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It all began with a tug at a mother’s heart strings.If you ask Dave Nazaroff, the 900-mile bicycle ride he’s completing this week is no big deal, but then again, Nazaroff is a 10-time Ironman.Nazaroff and a three-person “pit crew” were in Mount Airy briefly this week as part of a New York-to-Georgia ride to help a needy child as part of his charity, Ride To Give.“Ride To Give started simply enough,” said Senior Program Coordinator Barbara Valente as she munched on a pre-ride breakfast. “(Nazaroff’s wife) Kaete had seen a story about a boy in Georgia who had had a tree limb fall on his head, causing a traumatic brain injury.


Early voting ends Saturday for primary

DOBSON — Early voting for a congressional second primary ends Saturday in Dobson, where a county elections official is pleased with the turnout so far.As of 3 p.m. Thursday, 102 people had cast one-stop absentee ballots at the Surry Board of Elections, choosing between Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker, Republican candidates in a runoff for the Sixth District seat now held by Rep. Howard Coble.“For a second primary, especially one that does not have a local rac...

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Atkins seeking re-election in Dobson

DOBSON — A second candidate filed Thursday afternoon for the Dobson Board of Commissioners.Incumbent J. Wayne Atkins is seeking another four-year term on the town board. In filing, he joined a fellow commissioner on the path to possible re-election, John D. Lawson, who filed on Monday.“I just want to stay involved — if the citizens of the town want me,” Atkins, 70, said of his desire to continue serving.“We’ve got a lot of t...

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City pursuing takeover of postal lot

A large parking lot beside the Mount Airy Post Office has been barricaded for months, but city officials could be closing in on a deal that would allow it to reopen through a rental agreement.In January, concrete posts and yellow tape went up along South Main Street at the entrance of the lot, which in the past has been used heavily by both postal patrons and the general public — especially during festivals and the peak touris...

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Berger, Walker to debate on TV

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With a key congressional runoff election now less than a week away, a televised debate is scheduled Friday night between the two Republican candidates involved, Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker.“This will be the only debate for the Sixth District,” said A.J. Daoud, a Pilot Mountain businessman who is the Republican Party chairman for that district, which covers Surry and all or parts of nine other counties. The winner of Tuesday’s Berger-Walk...

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Cracker Barrel ‘interested’ in Mount Airy

Good news could be on the way for local fans of Cracker Barrel, which is eyeing Mount Airy as the possible location for a new restaurant.Rumors have swirled for months about such a move, which a spokesman for the restaurant chain lent credence to on Wednesday.“We are interested and considering the market there in Mount Airy,” said Jim Keller, corporate communications manager for Cracker ...

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‘It’s a homecoming’

The Blackmon Ampitheatre will come alive Friday as friends, family and fellow musicians gather to celebrate the legacy of renowned Mount Airy musician Jimmy Lowry.And perhaps help support a college-bound student or two in the process.The seventh installment of the Jimmy Lowry Tribute Concert is set to get under way at 7:30 p.m., and promises to provide a full evening of music and entertainment for all music lovers.Once again this year, Beach Music Hall of Fame...

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Dr. Crane ends 36-year dental career

Dr. John Crane has seen his share of fillings and crowns in 36 years as a Mount Airy dentist, but has decided to hang up his drill.Crane retired in late June, citing an ongoing problem with one of his fingers that affected the ability to continue practicing.The veteran dentist, whose office is at 304 E. Independence Blvd., was informed last summer by an orthopedic surgeon that the index finger of his right hand — which Crane called his “drill” hand R...

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Right wing rebellion to continue?

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Joyce attends Edward Jones conference

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Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back

JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing...

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