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BUNN — Surry Community College sophomore Chandler White won playoffs Friday and Saturday to win a pair of golf events hosted by Louisburg Junior College in Bunn.
On Friday, White shot a one-under-par score of 70 to tie with Tyler Shough of Patrick Henry Community College in the Hurricane UFO Dispute. The Knights' sophomore birdied the sudden

Surry's White wins pair of golf matches in playoff

BUNN — Surry Community College sophomore Chandler White won playoffs Friday and Saturday to win a pair of golf events hosted by Louisburg Junior College in Bunn. On Friday, White shot a one-under-par score of 70 to tie with Tyler Shough of Patrick Henry Community College in the Hurricane UFO Dispute. The Knights' sophomore birdied the sudden

By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brook Lopez was disappointed when he turned the ball over on an inbounds pass with 3.2 seconds left in the game and the Brooklyn Nets up by three.
“It might have looked like I was point shaving, like I made a call to my Uncle Huey in (Las) Vegas,” Lopez joked.
So he felt a

Brook Lopez scores 34, Nets hold off Hornets 91-88

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brook Lopez was disappointed when he turned the ball over on an inbounds pass with 3.2 seconds left in the game and the Brooklyn Nets up by three. “It might have looked like I was point shaving, like I made a call to my Uncle Huey in (Las) Vegas,” Lopez joked. So he felt a

RIDGEWAY, Va. — On March 21, the Elkin High School JROTC Raider team traveled two hours to Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Virginia, to compete against 27 of the best schools in the 4th Brigade.
The JROTC 4th Brigade is located at Fort Bragg and is composed of five states from Maryland to South Carolina. The Elkin JROTC Raiders left fro

Elkin Raiders compete strong in the 'Best of the Best'

RIDGEWAY, Va. — On March 21, the Elkin High School JROTC Raider team traveled two hours to Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Virginia, to compete against 27 of the best schools in the 4th Brigade. The JROTC 4th Brigade is located at Fort Bragg and is composed of five states from Maryland to South Carolina. The Elkin JROTC Raiders left fro

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, in January and decreased in two.
Ashe County's unemployment rate increased by .9 percent to 7.0 in January, up from 6.1 percent in December 2014.
Graham County had the highest unemploym

Unemployment rises in Ashe County

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, in January and decreased in two. Ashe County's unemployment rate increased by .9 percent to 7.0 in January, up from 6.1 percent in December 2014. Graham County had the highest unemploym

BOONVILLE — A two-run single by Sawyer Davis finished off an 11-hit performance by Starmount as the Rams defeated Alleghany, 11-1, in five innings Tuesday night.
Henry Stone went the distance, allowing four hits, walking one, and striking out five. The Alleghany run was unearned.
Stone helped his cause with two hits. Cody Whitaker also had

Rams 'Stone' Trojans

BOONVILLE — A two-run single by Sawyer Davis finished off an 11-hit performance by Starmount as the Rams defeated Alleghany, 11-1, in five innings Tuesday night. Henry Stone went the distance, allowing four hits, walking one, and striking out five. The Alleghany run was unearned. Stone helped his cause with two hits. Cody Whitaker also had

Former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class William G. (Bill) Scarpino was recently recognized by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service.
Scarpino initially served as a mess cook at Torpedo Testing Facility, Montauk Point, N.Y. after attending boot camp in 1944. A few months lat

Local WWII veteran honored

Former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class William G. (Bill) Scarpino was recently recognized by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service. Scarpino initially served as a mess cook at Torpedo Testing Facility, Montauk Point, N.Y. after attending boot camp in 1944. A few months lat

Museum hosting Easter bonnet workshop, egg hunt

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and the Mayberry Toy Company are teaming up to provide an Easter experience for local children ages 4 – 11. On March 28 starting at 10 a.m. the museum will host the Easter Bonnet Workshop. The boys will decorate their hats and the girls their bonnets. According to organizers, at approximately 10:30

BOONVILLE — Claire Maske and four goals as seven different Rams recorded either a goal or an assist or both in an 8-0 win over Alleghany Tuesday night.
“I thought we played a very solid game,” Starmount coach Dale Draughn said, “but in the first half we had players out of position and I think we got a little shot happy afte

Local sports roundup

BOONVILLE — Claire Maske and four goals as seven different Rams recorded either a goal or an assist or both in an 8-0 win over Alleghany Tuesday night. “I thought we played a very solid game,” Starmount coach Dale Draughn said, “but in the first half we had players out of position and I think we got a little shot happy afte

DOBSON — The students may have defeated the faculty, 66-50, March 19, but Surry Community College's March Madness event was a win-win for all involved.
The special event not only raised $406 for Foothills Food Pantry, it also spread awareness for the college's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. An added bonus was that

Surry's 'March Madness' event helps food pantry

DOBSON — The students may have defeated the faculty, 66-50, March 19, but Surry Community College's March Madness event was a win-win for all involved. The special event not only raised $406 for Foothills Food Pantry, it also spread awareness for the college's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. An added bonus was that

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry scored all eight of its runs in the first inning on the way to an 8-2 softball victory against North Surry on Wednesday at Palmer Field.
With the win, the Lady Cardinals improved to 6-3 on the season. The Greyhounds fell to 2-3.
After pushing a run across in the top of the first inning, North had two outs on East

Lady Cards top Hounds in softball

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry scored all eight of its runs in the first inning on the way to an 8-2 softball victory against North Surry on Wednesday at Palmer Field. With the win, the Lady Cardinals improved to 6-3 on the season. The Greyhounds fell to 2-3. After pushing a run across in the top of the first inning, North had two outs on East

HAMPTONVILLE — Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect wanted in a Thursday home invasion and shooting.
Detectives have arrested Trevor Lee Dillard, Roger Phillip Swope, Crystal Dawn Harris and Beverly Geraldine Parker.
Trevor Lee Dillard, 25, of Denver, was arrested Monday by the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office in Lincoln County with ass

Four suspects in custody in shooting

HAMPTONVILLE — Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect wanted in a Thursday home invasion and shooting. Detectives have arrested Trevor Lee Dillard, Roger Phillip Swope, Crystal Dawn Harris and Beverly Geraldine Parker. Trevor Lee Dillard, 25, of Denver, was arrested Monday by the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office in Lincoln County with ass





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