David Broyles

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

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An academic letter assembly at Mount Airy High School Friday morning highlighted it isn't so much the symbols sewn on a Letterman's jacket, but how the accomplishment matters in the fabric of a students' life.
Seventy-eight students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes were honored in the Bears' auditorium.
“Congratulations to you,

Mount Airy High holds academic letters assembly

An academic letter assembly at Mount Airy High School Friday morning highlighted it isn't so much the symbols sewn on a Letterman's jacket, but how the accomplishment matters in the fabric of a students' life. Seventy-eight students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes were honored in the Bears' auditorium. “Congratulations to you,

ROCKFORD — The 17th annual Sweet Potato Festival in historic Rockford Village Saturday is a case of a little town excited about a big menu. Organizer Carolyn Carter said the event's straightforward and satisfying fare sprang from the inspiration of the late Annie Barnett of the Rockford General Store.
“Annie started this from her resea

Rockford sweet potato festival set for Saturday

ROCKFORD — The 17th annual Sweet Potato Festival in historic Rockford Village Saturday is a case of a little town excited about a big menu. Organizer Carolyn Carter said the event's straightforward and satisfying fare sprang from the inspiration of the late Annie Barnett of the Rockford General Store. “Annie started this from her resea

Unlike races where breaking through a ribbon signals the end, Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) High School's ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning signaled the beginning of upperclassmen's educational journeys.
“Many people have worked for a long time for us to arrive at this special day,” said Upper School Director Pamela Braley to

MCA High School ribbon cutting just a beginning

Unlike races where breaking through a ribbon signals the end, Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) High School's ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning signaled the beginning of upperclassmen's educational journeys. “Many people have worked for a long time for us to arrive at this special day,” said Upper School Director Pamela Braley to

The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday recognized staff receiving teacher and classified employee of the year honors and received a positive report on its annual audit by the firm of Dixon, Hughes, Goodman.
Plaques honoring Classified Staff of the Year awards were given to Becky Parries of Jones Intermediate and Brooke Bobbitt of M

City schools honor staffers; audit results given

The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday recognized staff receiving teacher and classified employee of the year honors and received a positive report on its annual audit by the firm of Dixon, Hughes, Goodman. Plaques honoring Classified Staff of the Year awards were given to Becky Parries of Jones Intermediate and Brooke Bobbitt of M

Those anticipating the eventual demise of Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days by the graying of The Andy Griffith Show's cast would do well to learn from the animated feature “Hoodwinked.” Everyone has a little different perspective and a personal bit of Mayberry all their own.
Surry Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones said the f

Mayberry Days showing no sign of slowing in 25th year

Those anticipating the eventual demise of Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days by the graying of The Andy Griffith Show's cast would do well to learn from the animated feature “Hoodwinked.” Everyone has a little different perspective and a personal bit of Mayberry all their own. Surry Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones said the f

History presenters Janet Pyatt and Cheryl Yellow Fawn explained Tuesday to the Central Methodist Church's Abigail Circle how individuals in both the North and South found relevancy through their faith during the Civil War.
Central Minister Rev. Jim Pyatt noted published reports suggesting a “graying” of congregations nationally. He sai

Circle discusses historical relevancy of faith

History presenters Janet Pyatt and Cheryl Yellow Fawn explained Tuesday to the Central Methodist Church's Abigail Circle how individuals in both the North and South found relevancy through their faith during the Civil War. Central Minister Rev. Jim Pyatt noted published reports suggesting a “graying” of congregations nationally. He sai

DOBSON —Surry Community's College Fair and Carnival attracted more than 2,000 participants Monday in a type of academic “one-stop shop” for students from local areas in economic transition.
“This is an amazing turnout,” said Student Government President Marshal Eddleman, “The kids are having fun and the 2,000 we

College Fair and Carnival is “one stop shop” for students

DOBSON —Surry Community's College Fair and Carnival attracted more than 2,000 participants Monday in a type of academic “one-stop shop” for students from local areas in economic transition. “This is an amazing turnout,” said Student Government President Marshal Eddleman, “The kids are having fun and the 2,000 we

The animated character Jiminy Cricket's adage of when you wish upon a star is being brought about through local efforts rallied by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Three-year-old Cayden Talbert of Mount Airy's wish to go to DisneyWorld and visit LegoLand will come true.
Organizers indicted the young boy has been battling “Evan's Syndrome,”

Mount Airy rallies to grant local child's wish

The animated character Jiminy Cricket's adage of when you wish upon a star is being brought about through local efforts rallied by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Three-year-old Cayden Talbert of Mount Airy's wish to go to DisneyWorld and visit LegoLand will come true. Organizers indicted the young boy has been battling “Evan's Syndrome,”

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary has a project which appeals to the inner Phileas Fogg in all of us.
Principal Sandra Scott says the school has kicked its student literacy project up a notch with “Read Around the World in 180 Days.” She explained the county school's new logo and tag line, “Lighting Pathways to Global Success

Copeland students to 'Read Around the World in 180 Days'

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary has a project which appeals to the inner Phileas Fogg in all of us. Principal Sandra Scott says the school has kicked its student literacy project up a notch with “Read Around the World in 180 Days.” She explained the county school's new logo and tag line, “Lighting Pathways to Global Success

DOBSON —Surry Community College is again set to host its annual College Fair for area high school juniors and seniors on Sept. 15 at its Dobson Campus. This year's event even includes a carnival and what is being called a Superintendent Splash.
The day begins with the fair sponsored by Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Adm

College fair at SCC to showcase educational opportunities

DOBSON —Surry Community College is again set to host its annual College Fair for area high school juniors and seniors on Sept. 15 at its Dobson Campus. This year's event even includes a carnival and what is being called a Superintendent Splash. The day begins with the fair sponsored by Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Adm

PILOT MOUNTAIN —The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation Fourth Annual Academic Golf Classic not only praised the past Thursday morning, it gave participants a part in the future education of county students.
“We are here this morning to honor the service of others,” said foundation board member Gary York. “We are he

Foundation golf tourney makes students benefactors

PILOT MOUNTAIN —The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation Fourth Annual Academic Golf Classic not only praised the past Thursday morning, it gave participants a part in the future education of county students. “We are here this morning to honor the service of others,” said foundation board member Gary York. “We are he

Battle of the Books (BOB) Teams from Rockford, Dobson, and Copeland teamed up on a first-of-a-kind field trip to help students make real world connections Wednesday as they talked with pilots Mark and Jenette Hege at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport.
Mark Hege is a corporate pilot for Renfro Corp., and his wife, Jenette, who also flew for the c

County BOB teams make real world connections

Battle of the Books (BOB) Teams from Rockford, Dobson, and Copeland teamed up on a first-of-a-kind field trip to help students make real world connections Wednesday as they talked with pilots Mark and Jenette Hege at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport. Mark Hege is a corporate pilot for Renfro Corp., and his wife, Jenette, who also flew for the c

Surry Community College enrollment stable

DOBSON — Preliminary head count figures for Surry Community College indicate its enrollment will have no surprises for school officials. College President Dr. David Shockley delivered the news to the board of trustees at its regular meeting on Sept. 8. He reported the approximate total of students as 3,341. “We are even (with last yea

It is not often students appear excited to be at school on a rainy, gray morning, but broad smiles were clearly visible as Millennium Charter Academy's new high school opened its doors Monday for its first day of classes.
“It's so exciting. The transition to this building has gone so smoothly and the students are so excited,” said Head

MCA high school opens its doors

It is not often students appear excited to be at school on a rainy, gray morning, but broad smiles were clearly visible as Millennium Charter Academy's new high school opened its doors Monday for its first day of classes. “It's so exciting. The transition to this building has gone so smoothly and the students are so excited,” said Head

Noted architectural firm to aid Surry Community project

DOBSON — Surry Community College's Board of Trustees learned Monday night the college is making a formal request to the North Carolina Department of Transportation to begin a project identifying the best way to access U.S. 601 from a 56-acre tract of property previously purchased by the Surry Community College Foundation. The presentation ou

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Downtown Pilot Mountain teemed with Race Car Friday Night on Main participants getting in touch with their inner race car driver. It was the first such closed car show held by the Hot Nights and Hot Cars Cruise-In organizers.
Cruise-In spokesman Jerry Venable said “Race Car Friday Night on Main” had billed the ev

Race Car Friday Night appealing on many levels

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Downtown Pilot Mountain teemed with Race Car Friday Night on Main participants getting in touch with their inner race car driver. It was the first such closed car show held by the Hot Nights and Hot Cars Cruise-In organizers. Cruise-In spokesman Jerry Venable said “Race Car Friday Night on Main” had billed the ev

A first-time effort by Food Lion Supermarket on West Lebanon Street has netted more than $1,000 in food items to benefit Franklin Elementary School's “HungerEnds” weekend backpack program.
“We are Southerners. Face it. Food is love,” said school counselor and backpack program coordinator Melissa Hart. “When they (stud

Food Lion drive supports “HungerEnds” at Franklin

A first-time effort by Food Lion Supermarket on West Lebanon Street has netted more than $1,000 in food items to benefit Franklin Elementary School's “HungerEnds” weekend backpack program. “We are Southerners. Face it. Food is love,” said school counselor and backpack program coordinator Melissa Hart. “When they (stud

DOBSON —Celebrating Agriculture organizer Extension Agent Joanna Radford will be the first to cut to the chase describing the annual event's purpose — participants have fun with a small slice of farmers' perspective on the side.
The annual celebration has been slated for Sept. 13 at Fisher River Park from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free t

“Celebrating Agriculture” features Farmers on Sept. 13

DOBSON —Celebrating Agriculture organizer Extension Agent Joanna Radford will be the first to cut to the chase describing the annual event's purpose — participants have fun with a small slice of farmers' perspective on the side. The annual celebration has been slated for Sept. 13 at Fisher River Park from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free t

County schools hold TA losses at 6

DOBSON — The Surry County School System is operating like many in the state, having to reduce the number of teaching assistants in the classrooms because of state budget cuts. Surry County Schools Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves said the system opened the 2014-2015 fiscal year with initial allotments amounting to about $357,354 less for tea

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education acknowledged a proposal for improvements to the Franklin Elementary School athletic field at its regular meeting on Tuesday and named a Franklin Elementary Teacher's Aid (TA) as the employee of the month.
Franklin Youth Foundation President Dale McKnight told the board that the foundation was seek

Board hears Franklin Fields improvement plan

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education acknowledged a proposal for improvements to the Franklin Elementary School athletic field at its regular meeting on Tuesday and named a Franklin Elementary Teacher's Aid (TA) as the employee of the month. Franklin Youth Foundation President Dale McKnight told the board that the foundation was seek




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