December 31, 2009 RSS feed / News

Roberson, Gowen, Griffin write top Patriot’s Pen essays for VFW

Tiffany Roberson was the first place winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest which recently involved the writing skills of students at Washington-Wilkes Middle School. In second place was Kasey Gowen, and Logan Griffin finished third. More...

Annual UCAP breakfast will celebrate King’s life Jan. 16

The annual celebration of the life of the late Martin Luther King Jr. More...

in the world is The News-Reporter

... braving frozen hunting grounds

Identifying themselves as “The Wild Bunch,” this kaleidoscopic bunch of ne’er-do-wells took their News-Reporter pheasant hunting in Concordia, Kansas, where the temperature was a crisp 20 degrees with a nippy 15 mph breeze. More...

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... in the West Indies More...

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... in nearly two feet of snow

David and Tiffany Cole had their News-Reporter with them in Westminster, Maryland, where they experienced a record 20-inch snowfall. Tiffany just barely made it back home to Westminster after visiting her grandmother, Belle Story, in Washington. More...

4-H’er supports animal shelter

Kathleen Storrin, a junior 4-H member, held a dog and cat food fund-raiser for the Wilkes County animal shelter on Sunday, December 20, and collected seven bags and four cans of dog food, eight bags a More...

Santa visits “The Blue Goose”

On December 18, the members of VFW Post 5899 hosted veterans from the disabled veterans hospital in Augusta, students from Georgia T.A.S.C., and residents from Heritage Health Care for a holiday dinne More...

Drunk driving, assaults, property crime lead latest roundup of Wilkes arrests

Drunk driving arrests, along with arrests for minor assaults and property crimes, led the latest roundup of Wilkes County arrests as recorded at the Cecil A. Moore Law Enforcement Center during the period November 26 through December 26.   More...

Kindergarten students present Christmas all over the world

Accompanied by teacher Darren Pharr, more than 100 kindergarten students sang Christmas songs from around the world for an audience of parents and grandparents that filled the cafeteria of Washington- More...

Kiwanians hear joyful music

Jo Randall (from left), Tom Duggan, Lykah Mora, Shay Harris, and Leah Rogers joined the Washington Kiwanis Club for lunch and then sang “entertaining and enjoyable” Christmas songs for the More...

Use rechargeables, remember to recycle old batteries properly

During the holidays, we scour the stores for the newest gadgets and electronics to give as gifts. But, some people forget new animatronic animals and game system remotes need batteries to operate.   More...

Holiday break lasts until January 6; basketball, wrestling teams compete

Students and teachers are enjoying a restful holiday until January 6. The last week before the winter break, students took final exams. The tests were administered Monday through Thursday, with a different subject tested each day. More...

STOCK OF THE WEEK

Family Dollar Stores (FDO/NYSE)

FDO provides an attractive means of investing in the economy the way it is now as opposed to the way it will hopefully be.   Simply put, in hard times with unemployment very high more people are shopping at Family Dollar than ever before. More...

Outdoor activities or museums are good winter family outings

The temperature has dropped, and sunsets come earlier. This year, don’t let the changing season pass you by. There are many fun activities this exciting time of year, both outdoors and in, that you can take advantage of with your children. More...

Women’s Bible Study to be offered at FBC beginning January 7

The First Baptist Church, Washington, will begin another Bible study for women on Thursday, January 7.   The title of the study is “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed,” and is a study of the life of King David. More...

Merry King Neville gets nursing degree, earns GBCN honors

Merry King Neville graduated from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) on December 10, 2009. More...

Citizens make sure local seniors are remembered

Wilkes County citizens responded to a last-minute call for gift shoeboxes for seniors, and ensured that more than 120 senior residents of nursing homes were remembered at Christmas this year.   More...