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To help a child

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It all began with a tug at a mother’s heart strings.If you ask Dave Nazaroff, the 900-mile bicycle ride he’s completing this week is no big deal, but then again, Nazaroff is a 10-time Ironman.Nazaroff and a three-person “pit crew” were in Mount Airy briefly this week as part of a New York-to-Georgia ride to help a needy child as part of his charity, Ride To Give.“Ride To Give started simply enough,” said Senior Program Coordinator Barbara Valente as she munched on a pre-ride breakfast. “(Nazaroff’s wife) Kaete had seen a story about a boy in Georgia who had had a tree limb fall on his head, causing a traumatic brain injury.


Rest of counterfeit ring arrested

Three other members of a counterfeiting ring that allegedly struck Mount Airy nearly two weeks ago have been apprehended, according to a city detective.Their arrests occurred in Ware County, Ga., on Tuesday, Sgt. Brad Quesinberry said.This brings to five the total number of those implicated in a scheme that involved the circulation of bogus $100 bills in Mount Airy and other jurisdictions, with one of the suspects still at la...

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Marijuana, teacher raises, and gubernatorial leadership

While the supposed short session of the General Assembly, which should have ended long ago, continues on because of a budget impasse, we’ve seen most of the legislature’s work for the year well enough to comment on a few items.It was good to see Surry County’s delegation to Raleigh vote for a limited, defined use of marijuana for specific medical conditions while maintaining their overall stand against legalizing the drug.Rep. Sarah Stevens, of Mount Ai...

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Early voting ends Saturday for primary

DOBSON — Early voting for a congressional second primary ends Saturday in Dobson, where a county elections official is pleased with the turnout so far.As of 3 p.m. Thursday, 102 people had cast one-stop absentee ballots at the Surry Board of Elections, choosing between Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker, Republican candidates in a runoff for the Sixth District seat now held by Rep. Howard Coble.“For a second primary, especially one that does not have a local rac...

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Atkins seeking re-election in Dobson

DOBSON — A second candidate filed Thursday afternoon for the Dobson Board of Commissioners.Incumbent J. Wayne Atkins is seeking another four-year term on the town board. In filing, he joined a fellow commissioner on the path to possible re-election, John D. Lawson, who filed on Monday.“I just want to stay involved — if the citizens of the town want me,” Atkins, 70, said of his desire to continue serving.“We’ve got a lot of t...

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Reeves takes on head coach football position at North Stokes

Mitch Reeves was recently named North Stokes new head football coach and will take the reins of a program that didn’t win a game last season.“I care about North Stokes and I want to see our football program experience success. I know a lot of hard work lies ahead, but with the help of other coaches, the support from our administration, and the dedication of our players, I believe we can build a reputable program,” Reeves said.Reeves is replacing two-yea...

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East Surry football players cheer for their teammates during the tire tug-of-war during West Stokes’ weightlifting challenge. For more coverage of the event, see the Saturday edition of The News.

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North’s Hayley Tickle joins SCC softball team

DOBSON — North Surry’s Hayley Tickle has chosen Surry Community College to play softball next year.Tickle says she plans to play one year at SCC before transferring to another school for her major.The Lady Greyhounds’ softball team has made a drastic turnaround over the past two years, and players are starting to reap the benefits of that success.Molly Martin signed with N.C. State last year, and fellow 2014 senior Bailey Culler is headed to ...

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