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North Surry's wrestling team took home some more hardware on Saturday.
The Greyhounds had six wrestlers win conference titles and North ran away with the Western Piedmont 2A Conference tournament championship at Ron King Gymnasium.
North, which has won six straight regular season conference crowns, had 11 guys in the finals. North's Austin Rozier

Hounds claim tourney title

North Surry's wrestling team took home some more hardware on Saturday. The Greyhounds had six wrestlers win conference titles and North ran away with the Western Piedmont 2A Conference tournament championship at Ron King Gymnasium. North, which has won six straight regular season conference crowns, had 11 guys in the finals. North's Austin Rozier

After years of property tax cuts, three of the five members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners say they would consider raising taxes with a tight budget year looming.
City officials are eyeing costly infrastructure and capital needs including providing more parking at Reeves Community Center, acquiring a new fire truck and three police cars,

City tax hike possible

After years of property tax cuts, three of the five members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners say they would consider raising taxes with a tight budget year looming. City officials are eyeing costly infrastructure and capital needs including providing more parking at Reeves Community Center, acquiring a new fire truck and three police cars,

Every one of the more than 100 people who attended a genealogy swap meet Saturday in Mount Airy had their own reasons for being there, but Suzanne Settle was on a special mission.
“My husband passed in July,” the West Lebanon Street resident explained while seated in front of a computer logged into the Ancestry.com website, as a member

Family trees grow at swap meet

Every one of the more than 100 people who attended a genealogy swap meet Saturday in Mount Airy had their own reasons for being there, but Suzanne Settle was on a special mission. “My husband passed in July,” the West Lebanon Street resident explained while seated in front of a computer logged into the Ancestry.com website, as a member

ASHE COUNTY — The following are the restaurant and facility grades for Ashe County for the month of January 2015.
Restaurant and facilities in Ashe County are routinely inspected by the Appalachian District Health Department, which also oversees restaurants and facilities in Alleghany and Watauga counties.
The following inspections took pla

Restaurant and facility grades for January 2015

ASHE COUNTY — The following are the restaurant and facility grades for Ashe County for the month of January 2015. Restaurant and facilities in Ashe County are routinely inspected by the Appalachian District Health Department, which also oversees restaurants and facilities in Alleghany and Watauga counties. The following inspections took pla

East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Christian Gage Edwards, 17, of Pinnacle, was traveling on Old Winston Road away from Old 52 Bypass east of Pilot Mountain at about 1:45 p.m., when he came out of a curve into a straightaway and ov

JEFFERSON — Former Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Feb, 5 on charges stemming from an arrest late last summer.
Ashe County Sheriff's deputies arrested Price at his former residence located at 300 Bronze Turkey Lane in Zionville on Aug. 5, 2014 and charged him with misdemeanor breaking and enter

Former Commissioner Price set to appear in court Thursday

JEFFERSON — Former Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Feb, 5 on charges stemming from an arrest late last summer. Ashe County Sheriff's deputies arrested Price at his former residence located at 300 Bronze Turkey Lane in Zionville on Aug. 5, 2014 and charged him with misdemeanor breaking and enter

Surry County Commissioner Eddie Harris greets Elkin Town Commissioner Bob Norton Thursday during an elected officials meet and greet session hosted by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at Cedarbrook Country Club. The event was held to give chamber members a chance to meet new and incumbent elected officials for Surry and Yadkin counties.
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Chamber hosts meet and greet

Surry County Commissioner Eddie Harris greets Elkin Town Commissioner Bob Norton Thursday during an elected officials meet and greet session hosted by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at Cedarbrook Country Club. The event was held to give chamber members a chance to meet new and incumbent elected officials for Surry and Yadkin counties. Steva

Bears win NW title; Cards 3rd

WALKERTOWN — Mount Airy's wrestling team won its second straight Northwest 1A Conference tournament title on Saturday. The Granite Bears won the regular season conference championship this season as well. Walkertown finished second and East Surry was third. Jacob Hogue, Shay Wilson, Triston Mabry, Cameron Pack, Landon Mumford and Andrew Moor

Knights drop opening doubleheader

LANCASTER, S.C. — Surry Community College dropped its season-opening baseball doubleheader Saturday at USC-Lancaster 8-0 and 3-2. The Knights were limited to four hits in the opener and USC-Lancaster scored three unearned runs off three Surry (0-2) errors in the opening game, an 8-0 loss. Tanner Lomax, Cody Nipper, Ben Temple and Jamison Nag

East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Christian Gage Edwards, 17, of Pinnacle, was traveling on Old Winston Road away from Old 52 Bypass east of Pilot Mountain at about 1:45 p.m., when he came out of a curve into a straightaway and ov

Mount Airy's customary annual debate on enforcing minimum housing codes has produced two main conclusions: it could be easier for the public to report alleged violations, and one city official might be meddling in the process.
Statements by Commissioner Shirley Brinkley that she regularly calls the city codes enforcement officer about particular l

Minimum housing debate heats up

Mount Airy's customary annual debate on enforcing minimum housing codes has produced two main conclusions: it could be easier for the public to report alleged violations, and one city official might be meddling in the process. Statements by Commissioner Shirley Brinkley that she regularly calls the city codes enforcement officer about particular l

RONDA – McKenzie Stokes had 14 points and the East Wilkes defense kept Starmount smothered as the Cardinals defeated the Rams in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game, 49-25.
The Cardinals appeared a little sluggish, playing their second game in two nights and their third in four nights.
“You kind of worry about that,” East

Cardinals win third straight

RONDA – McKenzie Stokes had 14 points and the East Wilkes defense kept Starmount smothered as the Cardinals defeated the Rams in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game, 49-25. The Cardinals appeared a little sluggish, playing their second game in two nights and their third in four nights. “You kind of worry about that,” East





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