Varsity notebook

First Posted: 5/13/2009Good (e)news for Greyhounds E-mails, for the most part, can be bothersome with the dating advice and whatnot, but North Surry ...

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Old habits die hard

First Posted: 9/2/2009This weekend as thousands of people descend on Hillsville for the 42nd annual flea market and gun show, I cant help but to remin...

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Simmons named female athlete of the week

First Posted: 2/5/2009Courtney Simmons School: East Surry Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Notable: If laughter truly is the best medicine for pain, th...

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Male Athlete of the Week

First Posted: 1/22/2009Name: Marvin Spicer School: Surry Central Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Notable: Spicer scored 12 points, grabbed clutch reb...

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Franklin cheerleaders do well at competition

First Posted: 11/11/2009The 2009 Franklin Greyhounds varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads each placed in the top three finishers of a recent...

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MARION

First Posted: 2/15/2009MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Sarah Avis Bowlin Marion, 92, of 739 Haystack Road, Mount Airy, widow of Mr. Herman E. Marion, passed away Sun...

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East Surry avenges loss, beats Mount Airy

First Posted: 2/17/2009After a poor showing during her teams 49-47 loss to Mount Airy earlier this season, East Surrys Kelsey Long said she wanted to ...

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4-Hers have fun while helping those in need

First Posted: 10/10/2009DOBSON When Surry County 4-H Club members participated in a sleepover Friday night, their attention wasnt just on games, food...

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Bears advance in NCHSAA playoffs

First Posted: 10/28/2009Staff Report The Mount Airy girls tennis team advanced to the NCHSAA 1A western regional semifinals with a 6-0 demolition of ...

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Board should follow its own lead, open vacant seat to the public

First Posted: 11/14/2009In the days following the Nov. 3 election of Deborah Cochran to the post of Mount Airy mayor, at least two city commissioners ...

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A place to call home

First Posted: 5/17/2009Habitat for Humanity had its second home dedication in a matter of weeks Sunday afternoon. The house is not quite ready to be i...

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Easter fans 14, Bears down East Wilkes, 4-0

First Posted: 3/20/2009Christian Easter continued the torrid start to his season, and Tyler Hull and Andrew Pelfrey supplied the offense in Mount Airy...

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Celebrating the Fourth with independence: Part two

First Posted: 7/8/2009As some of you may know, I went to Washington, D.C., this year to celebrate the Fourth of July. Many people have asked how the t...

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Thumbs Up

First Posted: 10/9/2009To the hundreds of local volunteers who make the Autumn Leaves Festival a rousing success. This event is known throughout the S...

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Salvation Army opens new store

First Posted: 7/3/2009Hundreds of people visited the new Salvation Army Family Store Friday for its grand opening. Between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., Capt...

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Central drops tough loss to North Stokes, 38-28

First Posted: 10/30/2009DANBURY Surry Central had its second straight win within its grasp Friday against North Stokes but ran out of time and patien...

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Johnson

First Posted: 1/28/2009Johnson ARARAT Mr. Ira Frank Johnson, 81, of Ararat, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 2009, at the Village Care of King...

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50th anniversary

First Posted: 12/5/2009Richard B. Vaughan III and Patricia Long Vaughan of Ararat celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving day with f...

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Project Connect the Dots: Battling drinking and driving

First Posted: 5/9/2009Nearly 1,000 DWIs occurred each year in Surry County between 2002 and 2006. From 2001 to 2006, there were 759 reported alcohol-r...

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Trio charged in aluminum theft

First Posted: 2/28/2009Three local men are accused of felony charges stemming from the theft of aluminum scrap metal valued at $19,000 from a Winston-...

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Ankrom

First Posted: 2/3/2009Ankrom NORMANTOWN, W.Va. James Franklin Ankrom, 75, of Normantown, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital ...

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Gwynn

First Posted: 11/27/2009MOUNT AIRY Mr. Cecil Whitey Gwynn, 65, of Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Cen...

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Spots still open for Summer Explosion 2009

First Posted: 5/27/2009DOBSON With the first day of registration for the 4-H Summer Explosion program on Wednesday came a long line of people not ham...

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Marion-Goodwin wedding vows performed at Salem Baptist Church

First Posted: 5/8/2009Julie Dawn Marion and Carl Brian Goodwin were married April 25 in Salem Baptist Church, Dobson. Dr. Bobby Lewis Jr. officiated. ...

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CHAMBERLAIN

First Posted: 4/30/2009CHAMBERLAIN LOWGAP Clarence DeMont Monte Chamberlain, 81, of Lowgap, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Woltz Hospi...

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Science can be so cool!

First Posted: 5/15/2009Mount Airy High School student Nicole King plans to be a lawyer, but yesterday she switched places with a teacher instead. King...

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Wrecks injure two teens in Pilot

First Posted: 11/12/2009PILOT MOUNTAIN Two accidents caused by heavy rain Thursday morning sent two teens to the hospital. The second accident involv...

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SMITH

First Posted: 8/19/2009SMITH MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Myrtle Lee Puckett Smith, 80, of 1703-C N. Main St., Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 18, 2...

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Freedom of speech means the right to use curse words

First Posted: 9/18/2009To me, the U.S Constitution is a sacred document, one not to be trampled upon even during these politically correct times in wh...

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Sewage problems continue to plague

First Posted: 5/22/2009Theyre out of sight, but sewage lines definitely havent been out of mind lately for Mount Airy officials struggling with consta...

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Bears and Cards fill out Northwest 1-A all conference list

First Posted: 2/21/2009Thomas Smith Staff Reporter After Bishop McGuinness handily defeated East Surry in Thursdays girls Northwest 1-A conference to...

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Man critical after car strikes house

First Posted: 1/19/2009A driver who had gotten behind the wheel after allegedly consuming about a dozen beers was taken to a Winston-Salem hospital wi...

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Childrens Center raises $14 thousand

First Posted: 2/15/2009The Childrens Center of Surrys Heart of a Child fundraiser and 15th year anniversary held on Valentines Day was a big hit among...

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Commissioners to honor Tom York today

First Posted: 2/15/2009DOBSON Tonight the Surry County Board of Commissioners are scheduled to honor the life and memory of Thomas Tom Baity York at ...

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Sheriff’s Briefs

First Posted: 12/7/2009ARRESTS - Robert Jeremy Haynes, 23, of 175 Charles Beck Lane, Ararat, was arrested on Dec. 1 on charges of misdemeanor resist, ...

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Sweet repeat: East Surry wins four straight games to claim back-to-back state titles

First Posted: 6/6/2009With one swing of the bat East Surry senior Courtney Simmons silenced any of the Cardinals doubters or critics, capping an impro...

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Bacon-Stevens vows performed

First Posted: 10/23/2009Judy Easter Bacon and Jimmy Daniel Stevens Sr. exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 22 at Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church. Th...

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