‘Chef and Child’ embrace inner Garfield

‘Chef and Child’ embrace inner Garfield

“People think it’s easy,” said Brooke Atkins, regarding food preparation. To which she added, “Keyword: think,” as she w...

June 28th, 2017 |  


County schools thank bus drivers

County schools thank bus drivers

DOBSON — When schools have let out, and every student has been safely transported home, what do you do next?If you’re the Surry County Sch...

June 25th, 2017 |  


Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

The summer solstice was earlier today at 12:24 a.m. EDT making today the longest day of the year with 14 hours and 39 minutes between sunrise and suns...

June 21st, 2017 |  


‘Hysteria’ reigns at ECA awards night

‘Hysteria’ reigns at ECA awards night

“Who done it?” was the big question on June 1, when Surry County Extension and Community Association (ECA) members gathered to celebrate t...

June 7th, 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. |  


Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

It’s not often a substance goes through as total an image makeover as coconut oil has done in the past few decades.It has gone from stone-cold k...

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 |  


When it’s not what it says it is

When it’s not what it says it is

When Bob Ward, of Pilot Mountain, created a new dish for a Mother’s Day potluck a few weeks ago, he needed a name for his creation.Not for Bob t...

May 31st, 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 |