DNC 2016: Protests by Sanders’ supporters calls party unity into question

PHILADELPHIA — At the opening meeting of the Pennsylvania Delegation on Monday, the theme was unity and working together. Outside, just a few blocks from the delegates’ meeting at the Doubletree Center City Hotel, thousands of protesters — most of them supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — gathered not just to support their candidate, […]

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DNC 2016: What they’re saying

“We are all committed to making sure Donald Trump doesn’t end up within a mile of the White House.” — Michael Smith, Public Relations for the Georgia Democratic Party, on party unity following resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “Universal health care might be the name of the game.” — U.S. Rep. D-North Carolina, Garland Pierce, […]

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DNC 2016: Trumka: Jobs, fair wages ‘key for prosperity’

PHILADELPHIA — Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, addressed the Pennsylvania Delegation Monday to talk about jobs and equal pay and fair wages for all American workers. “Hillary will change America for the better,” Trumka said. The labor leader said workers need a strong voice on the job and during the campaign. He urged the […]

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DNC 2016: Sen. Casey: National, economic security critical in race for the White House

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said security is a major issue in the race for the White House — economic security and national security. Casey, D-Scranton, said there is a lot at stake in the election and he urged the Pennsylvania Delegation to be ready for the task. “Hillary Clinton will raise the wages […]

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DNC 2016: Delegates from South Carolina, Louisiana and Pennsylvania talk issues

PHILADELPHIA — Delegates from South Carolina and Louisiana are staying in the same hotel as the Pennsylvania Delegates. And the issues seem to be much the same for the three delegations. State Rep. Barbara Norton of Shreveport, Louisiana, said the talks have centered on five main issues: equal pay, affordable health care, jobs, helping the […]

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DNC 2016: By the Numbers from the Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA — By the numbers from the Democratic National Convention: • U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, told the Pennsylvania Delegation Monday that 22 of his Republican colleagues in the Senate chose not to attend last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. • 114 witnesses appeared before the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee four weeks ago in […]

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Senatorial candidate Katie McGinty to address the DNC on Thursday

PHILADELPHIA — Democrat Katie McGinty scored a prime speaking spot — she will address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday evening. McGinty, who is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey in November, will speak around 6 p.m. as part of the line-up leading to Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech. “I want to talk about […]

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DNC 2016: Sen. Bob Casey gets interesting introduction at delegation breakfast

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, was welcomed to the podium at Monday’s Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast, but in a somewhat awkward way. Marcel Groen, chairman of the state party, was trying to bring Casey up to speak, but Groen qualified Casey’s speaking abilities by saying he “wouldn’t be quite as good as Sen. Corey […]

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Hillary Clinton will be in Scranton Aug. 15

PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention was barely underway when the Pennsylvania Delegation heard a major announcement. Hillary Clinton, the party’s nominee for president, will be in Scranton Aug. 15 with Vice President and Scranton native Joe Biden. The two were supposed to be in the Electric City earlier in July, but the event […]

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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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