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Lady Eagles fall in five

WALNUT COVE — Surry Central fell to South Stokes in a lengthy fifth set.The Lady Eagles didn’t play well in the first set, falling 25-10. However, coach Carrie Hutchen said the team picked it up and played one of its best matches of the season from that point on.The Eagles came back to take two of the next three sets.The scores for those three sets went 25-18, 20-25 and 25-22.Fifth sets are 15 points long, but it took until 22-20 before ...

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Late INT lifts Bears over Hounds

Mount Airy’s Cordell France intercepted a North Surry pass with a minute left to preserve the Granite Bears 35-28 win.The two teams battled back and forth all game long, with a capacity crowd cheering from both sidelines.The Bears scored their last touchdown with 2:09 left. The Greyhounds moved the ball across midfield before Nolan Stanley’s pass was picked off by France.At the start of the game, North moved quickly down the field. On a third-and-1...

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DOBSON — That bumper sticker that reads, “If you like to eat, thank a farmer,” has never been more true, and an event set today at Fisher River Park is designed to give the public a chance to do just that.This year’s Celebrating Agriculture event is set to get under way at 3 p.m., according to county Parks and Recreation Director Daniel White, who is hosting the event with primary sponsor the county’s Cooperative Extension Office.The event, ...

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Mount Airy woman arrested on 10 felonies

STUART, Va. — A Mount Airy woman was being held in the Patrick County Jail Thursday on 10 felony charges stemming from alleged check-related crimes at an Ararat-area business.Christie Diane Glass, 35, of 292 Duck Hollow Lane, is accused of five counts of uttering (or passing) a forged check and five counts of obtaining money by false pretense.Investigator Danny Martin of the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office arrested Glass Wednesday afternoon.Martin ...

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‘Because we care’

DOBSON — The parade traveling up South Main Street in Dobson Thursday night bore little resemblance to similar parades in the county.There was no music. No horns. No sirens and no clowns.There was no laughter.Instead, the crowd of hundreds braving a summer rain stood solemnly as nearly 100 emergency services rescue vehicles and members of law enforcement gathered to remember the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,...

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Foundation golf tourney makes students benefactors

PILOT MOUNTAIN —The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation Fourth Annual Academic Golf Classic not only praised the past Thursday morning, it gave participants a part in the future education of county students.“We are here this morning to honor the service of others,” said foundation board member Gary York. “We are here first to serve and honor God. It’s wonderful to have you (all) here and know you appreciate what we do for education.” Memb...

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Outreach center to host open house

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Outreach Center will host an open house on Saturday, inviting local residents to visit and learn more about center operations and the services it has provided to the surrounding community for 12 years.Tours and information will be provided at the center, located at 321 E 52 Bypass, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors will be treated to live music and hot dogs as they learn about the center and its operations.The event ha...

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College fair at SCC to showcase educational opportunities

DOBSON —Surry Community College is again set to host its annual College Fair for area high school juniors and seniors on Sept. 15 at its Dobson Campus. This year’s event even includes a carnival and what is being called a Superintendent Splash.The day begins with the fair sponsored by Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (CACRAO) in the SCC gymnasium, with booths from 60 colleges and universities from across the state to answer student qu...

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Cards cruise to tennis win

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry breezed to a Northwest 1A Conference tennis win against struggling Winston-Salem Prep on Thursday.The Cards (7-2 overall, 4-2 conference) took all six singles matches and then swept doubles for the 9-0 shutout. Coach David Kidd of East said he was able to get some exhibition players out on the court Thursday.“It was loose, and the kids had a good time today,” Kidd said. “I’m really happy with the way they have pla...

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Cards fall to South Stokes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry was unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities and lost to visiting South Stokes 1-0 in a nonconference soccer match on Thursday evening.Mario Fischer scored off an assist from Hunter Rothrock in the 34th minute. That was all the Sauras would need. South improved to 4-3-1 on the season and took two games from the Cardinals this season on the pitch.The Sauras blanked East 2-0 on Aug. 18 in Walnut Cove.“During our warmu...

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Hounds’ D stops Bishop in win

North Surry’s defense stymied Bishop McGuinness in a 2-0 soccer win Thursday.The Greyhounds improved to 6-1-2 after scoring a goal in each half and shutting the door on the Villains time and time again.Bishop showed good passing in the midfield, but every time the Villains got to the 30- or 35-yard line, the Hounds would take the ball away and push it back to the center.Keeper “Angel Luna has had a really good season, but the back line has been rea...

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Doubles dooms Bears at Bishop

WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy tennis tied with Bishop McGuinness in singles, but couldn’t pull out the doubles matches in a 6-3 loss.With Thursday’s threat of rain, the match was held at Wake Forest University’s indoor tennis courts.The Lady Bears lost five of six singles matches in the first meeting with the conference-leading Lady Villains, so going 3-3 was a good sign and gave the players and fans hope.The score possibly could have been...

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County BOB teams make real world connections

Battle of the Books (BOB) Teams from Rockford, Dobson, and Copeland teamed up on a first-of-a-kind field trip to help students make real world connections Wednesday as they talked with pilots Mark and Jenette Hege at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport.Mark Hege is a corporate pilot for Renfro Corp., and his wife, Jenette, who also flew for the company, were on hand to field questions about airplanes and take students from the three schools on a tour of their Learjet in its hangar ...

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Concert to be homecoming for Green

PILOT MOUNTAIN — For many members of the area, Pilot Mountain’s Armfield Center is more than a recreation center, it is the heart of the community, and officials there say they hope the community will come out and support a fund-raising event set Saturday.“It’s actually more like two events held on the same day,” said center board member Harry Wilson. “The day will start with a bike ride in the morning, and Saturday evening we are hosting a conce...

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Police briefs

• A Mount Airy man was jailed Tuesday after allegedly taking $318 worth of merchandise at Walmart and then refusing to cooperate with law enforcement officers, according to city police department reports. Matthew Howard Gordon, 21, of 870 E. Pine St., was encountered during a larceny in progress at the store, which led to an investigation that allegedly revealed the merchandise on his person. He initially refused to provide information about himself, but later did so after being taken t...

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Golden Eagles win two matches

DOBSON — Surry Central defeated 4A Davie County 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday night.After a scoreless first half, the Golden Eagles (5-1-3) got on the scoreboard with a goal from Jose Avalos. Central coach Blake Roth said Avalos received a ball from Julio Sanchez and got a shot off with his left foot at the 18-yard-line. The ball slipped just past the goalie, hit the post and deflected to the other side of the netting for the score.With 20 minutes left, Roth said hi...

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Lady Bears sweep rival Hounds 9-0

The Lady Bears swept the Lady Greyhounds in Wednesday’s tennis action.Mount Airy looks to be building momentum going into its rematch with Bishop McGuinness today.The Bears are 8-1 on the season, but were roughed up 7-2 by the Lady Villains in the first match and are looking for some payback.Freshman Elizabeth Marion was responsible for one of those two points, winning in doubles with Coleman Craddock. Marion has now moved into the starting lineup at the...

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