March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Historical Museum gets a facelift in city’s effort to increase appeal

The Washington Historical Museum on East Robert Toombs Avenue is sporting a fresh, clean look after the entire Public Works Department spent days painting, working on the site’s landscaping, cleaning up, and trimming trees.  More...

Gunter, Durham tops for Wilkes; show dedicated to Bobos

Wilkes County students Madison Gunter and Levi Durham were both named champions at the 63rd annual Washington Area Steer and Heifer Show last Saturday.  More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Set your clocks ahead Sat.

A sure sign of Spring is when the martins arrive at Herbert Bailey’s gourds in the Danburg Metasville area of the county. More...

Opinions

Great peace and beauty of silence calms the mind and heals the heart

There’s a natural phenomenon here, a reality that’s a part of Wilkes County’s charm, which we seem to overlook but many visitors can’t help but notice.  More...

Book Review

Black Flags

You might find this book, about the “Rise of ISIS” depressing. Joby Warrick is a reporter for The Washington Post, and has won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. More...

Jefferson’s brilliance is inspirational, sobered by controversy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Anderson Cauthen Hofmann

A memorial service for Elizabeth Anderson Cauthen Hofmann, 80, of Pasadena, California, will be held on March 12, 2017, at Cilla Gardens in Pasadena. Interment of her ashes will take place on April 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. More...

Worship

Paul sends greetings to church

As Paul closes out his messages found in the Book of Romans, he challenges us to have faith in Jesus Christ as our Saviour from our sins. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Black Rock A.M.E. Church will celebrate its 153rd anniversary on Sunday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Paul Hull of Twin Oak Baptist Church as the guest preacher. Twin Oak and Heard’s Chapel will be the guest churches. More...

Rotary auction open to public will benefit many local projects

This year’s Washington Rotary Club Auction could be the biggest and best ever with repeats of popular past items and more new items as each club member is charged with coming up with their own special offering.  “All our businesses h More...

Tenth Miss Wilkes County Pageant returns to Pope Center on Saturday

The public is invited to see more than 50 contestants compete in Saturday evening’s tenth annual Miss ­Wilkes County Pageant as it returns to The Pope Center in Washington, where it all began in 2007.  The 2017 pageant will be dedicated to More...

Daylight Saving Time Begins March 12

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City workers give museum a new look

Painting, tree trimming, and restored landscaping will help make the Washington Historical Museum More...

News

Donation receives matching funds

Stephanie Macchia (left), president of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation, presents Dr. Joe Harris with a donation of $2,500 to the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association. More...

Jordan Dawson’s drink is winner in local 4-H Milkmake Contest

Seven Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the local Milkmake Contest in which they each created a recipe using milk or a milk product as the main ingredient to make a drink.  More...

Rev. Larry Norman is speaker for New Ford’s special service

Rev. Larry Norman will be the featured speaker at New Ford Baptist Church’s Family and Friends Day Sunday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m. Flint Hill Baptist Church is the guest church for the occasion, along with its choir.  More...

Sports

In recent Washington-Wilkes Tiger Girls Soccer action

  In recent Washington-Wilkes Tiger Girls Soccer action Vivian Johnson (left photo), Malasia Matthews (center), and Maci Marxson (right) show off their ball handling skills against an apparently lesser opponent. More...

Members of the W-W Tigers varsity boys soccer team

  Members of the W-W Tigers varsity boys soccer team are (front row, l-r) Josue Villeda, Jordy Wilkinson, Flavius Zahran, Jose Olalde, Pedro Padilla, Brenton Bailey, Gerardo Garcia, (middle) Anthony Villalta, Michael King, Tray Manago, Brian Can More...

Members of the W-W Tigers varsity girls soccer team

  Members of the W-W Tigers varsity girls soccer team are (front row, l-r) seniors Makayla Wray, Ericka Locklear, Bobbie Welch, Maci Marxsen, (middle) Erin McLeroy, Britney Tolentino, Emilee Johnson, Anna Rodriguez, Haleigh Cox, Allison Hopkins, More...

Personalities

Jack Delany honored on 73rd birthday

Jack Delany (seated right) celebrated his 73rd birthday with a visit on Saturday from his daughter and family, Gina and Ron Gay, Jessica and Jack, from Lawrenceville. More...

Amanda, Zach Dehil reveal baby's gender with tannerite explosion

Amanda and Zach Dehil had a gender reveal party on Sunday afternoon, February 26, hosted by the couple and prospective grandparents, Laurie and Dennis Dehil, at the prospective grandparents' home on Metasville Road.  More...

Annual variety show scheduled for March 19 at Smyrna UMC

The Little River United Methodist Charge, comprised of Bethel, Mt. Zion, and Smyrna churches, will have its annual Variety Show on Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m. More...