May 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

National Day of Prayer

The annual Washington-Wilkes observance of the National Day of Prayer sponsored by Wilkes Ministers United is set for noon today, Thursday, May 3, on The Square in downtown Washington and the organization is calling for the community to “unite More...

Prom royalty crowned

Washington-Wilkes seniors Zykeir Hogan and Tenoria Tate were named the king and queen of the high school prom on Saturday, April 21. The seniors were selected by their peers and crowned during prom activities at The Pope Center.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Don’t mistake Super Glue for lip balm because it might leave you speechless

Perhaps you heard about the fellow whose wife asked him to hand her the lip balm.  “I passed her Super Glue by mistake,” he said. “She’s still not talking to me.”  More...

Book Review

The Ninth Hour

Alice McDermott has written seven previous novels and a number of short stories and essays. This title refers not only to one of the hours of worship that Catholic nuns observe, but also to the hour when Jesus died. More...

Steve ‘out-married himself’ when he got Madeline

LOS ANGELES – As we moseyed down from their home in Hollywood Hills to a restaurant which had the feel of a hacienda, the Hearth and the Hound on Sunset Blvd., Madeline Stuart, the accomplished interior designer, said to her writer husband, Ste More...

Worship

The revelation of Christ to us

As John has his vision into Heaven on the Island of Patmos, he hears the voice of Jesus instructing him concerning what Jesus wants him to write to the Churches of the ages, the seven churches representing all of time to come.  More...

Personalities

Xi Zeta Delta installs new officers at recent Founders Day Celebration

Sheree Royal was installed as president of the Xi Zeta Delta chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, at the annual Founders Day Celebration Monday, April 23, at Wings and Things.  Other new officers are Kim Winfrey, vice-president; Angie Gilland, treasurer; De More...

Parker and Elliott to speak at next W-W Historical Foundation meeting

Anyone especially interested in what is happening in the City of Washington with historical preservation and historical properties should attend the upcoming quarterly meeting of the Washington Wilkes Historical Foundation on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p More...

New Beginnings

Maelyn Marie Brown   Alison and Beau Brown of Newnan announce the birth of their daughter, Maelyn Marie, on Thursday, April 19, at Piedmont Hospital in Fayetteville. Maelyn weighed 6 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 18 inches long. More...

Runway extension at W-W Airport promises boost to traffic, economy

The long-time goal of a 5,000-foot runway at the Washington-Wilkes Municipal Airport will finally become a reality probably within the next year because of state funding made available earlier this year. More...

Main Steet Washington is awarded accreditation for ‘exemplary commitment’

Main Street Washington has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. More...

Thousands remember Vietnam at The Wall That Heals

A stirring speech by Retired General Samuel Wakefield was given during the formal opening ceremony for The Wall That Heals Thursday, April 26, in the gymnasium at Curry Colvin Recreational Center in Lincolnton.  More...

Drug charges, aggravated child molestation, assault, theft top charges in month’s arrests

Drug charges, child molestation, assault, and burglary, were among the more serious charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during April and late March. More...

News

W-WPS selects best April ‘citizens’

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its top “citizens” for the month of April. These citizens were recognized for “having a positive attitude” all month. More...

FCCLA members will compete at national level next month

Five students from Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School’s chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) advanced to the national level with their competitions at the organization’s state conference at the Sher More...

Tea party planned for next Tuesday at Mary Willis Library

The Mary Willis Library will be having its annual tea party Tuesday, May 8 at 4 p.m. The tea party this year is for children ages 4-12. After a lesson on tea etiquette, the boys and girls will engage in the timeless act of having tea. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Shenanigans enjoys successful day

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Sports

Three Tigers will further their football careers

At Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Monday morning, family members, coaches, and supporters joined three W-W Tiger athletes as they signed to continue playing football after they leave W-W More...

Tiger diamondmen end season but score big time with two triple plays

The season ended for the Washington Wilkes Tiger baseball team last weekend as Johnson County won two in a row on Friday, April 27, to eliminate W-W from post-season action. More...

Strong Marion County team takes Tigers out of playoffs

The W-W Tiger girls tennis team ended its 2018 season with a hard-fought Elite Eight match against a strong Marion County team on the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School courts Wednesday, April 25. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 5 p.m.  .  More...