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Deputy shoots, kills man brandishing rifle

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The State Bureau of Investigation is sending a bomb detecting robot into the home of a local man who was shot and killed by a Surry County deputy earlier today.James Ransom, 55, was shot and killed by an as-yet unidentified Surry County deputy after Ransom brandished an assault rifle at the deputy and disregarded commands to put the weapon down.Now, the SBI is sending a bomb robot into the man’s Ararat home because Ransom had previously threatened to booby-trap his home and property.This is not the first brush authorities have had with Ransom in the past, according to the sheriff, having been called to his home “numerous times.” Today, just before noon, they were called to his home once again.

 

Dobson couple charged with 19 meth labs

DOBSON — A Dobson couple have been arrested on drug manufacturing charges after Surry County deputies were called to their home Monday.Sheriff Graham Atkinson said Douglas Edward Dumas, 27, and Sandy Denise Wood Dumas, 23, of 655 Wind Ridge Lane, were arrested after patrol deputies responded to a report of drug activity at the residence.“When the patrol officers arrived they saw items in view that alerted them to the possibility that methamphetamine was being...

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Police briefs

• A Mount Airy man has been charged with cyberstalking, according to city police department reports. Nathan Dean Wray, 24, of 138 New Cedar Lane was served with a criminal summons on the charge that was issued on April 7 with Howard Thomas Nelson, a resident of Cedar Ridge Place, as the complainant. No details were listed concerning the alleged violation, for which Nelson is to appear in Surry District Court on May 9.

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Missing local woman found

A local woman who had been missing for nearly a week has been located, according to Mount Airy police.Summer Nicole Hill, 28, was found unharmed Tuesday night through the efforts of the city detective unit.Hill was located in the Siloam area of the county, a police spokesman said Wednesday.He said she was found through checks with her known contacts.Hill had not been seen by family members since April 16. The woman’s mother reported her disapp...

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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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‘Joseph’ on stage this weekend

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.

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