DNC 2016: Creating and protecting jobs, raising minimum wage key platform items

PHILADELPHIA — When you ask delegates from Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina and everywhere else what the main issues are facing their home regions, the first answer is usually “jobs.” They say that they want to hear their nominee, Hillary Clinton, talk about her specific plan on bringing jobs home from overseas and attracting new jobs […]

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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: Facts by the numbers from the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA — Here are some interesting statistics from the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday: • 2,836 delegate votes were received by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during Tuesday’s roll call vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders final total was 1,843. There were 55 abstentions recorded. • 135 different political buttons are being sold in the lobby […]

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DNC 2016: A lesson in resolving differences from South Carolina

PHILADELPHIA — It was a simple lesson in resolving political differences. State Sen. John Matthews of Bowman, South Carolina, was talking about the struggle to bring unity to the Democratic Party — his party and the party holding its nominating convention this week in the City of Brotherly Love. Matthews was talking about the difference […]

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DNC 2016: Bill delivers for Hillary on big night

PHILADELPHIA — Taking on the role of devoted political spouse, former President Bill Clinton declared his wife Hillary Clinton an impassioned “change-maker,” serving as character witness for her on the night she triumphantly became the first woman nominated for president. “She’s been worth every single year she’s put into making people’s lives better,” he said […]

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DNC 2016: Wednesday’s Schedule

Wednesday’s council and caucus meetings include: • Ethnic Council • AAPI Council • Native American Council • Black Caucus • Hispanic Caucus All sessions are open to the public. Wednesday evening’s speakers include: • Vice President Joe Biden • President Barack Obama https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Democratic_National_Convention_sm_logo_2016-15.jpg

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DNC 2016: Millennial delegates concerned about race and women’s issues, excited about party unity

PHILADELPHIA — The historic nomination of Hillary Clinton for president has resonated with young delegates at the convention. Many young delegates traveled to Philadelphia to take part in their first presidential election as eligible voters. Ohio delegate, Kelly Harrop, 20, said she is most concerned about millennial and women’s issues this upcoming election. Clinton’s platform […]

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DNC 2016: All eyes are on the Democratic Party platform

PHILADELPHIA — With Hillary Clinton about to be crowned as the Democratic candidate for president, the attention will then return to the platform that she will run on in her battle against Republican nominee Donald Trump. Jacqueline Silver of Philadelphia is a platform delegate, having served on the Democratic Platform Committee. She said the 187-member […]

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DNC 2016: Sanders supporter on backing Clinton: ‘I’m still not there yet.’

PHILADELPHIA — Tara Mosley Samples, a member of the Akron City Council, wants to believe Hillary Clinton, but she’s not convinced she can. Samples, a delegate pledged to Sen. Bernie Sanders, said the Vermont senator is doing the best he can to convince his supporters to vote for Clinton — the objective being to deny […]

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DNC 2016: Delegate’s main concern is relationships with other countries

PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey delegate Deborah Price said her main concern is peace. Price was riding the SEPTA subway Monday night on her way to the Wells Fargo Center to take in the evening’s speeches. “I’m very concerned with our relationships with foreign countries,” she said. “I want to see us improve our foreign policy […]

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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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