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Crews return to the scene of Main Oak Emporium collapse in Mount Airy

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — Inspectors and demolition crews are back at the Main Oak Emporium after Tuesday’s collapse. Shops and roads in the heart of downtown Mount Airy are still closed, in order to keep people safe. The collapse happened early Tuesday when an officer with the Mount Airy police spotted bricks falling from the building around 5 a.m.
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Downtown building collapses in Mount Airy

William Carpenter submitted these drone photos of the Main Oak Building collapse. A delicate touch was used by the equipment operator to bring small chunks of brick down to the roadway below. (Ryan Kelly | Mount Airy News) The D.H. Griffin crew was taking a short break around 10:30 p.m....
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Shooting, chase leads to man’s arrest at Martinsville church

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Henry County man is facing numerous charges after he reportedly broke into a Martinsville church while trying to escape from police following a shooting. According to the Martinsville Police Department, officers responded to shots being fired in the roadway near the Food Lion on...
MARTINSVILLE, VA
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Henry County woman pleads guilty to her role in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 44-year-old Henry County woman pleaded guilty to one of the charges in her role in the Capitol Riots on January 6th. On Wednesday, Jamie Ferguson of Collinsville pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building in a conference call with the U.S. Magistrate.
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Historic building's roof, side crumble as first responders watch in Mount Airy

The historic Main Oak Building partially collapsed early Tuesday morning in downtown Mount Airy, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Mount Airy firefighters and police officers were dispatched to 248 Main St. after local authorities received a report at 4:26 a.m. that bricks were falling from building, the city of Mount Airy said in a statement.
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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of Southwest, Central Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. – We’ve already been dealing with severe storms and more could be coming our way through this evening and later tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for 13 cities and counties in our viewing area, including Lynchburg, Danville, and Martinsville. These...
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Main Oak Building suffers collapse

A delicate touch was used by the equipment operator to bring small chunks of brick down to the roadway below. (Ryan Kelly | Mount Airy News) William Carpenter submitted these drone photos of the Main Oak Building collapse. Photo Credit: William Carpenter. By the light of day Wednesday, the situation...
MOUNT AIRY, NC
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Bruised Not Broken returns to offer aid

Bruised Not Broken are pleased to announce their next event to distribute clothing and a meal to the homeless will be held Saturday, July 9, at the S&S Salon located at 139 Riverside Dr. in Mount Airy, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baylor has said of her drive to...
MOUNT AIRY, NC

PHOTOS: Historic building collapses in Mount Airy

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — One of the oldest buildings in Mount Airy partially collapsed early Tuesday. Firefighters got the call early in the morning that the Main Oak Emporium, in the heart of downtown Mount Airy, had collapsed. Mount Airy police are waiting on engineers to come in and look at how structurally sound […]
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Goforth signs with Washington College

KING – Recent West Stokes graduate Gracelyn Goforth found her home for the next four years after signing her letter-of-intent to play softball at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. “I’m excited,” exclaimed Goforth. “I’ve been waiting for this day since I was seven years old. I considered a few...
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Around the Way with EJ: Winfred Beale

FLOYD, Va. – Years of service and dedication as a coach and educator can be counted by the decades, but the impact Winfred Beale has had on the Floyd community is timeless and priceless. “One of the local coaches found out I was available and twisted my arm and...
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Piano students perform in Pilot Mountain

From left are Alyssa Johnson, Joe Hauser, Whitleigh McGee, Liam Whan, Harrison Johnson, Nolan Key, Greta Tucker, and Billy Pell, all of whom performed during the piano recital featuring students of R. Wilson Smith. Submitted photo. R. Wilson Smith, a piano teacher in Pilot Mountain, recently presented his students in...
PILOT MOUNTAIN, NC
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Local artist to be featured this month

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DANBURY, NC
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Mount Airy's Main Oak building in downtown partially collapses

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — The historic Main Oak building in downtown Mount Airy has partially collapsed. Emergency crews received a report of bricks falling from the building around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. When Mount Airy police and fire crews arrived on scene, the building then partially collapsed around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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Concerts announced in Rocky Mount and Galax

Both the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount and the Blue Ridge Music Center near Galax have announced new acts — Keller Williams and Darin and Brooke Aldridge at the Harvester, Bill and the Belles and ShadowGrass at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Keller Williams will take the stage...
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