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New medical facility to provide ‘a choice’

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With the area seeing the addition of three urgent care medical facilities within a few months — two being opened by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital — the third, Mid-Atlantic Quick Care opening Sept. 8, is hoping to give area residents another option.Surry County native Dr. Brad Goad co-owns Mid-Atlantic Quick Care and saw the need for such a facility in his home county after finding success with a similar medical office in Galax, Virginia, where the company is headquartered.


Starmount wakes up, handles East Surry

BOONVILLE — “That looked like us.” So said Starmount Coach Scott Johnson as he walked off the field Friday night after a 38-15 win over East Surry Friday night.The win came on the heels of a 28-17 loss to Mount Airy a week before - a game that was tight at the half.Starmount was up 10-7 after a half Friday night, but it was three touchdowns in the first seven minutes of the third quarter that all but sealed the victory.“We’re up t...

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Library card sign-up month set

A library card is a child’s ticket to academic achievement. Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways to ensure a child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library.September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Northwestern Regional Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all — a free library card....

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ECS brings new staff on board

Elkin City Schools began the school year recently by adding a list of 10 new hires to continue in the what ECS educators describe as a “Journey of Significance.”Director of ECS Human Resources Allison Moxley provided a list of new hires for the new school year.New hires are as listed:Billy Brown - Elkin High School - Math TeacherLeslie Hooper - Elkin High School - Science TeacherJulie Gilley - Elkin Middle/Elkin High School - ...

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Local sports roundup

RONDA — Host East Wilkes overcame a tough third set to finish off Wilkes Central, 3-1, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match Thursday.The Cardinals rolled through the first two sets before the third set. Until they were down 22-15 in the third set, the Cardinals didn’t string two points together. They pulled to within three after a 4-0 run highlighted by a kill by Alexis Pardue and an ace by Sarah Shoupe; and two within two at 24-22 before falling 25-22.

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*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeThursday, August 28Men’s soccerBishop McGuinness 3, East Wilkes 2Women’s tennisStarmount 9, North Wilkes 0Elkin 9, West Wilkes 0East Wilkes 6, Wilkes Central 3VolleyballNorth Wilkes 3, Starmount 2East Wilkes 3, Wilkes Central 1Forbush 3, Eas...

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Cabinet-making class begins in September

MOUNT AIRY — Surry Community College will offer a custom cabinet-making class beginning Sept. 8 and ending Dec 15 with Roy High as the instructor.The cabinetry course is designed as an introduction to the fundamental techniques of cabinet-making and woodworking. It is suitable for the beginner, as well as the experienced woodworker.Students are allowed to choose their own project. The class will meet on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Surry Community Colleg...

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Learn how to build your own violin from scratch

MOUNT AIRY — Surry Community College is offering a violin-making I/luthier class starting in the fall at the Center for Public Safety, located at 1220 State St., in Mount Airy.Two class sessions will be offered on Wednesdays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m.Award-winning craftsman Joe Thrift is the instructor.The class is offered to the student willing to commit one year of work toward making a violin from scratch....

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ECS to have lunch pay portal

Elkin City Schools introduced new technology in the form of a payment portal that will allow parents to balance school meal payments in addition to tracking what their children are purchasing in the school cafeteria.ECS Director of Business and Finance Jan Zachary said it would allow a convenience in that kids would not have to carry checks or cash to school.The portal called K12PaymentCenter.com will have enhanced monitoring options for managing low account balances on ...

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ECS names top positions

Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe recently announced a reorganization of the central office leadership team after the Elkin City School Board of Education met in closed session on Monday.Allison Moxley was named as director of Human Resources, and Cynthia Altemueller will become the chief academic officer for Elkin City Schools.Moxley said her responsibilities will encompass hiring personnel, teacher licensure, workers compensation, the Family Medical L...

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Hugh Chatham Express Care ribbon cut

Hugh Chatham Express Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in Elkin with Director of Occupation Health Dr. Joseph Zastrow and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Bob Midkiff performing ceremonial honors.More than 70 people attended including the express care and hospital employees, the public, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer Paul Hammes.Hammes said, “It is real exciting.” The C...

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Photography exhibit at Elkin library

ELKIN — The 2014 “Show Us Your Best” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Elkin Public Library during the month of September. The contest is sponsored by all member libraries of the Northwestern Regional Library.About 60 photographs by library patrons from throughout Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties are in the collection. The exhibit includes a variety of photographs including color, black and white, and...

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Harlem Wizards to kick off Yadkin County United Fund campaign

YADKINVILLE — The Harlem Wizards will make two special appearances — Sept. 20 at Starmount High School at 7 p.m. and on Sept. 27 at Forbush High School at 7 p.m. — to help Yadkin County United Fund kick off this year’s annual fundraising campaign.Both evenings promise to be a fun-filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face. This event is hosted by Yadkin County United Fund.

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Stolen tractor recovered

HAMPTONVILLE — On Aug. 21, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melvin Dwayne Cummings, 48, of Jonesville, and charged him with one count of felony larceny, one count of felony obtaining property by false pretense, one count of felony possession of stolen property, one count of misdemeanor criminal injury to personal property, one count of misdemeanor altering/removing a serial number and one count of misdemeanor selling an altered serial number of a farm tractor.

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Mountain Park High School class of 1952

The Mountain Park High School class of 1952 celebrates its 62nd reunion at The Lantern restaurant in Pilot Mountain on Aug. 23. Attending are, front row, from left, Dickie Southard, Tommy Cockerham, Dorothy Simmons, Jackie Trexler; second row, Rose Simmons, Gaye Peterson, Camilla Cook; and, back row, Bobby Hudspeth, Dorothy Calloway, Jon Saylor, Travis Holbrook and Jackie Snow.

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Northern Hospital announces new president, CEO

MOUNT AIRY — The Board of Trustees of Northern Hospital of Surry County has appointed Ned Hill as the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. Hill brings 13 years of experience in the health care industry, including chief executive and operating positions at several community hospitals throughout the country.Prior to accepting the position at Northern, he served as chief executive officer at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Wyoming. ...

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Red Cross issues safety tips for labor day weekend

GREENSBORO — Many people will be taking road trips, spending time at the beach and having cookouts this weekend. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time.The Red Cross encourages everyone to take a few simple safety steps when spending time on the road, at the beach and at cook outs. A good way to start is by downloading the free First Aid and Swim apps.People should also follow these safety tips:Tips for ...

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Thirteen Wayne Farms facilities honored with safety awards

OAKWOOD, Ga. — Thirteen Wayne Farms’ facilities were recently honored by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council for outstanding safety performance by implementing innovative and effective safety and health programs at the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida.One of the award winning facilities located in Pendergrass, Georgia received Award of Distinction, the highest accolade offered, for the fifth consecutive year. The Pende...

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