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Sonker Fest on tap after 2-year COVID pause
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The Surry County Sonker Festival has been one of the last large public events to rebound from the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a two-year shutdown for the popular gathering is now history. [...]
Surry County seeking Hall of Fame nominees
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Since its inception in 2006 the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor has been dedicated to preserving the history of sports for Surry County. Nominations for 2022 class of inductees are open and will be accepted through 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12. [...]
Getting social in downtown Pilot
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Gov> Roy Cooper signed into law last fall a change allowing creation of “Social Districts” where licensed retailers such as bars, breweries, and restaurants can sell alcoholic beverages for consumption in common areas. [...]
Powwow returning to King
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For the fifth consecutive year — and the tenth over the past fifteen years — Native American people will be gathering in nearby King for the King City Powwow. [...]
HSOT All-State Spotlight: Spring 2022
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Part three of three in a series highlighting Surry County athletes that were named All-State by HighSchoolOT in 2021-22. [...]
Police reports
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• Little Richards Barbecue has become the victim of a counterfeit check scam to the tune of $4,657, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. [...]
Dual fatality in 601 logging truck accident
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation reported a fatal traffic accident occurred around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning in the area of Chandler Road off of US Highway 601. [...]
18 graduate from truck driver program
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Eighteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program at the Yadkin Center. [...]
Three concerts headline the weekend
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The Embers featuring Craig Woolard return to the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Thursday followed by Envision on Friday and The Castaways on Saturday. All three bands are set to play at 7:30 each evening. [...]
Mount Airy, Pilot seek PART return
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Mount Airy is supporting Pilot Mountain in advocating for the return of the PART public transportation system to Surry which county government officials discontinued on June 30 — although one city commissioner questions how much it actually was used. [...]
For sale: 15 tracts of city-owned land
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No for-sale sign has been spotted yet in front of City Hall, but 15 parcels of municipal-owned property elsewhere around Mount Airy are on the market. [...]
SCC Trucking Logistics online course set to begin
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Surry Community College is offering an Operations of Trucking class online, starting this month. [...]
Rocks and Runs launches United Fund campaign
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Downtown Rocks and Run is the kick-off for the United Fund of Surry’s annual fundraising effort. This year, the agency hopes to raise $500,000 for its member agencies, and with a good turnout for Saturday’s races the pace will have been set for the rest of the year. [...]
Police reports
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• Wheels and tires valued at more than $1,000 have been reported stolen in Mount Airy along with an attempt to take a vehicle involved, according to city police reports. [...]
Camp Med students get real-life training
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“Camp Med was an AMAZING opportunity! I highly enjoyed the pig dissection, OR tour, Air Care, intubation session, doing IVs on a mannequin, and hearing from several medical professionals. I also thought it was interesting and very informative when I had the opportunity to sit down with the pharmacy director and the infectious disease control...
Small conversations make a big difference
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Editor’s Note: Community Comment is a periodic column in The Mount Airy News featuring commentary from community leaders in Mount Airy and Surry County. This particular column is part of a monthly series on drug abuse prevention and treatment. [...]
Two concerts slated for this weekend
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The Surry Art Council’s Summer Concert Series has two bands set to play this weekend. Jukebox Rehab will play the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Friday night. Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot will take the stage on Saturday. Both shows will start at 7:30 p.m. [...]
Tritons compete in swim championship
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KERNERSVILLE — The Armfield Civic Center Tritons concluded their swim season with the Tri-County Swim League Championship on July 16. [...]
Bears host 7-on-7 vs. Hounds, Eagles
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Mount Airy High School hosted the final 7-on-7 scrimmages of the offseason on July 29. [...]
Book Smarts
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Books available for check-out at the Mount Airy Public Library: [...]
Surry Central student wins NAACP scholarship
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Surry Central High School student Donte Watson recently was awarded the NAACP Surry County Branch 2022 Scholarship. [...]
First Community shows drop in net income
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BLUEFIELD, VIRGINIA – First Community Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCBC), reported this week net income for the second quarter of 2022 stood at $11.21 million, or 67 cents per diluted common share, down from $13.2 million, or 76 cents per share, from the same period a year ago. [...]
Police reports
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• A man listed has homeless has been jailed under a $10,000 secured bond on felony charges of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. [...]
Cards compete in SCC Jamboree
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DOBSON — East Surry joined the fun of preseason volleyball by taking part in Surry Community College’s Jamboree on July 26 and 27. [...]
East Surry names Cadet of the Semester
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Toward the end of the most recent school year, one cadet was recognized on behalf of the Cardinal Battalion as Cadet of the Semester for his work. [...]
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