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Suspect caught after initially getting away from officers during chase

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said a suspect is in custody after allegedly leading officers on a chase. On Saturday, July 2, 2022, deputies said they were asked to keep an eye out for a suspect who could be coming into Rutherford County. Deputies were told the suspect, 26-year-old Joshua Cain Wilson, had stolen a vehicle in Wilkes County and led officers from the North Wilkesboro Police Department on a chase before getting away.
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Going out on the Fourth? Wear a mask

With COVID-19 cases rising once again, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending “universal masking” in 28 Virginia localities, including Carroll County (which borders Floyd County, and the city of Galax. The county and city are part of 28 localities in the Commonwealth that are now listed as “high risk”
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Mount Airy News

Author, pastor to speak at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Mount Airy will be welcoming Dr. David Docusen, founder and director of The Neighborliness Center, to their church on July 17. Docusen has spent the past 20 years working as an author, speaker, pastor, and professor. He lives in Winston-Salem with his wife, Dara, and four teenage children. His new book, “Neighborliness: Love Like Jesus. Cross Dividing Lines. Transform Your Community,” is available at and all major retailers.
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Children’s Center offers culinary camp

This cook makes street tacos. Taking a break from churros for a photo. Learning to make churros takes patience. Learning to read a recipe and using correct measurements is part of the process. Culinary Arts Teacher Sabrina Wilmoth shows students how to make homemade Italian meatballs. DOBSON – The Children’s...

NC nursing assistant wins lottery jackpot playing family's birthdays

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WPDE) — A nursing assistant in North Carolina recently won $110,000 from the Cash 5 jackpot using her family's birthdays. Kiara Carlton, 23, said she always uses the same lucky numbers whenever she buys a ticket. “I choose my numbers based on my family’s birthdays,” she said....

Parntership for children holds annual meeting

Stokes Partnership For Children Executive Director Cindy Tuttle, right, recognizes Rhonda Wrenn, who is rotating off of the organization’s board of directors. (Submitted photo) The Stokes Partnership for Children recently elected new board members, and recognized two long-time members who were rotating off the board. The moves came during...
Mount Airy News

Budbreak proceeds of $17,000 to aid local causes

Meinecke stepping down from longtime leadership role. Budbreak is undergoing leadership changes, but the annual springtime celebration of the region’s wine and beer industries continues to uncork thousands of dollars for local charities. The latest tally of proceeds from the downtown Mount Airy event featuring various vendors — last...

Founding PART director speaks against county action

A PART bus is seen parked at the Winston Salem Transit Authority terminal in downtown Winston-Salem. (Photo courtesy 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.
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Wayne Farms partners with Shepherd’s House

DOBSON — Wayne Farms Dobson recently presented a $5,000 check to the Shepher’ds House to help underwrite the organization’s homeless shelter operation. “But financial support is only one aspect of community partnership for the Dobson team,” the firm said of its donation. “The company has also signed on with Shepherd’s House as a resource for the agency’s Jobs First program, offering training and plant positions to homeless adults and even providing transportation to and from the job.”
Mount Airy News

City schools looking to the future

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. The graduates of Mount Airy High School have finished their 13 years in public education graduating with more than $3.5 million in scholarship awards. Each graduate has had the chance to earn workforce credentials, college credits, and skills that will last a lifetime. Over 65% of our graduates participated in free college courses while in high school. This translates into an average savings of $6,700 each year that you would be paying in college tuition at a four year college. Over time this saves parents a lot of money. Congratulations to our graduates as they move forward to their next step of college, the military or the workplace.

VSP: SWVA motorcyclist dies after attempted traffic stop

CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia State Police (VSP) are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a man in Carroll County. According to a release from VSP, at 9:02 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, a 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle was traveling east on Route 722. At that time, it lost control and flipped onto […]

Galax man dies in motorcycle crash in Carroll County

At 9:02 p.m. on Wednesday (June 29), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 722 a third of a mile east of Route 731. A 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle was traveling east on Route 722 when it lost control and flipped onto its side. It then slid off the roadway and spun around, ejecting the operator in the process. The operator then went down the embankment and into a culvert.
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An “exciting” future for Surry County

Dr. Michael Walden, Ph.D., delivered remarks Thursday at Surry Community College on the economic outlook for Surry County. Dr. Michael Walden heaped praised onto Surry County right from his opening remarks Thursday at the Viticulture Center at Surry Community College in Dobson, “I just feel the stress drain out of me when we are in Surry County.”
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Pilot Mountain tapped for NC Main Street program

For several years, Pilot Mountain officials have tried to gain entry into the North Carolina Main Street program, only to be stymied at every attempt. So the town decided to set up its own Main Street program, aimed at not only finding ways to make the town look better, but to attract new people, and businesses, to the town.