Dobson approves budget

Dobson Town Commissioner John Lawson exchanges ideas with fellow commissioners at the board’s meeting Thursday evening. DOBSON — The Dobson Board of Commissioners adopted Town Manager Josh Smith’s proposed budget Thursday evening. The 2015-16 fiscal […]


St. Paul hosts STEM camp

Team Lighteningbolt builds their robot Coach Bill Kent explains programming basics St. Paul School in Cana, Virginia, recently hosted a free four-day robotics camp recently for students of families who responded to the invitation to […]


A Passion for horses

Curve Ball, a resident of Jumping H Farm, wins a race at Belmont Park. Nicole Huttar shows Murder in the First, her off the track thoroughbred whose skills now include showing, pleasure and trail riding […]


Sarah McCraw is singing a good-bye song with her students at the end of her class. Louann Lovelace with her class singing “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” Louann Lovelace oversees a game played […]


Beating the heat

Nathaniel Cockerham plays in the mud along the Ararat River to stay cool. Enjoying a day on the Ararat River, and keeping cool in the process, are, from left, Breana, Nathaniel, Jordan and Makayla Cockerham. […]


STEM camp under way

Students William Gonzalez, left, and Landon Smith are working on a robotics project. Teacher Joe Whisnant helps prepare students for their project. Jeff Edwards is showing students a step in their gel electrophoresis process. Students […]


Mix it up on the grill

Gary Maxey presents his Pig Candy Dessert Kabobs prepared for an Illinois barbecue festival’s “Anything Goes” category. Strawberry Pretzel Salad by Glenda Brown is a great accompaniment to summer grilled food. As Father’s Day approaches […]


Surry Central graduates 169

Newly minted Surry Central High School graduates prepare to celebrate Friday night after receiving their diplomas. Danielle Key, SCHS student body president, pauses during her address for a selfie. Teresa Haymore, right, the school’s media […]