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Camp Invention program planned for summer

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The Mount Airy Board of Education received news Tuesday the system will offer “Camp Invention” to students from throughout the area this summer.Jones Intermediate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Coach Patty Burgess gave the board a brief overview of the program which will be held at Mount Airy Middle School June 23-27 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The program will be provided at cost, through a $205 per student fee. Burgess said it is being held for rising first through sixth graders. She said discussion is also under way to provide scholarships for the summer school although no formal decisions have been made.


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DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a plan to go after delinquent accounts with the county’s emergency services department, and the effort could be extended to money owed to the county in other departments.During Monday’s meeting, the board is set to hear an update on plans that include garnishment of wages, attachment of things like income taxes and bank accounts and liens in an effort to fill a financial gap left by the state ...

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TDA cutting check for basketball tourament

The Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority (MATDA) will issue a $2,000 check for the National Travel Ball Association State Championship, which will be held in Mount Airy from May 9 through May 11, with more than 100 teams in town for the tournament.“It’s going to be a huge weekend for our hotels, with many already booked up, Director of Tourism and Marketing for the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center Jessica Icenhour Roberts announced at the board ...

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Early College Senior’s Project Prom benefits classmates

DOBSON — Surry Early College High School of Design student Jamie Hernandez is combining fashion with compassion for her senior project.Hernandez explained Project Prom began with her designing a prom dress. The idea struck her to use her skills and style savvy to give donated prom dresses a second chance.The upcoming prom will be the second one for her, so she was acquainted with expenses involved in a time when some county teens are supplementing family’s in...

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Concerns raised about cell towers in city

Cell phones have become a way of life, but there is concern this could lead to Mount Airy’s landscape becoming saturated with telecommunications towers.“I just don’t want to see us overpowered with it,” Commissioner Shirley Brinkley said Thursday night during a city council meeting when a proposal for lessening the regulations for cell tower placements in town was aired.Mount Airy officials were told that with increasing use of cell phones, there ...

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Brandy Simmons and Brent Carter wed

Brandy Leigh Simmons, of Winston-Salem, and Brent Alden Carter, of Oak Ridge, were married at 6 p.m. on March 21, 2014, at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Colfax. Nate Kingsbury officiated.The bride’s parents are Jeannie Mathis Simmons from Mount Airy and the late Michael Franklin Simmons. Her grandparents are Pauline Freeman Mathis and Lonnie Leigh Mathis, Margaret Sumpter Simmons and the late Gideon Franklin Simmons.She graduated from East Surry High School and fr...

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Jamie Thierolf and Zachary Dease get married

Jamie Lynne Thierolf, of Lebanon, Pa., and Zachary Christian Dease, of Mayodan, got married on Dec. 7, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. The Right Rev. Hopeton Clennon officiated.The bride’s parents are the Rev. Richard J. Thierolf and Pamela J. Thierolf of Lititz, Pa.,The bride earned a bachelor’s in Spanish and elementary education from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. She works as a second-grade teacher for the Gui...

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Laura Lentz and Brandon Needham to wed

Clay and Janice Lentz of Clemmons announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Carmel Lentz of Clemmons, to Brandon William Needham of Advance.The bride-elect’s grandparent is Frances Lentz.The groom-elect’s parents are Bill and Ginger Needham of Advance. His grandparents are Bill and Jane Needham of Mount Airy, and Warren and Ann Needham of Oak Ridge.The bride-elect graduated from West Forsyth High School in 2002, UNC-Wilmington in 2006, and S...

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