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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.


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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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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