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David Broyles

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

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ROCKFORD — Organizers of the 10th annual Civil War Battle and Living History Weekend in Rockford will once again exemplify Benjamin Franklin's adage “involve me and I learn” with the Saturday and Sunday event this weekend.
“It's small and hometown and has always been family friendly,” said organizer Carolyn Carter. Sh

Re-enactment offers glimpse at living history

ROCKFORD — Organizers of the 10th annual Civil War Battle and Living History Weekend in Rockford will once again exemplify Benjamin Franklin's adage “involve me and I learn” with the Saturday and Sunday event this weekend. “It's small and hometown and has always been family friendly,” said organizer Carolyn Carter. Sh

City, county schools

Both Mount Airy City Schools and Surry County Schools have decided students will only have to make up four days of the seven already missed for inclement weather. Both boards of education this week formally modified their school calendars to reflect changes caused by weather-related closings. How they make up the missed days will be different, wi

The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday night rewarded Special Olympics Polar Plunge organizers and with warm official school system sweat shirts.
Surry County Parks and Recreation Director Daniel White, Assistant Coordinator Chrystal Whitt and Surry County Parks and Recreation Department Coordinator of Programs Celena Watson were p

Board honors Polar Plunge participation

The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday night rewarded Special Olympics Polar Plunge organizers and with warm official school system sweat shirts. Surry County Parks and Recreation Director Daniel White, Assistant Coordinator Chrystal Whitt and Surry County Parks and Recreation Department Coordinator of Programs Celena Watson were p

Board hears about Meadowview Magnet progress

DOBSON — Principal Denny Barr presented a year-one, mid-year update for Meadowview Magnet Middle School at the Board of Education's regular meeting Monday night. Barr's presentation included an overview of the progress on the three year strategic plan for the school. “We are not exactly where we want to be in the three year plan but we

DOBSON —Surry County Schools Director of Academic and Digital Learning Lucas Gillispie Monday night briefed the board of education on the system's Engaged Playful Interactive Connected (EPIC) Academy.
Gillispie explained the idea for the digital personal development system followed a district-wide technology needs assessment, conversations w

Board learns of professional development project

DOBSON —Surry County Schools Director of Academic and Digital Learning Lucas Gillispie Monday night briefed the board of education on the system's Engaged Playful Interactive Connected (EPIC) Academy. Gillispie explained the idea for the digital personal development system followed a district-wide technology needs assessment, conversations w

Franklin Elementary beefed up its literacy efforts during the annual “Read Across America Day” Monday with Houston Texans tackle Tyson Clabo heading up more than 30 volunteers taking part in the National Education Association's Read Across America Day.
“Anytime I get an offer to do something for a local school it's hard to say no

Books stay relevant in digital age

Franklin Elementary beefed up its literacy efforts during the annual “Read Across America Day” Monday with Houston Texans tackle Tyson Clabo heading up more than 30 volunteers taking part in the National Education Association's Read Across America Day. “Anytime I get an offer to do something for a local school it's hard to say no

DOBSON —The Surry County Board of Education named Sue Stone to “Board of Education Member Emeritus” honors at its regular meeting Monday night.
Stone, who is a former board member, was elected to the Surry County Board of Education in May 1978 and served continuously through June 2014. Throughout her years of service, colleagues

County board names “Board of Education Member Emeritus”

DOBSON —The Surry County Board of Education named Sue Stone to “Board of Education Member Emeritus” honors at its regular meeting Monday night. Stone, who is a former board member, was elected to the Surry County Board of Education in May 1978 and served continuously through June 2014. Throughout her years of service, colleagues

ROCKFORD —Organizers of the tenth Annual Civil War Battle and Living History Weekend in Rockford will once again exemplify Benjamin Franklin's adage “involve me and I learn” with the March 7 and 8 event.
“It's small and hometown and has always been family friendly,” said organizer Carolyn Carter. She said James Mills

Re-enactment offers glimpse at living history

ROCKFORD —Organizers of the tenth Annual Civil War Battle and Living History Weekend in Rockford will once again exemplify Benjamin Franklin's adage “involve me and I learn” with the March 7 and 8 event. “It's small and hometown and has always been family friendly,” said organizer Carolyn Carter. She said James Mills

The Surry Arts Council (SAC) Arts Ball set a new attendance record Friday night as the black tie optional evening raised money to benefit school cultural arts programs. One hundred percent and opportunity were two recurring words for the annual event held at Cross Creek Country Club.
The estimated total of participants for the evening was 228, top

Annual Arts Ball sets new attendance record

The Surry Arts Council (SAC) Arts Ball set a new attendance record Friday night as the black tie optional evening raised money to benefit school cultural arts programs. One hundred percent and opportunity were two recurring words for the annual event held at Cross Creek Country Club. The estimated total of participants for the evening was 228, top

Given that things can't be too perfect when one is having to discuss the “latest” snowstorm to hit Surry County, the area did get lucky this time around, a local official said.“I think we fared very well and I think the reason we did was the temperature and the type of snow that fell,” Surry Emergency Services Director John

Problems minimal from latest snow

Given that things can't be too perfect when one is having to discuss the “latest” snowstorm to hit Surry County, the area did get lucky this time around, a local official said.“I think we fared very well and I think the reason we did was the temperature and the type of snow that fell,” Surry Emergency Services Director John

School Resource Officers to expand to middle schools

DOBSON — The Surry County Schools Board of Education's regular meeting set for Monday will included an announcement regarding the expansion of its School Resource Officer program to middle schools. The meeting is slated to be held in the Central Office boardroom beginning at 5 p.m. In March 2014, the district's School Resource Officer (SRO)

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 — Vegetable beef soup with toasted cheese sandwich or Grilled chicken sandwich, Baked potato half, Carrot sticks, Fresh orange, Milk. Monday — Cheese pizza or Corn

There are those who may consider an upcoming talk, on co-existing with coyotes, by Marilyn McGee, to be an oxymoron. McGee's approach stands in contrast to a recent contest in Yadkin County for hunters to shoot and kill as many coyotes as possible.
The talk is scheduled for March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Airy Public Library.
According to McGee

Co-existing with coyotes set for March 3

There are those who may consider an upcoming talk, on co-existing with coyotes, by Marilyn McGee, to be an oxymoron. McGee's approach stands in contrast to a recent contest in Yadkin County for hunters to shoot and kill as many coyotes as possible. The talk is scheduled for March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Airy Public Library. According to McGee

State official's visit reset for March 11

State Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz's scheduled visit to Mount Airy today has been postponed as a result of snowy weather forecast to hit the area overnight. She had been scheduled to be at McArthur's on Main today. Now, she is to visit the downtown establishement on March 11 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting is part of a statewide tour tr

Surry Countians can count on being a way station on the Siberian Express's as forecasters call for Tuesday's snow to be topped off Wednesday and Thursday with more of the white stuff. National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) Meteorologist Dave Wert compares the storm system's path to train tracks.
“The next system moving into t

New storm is expected to bring fresh snowfall to the region

Surry Countians can count on being a way station on the Siberian Express's as forecasters call for Tuesday's snow to be topped off Wednesday and Thursday with more of the white stuff. National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) Meteorologist Dave Wert compares the storm system's path to train tracks. “The next system moving into t

MCA recently hosted its annual spelling bee, which was conducted in two parts.
Students from grades three through five participate in classroom spelling bees to determine classroom winners, who then participate in the lower school bee. The same process is used for students in the upper school in grades six through eight.
MCA recognizes Scripps Na

Millennium Charter Academy holds annual spelling bee

MCA recently hosted its annual spelling bee, which was conducted in two parts. Students from grades three through five participate in classroom spelling bees to determine classroom winners, who then participate in the lower school bee. The same process is used for students in the upper school in grades six through eight. MCA recognizes Scripps Na

Plenty of cold outside Friday night was offset by plenty of praise inside The Andy Griffith Playhouse during the Surry Arts Council's annual community celebration of African-American heritage.
The weather appeared to affect participation with around half the number of groups performing as usual. Typically, the free event draws more than a dozen ar

Celebrating Black History Month

Plenty of cold outside Friday night was offset by plenty of praise inside The Andy Griffith Playhouse during the Surry Arts Council's annual community celebration of African-American heritage. The weather appeared to affect participation with around half the number of groups performing as usual. Typically, the free event draws more than a dozen ar

Weather wearied Surry Countians were hit again early Saturday with snow as the Siberian Express rolled out of the area, which caused a few problems in the area.
“We had several accidents in the (Saturday) morning but fortunately nothing really severe,” said Surry County Emergency Medical Services Director John Shelton. “Everythin

City blanketed by more snow, ice

Weather wearied Surry Countians were hit again early Saturday with snow as the Siberian Express rolled out of the area, which caused a few problems in the area. “We had several accidents in the (Saturday) morning but fortunately nothing really severe,” said Surry County Emergency Medical Services Director John Shelton. “Everythin

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Chicken nuggets or Ground steak sandwich, Mashed potatoes, coleslaw, Sliced peaches, Milk. Friday — Taco soup with cheese quesadilla or Mini corndogs, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Baked potato, Fresh orange, Milk. Monday — NA Tuesday — NA Wednesday — NA J.J. Jones Interm

Bitter cold temps keeps plumbers busy

Local plumbers are scrambling to meet the demands for their services brought on by recent frigid temperatures. Steve Tate & Son Plumbing Inc. Project Manager Kevin Haynes said the firm has been “extremely busy” with more calls coming in later Friday morning than usual as leaks were discovered by temporarily home bound customers. Ha





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