DNC 2016: Millennial delegates concerned about race and women’s issues, excited about party unity

DNC 2016: Millennial delegates concerned about race and women’s issues, excited about party unity

PHILADELPHIA — With the Democratic National Convention under way, numerous millennial delegates are casting their vote for the Democratic nomine...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: All eyes are on the Democratic Party platform

DNC 2016: All eyes are on the Democratic Party platform

PHILADELPHIA — With Hillary Clinton about to be crowned as the Democratic candidate for president, the attention will then return to the platfor...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: From Little Rock to Washington to Philadelphia, always for Hillary

DNC 2016: From Little Rock to Washington to Philadelphia, always for Hillary

PHILADELPHIA — Two women were trying to find a ride back to their hotel Monday night, but transportation was not available.“What are we go...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Facts by the numbers from Monday and Tuesday

DNC 2016: Facts by the numbers from Monday and Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA — Here are some interesting statistics from the Democratic National Convention from Monday and into Tuesday:• 57 fiberglass d...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Delegates from Ohio want to see more from Hillary Clinton

DNC 2016: Delegates from Ohio want to see more from Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA — For delegates from Ohio, there are a lot of issues they want to see become part of the Democratic platform that Hillary Clinton w...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Sen. Leach: Medical marijuana will only go forward under Clinton presidency

DNC 2016: Sen. Leach: Medical marijuana will only go forward under Clinton presidency

PHILADELPHIA — Medical marijuana will only go forward if Hillary Clinton becomes president, according to Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach, p...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Minimum wage a regular topic of discussion at convention events

DNC 2016: Minimum wage a regular topic of discussion at convention events

PHILADELPHIA — Raising wages for American workers has been talked about constantly during the first day and a half of the Democratic National Co...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Sen. Bob Casey gets interesting introduction at delegation breakfast

DNC 2016: Sen. Bob Casey gets interesting introduction at delegation breakfast

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, was welcomed to the podium at Monday’s Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast, but in a somewha...

July 25th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


RNC: On the issues: Second Amendment

RNC: On the issues: Second Amendment

Republican convention delegates have hear about perceived threats to the Second Amendment throughout the event. For Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, delegate ...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: On the issues: Veterans Affairs

RNC: On the issues: Veterans Affairs

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has frequently criticized the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs during his campaign. Kay Reynolds, a delegate-...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: Go figure

RNC: Go figure

21Years is the age of the youngest delegate from North Carolina, Joseph Knox.25Dollars will get convention-goers the official Donald Trump “Make...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: Ohio native aims to inspire

RNC: Ohio native aims to inspire

Prior to his scheduled address at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, Wauseon, Ohio, native Brock Mealer expressed his hopes of deli...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: Trump’s son praises North Carolina during visit

RNC: Trump’s son praises North Carolina during visit

Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, paid a visit to the North Caro...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: What they’re saying

RNC: What they’re saying

“(Delegates) said this was one of the easiest conventions to get around, and they’re also surprised at how great the city looks.”...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


RNC: What they’re saying

RNC: What they’re saying

“It is deeply troubling that specific language in the Republican Party platform calling for defensive lethal aid to Ukraine was removed in favor...

July 20th, 2016 |  


RNC: On the issues: Taxes

RNC: On the issues: Taxes

Many Republicans at the convention have voiced objections to America’s current corporate tax system. Speaking to various state delegations throu...

July 20th, 2016 |  


RNC: On the issues: Jobs

RNC: On the issues: Jobs

For many delegates, especially those in small business, job creation is a key issue at the Republican convention.Tracie Sanchez, owner of Lima, Ohio-b...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


RNC: Thursday’s schedule

RNC: Thursday’s schedule

Theme: Make America One AgainThursday evening’s speakers include, but are not limited to:• Donald J. Trump• Ivanka Trump• Jerr...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


RNC: Go figure

RNC: Go figure

13Of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional representatives, 13 are Republicans.6North Carolina has the sixth-largest delegation to the GOP convention....

July 20th, 2016 |  


RNC: On the issues: Immigration

RNC: On the issues: Immigration

Saying he’s frustrated with illegal immigration, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pennsylvania, said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spe...

July 19th, 2016 |  


RNC: Go figure

RNC: Go figure

66Delegates representing the state of Ohio at the convention. There are 63 alternate delegates.318Inductees immortalized in the Rock & Roll Hall o...

July 19th, 2016 |  


RNC: On the issues: Foreign policy

RNC: On the issues: Foreign policy

U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, said there are times when the United States must take a tough stand, but its leaders must look out for the best inter...

July 19th, 2016 updated: July 19th, 2016. |  


RNC: What they’re saying

RNC: What they’re saying

“If Wisconsin doesn’t make it to the Rose Bowl this year, I’m going to support another Big Ten team. I’ll even root for Michig...

July 19th, 2016 updated: July 19th, 2016. |  


RNC: Ohio GOP must be united, Luntz says

RNC: Ohio GOP must be united, Luntz says

Some of the best undecided voters are in Ohio, according to political consultant Frank Luntz.The focus group expert said Ohio voters are sophisticated...

July 19th, 2016 updated: July 19th, 2016. |  


RNC: Speaker says GOP offers ‘better way’

RNC: Speaker says GOP offers ‘better way’

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, paid a visit to the North Carolina Republican delegation during a breakfast event Tuesday, outlining what h...

July 19th, 2016 updated: July 19th, 2016. |  


RNC: Wednesday’s schedule

RNC: Wednesday’s schedule

Theme: Make America First AgainWednesday evening’s speakers include, but are not limited to:• Indiana Gov. Mike Pence• Newt and Call...

July 19th, 2016 updated: July 19th, 2016. |  


Lady Bears to host volleyball camp

Mount Airy High School head volleyball coach Chuck Morris stated Tuesday that there are still some spots remaining for campers at the Granite City Vol...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Lady Bears to host volleyball camp

Mount Airy High School will host its 13th youth volleyball camp this summer from July 13-15. The camp is open to all girls from rising 5th graders to ...

May 16th, 2016 updated: May 17th, 2016. |  


Wanda Neal

Ms. Wanda Sheppard Neal, 83, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was born May 20, 1932 in Cumberland County to the late Will S...

April 23rd, 2016 |  


SCC volleyball tryouts postponed

SCC volleyball tryouts postponed

DOBSON —Due to the inclement weather for this weekend, the Surry Community College volleyball tryouts originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan.23 ...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


SCC to hold volleyball tryout

SCC to hold volleyball tryout

DOBSON — Seniors in high school still looking for an opportunity to play volleyball at the collegiate level will get a chance to prove their wor...

January 13th, 2016 |  


Hawks

Mrs. Vergie Maureen Hall Hawks, age 84, died Friday, December 18, 2015. Funeral will be Monday, December 21, 2015 at Westview Baptist Church at 2 p.m....

December 19th, 2015 |  


Linville Harrell

Mr. Linville Edward Harrell, 79, of Mount Airy, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home. He was born in Surry County on October 18, 1936, so...

November 30th, 2015 |  


Sale of church building to mosque puts spotlight on faith

BURLINGTON (AP) — What began as a real estate transaction ushered in a partnership members hope will reach across faiths to strengthen the commu...

November 28th, 2015 |  


Pollsters change answers to get what they want?

Some of the greatest and most precious freedoms we have in this nation are the freedom of speech and a free press. We have the freedom to hold differe...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Jeanette Edwards

Ms. Jeanette Edwards Wallace, 58 of Ararat, NC passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Forsyt...

November 7th, 2015 |  


On God’s list, only one sin is unforgivable

On God’s list, only one sin is unforgivable

Q: How many sins can you list that God won’t ever forgive? I worry about this, because I know I’ve not been a very good person, and some o...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Hounds clinch WPAC title with 3-0 win

Hounds clinch WPAC title with 3-0 win

North Surry swept South Stokes 3-0 Tuesday in a matchup of top-20 teams.The Hounds are 10-1 over the past four weeks, with the only loss coming to 4A ...

October 13th, 2015 |  


Dobson’s Smith appointed to council

Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith has been name to the Local Government Federal Credit Union’s Northern Mountain Advisory Council, which comprises ...

October 12th, 2015 |  


Lady Bears one win away from title

Lady Bears one win away from title

The Mount Airy volleyball team survived a scare on Tuesday in the form of the North Stokes Vikings.North Stokes came into the match with a pedestrian ...

October 6th, 2015 |  


PFAFFTOWN - One thing’s for certain. When North Surry heads into the 2-A state volleyball playoffs in a couple of weeks, it’s unlikely tha...

October 5th, 2015 updated: October 5th, 2015. |  


Greyhounds rebounding from tough start

Greyhounds rebounding from tough start

North Surry volleyball coach Shane Slate always believes in playing a difficult schedule to start the season. With an inexperienced squad in 2015, the...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Bears beat Pack, rank 4th in 1A

Bears beat Pack, rank 4th in 1A

Mount Airy’s volleyball team improved to 16-1 with a 3-0 win over Walkertown Thursday.The Lady Bears remain in first place in the Northwest Conf...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Lady Eagles tame Wildcats

Lady Eagles tame Wildcats

DOBSON — Both Surry Central and West Stokes ran hot and cold during their Western Piedmont Conference volleyball showdown Tuesday evening.Fortun...

September 29th, 2015 updated: September 29th, 2015. |  


Hounds stay perfect in WPAC volley

WALNUT COVE — North Surry remains tied with Forbush atop the volleyball standings after sweeping South Stokes 3-0 on the road.The Lady Sauras ar...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Lady Bears awaken, down Cards 3-1

Lady Bears awaken, down Cards 3-1

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It took a while for the Mount Airy volleyball team to get going in the season’s first battle with county rival East Surry...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Hounds top Eagles behind Galloway

Hounds top Eagles behind Galloway

Coach Shane Slate believes Tyra Galloway can be a difference-maker for his North Surry volleyball team when she plays with confidence.On Tuesday night...

September 22nd, 2015 updated: September 22nd, 2015. |  


Lady Eagles falter in 2nd match

Lady Eagles falter in 2nd match

JONESVILLE — Surry Central lost 3-0 to Starmount in the finale of Saturday’s tri-match.After a tough match with Mount Airy, the Lady Eagle...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Bears pull away from Eagles 3-1

Bears pull away from Eagles 3-1

JONESVILLE — Chuck Morris took a gamble, and it paid off for the Mount Airy volleyball team.The head coach chose to play his bench liberally in ...

September 19th, 2015 updated: September 19th, 2015. |  


Lady Bears’ comeback falls short

Lady Bears’ comeback falls short

JONESVILLE — A slow start and some tough breaks doomed Mount Airy volleyball to its first loss.Starmount beat the Lady Bears 3-2 in the first me...

September 19th, 2015 updated: September 19th, 2015. |