Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Flint Hill Baptist Church. More...

Robert Kelly Bridges

Funeral services for Robert Kelly “Bob” Bridges, 81, husband of Evelyn Bridges, were held Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Lord and Stephens East Chapel with Rev. Derek Paul officiating. More...

William Howard Harper

A graveside memorial service for William Howard Harper, 64, will be held at Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle, Georgia, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 26. He passed away in his home in Macon, Georgia, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  More...

Personalities

Alberta Towns guest of honor at 107th birthday celebration

Alberta Downer Towns was treated on her 107th birthday at a family celebration Saturday, February 11, at her home in honor of her upcoming birthday on February 14.  Mrs. More...

Misty Johnson, Daniel Biles plan wedding for August 5

Connie and Randall Goldman of Washington announce the engagement of her daughter, Misty Johnson of Lincolnton, to Daniel Biles, son of Janice and Danny Biles, also of Lincolnton.  More...

Woman's Club makes donations at meeting held on February 13

The Washington Woman’s Club chose its February 13 meeting to make significant yearly donations to several organizations as members gathered at the clubhouse for its monthly meeting.  More...

Toombs House is included in Georgia’s Camellia Trail

The grand opening of Georgia’s Camellia Trail has instated a unique approach into historic explorations throughout the state – making antique gardens the focal point within their surrounding Southern heritages – and The Robert Toomb More...

Local reps lobby at state capitol to encourage support for hospital

Four representatives of Wills Memorial Hospital attended Home- Town Rural Hospital Day at the Georgia State Capitol February 9 in a combined effort to encourage continued support of rural hospitals.  More...

Exhaustive history of Patriot service to be placed in Mary Willis Library

For those interested in ancestral connections with a Revolutionary War Patriot, a new book can help. Patriots in Revolutionary Engagements 1776-82 may be a place to start. Dr. More...

Miss Wilkes Pageant will return to The Pope Center

Registration is now open for the tenth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, March 11. More...

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

... on a historic, monumental tour

The News-Reporter and Bobby Cleveland went on a weekend trip to see Bobby and Elizabeth’s oldest son in Washington, D.C. More...

News

German Shepherd is a big hit

Five-year-old Rumor (full name, Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn) achieved the highest honor in the show dog world recently, defeating nearly 3,000 competitors for Best in Show at the The Westminster Dog Show, the second-oldest U.S. More...

Another member reaches honored status

Sherri Bailey (left) was congratulated by Washington Rotary Club President Terry Boswell for being designated a Paul Harris Fellow at last week’s meeting of the club. More...

Kareema Wingfield is on Dean’s List at Georgia State Univ.

Kareema Wingfield of Washington was named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2016 at Georgia State University.  To be eligible for the Dean’s List, degree-seeking students with a minimum Georgia State cumulative GPA of 2.00 must earn a 3.5 More...

Letters

To the Editor

Marketplace will become partner with Stephen’s House

TO THE EDITOR:   The God’s Marketplace board of directors, in its annual meeting, voted to partner with Stephens House Food Pantry of the Sanctuary Church. More...

Debbie Anderson deserves ‘hats off ’ for random acts

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Marvin Hudson one of three inductees in Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame for ’17

The Piedmont College P-Club inducted three new members to the Sports Hall of Fame at a luncheon held February 11 in Demorest. More...

Georgia Coyote Challenge will begin in March with chance to win license

In order to encourage the taking of coyotes from March to August, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is introducing the Georgia Coyote Challenge. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

Family Fun Day at the W-W Parks and Recreation Department will be held Saturday, February 25, at 10 a.m.  “We are planning a fun day with our basketball participants and their family members who are interested in playing a friendly game of More...

Worship

God will save the whole world

At this moment in time it is difficult for us to see this happening because our world is moving in so many directions. But, at the same time, we are getting closer and closer to each other. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The local Toastmasters Club will meet at 6 p. m. at the Lincoln County Library on Thursdays, March 2, 16, and 30. More...