Analysis: Democrats must work hard to reach needed unity to defeat Trump

PHILADELPHIA — After two weeks of political conventions, the race for the White House is now in the hands of the candidates and their campaign staffs. After Donald Trump and his fellow, apparently fractured Republican Party members held their national convention in Cleveland, the Democratic Party held its conclave in Philadelphia with the promise that […]

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Hillary Clinton’s speech a hit with local delegate

PHILADELPHIA — Work together to rise together and America will be strong together. That was the theme of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech Thursday night. Before a packed Wells Fargo Center, Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, delivered a rousing speech that drew cheers and standing ovations time and again. Grace McGregor Kramer, a Hillary-pledged delegate […]

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McGinty given chance to shine at DNC

PHILADELPHIA — It was a big night in the political career of Katie McGinty, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. McGinty was selected to address the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, just a couple hours before Hillary Clinton delivered her acceptance speech. In other words, the packed house at the Wells Fargo […]

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DNC 2016: Statistics on DNC viewership, cost of security

PHILADELPHIA — Here is some statistical information about the Democratic National Convention from throughout the event: • 24.7 million viewers on average have tuned into the Democratic National Convention, according to Variety Magazine. That compares to 19.75 million viewers on average of the Republican National Convention held last week in Cleveland. • 20,000 members of […]

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First election a memorable one for Mountain Top woman

PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention is about Hillary Clinton and her quest to become the first female president in the history of the United States. But Clinton was placed into nomination by her delegates, having won a majority of them during the primary process. And now that competitive dust has settled, all delegates […]

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DNC 2016: Hats off to transportation services and DNC volunteers

PHILADELPHIA — Transportation to and from the Wells Fargo Center has been pretty impressive, considering the number of people attending the Democratic National Convention each day and night. Shuttle buses, taxis, the SEPTA subway system, Uber vehicles and even golf carts have been key modes of transport all week. Without this coordinated and cooperative system, […]

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DNC 2016: Pennsylvania delegates tout optimism as DNC comes to a close

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania delegates were wondering where all the top Democrats have been, noting that none of them took time to address the delegation at any of the four breakfast meetings this week. Delegates were anticipating hearing from, perhaps, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe “the scrappy kid from Scranton” Biden, and others. But the […]

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DNC 2016: Sen. Mike Carroll hopes Democrats make ‘inroads’ in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, is attending the Democratic National Convention in his roll as chairman of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democratic Campaign Committee. Carroll was in the lobby of the Doubletree Center City Hotel Thursday morning preparing for meetings. He said he will discuss the upcoming November election with state Democrats. […]

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DNC 2016: Delegates stress that Clinton should make Supreme Court nominations

PHILADELPHIA — California delegates have been vocal and active at the Democratic National Convention, and one Hillary Clinton supporter said there are many key issues that need to be seriously addressed. Diana Carpenter Madoshi, who lives in the Sacramento area, said her main concern is the future makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. She said […]

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DNC 2016: Delegates from Kansas seek higher minimum wages, gun control

PHILADELPHIA — For delegates from Kansas, they want to hear Hillary Clinton talk about her plans for raising the minimum wage, gun control and equal pay for equal work. Sage Tebeest, a Sanders delegate from Kansas, said she will support Clinton because “we can’t allow Donald Trump to be elected.” Clinton has said she wants […]

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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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