Master Gardeners offer fall classes

Master Gardeners offer fall classes

DOBSON — The Surry County Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a practical, inspirational and environmentally conscientious lineup of fall gar...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Hidden magic on Main Street

Hidden magic on Main Street

Prim and proper in the front, magical and fantastical in the back, Joanne Cheatham and Bill di Pretoro’s garden on North Main Street is the equi...

June 7th, 2017 updated: June 7th, 2017. |  


Garden whispers of moonlight and secrets

Garden whispers of moonlight and secrets

Bill and Judy Barham built and moved into their house in 1990 but the landscape design took a little longer to come together.Bill Barham made a number...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Dogs and deer and voles, oh my

Dogs and deer and voles, oh my

Dean Simmons is not willing to admit that he is the primary landscape designer at the home his family has lived in since it was built in 1980, but he ...

June 4th, 2017 |  


Public park is well-kept secret

Public park is well-kept secret

The Blue House, as 615 North Main Street is now known, fronts one of Mount Airy’s best-kept secrets.The grounds of the house make up Robert Edwi...

May 28th, 2017 |  


A working farm where history lives

A working farm where history lives

Rosie and Kester Sink agreed to participate in “Mount Airy Blooms,” a June 10 tour of Mount Airy gardens, more as a way to share the histo...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Cheryl Ward seems to have gotten Joni Mitchell’s lyrics turned around. Instead of paving paradise to put up a parking lot, she has unpaved a par...

May 15th, 2017 updated: May 15th, 2017. |  


Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Hidden away behind carefully designed plantings at the end of an unassuming driveway on a dead end street, the historic William Carter house, home of ...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Christ has already paid the price for your sins

Christ has already paid the price for your sins

Q: Is it possible to lead a sinless life, if we just try hard enough? I hope so, because I want to please God and go to heaven someday. But I’m ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


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August 6th, 2015 |  


Reach out to non-churched neighbors with love, compassion and concern

Reach out to non-churched neighbors with love, compassion and concern

Q: We moved to a new town recently, and we seem to be the only family in our neighborhood that goes to church. Those I’ve talked with say they d...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Sooner or later, our sins will catch up with us

Sooner or later, our sins will catch up with us

Q: Does God always discipline us when we do something wrong? We discipline our children when they misbehave, but it seems like God lets some people ge...

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  


You can point others to Christ by the way you live

You can point others to Christ by the way you live

Q: I want to be a good Christian, and I really do believe in Jesus. But when I get around some of my buddies I start acting like they do, instead of t...

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  


Salvation is not a reward for good works

Salvation is not a reward for good works

Q: I’ve been a member of my church for almost 50 years, but recently I’ve been thinking about death and heaven, and I wonder if I’ve...

July 27th, 2015 |