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County Schools debuts new logo at convocation

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — The official unveiling of the Surry County Schools new logo at its annual convocation ceremony literally took center stage as Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves told participants “We stand tall and we shine bright.”Reeves was referring to the district’s mission slogan, “Lighting Pathways to Global Success” as well as the paths incorporated into the new district global symbol. He praised the work of Graphic Designer Laura Hardy and other volunteers which included students, parents, teachers and administrators for helping create the logo through a six-month process.

 

New area code planned

In the not to distant future folks making calls locally will have to dial 10 digits to make any phone call, even for calls in the same neighborhood.The North Carolina Utilities Commission recently approved a new area code overlay for the region currently covered by the 336 area code.According to the commission the new area code, 743, will be rolled out in the next two to three years as the number of available numbers starting with 336 begin to run out.

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Third Philip Mappa Memorial Ride is slated Saturday

Participants are being sought for the Third Annual Philip Mappa Memorial Ride Saturday. Organizers say all the proceeds from the event will benefit a Mount Airy child diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.Spokesman Michael Willard said the ride is set to begin around 12:30 at Veterans Park. The fee for participation is $10 and registration is slated to begin at 10:30. He said volunteers will be at the park throughout the day with the band “Phonic 45” featuring mus...

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‘A chance to change the world’

Mount Airy High School came alive for another year Thursday morning as hundreds of teachers, administrators and elected officials gathered for the school district’s annual convocation ceremony.And the message was clear: It’s all about building relationships with students.Prior to the convocation, Dr. Greg Little, Mount Airy School superintendent, said he was looking forward to the upcoming year.“I’m incredibly excited about this year,&#...

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City board OKs timber plan 5-0

Paul Bunyan would be proud of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners, which voted unanimously Thursday night to launch a logging project at Westwood Industrial Park.The 5-0 decision capped off more than a year of debate among city officials, most recently centering on how much of a forested 102-acre tract at the park should be disturbed and other details such as buffer distances.After about 10 meetings in which the topic was discussed with no clear resolution reached, a b...

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Granite Bears 2014 Schedule

Date Site OpponentAug 22 Away StarmountAug 29 Home ThomasvilleSept. 5 Home Carroll County (Va.)Sept. 12 Away North SurrySept. 19 Home # Surry CentralSept. 26 Away West StokesOct. 3 OpenOct. 10 Away * Bishop McGuinnessOct. 17 Away * AtkinsOct. 24 Home * WalkertownOct. 31 Away * North StokesNov. 7 ...

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Mount Airy Soccer

Date Site Opponent TimeAug. 18 Home Starmount 6:00Aug. 19 Home East Wilkes 6:00Aug. 21 Home Surry Central 7:00Aug. 26 Away Surry Central 7:00Aug Away East Wilkes 6:00Aug. 27 Home Thomasville 7:00Sept. 2 Away Thomasville 7:00Sept. 3 Away North Wilkes 7:00Sept. 4 Home North Surry 6:00Sept. 8 Hom...

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Mount Airy Golf

Date Site OpponentsAug. 26 Cross Creek North Surry, Surry Central,East Surry, Elkin, South StokesSept. 2 Cedarbrook ElkinSept. 16 Pilot Knob Park East SurrySept. 30 Pilot Knob Park East SurryOct. 13 Cross Creek NW TournamentOct. 20 Cross Creek Regional TournamentOct. 27-28 TBA State Tournament

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Mount Airy Volleyball

Date Site Opponent TimeAug.18 Away Surry Central 6:15Aug. 21 Away Elkin 6:15Aug. 23 Home Trimatch— Alleghany vs Mount Airy 10 a.m.— Alleghany vs West Stokes noon— Mount Airy vs West Stokes 2:00Aug. 26 Home * Walkertown 6:15Aug. 28 Away North Surry 6:15Sept. 3 Away AlleghanySept. 4 Home * Atkins 6:15Sept. 9...

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North Surry Cross Country

Date Site EventAug. 21 Yadkin County Park, Yadkinville— WPAC Two Mile ChallengeAug. 28 Yadkin County Park, Yadkinville— Forbush meetSept. 4 Fisher River Park, Dobson— Fisher River InvitationalSept. 20 North Surry— North Surry meetSept. 29 Fisher River Park, Dobson— Fisher River XC RelayOct. 14 Fisher River Park, Dobson— Confere...

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North Surry Soccer

Date Site OpponentAug. 18 Away East WilkesAug. 19 Away West WilkesAug. 20 Home ElkinAug. 25 Home East WilkesAug. 26 Home West WilkesAug. 27 Away ElkinSept. 2 Away East SurrySept. 3 Home WalkertownSept. 4 Away Mount AirySept. 8 Home East SurrySept. 10 Home Mount AirySept. 11 Home Bishop McGuinnessSept. 22 West Stokes HomeSept. 23 Wilkes Centr...

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North Surry Golf

Date Host SiteSept. 3 Forbush Yadkin Country ClubSept. 10 West Stokes Pilot Knob ParkSept. 17 Surry Central Silo RunSept. 24 North Surry Cross CreekOct. 1 South Stokes Hemlock Golf CourseOct. 9 WPAC Tournament Cross CreekOct. 20 2A RegionalsOct. 27-28 2A State Championship

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Greyhounds look to get back on winning track

After three straight years of winning, North Surry’s football team took a step back in a 2013 season marked by injuries and inconsistent play.Coach Danny Lyons is confident the Greyhounds can restore order this year.North kicks off the season tonight when it travels to Ashe County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Hounds are coming off a 4-7 campaign after going 23-12 over the previous three seasons.“Last season kind of left a sour taste in our mouth,&#...

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North Surry Tennis

Date Site OpponentAug. 18 Home East SurryAug. 25 Away East SurryAug. 27 Home Mount AirySept. 2 Away South StokesSept. 4 Home ForbushSept. 9 Home West StokesSept. 10 Away Mount AirySept. 11 Away CarverSept. 16 Away Surry CentralSept. 18 Home South StokesSept. 23 Away ForbushSept. 25 Away West StokesSept. 30 Home CarverOct. 2 Home Surry Centra...

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North Surry Volleyball

Date Site Opponent TimeAug. 19 Home Watauga 5:30Aug. 21 Away East Surry 5:00Aug. 23 Starmount Reagan/StarmountAug. 25 Home Wilkes Central 5:00Aug. 28 Home Mount Airy 5:00Sept. 2 Home West Forsyth 5:00Sept. 3 Home North Stokes 5:00Sept. 9 Home West Stokes 5:00Sept. 11 Away Carver 5:00Sept. 13 Home Starmount 10:00Sept. 15 Away Reagan 5:00Sept. 16 Away Surry Central...

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Surry Central Cross Country

Date Site EventAug. 21 Yadkin County Park, Yadkinville— WPAC Two Mile ChallengeAug. 28 Ivey Redmon Park, Kernersville— NW Conference InvitationalSept. 4 Fisher River Park, Dobson— Fisher River InvitationalSept. 9 MacAnderson Park, Statesville— Statesville InvitationalSept. 27 Fisher Farms, Davidson— Spartan CC InvitationalSept. 29 Fisher River ...

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Golden Eagles 2014 Schedule

Date Site OpponentAug. 22 Away East SurryAug. 29 Home East Wilkes (Endowment)Sept. 5 Home Wilkes Central – Big SC CarnivalSept. 12 Away ElkinSept. 19 Away Mt. AirySept. 26 Home # North StokesOct. 3 OPENOct. 10 Home * CarverOct. 17 Away * South StokesOct. 24 Home * North SurryOct. 31 ...

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Surry Central Soccer

Date Opponent Site TimeAug. 19 West Iredell Away 7:00Aug. 21 Mount Airy Away 7:00Aug. 26 Mount Airy Home 7:00Aug. 28 East Surry Home 7:00Sep. 1 North Forsyth Home 7:00Sep. 2 Elkin Away 6:00Sept. 4 East Surry Away 7:00Sept. 6 Jordan Matthews WakeMed Park, Cary 2:00Sept. 9 West Wilkes Home 6:00Sept. 10 Davie County Home 7:00Sept. 17 Elkin Home 6:00Sept. 23 Carver* ...

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