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City pursuing takeover of postal lot

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A large parking lot beside the Mount Airy Post Office has been barricaded for months, but city officials could be closing in on a deal that would allow it to reopen through a rental agreement.In January, concrete posts and yellow tape went up along South Main Street at the entrance of the lot, which in the past has been used heavily by both postal patrons and the general public — especially during festivals and the peak tourist season.The closure occurred due to safety concerns posed by the deteriorating condition of the lot — cited as potholes and “irregularities” — and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that owns it not considering repairs to be a priority, an agency representative has said.

 

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East Surry football players cheer for their teammates during the tire tug-of-war during West Stokes’ weightlifting challenge. For more coverage of the event, see the Saturday edition of The News.

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North’s Hayley Tickle joins SCC softball team

DOBSON — North Surry’s Hayley Tickle has chosen Surry Community College to play softball next year.Tickle says she plans to play one year at SCC before transferring to another school for her major.The Lady Greyhounds’ softball team has made a drastic turnaround over the past two years, and players are starting to reap the benefits of that success.Molly Martin signed with N.C. State last year, and fellow 2014 senior Bailey Culler is headed to ...

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Berger, Walker to debate on TV

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With a key congressional runoff election now less than a week away, a televised debate is scheduled Friday night between the two Republican candidates involved, Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker.“This will be the only debate for the Sixth District,” said A.J. Daoud, a Pilot Mountain businessman who is the Republican Party chairman for that district, which covers Surry and all or parts of nine other counties. The winner of Tuesday’s Berger-Walk...

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Cracker Barrel ‘interested’ in Mount Airy

Good news could be on the way for local fans of Cracker Barrel, which is eyeing Mount Airy as the possible location for a new restaurant.Rumors have swirled for months about such a move, which a spokesman for the restaurant chain lent credence to on Wednesday.“We are interested and considering the market there in Mount Airy,” said Jim Keller, corporate communications manager for Cracker ...

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‘It’s a homecoming’

The Blackmon Ampitheatre will come alive Friday as friends, family and fellow musicians gather to celebrate the legacy of renowned Mount Airy musician Jimmy Lowry.And perhaps help support a college-bound student or two in the process.The seventh installment of the Jimmy Lowry Tribute Concert is set to get under way at 7:30 p.m., and promises to provide a full evening of music and entertainment for all music lovers.Once again this year, Beach Music Hall of Fame...

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Surry Central’s Dreven Harrison (right) speaks with his team between games, including Levi Coe (white shirt) and Karsen Conner (navy).

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North Surry guard Jordan Badgett (in black) instructs a group of girls on using the bounce pass off the pick and roll. The Lady Greyhounds are hosting a youth basketball camp this week.

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