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National Society of Leadership inducts new members

National Society of Leadership inducts new members

The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Surry Community College recently held its annual induction ceremony for new members for the ...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Rockford to honor Memorial Day

Rockford to honor Memorial Day

Area Memorial Day observances will get off to an early start Saturday with a 31st-annual event in the historic village of Rockford in southern Surry C...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• Property damage was discovered Monday to a city water tank on Orchard Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Motto to be placed on county buildings

Motto to be placed on county buildings

DOBSON — The national motto will appear on two additional buildings in Surry County.At last week’s meeting of the Surry County Board of Co...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Water-hookup mandate effort fails

Water-hookup mandate effort fails

After an earlier decision by Mount Airy to provide water service out of town without requiring mandatory hookups, two council members have attempted u...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


College programs, employees recognized

College programs, employees recognized

Several curriculum and continuing education programs, along with staff and faculty members, were recognized by Surry Community College President Dr. D...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Lady Cards end best-ever season

Lady Cards end best-ever season

MISENHEIMER — The East Surry women’s soccer squad season ended on Friday afternoon in Misenheimer with a 2-1 road loss to the No. 5 seeded...

May 19th, 2017 |  


SC’s Fitzgerald, Alavarez-Orlachia win titles

SC’s Fitzgerald, Alavarez-Orlachia win titles

GREENSBORO — Surry Central’s Tyler Fitzgerald and Dnaiel Alvarez-Orlachia ended their high school careers in style.The Golden Eagles’...

May 19th, 2017 updated: May 19th, 2017. |  


Knight baseball wins Region X crown

Knight baseball wins Region X crown

DOBSON — For the first time since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team is the Region X champion. In the process, the Knights swep...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Kiser, Wilson chosen for State Games

Kiser, Wilson chosen for State Games

GREENSBORO — One of the major reasons behind East Surry’s 20-5 baseball season and Northwest 1A Conference regular-season and tournament t...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards in action tonight

Lady Cards in action tonight

East Surry’s state quarterfinal in the NCHSAA 1A soccer playoffs will come off a day sooner than originally expected.The Lady Cardinals, who ear...

May 18th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


SCC offering job search workshops

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in June. No advanced reg...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Cheryl Ward seems to have gotten Joni Mitchell’s lyrics turned around. Instead of paving paradise to put up a parking lot, she has unpaved a par...

May 15th, 2017 updated: May 15th, 2017. |  


Grandma gets pizza right

Grandma gets pizza right

Despite the joys and general deliciousness of homemade pizza as often discussed in this space, the fact remains that a home oven is simply not capable...

May 10th, 2017 |  


2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

DOBSON — Opening day for the 2017 Senior Games events turned out nearly 100 senior citizens.Monday morning senior citizens 55 and older gathered...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Hidden away behind carefully designed plantings at the end of an unassuming driveway on a dead end street, the historic William Carter house, home of ...

May 7th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Elephants in rooms at the end of the day

Elephants in rooms at the end of the day

Newspaper writers learn early on to use simple words and terminology in their reports — to avoid tired old clichés, hackneyed phrases and t...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Reader: No problem with illegal immigrants

To the Editor,First, as one of those Americans, ‘who refuse to grasp, or are incapable of grasping, the harm illegal immigrants causes’, I...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Silks, satins and Stockholm syndrome

Silks, satins and Stockholm syndrome

A couple of months ago someone who had been very important in my life passed away. We had not talked or communicated since 2004 but in the 20 years pr...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Journalists need occasional grading

Journalists need occasional grading

We journalists have long memories when it comes to people who get on our bad side.But, some of us are very glad that the public doesn’t have tha...

May 18th, 2017 |  


No justification for city tax hike

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is apparently considering a tax increase for the upcoming budget year, which begins July 1.Either that, or cutti...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Public dollars for personal statements

Public dollars for personal statements

Here we go again. There’s another movement to plaster the national motto on a government building.It’s on a couple here in Surry County al...

May 17th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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AES named great workplace

Surrey Bancorp reports 33 percent rise in net income

Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, recently reported earnings for the second quarter had jumped a th...

July 31st, 2016 |  


First Community sees income growth, declares dividend

First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) recently reported net income that had grown more than 9 percent for the second quarter and first six mon...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Free seminars for those seeking job help

Surry Community College will be offering free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in August. No advance registration is required.#Using...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Small Business Center offering free seminars

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in August at various locations in Surry and Yadkin c...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Leonards names operations manager

Leonards names operations manager

Leonard Building and Truck Accessories has announced the hiring of Joe Robbins as operations manager.Leonard is a manufacturer and seller of trailers,...

June 25th, 2016 |  


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