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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.”


Interim CEO leaves NHSC after three days

It was anticipated that a new interim chief executive officer for Northern Hospital of Surry County would be here only a brief time — but his exit came much faster than expected.After starting work in the post Monday, E. Timothy Cook had an abrupt departure after only three days on the job, which the chairman of the hospital’s governing board blamed on Cook not being “a good fit.”There were reports that the brief relationship ended with Cook being...

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Former PM police chief dies

DOBSON — A former chief of police in the town of Pilot Mountain has died.Oscar Marvin Hutchens died on April 15 at the Twelve Oaks Assisted Living Center. He was 87.Hutchens served as a police officer in Pilot Mountain before being named the town’s interim chief of police in March 1965, when he filled a vacancy left by the death of Sid Patton.He served as acting chief of police until April 1965, when he was appointed chief, a position he held until...

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Never too late: At 79, Flat Rock woman swims in Tri-Mayberry

Pat Schrantz was in the middle of the swim portion of the 2014 Tri-Mayberry Sprint Triathlon on Sunday when she approached the wall of the pool.As she was swimming, she saw feet dangling out over the water and assumed something was wrong.“I saw those feet over the edge and thought ‘Oh no, I’m going to get disqualified,’” Schrantz said. “It was my granddaughter saying ‘Go, ...

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North falls to West Stokes on Senior Night

West Stokes wrapped up the first-ever Western Piedmont Conference tennis title by beating North Surry 6-3.The Wildcats finished the regular season in first place, Surry Central second and North Surry in third.The Greyhounds honored their lone senior before the final home match. Samuel Holder was an honorable mention for all-conference as a freshman and likely will earn his third all-conference first-team honor next week.Samuel has taken on the other team’...

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Mount Airy defeats Walkertown in girls soccer

Mount Airy picked up a 10-1 win over Walkertown in Northwest 1A Conference soccer on Wednesday.Freshman Jaden Brinkley scored three goals for the hat trick to lead the Lady Bears. Marissa Petri had two goals and two assists and Kathryn Beasley scored twice.Kimberly Lachino had one goal and one assist, Jessica Miranda had a goal and an assist, Janeth Escutia had a goal, Carly Clark had one assist.Ailia Halpern had two goal saves for the Bears. Walkertown got it...

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Lady Falcons hand North Surry its first loss

Forbush came out swinging and knocked North Surry from the ranks of the unbeaten.The Lady Falcons handed the Lady Greyhounds their first loss of the season 8-3 Wednesday.The Falcons reached base on their first four at-bats and scored seven runs in the first two innings.The Hounds tried to rally. They scored twice in the bottom of the first and two runners on base in both the fourth and six innings, but couldn’t get one in.“We were just a...

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ACC All-Stars come to East Surry tonight

ACC basketball comes to Surry County tonight when the 36th-annual Barnstorming Tour stops at East Surry High School.The ACC All-Stars, led by conference player of the year TJ Warren, will take on the Surry County All-Stars, with a roster of former players from high schools in Surry and Stokes counties.Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game is scheduled to tip at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $12 on a first-come, first-served basis. UNC legend Phil Ford will coach the ACC ...

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