Recycling committee to meet Monday The Mount Airy Recycling Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Monday.
Committee members are expected to update its activities during the meeting, to begin at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the city Municipal Service Center at 440 E. Pine St. The public is invited.
The Recycling Advisory Committee was formed last October in conjunction with Mount Airy’s launching of a curbside recycling program earlier in the year.
Its mission is to...
Postal food drive delivers record total Totals for this year’s food drive by local mail carriers were still being tallied at last report, but one thing is clear: a record amount was collected.
As of Thursday afternoon, 27,332 pounds of food had been processed, according to Judy Hughes, a Mount Airy postal supervisor who helped coordinate the annual drive that culminated last weekend.
“The most we’ve ever tallied in Mount Airy was 27,000,” Hughes said, adding that the food count...
Speaker: Civil rights battle not over A recurring question of whether the NAACP is still relevant was answered with a resounding yes Saturday night in the L.H. Jones Auditorium during the 48th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
Master of Ceremony Ric Marshall opened the evening by reminding the audience the mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.
Tim Burton named bus driver of the year The Bus Driver Appreciation Banquet began with a number.
Rodney Hardy, director of transportation, said the number “one” represents one life that the bus drivers make a difference for each day.
Hardy said to multiply that one life by 120 drivers for 180 days each school year, twice a day, there is the potential to have a positive effect on a child 43,200 times each year.
“That’s exponential power,” said Hardy.
Hardy also reminded thos...
SCC wraps up taxidermy conference today DOBSON — Surry Community College wraps up one of the largest taxidermy conferences in the United States today at the school’s Dobson campus. The conference is also the only educational-based taxidermy conference sponsored by a community college.
The Taxidermy Mini-Course was a three-day competition and trade show which began May 16 at various locations on SCC’s campus in Dobson. College employees may view the entries from 1- 2 p.m. in th...
Debate leads to delay on downtown mini-park A debate between Mount Airy’s commissioners surrounding whether the city is moving too fast, or too slow, on a downtown mini-park has resulted in a 3-2 vote not to authorize funding for it at present.
A $70,000 cost figure involved, and the absence of a final plan for the mini-park, were among the concerns cited by board members who voted against the proposal during a meeting Thursday night.
The facility is targeted for the corner of Nort...
Surry County schools’ program honored DOBSON — Surry County School recently were recognized by June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent of Schools, for its English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
Locally, officials attribute that recognition to a team effort from classroom teachers, administrators and staff.
Schools Director of Federal Programs Brenda Whitaker said three years of work on the program have culminated with the program meeting all three Annual Measurable...
Church members sew 100 dresses for mission trip in June Along the wall of the main hall of Highland Park Baptist Church, one hundred colorful dresses were hung with care.
Each dress was created from a pillowcase with a cross stitched on the front. Some dresses were created from silk pillowcases and patterned pillowcases, and for the plainer pillowcases, details were added, like ribbon and trim.
Each dress is unique — there are no duplicates.
The dresses were sewn by church members for the Hi...
SCC holds its commencement ceremony Where: Peace Haven Baptist Church, Yadkinville.
When: Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Number of graduates: 355 with 203 participating in the SCC Commencement Ceremony.
Speaker: Surry Community College President Dr. David Shockley.
What the speaker said: “I will keep my comments direct, short and very serious. This year the North Carolina Community System is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. A total of 58 colleges make up the third...
Crash claims one life One man was killed and another injured Thursday morning in a two-car collision on Judesville School Road in Dobson. One man was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was airlifted to a nearby facility.
The wreck occurred at 6:19 a.m. Thursday at 904 Judesville School Road.
David Jackson Wilmoth, 56, of Dobson was killed in the wreck, which occurred a few miles from his home on Red Hill Creek Road.
The other man, Casey Garrison, w...