Local woman appears on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Local woman appears on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

All in all, it has been a good month when it comes to people from Surry County appearing as contestants on nationally televised game shows.In a Nov. 6...

November 16th, 2017 |  


I-74 accident results in fatality

I-74 accident results in fatality

A Mecklenburg County man died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 74 eastbound in the Red Brush area.Reported killed in the acci...

November 16th, 2017 updated: November 16th, 2017. |  


Sixty yearbooks donated to museum

Sixty yearbooks donated to museum

Eleanor Powell-Hines has donated her collection of Modern Gardeners yearbooks to Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Powell-Hines’ collection...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Campground donates to sheriff’s Christmas fund

Campground donates to sheriff’s Christmas fund

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office received a $1,300 donation this week for its holiday fund.Kali Boles, of Mayberry Campground, p...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Team-up leads to B&E arrest

Team-up leads to B&E arrest

DOBSON — The sheriff’s offices of Surry County and Alleghany County teamed up to catch a thief in the Thurmond community recently.Earlier ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Gardeners Prepare For Christmas

Gardeners Prepare For Christmas

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club got an early start preparing for the holiday season on Thursday, November 2. Frances Beasley, vice president o...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Tracy Ann Matthews, of 869 Prison Camp Road...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Legal costs balloon for Spencer’s project

Legal costs balloon for Spencer’s project

When Mount Airy officials contracted with a Charlotte attorney in April 2016 to help them facilitate the redevelopment of former industrial property d...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Ruritans to hold Angel Tree gathering

Ruritans to hold Angel Tree gathering

The Shoals Ruritan Club will host its 15th annual Shoals Community Angel Tree on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Shoals Ruritan Building, located at 3025 ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Harris Brothers to play Saturday

Harris Brothers to play Saturday

The Blue Ridge and Beyond series is set to continue on Saturday, Nov. 18, with a concert by the Harris Brothers.Brothers Reggie and Ryan Harris were b...

November 15th, 2017 |  


City meeting to include rezoning hearings

Two public hearings are scheduled during a Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday night, one involving a single site on Forrest Drive and ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Cops and Kids campaign launched

Cops and Kids campaign launched

It’s every kid’s fantasy: going into a department store and being able to select toys and other merchandise for free.But that dream will b...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• Cell phones valued at $10,606 have been stolen from Walmart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The theft, discovered last Wed...

November 14th, 2017 |  


First Vintage Market a big hit

First Vintage Market a big hit

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The chill of fall only enhanced Saturday’s downtown Pilot Mountain street festival as the local business A Vintage View p...

November 14th, 2017 updated: November 14th, 2017. |  


Mayberry half-marathon on tap Saturday

Mayberry half-marathon on tap Saturday

The competition doesn’t begin until Saturday, but already a record has been shattered with the 10th-annual Mayberry Half-Marathon, 5K and 10K: m...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Write-ins plentiful in city election

Write-ins plentiful in city election

Write-in votes tend to show up during every election, typically a few stray ballots cast for a now-familiar array of characters including the likes of...

November 13th, 2017 |  


DOBSON — The Surry Community College Foundation has been working for two years on raising money toward a $4.2 million capital campaign goal, and...

November 13th, 2017 |  


Patterson Marks 72nd birthday

Patterson Marks 72nd birthday

Betty Patterson celebrated her 72nd birthday with family and close friends at the family cabin. The festivities included an old-fashioned weenie roast...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Halloween at The News

Halloween at The News

Before the year gets too far into the holiday season, it’s not too late to show off a few Halloween sights from The Mount Airy News. .neFileBloc...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.• Steven N. Sawyers, 48, and Lisa D. Givens 41 of Mount Airy Issued Nov. 9• Za...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Real Estate Transfers

In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However a tax stamp at the r...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Divorces

The following divorces were granted in Surry County• Heather Leigh Armbrister and James Herbert Armbrister JR, narried May 19, 2012, divorce gra...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• David Michael Edwards, 42...

November 12th, 2017 |  


School board discusses class rankings

School board discusses class rankings

Almost three years ago the state made changes to its high school grading system, and the new way has caused some unforeseen issues in class ranking.In...

November 11th, 2017 |  


Parade and program honors veterans

Parade and program honors veterans

A patriotic parade winding its way from Veteran’s Park to the Mount Airy War Memorial kicked off Mount Airy’s Veteran’s Day celebrat...

November 11th, 2017 |  


Library seeks ‘More Books, Please!’

Library seeks ‘More Books, Please!’

Mount Airy Public Library’s board of trustees has launched a “More Books, Please!” campaign to raise money to purchase books, includ...

November 11th, 2017 |  


Dobson hosts veteran breakfast

Dobson hosts veteran breakfast

DOBSON — Town officials here didn’t have to wait long to know if their first Veteran’s Day pancake breakfast would be a success. The...

November 11th, 2017 updated: November 11th, 2017. |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Morgan Cortese Duncan, 28, of Old Rockford St...

November 11th, 2017 |  


City schools ready for Pike roof bids

City schools ready for Pike roof bids

The Mount Airy Board of Education heard an update on plans for a new central office on Tuesday night.Dr. Kim Morrison, school superintendent, showed t...

November 11th, 2017 |  


Virginia incumbent loses in Dan River District

Virginia incumbent loses in Dan River District

STUART, Va. — With Virginia and the rest of the nation focused on this week’s governor’s election in that state, the settling of dus...

November 11th, 2017 |  


Deeds office helping vets get discounts

Deeds office helping vets get discounts

As Americans honor their military veterans today, a local government agency reminds vets that there is a way to keep that thanks coming all year long....

November 10th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — A Wilkes County man is facing charges in three counties after being served warrants in Dobson on Monday.Joseph Blake Culbreth, 36, of M...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Elected officials hold dinner

Elected officials hold dinner

Surry County elected officials met at Mount Airy High School for their quarterly dinner, with state treasurer Dale Folwell as featured speaker on Thur...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Man charged in local church break-in

Man charged in local church break-in

DOBSON — A Clemmons man was arrested Sunday and charged with breaking into Mount Herman Baptist Church here.Steven James Boone, age 25, of 5711 ...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Courthouse massacre wraps History Talks

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History wraps up its fall season of History Talks on Sunday with “The Last Witness,” a talk presented by...

November 9th, 2017 |  


SCC hosts 6th annual wine symposium

SCC hosts 6th annual wine symposium

The 6th-Annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium took place Wednesday on the campus of Surry Community College at The Shelton-Badgett NC Ce...

November 8th, 2017 |  


School board recognizes excellence

School board recognizes excellence

DOBSON — Two North Surry students have been nominated for a national academic honor for excellence in career and technical education.The Surry C...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Library opens exhibit, 2 local artists

Library opens exhibit, 2 local artists

Mount Airy Public Library launched a joint exhibit of the artwork of Carole and Bill Bryant in the library’s multi-purpose room on Tuesday night...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Who are those masked people?

Who are those masked people?

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History had its annual fall fundraiser at Cross Country Country Club on Oct. 27. The event was a black tie masked ball t...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Laity Service Award give to Cary Grymes

Laity Service Award give to Cary Grymes

At Franklin Heights United Methodist Church Homecoming on Oct. 15, it was announced that Mrs. Cary Herbert Grymes was recipient of the Outstanding Lai...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Appler falls from ‘Jeopardy!’ tourney

Appler falls from ‘Jeopardy!’ tourney

A “Jeopardy!” contestant who is from Mount Airy lost during its Tournament of Champions in a game telecast Monday night.Hunter Appler was ...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Westfield Community hosting fundraiser

WESTFIELD — The local group Families In Need will host an evening of food, fellowship, music and prizes beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday evening.The...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Event to feature antique appraisals

DOBSON — The upcoming annual meeting of the Surry County Historical Society will include a special attraction: a session in which attendees can ...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Rowe, Yokeley re-elected in city

Rowe, Yokeley re-elected in city

Mount Airy voters have decided to stay the course by re-electing incumbents to the city council Tuesday — including Mayor David Rowe and South W...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Martha Cook named employee of month

Martha Cook named employee of month

DOBSON — Surry County Schools recognized its latest employee of the month at the November meeting of the Board of Education.Martha Cook, an E.C....

November 7th, 2017 |  


Incumbents win easily in city elections

Incumbents win easily in city elections

In a municipal election that didn’t even generate enough interest for 20 percent of city voters to cast a ballot, incumbents carried the day.May...

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


State park seeking Pilot Knob memories

Pilot Mountain State Park will host an interactive program entitled Treasures of the Mountain at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library from 1-3 p.m. o...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Lambsburg man target of meth charges

LAMBSBURG, VA — A Lambsburg, Virginia, man has been arrested and charged with possession of meth and other offenses after the execution of a sea...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Cana man killed in wreck

Cana man killed in wreck

CANA, Va. — A Cana man was killed in a two-car collision Sunday on Wards Gap Road shortly after 10 a.m.Michael A. Wells, 56, of Cana, was drivin...

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


Holiday affecting garbage schedule

Even though Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, it will affect sanitation schedules for the city of Mount Airy.This will include Friday’...

November 7th, 2017 |