County pupils walk to school

County pupils walk to school

Seeking to get students more active, area teachers, principals, and other school officials have been looking for fit, safe activities for their studen...

October 8th, 2015 |  


It’s sweet potato time

It’s sweet potato time

Even though it’s definitely fall, the Mount Airy farmer’s market is still clinging to summer. There are a few tomatoes, baby eggplants and...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


SCS, Health Department team up against drug abuse

SCS, Health Department team up against drug abuse

DOBSON — The Schools Heath Advisory Council (SHAC) for Surry County Schools met recently to discuss ways to promote health and wellness in its s...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


Franklin students celebrate Relay for Life

Franklin students celebrate Relay for Life

Despite the event being rescheduled because of bad weather, Franklin Elementary students celebrated their fundraising efforts for Relay For Life.Fourt...

October 6th, 2015 |  


Karpenko, Jessup

Karpenko, Jessup

Kalyn Lanae Jessup and Kenneth Alexander Karpenko, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is th...

October 5th, 2015 |  


County schools unveil plan

County schools unveil plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — “Lighting Pathways to Global Success” is the theme of the Surry County Schools’ (SCS) 2015-2018 strategic pla...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Hodges, Martin

Hodges, Martin

Anna Rae Martin and Russell “Glendon” Hodges, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-b...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Beulah School reunion a success

Beulah School reunion a success

Laughter, joy and fellowship filled the walls of Beulah School once again for the school’s eighth annual reunion.Graduates travelled to attend t...

October 4th, 2015 |  


County dodges a bullet

County dodges a bullet

Despite forecasts that had local officials fearful, Surry County escaped major flooding and storm damage, according to John Shelton, emergency service...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Church marks 100 years

Church marks 100 years

Simmons Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the church on Sunday, Oct. 11.The special service will begin at 10:30 a.m. w...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


A sailor and his prayer life

A sailor and his prayer life

We have all seen the old bumper sticker that reads: “In case of nuclear attack, the ban on praying in school will be immediately suspended.̶...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Barnett, Thomas

Barnett, Thomas

Mark and Debbie Thomas announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke Thomas, to Eric Gregory Barnett, son of Greg and Tammy Barnett, all of...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Evans chosen as state HOSA officer

Evans chosen as state HOSA officer

Rachel Evans, a student at Mount Airy High School, has won a state office with HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America.Evans is the 2015-2016 pre...

September 30th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Oct. 1-Oct. 7

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast Or Pork Chop SandwichRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGreen PeasFruited JelloMilkFrida...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Teachers become students

Teachers become students

Mount Airy City Schools held its Second Annual STEAM Institute recently, with included an afternoon filled with learning, creating, and brainsto...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Sonker festival on tap for Saturday

Sonker festival on tap for Saturday

Anyone hankering for that Surry County specialty — sonkers (of all flavors) — will be in luck this weekend. That’s because Surry Cou...

September 29th, 2015 |  


MCA celebrates Constitution Day

MCA celebrates Constitution Day

Millennium Charter Academy recently observed its annual upper school honor code signings, coordinating the events around Constitution Day.All MCA stud...

September 29th, 2015 updated: September 29th, 2015. |  


Surry Cancer Awareness Team never stops

Surry Cancer Awareness Team never stops

It is hard to imagine a group of people who are more passionate about what they do than the Surry Cancer Awareness Team. This group of volunteers is d...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Karpenko, Jessup

Karpenko, Jessup

Kalyn Lanae Jessup and Kenneth Alexander Karpenko, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is th...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Gomer Pyle’s ‘Duke’ returns to Mayberry Days

Gomer Pyle’s ‘Duke’ returns to Mayberry Days

Ronnie Schell is appearing at several events throughout Mayberry Days.Schell began his affiliation with Mayberry while he was in his second year of fi...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Mayberry Days off to rousing start

Mayberry Days off to rousing start

The annual Emmett Golf Tournament kicked of Mayberry Days Thursday morning at Cross Creek Country Club, with proceeds from the tournament benefiting t...

September 25th, 2015 |  


I got bad news and good news

I got bad news and good news

Has anyone ever used the Bible to show you how you know you are going to Heaven? I want to share some scriptures with you today from the Bible that wi...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Jones Intermediate is among top schools

Jones Intermediate is among top schools

Jones Intermediate school was recently recognized by the state for being in the top 10 elementary schools for academic growth in the 2014-15 school ye...

September 23rd, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


Fourth graders get jolting demonstration

Fourth graders get jolting demonstration

Copeland Elementary’s fourth grade students were given a high voltage safety demonstration by Surry-Yadkin EMC recently.Adam Martin, public info...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Despite weather, college fair draws crowd

Despite weather, college fair draws crowd

Despite damp and rainy weather, a number of area high school juniors and seniors participated in a college fair Monday at Surry Community College.Stud...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Sept. 24-30

School Lunch Menus Sept. 24-30

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday —Bag LunchChicken Filet SandwichCarrot Sticks w/ RanchAppleChipsMilkFriday — No SchoolMonday ̵...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


What would Aunt Bee cook?

What would Aunt Bee cook?

It only takes watching an episode or two of “The Andy Griffith Show” to figure out that Aunt Bee was a gifted cook. Especially if one of t...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


SCC receives $15,000 donations for machinery program

SCC receives $15,000 donations for machinery program

The Gene Haas Foundation recently gave $15,000 to Surry Community College to support scholarships for CNC, or computerized numeric control, machinist ...

September 22nd, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


Parents charged in school gun incident

Parents charged in school gun incident

The parents of a Cedar Ridge Elementary School student have been charged after their child pulled a gun from his book bag while on a county school bus...

September 18th, 2015 updated: September 18th, 2015. |  


Forgiveness: The prisoner it really frees is you

Forgiveness: The prisoner it really frees is you

I truly believe that this world would be a much better place to live if people could just forgive one another. Most people don’t realize the lif...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Dairy and the brain

Dairy and the brain

More than 300 people participated in the Surry Alzheimers Walk last weekend in an effort to fund research to end Alzheimers. It’s an important c...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Hospital board approves Solarium study

Northern Hospital of Surry County approved the preliminary study for the construction of a solarium.The proposed project concept is for the hospital t...

September 16th, 2015 |  


School lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday —Spaghetti w/ Garlic Toast Or Sloppy JoeRomaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Green PeasDiced PearsMilkFriday ̵...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Teacher assistants, driver’s ed funded

Local educators received some good news this week when state legislators announced the overdue state budget will include money to fully fund teaching ...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 2015. |  


$40,000 raised in foundation golf tourney

$40,000 raised in foundation golf tourney

Surry County Schools Educational Foundation raised more than $40,000 at its annual Golf Tournament for the Surry County Education Foundation recentlyT...

September 15th, 2015 |  


History talks opens with Fort Dobbs discussion

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History kicked off its Fall History Talk Saturday with Fort Dobbs site manager Scott Douglas as guest speaker.‘...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Locals enjoy learning of agriculture

Locals enjoy learning of agriculture

DOBSON — Celebrating Agriculture is what happened Saturday at Fisher River Park in Dobson. Locals who live in Surry County, and others born here...

September 13th, 2015 |  


The man behind the lens

The man behind the lens

Though he doesn’t draw attention to himself, Leon Cassady can often be seen at some of the area’s biggest events — parades, festival...

September 13th, 2015 |  


County schools name employee of the month

County schools name employee of the month

The first 2015-16 employee of the month for Surry County Schools is Delana Shockley, finance officer, from Gentry Middle School, according to a recent...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Alah Ruth Tolbert

Jeff and Shatonya Tolbert of Candler, NC, announce the birth of a daughter, Alah Ruth Tolbert on Aug. 18, 2015 at Mission Hospital, Asheville, weight ...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Area schools outpacing state scores

Surry County Schools and Mount Airy City schools continued to outpace the rest of the state in academic achievement last school year, according to the...

September 12th, 2015 |  


City, county grad rates above state average

Graduation rates are the highest in state history for the 2014-15 school year, and while local school systems aren’t necessarily kings of the hi...

September 11th, 2015 |  


You don’t need church to be saved, but the saved need the church

You don’t need church to be saved, but the saved need the church

There is an epidemic happening in this country today of people that are leaving the Church. Many are led astray by some false teaching or just choose ...

September 11th, 2015 |  


County extension celebrating agriculture

Surry Center’s annual Celebrating Agriculture event will be held Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. This event is held every year on the second Saturday ...

September 10th, 2015 |  


County schools eye change in testing

Surry County Schools Board of Education discussed two schools that would be a part of a Proof of Concept study organized by North Carolina to eliminat...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Sky’s the limit with pizza

Sky’s the limit with pizza

Once you get past the idea that pizza has to be red sauce, mozzarella cheese and a topping or two and realize that the dough is a totally blank canvas...

September 9th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Sept. 10 – 16

School Lunch Menus Sept. 10 – 16

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast Or Pork Chop SandwichRomaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Green PeasFruited JelloMilkFri...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Schools fighting to keep TAs

Schools fighting to keep TAs

Local school officials are still hoping to get some state funding for the teacher assistant positions used throughout the county, despite fears the fi...

September 9th, 2015 |  


WWII vet remembers ‘island hopping’

WWII vet remembers ‘island hopping’

Zeno Easter, 97, has been a life-long Mount Airy resident, with the exception of the years Easter spent hopping from island to island in the South Pac...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Peace be with you

Peace be with you

We all want peace. We want peace in the world, so we get into wars. We want peace in our country, so we vote for the person we think will do the best....

September 4th, 2015 |