Local entities feed those in need this Thanksgiving holiday by offering free meals.

Local entities feed those in need this Thanksgiving holiday by offering free meals.

In the season of giving thanks, several charitable organizations are preparing to help the less fortunate with holiday feasts.Over the past 21 years, ...

November 11th, 2015 |  


It’s a pie, it’s a cake, it’s a pie-cake

It’s a pie, it’s a cake, it’s a pie-cake

The Internet is a strange and wonderful thing and it seems to beget strange and wonderful things. One of the most strange of those things has got to b...

November 11th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City and Patrick County schools.

School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City and Patrick County schools.

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday — Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast OrPork Chop SandwichRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGree...

November 10th, 2015 |  


The Surry Community College Ambassadors Scholars Program recognized five students.

The Surry Community College Ambassadors Scholars Program recognized five students.

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently named five students to its Ambassadors Scholars Program.Jameire Tyron Bryant, Kaitlin Kidd, Jennifer M...

November 9th, 2015 |  


The least of these

The least of these

Matthew 25:40 “And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My ...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy City Schools held their annual community night at Mount Airy High School.

Mount Airy City Schools held their annual community night at Mount Airy High School.

Students, parents and Mount Airy school officials turned out for a chance to mingle and — in the case of the students and school officials ̵...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Antioch comes home

Antioch comes home

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that when it comes to a Homecoming Sunday celebration, Antioch Baptist Church gets it right. After all, the chur...

November 4th, 2015 |  


Holiday job outlook

Holiday job outlook

Recently, Wal-Mart said it would be hiring 2.0000 seasonal workers for their North Carolina stores to meet expected holiday demand — though the ...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Jennie Lowry, local musician, business owner and active community member.

Jennie Lowry, local musician, business owner and active community member.

Jennie Lowry is a woman who wears many different titles: mom, business owner, community volunteer and radio DJ.Lowry was born in Mount Airy and into t...

November 1st, 2015 |  


Mount Airy and Surry County schools respond to President Barack Obama’s testing statements

Over the past week President Barack Obama stirred educators with the thought of lowering the time students spend on standardized test to no more than ...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Trick-or-treaters abound in Dobson Square Park during Halloween Spooktacular

Trick-or-treaters abound in Dobson Square Park during Halloween Spooktacular

DOBSON — The Town of Dobson’s first Halloween Spooktacular event brought hundreds of families to enjoy games and trick-or-treating Saturda...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Mount Airy’s downtown Trick-or-Treating sees the largest crowd yet

Mount Airy’s downtown Trick-or-Treating sees the largest crowd yet

Trick-or-Treating on Main Street in Mount Airy was bigger than ever, according to local business owners.Thousands of children lined the sidewalks of M...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Pilot students trick or treat

Pilot students trick or treat

Pilot Elementary School Kindergarten students visit downtown businesses and Trick or Treat, Friday morning. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .ne...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Acres of religious diamonds

Acres of religious diamonds

You have probably read or heard the old classic story, “Acres of Diamonds” written by Russell H. Conwell, in which he points out that man ...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Millennium Charter Academy hosts 7th-annual blood drive with American Red Cross

Millennium Charter Academy hosts 7th-annual blood drive with American Red Cross

Millennium Charter Academy collected 36 pints of blood at this year’s Halloween blood drive.Partnering with American Red Cross for the seventh y...

October 29th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy Middle School receives sponsorship for Interact Club

Mount Airy Middle School receives sponsorship for Interact Club

Mount Airy became the first middle school in the area to launch an Interact Club recently.On Friday, the school held a chartering ceremony for the gro...

October 28th, 2015 |  


Brookie Bunton, deliciously creative

Brookie Bunton, deliciously creative

Brookie Bunton may have retired from 25 years as a teacher’s assistant last spring but she’s still plenty busy. She has cakes to bake, dec...

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


School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Patrick County schools Oct. 29- Nov. 4

School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Patrick County schools Oct. 29- Nov. 4

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday — Bag LunchChicken Filet SandwichCarrot Sticks w/ RanchAppleChipsMilkFriday...

October 27th, 2015 |  


Are North Carolina teachers leaving for better pay in other states?

The narrative is a familiar one: North Carolina doesn’t pay its teachers enough, so they are leaving the state in droves, for better pay and ben...

October 27th, 2015 updated: October 28th, 2015. |  


Halloween events on tap

Halloween events on tap

Mount Airy and surrounding areas will be hosting events for all ages throughout the Halloween weekend.“Fall is in the air and we are excited for...

October 26th, 2015 |  


Calhoun, Cave

Calhoun, Cave

Meagan Cave and Timothy Calhoun, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mari...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Flat Rock WWII veteran Lorain Lambert served country and community

Flat Rock WWII veteran Lorain Lambert served country and community

Lorain O. Lambert is a constant fixture in the back row at monthly Mount Airy Veterans of Foreign Wars meetings. Lambert is a member of a fading frate...

October 25th, 2015 |  


North Surry High School recently had four students raise funds for an international effort to eradicate the polio virus across the world. Breanna Goin...

October 25th, 2015 updated: October 25th, 2015. |  


Second Annual Fiddle Auction for Mount Airy Downtown Inc., announces new insturment for next year.

Second Annual Fiddle Auction for Mount Airy Downtown Inc., announces new insturment for next year.

Music played in the background while artists and bidders filled Old North State Winery in downtown Mount Airy Friday night in hopes of taking home the...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Let’s learn a lesson from the birds

Let’s learn a lesson from the birds

In Luke 12:24, Jesus declares, “Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Mount Airy City School Board of Education votes in new member, Mike Marion.

Mount Airy City School Board of Education votes in new member, Mike Marion.

Mount Airy graduate Mike Marion has joined the city school’s Board of Education, after a vote Tuesday.The new board member was voted in Tuesday ...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Surry County Schools Board of Education visits Gentry Middle School

Surry County Schools Board of Education visits Gentry Middle School

Students at Gentry Middle School saw some new faces in the lunch line recently.Members of the county school board visited the middle school and even s...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Arts council awards nearly $10,000 in grants

The Surry Arts Council recently awarded $9,542 to seven Surry County arts organizations. These funds represent 50 percent of the North Carolina Arts C...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Auditions for “Elf” are Monday, Tuesday

Auditions for Elf-The Musical JR. will be held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse on Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 pm. each day. There are ...

October 21st, 2015 updated: October 21st, 2015. |  


The Second Annual Fiddle Crawl Auction will be held Fridayat Old North State Winery

The Second Annual Fiddle Crawl Auction will be held Fridayat Old North State Winery

Mount Airy Downtown Inc. will present the Second Annual Public Art Fiddle Crawl Auction and Concert Friday at Old North State Winery. Tickets are on s...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Bundt cakes are an imaginative fall alternative to pies

Bundt cakes are an imaginative fall alternative to pies

No doubt about it, fall is pie season. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, they all scream fall and the holidays to come. But if you don’t want t...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Milennium Charter Academy hosts a mayoral debate for students

Milennium Charter Academy hosts a mayoral debate for students

Millennium Charter Academy hosted a mayoral debate for its students in grades six through ten Tuesday morning with the two candidates running for the ...

October 20th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Mount Airy City, Surry County and Patrick County, Virginia schools

School Lunch Menus for Mount Airy City, Surry County and Patrick County, Virginia schools

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday —Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast OrPork Chop SandwicHRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGreen...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Surry offers technology classes to job seekers

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering a course in technology awareness designed to provide computer skills for job seekers. The clas...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Diamont, George wed

Diamont, George wed

Abby Hunter Diamont and Brooks Andrew George were married September 26 at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain. The Reverend ...

October 18th, 2015 |  


East Surry’s Tunstall family local royalty in swimming

East Surry’s Tunstall family local royalty in swimming

Jeff Tunstall said some friends asked him why he and his wife Leah are building an addition onto their house.“Two of your children are grown, an...

October 18th, 2015 |  


Surry County Schools finalized budget for 2015-16 school year

DOBSON — County schools will get a new “student success coach,” three full-time data managers and a school-use minivan as part of th...

October 17th, 2015 updated: October 19th, 2015. |  


The great variety of God

The great variety of God

The scriptures tell us that Jacob’s twelve sons became the progenitors, or forefathers, of the twelve tribes of Israel. A simple study of their ...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Jim Frye donates $20 million to Mount Airy and Richmond, Va., agencies

Jim Frye donates $20 million to Mount Airy and Richmond, Va., agencies

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has received a $30,000 endowment and could receive more thanks to the generosity of a Granite City native.Ji...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Shoals Elementary Students prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser by making barn quilts to be auctioned off

Shoals Elementary Students prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser by making barn quilts to be auctioned off

Shoals Elementary School will be holding its annual Fall Folly on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring some artwork by its students.Pupils t...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Don’t let a pumpkin shortage mess up your fall; do it yourself.

Don’t let a pumpkin shortage mess up your fall; do it yourself.

If you’d rather open a can of pumpkin than cook a pumpkin from scratch, it’s probably a good idea to get on down to the store and stock up...

October 14th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Oct. 15 thru Oct. 21 for Surry County Schools, Mount Airy Schools and Patrick County Schools.

School Lunch Menus for Oct. 15 thru Oct. 21 for Surry County Schools, Mount Airy Schools and Patrick County Schools.

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolThursday — Chicken Pie w/ Roll OrGrilled Chicken SandwichMashed PotatoesGreen BeansFr...

October 13th, 2015 updated: October 13th, 2015. |  


Bledsoe, Kok wed

Bledsoe, Kok wed

Miss Lindsey Elizabeth Bledsoe and Mr. Willem Johannes Kok were married at three o’clock on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, ...

October 11th, 2015 |  


Man’s passion for books is undying

Man’s passion for books is undying

Chase Crossingham apparently never met a book he didn’t like.Over his lifetime he collected thousands of novels written by virtually every famou...

October 11th, 2015 |  


MACS visits Raleigh, meets governor

MACS visits Raleigh, meets governor

Some Mount Airy School system teachers and students recently received a bit of a surprise when they had the opportunity to meet Gov. Pat McCroy during...

October 11th, 2015 |  


Surry County, Mount Airy schools still do not have a final budget

Now that the General Assembly has finally approved it’s budge, the Surry County and Mount Airy City schools systems are working to finalized the...

October 11th, 2015 |  


In honor of National Principals months, Surry County Schools recognized their principals.

In honor of National Principals months, Surry County Schools recognized their principals.

DOBSON — Surry County Schools celebrated the principals in their school system for National Principals Month during a meeting at Surry Community...

October 11th, 2015 |  


City grad rates among top ten in state

Mount Airy City Schools’ graduation rates for the 2014-2015 year was among the highest in the state, tying for the seventh highest mark in North...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Surry Early College was recognized by State Superintendent, June Atkinson for 100 percent graduation rate.

Surry Early College was recognized by State Superintendent, June Atkinson for 100 percent graduation rate.

The Surry Early College High School of Design was among 60 high schools statewide recently recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Being friends with God

Being friends with God

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Prov. 18:24 (KJV)Most fol...

October 9th, 2015 |