David Broyles

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

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Depot Street in Pilot Mountain filled the Town Hall meeting room to tell commissioners in no uncertain terms they want to see action on fixing their street and the barricade gone. The sentiments were aired during the public address portion of the commissioners' regular meeting Monday night.
“I am here on b

Residents: Fix Depot Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Depot Street in Pilot Mountain filled the Town Hall meeting room to tell commissioners in no uncertain terms they want to see action on fixing their street and the barricade gone. The sentiments were aired during the public address portion of the commissioners' regular meeting Monday night. “I am here on b

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Depot Street in Pilot Mountain filled the Town Hall meeting room to tell commissioners in no uncertain terms they want to see action on fixing their street and the barricade gone. The sentiments were aired during the public address portion of the commissioners' regular meeting Monday night.
“I am here on b

Depot Street residents want action on repairs

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Depot Street in Pilot Mountain filled the Town Hall meeting room to tell commissioners in no uncertain terms they want to see action on fixing their street and the barricade gone. The sentiments were aired during the public address portion of the commissioners' regular meeting Monday night. “I am here on b

PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary School was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School on Tuesday afternoon via the U.S. Department of Education's USTREAM channel to faculty and staff assembled in the school media center.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Shoals was one of 337 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 and is one of fi

Shoals Elementary earns national honor

PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary School was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School on Tuesday afternoon via the U.S. Department of Education's USTREAM channel to faculty and staff assembled in the school media center. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Shoals was one of 337 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 and is one of fi

Lady Greyhounds will be breaking out the eye black and shoulder pads in preparation for the 2014 North Surry Powderpuff Football Game. This is the second year of the event at North and it is slated for Friday at 7 p.m. at Charles Atkins Stadium. Admission set at $5 per person with elementary students getting in free.
The games are being organized

Second powderpuff game set

Lady Greyhounds will be breaking out the eye black and shoulder pads in preparation for the 2014 North Surry Powderpuff Football Game. This is the second year of the event at North and it is slated for Friday at 7 p.m. at Charles Atkins Stadium. Admission set at $5 per person with elementary students getting in free. The games are being organized

The message stressed at the Mayberry Days Chapel service on Sunday was God's comforting eyes on everyone carries the obligation for people to return the favor.
The Grace Moravian Church Band, directed by Hubert McMillian, opened the service, followed by Michael Hoover performing the songs “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “How G

Mayberry Days service urges keeping eyes on God

The message stressed at the Mayberry Days Chapel service on Sunday was God's comforting eyes on everyone carries the obligation for people to return the favor. The Grace Moravian Church Band, directed by Hubert McMillian, opened the service, followed by Michael Hoover performing the songs “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “How G

The tradition of serendipity once again proved a winning formula Saturday morning as large crowds turned out to watch the 25th Mayberry Days Parade in downtown Mount Airy.
“It certainly seemed to be as big as last year's parade. It was a good hour and a half worth,” said Surry County Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones. “

Serendipity keeps Mayberry Days parade fun for all

The tradition of serendipity once again proved a winning formula Saturday morning as large crowds turned out to watch the 25th Mayberry Days Parade in downtown Mount Airy. “It certainly seemed to be as big as last year's parade. It was a good hour and a half worth,” said Surry County Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones. “

Mayberry Days contests, such as checkers and apple peeling, draw on American culture before computers and cell phones. Dennis Beal, Mayberry Rerun Watchers Club of Knoxville, Tennessee, will tell it straight, there's a lot of checkers in The Andy Griffith Show.
He said “The Chester Jones Checkers Competition” was inspired by an episode

Mayberry Days games speak to a simpler time

Mayberry Days contests, such as checkers and apple peeling, draw on American culture before computers and cell phones. Dennis Beal, Mayberry Rerun Watchers Club of Knoxville, Tennessee, will tell it straight, there's a lot of checkers in The Andy Griffith Show. He said “The Chester Jones Checkers Competition” was inspired by an episode

DOBSON — The sixth annual “Women in the Outdoors” day held by the Tri County Ridge Runners Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation signals a change is in the future for fishing and hunting as the number of lady participants increased.
Organizer Una Freeman said around 55 participants signed up for the one-day event at Fish

'Women in the Outdoors' day staged by NWTF

DOBSON — The sixth annual “Women in the Outdoors” day held by the Tri County Ridge Runners Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation signals a change is in the future for fishing and hunting as the number of lady participants increased. Organizer Una Freeman said around 55 participants signed up for the one-day event at Fish

The 20th annual Surry County, Mount Airy Relay for Life Friday night represented a “dialing back” of the critical fundraising effort so that simple and family friendly frees up even more money for research and treatment. Organizers reported around 200 persons registered for the event.
The fundraising goal for the event held at the Moun

Relay for Life dialing it back 'old school' for participants

The 20th annual Surry County, Mount Airy Relay for Life Friday night represented a “dialing back” of the critical fundraising effort so that simple and family friendly frees up even more money for research and treatment. Organizers reported around 200 persons registered for the event. The fundraising goal for the event held at the Moun

The 25th Annual Mayberry Days in the Blackmon Amphitheatre opened Friday morning with a rare moment when audience and actors took the time to appreciate that little bit of small town in everyone that is the core of “The Andy Griffith Show.”
“Twenty-five years is a short time and a long time,” said emcee David Browning (The

Mayberry Days speaks to the small town in everyone

The 25th Annual Mayberry Days in the Blackmon Amphitheatre opened Friday morning with a rare moment when audience and actors took the time to appreciate that little bit of small town in everyone that is the core of “The Andy Griffith Show.” “Twenty-five years is a short time and a long time,” said emcee David Browning (The

DOBSON —First responders and the Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person (VIP for a VIP) group held a distracted driving event Thursday at Surry Central High School in the hopes of directly connecting choices to consequences for teens.
VIP Director Bobby Bulla, a veteran High Point Fire Department member, led the morning sessio

Choices and consequences

DOBSON —First responders and the Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person (VIP for a VIP) group held a distracted driving event Thursday at Surry Central High School in the hopes of directly connecting choices to consequences for teens. VIP Director Bobby Bulla, a veteran High Point Fire Department member, led the morning sessio

ARARAT — The Eldora Ruritan group is hoping its ongoing Saturday Night Jam program can use the building's past ties to music and community to ensure its future with renovations to the historic building.
According to show organizer and veteran musician Billy Smith, the Ruritan building is one of the last remaining Civilian Conservation Corps

Saturday Night Jam links music past to present

ARARAT — The Eldora Ruritan group is hoping its ongoing Saturday Night Jam program can use the building's past ties to music and community to ensure its future with renovations to the historic building. According to show organizer and veteran musician Billy Smith, the Ruritan building is one of the last remaining Civilian Conservation Corps

J. Sam Gentry Middle School's application for STEM recognition moved one more step forward Monday afternoon as a site visit by state representatives took place.
The visit follows more than two years of work by the school which also served in a state Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pilot program.
The visit by North Carolina

Gentry Middle one step closer to STEM designation

J. Sam Gentry Middle School's application for STEM recognition moved one more step forward Monday afternoon as a site visit by state representatives took place. The visit follows more than two years of work by the school which also served in a state Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pilot program. The visit by North Carolina

Although their appearances on “The Andy Griffith Show” were not watershed moments in the careers of James Best and Elizabeth MacRae, the production's small town values went hand in glove with beliefs the two hold dear.
Best, whose career was hitting on all cylinders by the time appeared in 1960 in “The Guitar Player,” episo

Andy Griffith Show still resonates for Best and MacRae

Although their appearances on “The Andy Griffith Show” were not watershed moments in the careers of James Best and Elizabeth MacRae, the production's small town values went hand in glove with beliefs the two hold dear. Best, whose career was hitting on all cylinders by the time appeared in 1960 in “The Guitar Player,” episo

ARARAT — The Eldora Ruritan group is hoping its ongoing Saturday Night Jam program can use the building's past ties to music and community to ensure its future with renovations to the historic building.
According to show organizer and veteran musician Billy Smith, the Ruritan building is one of the last remaining Civilian Conservation Corps

Saturday Night Jam links music past to present

ARARAT — The Eldora Ruritan group is hoping its ongoing Saturday Night Jam program can use the building's past ties to music and community to ensure its future with renovations to the historic building. According to show organizer and veteran musician Billy Smith, the Ruritan building is one of the last remaining Civilian Conservation Corps

An academic letter assembly at Mount Airy High School Friday morning highlighted it isn't so much the symbols sewn on a Letterman's jacket, but how the accomplishment matters in the fabric of a students' life.
Seventy-eight students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes were honored in the Bears' auditorium.
“Congratulations to you,

Mount Airy High holds academic letters assembly

An academic letter assembly at Mount Airy High School Friday morning highlighted it isn't so much the symbols sewn on a Letterman's jacket, but how the accomplishment matters in the fabric of a students' life. Seventy-eight students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes were honored in the Bears' auditorium. “Congratulations to you,

Unlike races where breaking through a ribbon signals the end, Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) High School's ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning signaled the beginning of upperclassmen's educational journeys.
“Many people have worked for a long time for us to arrive at this special day,” said Upper School Director Pamela Braley to

MCA High School ribbon cutting just a beginning

Unlike races where breaking through a ribbon signals the end, Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) High School's ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning signaled the beginning of upperclassmen's educational journeys. “Many people have worked for a long time for us to arrive at this special day,” said Upper School Director Pamela Braley to

ROCKFORD — The 17th annual Sweet Potato Festival in historic Rockford Village Saturday is a case of a little town excited about a big menu. Organizer Carolyn Carter said the event's straightforward and satisfying fare sprang from the inspiration of the late Annie Barnett of the Rockford General Store.
“Annie started this from her resea

Rockford sweet potato festival set for Saturday

ROCKFORD — The 17th annual Sweet Potato Festival in historic Rockford Village Saturday is a case of a little town excited about a big menu. Organizer Carolyn Carter said the event's straightforward and satisfying fare sprang from the inspiration of the late Annie Barnett of the Rockford General Store. “Annie started this from her resea

Surry Central student is Merit scholarship semifinalist

EVANSTON — Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation in Evanston, Illinois recently announced that Surry Central High School student Micah Cozzens has been named as a semifinalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He is one of 16,000 to receive the honor nationwide. “These academically talented hig

Those anticipating the eventual demise of Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days by the graying of The Andy Griffith Show's cast would do well to learn from the animated feature “Hoodwinked.” Everyone has a little different perspective and a personal bit of Mayberry all their own.
Surry Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones said the f

Mayberry Days showing no sign of slowing in 25th year

Those anticipating the eventual demise of Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days by the graying of The Andy Griffith Show's cast would do well to learn from the animated feature “Hoodwinked.” Everyone has a little different perspective and a personal bit of Mayberry all their own. Surry Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones said the f




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