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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.

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.

Death notice for Deborah Faye Farris Chambers

Deborah Faye Farris Chambers, age 69 of Max Meadows, died Friday, June 24, 2022 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700.
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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.
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All-Conference Spotlight: Softball

North Surry’s Trista Berrier connects for a line drive in a game against Mount Airy. Surry Central’s Kaylin Moody crushes a home run in a game at East Surry. Sofia Stafford rounds third base during a Mount Airy victory against North Stokes. Jimmy Kuhn | Special to the...

‘The Andy Griffith Show’: Real-Life Barber Who Inspired Floyd Outlived Most of Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show was filled with colorful characters, but the inspiration Floyd the barber gave shaves long after Mayberry was gone. The town of Mayberry is perhaps one of the most famous of classic tv. Many believe that the fictional rural town is inspired by the place Griffith grew up, Mount Airy. Indeed, the North Carolina town does share a lot in common with Mayberry. Snappy Lunch, an actual Mount Airy institution, was mentioned on the show. However, in later years Griffith claimed to never eat pork chop sandwiches there.
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Tourism efforts escalating in Ararat

ARARAT, Va. — The community of Ararat just across the state line from Mount Airy has many attractions, and is ramping up efforts to get out that message. As part of this goal, Noah Mabe, an associate of the Patrick Tourism Department, which leads efforts on behalf of sites countywide, recently paid a visit to Ararat.
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Elkin’s McComb named ‘Heart of a Champion’ winner

CHAPEL HILL — A total of 19 student-athletes from N.C. High School Athletic Association member schools were named winners of the “Heart of a Champion” Award for their outstanding sportsmanship, overcoming adversity and consistently going above and beyond expectations. The recognition is part of the program offered...
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I-77 crash claims life of Virginia man

A Virginia man is dead, but no charges are expected, after an early afternoon crash on Interstate 77 near Elkin. Andra Lewis, 38, of Virginia, was killed when the 2021 SUV Honda he was driving backed onto the interstate, where it was slammed by a tractor-trailer, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. S.B. Marshall. He declined to give a specific city where Lewis lived.

Speedway Motorsports owner Bruton Smith dead at 95

CONCORD, N.C. (WGHP) — Owner and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. Bruton Smith has died at the age of 95, Charlotte Motor Speedway confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday. Smith was a titan in the NASCAR world, having bought Charlotte Motor Speedway for $1.5 million in 1959. Smith was also the founder and executive chairman of […]

NC man charged with defrauding at least 19 people of over $3.6 million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A North Carolina man was federally indicted for reportedly defrauding at least 19 people near retirement age of more than $3.6 million, U.S. District Attorney Dena King announced Wednesday. 48-year-old Mac Billings of Raleigh, a licensed CPA, is accused of engaging in securities fraud through his company, Alpha Finance […]