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It may seem odd, she said, but people should eat together at home much more than they do now.“It’s really important for people to cook things at home,” said Megan Carolan. “Our general health has very much to do with how we eat and what we eat.”Carolan smiled as she spoke, because she realized how ironic it was for her to give this advice — since she is a sous chef at the restaurant End Posts, at JOLO Winery and Vineyards in Pilot Mountain. JOLO just held its grand opening on April 5.“People don’t eat together at home much anymore,” she added. Carolan feels folks should make eating together an important part of their lives.


Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back

JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a victim he originally sold his car to.According to a release by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies processed a report of larceny of a motor vehicle from a resident in Jonesville on April 6.According to the release, the resident explained that his vehicle was parked in his driveway on Dogwood Lane the night before and that when he went to work the next mo...

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Surry Community Students Launch ‘Egg Rockets’ today

DOBSON — Surry Community College Math Club members, not “all the kings horses and all the kings men,” are going to give Humpty Dumpty a chance to go airborne this afternoon as the school holds its annual egg launch. The event is set from 2 to 5 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Driving Range on the Dobson campus.During the event, each participant will launch an egg upwards on a rocket, hoping the egg will land safely on the ground. The activity has a lesson in ma...

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NCDOT to begin I-77 repaving in Surry County

The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work on a paving rehabilitation project along Interstate 77 near Mount Airy on April 22.One lane of I-77 from mile marker 95 to 99 will be closed until the project is completed.NCDOT crews will begin the project with full-depth patching operations along the four-mile stretch of road, followed by milling and replacing the road surface. Carl Rose & Sons Inc. of Elkin was awarded the $2,682,668 contract for the project.

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Support your local fire department

A fund-raising event set Saturday in Mount Airy is part of an effort to preserve an historic piece of emergency services history in the city.Mount Airy Fire Department Chief Zane Poindexter announced the department will be out with bells on as it works with the Ladie’s Auxiliary to raise money to restore a 1967 American LaFrance fire engine.“This Saturday, from 4 p.m., until 7 p.m., the department’s ladie’s auxiliary will be hosting a Car Hop for ...

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Contract renewed with local license plate agency

A contract has been awarded to operate the license plate agency in Mount Airy — to the person who presently runs the facility.Diane Smith has held that role since 2009, when the city license plate office at 137 Riverside Drive opened. However, that contract will expire in May, and in January the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles launched an open application process for the agency’s operation.That resulted in four applications being received by the DMV, accordin...

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Candidates’ forum set for Thursday

With a primary just around the corner, an event tonight in Mount Airy offers voters a chance to learn about candidates involved.The meet-and-greet session is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at J.J. Jones Alumni Auditorium.It is open to candidates of all political persuasions, according to Faye Carter, the president of the Surry County Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The local group is sponsoring tonight’s event....

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SCC golf teams qualify for national tournaments

NEW BERN — Surry Community College’s golf team has qualified for the national junior college tournament with a strong showing at the Region X Championship.The men’s team finished second with four players in the top 10. The women’s duo of Kasie Tolbert and Gatlin Hiatt each placed in the top six.Coach Tom Pendergraft said he was very proud of his team. The men have qualified for the national tournament in Plymouth, Ind., May 18-22, while the women ...

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East golfer Jordan Vogler chooses Lenoir-Rhyne

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry golfer Jordan Vogler will sign with Lenoir-Rhyne University today.Just hours ahead of the Northwest Conference Championship at Cross Creek Country Club, the Voglers are planning to hold the signing at East Surry this morning.With the conclusion of today’s 18-hole match, Vogler will earn his fourth all-conference honor. In his previous three seasons, he has helped the Cardinals earn a third-place finish in the state 1A tournament....

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Lighting the torch

DOBSON — The competitive fire is alive and well among Surry County seniors, as the nearly 200 participants signed up to compete in this year’s Yadkin Valley Senior Games can attest.Now that the deadline to register for the 15th annual games has passed, organizers say that 191 seniors have signed up to compete in one or more of the 90 events that comprise the games.This year’s games kick off with an opening ceremony set for 10 a.m., on May 9 at Fisher Ri...

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Weather moves sporting events

Tuesday’s rain halted all outdoor sports. Here is a rundown of schedule changes.Three events were moved to today. They are Surry Central’s home baseball game with West Stokes, North Surry’s home tennis match with West Stokes and North Surry’s softball game at Forbush.In order to have baseball at home, Central’s softball game with North Forsyth was changed from home to away.Mount Airy already was scheduled to host tennis today, but...

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Surry softball very much in chase for Region X title

With just over a week left in the regular season, Surry Community College’s softball team is very much in the hunt for a Region X title.The Knights (18-10 overall, 9-5 region) split with Florence-Darlington Technical College on Friday and swept Patrick Henry Community College on Sunday. Surry trails Florence-Darlington Tech and Richard Bland College in the standings. Both of those teams have lost three Region X games.“We all play each other the next four game...

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Bennett named county schools Volunteer of the Year

DOBSON — Surry County Schools took time out to honor its volunteers at a reception Tuesday night at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Vitaculture and Enology. Les Bennett of Pilot Mountain Elementary was named volunteer of the year at the ice cream social.Bennett’s work on helping organize the school’s annual spring fling, promoting Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in schools, fund raising and leading the Parent Teacher Organization were praised as...

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Man charged with felony in dog’s death

A Mount Airy man was being held in the Surry County Jail Tuesday on a felony charge stemming from the death of his girlfriend’s dog.Michael Edgar Wright, 35, of 113 Bitting Ave., allegedly killed a Chihuahua by “beating and throwing” it, according to city police arrest records.The incident, which occurred late Sunday at Wright’s home, led to him being charged with cruelty to animals, a felony, and disorderly conduct.He was being held in...

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Zoning, recycling matters on city agenda

Citizens have a chance to weigh in on proposed zoning changes in Mount Airy — affecting cell towers, mobile homes and other issues involving land uses — during a public hearing Thursday night.The hearing is scheduled during a 7 p.m. meeting of the city board of commissioners, which also will include the unveiling of a new logo for Mount Airy’s curbside recycling program and recognition of graduates of the latest Citizens Police Academy....

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April 30 Progress Edition features Nester Hosiery

Find out how Nester Hosiery is changing the way people think about socks with their new Farm to Feet line, with an article written by Staff Reporter Jessica Johnson in the upcoming “Local Treasures, Hidden Gems” progress edition of “The Mount Airy News,” out on April 30.

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Library asks patrons, “What do you geek?”

“What do you geek?”It is a question most have never been asked, with “geek” used as a verb, meaning, “to love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for;” “to express interest in;” “to possess a large amount of knowledge in;” and/or “to promote,” according to the OCLC’s “Geek the Library” website.The Mount Airy Public Library is asking everyone the question — R...

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Hayes signs letter of intent

William Hayes, a senior at North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, signed a national letter-of-intent on Feb. 5 to play football at FCS championship runner-up Towson University in Maryland. He is the son of Kevin and Charleen Hayes and the grandson of Sadie Bullin at the late Gaither Bullin of Stony Knoll.

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