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A broken down shell of a building at Courtney Elementary School is all that remains of the gym after powerful storms on May 24, which included several tornado touchdowns in Yadkin County, where the school is located. While tornado warnings were issued for Surry County — and several residents reported seeing the tornado cloud formations near Pilot Mountain, no tornadoes touched down in Surry County.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Civitas Media

Surry Community College Lead Paralegal Instructor Selina Dougherty and Paralegal Instructor Robert Payne serve as judges while students perform mock oral appellate trial arguments as a part of their final exams in LEX-121 Legal Research Writing II.


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Cassie Lehr, left, hugs her foster sister Mary Frances Beck after being reunited after 56 years.


Andy Winemiller | The News

These $100 bills might look like the real thing, but are clearly labeled “for motion picture use only.” The ones pictured are among bills stored as evidence at the Mount Airy Police Department in the wake of recent crimes involving local businesses being victimized by the fake notes.


Tom Joyce | The News

After capturing its first Region X title since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team accepted an at-large bid to the College World Series on Tuesday. This will be Surry’s first trip to the College World Series since 1998.


Submitted photo

“Mount Airy Blooms” garden tour will feature the gardens of “The Blue House” among others. on June 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Webb Interiors, 1191 W. Lebanon St., Mount Airy and at the Mount Airy Visitors Center, 200 N. Main St., Mount Airy and online at Eventbrite.com.


Bill Colvard | The News

Mount Airy’s Grayson Corbin (left) was named as one of two recipients of the N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Awards for the 2017 NCHSAA 1A Men’s Track and Field championships. The award was presented during the ceremony at the end of the meet, where Corbin and his Granite Bears teammates won the team championship as well. Pictured with Corbin is Jeremy Kankula of state runner-up Atkins, who also won the award.


John Cate | The News

The Copeland Youth Foundation had three teams bring home county championships and another finish as runners-up during the youth basketball season. One of them was the Junior Varsity Girls team, which locked up the title with a 25-14 win over the Franklin Thunder on Feb. 24 at Gentry Middle School. Team members are: (coaches) Drew Wilmoth and Kevin Rogers; (players) Hanna Wall, Kaylee McCraw, Jordan Snow, Alyson Wilmoth, Sarah Wilkins, Cadence Wilkins, Brooke Rogers, Brianna Wilmoth and Karlie Robertson.


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Class president John Clement offers a farewell to the Early College’s Class of 2017 on Friday.


Andy Winemiller | The News

Members of the 28th North Carolina Civil War reenactment unit issue a three-volley salute to fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen.


Andy Winemiller | The News

A broken down shell of a building at Courtney Elementary School is all that remains of the gym after powerful storms on May 24, which included several tornado touchdowns in Yadkin County, where the school is located. While tornado warnings were issued for Surry County — and several residents reported seeing the tornado cloud formations near Pilot Mountain, no tornadoes touched down in Surry County.

Surry Community College Lead Paralegal Instructor Selina Dougherty and Paralegal Instructor Robert Payne serve as judges while students perform mock oral appellate trial arguments as a part of their final exams in LEX-121 Legal Research Writing II.

Cassie Lehr, left, hugs her foster sister Mary Frances Beck after being reunited after 56 years.

These $100 bills might look like the real thing, but are clearly labeled “for motion picture use only.” The ones pictured are among bills stored as evidence at the Mount Airy Police Department in the wake of recent crimes involving local businesses being victimized by the fake notes.

After capturing its first Region X title since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team accepted an at-large bid to the College World Series on Tuesday. This will be Surry’s first trip to the College World Series since 1998.

“Mount Airy Blooms” garden tour will feature the gardens of “The Blue House” among others. on June 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Webb Interiors, 1191 W. Lebanon St., Mount Airy and at the Mount Airy Visitors Center, 200 N. Main St., Mount Airy and online at Eventbrite.com.

Mount Airy’s Grayson Corbin (left) was named as one of two recipients of the N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Awards for the 2017 NCHSAA 1A Men’s Track and Field championships. The award was presented during the ceremony at the end of the meet, where Corbin and his Granite Bears teammates won the team championship as well. Pictured with Corbin is Jeremy Kankula of state runner-up Atkins, who also won the award.

The Copeland Youth Foundation had three teams bring home county championships and another finish as runners-up during the youth basketball season. One of them was the Junior Varsity Girls team, which locked up the title with a 25-14 win over the Franklin Thunder on Feb. 24 at Gentry Middle School. Team members are: (coaches) Drew Wilmoth and Kevin Rogers; (players) Hanna Wall, Kaylee McCraw, Jordan Snow, Alyson Wilmoth, Sarah Wilkins, Cadence Wilkins, Brooke Rogers, Brianna Wilmoth and Karlie Robertson.

Class president John Clement offers a farewell to the Early College’s Class of 2017 on Friday.

Members of the 28th North Carolina Civil War reenactment unit issue a three-volley salute to fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen.

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A broken down shell of a building at Courtney Elementary School is all that remains of the gym after powerful storms on May 24, which included several tornado touchdowns in Yadkin County, where the school is located. While tornado warnings were issued for Surry County — and several residents reported seeing the tornado cloud formations near Pilot Mountain, no tornadoes touched down in Surry County.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_gym-1.jpgA broken down shell of a building at Courtney Elementary School is all that remains of the gym after powerful storms on May 24, which included several tornado touchdowns in Yadkin County, where the school is located. While tornado warnings were issued for Surry County — and several residents reported seeing the tornado cloud formations near Pilot Mountain, no tornadoes touched down in Surry County. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Civitas Media

Surry Community College Lead Paralegal Instructor Selina Dougherty and Paralegal Instructor Robert Payne serve as judges while students perform mock oral appellate trial arguments as a part of their final exams in LEX-121 Legal Research Writing II.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Paralegal_SPRING2017-WEB-8-1.jpgSurry Community College Lead Paralegal Instructor Selina Dougherty and Paralegal Instructor Robert Payne serve as judges while students perform mock oral appellate trial arguments as a part of their final exams in LEX-121 Legal Research Writing II. Submitted photo

Cassie Lehr, left, hugs her foster sister Mary Frances Beck after being reunited after 56 years.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Sisiters6-1.jpgCassie Lehr, left, hugs her foster sister Mary Frances Beck after being reunited after 56 years. Andy Winemiller | The News

These $100 bills might look like the real thing, but are clearly labeled “for motion picture use only.” The ones pictured are among bills stored as evidence at the Mount Airy Police Department in the wake of recent crimes involving local businesses being victimized by the fake notes.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Spend-this-1-1.jpgThese $100 bills might look like the real thing, but are clearly labeled “for motion picture use only.” The ones pictured are among bills stored as evidence at the Mount Airy Police Department in the wake of recent crimes involving local businesses being victimized by the fake notes. Tom Joyce | The News

After capturing its first Region X title since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team accepted an at-large bid to the College World Series on Tuesday. This will be Surry’s first trip to the College World Series since 1998.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_SurryRegionXChamps-1.jpgAfter capturing its first Region X title since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team accepted an at-large bid to the College World Series on Tuesday. This will be Surry’s first trip to the College World Series since 1998. Submitted photo

“Mount Airy Blooms” garden tour will feature the gardens of “The Blue House” among others. on June 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Webb Interiors, 1191 W. Lebanon St., Mount Airy and at the Mount Airy Visitors Center, 200 N. Main St., Mount Airy and online at Eventbrite.com.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_BlueHouse-6-1.jpg“Mount Airy Blooms” garden tour will feature the gardens of “The Blue House” among others. on June 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Webb Interiors, 1191 W. Lebanon St., Mount Airy and at the Mount Airy Visitors Center, 200 N. Main St., Mount Airy and online at Eventbrite.com. Bill Colvard | The News

Mount Airy’s Grayson Corbin (left) was named as one of two recipients of the N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Awards for the 2017 NCHSAA 1A Men’s Track and Field championships. The award was presented during the ceremony at the end of the meet, where Corbin and his Granite Bears teammates won the team championship as well. Pictured with Corbin is Jeremy Kankula of state runner-up Atkins, who also won the award.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_DSC_0835a.jpgMount Airy’s Grayson Corbin (left) was named as one of two recipients of the N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Awards for the 2017 NCHSAA 1A Men’s Track and Field championships. The award was presented during the ceremony at the end of the meet, where Corbin and his Granite Bears teammates won the team championship as well. Pictured with Corbin is Jeremy Kankula of state runner-up Atkins, who also won the award. John Cate | The News

The Copeland Youth Foundation had three teams bring home county championships and another finish as runners-up during the youth basketball season. One of them was the Junior Varsity Girls team, which locked up the title with a 25-14 win over the Franklin Thunder on Feb. 24 at Gentry Middle School. Team members are: (coaches) Drew Wilmoth and Kevin Rogers; (players) Hanna Wall, Kaylee McCraw, Jordan Snow, Alyson Wilmoth, Sarah Wilkins, Cadence Wilkins, Brooke Rogers, Brianna Wilmoth and Karlie Robertson.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_DSC_0842.jpgThe Copeland Youth Foundation had three teams bring home county championships and another finish as runners-up during the youth basketball season. One of them was the Junior Varsity Girls team, which locked up the title with a 25-14 win over the Franklin Thunder on Feb. 24 at Gentry Middle School. Team members are: (coaches) Drew Wilmoth and Kevin Rogers; (players) Hanna Wall, Kaylee McCraw, Jordan Snow, Alyson Wilmoth, Sarah Wilkins, Cadence Wilkins, Brooke Rogers, Brianna Wilmoth and Karlie Robertson. Submitted photo

Class president John Clement offers a farewell to the Early College’s Class of 2017 on Friday.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_EarlyCollegeGrad4-1.jpgClass president John Clement offers a farewell to the Early College’s Class of 2017 on Friday. Andy Winemiller | The News

Members of the 28th North Carolina Civil War reenactment unit issue a three-volley salute to fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Rockford1-1.jpgMembers of the 28th North Carolina Civil War reenactment unit issue a three-volley salute to fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen. Andy Winemiller | The News

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