NEWS


4:27 pm
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Commissioner takes issue with criticism of police
County deputies get body cameras

County deputies get body cameras

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office now has body-worn cameras for its deputies to wear in the field.Over the past week, the sheriff...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Shoals community center vandalized

Shoals community center vandalized

The Shoals Community Recreation Center was vandalized last week, causing significant damages and prompting the center’s board of directors to of...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Solutions surface for 601 snarl

Solutions surface for 601 snarl

It’s said that nothing is certain but death and taxes — but steadily increasing traffic on the U.S. 601 (Rockford Street) business corrido...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A 16-speed bicycle valued at $170 was discovered missing from a local residence last Wednesday, according to Mount Airy Police Department repo...

October 16th, 2017 |  


City election early voting starts Thursday

City election early voting starts Thursday

DOBSON — Citizens of Mount Airy who want to get a head start on the 2017 municipal election can begin casting ballots Thursday in Dobson.That...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Nicholas Cody Hull, 27, of Lakeview Drive, Do...

October 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


10:40 pm |    
MA soccer chasing history
Lady Bears qualify for states

Lady Bears qualify for states

STATE ROAD — The Lady Bears have a return date in Southern Pines next week.Mount Airy’s golf team finished third overall in the NCHSAA 1A/...

October 19th, 2017 |  


One for the thumb

One for the thumb

The stakes are higher every time the East Surry Cardinals and Mount Airy Granite Bears face off. No matter the sport, season, or record, these rivals ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds hold off Forbush

Lady Hounds hold off Forbush

Shane Slate holds no ill will toward conference rival Forbush, but he’ll have to be forgiven for hoping he next sees the Lady Falcons during bas...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Oak Hill, Hargrave return to Dobson Thursday night

DOBSON — Lee Martin last suited up for North Surry nine years ago, but it’s not been at all unusual to see the former Greyhounds star back...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Hounds steamroll Eagles, advance to Conference Championship

Hounds steamroll Eagles, advance to Conference Championship

Playing the North Surry Greyhounds inside Ron King Gym is like fighting a bulldozer while blindfolded. The Hounds only surrendered three sets this sea...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy to take on East Surry in NW1A championship match

Mount Airy to take on East Surry in NW1A championship match

Host Mount Airy kept its date in tonight’s Northwest 1A Conference Tournament championship match, but no one can say that South Stokes didn̵...

October 17th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


8:58 am |    
Why not butternut?
Goad, Johnson to wed

Goad, Johnson to wed

Judy Dearborn of Ararat, North Carolina, and Danny Goad of Linwood, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Goad, to T...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

THURMOND — Whoop Whoop De Do, a retired racehorse residing here, could conceivably surpass his entire career winnings many times over in one wee...

October 4th, 2017 |  


When a pizza isn’t a pizza

When a pizza isn’t a pizza

Everyone has heard the old saying, “You can never have too much of a good thing.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. But it’s ra...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Dining on the Yellow Line

Dining on the Yellow Line

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tucking into the second of four courses at a table for 125 running down the middle of Main Street in Pilot Mountain on Saturday...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Crouse, Johnson to wed

Crouse, Johnson to wed

Ashley Elizabeth Johnson and William Joseph Crouse, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is t...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

As street festivals go, the sweet potato festival in Rockford is a laid-back affair. In its 20th year of celebrating the harvest of North CarolinaR...

September 20th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Boomer crimes against home decor

Boomer crimes against home decor

With the Autumn Leaves Festival coming to town today and the streets of Mount Airy being swamped with retail opportunities; birdhouses of all descript...

October 13th, 2017 |  


A Dr. Seuss tale of green eggs and idiots

A Dr. Seuss tale of green eggs and idiots

A persistent menace posing an ongoing threat to the health, safety and welfare of Americans everywhere has struck again in recent days.I’m not t...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Look for the Lord in your storm

Look for the Lord in your storm

There is almost nothing more powerful than a huge storm on one of the open oceans of the earth. Call it a storm, monsoon, hurricane, typhoon or cyclon...

October 5th, 2017 |  


FDA marks love as the ingredient that dares not speak its name

FDA marks love as the ingredient that dares not speak its name

Receiving surprisingly little media attention, reports of what could be seen as a bit of government overreach began to trickle out this week. It seems...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Panthers’ offense a work in progress

Panthers’ offense a work in progress

The Carolina Panthers are off to a great start at 3-1, but what about the sluggish offense?Last year the Panthers went 6-10 and missed the playoffs fo...

October 4th, 2017 |  


NFL protesters playing a losing game

NFL protesters playing a losing game

Just because people possess “the right” to do something, does it mean they should always exercise that right?I mean, given that you most c...

September 30th, 2017 |  


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 |