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John Peters

Position: Regional Editor
E-Mail Address: jpeters@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-719-1931


About John Peters

John Peters, Editor, has worked at the Mount Airy News for four years. He recently took on the additional duties of Regional Editor for Civitas Media and, while he greatly enjoys editing and working with his staff, he still counts among his favorite parts of the job finding that gem of a story in unusual places, or talking with people who can tell him what local life was like 30 or 50 (or more) years ago. He and his wife have five children and an always-changing number of assorted other creatures.

Latest Stories by John Peters

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: PETERS CREEK TOWNSHIP: The Arthur C. C

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
• Walter Frankie Griffith, 42 years of age, a white male who is wanted on probation violations and is on probation for felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of motor vehicle, felony possess stolen goods, possess schedu

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Walter Frankie Griffith, 42 years of age, a white male who is wanted on probation violations and is on probation for felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of motor vehicle, felony possess stolen goods, possess schedu

Civitas Media names new CEO

DAVIDSON — Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states including The Mount Airy News, this week announced the appointment of Ralph James Martin as chief executive officer. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management LLC (Versa), the company's controlling shareholder. Martin brings decades of experience

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: PETERS CREEK TOWNSHIP: The Arthur C. C

The Surry County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following people:
• Justin Dale Branson, a white male, 25, who is wanted on charges of felony breaking/entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;
• Andrea Renee Barneycastle, a white

Most Wanted

The Surry County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following people: • Justin Dale Branson, a white male, 25, who is wanted on charges of felony breaking/entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; • Andrea Renee Barneycastle, a white

To the Editor, First let us start by saying how thankful we are that God led us down this journey. Now, let us say how thankful we are for each of you, the donors of money, material, time, food, etc. and most importantly your prayers. The task of thanking each donor personally, unfortunately is not possible, however, we hope that each of you know

To the Editor, My fellow Republicans, 2014 is behind us and thanks to the capable leadership of Chairman Gary Tilley it has been an extraordinarily productive year. Now with a new year and some new leaders and some of our current leaders volunteering to continue their excellent service we can look forward to an even more productive year in 2015.

To the Editor, Considering the relatively low cost, I really don't object to the city having bought the Spencer property. Right after the purchase the city stated in the paper that the purpose of owning it was to be able to control what it might become and attract private developers to make it happen. I don't object to that either but I'm concerne

Local doctor named physician-innovator of year

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Robyn Hakanson was presented with the Physician Innovator of the Year Award on Jan. 6 by Medtronic Advanced Energy. Dr. Hakanson is the first orthopaedic blood management doctor for Northern Medical Group - Orthopaedics and is the second recipient of the Physician Innovator of the Year Award out of a national group of ortho

Surry County traditionally boasts some of the stronger 1A and 2A prep girls basketball teams in the state.
Over the years, the Surry Home Educators have fielded some varsity girls teams that have proven they belong in the same conversation.
This season's Runnin' Patriots team is looking to continue the relatively young program's rich tradition in

Patriots feel right at home

Surry County traditionally boasts some of the stronger 1A and 2A prep girls basketball teams in the state. Over the years, the Surry Home Educators have fielded some varsity girls teams that have proven they belong in the same conversation. This season's Runnin' Patriots team is looking to continue the relatively young program's rich tradition in

Public records

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: BEAVER ISLAND TOWNSHIP: Andrew Junior

Music has always been a part of me. As a child, I grew up with music in my home and remember my parents and me going to my great-grandfather's house in Woodlawn, where a music jam would often break out.
My great-grandfather, my grandmother and her brothers could play a variety of musical instruments. In fact, one of my grandmother's brothers made

The music hasn't died yet

Music has always been a part of me. As a child, I grew up with music in my home and remember my parents and me going to my great-grandfather's house in Woodlawn, where a music jam would often break out. My great-grandfather, my grandmother and her brothers could play a variety of musical instruments. In fact, one of my grandmother's brothers made

Commissioners cancel meeting

The Surry County Board of Commissioners have cancel its meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 20 as well as the Board of Social Services meeting set for that day have been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. The next commissioners meeting is scheduled for Feb. 2 in the Board of Commissioners Room. The next Social Services Board meeting i

Board is right to adopt 10-point scale

We are always nervous when the State Board of Education announces intentions to study changes to various policies affecting local schools. As the appointed body that sets the direction for public education policies in the state — at least as much as it can within the confines of federal education policy — this is the organization which

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
• Heather Renee Moser, 27, a white female who is wanted on probation violations and is on probation for 30 counts felony obtain property by false pretense;
• Jason Darren Love, 35, a white male who is wanted on probati

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Heather Renee Moser, 27, a white female who is wanted on probation violations and is on probation for 30 counts felony obtain property by false pretense; • Jason Darren Love, 35, a white male who is wanted on probati

Army Pvt. Abbagail S. Hooker, of Pilot Mountain, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical

Show blue to support police

Police conduct has become an increasingly hot button topic nationally. The shooting of a reportedly unarmed youth in Ferguson, Missouri; the brutal killing of an unarmed man in New York by a pack of officers; and the shooting death last week of a man in Berkley, Missouri who had pointed a gun at police in a threatening manner have grabbed the head

The Remarkable Tale of Faith of Isaac and Margaret Duncan

By Dr. M. Donald Hayes Wilmington, Ohio In the second quarter of the 18th century in Philadelphia, there was a Scottish immigrant couple named Isaac and Margaret Duncan who were very industrious and had several businesses. As a result Margaret had the freedom to travel back to Scotland every few years to visit family in Scotland. On one of her r





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