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Camp Invention program planned for summer

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The Mount Airy Board of Education received news Tuesday the system will offer “Camp Invention” to students from throughout the area this summer.Jones Intermediate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Coach Patty Burgess gave the board a brief overview of the program which will be held at Mount Airy Middle School June 23-27 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The program will be provided at cost, through a $205 per student fee. Burgess said it is being held for rising first through sixth graders. She said discussion is also under way to provide scholarships for the summer school although no formal decisions have been made.

 

Tharrington principal named exceptional children’s director

The Mount Airy Board of Education has announced current Tharrington Primary Principal Lydia Lovell will become the district’s new Exceptional Children’s Director.Lovell moves to the position formerly held by Cindy Perry, who retired earlier this year from the post. Lovell began her administrative career in 1999 and has served as principal at Tharrington for the past six years. According to information provided by the district, Lovell earned her master’s in the Art...

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Tickets available for Administrative Professional Day luncheon

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce still has tickets available for the Administrative Professional Day Luncheon on April 23, 12 p.m. at Cross Creek Country Club. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes lunch, entertainment, and a presentation of the Administrative Professional of the Year award.The Chamber Ambassadors will provide the entertainment for the luncheon, entertainment that will give those in attendance a blast from the past with a “Rockin' Through the D...

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City seeking applicants for redevelopment group

Two weeks after a controversial redevelopment commission was approved by Mount Airy officials, a procedure was unveiled Thursday night for citizens to apply to become members of the group.In all, seven people will serve on the redevelopment commission, which will be charged with identifying blighted areas in town and developing plans to address them.The city board of commissioners OK’d the group’s formation in a split vote on April 3, after several weeks of c...

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North Surry’s boys took first place in Thursday’s track meet at Mount Airy.Winston-Salem Prep took first for the girls, and the Bears finished second for both boys and girls. Walkertown also took part in the four-school meet.North’s Alex Cooke won the girls’ shot put and discus. In fact, her shot put distance of more than 40 feet even beat out the boys. She also finished third and fourth in the triple jump and long jump.Jessica Bevard h...

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ACC stars steal show in Barnstorming game

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Some of the best players in the ACC took center stage in front of a packed house at East Surry High School on Thursday night in the 36th-annual Barnstorming Tour.ACC Player of the Year and NBA prospect T.J. Warren of N.C. State headlined an ACC All-Star lineup that also featured 7-foot Jordan Vandenburg of N.C. State, UNC’s Leslie McDonald, and Duke’s Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston.The ACC team, coached by UNC great Phil Ford, defeate...

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Bears beat Camels in five innings

The Granite Bears won their third game of the week by blanking Atkins 10-0 Thursday.Mount Airy beat Elkin and Bishop McGuinness earlier in the week, then took care of the Camels in five innings to improve to 9-7 overall and 5-4 in the Northwest Conference.The Bears now are in third place behind undefeated East Surry and Walkertown.The Bears were on a four-game winning streak until last week when they played Walkertown twice and East Surry once. They lost all t...

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The Lady Bears win their second-straight game, crushing Atkins 20-5 on Thursday after beating Bishop McGuinness 16-13 earlier this week.

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