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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 chef at the restaurant End Posts, at JOLO Winery and Vineyards in Pilot Mountain. JOLO just held its grand opening on April 5.“People don’t eat together at home much anymore,” she added. Carolan feels folks should make eating together an important part of their lives.


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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SCC golf teams qualify for national tournaments

NEW BERN — Surry Community College’s golf team has qualified for the national junior college tournament with a strong showing at the Region X Championship.The men’s team finished second with four players in the top 10. The women’s duo of Kasie Tolbert and Gatlin Hiatt each placed in the top six.Coach Tom Pendergraft said he was very proud of his team. The men have qualified for the national tournament in Plymouth, Ind., May 18-22, while the women ...

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East golfer Jordan Vogler chooses Lenoir-Rhyne

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry golfer Jordan Vogler will sign with Lenoir-Rhyne University today.Just hours ahead of the Northwest Conference Championship at Cross Creek Country Club, the Voglers are planning to hold the signing at East Surry this morning.With the conclusion of today’s 18-hole match, Vogler will earn his fourth all-conference honor. In his previous three seasons, he has helped the Cardinals earn a third-place finish in the state 1A tournament....

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Lighting the torch

DOBSON — The competitive fire is alive and well among Surry County seniors, as the nearly 200 participants signed up to compete in this year’s Yadkin Valley Senior Games can attest.Now that the deadline to register for the 15th annual games has passed, organizers say that 191 seniors have signed up to compete in one or more of the 90 events that comprise the games.This year’s games kick off with an opening ceremony set for 10 a.m., on May 9 at Fisher Ri...

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Weather moves sporting events

Tuesday’s rain halted all outdoor sports. Here is a rundown of schedule changes.Three events were moved to today. They are Surry Central’s home baseball game with West Stokes, North Surry’s home tennis match with West Stokes and North Surry’s softball game at Forbush.In order to have baseball at home, Central’s softball game with North Forsyth was changed from home to away.Mount Airy already was scheduled to host tennis today, but...

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Surry softball very much in chase for Region X title

With just over a week left in the regular season, Surry Community College’s softball team is very much in the hunt for a Region X title.The Knights (18-10 overall, 9-5 region) split with Florence-Darlington Technical College on Friday and swept Patrick Henry Community College on Sunday. Surry trails Florence-Darlington Tech and Richard Bland College in the standings. Both of those teams have lost three Region X games.“We all play each other the next four game...

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Bennett named county schools Volunteer of the Year

DOBSON — Surry County Schools took time out to honor its volunteers at a reception Tuesday night at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Vitaculture and Enology. Les Bennett of Pilot Mountain Elementary was named volunteer of the year at the ice cream social.Bennett’s work on helping organize the school’s annual spring fling, promoting Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in schools, fund raising and leading the Parent Teacher Organization were praised as...

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Man charged with felony in dog’s death

A Mount Airy man was being held in the Surry County Jail Tuesday on a felony charge stemming from the death of his girlfriend’s dog.Michael Edgar Wright, 35, of 113 Bitting Ave., allegedly killed a Chihuahua by “beating and throwing” it, according to city police arrest records.The incident, which occurred late Sunday at Wright’s home, led to him being charged with cruelty to animals, a felony, and disorderly conduct.He was being held in...

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Zoning, recycling matters on city agenda

Citizens have a chance to weigh in on proposed zoning changes in Mount Airy — affecting cell towers, mobile homes and other issues involving land uses — during a public hearing Thursday night.The hearing is scheduled during a 7 p.m. meeting of the city board of commissioners, which also will include the unveiling of a new logo for Mount Airy’s curbside recycling program and recognition of graduates of the latest Citizens Police Academy....

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April 30 Progress Edition features Nester Hosiery

Find out how Nester Hosiery is changing the way people think about socks with their new Farm to Feet line, with an article written by Staff Reporter Jessica Johnson in the upcoming “Local Treasures, Hidden Gems” progress edition of “The Mount Airy News,” out on April 30.

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Library asks patrons, “What do you geek?”

“What do you geek?”It is a question most have never been asked, with “geek” used as a verb, meaning, “to love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for;” “to express interest in;” “to possess a large amount of knowledge in;” and/or “to promote,” according to the OCLC’s “Geek the Library” website.The Mount Airy Public Library is asking everyone the question — R...

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Hayes signs letter of intent

William Hayes, a senior at North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, signed a national letter-of-intent on Feb. 5 to play football at FCS championship runner-up Towson University in Maryland. He is the son of Kevin and Charleen Hayes and the grandson of Sadie Bullin at the late Gaither Bullin of Stony Knoll.

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Brim hits, pitches East Surry past East Wilkes

Seth Brim and Cody Ashburn combined on a two-hit, five-inning shutout as East Surry defeated East Wilkes, 14-0, in the second game of the ALS Benefit in Memory of Craig Hunter event at Mount Airy High School Saturday.Brim threw 37 pitches, allowing one hit, walking none, and striking out four through three innings. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI.Tyler Marion, who also is a starting pitcher in the Cardinals’ rotation, added four RBI with two hits and...

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More than 100 turn out for Tri-Mayberry

Mount Airy Parks and Recreation's second annual triathlon, Tri-Mayberry, took place on Sunday, with a 300-yard swim, 28K bike section and 5K run. Nearly 100 participants took part in the event, ranging in age from 11 to 64 years old.Events such as Tri-Mayberry are part of a growing trend of recreational and sport events that draw visitors to the area, Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Darren Lewis shared. Lewis is also the race director for the Mayberry Triathlon....

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Norman to head state board

Timothy S. Norman was recently named executive director of the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. He began his new duties on April 1.Norman is a construction engineer and project monitor for the NC Department of Administration with more than 20 years of experience in the electrical and construction field. Previously he was a state electrical inspector for the NC Department of Administration, State Construction Office and also an electrical inspector for the NC Depa...

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Farm Fest organizers seek vendors, parade participants

Downtown Mount Airy's Mayberry Farm Fest is seeking craft vendors and those interested in providing demonstrations/exhibits to participate in the event on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as participants for the popular Tractor Parade on May 16 at 6 p.m.Farm Fest is a celebration of all things agriculture and a way to celebrate the area's agricultural roots with food, music, family fun, tractors, and more. It is also a way to recognize farmers and their efforts, according to ...

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Slow down and enjoy the ride

Downtown Mount Airy Wagon Rides are gearing back up for warm weather, with one-mile wagon rides on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as some Fridays. Gary Dollyhigh operates the wagon, which is pulled by his mules Katie and Rosie. Dollyhigh said the wagon rides are popular with both visitors and local residents, especially with families who visit downtown. For more information on the wagon rides, call 710-2783.Mules Rosie and Katie pull the old-fashioned wagon t...

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