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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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Mount Airy’s players sharp on first day of tennis tournament

All four of Mount Airy’s entries in the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament advanced to the semifinals on Thursday.In singles, East Surry’s Dan Moore defeated Atkins’ Ryan Bask in the first round 7-6, 6-1. In the second round, Mount Airy’s Mitch Kessler defeated Moore in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.Lance Dittrich of Bishop McGuinness downed Walkertown’s Dylan Mabe 6-3, 6-2. Kessler and Dittrich will go head-to-head in one semifinal today.

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Cardinals, Bears qualify for regional golf tournament

Bishop McGuinness took first place in the Northwest Conference golf championship, and two local teams qualified for regionals.The defending state champion Villains won the 18-hole championship at Cross Creek Country Club by 26 strokes.East Surry finished in second place, and Mount Airy was close behind in third. All three teams have qualified for the 1A West Regional at Cedarbrook Country Club, north of Elkin, on May 5.East Surry top seed Jordan Vogler and Bis...

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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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Local ingredients, worldly cuisine

It may seem odd, she said, but people should eat together at home much more than they do now.“It’s really important for people to cook things at home,” said Megan Carolan. “Our general health has very much to do with how we eat and what we eat.”Carolan smiled as she spoke, because she realized how ironic it was for her to give this advice — since she is a sous che...

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