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David Broyles

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E-Mail Address: dbroyles@civitasmedia.com

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The recent annual Surry County Honors Band Concert encouraged participants to hit a high note by combining their musical interests with a career.
Guest clinicians for the event were Second Lt. Alexandra Borza and Surry Central alumni Justin McCrary were living proof of musical careers in the military and as an educator.
The event included both mi

Honors band shows off musical career choices

The recent annual Surry County Honors Band Concert encouraged participants to hit a high note by combining their musical interests with a career. Guest clinicians for the event were Second Lt. Alexandra Borza and Surry Central alumni Justin McCrary were living proof of musical careers in the military and as an educator. The event included both mi

DOBSON — Surry County Schools Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves described the “Visual Arts Wow” student art show as part of the process of producing well-rounded students. This year, organizers decided to divide the popular “Arts WOW” event into a visual arts and performing arts show.
The visual arts portion was held f

Students show off work in Arts Wow

DOBSON — Surry County Schools Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves described the “Visual Arts Wow” student art show as part of the process of producing well-rounded students. This year, organizers decided to divide the popular “Arts WOW” event into a visual arts and performing arts show. The visual arts portion was held f

Ten new public art fiddle crawl sculptures were unveiled Friday night at the historic Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy as the Mount Airy Downtown's Second Annual Public Art Fiddle Crawl's reveal got off to a rousing start.
The reveal began Friday evening at Uncorked with an informal “meet the artists” mixer with the Mountain Park O

Fiddle Crawl art revealed

Ten new public art fiddle crawl sculptures were unveiled Friday night at the historic Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy as the Mount Airy Downtown's Second Annual Public Art Fiddle Crawl's reveal got off to a rousing start. The reveal began Friday evening at Uncorked with an informal “meet the artists” mixer with the Mountain Park O

The recent annual Surry County Honors Band Concert encouraged participants to hit a high note by combining their musical interests with a career.
Guest clinicians for the event were Second Lt. Alexandra Borza and Surry Central alumni Justin McCrary were living proof of musical careers in the military and as an educator.
The event included both mi

Honors band shows off musical career choices

The recent annual Surry County Honors Band Concert encouraged participants to hit a high note by combining their musical interests with a career. Guest clinicians for the event were Second Lt. Alexandra Borza and Surry Central alumni Justin McCrary were living proof of musical careers in the military and as an educator. The event included both mi

Local schools part of testing program

Mount Airy City Schools and Surry County Schools have been invited by the State Department of Instruction to participate in a program to see how cumulative student growth testing compares to end of grade tests. According to Mount Airy City Schools Executive Director of Curriculum Dr. Kim Morrison, four districts have initially been asked to see if

The Salvation Army in Mount Airy is taking bids on a painting of Pilot Mountain donated by artist Doug Cave. The proceeds will be used to help defray expenses for a trip by ten local Salvation Army members to a conference in England to celebrate the army's 150th anniversary.
The painting is an original and is signed by the artist. It measures arou

Salvation Army auctioning painting

The Salvation Army in Mount Airy is taking bids on a painting of Pilot Mountain donated by artist Doug Cave. The proceeds will be used to help defray expenses for a trip by ten local Salvation Army members to a conference in England to celebrate the army's 150th anniversary. The painting is an original and is signed by the artist. It measures arou

United Fund of Surry County wrapped up its 2014-2015 campaign Tuesday night with 90.5 percent of its goal of $476,000 raised for a total of $429,875 to be divided among its 26 member agencies.
The informal reception honoring volunteers was held at Old North State Winery on Main Street to recognize donors, including businesses which held employee c

United Fund honors campaign volunteers

United Fund of Surry County wrapped up its 2014-2015 campaign Tuesday night with 90.5 percent of its goal of $476,000 raised for a total of $429,875 to be divided among its 26 member agencies. The informal reception honoring volunteers was held at Old North State Winery on Main Street to recognize donors, including businesses which held employee c

Five local youths recently picked up awards at statewide competition held by the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association in Raleigh.
The Jesse Franklin Pioneers local chapter of the association came back from the annual State History Conference with five individual and one team award. Group members who won awards were Max Oakley, Olivia Edwards, Max

Local historians take statewide honors

Five local youths recently picked up awards at statewide competition held by the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association in Raleigh. The Jesse Franklin Pioneers local chapter of the association came back from the annual State History Conference with five individual and one team award. Group members who won awards were Max Oakley, Olivia Edwards, Max

Friends and fellow skateboarding enthusiasts of the late Hassen Moore gathered near the scene of the April 12 incident at the intersection of North Renfro and Oak streets and which claimed the life of the 15-year old. Pictured, from left, are Johnathan Bell, Arielle Pardue, Ryan Linville (with shop mascot “Hopper”), Jacob Linville, Mark

Teens skateboard in memory of classmate

Friends and fellow skateboarding enthusiasts of the late Hassen Moore gathered near the scene of the April 12 incident at the intersection of North Renfro and Oak streets and which claimed the life of the 15-year old. Pictured, from left, are Johnathan Bell, Arielle Pardue, Ryan Linville (with shop mascot “Hopper”), Jacob Linville, Mark

Mount Airy High to host daddy-daughter dance

Mount Airy High School will offer “for the first time in forever” a daddy-daughter dance set for May 2. The dance looks to Disney's movie “Frozen” to conjure an opportunity for families to have a positive community school experience. The theme, is from the song “for the first time in forever,” sung by sisters Qu

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team's first Child Abuse Awareness Day Friday at the Edward M. Armfield Civic and Recreation Center wanted children to know there are lots of heroes, including themselves.
Organizer Jennifer Stone opened the morning session for students from Pilot Mountain Elementary, Westfield Elementary and Sh

Day stresses anyone can be a hero

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team's first Child Abuse Awareness Day Friday at the Edward M. Armfield Civic and Recreation Center wanted children to know there are lots of heroes, including themselves. Organizer Jennifer Stone opened the morning session for students from Pilot Mountain Elementary, Westfield Elementary and Sh

The East Surry High School JROTC Raider recently finished in fifth place in a competition that pits some of the top JROTC teams from the region in competition.
The team traveled to UNC-Charlotte on April 25 to compete in the JROTC Fourth Brigade “Best of the Best” Raider competition.
The East Surry team qualified for the Best of the B

East Surry JROTC team takes fifth

The East Surry High School JROTC Raider recently finished in fifth place in a competition that pits some of the top JROTC teams from the region in competition. The team traveled to UNC-Charlotte on April 25 to compete in the JROTC Fourth Brigade “Best of the Best” Raider competition. The East Surry team qualified for the Best of the B

The East Surry High School JROTC Raider recently finished in fifth place in a competition that pits some of the top JROTC teams from the region in competition.
The team traveled to UNC-Charlotte on April 25 to compete in the JROTC Fourth Brigade “Best of the Best” Raider competition.
The East Surry team qualified for the Best of the B

East Surry JROTC team takes fifth

The East Surry High School JROTC Raider recently finished in fifth place in a competition that pits some of the top JROTC teams from the region in competition. The team traveled to UNC-Charlotte on April 25 to compete in the JROTC Fourth Brigade “Best of the Best” Raider competition. The East Surry team qualified for the Best of the B

The Mount Airy Downtown Business Association is busy making preparations for Mayberry Farm Fest 2015, scheduled for mid-May in Downtown Mount Airy.
A celebration of farming and agricultural traditions, Mayberry Farm Fest will feature live traditional music and dancing, exhibits of classic farm vehicles and equipment, children's activities, demonst

Mayberry Farm Fest brings the country to the city on May 16

The Mount Airy Downtown Business Association is busy making preparations for Mayberry Farm Fest 2015, scheduled for mid-May in Downtown Mount Airy. A celebration of farming and agricultural traditions, Mayberry Farm Fest will feature live traditional music and dancing, exhibits of classic farm vehicles and equipment, children's activities, demonst

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team's first Child Abuse Awareness Day Friday at the Edward M. Armfield Civic and Recreation Center wanted children to know there are lots of heroes, including themselves.
Organizer Jennifer Stone opened the morning session for students from Pilot Mountain Elementary, Westfield Elementary and Sh

Day stresses anyone can be a hero

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team's first Child Abuse Awareness Day Friday at the Edward M. Armfield Civic and Recreation Center wanted children to know there are lots of heroes, including themselves. Organizer Jennifer Stone opened the morning session for students from Pilot Mountain Elementary, Westfield Elementary and Sh

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Elementary School Thursday — Baked spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green peas, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Friday — NA Monday —NA Tuesday —NA Wednesday —NA J.J. Jones Intermediate School Thursday — Chicken pie with roll or pork chop sandwich, Mashed pot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team's first Child Abuse Awareness Day Friday at the Edward M. Armfield Civic and Recreation Center wanted children to know there are lots of heroes, including themselves.
Organizer Jennifer Stone opened the morning session for students from Pilot Mountain Elementary, Westfield Elementary and Sh

Day stresses anyone can be a hero

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team's first Child Abuse Awareness Day Friday at the Edward M. Armfield Civic and Recreation Center wanted children to know there are lots of heroes, including themselves. Organizer Jennifer Stone opened the morning session for students from Pilot Mountain Elementary, Westfield Elementary and Sh

Rockford Elementary volunteer Bridgett Norman received top honors at the Surry County Schools annual Volunteer of the Year (VOY) Reception at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Viticulture and Enology Thursday night.
This year's event honored family support of volunteers with nominees' children reading the tributes to their parents.
“She volunt

Rockford helper tapped as Volunteer of Year

Rockford Elementary volunteer Bridgett Norman received top honors at the Surry County Schools annual Volunteer of the Year (VOY) Reception at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Viticulture and Enology Thursday night. This year's event honored family support of volunteers with nominees' children reading the tributes to their parents. “She volunt

B.H. Tharrington Elementary's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is hoping to build on last year's spring fling success with a second event slated for May 1 at the school. According to PTO spokesperson Reagan Tidd, the event will be held from 6 pm. to 8 p.m.
“Last year's Spring Fling was such am overwhelming success and with everyone's help w

Spring Fling returns to B.H. Tharrington

B.H. Tharrington Elementary's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is hoping to build on last year's spring fling success with a second event slated for May 1 at the school. According to PTO spokesperson Reagan Tidd, the event will be held from 6 pm. to 8 p.m. “Last year's Spring Fling was such am overwhelming success and with everyone's help w

The third annual mayor's day of recognition for national service was held on April 7 at the Mount airy Nutrition Center on 215 Jones School Road.
Mayor pro-tem Steve Yokeley accompanied local Meals on Wheels driver Barbara Quesinberry to deliver meals to home bound seniors of Surry County. The Mount Airy Nutrition site operates under the Older Ame

The third annual mayor's day of recognition for national service was held on April 7 at the Mount airy Nutrition Center on 215 Jones School Road. Mayor pro-tem Steve Yokeley accompanied local Meals on Wheels driver Barbara Quesinberry to deliver meals to home bound seniors of Surry County. The Mount Airy Nutrition site operates under the Older Ame





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