Tuckers celebrate 59 years

Tuckers celebrate 59 years

Bill and Sharon “Pat” Tucker celebrate their 59th anniversary today. They were married on June 11, 1958. They have been blessed with seven...

June 11th, 2017 |  


You are never alone

You are never alone

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said “I will never leave you nor forsake y...

June 9th, 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 |  


Easier said than done

Easier said than done

And Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water.” And he said, “Come.” And when Peter wa...

June 2nd, 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 |  


Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Some folks say that the only skill you need to throw a successful dinner party is the ability to bake decent homemade bread. The theory being that hom...

May 24th, 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 |  


Community college offers summer tech classes

DOBSON — Summertime for college students is often associated with a much needed break from classes, but Surry Community College is offering seve...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Carrie Nations of Elkin may only be 9 years old but she knows that fresh strawberries are just the ticket for a Mother’s Day dessert.Carrie didn...

May 17th, 2017 |  


SCC offering job search workshops

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in June. No advanced reg...

May 16th, 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. |  


Grandma gets pizza right

Grandma gets pizza right

Despite the joys and general deliciousness of homemade pizza as often discussed in this space, the fact remains that a home oven is simply not capable...

May 10th, 2017 |  


2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

DOBSON — Opening day for the 2017 Senior Games events turned out nearly 100 senior citizens.Monday morning senior citizens 55 and older gathered...

May 8th, 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 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Surry County 4-H Holds Awards Program

Surry County 4-H Holds Awards Program

The Surry County 4-H Achievement program was held recently at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology of Surry Community...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

The Dobson Lions Club held its 15th-Annual Larry Wilmoth Memorial Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament on April 1 at Belews Lake, at the Pine Hill ramp entra...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Herb-infused vinegars splash on flavor

Herb-infused vinegars splash on flavor

Herb-infused vinegars were the subject of Surry County Extension’s ongoing series, “Diabetes and You” at the Extension office in Dob...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Bryant, Holyfield to wed

Bryant, Holyfield to wed

Jessica Lea Holyfield and Jimmy Alan Bryant, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daug...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Revitalizing downtown an ongoing effort

Revitalizing downtown an ongoing effort

Downtown has been the focus for revitalization efforts for the City of Mount Airy for many years, with quite a few developments taking places over the...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain spilled 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into Tom’s Creek

PILOT MOUNTAIN —Tuesday morning an estimated 15,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Tom’s Creek in Pilot Mountain.The pump st...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy garden clubs present tour

Mount Airy garden clubs present tour

For the first time in more than a decade, the garden gates of some of Mount Airy’s finest gardens will be opened wide on June 10, and the public...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Potts, Marion to wed

Potts, Marion to wed

Candice Breanne Marion and Edson Potts, along with their families, announce their upcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brenda Marion ...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


When pizza goes outside the box

When pizza goes outside the box

There are two ways to look at pizza. Some folks think the canon was set when they took their first bite of pepperoni. Some think that even pepperoni g...

April 19th, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |  


Keys celebrate 65 years of marriage

Keys celebrate 65 years of marriage

Ray and Lorene Key of Mount Airy marked the 65th anniversary of their April 5, 1952, marriage with a surprise celebration with family on Sunday, April...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Local boy creates monsters

Local boy creates monsters

What started as an ordinary Easter egg dyeing project made a unique turn when Caiden Soots, 12, of Mount Airy, took a commercial egg dye kit into unch...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Easter services

Local churches are planning a wide array of church services and activities to celebrate Easter Sunday. The following have been submitted to the Mount ...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Robert and Bonnie Taylor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 30 with a trip to the Outer Banks. They were married in York, S.C., on Mar...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Town facing big sewer repair bill

Town facing big sewer repair bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A sewer line on Lola Lane was deemed by town officials to be in need of emergency repair, which is likely to cost the town near...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Egg tree sighting in Mount Airy

Egg tree sighting in Mount Airy

Janet and Garrison Hawks of Mount Airy don’t wait for Christmas to get in the spirit of holiday lawn decorating.The Hawks’ Mantle Avenue h...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Pilot Mountain will see their water and sewer bills rise by an average of 7 percent, mostly to pay for the cost of...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Before there were chocolate eggs, there was Easter bread

Before there were chocolate eggs, there was Easter bread

Italian bakeries are always places of great joy, what with the aroma of fresh-baked semolina loaves wafting out the door and a display window filled w...

April 12th, 2017 updated: April 12th, 2017. |  


Former resident inducted into UDC

Former resident inducted into UDC

Theresa Winesett Emery of Amelia Island, Florida,, formerly of Mount Airy, was recently inducted into the United Daughters of the Confederacy organiza...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Robert and Bonnie Taylor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 30 with a trip to the Outer Banks. The Taylors have two daughters, Gina Pe...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Gough, Rogers to wed

Gough, Rogers to wed

Deyton Shawn Rogers and Brent Chase Gough, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daught...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Smiths celebrate 60 years

Smiths celebrate 60 years

Shelby N. and Bobby Gray Smith of Mount Airy celebrated 60 years of marriage on April 6, 2017, with a family celebration at 13 Bones. The couple marri...

April 9th, 2017 |  


7th Annual Bizfest event a success

7th Annual Bizfest event a success

MOUNT AIRY — The seventh-annual Bizfest went off with out a hitch Thursday, according to organizers.On Thursday, 44 business vendors set up in t...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder has got to be the broke carnivore’s best friend. Yes, it’s got a lot of connective tissue, it’s kind of stringy and ca...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Pilot Mountain Circle K store

Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Pilot Mountain Circle K store

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Police are still on the look-out for the two men responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store last we...

April 3rd, 2017 updated: April 3rd, 2017. |  


Freeman, Shupe to wed

Freeman, Shupe to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Alan and Angie Freeman announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Pearl Freeman, to Austin Ryan Shupe. He is the son of Ms. Lisa ...

April 2nd, 2017 |  


One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

Not every pastry comes with a rhyme all its own but chant “Half for you and half for me, between us two shall good will be,” as you tear a...

March 29th, 2017 |  


SCC offers free employment classes

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering a series of free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in April. No advanced regi...

March 27th, 2017 |  


50th wedding anniversary celebration

50th wedding anniversary celebration

Mike and Barbara Love of Siloam recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party at the Pilot Mountain Country Club.The event was hosted by the...

March 26th, 2017 |  


The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Lord Jesus Christ said in John’s Gospel, chapter 10, “I am the Good Shepherd.” One can look at His life and ministry to see how ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


ECA celebrates Cultural Arts Day

ECA celebrates Cultural Arts Day

Surry County’s Extension and Community Association clubs held its annual Cultural Arts Day on March 17 at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Viticul...

March 22nd, 2017 |