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 |  


It’s Operation Christmas Child time again

It’s Operation Christmas Child time again

“This is fun,” said Bonnie Mannon as she stuffed toys and gifts into a shoebox at Surry Community College Health and Rehabilitation Center...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Grant giving students career education

Grant giving students career education

DOBSON — A grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation is helping Surry County Schools prepare kids for the workplace.Crystal Folger-Hawks appeared be...

November 6th, 2017 |  


State storytellers spin yarns

State storytellers spin yarns

Unlike an ideal autumn period offering crisp air and colorful foliage framed by a blue sky, this past weekend was misty, cool and dreary — in ot...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Kids build Lego robots, people skills

Kids build Lego robots, people skills

DOBSON — As some residents of Surry County were catching a few extra winks of sleep Saturday morning or maybe heading out on shopping trips, stu...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Hurricanes may hurt local food banks

Hurricanes may hurt local food banks

Area food banks could be facing a reduction in supplies of food in the coming weeks due to emergency need resulting from the severity of Hurricanes Ha...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Appler (re)appearing on ‘Jeopardy!’

Appler (re)appearing on ‘Jeopardy!’

Local “Jeopardy!” fans might recall Hunter Appler’s appearance on the television series in June 2016, when the former Mount Airy res...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Galax murders yield 2 life sentences

Galax murders yield 2 life sentences

HILLSVILLE, VA – A man who killed a woman and her infant daugther in Galax, Virginia, will spend the rest of his life behind bars.Richard Denny ...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A break-in was discovered Tuesday at a local business, Paint Protective Inc., which involved the theft of property valued at $380, according t...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Yokeley: ’21st-century’ jobs needed in city

Yokeley: ’21st-century’ jobs needed in city

The Mount Airy News is publishing a series of profiles on candidates for contested races in Tuesday’s election in the city.Those vying for a Sou...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Harris seeks to restore trust in council

Harris seeks to restore trust in council

The Mount Airy News is publishing a series of profiles on candidates for contested races in Tuesday’s election in the city.Those vying for a Sou...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Donnie Lee Danley, 44, of Dutch Lane, Mount A...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Flag retirement ceremony is Saturday

Flag retirement ceremony is Saturday

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 will host the eleventh annual Veterans Day flag retirement ceremony on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.The ceremony is held ...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Two crashes, truck fire, close I-77

Two crashes, truck fire, close I-77

Two related accidents in quick succession on I-77 South at Exit 101 has resulted in one serious injury, a fire and the closure of the interstate, acco...

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


Rowe cites experience in re-election bid

Rowe cites experience in re-election bid

The Mount Airy News is publishing a series of profiles today and Saturday on candidates for contested races in Tuesday’s election in the city.Th...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Sheppard: City needs ‘fresh perspective’

Sheppard: City needs ‘fresh perspective’

The Mount Airy News is publishing a series of profiles today and Saturday on candidates for contested races in Tuesday’s election in the city.Th...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Report

Surry County Sheriff’s Report

DOBSON —The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Jody Marion Hooker, 37, of Hooker Trail, Mount...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Hearing set for contested zoning issue

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to set a public hearing later this month on a rezoning request for land owned by a loca...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Surry County investigation nabs six more drug suspects

Surry County investigation nabs six more drug suspects

DOBSON — A continuing drug operation netted six more suspects to the three arrested Wednesday.Sheriff Jimmy Combs had said Wednesday that his of...

November 2nd, 2017 updated: November 2nd, 2017. |  


Student career fair at Northern

Student career fair at Northern

On Thursday, Oct. 26, 225 students from Surry County, Carroll County and Mount Airy City schools participated in a career fair at Northern Hospital wh...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Goblins and Ghouls invade Main Street

Goblins and Ghouls invade Main Street

North Main Street was closed to vehicular traffic from Pine Street to Independence Boulevard on Halloween from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in anticipation of hor...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Former Kmart building being sold

Former Kmart building being sold

It might not be moving ahead by leaps and bounds, but the process to maintain Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy as a key business location is making progres...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Brittany Nicole Carter, 27, of Greenhouse Tra...

November 1st, 2017 |