DNC 2016: ‘Clintonettes’ will do all they can to help Hillary win the White House

PHILADELPHIA — Jean Milko and Ruth Pastore, both from Pittsburgh, comprise half of the four-member “Clintonettes.” The women formed their small but effective group in 1992 to support Bill Clinton in his first run for the presidency. They have since re-organized to campaign for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and now in 2016. “We travel all […]

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DNC 2016: What they’re saying

“Not voting is not a protest, it’s a concession.” – Spencer Dirrig, Ohio delegate, echoing Monday night speech on unity in the Democratic party. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to watch the party come together.” – John Easterling, North Carolina, on increasing party unity on the second day of the convention. https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Democratic_National_Convention_sm_logo_2016-13.jpg

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DNC 2016: From Little Rock to Washington to Philadelphia, always for Hillary

PHILADELPHIA — Two women were trying to find a ride back to their hotel Monday night, but transportation was not available. “What are we going to do?” one asked the other. It was a good question and one that had no easy answer. But it wasn’t the question that was interesting, it was their accent. […]

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DNC 2016: Delegates from Ohio want to see more from Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA — For delegates from Ohio, there are a lot of issues they want to see become part of the Democratic platform that Hillary Clinton will campaign on as she battle Republican Donald Trump for the presidency. At the top of that list are issues like bringing jobs back to the U.S from overseas, raising […]

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DNC 2016: Sen. Leach: Medical marijuana will only go forward under Clinton presidency

Medical marijuana will go forward only if Hillary Clinton becomes president, according to Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach, a proponent of the issue. Leach said Tuesday that Donald Trump never would approve the use of medical pot, and he referred to Trump’s reported plan to appoint New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as U.S. attorney general. […]

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DNC 2016: Minimum wage a regular topic of discussion at convention events

PHILADELPHIA — Raising wages for American workers has been talked about constantly during the first day and a half of the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday, it was Neal Bisno, executive Vice President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), who spoke on behalf obtaining the minimum wage to $15 per hour. “We need champions […]

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Times Leader 2016 DNC coverage

Find out what delegations had to say at the Democratic National Convention about jobs and fair wages on our DNC page. Click here to see the DNC page. https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_DNCC.jpg By Staff Reports [email protected]   ON THE WEB Find more coverage of the Democratic National Convention on our special DNC page.  

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DNC 2016: Bernie: Hillary ‘must’ be elected

PHILADELPHIA — Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was time for them, too, to rally behind the Democratic nominee in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump. “Any objective observer will conclude that […]

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DNC 2016: Die-hard Sanders backers divided on backing Clinton

PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren’t in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure. Sanders’ delegates chanted the Vermont senator’s name during the start of the convention and booed lustily at any mention of […]

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DNC 2016: Tuesday’s Schedule

TUESDAY Tuesday’s council and caucus meetings include: • Women’s Caucus • LGBT Caucus • Senior Council • Rural Council • Youth Council will meet in sessions open to the public Tuesday evening’s speakers include: • Former President Bill Clinton • Mothers of the Movement https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Democratic_National_Convention_sm_logo_2016-8.jpg

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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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