Luzerne County government
Day-reporting program graduate feels ‘blessed’ for chance to change

Standing at a podium in the Luzerne County Courthouse rotunda, Audrey Sutton credited the county’s day reporting center for changing her perspective. “I feel so contrite about my past and mistakes that I have made and can’t explain how blessed that I feel that I was granted a chance to change my life around and […]

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Luzerne County Council to discuss “anti-pay-to-play” ordinance

An “anti-pay-to-play” ordinance up for discussion at Tuesday’s Luzerne County Council work session would limit campaign contributions by businesses interested in no-bid county contracts. County Councilwoman Kathy Dobash proposed the ordinance after citizen Mark Rabo alerted her to a similar ban in Lehigh County in the Allentown area, according to an email she sent to […]

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Public invited to Luzerne County government events

Luzerne County officials are inviting the public to numerous upcoming events to celebrate National County Government Month in April: • March 31, 11 a.m.: Pinwheel dedication with the Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center in the courthouse rotunda and south lawn to raise awareness about child abuse. • April 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Open […]

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Luzerne County tab exceeds $500,000 for lawsuit involving a $70 receipt

The 2009 termination of a Luzerne County employee over the alteration of a $70 receipt will end up costing the county more than $500,000, officials say. A council majority had grudgingly approved a $378,428 payment to former county veteran affairs director Richard Wren last month to cover a $200,000 jury award and Wren’s legal fees. […]

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Luzerne County officials addressing old problem with Rice Township tax payments

After more than two decades, six Luzerne County property owners may soon clear a back-tax blemish blamed on the former Rice Township tax collector. Elsie Dock was sentenced to two years of probation in 2001 for failing to turn over more than $128,000 in real estate taxes. She had denied keeping the money and said […]

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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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