January 3, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

December arrests track activity of Wilkes Co. law enforcement

A variety of charges were filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during the past month. The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

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Opinions

Jokes can get to be really bad at times, but the Bible contains no bad scripture

Do you know why they closed the restaurant on the moon? It had no atmosphere.  What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta.  Why did the scarecrow win an award? More...

Book Review

Garden of Lamentations

Garden of Lamentations is the 17th book in Deborah Crombie’s detective series about Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. More...

Hopeful for responsibility, accountability, integrity, selflessness

DALLAS – Reflecting back on the holidays, this Cowboys’ town is where we have spent Christmas for 16 years. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Young Gunter

Funeral services for Margaret Young Gunter, 81, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Aonia, Georgia. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Eula Holloway Williamson Cartledge

Funeral services for Eula Holloway (Hollie) Williamson Cartledge, 87, were held at Lincolnton Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 2 p.m with Rev. Tripp Goodwin officiating. Interment followed in the Lincolnton City Cemetery. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

When Jesus died on the cross for all of mankind, His body was buried in the grave for three days before He resurrected from the grave as the fulfillment of God’s salvation for mankind over sin in mankind’s life.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 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...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Last white Christmas was in 2010

We didn’t get a white Christmas this year, but we found out when we did have one. Presley Blakey emailed to say, “I was enjoying my News-Reporter and reading Kitty Bits. I really do enjoy it and especially what happened in the past. More...

Breaking News - 1/3/2019 2:41 PM

FIEVET PHARMACY ROBBED AT GUNPOINT - Free Access

INVESTIGATORS SEEK INFORMATION

Just before closing time at Fievet Pharmacy yesterday, Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at about 5:50 p.m., two black males entered the store and took an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and prescription medications. More...

Chamber’s annual banquet set for Pope Center Jan. 26; Canfor’s McGregor to speak

Coming up three weeks from Saturday, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its most recent year of advancement and honor its outstanding members and contributors. More...

Community blood drive today at First Methodist Church 2-6

January is Blood Donor Month, so what better way to celebrate than to attend the next Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive on January 3. More...

News

Cruisers donate to therapy department

Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club President George Brooks and President Elect Barry Holloway present a check to George Foster (center), manager of the Physical Therapy Department at Wills Memorial Hospit More...

Bible Institute has first grads, will begin in fourth year Mon.

Victory Baptist Church’s Bible Institute will begin its fourh year at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019. More...

Theater season tickets still available but Early Birds have only until Jan. 15

January 15, 2019, is the deadline to purchase 2019 Early Bird Season Tickets for the Washington Little Theater Company (WLTC). More...

Sports

Tiger wrestling team to compete at home Tue.

A promising team of young wrestlers had the opporunity to get started earlier than usual this year and Coach Tommy Saggus reports that the 2018- 2019 Tigers have assembled one of the largest team at least in recent years.  More...

Former Tiger sets record, gets bowl’s MVP trophy

Bradley “Stick” Jefferson, a former Washington-Wilkes Tiger star and a 2015 graduate of W-WCHS, has been honored with a pinnacle achievement for his continued football prowess.  More...

Boys, girls cagers struggling with total of only two wins

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball seasons for both the boys and girls teams are halfway through the season and results are not good. More...

Personalities

Rider Holmes enjoys birthday celebrations with family, friends

Rider Holmes, son of Lizzie and Justin Holmes of Cookeville, Tennessee, was seven years old on December 15. He was honored on several occasions.  More...

Iris Garden Club to hear information on beekeeping from Kathleen Bourn

Kathleen Bourn of Canon will be the guest speaker and present a most informative and interesting program on beekeeping to members of the Iris Garden Club and anyone interested in the subject of beekeeping at the meeting Tuesday, January 8, at 10 a.m. More...

New Beginnings

Metz Asher Davis   Angela and Blake Davis of Tignall announce the birth of their son, Metz Asher, on Wednesday, December 19 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Metz weighed 8 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 20.1 inches long. More...