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Annual SCC Health Fair broadens it focus

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DOBSON — Surry Community’s third annual health fair broadened its scope Tuesday. The changes were fueled by the college’s focus on student services and sense of community as it observes its 50th anniversary.“The direction we went this year really is part of our school’s renewed emphasis on student services,” said SCC Coordinator of Health, Wellness and Development Anne Marie Hardy. “For lack of a better word, I wanted to make the fair represent more of a holistic approach to health. We have a massage therapist and an acupuncturist, for instance.”

 

Board hears budget update

DOBSON —True to his word, Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith told the town’s board of commissioners that he doesn’t feel a tax increase is necessary during this year’s budget season.The announcement came as the board met Wednesday night for its regularly-scheduled meeting in town hall.“As of now, I’m not planning on proposing any tax increase,” he said prior to the meeting, noting the town has not raised taxes in years. “I thin...

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Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back

JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a victim he originally sold his car to.According to a release by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies processed a report of larceny of a motor vehicle from a resident in Jonesville on April 6.According to the release, the resident explained that his vehicle was parked in his driveway on Dogwood Lane the night before and that when he went to work the next mo...

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Surry Community Students Launch ‘Egg Rockets’ today

DOBSON — Surry Community College Math Club members, not “all the kings horses and all the kings men,” are going to give Humpty Dumpty a chance to go airborne this afternoon as the school holds its annual egg launch. The event is set from 2 to 5 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Driving Range on the Dobson campus.During the event, each participant will launch an egg upwards on a rocket, hoping the egg will land safely on the ground. The activity has a lesson in ma...

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NCDOT to begin I-77 repaving in Surry County

The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work on a paving rehabilitation project along Interstate 77 near Mount Airy on April 22.One lane of I-77 from mile marker 95 to 99 will be closed until the project is completed.NCDOT crews will begin the project with full-depth patching operations along the four-mile stretch of road, followed by milling and replacing the road surface. Carl Rose & Sons Inc. of Elkin was awarded the $2,682,668 contract for the project.

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Support your local fire department

A fund-raising event set Saturday in Mount Airy is part of an effort to preserve an historic piece of emergency services history in the city.Mount Airy Fire Department Chief Zane Poindexter announced the department will be out with bells on as it works with the Ladie’s Auxiliary to raise money to restore a 1967 American LaFrance fire engine.“This Saturday, from 4 p.m., until 7 p.m., the department’s ladie’s auxiliary will be hosting a Car Hop for ...

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Contract renewed with local license plate agency

A contract has been awarded to operate the license plate agency in Mount Airy — to the person who presently runs the facility.Diane Smith has held that role since 2009, when the city license plate office at 137 Riverside Drive opened. However, that contract will expire in May, and in January the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles launched an open application process for the agency’s operation.That resulted in four applications being received by the DMV, accordin...

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Candidates’ forum set for Thursday

With a primary just around the corner, an event tonight in Mount Airy offers voters a chance to learn about candidates involved.The meet-and-greet session is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at J.J. Jones Alumni Auditorium.It is open to candidates of all political persuasions, according to Faye Carter, the president of the Surry County Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The local group is sponsoring tonight’s event....

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