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Dale Earnhardt Jr plans to race North Wilkesboro Speedway this year

North Wilkesboro Speedway has sat dormant for years. However, the NC state budget recently sent the track a bunch of money to help revitalize the speedway. View the North Wilkesboro schedule below. The track is set for a major return. Four pavement races are scheduled for August. When those are...
Mount Airy News

Local ‘delegation’ reunites with music icon

Some local residents trekked to Nashville last weekend — not to launch careers as country stars, but visit with a musical icon hailing from Mount Airy and show her how much she still fills its heart. “It is always inspirational to talk to this wonderful lady — whether by...
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Founding PART director speaks against county action

Founding PART director Brent McKinney offered his thoughts on Surry County’s decision to exit PART. The end has arrived for the PART Express Connector Route 6 from Winston-Salem through King to Pilot Mountain to Mount Airy. The park and ride commuter bus service ends June 30. Once considered a...
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July 4 festivities planned in Mount Airy

A full slate of holiday activities is scheduled in Mount Airy on July 4, all having a common thread of celebrating America’s independence. This will include a parade through the downtown area, a traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence and other activities at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and a fireworks show at Veterans Memorial Park.
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Burke family has long legacy in Mount Airy

John and Virginia (Moore) Banner moved to Surry from Stokes in 1859. Their extensive land holdings stretched from where South Main Street crosses the Ararat River west to Hwy-52. They farmed tobacco and operated a stagecoach stop that played a significant role in Mount Airy’s growth in the 19th century. Bannertown is named for them. They were Lucy Bell Taylor Burke’s great-grandparents.

Divine Llama Vineyards in East Bend offers peace and quiet

EAST BEND, N.C. (WGHP) — Peace, quiet and tranquility are three things you can expect at Divine Llama Vineyards in East Bend. It’s located on 91 acres nestled in the Yadkin Valley. From above, you can see rows where grapes grow, and Pilot Mountain is in the distance. Michael and Patricia West fell in love […]

CRA To Co-Sanction With Southern Super Series, CARS Tour At North Wilkesboro

SALEM, IN. – Officials from Champion Racing Association (CRA) and North Wilkesboro Speedway promoter Barry Braun announced that CRA will be a key leader in the return of racing to historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in August. The ARCA/CRA Super Series will co-sanction Super late model racing at the 5/8-mile...

NASCAR Nuggets: Dale Jr. Teases North Wilkesboro Entry

In case you somehow missed the news, North Wilkesboro Speedway is mounting its big comeback. The North Carolina short track is returning from the dead later this year, with a series of races on the track’s aged asphalt in August followed by dirt races in October ahead of its 2023 repave.

Lawsonville Ruritans award scholarships

The Lawsonville Ruritan Club recently presented three scholarships from the Lawsonville Club and one scholarship from the Madeline Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund to four members of the North Tokes Graduating Class of 2022. Those receiving the scholarships are Josh Manring, who received a club scholarship of $300; Ethan Puckett, who...
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Greyhounds host boys basketball camp

North Surry High School hosted its Boys Basketball Camp in Ron King Gymnasium June 20-23. Campers ranging from rising third graders to rising ninth graders took part in the four-day camp led by varsity boys coach Tyler Bentley, varsity assistant coaches, JV and middle school coaches as well as various current/former basketball players.