Area firefighters from units including the Mount Airy, Four Way and Bannertown Fire Departments answered a call before 5 p.m. Tuesday to a structure fire at 1618 South Main Street in Mount Airy.Little more than an hour later, while they were still at the scene, a second structure fire occured on Nelson Hill Road.All four members of the family at South Main Street escaped the blaze safely. Although there were no injuries reported at the Nelson Hill Road fire, additional d...
Editor’s Note: This is the second of two stories on local cook Peggy Tim.
DOBSON — Everything changes, everything stays the same.With little discussion and no challengers for the seats, the Surry County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to keep its leadership the same next year.The board voted to re-elect Commissioner Eddie Harris to serve as chairman in 2014 on a motion by Commissioner R.F. “Buck” Golding and with a second and motion to close the nominations by Commissioner Paul Johnson.Shortly thereafter, ...
DOBSON —Amy Knopf was named as The Surry County Schools Teacher of Excellence for Exceptional Children at the regular meeting of the board Monday night.“She is a superb teacher at East Surry High School and stands out as a leader in the school,” said Director of Communications, Instructional Media, and Teacher Quality Sonia Dickerson. “She is the perfect liaison between school and community because she knows the business owners and makes sure she matches the...
Elkin author Sarah Martin Byrd and illustrator Debbie Wall will be attending two book signings over the next week.The first is at Mast General Store in Boone and the second is at Mast General Store in Hendersonville. The two will be signing copies of their work, “The Manger Mouse,” published by Ambassador International.The Boone signing will take place on Friday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at 630 West King Street in downtown Boone. The Hendersonville signing wil...
Soles4Souls, SageSport, and two local teens — sisters Sydney Bedsaul and Abby Bedsaul — are teaming up together this holiday season to help those in poverty-ridden parts of the world by collecting shoes.Soles3Souls is a global not-for-profit institution that helps fight the effect of poverty around the world. This month, SageSport is joining with the organization to help the shoeless.“Individuals can help by donating some of the 700 million pairs of sho...
Technology has had an impact on many facets of life and the Surry County School’s annual District Science Fair is no exception. Science Fair Coordinator and County Curriculum assistant Charlotte Hiatt characterized this change as the projects moving away from presentation to experiment presentation and she says Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) supports this.
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