DNC 2016: Delegates from Indiana stress the need for growing education

PHILADELPHIA — Growing education is a key issue for the delegates from Indiana who are attending the Democratic National Convention. John Zody, chairman of the Indiana State Democratic Party, said he wants to see public education protected and that another vital part is increasing funding for early education. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, […]

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DNC 2016: Pennsylvania Sanders delegate urges colleagues to support Clinton

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Delegation didn’t get to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders or actor Danny Glover on Wednesday morning, but they should be listening to one of their own. Mike Cordaro, 29 of Fayette County, is a Sanders delegate and he, as is the case with his fellow Bernie supporters, is disappointed that the Vermont […]

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DNC 2016: Affordable health care is a main concern for delegates

PHILADELPHIA — Health care is on the minds of delegates attending the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic Party platform includes making health care affordable for everyone, improving prescription services for senior citizens, preserving Medicare and Social Security, and no arbitrary insurer cancellation due to pre-existing conditions. Cindy Purvis, a board member of Health Care of […]

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DNC 2016: Thursday’s Schedule

Thursday’s council and caucus meetings include: • Women’s Caucus • LGBTQ Caucus • Senior Council • Rural Council All sessions are open to the public. Thursday evening’s speakers include: • Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Democratic_National_Convention_sm_logo_2016-29.jpg

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DNC 2016: What They’re Saying

“It was truly surreal on a number of levels.” – Spencer Dirrig, Ohio delegate, on Hillary Clinton formally receiving the Democratic nomination for president. “Every parent should be able to tell their little girl she can be President.” -Kelly Harrop, Ohio delegate, on Hillary Clinton formally receiving the Democratic nomination for president. https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Democratic_National_Convention_sm_logo_2016-27.jpg

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DNC 2016: Ohio delegate, 19, calls nomination night ‘electric’

PHILADELPHIA — Things came full circle for Spencer Dirrig as he watched Hillary Clinton received the Democratic nomination for president. Dirrig, 19, is an Ohio delegate and freshman at Ohio State. This is the first presidential election he is allowed to vote in, but Dirrig is no stranger to politics. Dirrig volunteered for the Clinton […]

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DNC 2016: Scranton mayor working to get city prepared for candidate’s visits

PHILADELPHIA — Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, but even though he is attending the DNC, his mind was on his city Wednesday morning. Courtright was constantly on his cell phone in the lobby of the Doubletree Center City Hotel, where the Pennsylvania Delegation is staying. He was talking […]

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DNC 2016: Many Sanders’ supporters still not on board Clinton train

PHILADELPHIA — After Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made the motion to stop the roll call vote Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, he asked that Hillary Clinton be nominated by acclamation. The motion was loudly seconded by nearly all in the Wells Fargo Center and the place went wild. But many of Sanders’ supporters […]

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DNC 2016: Pennsylvania delegation stood up twice by scheduled speakers

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Delegation was stood up twice Wednesday by two scheduled speakers. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was supposed to speak to the group at its breakfast meeting Wednesday, creating a buzz throughout the delegation from the time it was announced Tuesday night. But as delegates gathered, they were told that Sanders […]

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DNC 2016: Delegates look for answers about gun issues

PHILADELPHIA — Gun control has been in the news a lot in recent weeks following several incidents that have left several dead. Delegates from South Carolina were discussing the issue in the lobby of the Doubletree Center City Hotel and they want to hear what the Democratic Party has to say and they want Hillary […]

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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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