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Two persons dead in separate weekend accidents

Two persons died in connection with two unrelated incidents in Surry County Saturday. According to Emergency Services Director John Shelton, an elderly man, who was riding a bicycle in Mount Airy, collapsed onto the roadway and was later transported to Northern Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:58 p.m. The call was received at 2:03 p.m. T

DOBSON — Understand two things up front about the Surry County Schools District Debate and Forensics Tournament. Debate is a sport which allows any kid with the right savvy to mix it up with with the academic and athletic stars. Secondly, this Forensics has nothing to do with crime scene dramas.
This year's format for the event at Surry Comm

Debate tournament teaches lifelong skills

DOBSON — Understand two things up front about the Surry County Schools District Debate and Forensics Tournament. Debate is a sport which allows any kid with the right savvy to mix it up with with the academic and athletic stars. Secondly, this Forensics has nothing to do with crime scene dramas. This year's format for the event at Surry Comm

DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community College gymnasium.
“Every one of the 300 seats in the house was filled and so was the dance

Inclusion and community at core of annual Fiddlers Convention

DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community College gymnasium. “Every one of the 300 seats in the house was filled and so was the dance

WEST JEFFERSON — Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about a telephone scam targeting its members.
Several cooperative members reported that on Thursday, March 26 they received a call from a person claiming to be with Blue Ridge Electric. The caller demanded immediate payment over the telephone and threatened to

Scam artists contacting BREMCO members

WEST JEFFERSON — Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about a telephone scam targeting its members. Several cooperative members reported that on Thursday, March 26 they received a call from a person claiming to be with Blue Ridge Electric. The caller demanded immediate payment over the telephone and threatened to

Gunter stepping down

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry head girls basketball coach Keith Gunter has resigned after six years with the Lady Cardinals. Gunter cited personal reasons for his decision to step down. He will continue to teach at the school and also coach the Cards track team. In his first season at East Surry, Gunter led the Lady Cards to a 20-6 overall re

Basketball coach leaving role

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School announced Saturday that Keith Gunter, head women's basketball coach, resigned the position on March 24, citing personal reasons; however, he will continue in his teaching position and coach the East Surry track team. He has served in the basketball coaching role for six years of service. School officia

By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 on Saturday night.
Gerald Henderson scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting, and Mo Williams hit four 3-pointers and had 18 points as the Hornets snapped a three-game losin

Hornets beat Hawks backups 115-100

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 on Saturday night. Gerald Henderson scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting, and Mo Williams hit four 3-pointers and had 18 points as the Hornets snapped a three-game losin

Copeland Elementary School named Amy Snow as 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Snow has been an employee of Surry County Schools for 15 years. She spent her first five years with SCS working as a teaching assistant and has taught prekindergarten for the last 10 years. As a pre-k teacher she helps build in them a strong educational foundation. Snow has

Copeland educators of year named

Copeland Elementary School named Amy Snow as 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Snow has been an employee of Surry County Schools for 15 years. She spent her first five years with SCS working as a teaching assistant and has taught prekindergarten for the last 10 years. As a pre-k teacher she helps build in them a strong educational foundation. Snow has

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After leading Appalachian State University men's basketball in scoring and earning second team all-Sun Belt Conference accolades, junior guard Frank Eaves has been named as a NABC all-district selection, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Friday.
Eaves finished fifth in the Sun Belt in scoring (16.

Eaves named NABC All-District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After leading Appalachian State University men's basketball in scoring and earning second team all-Sun Belt Conference accolades, junior guard Frank Eaves has been named as a NABC all-district selection, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Friday. Eaves finished fifth in the Sun Belt in scoring (16.





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