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David Broyles

Position: Staff Reporter
E-Mail Address: dbroyles@civitasmedia.com

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting super hero capes, will use this year's child abuse awareness day to encourage children to don a cape and “Be a Hero, Stop Child Abuse Now.”
Surry Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) Director Tamara Veit, Surry County Schools Bi-lingual Parent Coordinator Alejandra L

Event aims to make kids heroes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting super hero capes, will use this year's child abuse awareness day to encourage children to don a cape and “Be a Hero, Stop Child Abuse Now.” Surry Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) Director Tamara Veit, Surry County Schools Bi-lingual Parent Coordinator Alejandra L

PILOT MOUNTAIN —East Surry High's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Awareness Fair Thursday directly offered up information to students with a three-step approach: Name it, deal with it, don't use it as an excuse.
SADD Sponsor Martha Cook, and many others at the fair, spoke from personal connections to tragedies.
Cook said her h

Fair focuses on helping students find help

PILOT MOUNTAIN —East Surry High's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Awareness Fair Thursday directly offered up information to students with a three-step approach: Name it, deal with it, don't use it as an excuse. SADD Sponsor Martha Cook, and many others at the fair, spoke from personal connections to tragedies. Cook said her h

The end of icy chills and snow may be a welcome break to some and a warning to local allergy sufferers the warmer weather of spring will bring some serious discomfort along with it.
Spring allergies are primarily triggered by tree pollens and mold, and conditions in the eastern half of the country allow for these particles to be especially prolifi

Spring pollen season arriving

The end of icy chills and snow may be a welcome break to some and a warning to local allergy sufferers the warmer weather of spring will bring some serious discomfort along with it. Spring allergies are primarily triggered by tree pollens and mold, and conditions in the eastern half of the country allow for these particles to be especially prolifi

Mystery dinner theater slated April 17

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy and the Good Times Drama Club are partnering together to present the murder mystery dinner theater presentation of “The Pungent Pumpkin Poisoner.” The event is slated for Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Haymore Baptist Church located at 319 Rockford Street in Mount Airy. Tickets are $

Around eight months of speculation about Hillsville's Town Council naming a full-time police chief was decided at its regular meeting Monday night with interim chief Wesley Yonce named to the department's top spot.
Vice-Mayor Ed Terry commented afterwards that six months into his tenure as interim chief it was “apparent he was doing an outst

Yonce named Hillsville's police chief

Around eight months of speculation about Hillsville's Town Council naming a full-time police chief was decided at its regular meeting Monday night with interim chief Wesley Yonce named to the department's top spot. Vice-Mayor Ed Terry commented afterwards that six months into his tenure as interim chief it was “apparent he was doing an outst

(with 121 questions drawn from 18 different books)
DOBSON —Shoals Elementary School topped the field Friday at the annual Elementary Battle Of the Books (BOB) hosted by Rockford Elementary School. Coordinators Donna Bledsoe and LuAnne Llewellyn said this year's competition was a close one with many of the teams tied entering the final rounds

Shoals tops in Battle of Books

(with 121 questions drawn from 18 different books) DOBSON —Shoals Elementary School topped the field Friday at the annual Elementary Battle Of the Books (BOB) hosted by Rockford Elementary School. Coordinators Donna Bledsoe and LuAnne Llewellyn said this year's competition was a close one with many of the teams tied entering the final rounds

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Garlic cheesebread with Marinara sauce or Ham and cheese wrap, Green peas, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Sliced peaches, Milk. Friday — Corn dog, Carrot sticks with dip, Fresh apple, Potato chips, Milk. Monday — Chicken nuggets with rolls or Club wrap, Mashed potatoes, Glazed carrots, D

RALEIGH — SideKick Karate students recently returned from the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) State Karate Competition in Raleigh with gold, silver and bronze honors.
According to Sensei Emad Aly, the competition was especially tough for the Mount Airy team.
One highlight of the competition was Ashlee Coad, who has topped the field since 2012

SideKick earns state AAU medals

RALEIGH — SideKick Karate students recently returned from the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) State Karate Competition in Raleigh with gold, silver and bronze honors. According to Sensei Emad Aly, the competition was especially tough for the Mount Airy team. One highlight of the competition was Ashlee Coad, who has topped the field since 2012

(with 121 questions drawn from 18 different books)
DOBSON —Shoals Elementary School topped the field Friday at the annual Elementary Battle Of the Books (BOB) hosted by Rockford Elementary School. Coordinators Donna Bledsoe and LuAnne Llewellyn said this year's competition was a close one with many of the teams tied entering the final rounds

Shoals tops in Battle of Books

(with 121 questions drawn from 18 different books) DOBSON —Shoals Elementary School topped the field Friday at the annual Elementary Battle Of the Books (BOB) hosted by Rockford Elementary School. Coordinators Donna Bledsoe and LuAnne Llewellyn said this year's competition was a close one with many of the teams tied entering the final rounds

A Jones Intermediate School fifth grader's shyness has become a reason to say “why not” instead of “why.”
School officials report Paxton Reece's ability to push aside her qualms and step up to the plate has earned her the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award.
The $500 scholarship makes her the third student from the

Jones student is named award recipient

A Jones Intermediate School fifth grader's shyness has become a reason to say “why not” instead of “why.” School officials report Paxton Reece's ability to push aside her qualms and step up to the plate has earned her the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award. The $500 scholarship makes her the third student from the

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Schools are hoping to spark a culture change among local families to combat prescription drug abuse. This year marks the fifth year a student task force has planned and held programs shared in schools.
The task force's efforts this year included training more than 18 middle and high school students to go into el

Students teach about drug dangers

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Schools are hoping to spark a culture change among local families to combat prescription drug abuse. This year marks the fifth year a student task force has planned and held programs shared in schools. The task force's efforts this year included training more than 18 middle and high school students to go into el

The Mount Airy Downtown Business Association's annual Spring “Downtown Rocks the Runway” fashion show is scheduled for Saturday, beginning at Old North State Winery at 1 p.m.
According to DBA spokesperson Jennie Lowry, the semi-annual fashion show will feature all the latest spring apparel and accessories offered by Downtown Mount Airy

Downtown fashion show to benefit the hungry

The Mount Airy Downtown Business Association's annual Spring “Downtown Rocks the Runway” fashion show is scheduled for Saturday, beginning at Old North State Winery at 1 p.m. According to DBA spokesperson Jennie Lowry, the semi-annual fashion show will feature all the latest spring apparel and accessories offered by Downtown Mount Airy

Chronic disease support group to start

A group of Central United Methodist Church members are hoping to form a group to support people with chronic illnesses, with the first steps planning for April 16. The initial meeting of the group is slated to be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. that day. Organizer Suzette Sharp said the initial date for the first meeting had been decided last week. &#

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Beef nachos or hot ham and cheese, Pinto beans, Romaine salad wit tomatoes, Sliced peaches, Milk. Friday — Taco soup with cheese quesadilla or Chicken tenders with roll, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Baked potato, Fresh orange, Milk. Monday — Popcorn chicken with roll or BBQ chicken san

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Middle School (PMMS) topped the field at the annual Surry County Schools Middle School Battle of the Books Friday morning.
The win leaves the school with an unbroken string of wins since 2008 in the district event. Gentry Middle was second, Central Middle finished third and Meadowview Magnet Middle School was

Pilot Mountain wins Battle Of Books

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Middle School (PMMS) topped the field at the annual Surry County Schools Middle School Battle of the Books Friday morning. The win leaves the school with an unbroken string of wins since 2008 in the district event. Gentry Middle was second, Central Middle finished third and Meadowview Magnet Middle School was

A three-vehicle accident in Surry County where Interstate 77 North and Interstate 74 merge sent two individuals to Northern Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The incident is still under investigation as hazardous materials crews are mopping up leaking fuel oil.
Immediate details were scarce as officials were working the accident sce

Three vehicle accident on I-77 sends two to hospital

A three-vehicle accident in Surry County where Interstate 77 North and Interstate 74 merge sent two individuals to Northern Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The incident is still under investigation as hazardous materials crews are mopping up leaking fuel oil. Immediate details were scarce as officials were working the accident sce

A three-vehicle accident Thursday in Surry County where Interstate 77 North and Interstate 74 merge sent two individuals to Northern Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The incident, which occurred around 11:15 a.m., was still under investigation late Thursday.
Officials said more than 100 gallons of fuel oil was lost at the 100-foot a

Probe continues in three-vehicle I-77 crash

A three-vehicle accident Thursday in Surry County where Interstate 77 North and Interstate 74 merge sent two individuals to Northern Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The incident, which occurred around 11:15 a.m., was still under investigation late Thursday. Officials said more than 100 gallons of fuel oil was lost at the 100-foot a

Meadowview Magnet receives $5,000 grant

Research Triangle Park — The Surry County School system is looking to improve on its biotechnology components of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a $5,000 grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation Ignite the Power of STEM Grants of Triangle Community Foundation. Jeff Edwards, a county school official, said the funds w

Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) is opening up its second fundraising event, the “Green & White Ball” to the community this year. The ball is slated for March 21 at Cross Creek Country Club.
The event is being staged by MCA's Campaign For Achievement (CFA) group, which is chaired by Dawn Rook. According to Volunteer Coordinator Tob

Millennium to hold 'Green & White' ball on March 21

Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) is opening up its second fundraising event, the “Green & White Ball” to the community this year. The ball is slated for March 21 at Cross Creek Country Club. The event is being staged by MCA's Campaign For Achievement (CFA) group, which is chaired by Dawn Rook. According to Volunteer Coordinator Tob

Hillsville Town Council supported a resolution at its regular March 9 meeting to make sure more see the light, a caution light, at Carroll County Middle School. The lights will be installed at no cost to the town. Carroll County School Board Chairman Brain Spencer and Vice Chairman Joey Haynes presented the request to council.
Spencer explained th

Council signals support of resolution for middle school caution lights

Hillsville Town Council supported a resolution at its regular March 9 meeting to make sure more see the light, a caution light, at Carroll County Middle School. The lights will be installed at no cost to the town. Carroll County School Board Chairman Brain Spencer and Vice Chairman Joey Haynes presented the request to council. Spencer explained th





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