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FloydFest belongs in our county

Legendary Bluegrass musician and singer Sam Bush is a favorite in our household, especially because he is an avowed fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball program and often appears on stage wearing a jersey of the club. He was also gracious enough to give us permission to use his...
FLOYD, VA
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Mount Airy News

Main Oak action mostly behind the scenes

This photo taken by and from the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History shows the immediate after effects of the roof collapse at the Main Oak Building as seen July 7. The Loaded Goat has reopened with a reduced hours and a limited menu due to issues with a refrigeration unit. Their Facebook page thanks their customers, “We want to thank everyone during this time. We look forward to seeing you!”
MOUNT AIRY, NC
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Mount Airy News

Former Planning Board chair joins Benchmark

After dealing with Mount Airy’s planning-relating matters as a volunteer, Jeannie Studnicki is now doing so on a professional basis due to recently joining the Benchmark firm. Benchmark is an entity based in Charlotte which has been contracted to provide planning services to Mount Airy since 2011, when city...
MOUNT AIRY, NC
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Floyd Town Board to meet Tuesday

FLOYD — A regular meeting of the Floyd Town Board will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Floyd Town Hall, 8299 Old Floyd Road, according to a town announcement. The meeting will feature a discussion of town business, the announcement added.
FLOYD, VA
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Hammer Dulcimers And Roadside Dinosaurs Inside Appalachia

On this week’s episode, we begin our journey through Appalachia by way of Lviv, Ukraine to learn about their version of an Appalachian dulcimer. We’ll make a roadside stop to revisit the theme park throwback Dinosaur Kingdom II in Natural Bridge, Virginia. And, we’ll swing by Lexington, Kentucky to visit the newly appointed United States Poet Laureate, Ada Limón.
LEXINGTON, KY
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135 E. Wall Street

135 11 wall street - 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment with electric heat. Carpet flooring, refrigerator & stove included. Call our office if you are interested at 336-722-1137!. We conditionally allow pets with a onetime, non-refundable pet fee. Dog breed must be approved. Apartments have a 20 LB weight restriction on pets.
RURAL HALL, NC
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Always growing, always changing

A shot of the front porch of the home of J.L. and Judy Nunn, showcasing the variety of hanging plants, flowers, and ground-based greenery that line the front of the home. (Submitted photo) Another angle of the Nunn’s front porch. (Submitted photo) Judy Nunn and her grandson, Jaydon Hinton,...
KING, NC
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Steep Canyon Rangers to play near Galax August 6

The Blue Ridge Music Center is presenting the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers on Saturday, August 6 at 7 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater. The Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of Galax. Steep Canyon Rangers released three albums in 2020 on Yep...
GALAX, VA

Our visit to Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is one of my all-time favorites, so when I found out there was a cute, little town dedicated to showcasing all things Andy, I had to go. Mount Airy, N.C. is the hometown of Andy Griffith and revels in the fact that one of their small-town fellas made it big in the Hollywood TV industry. In fact, Mount Airy is the real-life inspiration for the town of Mayberry in the Andy Griffith Show.
MOUNT AIRY, NC
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Community meeting set in Fancy Gap

FANCY GAP —A community meeting will be held on Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Ceramics & More located at 7582 Fancy Gap Highway, Fancy Gap to propose the creation of a mural project reflecting the community to be installed on the ceramics studio property. “We...
FANCY GAP, VA
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Cards compete in SCC Jamboree

East Surry middle hitter Lily Watson elevates to hit an attack. Cardinal Bella Hutchens jump serves during a scrimmage on Wednesday. Merry Parker Boaz crushes a kill against Davie. Cory Smith | The News. Kate McCraw, middle, sets to Bella Hutchens, left, on the opposite side of the court as...
PILOT MOUNTAIN, NC
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Local youth camp with the state champs

Geeks N’ Sneaks defeated the Lady Hoopers 21-17 in the varsity championship game of the Carroll County Girls’ Basketball Camp on Thursday. Team members are front row, from left: Mady Young, Faith Clontz. Back row: Coach Sami Martin, Madison Adkins, Emerson Puckett, Kaci Young, Carlee Dalton, coach Kalee Easter.
CARROLL COUNTY, VA
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Tours of Allen House announced

Kay Cox (grabbing door handle), who portrays Bettie Allen in the play “Thunder in the Hills,” serve as a tour guide at the Allen House. Since opening the J. Sidna Allen House at Fancy Gap on Labor Day weekend 2021, more than 1,600 visitors have been recorded. After being closed for the winter months, tours resumed in April 2022 and the public interest in seeing the house has remained strong.
CARROLL COUNTY, VA
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Andy Griffith’s Mount Airy roots

Born in 1926, Andy Griffith, hails from the tiny mountain town of Mount Airy, North Carolina, which pays tribute to him and his famous show. The Andy Griffith show started in 1960 and aired for eight years, taking place in the fictional town of Mayberry based on Mount Airy. Today visitors can learn more about the actor and the show as they visit places like the Andy Griffith Museum, the Old Mayberry Jail and even Griffith’s childhood home.
MOUNT AIRY, NC
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RV Specialist Moves to Floyd

Jeff Patterson, of Foothills RV brings his 30+ years of experience in repairing and renovating Recreational Vehicles to the Blue Ridge Mountains. “I am very happy to be a new resident of Floyd and looking forward to helping residents as well as vacationers with their RV’s,” said Jeff Patterson, Owner/Operator and RV Specialist.
FLOYD, VA
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7@four: Pet Talk, July 27, 2022

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Pet Talk is a weekly segment airing during 7@four each Wednesday. You can send us your questions through our website and ask professionals what you should do for your pet. Kathleen in Floyd asked, “With temperatures being so hot the past few weeks, I have been...
ROANOKE, VA
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Colin Cutler & Mason Winfree to perform Sunday

The Stokes County Arts Council’s Three Sisters Concert Series continues this Sunday, July 31, with performances by Colin Cutler and Mason Winfree at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 Main Street in Danbury beginning at 6 p.m. Cutler is a Greensboro-based singer-songwriter toting a banjo, guitar, and harmonicas, with...
STOKES COUNTY, NC
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Davies joins staff at Northern Regional Hospital

MOUNT AIRY — Lindsay Davies, D.O., has joined the medical staff of Northern Regional Hospital to serve as a Hospitalist physician for inpatients at the nationally recognized 133-bed community hospital. A board-certified physician, Dr. Davies served previously as a hospitalist at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee for...
MOUNT AIRY, NC
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