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David Broyles

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

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DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community College gymnasium.
“Every one of the 300 seats in the house was filled and so was the dance

Inclusion and community at core of annual Fiddlers Convention

DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community College gymnasium. “Every one of the 300 seats in the house was filled and so was the dance

DOBSON — Understand two things up front about the Surry County Schools District Debate and Forensics Tournament. Debate is a sport which allows any kid with the right savvy to mix it up with with the academic and athletic stars. Secondly, this Forensics has nothing to do with crime scene dramas.
This year's format for the event at Surry Comm

Debate tournament teaches lifelong skills

DOBSON — Understand two things up front about the Surry County Schools District Debate and Forensics Tournament. Debate is a sport which allows any kid with the right savvy to mix it up with with the academic and athletic stars. Secondly, this Forensics has nothing to do with crime scene dramas. This year's format for the event at Surry Comm

DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community College gymnasium.
“Every one of the 300 seats in the house was filled and so was the dance

Inclusion and community at core of annual Fiddlers Convention

DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community College gymnasium. “Every one of the 300 seats in the house was filled and so was the dance

Young Easter enthusiasts on Saturday fashioned their own holiday finery and ambled from Downtown Mount Airy to the the historic Blue House Teaching Studio for an egg hunt.
The annual event was a team effort between the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, the Mayberry Toy Company and the Gilmer-Smith Foundation to stage the Easter Bonnet Worksho

Easter parade follows bonnet workshop

Young Easter enthusiasts on Saturday fashioned their own holiday finery and ambled from Downtown Mount Airy to the the historic Blue House Teaching Studio for an egg hunt. The annual event was a team effort between the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, the Mayberry Toy Company and the Gilmer-Smith Foundation to stage the Easter Bonnet Worksho

DOBSON — The students may have defeated the faculty 66-50 on March 19, but Surry Community College's March Madness event was a “win-win” for all involved.
The raised $406 for Foothills Food Pantry and helped spread awareness for the college's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. An added bonus was that none

SCC hosts benefit basketball game

DOBSON — The students may have defeated the faculty 66-50 on March 19, but Surry Community College's March Madness event was a “win-win” for all involved. The raised $406 for Foothills Food Pantry and helped spread awareness for the college's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. An added bonus was that none

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Baked spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green peas, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Friday — Good Friday holiday. Monday — Spring break. Tuesday — Spring break. Wednesday — Spring Break. J.J. Jones Intermediate School Thursday — Bake

North Surry High School alumni Katelyn Houston came back to her alma mater Thursday and urged Spanish class students to shake off the small town, travel and broaden their perspective because there's a lot to see in the world.
Houston traveled to ten Spanish-speaking countries in a little more than ten months a year ago. Her mission trip was organi

NSHS alum tells students to broaden horizons

North Surry High School alumni Katelyn Houston came back to her alma mater Thursday and urged Spanish class students to shake off the small town, travel and broaden their perspective because there's a lot to see in the world. Houston traveled to ten Spanish-speaking countries in a little more than ten months a year ago. Her mission trip was organi

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting superhero 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 Li

Event aims to make kids heroes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting superhero 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 Li

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





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