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‘Thank you for letting me sing’

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If it needed to be summed up in a sentence, this year’s Jimmy Lowry Tribute Concert would be described as a lively and laugh-filled celebration of the life of a man who devoted himself to music and serving others.The concert got under way Friday evening at Blackmon Ampitheatre and featured Beach Music Hall of Fame Artist and Mount Airy native Steve Jarrell of the Sons of the Beach, Mount Airy native and former Donna Fargo band member John Rees and blues great Melva Houston.The performers were joined on stage by other musicians and friends of Lowry.A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to dance the night away as Lowry’s wife Sylvia lent her considerable vocal talents to keep the feet moving on the dance floor.

 

Secretary of Commerce speaks at Rotary lunch

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Dr. Sharon Decker’s talk to Mount Airy Rotary members centered “Mount Airy does matter in the whole scheme of things.”The secretary was the featured speaker at the regular noon meeting of the group at Cross Creek Country Club on Tuesday.Decker had previously visited Mount Airy earlier this year to bestow the “Certified Retirement Community” award on the city. Rotary spokesperson Ann Vaughn said she believ...

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Ashburn recognized at honors ceremony

Nicklaus Powell Ashburn, a Mount Airy, was honored at The Honors and Awards Ceremony on May 18 at Wake Forest University. He was honored with The Walter S. Flory outstanding student award for biology and The Edgar Christman Award for for his contributions to the community through service.Ashburn graduated summa cum laude at WFU on May 19 on Hearn Plaza with a bachelor of science degree in biology with minors in chemistry and philosophy. He will enter Wake Forest School of Medicine ...

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Blackmon advises federal commission on child deaths

An analytics expert who was born and raised in Mount Airy is playing a role in preventing child fatalities, which has included appearing before a federal commission.Albert Blackmon addressed the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities on Thursday during a meeting held in Tampa, Florida, to discuss ways of dealing with a problem that caused the deaths of 1,640 children nationwide in 2012.Blackmon — an employee of Statistical Analysis System (SAS) ...

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Marriages

The following marriage licenses have been issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds office:• Dennis “Dink” Wade Faw, 74, of Mount Airy, and Hazel Mae Rorer, 68, of Mount Airy. Issued July 9.• Miguel Angel Lopez, 22, of Mount Airy, and Rebeca Sanchez, 21, of Mount Airy. Issued July 8.• Jason Michael Dunlap, 39, of Lowgap, and Jessica Brook Kirby, 30, of Lowgap. Issued July 8.• David Locke Rowe, 31, of Mount Airy...

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Property transfers

In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on its deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 in value, or fraction thereof, is affixed to each deed.• The Cinda Christine Lambert Revocable Trust, located in Mount Airy, to Jessica Rae King of Mount Airy. One acre in Mount Airy. $170.• Samuel D. and Kimberly J. Hall, of King, to Gersson L. Rodriguez and Marylee Perez Bucio of Mount Ai...

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Arrest reports

The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has reported the following arrests:• On July 3, Lori Brooke Robertson, 33, of Heavenly View Lane in Mount airy, was arrested and charged with one count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle. She was booked into the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 unsecured bond.• On July 3, Jeffery James Lawson, 35, of Heavenly View Lane in Mount Airy, was arrested and charg...

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Divorces

The following divorces have been granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts:• Sara Gordon and Michael A. Giersdorf. Granted July 23.• Pamela R. Richardson and Kevin Richardson. Granted July 23.• Tammy Snow Arrington and Mitchell Ralph Arringson. Granted July 23.• Kevin Wayne McMillian and Jennifer Chafins McMillian. Granted July 23.• Jami Nicole Eastridge and Thomas Lee Eastridge Jr. Granted July 23....

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Right wing rebellion to continue?

A refresher course on what passed in 2013, what’s...

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Joyce attends Edward Jones conference

Tammy Joyce, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Mount...

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Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back

JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing...

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