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Scholarship Day not a one-shot deal at SCC

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DOBSON — Staffers at the Surry Community College Educational Opportunity Center want students and potential students to know they will be there beyond Monday’s Scholarship Application Day on SCC’s Dobson campus.“You never know when an event is held for a first time, but we had someone in line at 8 a.m. ready for us to help them,” said Coordinator of Career Opportunities and Workforce Advancement Erica Smith. “The official start was 9 a.m. and turnout was good with us seeing a lot of foot traffic.”

 

Board punts on courthouse contract

DOBSON — After some discussion on the matter, the Surry County Board of Commissioners decided to take a “wait and see” approach and get more information before taking any action on a plan to provide much-needed improvements to the historic Dobson courthouse.County Facilities Director Don Mitchell told the board during the meeting that his department had been in the process of having the courthouse assessed by Pilot Mountain-based Brite Engineering.

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A new look, thanks to you

A new look, thanks to youThe Mount Airy News today is launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Mount Airy News is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveil...

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City stalls redevelopment expense

Mount Airy officials have delayed spending as much as $110,000 for an outside entity to help a new redevelopment commission get organized.When tabling action on that expenditure during a meeting Thursday night, the city board of commissioners decided to let members of the fledgling group study proposals submitted by three organizations vying to provide advisory assistance. They will make a recommendation concerning that selection at an upcoming commissioners meeting.

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Surry County schools receive School District Cup

DOBSON — Surry County Schools have received the Middle School District Cup for medium-sized school districts from the North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities (NCASA).According to Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Jill Reinhardt, the system joined the NCASA this year. The organization allows schools across the state to compete in scholastic events which promote intellectual achievement and excellence.

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Shelter, rescues seeking grant funding

DOBSON — In what could herald a new working relationship following years of animosity between animal rescue groups and the Surry County Animal Shelter, the two groups are seeking to secure a grant that, if received, could lower the number of unwanted pets in the county.“This is the first time it’s happened, but the county and Mayberry4Paws are partnering on writing the grant,” said Jane Taylor of Mayberry4Paws. “The grant is a targeted spay and neuter ...

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Thai ambassador to visit city

The annual reunion of descendants of the Original Siamese Twins this coming weekend here will be special in itself — with the gathering now in its 25th year — but also because of an esteemed visitor.Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Thailand’s ambassador to the United States, will take time out from his duties in Washington, D.C., to visit Mount Airy for a reunion luncheon Saturday honoring the legacy of Eng and Chang Bunker. They hailed from Thailand in the early 1800s, when ...

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Business owners suffering from loss of bridge

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Poor planning and lack of communication are what have led to an economic struggle for survival in Pilot Mountain, according to local business owners and town officials.More than 50 people from the business community gathered with town officials and county Commissioner Paul Johnson last week in the basement meeting room of Mountain View Restaurant to discuss the absence of the N.C. 268 bridge overpass at U.S. 52.The bridge was removed about a month ...

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