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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.


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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