David Broyles

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Jones Intermediate School Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduates Thursday morning drew from John Meyer's song “Waiting on the World to Change” as they sang and spoke about how changing the world starts by changing yourself.
“We are a community of leaders,” said student Morgan Hiatt. “For the past 10 weeks we

DARE graduates changing the world

Jones Intermediate School Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduates Thursday morning drew from John Meyer's song “Waiting on the World to Change” as they sang and spoke about how changing the world starts by changing yourself. “We are a community of leaders,” said student Morgan Hiatt. “For the past 10 weeks we

The Surry County Schools District Science Fair Thursday was the youthful embodiment of John Gowie, or “Professor G-Force,” of Mad Science of the Piedmont's sentiment that “while most think science is answering the questions, it's really all about questioning the answers.”
“Student participation has been up over the la

Science fair is about 'questioning the answers'

The Surry County Schools District Science Fair Thursday was the youthful embodiment of John Gowie, or “Professor G-Force,” of Mad Science of the Piedmont's sentiment that “while most think science is answering the questions, it's really all about questioning the answers.” “Student participation has been up over the la

Story telling has been a menu of Southern supper tables for generations so the Surry County Storytellers Guild upcoming “Tellabration” seems a good fit to whet everyone's appetite for a good yarn. It is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
Tellabration, which is a trademarked term, is the invention o

Local storytellers featured Saturday night

Story telling has been a menu of Southern supper tables for generations so the Surry County Storytellers Guild upcoming “Tellabration” seems a good fit to whet everyone's appetite for a good yarn. It is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Tellabration, which is a trademarked term, is the invention o

The service of outgoing Mount Airy Board of Education member Mike Hiatt was honored at the board's regular business meeting Tuesday night at Mount Airy High School. Hiatt, a former veteran educator, coach and administrator has served on the board since 2006 and chose not to run for re-election.
Board Chairwoman Wendy Carriker noted Hiatt's long-te

Board member's service honored at meeting

The service of outgoing Mount Airy Board of Education member Mike Hiatt was honored at the board's regular business meeting Tuesday night at Mount Airy High School. Hiatt, a former veteran educator, coach and administrator has served on the board since 2006 and chose not to run for re-election. Board Chairwoman Wendy Carriker noted Hiatt's long-te

PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary, the “little country school in a country neighborhood,” celebrated winning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Honors Wednesday afternoon. The honor makes the school one in five in the state receiving national recognition for a program which honors 337 schools across the country.
The program hon

Shoals celebrates school award

PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary, the “little country school in a country neighborhood,” celebrated winning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Honors Wednesday afternoon. The honor makes the school one in five in the state receiving national recognition for a program which honors 337 schools across the country. The program hon

Library holding amnesty week

The Mount Airy Public Library this week is offering patrons with overdue fines or lost library materials amnesty in exchange for non-perishable food donations. According to Branch Librarian Pat Gwyn, the effort will continue until Saturday. She said the donations will go to Yokefellow Ministry to benefit local residents. “With a donation pa

Surry sets health care job fair for Friday

DOBSON — Surry Community College will host a Health Care Job Fair Friday from 10 a.m. until noon in the SCC Gymnasium, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson. “This event, which is targeting health care employers with position vacancies, is in response to employer requests to reach out to job seekers who are skilled in specific health related fiel

The Surry County Schools recognized student culinary creations at the third Annual Healthy Snack Master Contest in Gentry Middle School's media center Monday afternoon.
Franklin Elementary fourth grade student Rusty Hughes tied with Dobson Elementary's Aubrey Southern for first place county honors in the grades 3-5 division.
Pilot Mountain Middle

Winners in third county Healthy Snack Master contest announced

The Surry County Schools recognized student culinary creations at the third Annual Healthy Snack Master Contest in Gentry Middle School's media center Monday afternoon. Franklin Elementary fourth grade student Rusty Hughes tied with Dobson Elementary's Aubrey Southern for first place county honors in the grades 3-5 division. Pilot Mountain Middle

PINNACLE —Organizers will offer a glimpse into the deeper meanings of the holiday season by recreating a 1900s era Christmas celebration at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm as the Hauser family and their neighbors would have experienced it.
The celebrations have been set for Dec. 9 and Dec. 11. The farmhouse, decked out with period decorat

Horne Creek slates 1900s era Christmas celebration

PINNACLE —Organizers will offer a glimpse into the deeper meanings of the holiday season by recreating a 1900s era Christmas celebration at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm as the Hauser family and their neighbors would have experienced it. The celebrations have been set for Dec. 9 and Dec. 11. The farmhouse, decked out with period decorat

Organizers have announced “A Mayberry Christmas” will be the theme for the annual Mount Airy Christmas Parade. Downtown Business Association spokesperson Jennie Lowry said the highly anticipated parade is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. She said the parade will feature the sights and sounds of the upcoming holiday season in the nostalgi

A Mayberry Christmas theme for parade

Organizers have announced “A Mayberry Christmas” will be the theme for the annual Mount Airy Christmas Parade. Downtown Business Association spokesperson Jennie Lowry said the highly anticipated parade is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. She said the parade will feature the sights and sounds of the upcoming holiday season in the nostalgi

The old saying concerning entertaining angels unawares can be applied to seasonal toy drive efforts. It is not uncommon the persons you are helping are the ones sitting next to you and you'd never have guessed.
North Surry High School Student Government Association Advisor Daron Atkins said the school this year is continuing its tradition of suppo

The old saying concerning entertaining angels unawares can be applied to seasonal toy drive efforts. It is not uncommon the persons you are helping are the ones sitting next to you and you'd never have guessed. North Surry High School Student Government Association Advisor Daron Atkins said the school this year is continuing its tradition of suppo

DOBSON — Two State Employee's Credit Union scholarships were given out at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Surry Community College Board of Trustees.
Students Allison Garrell and Chenoa Card were presented with the scholarships by North Carolina SECU Senior Vice President Lilnette Phillips.
SECU Foundation funded solely by SECU members establishe

Credit Union scholarship recipients are announced

DOBSON — Two State Employee's Credit Union scholarships were given out at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Surry Community College Board of Trustees. Students Allison Garrell and Chenoa Card were presented with the scholarships by North Carolina SECU Senior Vice President Lilnette Phillips. SECU Foundation funded solely by SECU members establishe

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The key note speaker Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Dogwood District Annual Recognition Banquet offered his own look from the perspective of an educator, viewing scouting as a moral obligation passing valuable knowledge to the next generation.
Dr. David Ayers is an associate professor of education, policy and cultural studies i

Boy Scouts share obligation to pass lessons on

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The key note speaker Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Dogwood District Annual Recognition Banquet offered his own look from the perspective of an educator, viewing scouting as a moral obligation passing valuable knowledge to the next generation. Dr. David Ayers is an associate professor of education, policy and cultural studies i

DOBSON — Surry Community College Director of Customized Industrial Programs Sam Brim told Surry County Schools Business Advisory Council meeting participants Wednesday that cooperation between local schools and the college is critical to meet the supply of technicians needed locally in the future.
According to Brim, one of the challenges the

DOBSON — Surry Community College Director of Customized Industrial Programs Sam Brim told Surry County Schools Business Advisory Council meeting participants Wednesday that cooperation between local schools and the college is critical to meet the supply of technicians needed locally in the future. According to Brim, one of the challenges the

Mount Airy's Veterans Day Service message was summed up by featured speaker Monroe Donathan, a retired veteran, United States Air Force Intelligence Command.
“I'll tell you what veterans are. They are citizens in uniform,” said Donathan. “We are merely an extension of society in general. Our nation called and we answered the call

Service asks 'What is a veteran?'

Mount Airy's Veterans Day Service message was summed up by featured speaker Monroe Donathan, a retired veteran, United States Air Force Intelligence Command. “I'll tell you what veterans are. They are citizens in uniform,” said Donathan. “We are merely an extension of society in general. Our nation called and we answered the call

DOBSON — The soldiers' voices in the North Carolina Touring Theatre's play “Deployed” added to the voices of local veterans sharing at a luncheon staged by the Surry Community Student Government Association (SGA) Monday afternoon. Participants representing wars filled tables set out in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett Center

Veterans voices at core of college luncheon

DOBSON — The soldiers' voices in the North Carolina Touring Theatre's play “Deployed” added to the voices of local veterans sharing at a luncheon staged by the Surry Community Student Government Association (SGA) Monday afternoon. Participants representing wars filled tables set out in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett Center

PINNACLE — Jim and Joyce Dickerson's recent donation to Surry Community College represents equal parts paying back kindness from the college and paying it forward for the school's future.
The announcement of their donation — a home and 12.5 acres of surrounding property — was made at an informal reception Tuesday night at the vac

Former instructor donates home to SCC

PINNACLE — Jim and Joyce Dickerson's recent donation to Surry Community College represents equal parts paying back kindness from the college and paying it forward for the school's future. The announcement of their donation — a home and 12.5 acres of surrounding property — was made at an informal reception Tuesday night at the vac

DOBSON — The soldiers' voices in the North Carolina Touring Theatre's play “Deployed” added to the voices of local veterans sharing at a luncheon staged by the Surry Community Student Government Association (SGA) Monday afternoon. Participants representing wars filled tables set out in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett Center

Veterans voices at core of college luncheon

DOBSON — The soldiers' voices in the North Carolina Touring Theatre's play “Deployed” added to the voices of local veterans sharing at a luncheon staged by the Surry Community Student Government Association (SGA) Monday afternoon. Participants representing wars filled tables set out in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett Center

Meadowview Magnet Middle School's Veteran's Day Celebration Monday afternoon took time out to focus on the service and sacrifice of women who served in the armed forces.
Featured Speaker Laura Gardner Nichols of Pinnions of Hope Ministries shared memories of her late mother, Marylin Gardner, who served as a U.S. Army nurse.
Nichols opened her spe

Meadowview Magnet Veteran's Day salutes women's service

Meadowview Magnet Middle School's Veteran's Day Celebration Monday afternoon took time out to focus on the service and sacrifice of women who served in the armed forces. Featured Speaker Laura Gardner Nichols of Pinnions of Hope Ministries shared memories of her late mother, Marylin Gardner, who served as a U.S. Army nurse. Nichols opened her spe

DOBSON — Gentry Middle School's First Lego League (FLL) team “The Math Magicians” captured overall champion and robot run high score honors in the third Surry FLL Tournament at Surry Community Saturday.
Overall champion honors go to the team who completes the tournament with the highest combined point total for all judged events

Gentry Middle 'Math Magicians' is FLL overall winner

DOBSON — Gentry Middle School's First Lego League (FLL) team “The Math Magicians” captured overall champion and robot run high score honors in the third Surry FLL Tournament at Surry Community Saturday. Overall champion honors go to the team who completes the tournament with the highest combined point total for all judged events





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