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‘Joseph’ on stage this weekend

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The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors is a familiar story to many, and this weekend at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, the Surry Arts Council production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” takes a musical spin on the traditional story, but at its heart, the story remains the same —a parable about enduring faith and compassion.


Willard playing for title, Holder in 3rd-place match

KING — North Surry’s Corbin Willard pulled away in the second set to advance to the tennis final of the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament.Teammate Samuel Holder came up short in the semifinal and will play for third place while Willard takes on West Stokes’ Jacob Covington at 9 a.m.After some cool weather last week, the temperature reached the upper 70s at West Stokes, and it was even hotter where the sun shown on the hardcourt.Holder, C...

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Central qualifies both doubles teams for regional

KING — Surry Central’s two doubles teams finished second and fourth in the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament Monday.Unlike singles, the doubles tournament took place all in one day. West Stokes took first and third places.All four doubles teams have qualified for the 2A regional tournament a week from Friday in Lexington.North Surry’s Cameron Shore and Mason Taylor won a match 8-6 against Forbush, but then lost to the eventual champions,...

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East Surry’s Brim, Ashburn combine for 8-0 shutout

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry improved to 18-0 with its sixth shutout of the season.Seth Brim and Cody Ashburn combined for a two-hitter in an 8-0 win over South Stokes Monday.Brim started and went five innings. He gave up just one hit and one walk while striking out four.Ashburn came out for the sixth inning. He allowed one hit and one walk while getting strikeouts on five of his six outs.Not only have the Cardinals pitched six shutouts, but th...

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Community Garden used for education, demonstration

According to the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA), research shows that when communities have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, they are healthier communities as a whole, with lower rates of diabetes, obesity, and other diet-related diseases. Many North Carolinians have limited access to fresh produce, and may not have adequate space to grow a garden, or may not have the knowledge of how to start and maintain their own garden.

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Home Instead staff shows love and caring

Some of the folks who work at Home Instead Senior Care created their favorite dishes recently.These seven cooks and/or bakers are: Sharon Bledsoe, staff coordinator; Angela Allen, office manager; Kim Atkins-Bruner, RN, aide supervisor; Van Lankford, owner; Crissy Prevette, general manager; Sheryl Gilliam, account manager; and Candy Jones, office clerk/caregiver.Atkins-Bruner, a huge lover of cooking, created two recipes: the Wildberry Almond Coffee Cake and the Southwest...

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Hounds’ Willard wins singles title, Holder clinches 3rd

KING — North Surry won both tennis matches Tuesday morning to wrap up the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament.North’s Corbin Willard won the singles title, and teammate Samuel Holder earned third place as the Greyhounds defeated their Wildcat opponents in straight sets.The tennis tournament started Monday afternoon with the opening round, quarterfinals and semifinals all in one day.Both Hounds played two games, with the second matches being long...

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Granite Bears playing better baseball down stretch

Coach Jon Cawley said nobody outside of the Mount Airy dugout expects much from his team.The way the Granite Bears are playing right now, that could change.Mount Airy beat 4A Dudley 6-1 on Monday night in Greensboro for its fourth win in a row. Hard-throwing right-hander Jon Cagle kept a solid-hitting Panthers’ lineup in check. He gave up three hits and struck out 16.“Jon Cagle was dominant,” Cawley said. “Dudley is a team that is avera...

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SCC receives coach, player of year awards in golf

DOBSON — The Surry Community College golf team is hard at practice this week, preparing for the national championship in Indiana next month.With the end of the Region X season, the Knights picked up a few awards, including player of the year and coach of the year.Tom Pendergraft received the Region X coach of the year award, and Chandler White was named player of the year after earning the medalist honor at the two-day regional championship at Emerald Golf Course i...

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Surry pounds Wake Tech in softball

Surry’s softball team pounded Wake Technical Community College on the road in a doubleheader, winning 17-0 and 22-6.In the 17-0 win, the Knights scored 15 runs in the first two innings. Surry finished with 13 hits in the game and capitalized on eight errors from Wake Tech.Natalie Hauser (Forbush grad) and Sarah Scott (East Surry) hit home runs for Surry (20-12 overall, 11-5 Region X).Hauser was 2 for 4 at the plate with four runs and two RBIs. Rachel Wag...

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Eagles tie Wildcats, beat Vikings in soccer

DOBSON — Surry Central beat North Stokes 9-1 on a soggy field Tuesday.The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back to beat the Lady Vikings.This broke a two-match winless streak for the Eagles.Last week the team lost a heartbreaker 2-1 to Forbush. Then on Monday the team tied conference-leading West Stokes 1-1.The match with West Stokes was long and tough, according to Coach Matt Richardson. The Lady Wildcats were 15-1 coming...

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Eagles win 2 of 3 in Easter tournament

SANFORD — Surry Central’s baseball team took two out of three games in the Chatlee Easter Invitational in Sanford late last week to improve its overall record to 9-7.The Eagles dropped the opening game 5-0 to Western Harnett and then defeated North Moore 6-5 and Grace Christian 5-3.In the 6-5 victory over the Mustangs, Central rallied from a five-run deficit with a six-run fifth inning to take the lead. Jess Wilmoth was 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles a...

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Johnson earns doctor of philosophy in nursing

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Yvonne O. Johnson, has successfully defended her dissertation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.Johnson’s dissertation topic was “Nurse Perceptions of Elder Self-Neglect.” She explained that self-neglect is a phenomenon that is most often seen in the elderly.

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Construction work continuing stormwater project

Those noticing the construction equipment at work in front of Mount Airy Middle School are seeing the beginning of what local officials hope will be an elegant, educational, and more natural alternative for storm water filtering.These constructed features at the Mount Airy Middle School and Rowe Environmental Park are known as structural storm water best management practices (BMP’s), or specifically as bio-retention cells areas.Information supplied by the school di...

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Police briefs

• A Mount Airy woman was arrested Monday on break-in, assault and other charges, according to city police department reports. Kelly Elizabeth Strickland, 36, of 1908 Cardinal Drive, No. 9, is accused of breaking and entering, assault and battery, domestic trespassing and harassing phone calls, with warrants on the charges filed Sunday. Strickland, who additionally was served with a 50B (domestic violence) order by the Surry Sheriff’s Office, was confined in the county jail with no...

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Local woman reported missing

A report of a missing woman has been made to the Mount Airy Police Department.Summer Nicole Hill, 28, has not been seen since last Wednesday, according to a police spokesman.Hill’s mother reported the disappearance, saying she and other family members had not seen or heard from Hill in several days.The missing woman is described as 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 95 to 100 pounds.Hill has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes....

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Mayor to pick finalists for redevelopment group

The job of selecting five finalists for a redevelopment commission approved on April 3 by Mount Airy officials amid controversy will rest with Mayor Deborah Cochran, who says her goal is a “diverse board.”Citizens have been wary of the extensive powers the new commission will wield in mounting redevelopment plans for areas of town deemed as blighted, including seizing private properties through eminent domain. Concerns also have been expressed that the group would be &#...

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Tourism summit is Thursday at SCC Viticulture Center

Tourism is a major drive for Surry County's economy, and a Tourism Summit on Thursday evening will give everyone a chance to celebrate that success and look toward the future.The Tourism Summit will take place on April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Viticulture and Enology Center at Surry Community College. The event was rescheduled after February's date was affected by a snowstorm that hit the area.The tourism summit will include an over...

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