Forever 32, the mirror lies again

Forever 32, the mirror lies again

Occasionally, a mirror will sneak up on me, and before I can avert my gaze, I catch a glimpse of myself. And that old man staring back out of the mirr...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Black leaders fear repeat of past

Black leaders fear repeat of past

Panelists assembled for a Black History Month program Thursday afternoon have seen it all — from the days of separate water fountains and school...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Heroes of Flat Rock fire honored

Heroes of Flat Rock fire honored

A tragedy that shook the community six decades ago — and the people lost on that day — were recalled in a ceremony Thursday.“Sixty y...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Michelle Leigh Stickler, 36, of Southwycke La...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


House fire destroys White Plains home

House fire destroys White Plains home

A White Plains structure fire resulted in the total loss of a house on Old Highway 601 Thursday.Several people were in the house when the blaze broke ...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


White Plains names teacher, assistant of the year

White Plains names teacher, assistant of the year

White Plains Elementary School recently announced the school’s teacher of the year and teaching assitant of the year.Trina Goettel, who teaches ...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Action will allow Canteen Alley grease trap, stairwell

Action will allow Canteen Alley grease trap, stairwell

Mount Airy officials have voted to allow a grease trap and stairwell to be added in a refurbished area downtown known as Canteen Alley to aid a new re...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Billy Graham, ‘America’s pastor,’ dies at 99

Billy Graham, ‘America’s pastor,’ dies at 99

The Rev. Billy Graham died Wednesday at age 99.The famous evangelist likely would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique. R...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 22nd, 2018. |  


Local company aids greenway effort

Local company aids greenway effort

Imagine shopping around for something without much money to spend, then having a business supply it for free — that’s exactly what happene...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Police reports

• Adam Kane Westmoreland, 27, of 1227 Bryant Mill Road, Ararat, was arrested on warrants for two felony charges, breaking and entering and larce...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Wednesday temperature breaks record

History was made Wednesday in Mount Airy when a local high-temperature record was broken, which had been set 91 years before.The mercury climbed to 72...

February 21st, 2018 |  


American Pickers to Mount Airy?

American Pickers to Mount Airy?

American Pickers, the History Channel show that follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel the country looking to wheel and deal to buy items f...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Billy Graham, celebrity preacher, dies at 99

Billy Graham, celebrity preacher, dies at 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique. “The Bible says,̶...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Officials remember Golding’s time on board

Buck Golding’s retirement brought out many comments from those who served with him in county government.• Van Tucker said he first got to ...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Making science fun

Making science fun

Jones Intermediate School recently hosted its first STEAM Showcase.STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mat...

February 21st, 2018 |  


JROTC hosts military ball

JROTC hosts military ball

PILOT MOUNTAIN — On Saturday evening, 100 Junior ROTC cadets gathered with their dates and families for a military ball at the First United Meth...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Police reports

• An Ararat, Virginia, man who allegedly had overdosed inside a Mount Airy residence, is facing a second-degree trespassing offense for being at...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Two more candidates file in county

Two Democratic candidates filed to run for county office on Monday, joining Republicans already in the race.Karen Osburn-Chandler, a Thurmond Democrat...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Sixteen city streets to be resurfaced

If travel conditions on certain streets in Mount Airy are a bit rough, the good news is that relief is in store through a newly approved project ̵...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Surry Cellars earns three awards

Surry Cellars earns three awards

Surry Cellars, the label for wine produced through Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program, was awarded three titles in the N....

February 20th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy woman has been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, according to city police department reports. The felony offense was filed...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Hotel pullout possibility raised for Spencer’s

Hotel pullout possibility raised for Spencer’s

As Mount Airy officials continue to ponder a proposed Barter Theatre expansion locally, a related concern has been raised by a developer planning a ho...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Black History Month event planned Thursday

Black History Month event planned Thursday

Black History Month can be a time to reflect on both the struggles of the past and progress that has been made, while also looking toward the future &...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Surry County Commissioner Buck Golding retires

Surry County Commissioner Buck Golding retires

DOBSON — Three seats are up for grabs this fall for the Surry County Board of Commissioners, but the first change started Monday night when a lo...

February 20th, 2018 updated: February 20th, 2018. |  


Two dead in CC Camp Road accident

Two dead in CC Camp Road accident

Two men, one from Elkin and one from North Wilkesboro, were killed Monday evening when the vehicle they were in crashed into a tractor-trailer near El...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 20th, 2018. |  


Starrett cutting workforce

The L.S. Starrett Company is cutting about 30 jobs from its local workforce, a continuation of downsizing efforts begun roughly two years ago.In a Jan...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Teen recovering from 50-foot fall

A teen-ager is recovering today after falling 50 feet from a ledge at Pilot Mountain State Park Sunday evening.John Shelton, Surry County Emergency Se...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Free pantry aims to help SCC students

Free pantry aims to help SCC students

The Little Free Pantry of Surry Community College is a small space that some hope will make a big impact to alleviate food insecurity for students on ...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Three years later, community meal going strong

Three years later, community meal going strong

In the spring of 2015, Grace Moravian Church member Bethany Brintle expressed her desire to provide a free meal for the community.Her goal was for the...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Chamber seeks nominations for business awards

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for its its Excellence in Business Awards gathering on March 22 at Cross Creek C...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Act of Revenge by Dale Brown, fiction...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County:- Johnny R. Hanks 57, of Traphill and Molli Johnson 49, of Elkin Issued Feb. 15- Austin T....

February 18th, 2018 |  


Real Estate Transfers

In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However a tax stamp at the r...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Divorces

The following divorces were granted in Surry County:- Megan Bowman and Cody Bowman married August 4, 2008 divorce granted Feb. 15- Joseph Payne and Sh...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Museum seeks to enhance ‘hands-on’ education

Museum seeks to enhance ‘hands-on’ education

What’s taught in the classroom from textbooks is important, but students often achieve an even-better understanding of history or other subjects...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

DOBSON — The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals for probation viol...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Compromise found on Flat Rock name change

Compromise found on Flat Rock name change

Months of time spent in a grassroots effort resulted in a compromise on renaming a local school.Last summer a Pilot Mountain man approached the Surry ...

February 17th, 2018 |  


MAHS welcomes in ‘Year of the Dog’

MAHS welcomes in ‘Year of the Dog’

A Chinese New Year celebration Friday wrapped up a busy week for a group of foreign students visiting Mount Airy.Mount Airy High School welcomed in &#...

February 17th, 2018 |  


‘Very good’ year eyed for local economy

‘Very good’ year eyed for local economy

DOBSON — In a county that has lost thousands of textile and other jobs in recent years, a rosy economic forecast is not always issued. But that ...

February 17th, 2018 |  


First week of filing sees 21 candidates

First week of filing sees 21 candidates

During the first week of the filing period for 2018 elected offices, 26 candidates officially threw their hats in the ring.Filing began Monday and wil...

February 16th, 2018 updated: February 16th, 2018. |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Elizabeth Rachel Greer, 30, of Millers Creek,...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Walnut Tree annexed by Walnut Cove

Walnut Tree annexed by Walnut Cove

WALNUT COVE — Following a decades-long struggle for inclusion that included several petitions and a lawsuit alleging race discrimination, the Wa...

February 16th, 2018 updated: February 16th, 2018. |  


Alleged ‘shooting threat’ at Surry Central

A Surry County student has been suspended from school and the sheriff’s office is investigating comments he made relating to the recent school s...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Fashion Week, the news so far

Fashion Week, the news so far

At the risk of biting the hand that feeds me, I have to say the Mount Airy News is, as a general rule, woefully deficient in bringing fashion news to ...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Surry County native tapped for judgeship

Surry County native tapped for judgeship

DOBSON — Gretchen Hollar Kirkman, a Surry County native and longtime local attorney, recently took the oath of office as district court judge fo...

February 16th, 2018 |  


City board delays Barter decision

City board delays Barter decision

Mount Airy officials took no action Thursday night on a proposed contract between the city government and the Barter Foundation to bring an expansion ...

February 16th, 2018 |  


100 Years Young

100 Years Young

A lot has changed in the past century.World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the rise of Communis...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Rotary, Interact fill 1,000 backpacks

Rotary, Interact fill 1,000 backpacks

Mount Airy Middle School was a hive of activity Thursday afternoon as the school’s Interact Club teamed up with other groups to load 1,000 backp...

February 15th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Dequanta Keshawn Johnson, 23, of Winston-Sale...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• An incident at Walmart Monday led to a Mount Airy woman being jailed under a $2,500 secured bond, according to city police department reports....

February 15th, 2018 |