East Surry Class of 2013 Graduation Ceremony goes a little bit country PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School’s 2013 Graduation Program was a whole lot of graduating and just a little bit country.
Where: East Surry High School Athletic Field.
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Number of graduates: 122
Speakers: Senior Class President Tyler Pardue, Student Body President Samuel Marsh and Principal Diane Beane.
What the Speaker and graduates said: Pardue opened his welcome speech by reminding his classmat...
Standing room only at Surry Central High School’s graduation DOBSON — Surry Central High School’s 2013 commencement exercises were held last night to a standing-room-only crowd. Graduates received over $2 million in scholarships.
Where: Surry Central High School’s gym
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Speakers: Assistant Principal Dr. Thomas Ratledge, Senior Class President Elliott Tyler Draughn, Student Body President Heather Rozella Key, Principal Kevin Via
What the speakers and graduates said: ...
White Plains Christian School graduates eight White Plains Christian School honored its eight graduates on Friday night, including a photo slide show of their many years in the program.
Where: White Plains Christian School’s gymnasium
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Number of Graduates: Eight.
Speaker: Wesley Tucker, 2004 WPCS graduate and son of the Rev. David Tucker
What the Speaker Said: Wesley Tucker said he suffered some culture shock going from a Christian school to Surr...
Sheriff seeks jail upgrade, additional staff DOBSON — While Sheriff Graham Atkinson presented to the Surry County commissioners a budget request that is considerably higher than his department’s current budget, he says he didn’t ask for anything frivolous.
“We don’t have a long laundry list of things in our budget request this year, but we’ve listed what we actually have to have to operate,” he said Friday, reflecting on his department’s request. “There isn’t any bells or whistles or ...
Anna Wood’s series picked up by CBS for fall season Mount Airy native Anna Wood’s series “Reckless” was picked up as a mid-season series by CBS network.
According to a press release from CBS, “Reckless” is a “sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming Southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart.”
Wood plays Jamie Sawyer, an “enviously cool, confident and armed with sou...
Memorial Day to alter sanitation pickups Monday’s observance of Memorial Day will bring changes in Mount Airy’s sanitation schedule.
This will include no yard waste collection that day. The next such pickups are to occur on June 3.
Also, the Monday industrial roll-off route will be serviced on Tuesday instead.
However, Monday’s commercial garbage routes will operate under the regular schedule.
City offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Vietnam combat vet to speak at Memorial Day event A decorated combat veteran from the Vietnam War will be the speaker for Mount Airy’s annual Memorial Day program Monday.
In addition to remarks by Maj. Clinton F. Martin (retired U.S. Army), the service of remembrance will include the placing of a wreath, a rifle volley and other activities honoring those who have died while serving in America’s armed forces.
The city government-sponsored event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Mount Airy War ...
Area pools open for summer season School’s out for the summer, and area pools are ready to enjoy a longer summer season than in previous years.
Public pools in the area, including Reeves Community Center, Homeplace Recreational Park and Beechnut Park, opened this week, an earlier opening than in past seasons, due to local schools releasing before Memorial Day.
Reeves Community Center Reeves Community Center, a non-profit recreational facility, operated by Mount Airy Pa...
Former Dobson mayor dies DOBSON — A long-time community leader and former mayor in the Town of Dobson has died.
Jimmie Harold Davis, 77, died at his home Wednesday.
Reflecting on the contributions Davis made to Dobson, former town manager and current member of the town’s board of commissioners Wayne Atkins said he was instrumental in making the town what it is today.
“He was the mayor when I was hired as town manager in July 1986, and he was a hands-on mayor,” ...
Three charged in burglaries A Mount Airy man is behind bars following a series of thefts and break-ins.
Deputies from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Lee Holyfield, 31, of 201 Boaz Lane, Mount Airy, along with two other Surry County residents on Tuesday.
Sheriff Graham Atkinson said Holyfield and Jasmine Nicole Jackson, 24, of 123 American Lane, Mount Airy, allegedly began what he called a “crime spree” on American Lane where they stole a firearm...