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Camp Invention program planned for summer

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The Mount Airy Board of Education received news Tuesday the system will offer “Camp Invention” to students from throughout the area this summer.Jones Intermediate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Coach Patty Burgess gave the board a brief overview of the program which will be held at Mount Airy Middle School June 23-27 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The program will be provided at cost, through a $205 per student fee. Burgess said it is being held for rising first through sixth graders. She said discussion is also under way to provide scholarships for the summer school although no formal decisions have been made.


Bishop coach to assist with USA basketball

KERNERSVILLE — Bishop McGuinness basketball coach Brian Robinson will return to the bench this summer with USA basketball.Robinson, who has made the Lady Villains an annual contender for the 1A state title, helped coach the USA under-16 girls basketball team last year. The USA team won gold in the 2013 FIBA America’s Tournament in Cancun, Mexico.This time, he will be working with the under-17 team at the World Championships in the Czech Republic.Su...

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Lady Cards top Wildcats 13-8

KING — East Surry overcame a slow start to down West Stokes 13-8 Thursday night.The Lady Cardinals scored seven runs in the top of the third on the way to a season sweep of the Lady Wildcats.West Stokes pitcher Abigail Worley started off strong with six quick strikeouts in the first two innings. West batted around and rose to an early five-run lead in the bottom of the second with solid singles from Leah Smith, Taylor McKinney, Morgan Manley and Cassie Palmer....

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Nanny Brooks

Mrs. Naomi “Nanny” Ruth Brooks Hawks, 88, of Lowgap passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehab in Advance where she had lived for the past two years. She was born in Surry County on January 23, 1926 to the late William Calvin and Dora Bolt Brooks. Mrs. Hawks was retired from Bassett Furniture Company and was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Louise Hodges Jenkins of Advance; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchi...

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Jeffrey Hodges

Mr. Jeffrey Don Hodges, 53 of Claudville, VA passed away at his home Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born in Surry County to Harley Hughes and Maxine Coe Hodges. Mr. Hodges worked at Proctor-Silex for 22 years prior to working at the waste treatment plant. He was a member of Central View Baptist Church in Dobson. Left to cherish his memories in addition to his parents are his wife, Jean McCann Hodges of the home; two daughters, Magan Hodges of Pilot Mountain and Katelin Hodges of Raleigh; a st...

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Justice Martin to speak at Lincoln Day dinner

Justice Mark Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court will be the keynote speaker at the Surry County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. The event will be held at Cross Creek Country Club on Monday, April 28 at 6 p.m.Justice Martin is the Senior Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Prior to his judicial service, Martin served as legal counsel to Gov. James G. Martin (no relation), practiced law at the McNair Law Firm in Raleigh and clerked for United State Dis...

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Fowler commits to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne

DOBSON — Cole Fowler of Surry Central has committed to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne University next season.The senior catcher signed a letter of intent at the school on Wednesday afternoon. Fowler received a partial scholarship.Fowler had received attention from Greensboro College and a few other schools, but Lenoir-Rhyne proved to be the best fit.“I really liked the coach, Tom Fleenor. The campus was really nice, and I liked the field,” Fow...

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City adopts recycling logo, slogan

Given that a picture can be worth 1,000 words, Mount Airy now has an image — and a slogan — to illustrate the city’s curbside recycling program and promote its use by the public.This has resulted from an initiative announced in January by a city recycling advisory group formed to increase participation in the program that began in January 2012.That initiative involved enlisting art students of Mount Airy Cit...

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