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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.


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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Helping the community

DOBSON — Organizers say they hope a fund raiser set for next Saturday will raise a little money for a county family sorely in need.The event, a hot dog luncheon, is scheduled for April 26, from 11 a.m., until 2 p.m., at Surry Central High School.“We’re holding it in the courtyard of the school,” said organizer Sammy Wilmoth.The luncheon benefits the Blevins family, who lost their father, Vic Blevins, following a tree-trimming accident i...

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City pickups of unusual trash end Friday

Many shopping days remain until Christmas, but only five more days of a special citywide pickup of unusual trash items — this coming Monday through Friday.The spring cleanup by the Mount Airy sanitation unit has completed the first week of a two-week annual ritual during which residents may dispose of items such as appliances, automobile parts and large furniture pieces.Normally, such materials aren’t accepted by garbage crews.

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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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Hospital names interim CEO

Northern Hospital of Surry County announced Friday that...

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Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back

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The great falling away

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