March 16, 2017 RSS feed / News

Skipping rope for heart health

More than 40 rope jumpers raised over $1,460 as Washington-Wilkes Primary School third graders participated in the American Heart Association Jump Rope for the Heart event on Friday, March 3. More...

Activities at library continue in March; all are free to public

Activities continue at the Mary Willis Library during March.  On every third Wednesday at 2 p.m., the library hosts Movie Day for the Bartram Book Club.  On March 20 a STEAM workshop at 4 p.m. More...

LWREA scholarship applications are now available for seniors

High school seniors from Lincoln and Wilkes Counties may now apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA).  More...

New rural council could help identify economic opportunity

We spent much of our time this week reviewing Senate bills in House committee meetings to ensure that each bill is fully vetted before its final passage.  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...

Presbyterian Reynolds Circle meets March 7 in the manse

The Reynolds Circle of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met on Tuesday afternoon, March 7, in the manse.  Hostess, Cheryl Young served chocolate/pistachio eclair cake with sliced fresh strawberries and tea or coffee during a time of fellowsh More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set for March 17 at W-WES at 7

The 35th annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. Auditions for the talent show will be held March 15 at 6 p.m.  More...

Pleasant Grove Baptist celebrates Black History with special program

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rayle celebrated Black History Sunday, February 26, as organizer Sis. Francine Towns created an environment taking attendees back in time, reminding them just how far God has brought them.  More...

Interns work onsite for FCCIS

Za’Kia Booker and Alexandria Malone, both W-WCHS seniors on track to graduate this May have been working in the administrative offices of Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes More...

Tignall News

The snow came in fast here in Tignall Sunday morning with the largest flakes I have ever seen. Just when it started to stick, it went away just as fast. I was just imagining the azaleas and the wisteria peeping out from the snow. More...

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Completes GED in four months

Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) congratulated Maya Anne Mitchell (center) for achieving her goal of a GED diploma in less than four months at the Washington-Wilk More...

Ramblers take interest in battlefield’s wildflowers

Georgia Botanical Garden Conservation Botanist Linda Chafin recently brought a dozen nature ramblers to the Kettle Creek Battlefield because they were especially interested in the relatively rare wildflowers of the site.  More...

LWREA honors academic excellence

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) honored Wilkes County middle and high school students for their academic excellence for the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year and fo More...

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Republicans to elect delegates to district, state conventions

Republican Party members and citizens from across Wilkes County will meet Saturday, March 18, at Talk of the Town, on The Square, to elect the county’s delegates to the party’s district and state conventions.  More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle meets on March 7 at First Methodist

The Cornelia Johnson Circle met on Tuesday, March 7, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Judy Thompson, president, greeted everyone.  Following the opening prayer by Lori McCalvin, everyone enjoyed delicious refreshments More...

World History class studies importance of Africa

Students in Allen White’s World History class at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School made posters about African countries to acknowledge Black History Month, in February. More...

FBLA members noted at state convention

Washington-Wilkes Middle School FBLA members attended the state conference in Perry on February 28 after having worked hard and tested in the middle of the month at the state level in various competitive events.  More...

RAYLE NEWS

Youth at Sardis Baptist Church are practicing for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. They will be singing and practice for that is being held during children’s church on Sundays. More...

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1. Logan (R) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart  2. Get Out (R) Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams  3. The Shack (PG-13) Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer  4. The LEGO Batman Movie (PG) animated  5. More...