Philadelphia Eagles fan gets last laugh with obituary

PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. — A New Jersey man took a parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles in his obituary. Jeffrey Riegel, 56, died last Friday. Before his death, the Port Republic, New Jersey, man promised friends a funny message in his obituary. The longtime Eagles fan’s obituary asked for Riegel “to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles […]

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Tired of addicts for tenants, owner torches trailer

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he’s tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff’s deputies arrived at a property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire […]

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Police find Ecstasy pills in form of Trump’s head

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump’s head, a haul with an estimated street value of $45,900. Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on a highway Saturday. They say […]

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Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge in New Jersey

LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family. Terence Naphys, of West Deptford Township, had paid the toll to cross the Middle Thorofare Bridge with three family members in his vehicle earlier in August. The bridge links […]

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Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

EPPING, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out. Leslie Kahn, 61, was swimming in her pool Aug. 11 when the ladder broke, leaving her stranded. She said she didn’t have the strength to pull herself up […]

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Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — An Oregon family’s golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a backyard. KATU-TV reported Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog named Kenyon thought he had dug up a time capsule in their backyard, so they decided to film themselves […]

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Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring

CAMROSE, Alberta — A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can’t believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the […]

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Bloomsburg DJ suspended after attending white-power rally

BLOOMSBURG — WHLM radio of Bloomsburg is losing advertisers and its downtown studio has become the site of protests after one of its DJs posted video of himself attending a white supremacist rally in Virginia last weekend. Late Tuesday, the station announced it was suspending Dave Reilly without pay. Earlier, protesters held signs outside the […]

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Double trouble: Man hits twin with bat over sharing tacos

ATHENS, Ala. — Authorities say an Alabama man whacked his twin brother with an aluminum baseball bat because he didn’t want to share tacos. The News Courier reports that 19-year-old Tyler Dukes, of Athens, was arrested by Limestone County sheriff’s deputies last week and charged with second-degree domestic violence. A criminal complaint states that Dukes’ […]

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Cows killed, driver injured in crash near Harveys Lake

ROSS TWP. — Three cows were killed and a driver was injured in a crash early Friday. The accident occurred at about 6 a.m. after the cows wandered away from a nearby farm and onto Mooretown Road. WNEP reports that Mark Verbyla and his wife, Gail, were shocked when they saw their cattle lying on […]

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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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