March 9, 2017 RSS feed / News

Donation receives matching funds

Stephanie Macchia (left), president of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation, presents Dr. Joe Harris with a donation of $2,500 to the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association. More...

Rev. Larry Norman is speaker for New Ford’s special service

Rev. Larry Norman will be the featured speaker at New Ford Baptist Church’s Family and Friends Day Sunday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m. Flint Hill Baptist Church is the guest church for the occasion, along with its choir.  More...

Do you know where Daylight Saving Time came from?

The practice of daylight saving has been in place for nearly 100 years – since 1918 – thanks to Pittsburg industrialist Robert Garland who motivated America’s adoption of the European notion that man should alter time. More...

Mobile dental program underway at W-WPS

The mobile dental program serving families within the East Central Health District has begun a new partnership with the Wilkes County School System.  More...

Activities at library continue in March; all are free to public

Activities continue at the Mary Willis Library during March. A children’s craft workshop will be held Monday, March 13, at 4 p.m. More...

Shifting focus toward strengthening economy

With “Crossover Day” behind us, we now shift our focus to passing legislation that strengthens our economy and state before the legislature adjourns at midnight on March 30.  TAX  REFORM  More...

New practice for seniors now open

Dr. Wesley Seabolt (second from left) and the staff of the new Wills Memorial Hospital Senior Wellness Program began accepting referrals on Monday, March 6 in the Simpson Building on Gordon Street. More...

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Youth at Sardis Baptist Church are practicing for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. They will be singing and practice for that is being held during children’s church on Sundays. More...

Jordan Dawson’s drink is winner in local 4-H Milkmake Contest

Seven Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the local Milkmake Contest in which they each created a recipe using milk or a milk product as the main ingredient to make a drink.  More...

LWREA scholarship applications are now available for seniors

High school seniors from Lincoln and Wilkes Counties may now apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA).  More...

Parents can ‘Take a Sneak Peek’ at W-WPS welcoming event Tue.

All parents of upcoming students registered for kindergarten during the 2017-2018 school year are invited to “Take a Sneak Peek at Kindergarten” at Washington-­Wilkes Primary School where teachers and paraprofessionals are already prepari More...

4-H’ers learn sewing techniques from Classic South Quilting Guild

Eight Wilkes County 4-H’ers recently participated in a five-week workshop in sewing taught by the Classic South Quilting Guild ladies and volunteers at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. More...

Business picks up as legislature nears Cross-over Day

On Friday, March 3 we reached legislative day 28, also known as “Crossover Day.” Crossover Day is typically one of the longest days of our legislative session, and we worked into the night to pass meaningful and significant House bills to More...

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Kiwanis Talent Showcase is planned for March 17 at elementary school

The 35th annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 7 at 10 a.m. More...

Congressman Hice invites students in ’17 art competition

Congressman Jody Hice has announced that he invites students in grades 9-12 to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. More...

Tignall News

While Richard and I are going to ball games four times during the week, Albert and Eudora Huyck are involved in their grandchildren in a different way. More...