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Saying good-bye to their school careers

Wilkes County retiring teachers and other school system employees recognized by Superintendent Dr. More...

Summer programs at library to begin with ‘Snake Master’

Steve Scruggs, the “Snake Master,” will educate children and adults about different kinds of snakes and their habitats in a special program at the Mary Willis Library next Wednesday, June 6, at 10 a.m.  On Thursday, May 31, children More...

Dr. Green to be keynote speaker at Mark’s Tabernacle anniversary

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Larry L. Hill, this Sunday, June 2, at 11:30 a.m. with Dr. Kisha Russell Green of Atlanta as the keynote speaker.  More...

Alyssa P. Silvey on spring Dean’s List at Brenau Univ.

Alyssa P. Silvey of Washington achieved Brenau University Dean’s List honors for the spring 2018 semester. More...

Old photo of the week

This week’s old photo features some finely-dressed couples dancing at what we think was the “Multi-Purpose Center,” now the Pope Center. We recognize several of them. More...

Chapman descendants join celebration

In honor of their father, descendants of Matthew Chapman joined the Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church family in celebrating its 120th anniversary. More...

Energy-saving tips for renters

Everyone has some control over their energy use and bills. Renters usually cannot add insulation or new windows, but there are several a renter can do to save money. Below are some things you can do to save energy and money.  More...

Crown Vic is most popular at Cruise-in

Harold Holloway and his 1955 Crown Victoria won the People’s Choice award out of 62 registered cars at the Memory Lane Cruisers’ Spring Cruise-in on The Square Saturday, May 12. More...

Fountain Campground invites all to attend worship from June 3-10

Established in 1822, Fountain Campground is still going strong as a nondenominational campground and invites all faiths to attend and worship this year June 3-10.  A Sunday night youth service on June 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Tignall News

Boy, Memorial Day just snuck up on me! Why did it come so quickly when we just got into May? I know, I have been busy with all the graduation hoopla! Our grandson, Curt Gammon, is graduating and that has been foremost in my mind. More...

New sousaphone will shine at games, parades

Morgan Dodson shows off the new sousaphone purchased by the W-WCHS Tiger Band to replace one that is more than 20 years old. More...

Teen Pregnancy Prevention is ‘Making a Difference’

Wilkes County Community Partnership, Inc. More...

Top citizens for May chosen at W-WPS

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced the “citizens”chosen for the month of May who were picked for “acting responsibly.” To be chosen, these students often followed all classroom rules, cleaned their tray area in the More...

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While I am growing a bit weary from all the rain we have had recently, I have enjoyed watching the birds in my yard. As I type this, I am looking at a cardinal hop along the porch railing. More...

Mark’s Tabernacle celebrates church’s 120th anniversary

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church, the second oldest black Baptist church in the city of Washington, celebrated its 120th Anniversary on May 6, at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Larry L. Hill is pastor.  More...

Class of 2018 graduates at Briarwood

Briarwood Academy Class of 2018 graduates with Wilkes County connections include (l-r) Ford Walker, Savannah Echols, Nicolas Karamihalis, First Honor Graduate Zachary Hill, Lance Lewis, and Mathew an More...

Skate Night is coming Monday on The Square

Family summer fun begins Monday night, June 4, as Downtown Washington sponsors the first “Summer Skate Nights on The Square” of the season.  From 5:30-7 p.m. The Square will be open for bikes, scooters, and skates. More...

Shoal lily canoe float reset this weekend on the Broad River

The Broad River Watershed Association (BRWA) Shoal Lily Canoe Float which was originally scheduled for May 19 has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 2, offering those participating the opportunity to view the rare shoal lily along the lower sec More...

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1. Deadpool 2 (R) Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds  2. Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth  3. Book Club (PG-13) Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda  4. Life of the Party (PG-13) Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs  5. More...