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By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Avery Bradley says despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team.
If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley might be right.
Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Celtics beat the Charlot

Bradley scores 30, Celtics defeat Hornets 116-104

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Avery Bradley says despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley might be right. Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Celtics beat the Charlot

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — on April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only week from April 4-10.
During the youth-only season, turkey hunting is only allowed for those younger than 16 years, who must be accom

Youth turkey hunting season opens Saturday, regular season April 11

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — on April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only week from April 4-10. During the youth-only season, turkey hunting is only allowed for those younger than 16 years, who must be accom

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Chase Mounce, of Elkin, has been named to the All-South Athletic second team as a sophomore at Tusculum College.
Mounce, who turns 22 in May, led the Pioneers in scoring, blocked shots, and field goal percentage. He was second on the team in rebounding.
At 16.5 points per game, Mounce was sixth in the conference in scor

Mounce earns honors

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Chase Mounce, of Elkin, has been named to the All-South Athletic second team as a sophomore at Tusculum College. Mounce, who turns 22 in May, led the Pioneers in scoring, blocked shots, and field goal percentage. He was second on the team in rebounding. At 16.5 points per game, Mounce was sixth in the conference in scor

BOONVILLE — Starmount took a 6-3 win over Ashe County in tennis Monday in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match.
Buoyed by the return of their No. 1, Ashe County hung with the Rams until a key win at No. 4 singles by Starmount's Levi Myers.
Griffin Cass and Zachary Sizemore clinched the win for the Rams with an 8-1 win at No. 3 double

Rams on a roll

BOONVILLE — Starmount took a 6-3 win over Ashe County in tennis Monday in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match. Buoyed by the return of their No. 1, Ashe County hung with the Rams until a key win at No. 4 singles by Starmount's Levi Myers. Griffin Cass and Zachary Sizemore clinched the win for the Rams with an 8-1 win at No. 3 double

Erik Dahlager and Bob Hillyer install the directional signs on a new trail sign at the intersection of East Main and East Market streets.

Trail sign erected

Erik Dahlager and Bob Hillyer install the directional signs on a new trail sign at the intersection of East Main and East Market streets.

The newly renovated Cornerstone Market, located at 2996 N.C. 268 East, on the corner of Osborne Joyce Road, on Saturday provided a day of appreciation to its customers for their support. Free hot dogs were offered along with door prizes, raffles and merchandise discounts. “We're doing this to thank our community for its support since we took

Cornerstone Market hosts Customer Appreciation Day

The newly renovated Cornerstone Market, located at 2996 N.C. 268 East, on the corner of Osborne Joyce Road, on Saturday provided a day of appreciation to its customers for their support. Free hot dogs were offered along with door prizes, raffles and merchandise discounts. “We're doing this to thank our community for its support since we took

Eagles top Rams, 1-0

WILKESBORO — Starmount took the challenge to Wilkes Central on Friday, but the Eagles would score the game-winning goal in the last five minutes for a 1-0 victory over the Rams at Wilkes Central. “I am pleased with how we played the entire game,” Starmount coach Dale Draughn said. “We had opportunities in both halves to put

WILKESBORO — Starmount took the challenge to Wilkes Central on Friday, but the Eagles would score the game-winning goal in the last five minutes for a 1-0 victory over the Rams at Wilkes Central.
“I am pleased with how we played the entire game,” Starmount coach Dale Draughn said. “We had opportunities in both halves to put

Local sports roundup

WILKESBORO — Starmount took the challenge to Wilkes Central on Friday, but the Eagles would score the game-winning goal in the last five minutes for a 1-0 victory over the Rams at Wilkes Central. “I am pleased with how we played the entire game,” Starmount coach Dale Draughn said. “We had opportunities in both halves to put

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

A break in the conformity of Elkin's picturesque downtown buildings could be imminent after the town's board of commissioners voted for the approval to tear down the rock façade. After a heated discussion, the vote passed 3-2 in favor of moving forward with the removal of the former storefront during a Monday night called meeting.
The special

Granite façade faces demolition

A break in the conformity of Elkin's picturesque downtown buildings could be imminent after the town's board of commissioners voted for the approval to tear down the rock façade. After a heated discussion, the vote passed 3-2 in favor of moving forward with the removal of the former storefront during a Monday night called meeting. The special

WILKESBORO — According to the first-ever statewide analysis of higher education's impact on the state's economy, during fiscal year 2012-13, payroll and operations spending of Wilkes Community College, together with its construction spending and the spending of its students and alumni, created $174.1 million in added regional income to the co

WCC created $174.1 million in added income to service area in 2012-13

WILKESBORO — According to the first-ever statewide analysis of higher education's impact on the state's economy, during fiscal year 2012-13, payroll and operations spending of Wilkes Community College, together with its construction spending and the spending of its students and alumni, created $174.1 million in added regional income to the co

Early in his career, Joe Chamberlain learned how to react to the unexpected.
More than once, the Ashe County realtor would be busy taking potential buyers to a property for sale when the hazards of mountain driving called for quick action.
“I can recall on a few occasions having to yell for clients to get out of my vehicle as I found myself

Ashe County's Joe Chamberlain named Realtor of the Year

Early in his career, Joe Chamberlain learned how to react to the unexpected. More than once, the Ashe County realtor would be busy taking potential buyers to a property for sale when the hazards of mountain driving called for quick action. “I can recall on a few occasions having to yell for clients to get out of my vehicle as I found myself

Results, schedule announced

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Monday, March 30 Men's tennis Starmount 6, Ashe County 3 Women's soccer North Wilkes at East Wilkes, no report Softball West Stokes 15, Elkin 5 Tuesday, March 31 Baseball North Wilkes at Elkin, 6:30 East Wilkes at Starmount, 7 South Stokes at Forbush, 7:30 Men's tennis Elkin at East Wilke

BOONVILLE — Starmount took a 6-3 win over Ashe County in tennis Monday in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match.
Buoyed by the return of their No. 1, Ashe County hung with the Rams until a key win at No. 4 singles by Starmount's Levi Myers.
Griffin Cass and Zachary Sizemore clinched the win for the Rams with an 8-1 win at No. 3 double

Rams on a roll

BOONVILLE — Starmount took a 6-3 win over Ashe County in tennis Monday in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match. Buoyed by the return of their No. 1, Ashe County hung with the Rams until a key win at No. 4 singles by Starmount's Levi Myers. Griffin Cass and Zachary Sizemore clinched the win for the Rams with an 8-1 win at No. 3 double

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