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David Broyles

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

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Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little told the Mount Airy Board of Education at its Dec. 16 business meeting its resolution asking for more local control over scheduling its school year has been moved to a Department of Instruction Committee who is reviewing the request.
Similar resolutions have also been approved by the Surry

School resolution goes to state committee

Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little told the Mount Airy Board of Education at its Dec. 16 business meeting its resolution asking for more local control over scheduling its school year has been moved to a Department of Instruction Committee who is reviewing the request. Similar resolutions have also been approved by the Surry

The Embers are slated to return Dec. 20 with their annual Christmas show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
According to Surry Arts Council organizers the show will be held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus tax and may be purchased online at www.surryarts.org or by calling 336-786-7998.
Earle Theatre Facilities Manager

Embers Christmas show is Dec. 20

The Embers are slated to return Dec. 20 with their annual Christmas show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. According to Surry Arts Council organizers the show will be held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus tax and may be purchased online at www.surryarts.org or by calling 336-786-7998. Earle Theatre Facilities Manager

The Mount Airy Board of Education's unanimous approval of a Language Leaders Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program Tuesday night followed around five persons sharing various opinions on the effort. The meeting was held at Tharrington Primary School.
The dissenting opinion presented during the public comments portion of the business meeting came fr

Board approves language immersion program

The Mount Airy Board of Education's unanimous approval of a Language Leaders Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program Tuesday night followed around five persons sharing various opinions on the effort. The meeting was held at Tharrington Primary School. The dissenting opinion presented during the public comments portion of the business meeting came fr

No injuries were reported in a single car accident Tuesday afternoon in downtown Mount Airy with resulted in damage to the store front of Walker's Soda Fountain at 175 North Main.
According to Mount Airy Police Department Patrol Officer Todd Bledsoe the incident resulted in damages estimated at $25,000 to the building.
According to the preliminar

No injuries as car smashes building

No injuries were reported in a single car accident Tuesday afternoon in downtown Mount Airy with resulted in damage to the store front of Walker's Soda Fountain at 175 North Main. According to Mount Airy Police Department Patrol Officer Todd Bledsoe the incident resulted in damages estimated at $25,000 to the building. According to the preliminar

North Surry's Greyhound Sounds brought the jolly to downtown Mount Airy shoppers and businesses Tuesday afternoon as they performed a variety of Christmas carols.
Waitstaff at Snappy Lunch paused, leaned out and smiled as the group of 23 students crooned “Have Yourself A Merry Christmas.” Applause followed the musical numbers, some fro

North Surry's Greyhound Sounds brought the jolly to downtown Mount Airy shoppers and businesses Tuesday afternoon as they performed a variety of Christmas carols. Waitstaff at Snappy Lunch paused, leaned out and smiled as the group of 23 students crooned “Have Yourself A Merry Christmas.” Applause followed the musical numbers, some fro

Mount Airy City Schools Child Nutrition Director Elke Boyd died early Tuesday morning after a second bout with cancer. According to information provided by school officials, Boyd had been an employee of the MACS since September of 2007.
She had more than 15 years of experience in the state and county. Boyd held a masters of education in health pro

City schools child nutrition director dies

Mount Airy City Schools Child Nutrition Director Elke Boyd died early Tuesday morning after a second bout with cancer. According to information provided by school officials, Boyd had been an employee of the MACS since September of 2007. She had more than 15 years of experience in the state and county. Boyd held a masters of education in health pro

Organizers of last year's Mount Airy City Schools' Community Night are predicting this year's event will be even better. According to B.H. Tharrington Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) spokesperson Reagan Tidd, the celebration will include bounce houses and informational tables on schools, school clubs and school programs.
The community night is s

City schools set community night event

Organizers of last year's Mount Airy City Schools' Community Night are predicting this year's event will be even better. According to B.H. Tharrington Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) spokesperson Reagan Tidd, the celebration will include bounce houses and informational tables on schools, school clubs and school programs. The community night is s

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary teacher Sarah Yopp invited her grandmother, Sarah “Gamma” Arnold, to class Monday morning to talk about polio.
The disease was referenced in Joyce Hostetter's book “Blue,” which students have been studying.
The 88-year-old told the class about working as a medical technician in various po

Polio victim ties book “Blue” to the real world for students

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary teacher Sarah Yopp invited her grandmother, Sarah “Gamma” Arnold, to class Monday morning to talk about polio. The disease was referenced in Joyce Hostetter's book “Blue,” which students have been studying. The 88-year-old told the class about working as a medical technician in various po

Millennium Charter Academy's featured speaker at its fifth grade Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation Friday morning borrowed from the tradition of the film character of Rocky Balboa.
Mount Airy Christian Church Pastor David Kern said the movies about the fictional boxer had inspired him. He said the quote was a speech the boxer gave

Students hear lessons from 'Rocky'

Millennium Charter Academy's featured speaker at its fifth grade Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation Friday morning borrowed from the tradition of the film character of Rocky Balboa. Mount Airy Christian Church Pastor David Kern said the movies about the fictional boxer had inspired him. He said the quote was a speech the boxer gave

Austin Caviness told local elected officials Thursday night at Cross Creek Country Club he viewed them as a “room full of people who are doing what the Lord has called you to do.”
The former meteorologist, who now serves as a pastor at Salem Fork Christian Church, made his remarks quaring the Quarterly Conference of Locally Elected Off

Speaker: elected officials are called to service

Austin Caviness told local elected officials Thursday night at Cross Creek Country Club he viewed them as a “room full of people who are doing what the Lord has called you to do.” The former meteorologist, who now serves as a pastor at Salem Fork Christian Church, made his remarks quaring the Quarterly Conference of Locally Elected Off

During an economic climate where larger companies are closing and downsizing, two of Mount Airy's most enduring businesses, Merritt Supply & Mount Airy Saw and Mower, are expanding as the two separate businesses look to move into a new location.
Brady Johnson, operator for Mount Airy Saw and Mower and who grew up in the family businesses, sees

Local business readies for new home

During an economic climate where larger companies are closing and downsizing, two of Mount Airy's most enduring businesses, Merritt Supply & Mount Airy Saw and Mower, are expanding as the two separate businesses look to move into a new location. Brady Johnson, operator for Mount Airy Saw and Mower and who grew up in the family businesses, sees

DOBSON — On the diamond, members of the Surry Community College baseball team unite in a common goal, doing everything in their power to help the Knights win.
Recently the Knights came together with an even bigger goal in mind, that of helping their fellow man.
For the ninth consecutive year, the Surry Community College baseball team helped

Surry Knights baseball players assist food drive

DOBSON — On the diamond, members of the Surry Community College baseball team unite in a common goal, doing everything in their power to help the Knights win. Recently the Knights came together with an even bigger goal in mind, that of helping their fellow man. For the ninth consecutive year, the Surry Community College baseball team helped

More than 100 North Surry students were treated to breakfast Thursday morning at Chick-fil-A to celebrate the Student Government Association's raising $4,000 to benefit the annual Sheriff's Toy Drive. The participants from four classes represented classes collecting more than $500 in donations each.
According to SGA Advisor Daron Atkins, the fundr

More than 100 North Surry students were treated to breakfast Thursday morning at Chick-fil-A to celebrate the Student Government Association's raising $4,000 to benefit the annual Sheriff's Toy Drive. The participants from four classes represented classes collecting more than $500 in donations each. According to SGA Advisor Daron Atkins, the fundr

DOBSON —A grant is being used by the Surry County Schools to “teach the teachers” in more effective teaching strategies as the district takes needed time to address what it considers more rigorous state standards and higher End of Grade (EOG) testing cut-off scores.
The fundamental purpose of the project is to change how teachers

Grant to fund new thinking on mathematics in county schools

DOBSON —A grant is being used by the Surry County Schools to “teach the teachers” in more effective teaching strategies as the district takes needed time to address what it considers more rigorous state standards and higher End of Grade (EOG) testing cut-off scores. The fundamental purpose of the project is to change how teachers

The Surry Arts Council's new, classic movie series is set to give patrons a chance to “get the big picture,” in a manner of speaking as it opens Dec. 19 with director Frank Capra's 1946 Christmas fantasy “It's a Wonderful Life.” The historic Earle Theatre will serve as the venue for the series.
The classic series movies wil

Classic movies coming to Earle

The Surry Arts Council's new, classic movie series is set to give patrons a chance to “get the big picture,” in a manner of speaking as it opens Dec. 19 with director Frank Capra's 1946 Christmas fantasy “It's a Wonderful Life.” The historic Earle Theatre will serve as the venue for the series. The classic series movies wil

Babysitter, 1 child escaped

Further details have emerged in connection with a Sunday residential structure fire at 819 Banner Street, Apartment 2 that resulted in the death of a 2-year-old at the residence. Mount Airy Fire Chief Zane Poindexter described the accidental cooking fire in the kitchen which caused the blaze as a cooking grease fire which spread from the stove are

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary students who participated in the “Hour of Code” on Tuesday were getting the knack of telling a computer what to do instead of just doing what the computer says to do.
“You are going to be computer programmers today,” Copeland Media Coordinator Rebecca Bennett told Tracie Whitaker's second

Hour of Code

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary students who participated in the “Hour of Code” on Tuesday were getting the knack of telling a computer what to do instead of just doing what the computer says to do. “You are going to be computer programmers today,” Copeland Media Coordinator Rebecca Bennett told Tracie Whitaker's second

Meadowview middle teams look to state FLL tourney

Meadowview Magnet Middle School's regional First Lego League (FLL) competition is set to continue Jan. 17 and on Jan. 18 at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro in the state FLL tournament. “This is so very exciting,” said Science Institute Coordinator Jeff Edwards. “This particular group has a new coach and is

A Surry Early College student chose to combine her senior project with the Surry Community College Student Fall Art Show as a fundraiser to inspire other young artists.
Mikayla Kulsziski said she decided not only to exhibit her artwork but sell her creations at the reception to benefit the Dreaming Zebra Foundation. Kulsziski chose the charity bec

Aspiring artist sells works to benefit foundation

A Surry Early College student chose to combine her senior project with the Surry Community College Student Fall Art Show as a fundraiser to inspire other young artists. Mikayla Kulsziski said she decided not only to exhibit her artwork but sell her creations at the reception to benefit the Dreaming Zebra Foundation. Kulsziski chose the charity bec

Authorities have determined the cause of the Sunday evening blaze that killed a 2-year-old boy as a cooking fire, and released the identity of the victim.
Two-year-old Jivani Quinones was pronounced dead at Northern Hospital, according to Mount Airy Fire Chief Zane Poindexter. He said firefighters located the child inside the building and immediat

Fatal fire began in kitchen

Authorities have determined the cause of the Sunday evening blaze that killed a 2-year-old boy as a cooking fire, and released the identity of the victim. Two-year-old Jivani Quinones was pronounced dead at Northern Hospital, according to Mount Airy Fire Chief Zane Poindexter. He said firefighters located the child inside the building and immediat





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