Adams Publishing Group acquires Mount Airy Group from Champion Media

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring a Mount Airy, North Carolina, group of publications and associated we...

October 26th, 2017 |  


News from Garden Gate

News from Garden Gate

Garden Gate Garden Club officers for 2017-2018 are, from left, Nanci Jo Goad, vice president; Dianne Koch, membership chair; Mary Fawcett, president; ...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Firemen raise big bucks for charity

Firemen raise big bucks for charity

By all accounts, the Mount Airy Fire Department has a great track record battling blazes and serving as first responders for medical calls — fun...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A false-pretense crime was discovered last Saturday at Circle K on Rockford Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports, which i...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Candidates delve into racial issues

Candidates delve into racial issues

There was no 800-pound gorilla in the room, and also no elephant, but a looming presence permeated the proceedings at a city candidates forum nonethel...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Ethel Hawks Cave celebrates 96 years

Ethel Hawks Cave celebrates 96 years

Ethel Mae Hawks Cave turned 96 years old on Oct. 17, 2017.She had six children with Yancey William Hawks who is with the Lord. She was married to Yanc...

October 25th, 2017 |  


North Surry Class of ‘67 holds 50th reunion

North Surry Class of ‘67 holds 50th reunion

The North Surry Class of 1967 had its 50th reunion on Sept. 9 with 108 attending.It was held at Rick Sower’s Event Barn with 13 Bones catering t...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Family Day at Double Creek

Family Day at Double Creek

Double Creek Church of Christ held Family Day on Sunday, Oct. 22. It was a special day set aside for families to visit and enjoy the church’s wo...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A woman listed as a homeless Mount Airy resident was arrested early Tuesday on charges of larceny and resisting, obstructing or delaying a pub...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Household hazardous waste day set

Household hazardous waste day set

Want to get rid of some old cans of paint, or maybe that long-forgotten container of pesticide taking up the corner of the garage or outbuilding?A sol...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Candidates talk Spencer’s, more

Candidates talk Spencer’s, more

Economic development is always a hot topic when political candidates get together, which was the case Tuesday night during a forum sponsored by the Gr...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Fire kills 2 seniors in Lowgap trailer

Fire kills 2 seniors in Lowgap trailer

LOWGAP — An overnight mobile home fire has claimed the lives of two elderly Lowgap residents.The fire occurred just off N.C. 89 at 125 Pea Tree ...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Storytelling festival coming to Mount Airy

For fans of live storytelling, a treat is coming to Mount Airy just a few days after Halloween.That’s because the 2017 Tarheel Tellers Storytell...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Museum event morphs and masks

Museum event morphs and masks

“It’s not a costume party,” Matt Edwards, executive director of Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, was quick to point out as he ...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Election forum tonight at the Earle

Election forum tonight at the Earle

With just two weeks to go before election day, tonight’s candidates forum will be a chance for the public to compare the candidates, and their v...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Storm cell downs trees across county

Storm cell downs trees across county

A series of storms passed through the western half of North Carolina early Monday evening, including a reported “tornado cell.”A tornado r...

October 23rd, 2017 updated: October 23rd, 2017. |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Alexander Scott Gullatt, 26, of Duluth Lane, ...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy woman was jailed under a $6,000 secured bond during a recent wanted-person investigation in the U.S. 52/Carter Street area, accor...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott ...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


A season for giving

A season for giving

What started as a small garden on a 40-by-80 plot of land off Dutchman Creek in Elkin has grown to a two-acre field of rotating crops in Ronda, with t...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Dino Dennis Greene Jr., 30, listed as homeles...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Aldi grocery store coming here

Aldi grocery store coming here

The site of a long-closed cafeteria will get new life while Mount Airy gains a discount grocery store operated by the Aldi chain based in Germany, und...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Runners evade zombies for charity

Runners evade zombies for charity

Running 3.1 miles can be difficult enough, but having to dodge the “walking dead” adds another dimension to that feat as participants in t...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Cruise-in scares up crowds, cars

Cruise-in scares up crowds, cars

What a difference one week made in downtown Mount Airy, which on Saturday, Oct. 14, was filled with the sights and sounds of the Autumn Leaves Festiva...

October 21st, 2017 |  


‘Storage Wars’: Police probe thefts from units

‘Storage Wars’: Police probe thefts from units

For people with possessions for which they have no room at home, locking the property away in a storage unit is an appealing alternative — unles...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Pinnacle bazaar continues long tradition

PINNACLE — There are yard sales, flea markets and church bazaars, and then there are Big Time church bazaars.With more then two decades of annua...

October 20th, 2017 |  


ShadowGrass kicks off music series

ShadowGrass kicks off music series

The popular Blue Ridge and Beyond concert series kicks off for another year tonight, featuring both homegrown talent and internationally recognized mu...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Marsha Sloan Key, of 815 Mountain Park Road...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Cruise-in to have Halloween theme

Cruise-in to have Halloween theme

Downtown Mount Airy will host its final cruise-in of the season Saturday when ghoulish sights likely will be submitted for the public’s approval...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Sports Hall of Fame names 2017 class

Sports Hall of Fame names 2017 class

DOBSON — Surry County Parks and Recreation has announced the Class of 2017 for the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame.Each summer the Hall of Fame...

October 19th, 2017 |  


City board OKs Graham Field lease

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners took action Thursday night which will ensure that an athletic field in the city will continue to be used for bas...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A vehicle was discovered to have been stolen in Mount Airy Wednesday, according to city police department reports. The 1997 Chevrolet Blazer o...

October 19th, 2017 |  


90 years on a ‘Sorry piece of land’

90 years on a ‘Sorry piece of land’

CANA, Va. — “This is the sorriest piece of ground I ever saw. You could never make a living here,” said W.C. Hill about the two acre...

October 19th, 2017 |  


ARC grant to help fund utility work

ARC grant to help fund utility work

An area of central Mount Airy that is home to key industrial and business operations will benefit from a major utility project to be partially funded ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Commissioner takes issue with criticism of police

Commissioner takes issue with criticism of police

PILOT MOUNTAIN — On Monday, the Pilot Mountain board resolved a few issues, kicked a couple of cans down the road, one of which has been being k...

October 18th, 2017 updated: October 18th, 2017. |  


Eleven take part in talent show

Eleven take part in talent show

The Surry Early College Student Council recently held its annual talent show, with nine students and two faculty members performing with different tal...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Graham Field lease up for city vote

Graham Field lease up for city vote

After making a strong play for the county government to transfer its ownership of an athletic field in Mount Airy to the city, municipal officials now...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man was arrested Monday and jailed under a $23,000 secured bond on eight different violations, including a felony charge of larce...

October 17th, 2017 |  


County deputies get body cameras

County deputies get body cameras

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office now has body-worn cameras for its deputies to wear in the field.Over the past week, the sheriff...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Shoals community center vandalized

Shoals community center vandalized

The Shoals Community Recreation Center was vandalized last week, causing significant damages and prompting the center’s board of directors to of...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Solutions surface for 601 snarl

Solutions surface for 601 snarl

It’s said that nothing is certain but death and taxes — but steadily increasing traffic on the U.S. 601 (Rockford Street) business corrido...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A 16-speed bicycle valued at $170 was discovered missing from a local residence last Wednesday, according to Mount Airy Police Department repo...

October 16th, 2017 |  


City election early voting starts Thursday

City election early voting starts Thursday

DOBSON — Citizens of Mount Airy who want to get a head start on the 2017 municipal election can begin casting ballots Thursday in Dobson.That...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Nicholas Cody Hull, 27, of Lakeview Drive, Do...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

Between the Covers Used Book Shop, run by the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library, will close on Nov. 1. A Going Out of Business Sale will begin ...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Giving begets giving begets giving…

Giving begets giving begets giving…

Most of the time, when someone wins a raffle, they express joy, maybe do a little dance, then get to work using their prize.A group of Elkin High Scho...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Group to keep Christmas spirit alive

Group to keep Christmas spirit alive

DOBSON — Graham Atkinson has retired as Surry County sheriff, but that doesn’t mean that the programs he started have ended.Just as new Sh...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Streets filled with Autumn Leaves

Streets filled with Autumn Leaves

Surpassing the Hollywood epics of old with their casts of mere thousands, the 51st Autumn Leaves Festival is well on its way to boasting a cast of hun...

October 14th, 2017 updated: October 15th, 2017. |  


Autumn Leaves Festival: All about the beverage

Autumn Leaves Festival: All about the beverage

Nothing says Autumn Leaves Festival like an eye-catching beverage.For Autumn 2017, the accessory of choice for the most stylish festival-goers is a re...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Courtney Nacord Long, 38, Eleanor Avenue, Mou...

October 14th, 2017 |