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Visitors come to town looking for Mayberry

...estimated economic impact of more than $100 million, is the second-most important industry in Mount Airy's home of Surry County, behind agriculture. "Andy saved the town," says Emmett Forrest, Griffith's friend since childhood and proprietor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-08-17/visitors-come-town-looking-mayberry
Animal rights group wants Vick's Va. house

...of Tipton, Pa., says it has until March 20 to raise nearly $600,000 to buy the 4,600-square-foot house in Surry County, Va.Organization founder Tamira Thayne said Tuesday that about $55,000 has been raised. She said it was important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-02-09/animal-rights-group-wants-vi
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Vick checks in with probation officials

...encouragement. "Keep your head up, Mike," one yelled. The meeting lasted nearly an hour. He later met with attorneys in Surry County, where the dogfighting operation was discovered, before returning to his home in Hampton. Vick arrived home Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/23/pro_525082.shtml
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Vick to finish sentence in home, official says

...operation at a home he owned in eastern Virginia's Surry County. He also admitted to participating in the killing of...according to bankruptcy court papers. He sold the Surry County property that served as headquarters for his BadNewz...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/27/pro_512918.shtml
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Michael Vick pleads to state dogfighting charge

...not asking for additional prison time for Vick. "I feel that what I did today is approved by more than a majority of Surry County, and that's the constituency that I'm concerned about," he said. Vick, 28, arrived wearing wrist and ankle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/26/pro_501568.shtml
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Vick's records show history of money mismanagement

...Denali; $3,500 in monthly support for his young son and the boy's mother. Vick, 28, will appear Tuesday in Surry County Circuit Court, where he's expected to plead guilty to two felony counts in a deal with prosecutors that calls for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/22/pro_501122.shtml
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Vick goes to Kansas prison

...Warsaw, Va., jail. Vick still must contend with additional legal woes: He and co-defendants Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor are facing state animal cruelty charges in Surry County, Va. Vick's trial is set for April 2.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/08/pro_179559.shtml
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Vick gets 23 months in jail

...Another co-defendant, Tony Taylor, will be sentenced Friday. All four men also are facing animal cruelty charges in Surry County Circuit Court. Trial has been set April 2 for Vick, March 5 for Phillips and Peace, and May 7 for Taylor.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/11/pro_176277.shtml
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Vick opts to begin serving jail time

...began in late April when authorities conducting a drug investigation of Vick's cousin raided the property Vick owns in Surry County and seized dozens of dogs, and equipment associated with dogfighting.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/20/pro_153145.shtml
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Vick not expected to show at state court

Michael Vick's lawyers will make their first Surry County, Va. court appearance today for state dogfighting charges against the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Vick, already...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/03/pro_146022.shtml
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