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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.


Fowler commits to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne

DOBSON — Cole Fowler of Surry Central has committed to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne University next season.The senior catcher signed a letter of intent at the school on Wednesday afternoon. Fowler received a partial scholarship.Fowler had received attention from Greensboro College and a few other schools, but Lenoir-Rhyne proved to be the best fit.“I really liked the coach, Tom Fleenor. The campus was really nice, and I liked the field,” Fow...

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City adopts recycling logo, slogan

Given that a picture can be worth 1,000 words, Mount Airy now has an image — and a slogan — to illustrate the city’s curbside recycling program and promote its use by the public.This has resulted from an initiative announced in January by a city recycling advisory group formed to increase participation in the program that began in January 2012.That initiative involved enlisting art students of Mount Airy Cit...

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United Fund of Surry plans next campaign

On Thursday afternoon, the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church was full of individuals who work to improve the lives of those in the community on a daily basis. The occasion was the United Fund of Surry Agency Luncheon, a wrap-up for the previous campaign season, which reached 90 percent of its $515,000 goal.While bringing in that much money for local human service agencies is something to celebrate, falling short of the goal does have reprecussions ...

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A crisis on the horizon

Surry County is getting older, and officials aren’t ready for it, according to one senior care administrator.The issue? People are living longer and funding to cover the additional elderly population is dwindling, according to Bob Cleveland, aging program planner for the Piedmont Triad Regional Council’s Area Agency on Aging.

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Granite Bears host countywide track meet

Surry Central took the boys’ prize and Mount Airy won for the girls in the Surry County Invitational track meet.The four local schools faced off on Good Friday.North Surry led the schools in field scores, thanks to high marks in throwing and jumping events. The Lady Greyhounds had 29 of their 30 teams points in those categories, while the boys had 28 of their 52 points there.However, the Golden Eagles dominated the distance events to build a big lead in ...

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East Surry baseball tops North to improve to 17-0

Scott Meredith pitched a complete game, Cody Ashburn had three hits, and visiting East Surry defeated North Surry 8-1 in nonconference baseball on Friday night.With the win, the Cardinals kept their undefeated record going at 17-0.Meredith allowed one unearned run off six hits, struck out 12 and didn’t walk a batter while going the distance. Nick Wilson took the loss for the Greyhounds.Coming into the game, Meredith had a staggering ERA of 0.70. The six ...

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Lady Hounds score 5 in last at-bat to beat Cards

For five innings, it was a pitcher’s duel between the Lady Greyhounds and Lady Cardinals.Then the offenses exploded.Through five innings, East Surry’s Emily Cummings was outdueling North Surry’s Marlee Bunker 1-0.Then in the top of the sixth, the Cards erupted for eight runs to take a 9-0 lead.The Hounds didn’t give up, scoring five runs in the sixth and five more in the seventh to end the game.

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