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Local doctor among weekend fatalities

The identities of two people who died in separate traffic-related incidents in Surry County during the weekend included a local doctor, according to updated information provided Monday. Dr. William J. Johnson, 62, of Mount Airy, a general orthopedic surgeon, suffered a heart attack while riding a bicycle, and Sherry Wiles, 45, of Dobson, was fatal

Ever since Ronda Mechelle Blaylock's body was found in a wooded area of Surry County nearly 35 years ago, the identity of the person who murdered the 14-year-old — and why — has been shrouded in mystery.
However, local and state authorities hope that will change with the formation of a task force to explore new leads in the cold case f

Murder case from 1980 getting fresh look

Ever since Ronda Mechelle Blaylock's body was found in a wooded area of Surry County nearly 35 years ago, the identity of the person who murdered the 14-year-old — and why — has been shrouded in mystery. However, local and state authorities hope that will change with the formation of a task force to explore new leads in the cold case f

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Appalachian State University baseball took a three-run lead into the eighth inning against University of Arkansas at Little Rock but fell in the series finale, 7-5, in extra innings at Gary Hogan Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Mountaineers (7-21, 2-10 Sun Belt) took a 5-4 lead in the top of ninth on Conner Leonard's RBI s

ASU Baseball falls in extra innings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Appalachian State University baseball took a three-run lead into the eighth inning against University of Arkansas at Little Rock but fell in the series finale, 7-5, in extra innings at Gary Hogan Field on Sunday afternoon. The Mountaineers (7-21, 2-10 Sun Belt) took a 5-4 lead in the top of ninth on Conner Leonard's RBI s

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tyler Smith threw a complete-game shutout and East Surry topped Bishop McGuinness 8-0 in Northwest Conference baseball Monday.
Smith gave up four hits, walked one and struck out 16 while going the distance.
East pushed across a couple of runs in the bottom of a first inning that featured two walks and an error.
Both teams

East Surry shuts out Villains 8-0

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tyler Smith threw a complete-game shutout and East Surry topped Bishop McGuinness 8-0 in Northwest Conference baseball Monday. Smith gave up four hits, walked one and struck out 16 while going the distance. East pushed across a couple of runs in the bottom of a first inning that featured two walks and an error. Both teams

A suspect in a March 9 Arizona homicide was apprehended without incident in Walnut Cove on March 30, according to the Stokes County Sheriff's Office.
Alex Mundo Lara, aka “Ando,” 28, was apprehended at 516 McAlister Street by Stokes County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Scriven, assisted Special Agent Phillips with the US Marshal's Service,

Arizona murder suspect caught in Walnut Cove

A suspect in a March 9 Arizona homicide was apprehended without incident in Walnut Cove on March 30, according to the Stokes County Sheriff's Office. Alex Mundo Lara, aka “Ando,” 28, was apprehended at 516 McAlister Street by Stokes County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Scriven, assisted Special Agent Phillips with the US Marshal's Service,

DANBURY — Mount Airy's Cordell France won the boys 100m and 200m dash events during the Vikings Invitational track & field meet over the weekend.
France ran a time of 11.37 in the 100 and 23.02 in the 200. Surry Central's Daniel Alvarez won the boys 1600 with a time of 4:42.00.
Mount Airy's Grayson Corbin was second in the boys long jum

France wins 100, 200

DANBURY — Mount Airy's Cordell France won the boys 100m and 200m dash events during the Vikings Invitational track & field meet over the weekend. France ran a time of 11.37 in the 100 and 23.02 in the 200. Surry Central's Daniel Alvarez won the boys 1600 with a time of 4:42.00. Mount Airy's Grayson Corbin was second in the boys long jum

NBA star Stephen Curry joins tech startup

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Former Charlottean and NBA standout Stephen Curry said Monday he has joined a growing technology startup that connects high school and college athletes with private coaches. Curry, 27, is a part-owner in the Boston-based CoachUp, a venture-funded tech firm and app that launched in 2012. He'll take a seat at the executive tab

The Lady Bears topped the Lady Greyhounds 5-1 in Monday's soccer action.
Mount Airy led 2-1 at the break, then added three unanswered goals in the second half for a sweep of the season meeting. The Bears edged North Surry 3-2 on March 12.
For the first 37 minutes, only one shot reached the net despite several opportunities, especially on corner k

Lady Bears over Hounds 5-1

The Lady Bears topped the Lady Greyhounds 5-1 in Monday's soccer action. Mount Airy led 2-1 at the break, then added three unanswered goals in the second half for a sweep of the season meeting. The Bears edged North Surry 3-2 on March 12. For the first 37 minutes, only one shot reached the net despite several opportunities, especially on corner k

Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The eighth grade AAU Ashe County Lightning finished its season last weekend in Morganton. The Lightning finished as tourney runner-up in the Morganton Patriots Crossover Challenge. Team members are: Noah Vannoy, Luke Hudler, Branson Shepherd, Dylan Hutchens, Cory Treva, Alec Roland, Brian Zheng, Dylan Calhoun and

Eighth grade AAU finish season

Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The eighth grade AAU Ashe County Lightning finished its season last weekend in Morganton. The Lightning finished as tourney runner-up in the Morganton Patriots Crossover Challenge. Team members are: Noah Vannoy, Luke Hudler, Branson Shepherd, Dylan Hutchens, Cory Treva, Alec Roland, Brian Zheng, Dylan Calhoun and

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