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USDA offers housing assistance

Because Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties are considered rural areas, the United States Department of Agriculture can assist potential homeowners who qualify with low-interest loans or with existing homeowners in need of funding for home […]

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Elkin to get newer helicopter

WINSTON-SALEM — Elkin will soon see a newer emergency helicopter flying in and out of the airport. AirCare, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s critical care transportation service, next week will begin replacing its current fleet […]

Crime

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports: • Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corp. reported the larceny of a power meter April 20 from a residence on Toms Creek Church Road. […]

Crime 
Crime

Police reports

• A break-in was discovered Monday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Fowler Road, which involved the theft of lawn equipment valued at $490, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. A tool […]

Education

Pilot Middle takes debate competition

Meadowview Magnet Middle School hosted the 2018 Regional Forensics and Debate Tournament recently. This competition is comprised of six individual categories including Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, and Public Forum […]

Education

City teacher awarded academy spot

Nora Santillán, a dual language immersion teacher at Tharrington Primary School has been awarded a spot to participate in High Point University’s Leadership Academy beginning in August. Upon successful completion of this program, Santillán will […]

Education

SCC math students tour GE Aviation

Surry Community College math students recently visited what school officials are calling “one of the most sophisticated engineering and manufacturing facilities in the country” at GE Aviation located in West Jefferson. Instructors Michael Faulker and […]