David Broyles

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

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Sunday auction to aid local family

North Surry school officials have announced a benefit auction and hot dog/hamburger lunch is planned Sunday at North Surry High School. Principal Neil Atkins said the event is driven by compassionate local citizens with proceeds going to help the family of Taylor Thompson and Megan Davis, bothj of whom were killed Monday night in a single-car acci

A Mayberry Christmas organizers have announced a slate of participants for Saturday's annual Mount Airy Christmas Parade.
Downtown Business Association spokesperson Jennie Lowry said the parade is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. She said the parade will feature the sights and sounds of the upcoming holiday season in the nostalgic setting of Downto

Parade participants named

A Mayberry Christmas organizers have announced a slate of participants for Saturday's annual Mount Airy Christmas Parade. Downtown Business Association spokesperson Jennie Lowry said the parade is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. She said the parade will feature the sights and sounds of the upcoming holiday season in the nostalgic setting of Downto

The mood was somber this morning at two Surry County schools after a traffic accident claimed the lives of two sisters Monday night.
The accident occurred at 7:52 p.m., on U.S. 52-North between King and Pinnacle, according to First Sgt. Kevin Barker of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Barker said a 2001 Ford passenger car operated by Dakota Goss, 18, of

Wreck claims lives of two county students

The mood was somber this morning at two Surry County schools after a traffic accident claimed the lives of two sisters Monday night. The accident occurred at 7:52 p.m., on U.S. 52-North between King and Pinnacle, according to First Sgt. Kevin Barker of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Barker said a 2001 Ford passenger car operated by Dakota Goss, 18, of

B.H. Tharrington Primary students got to see some of their own history up close Tuesday morning at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
Museum Executive Director Matthew Edwards said the docent-guided tours provided by the museum are provided to local schools including Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy City Schools, Surry County Schools and

Tharrington second graders make real world connections at museum

B.H. Tharrington Primary students got to see some of their own history up close Tuesday morning at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Museum Executive Director Matthew Edwards said the docent-guided tours provided by the museum are provided to local schools including Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy City Schools, Surry County Schools and

Mount Airy Middle School's Bad News Bears First Lego League (FLL) team will advance to the school's first state competition in the sport Jan. 17 at a location to be announced.
Team coach Suzanne Bumgardner feels the league's emphasis on collaboration from upperclassmen to the sport's newbies ensures reloading and not rebuilding for teams.
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Collaboration keeps Lego team sharp

Mount Airy Middle School's Bad News Bears First Lego League (FLL) team will advance to the school's first state competition in the sport Jan. 17 at a location to be announced. Team coach Suzanne Bumgardner feels the league's emphasis on collaboration from upperclassmen to the sport's newbies ensures reloading and not rebuilding for teams. “

Northern Hospital awarded an “A” in fall hospital safety score

Northern Hospital of Surry County was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. According to hospital officials, the Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Thanksgiving break. No school. Friday — Thanksgiving break. No school. Monday — Popcorn chicken or Club sub, Lettuce and tomato, Baked potato tots, Peaches, Roll, Milk. Tuesday — Chicken pie or Pork chop sandwich, Mashed potatoes, Green peas, Banana, Roll, Milk. Wednesday ̵

The Surry County Schools District Science Fair Thursday was the youthful embodiment of John Gowie, or “Professor G-Force,” of Mad Science of the Piedmont's sentiment that “while most think science is answering the questions, it's really all about questioning the answers.”
“Student participation has been up over the la

Science fair is about 'questioning the answers'

The Surry County Schools District Science Fair Thursday was the youthful embodiment of John Gowie, or “Professor G-Force,” of Mad Science of the Piedmont's sentiment that “while most think science is answering the questions, it's really all about questioning the answers.” “Student participation has been up over the la

Jones Intermediate School Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduates Thursday morning drew from John Meyer's song “Waiting on the World to Change” as they sang and spoke about how changing the world starts by changing yourself.
“We are a community of leaders,” said student Morgan Hiatt. “For the past 10 weeks we

DARE graduates changing the world

Jones Intermediate School Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduates Thursday morning drew from John Meyer's song “Waiting on the World to Change” as they sang and spoke about how changing the world starts by changing yourself. “We are a community of leaders,” said student Morgan Hiatt. “For the past 10 weeks we

Story telling has been a menu of Southern supper tables for generations so the Surry County Storytellers Guild upcoming “Tellabration” seems a good fit to whet everyone's appetite for a good yarn. It is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
Tellabration, which is a trademarked term, is the invention o

Local storytellers featured Saturday night

Story telling has been a menu of Southern supper tables for generations so the Surry County Storytellers Guild upcoming “Tellabration” seems a good fit to whet everyone's appetite for a good yarn. It is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Tellabration, which is a trademarked term, is the invention o

DOBSON — Two local historians featured at the Surry County Historical Society Annual Meeting hope their work is a stepping stone to more inquiry and ultimately understanding of the role slavery played in local history.
Jennifer Crouse, who works in the office of Surry County Register of Deeds Carolyn Comer, told the participants in the Shelt

Historians' work provides knowledge of slavery

DOBSON — Two local historians featured at the Surry County Historical Society Annual Meeting hope their work is a stepping stone to more inquiry and ultimately understanding of the role slavery played in local history. Jennifer Crouse, who works in the office of Surry County Register of Deeds Carolyn Comer, told the participants in the Shelt

PILOT MOUNTAIN —Two East Surry High School seniors affirm they and their peers will benefit from the North Carolina New Schools Investing in Rural Innovative Schools (iRIS) grant. This grant has also been awarded to North Surry.
Through the federal grant, NC New Schools, the State Board of Education, the NC Department of Public Instruction,

Rural schools grant benefits area students

PILOT MOUNTAIN —Two East Surry High School seniors affirm they and their peers will benefit from the North Carolina New Schools Investing in Rural Innovative Schools (iRIS) grant. This grant has also been awarded to North Surry. Through the federal grant, NC New Schools, the State Board of Education, the NC Department of Public Instruction,

PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary, the “little country school in a country neighborhood,” celebrated winning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Honors Wednesday afternoon. The honor makes the school one in five in the state receiving national recognition for a program which honors 337 schools across the country.
The program hon

Shoals celebrates school award

PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary, the “little country school in a country neighborhood,” celebrated winning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Honors Wednesday afternoon. The honor makes the school one in five in the state receiving national recognition for a program which honors 337 schools across the country. The program hon

The service of outgoing Mount Airy Board of Education member Mike Hiatt was honored at the board's regular business meeting Tuesday night at Mount Airy High School. Hiatt, a former veteran educator, coach and administrator has served on the board since 2006 and chose not to run for re-election.
Board Chairwoman Wendy Carriker noted Hiatt's long-te

Board member's service honored at meeting

The service of outgoing Mount Airy Board of Education member Mike Hiatt was honored at the board's regular business meeting Tuesday night at Mount Airy High School. Hiatt, a former veteran educator, coach and administrator has served on the board since 2006 and chose not to run for re-election. Board Chairwoman Wendy Carriker noted Hiatt's long-te

Mount Airy City Schools China delegation excited about partnerships

A delegation composed of Mount Airy City Schools (MACS) board of education members and school leaders has returned from its trip to China appearing confident the first steps to develop partnerships for learning experiences for students and staff are completed. School Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little told the board during its Tuesday business meet

Library holding amnesty week

The Mount Airy Public Library this week is offering patrons with overdue fines or lost library materials amnesty in exchange for non-perishable food donations. According to Branch Librarian Pat Gwyn, the effort will continue until Saturday. She said the donations will go to Yokefellow Ministry to benefit local residents. “With a donation pa

The Surry County Schools recognized student culinary creations at the third Annual Healthy Snack Master Contest in Gentry Middle School's media center Monday afternoon.
Franklin Elementary fourth grade student Rusty Hughes tied with Dobson Elementary's Aubrey Southern for first place county honors in the grades 3-5 division.
Pilot Mountain Middle

Winners in third county Healthy Snack Master contest announced

The Surry County Schools recognized student culinary creations at the third Annual Healthy Snack Master Contest in Gentry Middle School's media center Monday afternoon. Franklin Elementary fourth grade student Rusty Hughes tied with Dobson Elementary's Aubrey Southern for first place county honors in the grades 3-5 division. Pilot Mountain Middle

Surry sets health care job fair for Friday

DOBSON — Surry Community College will host a Health Care Job Fair Friday from 10 a.m. until noon in the SCC Gymnasium, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson. “This event, which is targeting health care employers with position vacancies, is in response to employer requests to reach out to job seekers who are skilled in specific health related fiel

PINNACLE —Organizers will offer a glimpse into the deeper meanings of the holiday season by recreating a 1900s era Christmas celebration at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm as the Hauser family and their neighbors would have experienced it.
The celebrations have been set for Dec. 9 and Dec. 11. The farmhouse, decked out with period decorat

Horne Creek slates 1900s era Christmas celebration

PINNACLE —Organizers will offer a glimpse into the deeper meanings of the holiday season by recreating a 1900s era Christmas celebration at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm as the Hauser family and their neighbors would have experienced it. The celebrations have been set for Dec. 9 and Dec. 11. The farmhouse, decked out with period decorat

DOBSON — Two State Employee's Credit Union scholarships were given out at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Surry Community College Board of Trustees.
Students Allison Garrell and Chenoa Card were presented with the scholarships by North Carolina SECU Senior Vice President Lilnette Phillips.
SECU Foundation funded solely by SECU members establishe

Credit Union scholarship recipients are announced

DOBSON — Two State Employee's Credit Union scholarships were given out at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Surry Community College Board of Trustees. Students Allison Garrell and Chenoa Card were presented with the scholarships by North Carolina SECU Senior Vice President Lilnette Phillips. SECU Foundation funded solely by SECU members establishe





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