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David Broyles

Position: Staff Reporter
E-Mail Address: dbroyles@civitasmedia.com

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DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park.
Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount.
“It's an awesome sight to see

New park a Spring Folly crowd pleaser

DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park. Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount. “It's an awesome sight to see

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards.
Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Mom: Texting distraction behind son's death

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park.
Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount.
“It's an awesome sight to see

New park a Spring Folly crowd pleaser

DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park. Town Manager Josh Smith said the appeal of the park was proven with Friday's record crowd of around 3,000. Smith said numbers were on pace Saturday to equal that amount. “It's an awesome sight to see

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards.
Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Mom: Texting distraction behind son's death

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards.
Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Mom: Texting distraction behind son's death

With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Edwards, a junior, was en route to the high school in late January at about 1:45 p.m. to play in a basketball game agai

Organizers characterized the fourth Surry County Economic Development Partnership BizFest business expo Thursday at Cross Creek Country Club more like a generator than a thermostat.
“In the past we tried to focus BizFest on getting businesses to share their experiences,”said Surry County Economic Development Partnership President Todd

Building on business momentum

Organizers characterized the fourth Surry County Economic Development Partnership BizFest business expo Thursday at Cross Creek Country Club more like a generator than a thermostat. “In the past we tried to focus BizFest on getting businesses to share their experiences,”said Surry County Economic Development Partnership President Todd

DOBSON — Surry Community College's annual Advanced Manufacturing Day Tuesday took place against a backdrop of a great regional footrace as schools ready graduates with the skills that companies need to fill positions.
Associate Dean of Curriculum Sabra Long said about 170 people participated this year (compared to more than 100 last year). S

SCC Advanced Manufacturing Day looks to spark student interest

DOBSON — Surry Community College's annual Advanced Manufacturing Day Tuesday took place against a backdrop of a great regional footrace as schools ready graduates with the skills that companies need to fill positions. Associate Dean of Curriculum Sabra Long said about 170 people participated this year (compared to more than 100 last year). S

DOBSON — Joseph Snow, who is in the fifth grade at Mountain Park Elementary School, was honored at the Surry County Board of Education meeting Monday.
Artwork by Snow was chosen to appear in the 2015-2016 North Carolina “Farm to School” calendar through a contest open to all public school students in kindergarten through sixth gr

DOBSON — Joseph Snow, who is in the fifth grade at Mountain Park Elementary School, was honored at the Surry County Board of Education meeting Monday. Artwork by Snow was chosen to appear in the 2015-2016 North Carolina “Farm to School” calendar through a contest open to all public school students in kindergarten through sixth gr

DOBSON — A testament to a 90-year tradition of school spirit was evident at Copeland Elementary School Monday afternoon when the majority sang its Alma Mater without looking at the program. Copeland alum Sheriff Graham Atkinson's closing speech also summed up the past as the future for all “Bluebirds” present.
“We just say

Copeland Elementary School celebrates its 90th anniversary

DOBSON — A testament to a 90-year tradition of school spirit was evident at Copeland Elementary School Monday afternoon when the majority sang its Alma Mater without looking at the program. Copeland alum Sheriff Graham Atkinson's closing speech also summed up the past as the future for all “Bluebirds” present. “We just say

Northern Hospital of Surry County is looking to again honor the volunteers who are often the first and last faces patients see as they check in and out.
Volunteer and Gift Shop Coordinator Tina Beasley said a variety of activities including a dinner are planned for the the nationally recognized volunteer week, April 12 through April 18.
“Ou

Northern slates week to honor critical role of hospital volunteers

Northern Hospital of Surry County is looking to again honor the volunteers who are often the first and last faces patients see as they check in and out. Volunteer and Gift Shop Coordinator Tina Beasley said a variety of activities including a dinner are planned for the the nationally recognized volunteer week, April 12 through April 18. “Ou

The Mount Airy City Schools approved its budget presentation for the Surry County Commissioners at a work session Tuesday night. The district's wish list of capital improvement projects includes a $2.5 million heating and air conditioning and mechanical upgrades for B.H. Tharrington Primary School.
School Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little explaine

City schools asking for more local funding

The Mount Airy City Schools approved its budget presentation for the Surry County Commissioners at a work session Tuesday night. The district's wish list of capital improvement projects includes a $2.5 million heating and air conditioning and mechanical upgrades for B.H. Tharrington Primary School. School Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little explaine

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is once again using April's second full week (April 12 to 18) to honor its communications officers who make a difference by taking the phrase “answering the call” to a whole new level. Uppermost in their minds is the wrong response can turn a seemingly routine situation into something deadly.
The nat

Communication officers' dedication is honored during special week

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is once again using April's second full week (April 12 to 18) to honor its communications officers who make a difference by taking the phrase “answering the call” to a whole new level. Uppermost in their minds is the wrong response can turn a seemingly routine situation into something deadly. The nat

CANA — Carroll County Sheriff's Department School Resource Officer Gator King's plunge into a mud-filled baby pool at St. Paul School Thursday exemplified the concept of “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Even if it meant King took a dive under a film created from the mixture of locally-sourced dirt (it came from near the ball field

A muddy Pennies for Patients plunge

CANA — Carroll County Sheriff's Department School Resource Officer Gator King's plunge into a mud-filled baby pool at St. Paul School Thursday exemplified the concept of “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Even if it meant King took a dive under a film created from the mixture of locally-sourced dirt (it came from near the ball field

Early buyer day at flea market?

A representative from the VFW 1115 club in Hillsville recently approached the Hillsville Town Council regarding the idea of adding an Early Buyer Day to the traditional Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show. Club spokesperson Andrew Bowman asked the council to consider allowing them to hold an early buyer day on Thursday — the show is typically

Student artist to be recognized

DOBSON — Mountain Park Elementary fifth grade student Joseph Snow is slated to be honored at the Surry County Schools Board of Education Monday meeting. His artwork has been chosen to appear in the 2015-2016 North Carolina “Farm to School” calendar. The contest was open to all public school student in grades kindergarten through s

Local school lunch menu

B.H. Tharrington Primary School Thursday —Spring Break. Friday — Spring Break. Monday — Chicken fillet sandwich or Fish fillet sandwich, Potato wedges, Coleslaw, Tropical fruit, Milk. Tuesday — Meatloaf with biscuit or Chicken nuggets, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Fruited gelatin, Milk. Wednesday — Stuffed crust

Campaign targets underage drinking

DOBSON —The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC) is bringing a new statewide campaign targeting underage drinking to Surry County. The new campaign called “Talk It Out,” was announced during the Surry County Safe Kids Coalition April 2 meeting at the Surry County Health & Nutrition Center. It was descri

Campaign targets underage drinking

DOBSON —The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC) is bringing a new statewide campaign targeting underage drinking to Surry County. The new campaign called “Talk It Out,” was announced during the Surry County Safe Kids Coalition April 2 meeting at the Surry County Health & Nutrition Center. It was descri

CANA — Carroll County Sheriff's Department School Resource Officer Gator King's plunge into a mud-filled baby pool at St. Paul School Thursday exemplified the concept of “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Even if it meant King took a dive under a film created from the mixture of locally-sourced dirt (it came from near the ball field

School community celebrated at muddy 'Pennies for Patients' plunge

CANA — Carroll County Sheriff's Department School Resource Officer Gator King's plunge into a mud-filled baby pool at St. Paul School Thursday exemplified the concept of “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Even if it meant King took a dive under a film created from the mixture of locally-sourced dirt (it came from near the ball field

Mount Airy High's Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter returned from the annual state HOSA competition in Greensboro with honors including its first state officer since the mid-1980s.
Junior Rachel Evans made her successful bid for the presidency of District 7 with efforts from sophomore Anna Llyasova, Tanisha Smith, Dalilah Nichol

Mount Airy HOSA finds success

Mount Airy High's Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter returned from the annual state HOSA competition in Greensboro with honors including its first state officer since the mid-1980s. Junior Rachel Evans made her successful bid for the presidency of District 7 with efforts from sophomore Anna Llyasova, Tanisha Smith, Dalilah Nichol





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