Service in Rockford honors veterans ROCKFORD — The Rockford Preservation Society, Inc. presented its 27th annual Memorial Day service in a deep-rooted and heartfelt dedication that recognized the contribution of American servicemen and women.
President Hannah Holyfield led the commemoration at the former old historic Rockford Methodist Church. She emphasized the kinship of patriotism found within the community and the sacrifice of all veterans.
Michael Hicks, keynote speake...
Love, enthusiasm take chill off Mount Airy graduation The morning was chilly at Mount Airy High School’s graduation Saturday, but the enthusiasm and love expressed seemed to make a large propane heater on the stage just symbolic as the Granite Bears Class of 2013 was honored.
Where : Wallace Shelton Stadium.
When: Saturday at 9 a.m.
Number of graduates: 140
Speakers: Valedictorian Jordan Jackson and Salutatorian Elizabeth Dinkins.
What the Speakers said: Dinkins told her class...
Graduation celebration at North Surry High School North Surry High School’s commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2013 was held Saturday morning under blue skies and warm sunshine. The stands were full on the home side, with multiple friends, family, and loved ones electing to stand on the side, sit in lawn chairs, and on the other side of the football field. A light breeze kept everyone cool, but graduates were spotted clutching their caps as the wind picked up and threatened to...
Samantha Riggs returns home after successful heart transplant CANA, Va. — It was graduation day for many young people across the area Saturday, but a different kind of graduation was happening in Cana: Samantha Riggs, after 140 days spent in the hospital in Durham, N.C., and three weeks in the Ronald McDonald House, had a graduation of her own — from hospital patient to warrior princess Sam, with a new, healthy heart, ready to return home.
After she received her heart transplant last month, Samantha w...
Woolworth sit-in participant to speak DOBSON — A man who literally was instrumental in changing the nation’s history will be the featured speaker when the Surry County TEA Party Patriots meet Tuesday night.
Clarence Henderson, one of the earliest participants in the Greensboro Civil Rights lunch counter sit-ins, will highlight the event, set for 6 p.m. at the Depot Restaurant in Dobson.
The public is invited to the event, according to Kevin Shinault, one of the organizers of ...
Local business site of Oklahoma relief efforts Many watched the aftermath following the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., last week as well as other areas nearby, now people are looking for ways they can help give back. Locally, residents can aid the victims by helping fill a trailer during the coming week with donated items to ship out to Oklahoma next weekend.
Dawn Lawson, owner of Creative Designs Flowers & Gifts on South Main Street, is a volunteer with God’s Hand International....
Wendy Byerly Wood Associate EditorMount Airy News
Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
• Dylan Blaize Brintle, a white male, 19 years of age, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support;
• Michael Lee Reynolds, a white male, 41, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support;
• Phillip Crawford Shouse, a white male, 58, who is wanted on a charge of failing to appear on a felony emb...
East Surry Class of 2013 Graduation Ceremony goes a little bit country PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School’s 2013 Graduation Program was a whole lot of graduating and just a little bit country.
Where: East Surry High School Athletic Field.
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Number of graduates: 122
Speakers: Senior Class President Tyler Pardue, Student Body President Samuel Marsh and Principal Diane Beane.
What the Speaker and graduates said: Pardue opened his welcome speech by reminding his classmat...
Standing room only at Surry Central High School’s graduation DOBSON — Surry Central High School’s 2013 commencement exercises were held last night to a standing-room-only crowd. Graduates received over $2 million in scholarships.
Where: Surry Central High School’s gym
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Speakers: Assistant Principal Dr. Thomas Ratledge, Senior Class President Elliott Tyler Draughn, Student Body President Heather Rozella Key, Principal Kevin Via
What the speakers and graduates said: ...
White Plains Christian School graduates eight White Plains Christian School honored its eight graduates on Friday night, including a photo slide show of their many years in the program.
Where: White Plains Christian School’s gymnasium
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Number of Graduates: Eight.
Speaker: Wesley Tucker, 2004 WPCS graduate and son of the Rev. David Tucker
What the Speaker Said: Wesley Tucker said he suffered some culture shock going from a Christian school to Surr...