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David Broyles

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

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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

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

Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professional of the Year honors were awarded to Cecania Branch on Wednesday afternoon during the annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon at Cross Creek Country Club.
Award Sponsor Teresa Lewis of Workforce Unlimited made the announcement and presentation to Branch, who also received fl

Chamber names Branch as Administrative Pro of the Year

Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professional of the Year honors were awarded to Cecania Branch on Wednesday afternoon during the annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon at Cross Creek Country Club. Award Sponsor Teresa Lewis of Workforce Unlimited made the announcement and presentation to Branch, who also received fl

The Mount Airy City Schools honored the support of Aero-Care and Eagle Carports at its April 21 business meeting at B.H. Tharrington Elementary School. BHT students also presented their “commercials” supporting summer reading.
Sales Representative Joel Harmon represented Aero-Care on behalf of Manager Rob Holladay and accepted a certif

Businesses honored; student commercials aired at BOE meeting

The Mount Airy City Schools honored the support of Aero-Care and Eagle Carports at its April 21 business meeting at B.H. Tharrington Elementary School. BHT students also presented their “commercials” supporting summer reading. Sales Representative Joel Harmon represented Aero-Care on behalf of Manager Rob Holladay and accepted a certif

The Jesse Franklin Pioneers local chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association is making final preparations this week with an eye on capturing more state honors at the annual State History Conference in Raleigh on Friday.
“We are in our ninth year with the group officially staring during the calendar year of 2006,” said Mount A

Junior historians prepare for state convention Friday

The Jesse Franklin Pioneers local chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association is making final preparations this week with an eye on capturing more state honors at the annual State History Conference in Raleigh on Friday. “We are in our ninth year with the group officially staring during the calendar year of 2006,” said Mount A

It was as if two straight days of rain primed Saturday's Spring Art Walk into bloom.
Main Street Coordinator Lizzie Morrison said the annual event had more than 80 local and regional artists participating.
“We couldn't ask for a more beautiful day in Mount Airy for the art walk,” said Morrison. “The participants are happy, the v

Artists show off their work

It was as if two straight days of rain primed Saturday's Spring Art Walk into bloom. Main Street Coordinator Lizzie Morrison said the annual event had more than 80 local and regional artists participating. “We couldn't ask for a more beautiful day in Mount Airy for the art walk,” said Morrison. “The participants are happy, the v

DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park.
Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount.
“It's an awesome sight to see

New park a Spring Folly crowd pleaser

DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park. Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount. “It's an awesome sight to see

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards.
Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Mom: Texting distraction behind son's death

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park.
Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount.
“It's an awesome sight to see

New park a Spring Folly crowd pleaser

DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park. Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount. “It's an awesome sight to see

PILOT — Participants and organizers of the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation Third Annual MAD Dash 5K and Fun Run are in an “out of the starting blocks” frame of mind with a little less than two weeks remaining before the benefit race.
“We had about 330 participants last year and the weather was cool and overcast,

Educational foundation MAD Dash 5K is May 1

PILOT — Participants and organizers of the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation Third Annual MAD Dash 5K and Fun Run are in an “out of the starting blocks” frame of mind with a little less than two weeks remaining before the benefit race. “We had about 330 participants last year and the weather was cool and overcast,

Local school lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday — Garlic cheesebread with Marinara sauce or Ham and cheese wrap, Corn on the cob, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Sliced peaches, Milk. Friday — Stuffed crust pizza or Corn dog, Romaine salad with tomatoes, fresh apple Baked fries, Milk. Monday — Chicken nuggets with rolls or Club wrap, rom

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards.
Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Mom: Texting distraction behind son's death

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards.
Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Mom: Texting distraction behind son's death

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Organizers characterized the fourth Surry County Economic Development Partnership BizFest business expo Thursday at Cross Creek Country Club more like a generator than a thermostat.
“In the past we tried to focus BizFest on getting businesses to share their experiences,”said Surry County Economic Development Partnership President Todd

Building on business momentum

Organizers characterized the fourth Surry County Economic Development Partnership BizFest business expo Thursday at Cross Creek Country Club more like a generator than a thermostat. “In the past we tried to focus BizFest on getting businesses to share their experiences,”said Surry County Economic Development Partnership President Todd

DOBSON — Surry Community College's annual Advanced Manufacturing Day Tuesday took place against a backdrop of a great regional footrace as schools ready graduates with the skills that companies need to fill positions.
Associate Dean of Curriculum Sabra Long said about 170 people participated this year (compared to more than 100 last year). S

SCC Advanced Manufacturing Day looks to spark student interest

DOBSON — Surry Community College's annual Advanced Manufacturing Day Tuesday took place against a backdrop of a great regional footrace as schools ready graduates with the skills that companies need to fill positions. Associate Dean of Curriculum Sabra Long said about 170 people participated this year (compared to more than 100 last year). S

DOBSON – Local 911 workers were recognized last week as part of National Telecommunicator Appreciation Week.
“The most rewarding part of the job is knowing your actions have helped to save someone or have assisted someone in their time of need,” said Stephanie Conner, the Surry Couny center's director.
“Telecommunicators h

Dispatchers recognized during week

DOBSON – Local 911 workers were recognized last week as part of National Telecommunicator Appreciation Week. “The most rewarding part of the job is knowing your actions have helped to save someone or have assisted someone in their time of need,” said Stephanie Conner, the Surry Couny center's director. “Telecommunicators h

DOBSON — Joseph Snow, who is in the fifth grade at Mountain Park Elementary School, was honored at the Surry County Board of Education meeting Monday.
Artwork by Snow was chosen to appear in the 2015-2016 North Carolina “Farm to School” calendar through a contest open to all public school students in kindergarten through sixth gr

DOBSON — Joseph Snow, who is in the fifth grade at Mountain Park Elementary School, was honored at the Surry County Board of Education meeting Monday. Artwork by Snow was chosen to appear in the 2015-2016 North Carolina “Farm to School” calendar through a contest open to all public school students in kindergarten through sixth gr

DOBSON — A testament to a 90-year tradition of school spirit was evident at Copeland Elementary School Monday afternoon when the majority sang its Alma Mater without looking at the program. Copeland alum Sheriff Graham Atkinson's closing speech also summed up the past as the future for all “Bluebirds” present.
“We just say

Copeland Elementary School celebrates its 90th anniversary

DOBSON — A testament to a 90-year tradition of school spirit was evident at Copeland Elementary School Monday afternoon when the majority sang its Alma Mater without looking at the program. Copeland alum Sheriff Graham Atkinson's closing speech also summed up the past as the future for all “Bluebirds” present. “We just say

Northern Hospital of Surry County is looking to again honor the volunteers who are often the first and last faces patients see as they check in and out.
Volunteer and Gift Shop Coordinator Tina Beasley said a variety of activities including a dinner are planned for the the nationally recognized volunteer week, April 12 through April 18.
“Ou

Northern slates week to honor critical role of hospital volunteers

Northern Hospital of Surry County is looking to again honor the volunteers who are often the first and last faces patients see as they check in and out. Volunteer and Gift Shop Coordinator Tina Beasley said a variety of activities including a dinner are planned for the the nationally recognized volunteer week, April 12 through April 18. “Ou

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is once again using April's second full week (April 12 to 18) to honor its communications officers who make a difference by taking the phrase “answering the call” to a whole new level. Uppermost in their minds is the wrong response can turn a seemingly routine situation into something deadly.
The nat

Communication officers' dedication is honored during special week

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is once again using April's second full week (April 12 to 18) to honor its communications officers who make a difference by taking the phrase “answering the call” to a whole new level. Uppermost in their minds is the wrong response can turn a seemingly routine situation into something deadly. The nat





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