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David Broyles

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

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DOBSON — The American Legion 18th District 2015 Oratorical Contest Saturday morning at Surry Community College had succeeded before it began by the mere presence of a high school senior prepared to speak passionately about the U.S. Constitution.
East Forsyth High School senior Keaton Sapp, a self-described flannel wearing, comic book enthusi

DOBSON — The American Legion 18th District 2015 Oratorical Contest Saturday morning at Surry Community College had succeeded before it began by the mere presence of a high school senior prepared to speak passionately about the U.S. Constitution. East Forsyth High School senior Keaton Sapp, a self-described flannel wearing, comic book enthusi

The L.H. Jones Family Resource Center once again promises a “Hunka hunka” food and fun at its second “Eatin' With Elvis” covered-dish meal and karaoke auction on Wednesday beginning at noon.
“We were all sitting around brainstorming ideas to get more persons interested in the senior center last year and someone made a

'Eatin' With Elvis' returns to Family Resource Center

The L.H. Jones Family Resource Center once again promises a “Hunka hunka” food and fun at its second “Eatin' With Elvis” covered-dish meal and karaoke auction on Wednesday beginning at noon. “We were all sitting around brainstorming ideas to get more persons interested in the senior center last year and someone made a

Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little gave participants at the system's second community night Thursday three challenges.
“First, thank any staff member you see for all that they do for our community. They give so much with little fanfare and let's make them feel appreciated tonight,” said Little.
“Second, le

Community Night celebrates students and staff

Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little gave participants at the system's second community night Thursday three challenges. “First, thank any staff member you see for all that they do for our community. They give so much with little fanfare and let's make them feel appreciated tonight,” said Little. “Second, le

Cause of lumber company fire remains undetermined

Officials wrapping up their investigation into a Jan. 9 blaze which destroyed Mountain Lumber & Pallet Company in the Pine Ridge Community are listing the cause as undetermined. “We didn't have much to go on because of the heavy stacks of timber which had to be torn apart and the way the building fell in on itself,” said Fire Marsh

There is an inherent contradiction in improvisation. To strike a cord in the audience, a performer's seemingly original deeds must already exist in their imaginations. Mount Airy High School's Theatre Department promises its own spin next week on the Broadway musical “Godspell.”
The musical by Stephen Schwartz opened on Broadway in 197

Cast has fun putting their own spin on musical “Godspell”

There is an inherent contradiction in improvisation. To strike a cord in the audience, a performer's seemingly original deeds must already exist in their imaginations. Mount Airy High School's Theatre Department promises its own spin next week on the Broadway musical “Godspell.” The musical by Stephen Schwartz opened on Broadway in 197

The Mount Airy Board of Education has thrown its hat in the ring with a grant proposal to create a regional mathematics institute aimed at the improvement of mathematics instruction by teachers.
Should the application prove successful, the system would be the fiscal agent of a possible $1.5 million budget for the three-year program that would incl

Mount Airy schools seeking math grant

The Mount Airy Board of Education has thrown its hat in the ring with a grant proposal to create a regional mathematics institute aimed at the improvement of mathematics instruction by teachers. Should the application prove successful, the system would be the fiscal agent of a possible $1.5 million budget for the three-year program that would incl

Mount Airy High School seniors Madison Pence and Jai Daniels explained the purpose of the “Purple Pinky Project” to Surry Sunrise Rotary Club members Wednesday morning at the Holiday Inn Express. The two Interact Club members are entering their second year of the fundraising effort to eradicate polio.
The crippling and potentially fata

MAHS seniors talk about “Purple Pinky” project to Sunrise Rotary

Mount Airy High School seniors Madison Pence and Jai Daniels explained the purpose of the “Purple Pinky Project” to Surry Sunrise Rotary Club members Wednesday morning at the Holiday Inn Express. The two Interact Club members are entering their second year of the fundraising effort to eradicate polio. The crippling and potentially fata

Tuesday's State Of The Union speech by President Barack Obama wasn't the call to work together some expected November's Democratic losses which gave Republicans control of both chambers of Congress.
Analysts have said at times Obama drew boundaries and cautioned against Republican overreach. The President left open the possibility of bipartisanshi

Local GOP officials: More of same from Obama

Tuesday's State Of The Union speech by President Barack Obama wasn't the call to work together some expected November's Democratic losses which gave Republicans control of both chambers of Congress. Analysts have said at times Obama drew boundaries and cautioned against Republican overreach. The President left open the possibility of bipartisanshi

A local, family owned restaurant has announced shut its doors after 30 years.
Owner David Nelson and General Manager Lisa Martin confirmed Prime Sirloin on 1018 Rockford Street broke the news to its employees late Sunday.
Martin explained a perfect storm of events preceded the decision the local firm didn't want to make. She said the restaurant e

Prime Sirloin Restaurant closes its doors after 30 years

A local, family owned restaurant has announced shut its doors after 30 years. Owner David Nelson and General Manager Lisa Martin confirmed Prime Sirloin on 1018 Rockford Street broke the news to its employees late Sunday. Martin explained a perfect storm of events preceded the decision the local firm didn't want to make. She said the restaurant e

Mount Airy City School officials are flipping the format of their second annual Community Night as they look to improve the event, which is slated for Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mount Airy High School.
“Last year this event was put on by our Parent Teacher Associations (PTA),” said organizer Carrie Venable. She said organizers w

City Schools community night is Thursday

Mount Airy City School officials are flipping the format of their second annual Community Night as they look to improve the event, which is slated for Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mount Airy High School. “Last year this event was put on by our Parent Teacher Associations (PTA),” said organizer Carrie Venable. She said organizers w

Official: Take budget concerns to legislators

An area agency on aging program planner said on Tuesday that this could be a difficult budget year for the organization, and that it's members should take concerns over available funding directly to their state legislators. “It looks to be a pretty tough year ahead for us,” said Surry County Aging Services Planning Committee Bob Clevel

The Surry County Chapter-NAACP's theme of “Renewed Commitment for Justice in 2015” was best explained in the keynote speakers exhortation to “look in the mirror” when injustice is seen because it is everyone's turn to decide what's right, just and fair.
Rev. Willis M. Camp III served as the keynote speaker for the 25th annu

NAACP speaker: Look in the mirror

The Surry County Chapter-NAACP's theme of “Renewed Commitment for Justice in 2015” was best explained in the keynote speakers exhortation to “look in the mirror” when injustice is seen because it is everyone's turn to decide what's right, just and fair. Rev. Willis M. Camp III served as the keynote speaker for the 25th annu

PILOT MOUNTAIN —It was a move as surprising as Seattle's comeback Sunday evening in the NFL playoffs. The highly praised Pilot Mountain Pride LLC has announced it is suspending operations at its aggregation facility in Pilot Mountain.
The effort to connect local farmers and consumers for the past four years has been owned by the Surry County

Officials suspend operations of Pilot Mountain Pride

PILOT MOUNTAIN —It was a move as surprising as Seattle's comeback Sunday evening in the NFL playoffs. The highly praised Pilot Mountain Pride LLC has announced it is suspending operations at its aggregation facility in Pilot Mountain. The effort to connect local farmers and consumers for the past four years has been owned by the Surry County

The bulwark of North Surry High School Director of Bands Blake McCraw's musical program is a sustainable approach to supporting lifelong musicians.
This year's all-district band honors then, can be viewed as icing on the cake for his students.
Three North Surry students, Corbin Willard, Alex Glidewell and Caleb Cooke, earned Northwest All Distric

Three North Surry students earn district band honors

The bulwark of North Surry High School Director of Bands Blake McCraw's musical program is a sustainable approach to supporting lifelong musicians. This year's all-district band honors then, can be viewed as icing on the cake for his students. Three North Surry students, Corbin Willard, Alex Glidewell and Caleb Cooke, earned Northwest All Distric

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Beef nachos or Chicken Quesadilla pizza, Pinto beans, Romaine salad, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Friday — Chili beans with toasted cheese sandwich or Hot ham and cheese sandwich, Baked potato, Carrot sticks, Mixed fruit, milk. Monday — Hamburger or mini corn dog, Baked French fries, Lettu

DOBSON — Surry County School officials are trying a new way to generate revenue — putting advertising on the division's activity buses.
“We're in a world of mobile communication so we thought why not have mobile commercials,” said Director of Transportation Rodney Hardy. “Essentially, an activity bus can become a movi

Surry County schools rolling out activity bus ad campaign

DOBSON — Surry County School officials are trying a new way to generate revenue — putting advertising on the division's activity buses. “We're in a world of mobile communication so we thought why not have mobile commercials,” said Director of Transportation Rodney Hardy. “Essentially, an activity bus can become a movi

DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corp. contributed $5,000 to the United Fund of Surry's 2014-2015 fundraising campaign Thursday, which increased the coop's total campaign contribution to $15,800. The donation came after the cooperative was awarded a grant in association with funds raised through its annual golf tournament in 2014.
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Surry-Yadkin EMC gives $5,000 to United Fund

DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corp. contributed $5,000 to the United Fund of Surry's 2014-2015 fundraising campaign Thursday, which increased the coop's total campaign contribution to $15,800. The donation came after the cooperative was awarded a grant in association with funds raised through its annual golf tournament in 2014. A

DOBSON — Whether President Barack Obama's recent proposal to establish a government program to make community college tuition free for qualified students was to press states to beef up their investments in high quality education or not, the suggestion has placed the topic in the minds of local education officials. According to a published re

Organizers of “The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Surry County Continues The Dream” will focus on youth as the eleventh such annual event is held Jan. 17 at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. The free celebration is open to the public and is slated to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Traditionally this is one of o

Spirit of MLK to be honored at museum

Organizers of “The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Surry County Continues The Dream” will focus on youth as the eleventh such annual event is held Jan. 17 at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. The free celebration is open to the public and is slated to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Traditionally this is one of o

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Ham and cheese Stromboli with Marinara sauce or Mini corn dogs, Romaine salad, Corn on the cob, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Friday — Chicken fillet sandwich or Rib-B-Que sandwich, Baked potato half, Carrot sticks, Fresh apple, Milk. Monday — MLK Day. Tuesday — No school. Staff deve





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