February 7, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Public input sought to make cemetery’s name finally official

The City of Washington’s Cemetery Committee will hold a public information session on Monday, February 11, from 3-3:30 p.m. More...

2019 STARs Ramirez and Moon to be honored at CofC breakfast

W-WCHS senior Johnathan M. Ramirez has been named the 2019 STAR Student for Wilkes County and he has chosen his U.S. More...

Law enforcement makes arrests during month

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...

Improvements begun at Resthaven

The City of Washington Stormwater and Wastewater Distribution Crew is currently working in Rest­haven Cemetery to make stormwater drainage improvements at the property. Duration of the work will last for the next several weeks.  More...

Cross, Anderson receive scholarships

Tyresius Cross and George Anderson III (l-r holding certificates) were the recipients of the United Community Awareness Program’s (UCAP) scholarships given this year at the annual Sunday service during MLK weekend activities. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Trucker either got stuck or ran out of gas while delivering a low bridge

A trucker had made a wrong turn onto a small rural road when he got stuck under a low bridge.  With cars backed up for miles, a patrolman finally arrived, got out and walked around the 18-wheeler, put his hands on his hips, and said to the truck More...

Book Review

Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original

Although there are many delicious recipes in this book about Edna Lewis, it is mainly a book about her life and legacy, compiled by Sara Franklin. More...

Golden Isles offer golden opportunities for travelers

SAINT SIMONS ISLAND – For years, we have spent various holiday weekends at St. Simons Island, that alluring, inviting and charming resort settlement in Georgia’s Golden Isles. This time of the year St. More...

Obituaries

Betty Olivia Denard Stevens

Funeral services for Betty Olivia Denard Stevens, 86, of McDonough, Georgia, were held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephen Rayner officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Silver Lee Williams

Funeral services for Silver Lee Williams, 90, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Clifford Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Horace Browner

Funeral services for Horace Browner, 89, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Flint Hill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Ford Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Worship Service at 2 p. m. Sunday, March 10, 2019. Dinner will be served after the service.  .   More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

We appreciate our advertisers and local businesses

We heard a story about a very conscientious city employee and wanted to pass it on to our readers. More...

Revolutionary Days offers weekend full of activity for 240th anniversary

The 240th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek is quickly approaching. Washington will be hosting events this weekend, February 8-10, to commemorate the battle and it will offer a variety of uniquely authentic festivities. More...

Retired Marine Larry Dunn is New Ford’s BHM speaker

New Ford Baptist Church will conduct its annual Black History Program at 2:30 p.m. More...

Sign up now for Miss Wilkes County Pageant

Registration is now open for the 12th annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 23. The event will return to The Pope Center in Washington, where it began in 2007. More...

Weekend Events

Friday, February 8  PROGRAMS AT WAR HILL the site of The Battle of Kettle Creek.   More...

Where in the world is The News-Reporter...

... on the Yucatan Peninsula

Susan and Edward Pope Jr. took the “Happy New Year” edition of The News-Reporter on their trip to Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera in Cancún, Mexico, January 3-8 as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 4. More...

News

Heard and Thornton receive Booker scholarship certificates

The recipients of the Reese J. Booker Scholarship certificates are Bobby Heard and Zhanai Du’Brey Thornton. Each certificate is valued at $500.  More...

Museum to offer 3 exhibits during Revolutionary Days

Just in time for Revolutionary Days, the Washington Historical Museum is excited to present several exciting new things to see and experience.  At the top of the list is the new LIDAR radar map of the entire Kettle Creek Battlefield which will b More...

DINNER AT EIGHT, Dead by Nine

Preparations are in full swing for the Washington Little Theater’s (WLT) first murder mystery dinner theatre fundraiser on February 23 at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Carat Cupcake’s proceeds to be used for needed More...

Sports

Lester, Anderson named All-Region; girls continue season at Stratford

Washington-Wilkes Tiger seniors George Anderson III and Deondre Lester have been named to the Region 7A All-Region basketball team. Dalen Cobb, a freshman, was designated honorable mention.  More...

Historic Little League hopes to increase numbers

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Worship

The revelation to John continues

At the end of chapter 12, God completes his message of witness to the Church of Jesus Christ, and to Israel, his chosen nation of the Old Testament days, with Elijah and Moses, as God’s spokemen to the chosen nation Israel.  More...

Personalities

Hannah Eden McTier to wed Benjamin Raymond Ritchie

Carol and Troy McTier of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Eden, to Benjamin Raymond Ritchie of Whitwell, Tennessee, son of Janice and Ricky Ritchie of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of M More...

Tommy Chapman guest of honor at surprise 79th birthday party

Tommy Chapman of Norwood (center back) was surprised on his 79th birthday by the “Johnson Cousins” (l-r) Pat Thornton, Chere Spinato, Dianne Gibson, Betty Wommack, Charlotte White, and Louise McClearen, at lunch on Monday, January 21, at More...

WALLI Travel and Learn group enjoys a trip to Hickory Knob

The Washington Area Lifelong Learning Institute (WALLI) Travel and Learn group traveled to Hickory Knob on Monday, February 4.  The group enjoyed lunch and a time of fellowship.  More...