Local soldier, new to service, honored by family for the holidays

First Posted: 12/23/2008When Jay Collins enlisted in the Army in September, his father, Roy, knew that this could be the last Christmas they would sha...

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Hospice holding public meeting to gather opinions on Obama-Biden Health Care Initiative

First Posted: 12/27/2008For the everyday citizen, its a rare opportunity to voice an opinion to the president about important issues like health. But ...

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HILL

First Posted: 12/27/2008CANA, Va. Mr. William Bill Ray Hill, 62, of Cana, husband of Nancy Peters Hill, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Norther...

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East Surry boys hold off Patrick Co. 55-52

First Posted: 12/29/2008Thomas Smith Staff Reporter It may not have been pretty but the East Surry boys did come away winners, defeating Patrick Coun...

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Hands-on fair allows science to become interactive

First Posted: 12/19/2008Community members, parents and students had the opportunity to see what Mount Airy High School science students have been up t...

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Two counties join to help family

First Posted: 12/24/2008Sometimes Christmas cheer is delivered in a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer, and other times such as at a Mount Airy chu...

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Locals to send Obama health care ideas

First Posted: 12/30/2008Staff Reporter About 15 people gathered Tuesday at Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care to discuss their concerns regard...

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Josh McMillen being inducted into Cowley Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame

First Posted: 12/31/2008DOBSON Josh McMillen has traveled many miles on his journey through life. McMillen, a native of Kansas and now a Dobson resid...

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Mcmillian

First Posted: 12/26/2008MOUNT AIRY Mr. Charles Guy McMillan, 77, of 199 W. Cleve St., Mount Airy, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at Forsyth Medical C...

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Filmmakers debut film with local ties at Downtown Cinema this month

First Posted: 12/31/2008From an early age, the stage had an inspiring power over filmmaker Joy Chapman. That, accompanied with her love of North Carol...

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Volunteers brighten Christmas for others at Pilot Outreach

First Posted: 12/25/2008PILOT MOUNTAIN Christmas came early this year for a number of local families in need of a helping hand as the Pilot Mountain ...

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Our New Years wishes

First Posted: 12/31/2008Today is the start of the new year, and we hope for all of you, 2009 turns out to be a joyous, prosperous year. Toward that e...

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GRAVES

First Posted: 12/28/2008MOUNT AIRY Mr. George Orlando Graves Jr., 87, of 1453 Old Highway 601, Mount Airy, passed away Friday afternoon, Dec. 26, 200...

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Christmas meal provided for inmates

First Posted: 12/25/2008DOBSON Preacher Ted Turman may not be Santa Claus, but he and his church members played the part as elves Christmas Eve for i...

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Time Warner to kick Andy off TV

First Posted: 12/31/2008Time Warner cable has finally done it they have gone above and beyond what I am able to tolerate from my cable company. At fi...

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Economy could force some to cut corners on heat

First Posted: 12/29/2008A bad economy could be prompting more local homeowners to turn to alternative heating sources that also could bring increased ...

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Schools looking forward to continued success

First Posted: 12/31/2008While the rest of the country begins a new year on Jan. 1, school systems are getting ready to start the second half of their ...

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Want to ring in the New Year with others?

First Posted: 12/29/2008Youve watched the ball drop on past New Years Eves, perhaps youve toasted each year in with a taste of champagne and a kiss, b...

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Police Briefs

First Posted: 12/24/2008- Property has been reported stolen in a break-in at a Country Club Road residence, according to the Mount Airy Police Departm...

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License plate office expected to open

First Posted: 12/25/2008The state license plate agency in Mount Airy, which closed on Sept. 29, may reopen by February. The Mount Airy license-plate o...

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Occupancy-tax legislation may be introduced

First Posted: 12/28/2008A proposal to allow an occupancy tax to be collected in Surry County, which died in the state Legislature last spring, could b...

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Lace up those sneakers: Granite City Classic basketball starts Monday

First Posted: 12/26/2008It may be the holidays, but Mount Airy and East Surrys boys and girls basketball teams are lacing up their sneakers again this...

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Mount Airy to hold 2nd Annual Alumni basketball game

First Posted: 12/25/2008Justin Nuzzo Staff Reporter Mount Airy boys basketball coach Kevin Spainhour is hosting the 2nd Annual Mount Airy High School...

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Adams

First Posted: 12/26/2008MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Sara Lynn Jolly Adams, 74, of 725 Maiden Lane, Mount Airy, wife of Mr. William Bill Adams Sr., passed away Tu...

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East Surry girls run past Carroll County

First Posted: 12/30/2008Thomas Smith Staff Reporter East Surrys girls used a strong overall showing to pull away from Carroll County (Va.) 57-37 in t...

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Rotary quizzes Brown on prison

First Posted: 12/30/2008Staff Reporter Following a presentation about a possible prison in Surry County by Mount Airy Commissioner Dean Brown at the ...

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Numbers down in tourists, officials remain hopeful

First Posted: 12/30/2008Staff Reporter While the number of visitors coming to Mount Airy and the surrounding area has decreased since August, local t...

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Youth hoops teams compete

First Posted: 12/28/2008The Mount Airy Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball league started its play recently. The following are scores from the league...

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The true reason for the season

First Posted: 12/24/2008In years past, one of my favorite things to do to celebrate Christmas was to go to the First United Methodist Church in Pilot ...

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Welch-Smart couple weds in Cary

First Posted: 12/27/2008Brycha Ann Welch and Jeremy Gordon Smart were united in marriage in a ceremony Nov. 15 at White Plains United Methodist Church...

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Police briefs

First Posted: 12/26/2008n The Mount Airy Police Department is investigating a case involving larceny and damage to property at a local business. Someo...

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BRINDLE

First Posted: 12/27/2008MOUNT AIRY Ms. Jane Edwards Phillips Brindle, 70, of Mount Airy, our loving mom, grandma, nana, sister and best friend peacef...

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Goins

First Posted: 12/31/2008FORD, Va. Benny Leon Goins, 49, of Ford, and formerly of Mount Airy, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008,...

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Beauty and the Beast auditions are next week

First Posted: 12/31/2008The Surry Arts Council is looking to cast for its big spring musical, Disneys Beauty and the Beast, and open auditions are ta...

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Goins

First Posted: 12/27/2008FORD, Va. Benny Leon Goins, 49, of Ford, and formerly of Mount Airy, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008,...

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Donations up, but need continues

First Posted: 12/23/2008Mondee Tilley Staff Reporter Although donations to the Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry and food pantry are up this year so i...

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HAWKS

First Posted: 12/29/2008PLEASANT GARDEN Mrs. Christine N. Hawks, 52, passed away on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Moses Cone Hospital. A memorial service...

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Employees sought for new lodge

First Posted: 12/28/2008MEADOWS OF DAN, Va. A variety of jobs such as cooks, bartenders, spa technicians, managers and others will be available at ...

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Churches ring in new year with meaning

First Posted: 12/31/2008While some people chose to mark the coming of 2009 Wednesday night by hitting the bar scene or drinking toasts at parties as t...

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Mount Airy boys blow by Patrick County

First Posted: 12/30/2008T.C. Gammons Sports Reporter For the second straight night, Mount Airy picked up a lopsided victory, downing visiting Patrick...

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RCC pool closing due to Federal Law

First Posted: 12/19/2008The indoor pool at Reeves Community Center will be closed today on a temporary basis in response to a new federal law requirin...

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Contract vote delayed until next month

First Posted: 12/29/2008Faced with a choice Monday of either giving notice to terminate the city managers contract by a Wednesday deadline, or letting...

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Foxx allocates inaugural tickets

First Posted: 12/24/2008Staff Report A random drawing has been used by this areas congressional representative to allocate inauguration tickets to Su...

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ISAACS

First Posted: 12/27/2008ELKIN Ms. Shirley Ann Hawks Isaacs, 48, of 130 Chestnut Oak Lane, Elkin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Ms...

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Public contract discussion, and delay a wise move

First Posted: 12/29/2008The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners opted on Monday to again delay a final decision on the renewal of City Manager Don Brook...

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