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David Broyles

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

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You said it…

Your Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we've received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mtairynews.com, on articles we've published. On a story by Tom Joyce regarding the U.S. Postal Service agreeing to allow the city to open, repave and maintain a parking lot owned by the USPS downtown, we re

Although writing this will set off untold levels of electronic red flags in Civitas Media's software, I've got to admit it. I like being a reporter attending graduations. The season's here folks. It's where we adults who've been swimming upstream for a while get to see off a new crop of rosy-cheeked, wide-eyed kids who are out of the chute like Don

Graduations really do hold timeless, endless fascination

Although writing this will set off untold levels of electronic red flags in Civitas Media's software, I've got to admit it. I like being a reporter attending graduations. The season's here folks. It's where we adults who've been swimming upstream for a while get to see off a new crop of rosy-cheeked, wide-eyed kids who are out of the chute like Don

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School senior Andrew Warner's cap and gown will hide the combination of perseverance, persistence and compassion he has welded en route to his high school commencement.
He's slated to walk the stage on June 12 to receive Career College Program certification in construction technology and his high school diplo

Heart, perseverance drive local student

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School senior Andrew Warner's cap and gown will hide the combination of perseverance, persistence and compassion he has welded en route to his high school commencement. He's slated to walk the stage on June 12 to receive Career College Program certification in construction technology and his high school diplo

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Schools Superintendent and “Arts WOW” emcee Dr. Travis Reeves kept his delivery low-key Thursday night to highlight students hitting the high notes as they showcased their talents.
The sixth annual showcase of student talent was held at Pilot Mountain Middle School. A visual Arts WOW event was held o

Students hit all the right notes at Arts WOW

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Schools Superintendent and “Arts WOW” emcee Dr. Travis Reeves kept his delivery low-key Thursday night to highlight students hitting the high notes as they showcased their talents. The sixth annual showcase of student talent was held at Pilot Mountain Middle School. A visual Arts WOW event was held o

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Masonic Lodge 558 is staging its first pinto bean supper May 23 to benefit the student backpack program for Surry County Schools in its eastern district.
The event will be held at the Longhill Community Building at 161 Community Building Road in Pilot Mountain. It is set to be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meal includ

Pinto bean dinner to benefit backpack program

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Masonic Lodge 558 is staging its first pinto bean supper May 23 to benefit the student backpack program for Surry County Schools in its eastern district. The event will be held at the Longhill Community Building at 161 Community Building Road in Pilot Mountain. It is set to be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meal includ

DOBSON — Thursday morning, Surry Early College High School of Design seniors took time to look back while looking forward to a big week of testing as their high school careers draw to a close. The annual academic awards program was held in the Surry Community College gymnasium.
“Although we're looking back at the year we have a big wee

DOBSON — Thursday morning, Surry Early College High School of Design seniors took time to look back while looking forward to a big week of testing as their high school careers draw to a close. The annual academic awards program was held in the Surry Community College gymnasium. “Although we're looking back at the year we have a big wee

The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education recognized it's kindergarten teachers Tuesday night for “going above and beyond” during a meeting held at Jones Intermediate School.
“Last year kindergarten students finished the year at 61 percent on grade level. That was not acceptable for our team so this year they set an ambitiou

Kindergarten teachers efforts honored by Board of Education

The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education recognized it's kindergarten teachers Tuesday night for “going above and beyond” during a meeting held at Jones Intermediate School. “Last year kindergarten students finished the year at 61 percent on grade level. That was not acceptable for our team so this year they set an ambitiou

DOBSON —Fifty-nine students from Surry County, Mount Airy City, Elkin City schools and Surry Community College students were named as Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation College Scholars Tuesday afternoon at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology.
“It's almost like a family reunion seeing so many familiar f

Local students named as Armfield College Scholars

DOBSON —Fifty-nine students from Surry County, Mount Airy City, Elkin City schools and Surry Community College students were named as Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation College Scholars Tuesday afternoon at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology. “It's almost like a family reunion seeing so many familiar f

LAMBSBURG — A 10-and-a-half-year-old Carroll County resident is hoping land recently plowed in Lambsburg will yield a bumper crop of history.
Michael Worrell, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit he grew up in on the family's farm, plans on establishing “The Arrowhead Museum of Virginia” to share his love of history with others

Youth looks to start arrowhead museum

LAMBSBURG — A 10-and-a-half-year-old Carroll County resident is hoping land recently plowed in Lambsburg will yield a bumper crop of history. Michael Worrell, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit he grew up in on the family's farm, plans on establishing “The Arrowhead Museum of Virginia” to share his love of history with others

Local organizers plan to show a little love for those who make “the wheels on the bus go round and round” with the fourth annual Bus Driver Appreciation Banquet. The event is slated for May 26 at Meadowview Magnet Middle School. The banquet is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Surry County Schools Director of Transportation Rodney Hardy praise

Bus drivers' appreciation banquet set

Local organizers plan to show a little love for those who make “the wheels on the bus go round and round” with the fourth annual Bus Driver Appreciation Banquet. The event is slated for May 26 at Meadowview Magnet Middle School. The banquet is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Surry County Schools Director of Transportation Rodney Hardy praise

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Garlic cheesebread with Marinara sauce or Ham and cheesewrap, Corn on the cob, romaine salad with tomatoes, Sliced peaches, Milk. Friday — Stuffed crust pizza or corn dog, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Fresh apple, Baked fries, Milk. Monday — Chicken nuggets with rolls or Club wrap, Rom

Grover King VFW Post 1115 members stressed police officers must not allow their daily public service to be overshadowed by negative coverage at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 15.
“We are here to honor the sacrifices made by officers every day,” said Program Chairman Don Dobbins. “Police officers are being beset

VFW urges peace officers to not let criticism define them

Grover King VFW Post 1115 members stressed police officers must not allow their daily public service to be overshadowed by negative coverage at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 15. “We are here to honor the sacrifices made by officers every day,” said Program Chairman Don Dobbins. “Police officers are being beset

My colleague Allen Worrell of The Carroll News's recently wrote a column on Wal-Mart war stories, which set may mind back to a lot of the things I'd seen after decades in retail and food service. The movie “Clerks” and other outings borrowing from the “9 to 5” tradition have made pretty good runs at the quiet incredulity onl

Loss prevention is a different world

My colleague Allen Worrell of The Carroll News's recently wrote a column on Wal-Mart war stories, which set may mind back to a lot of the things I'd seen after decades in retail and food service. The movie “Clerks” and other outings borrowing from the “9 to 5” tradition have made pretty good runs at the quiet incredulity onl

DOBSON — Brad Easter, a student at Surry Community College, on Monday was recognized as the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award during the college's regular board of trustees meeting.
Each spring, one student from each of the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System is recognized for excellence in academics

SCC student: College teaches hope

DOBSON — Brad Easter, a student at Surry Community College, on Monday was recognized as the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award during the college's regular board of trustees meeting. Each spring, one student from each of the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System is recognized for excellence in academics

Chalk up Andy Griffith Show fan Diane Rose's tour of Mount Airy Monday as an activity proving she is a new generation of Helen Keller.
The nationally known, totally blind quilter and motivational speaker took the opportunity to take her message of personal empowerment on the road in the Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center.
“Blin

Blind quilter tours Mayberry

Chalk up Andy Griffith Show fan Diane Rose's tour of Mount Airy Monday as an activity proving she is a new generation of Helen Keller. The nationally known, totally blind quilter and motivational speaker took the opportunity to take her message of personal empowerment on the road in the Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center. “Blin

Sidekick Karate Dojo in Mount Airy students have returned from Super Regionals with championship honors.
Sensei Emad Aly said Ashlee Coad continued his winning ways and capping a state gold medal with gold in the regionals in both kumite (sparring) and kata (form).
The students who participated in the super regionals in Charlotte on May 2 were Ma

Sidekick Dojo students earn trip to AAU Karate Nationals

Sidekick Karate Dojo in Mount Airy students have returned from Super Regionals with championship honors. Sensei Emad Aly said Ashlee Coad continued his winning ways and capping a state gold medal with gold in the regionals in both kumite (sparring) and kata (form). The students who participated in the super regionals in Charlotte on May 2 were Ma

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Beef nachos or Hot ham and cheese, Pinto beans, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Sliced peaches, Milk. Friday — Cheeseburger or Mini corn dogs, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Baked potato, Fresh orange, Milk. Monday — Popcorn chicken with roll or BBQ chicken sandwich, Baked potato tots, Cole

Mothers sidelined by the recent Mount Airy High School daddy daughter dance got their turn Saturday, courtesy of the Mount Airy Public Library. Any notions from this side of the pond about a spare, informal tea repast also were dispelled.
The item offered participants a selection of teas (iced and hot), coffee and lemonade. The main table featured

Tea gives moms time with daughters

Mothers sidelined by the recent Mount Airy High School daddy daughter dance got their turn Saturday, courtesy of the Mount Airy Public Library. Any notions from this side of the pond about a spare, informal tea repast also were dispelled. The item offered participants a selection of teas (iced and hot), coffee and lemonade. The main table featured

An energetic crowd of more than a thousand participants filled the area in front of a mobile stage at Veterans Park Saturday for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies. First-time participant Dean Casstevens, walking staff in hand, was passionate about his upcoming march on the greenway.
“Even handicapped people are showing up,” sa

Mount Airy March for Babies looking to better its goal

An energetic crowd of more than a thousand participants filled the area in front of a mobile stage at Veterans Park Saturday for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies. First-time participant Dean Casstevens, walking staff in hand, was passionate about his upcoming march on the greenway. “Even handicapped people are showing up,” sa

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It may not have been a “miracle mile,” but the half mile of vendor tents along Main and Depot streets will be the “make a difference” milepost as Pilot Mountain's 34th annual Mayfest clicked along Saturday en route to seeing an estimated 30,000 pedestrians.
“I know there are a lot of people enjo

Traditions and community service run deeply in Mayfest

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It may not have been a “miracle mile,” but the half mile of vendor tents along Main and Depot streets will be the “make a difference” milepost as Pilot Mountain's 34th annual Mayfest clicked along Saturday en route to seeing an estimated 30,000 pedestrians. “I know there are a lot of people enjo





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