Feet to the Flood: Memories of mud and stink

WILKES-BARRE — It sure doesn’t seem like it has been 45 years since Hurricane Agnes swept away most of the memories I had of life before June 23, 1972. One look in the mirror and that reality becomes a bit more believable. The mid 1960s to that fateful June day in 1972 really are difficult […]

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Feet to the Fire: Give credit to McDonald’s employees

WILKES-BARRE — He was not done in by Chicken McNuggets and french fries. Make no mistake about it, the crazy man who shot an innocent senior citizen was caught because of alert, quick-thinking McDonald’s employees — a special part of the American workforce that is all too often maligned, ridiculed and abused. Despite making far […]

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Feet to the Fire: Old Forge the Pizza Capital of the World? Says who?

WILKES-BARRE — Apparently we are the capital of capital places of the world. This week, a member of the national media again came to Northeastern Pennsylvania — this time landing in Old Forge. No, USA Today was not there to investigate the mysterious case of the missing owner of Ghigiarelli’s Pizza or to inquire why […]

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Feet to the Fire: Despite loss, we are Penn State proud

WILKES-BARRE — As a lifelong fan of Notre Dame football — until recent years of ineptness — I can also say that I am damn proud to be a fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Especially after this year, when Coach James Franklin took a team that almost nobody expected to be much above […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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