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The 2015 Blue Ridge Basketball School is planned for June 15-18 at East Wilkes High School for girls and boys in rising third through ninth grades. The school is directed by Brad Davis with four full days of basketball instruction, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tuition for the program is $100 for registration before the first day of camp. Tuition include

Commisioners approve request for expanded fire tax district

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Town officials hope to keep town residents' taxes at the same level of 58 cents as they work on the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, but if town finances can't be handled at a flat level, then residents may be looking at a tax increase. In advance of the budget process, town commissioners and staff are asking the county commissio

Ghostly, dark tours return for the summer

he Mount Airy Museum of Regional History again this year will be offering a couple of tours that give participants a different look at the quiet streets of Mount Airy. One tour tells the stories of the ghosts that haunt the town, and the other reveals “the darker side of Mayberry.” The tours will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday t

A Christiansburg man faces up to 50 years in prison and a $102,500 fine after pleading guilty to murder in the 2014 traffic death of his son in Cana.
Christopher Dean Woolwine, 30, was charged with second-degree murder and felony hit and run after a wreck that occurred on Halloween Night 2014 in Cana. Woolwine was the operator of a 2000 Dodge van

Woolwine pleads guilty to murder

A Christiansburg man faces up to 50 years in prison and a $102,500 fine after pleading guilty to murder in the 2014 traffic death of his son in Cana. Christopher Dean Woolwine, 30, was charged with second-degree murder and felony hit and run after a wreck that occurred on Halloween Night 2014 in Cana. Woolwine was the operator of a 2000 Dodge van

Elkin Tractor Supply hosting pet event

Tractor Supply Company in Elkin at 1925 N. Bridge St. Suite 100 is hosting a pet event Saturday to encourage adoptions and support local animal groups. The Saturday event is part of Purina Days, which lasts from Wednesday to Sunday. All Purina Days events are open to the public and their pets. Along with all the products to care for a variety of p

Questions remain on hospital's future

The fate of the hospital located in Yadkin County is still in question after a meeting that occurred between Yadkin County and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital representatives Thursday. The Yadkin County and HCMH representatives met with the leadership of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in Raleigh to discuss the unauthoriz

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A Surry County trooper this week was given the Meritorious Service Award by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for his actions in November 2014 at a call near Elkin.
According to the highway patrol's award information, on Nov. 6, Trooper Bryan Baker responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of CC Camp Road and the 1-77 exit ramp near Elk

Surry trooper receives Meritorious Service Award

A Surry County trooper this week was given the Meritorious Service Award by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for his actions in November 2014 at a call near Elkin. According to the highway patrol's award information, on Nov. 6, Trooper Bryan Baker responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of CC Camp Road and the 1-77 exit ramp near Elk

I was looking over a report from the National Cancer Institute and was surprised at some of the estimates for 2015.
According to the NCI, there are 11 cancer types considered common, meaning at least 40,000 cases are diagnosed each year.
That surprised me because if you simply look around, you'd swear there is only one kind.
Groups like Susan G.

Time to spread word on other cancers

I was looking over a report from the National Cancer Institute and was surprised at some of the estimates for 2015. According to the NCI, there are 11 cancer types considered common, meaning at least 40,000 cases are diagnosed each year. That surprised me because if you simply look around, you'd swear there is only one kind. Groups like Susan G.

Many aspects of our daily lives, the economy and national security, depend on a stable and secure cyberspace. Yet to many, “cyberspace” is an esoteric concept that's hard to understand since it's a man-made domain characterized by electronics and the electromagnetic spectrum. In basic terms, it's the place that exists where all the worl

Securing cyberspace

Many aspects of our daily lives, the economy and national security, depend on a stable and secure cyberspace. Yet to many, “cyberspace” is an esoteric concept that's hard to understand since it's a man-made domain characterized by electronics and the electromagnetic spectrum. In basic terms, it's the place that exists where all the worl

NORWOOD — Elkin's baseball team struggled to put runs on the board Tuesday night in game one of a best-of-three series against South Stanly, losing 11-1 in a five-inning mercy. Luckily for Elkin, it will return home Thursday at 7 p.m. for a must-win game.
Junior Tanner Edwards had the lone Elkin hit on the day, which, compared to last Friday

Elkin falls in game one

NORWOOD — Elkin's baseball team struggled to put runs on the board Tuesday night in game one of a best-of-three series against South Stanly, losing 11-1 in a five-inning mercy. Luckily for Elkin, it will return home Thursday at 7 p.m. for a must-win game. Junior Tanner Edwards had the lone Elkin hit on the day, which, compared to last Friday

EAST BEND — When it comes to Forbush softball, call them the comeback kids.
For the second game in a row, Forbush found itself down late but battled through adversity to come back.
Down 2-0 and facing elimination last Friday against West Lincoln, the Falcons tied the game in the last inning before winning in extra innings.
In game one of a

Forbush softball; comeback kids

EAST BEND — When it comes to Forbush softball, call them the comeback kids. For the second game in a row, Forbush found itself down late but battled through adversity to come back. Down 2-0 and facing elimination last Friday against West Lincoln, the Falcons tied the game in the last inning before winning in extra innings. In game one of a

Champions crowned at youth hunter education skills tournament
ELLERBE — Forbush High School and Park Ridge Christian School teams emerged as champions at the 2015 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on Saturday.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission held the pre-collegiate sports state championship at Millstone 4-H Center in Richmond

N.C. Wildlife Commission news and notes

Champions crowned at youth hunter education skills tournament ELLERBE — Forbush High School and Park Ridge Christian School teams emerged as champions at the 2015 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on Saturday. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission held the pre-collegiate sports state championship at Millstone 4-H Center in Richmond





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