NEWS


3:39 pm
Updated: 4:12 pm. |    
Winter wonder land?
Wind, wrecks have caused I-77 shutdown in Carroll County, Virginia

Wind, wrecks have caused I-77 shutdown in Carroll County, Virginia

FANCY GAP, Va. — Officials have shut down I-77 northbound from Cana to Fancy Gap after high winds have caused several tractor-trailers to overtu...

January 18th, 2018 updated: January 18th, 2018. |  


Mall discussion planned tonight

Assuming the city has recovered from Wednesday’s blast of wintry weather, the fate of Mayberry Mall could become clear tonight during a meeting ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Snow causes multiple accidents

Snow causes multiple accidents

Today’s snow — while good for local youths enjoying a day off from school, has caused a number of problems on area highways.“There a...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Death of homeless man in State Road sparks effort to provide warmth for others in Surry, Yadkin counties

STATE ROAD — The death of a homeless man found in State Road over the weekend has sparked a local movement to provide warmer places of refuge fo...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 and the VFW Auxiliary held a joint meeting Thursday to recognize a pair of area youths for their efforts in winning essay...

January 17th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


4:27 pm |    
Former Surry star honored

Pats and Sacks: AFC Championship Game Preview

Introducing first: fighting out of the blue corner, they are the current, reigning, defending champions of the National Football League. They hold a p...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Bears post 3-2 mark in weekend tourney

Bears post 3-2 mark in weekend tourney

JAMESTOWN — In their last action before going on a break for exams, the Mount Airy wrestling team competed in the Andy Chappell Duals at Ragsdal...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Last Week in Sports: “Whoa, Nellie!” and everything football

Saturdays may be for the boys, but they certainly won’t be the same with college football taking a hiatus until August.Many things are coming to...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Lady Pats start ‘18 on a roll

Lady Pats start ‘18 on a roll

PILOT MOUNTAIN — And all of a sudden, the Surry Homeschool Lady Patriots are on a roll.“This is the most fun I’ve had coaching in a ...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Lady Hounds struggle in loss to Mount Airy

Lady Hounds struggle in loss to Mount Airy

It may not have been the prettiest of wins, but a win is still a win.Both the Lady Bears and Lady Hounds struggled to play up to their normal standard...

January 13th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


Mountain View explores biblical plants

Mountain View explores biblical plants

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club began the new year with a meeting on Jan. 4 at the William Alfred Moore House. The group’s guest speaker...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Some comments about the cold weather:“I wish we would get some snow since it is this cold.” Amber Southern“I hate cold weather. Espe...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Hear and listen, God is calling you

Hear and listen, God is calling you

This New Year, we have a new opportunity for a fresh start. As we look back, we see where we’ve had some struggles, some failures, but hopefully...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Hear and listen, God is calling you!

Hear and listen, God is calling you!

This New Year, we have a new opportunity for a fresh start. As we look back, we see where we’ve had some struggles, some failures, but hopefully...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Shopping from the garden, winter edition

Shopping from the garden, winter edition

Shopping from your garden and cooking a meal from produce that you have raised from the ground is a heady experience in the heat of the summer. But im...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Merry fifth day of Christmas

Merry fifth day of Christmas

When I went to stores during December, it did not bother me if the clerks did not say “Merry Christmas.” But it does bother me when someon...

December 29th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Reader questions need for county offices

To the Editor,We’ve seen several newspaper articles over the past month or so about different county projects. When we put them all together we ...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Sessions should pipe down about pot

Sessions should pipe down about pot

Isn’t it interesting that with all the issues on his Justice Department plate — the opioid crisis, gang and inner-city violence and identi...

January 13th, 2018 |  


God is calling you to holiness

God is calling you to holiness

I Peter 1:15, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation (word and behavior). Read also I Thess.4:7.N...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Missed chance for another Big Bang

Missed chance for another Big Bang

There was a time not so many years ago when social media was not the 800-pound gorilla of human interaction that it has since become.Now that social m...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Water deal good for all involved

More than a decade ago, Mount Airy made costly upgrades to its water and sewer system to better serve its large industrial customers.Most everyone kno...

January 11th, 2018 |  


The Panthers’ future looks uncertain

The Panthers’ future looks uncertain

Two weeks ago, the Carolina Panthers were 11-4 and one win away from taking the NFC South title and home field advantage for the first game of the pla...

January 11th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


1:49 am |    
AES named great workplace
Tickets available for the tour of homes

Tickets available for the tour of homes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — First United Methodist Church is looking to fund community outreach meals with the return of an old Christmas tradition —...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Surrey Bancorp reports 33 percent rise in net income

Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, recently reported earnings for the second quarter had jumped a th...

July 31st, 2016 |  


First Community sees income growth, declares dividend

First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) recently reported net income that had grown more than 9 percent for the second quarter and first six mon...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Free seminars for those seeking job help

Surry Community College will be offering free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in August. No advance registration is required.#Using...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Small Business Center offering free seminars

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in August at various locations in Surry and Yadkin c...

July 24th, 2016 |  


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