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 |  


Festival security comes into question

Festival security comes into question

Just as author Mark Twain once complained about rumors of his death being greatly exaggerated, the same goes for rumors that security is lacking for t...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Festival opens to fanfare, gray skies

Festival opens to fanfare, gray skies

Despite soggy conditions, the 51st Autumn Leaves Festival opened Friday to great fanfare, but a diminished crowd with a great many prime seats sportin...

October 13th, 2017 updated: October 13th, 2017. |  


Saint Andrew Lutheran Church Observes the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church Observes the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church (ELCA) will observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with an open house for the community on Saturday, Oct. 28 fr...

October 13th, 2017 |  


‘Village’ recognized for feeding kids

‘Village’ recognized for feeding kids

It takes a village to raise a child and the same could be said for feeding kids, based on a program in Mount Airy which has achieved special recogniti...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Beulah holds 10th annual reunion

Beulah holds 10th annual reunion

Once again fellowship filled the walls of old Beulah school celebrating the school’s 10th annual reunion on Saturday, Sept. 30. Graduates in att...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Board split on architectural survey

Being awarded a grant is usually good news for a community, but Mount Airy’s receiving of funds to update an architectural survey of local neigh...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man was arrested early Thursday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to city police department reports. Eric Da...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Armfied 5K offered fun challenge

Armfied 5K offered fun challenge

The Armfield Civic and Recreation Center hosted its annual Pilot Mountain 5K Fall Trail Run Saturday, raising funds while providing a healthy challeng...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Origin of fatal fire revealed

DOBSON — A house fire that claimed the life of a Dobson woman was started by the victim, according to a Surry County official.Lisa Kay White Joh...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Annual run to aid schools, recreation

Annual run to aid schools, recreation

The Autumn Leaves Festival won’t be the only “game” in town Saturday morning, when the 5K on the Greenway also will be held.While so...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Sparks heading national military group

Sparks heading national military group

Many people know Dr. David Sparks as the pastor of Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, a post he’s held since 1994, but Sparks also is a vete...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Cruisin’ even when it rains

Cruisin’ even when it rains

With fall well underway, with festivals and fairs popping up seemingly everywhere, downtown Pilot Mountain bid a festive farewell to summer on Saturda...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A trailer valued at $2,000 was discovered missing from a Mount Airy residence Tuesday, according to city police department reports. The black ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Fire claims life of Dobson woman

Fire claims life of Dobson woman

DOBSON — A house fire south of Dobson claimed the life of a 39-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon.John Shelton, Surry County emergency services ...

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


Beulah holds 10th annual reunion

Beulah holds 10th annual reunion

Once again fellowship filled the walls of old Beulah school celebrating the school’s 10th annual reunion on Saturday, Sept. 30. Graduates in att...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Living healthy with diabetes class offered

The Surry County Senior Center is hosting free interactive workshop sessions on Thursdays from now through Nov. 6, focusing on problems common to indi...

October 11th, 2017 updated: October 14th, 2017. |  


Nolie Boyles marks 100 years

Nolie Boyles marks 100 years

Taking life a day at a time is the secret to centenarian Nolie Boyles’ longevity.“I never had much spare time to do things for myself,R...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Surry residents drive in presidential motorcade

Surry residents drive in presidential motorcade

After providing drivers for then-candidate Donald Trump’s visits to central North Carolina during the 2016 presidential campaign, A.J. Daoud, fo...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Mountain View enjoys mountain view

Mountain View enjoys mountain view

On Oct. 5, a warm autumn day, the Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club traveled to Westfield to visit Bill and Margie Imus, owners of Minglewood Farm a...

October 11th, 2017 |  


City turns up heat on cooking fires

City turns up heat on cooking fires

Special weeks or days designated for a certain cause sometimes come and go without notice.However, a Mount Airy public safety official is using the oc...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Developer bails out of Spencer’s project

Developer bails out of Spencer’s project

One of three developers seeking to re-use portions of the former Spencer’s industrial property now owned by the city government has withdrawn fr...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• Anthony Briggs Church Bottoms, 26, no address listed, was arrested Saturday on offenses including resisting, obstructing or delaying a public ...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Race cars take to the streets

Race cars take to the streets

Anyone visiting Pilot Mountain Friday evening could have been forgiven if they thought maybe they had stumbled into a NASCAR event.That’s becaus...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Autumn Leaves Festival nears

Autumn Leaves Festival nears

Fifty-one years into an annual festival, one might think there’s little to be offered that is new.The folks running the Mount Airy Autumn Leaves...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Randleman announces for District 45 Senate race

Randleman announces for District 45 Senate race

Less than a year after winning election in a landslide, State Senator Shirley Randleman (R-Wilkes) announced Monday that she will do it all again for ...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Hundreds show up to sample sonkers

Hundreds show up to sample sonkers

As with many local gatherings at this time of year, the 38th-annual Surry County Sonker Festival offered great old-time music, fellowship and a chance...

October 9th, 2017 |  


A flood of cyclists rolled through Elkin earlier this week when the Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Ride came through town.Nearly a thousand riders pedale...

October 8th, 2017 |  


County approves $25K matching grant

DOBSON — Surry County has agreed to pitch in $25,000 to land a $500,000 grant to help a Mount Airy business expand and add 50 jobs.The county Bo...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Alexander Scott Gullatt, ...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Civil War event targets education

Civil War event targets education

ARARAT, Va. — The blue and gray met once again Saturday on a hillside in Patrick County, where the mission wasn’t to wipe out the enemy bu...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Market Street work delayed; Yokeley miffed

Market Street work delayed; Yokeley miffed

Just when it appeared that a controversial project to rehabilitate a downtown Mount Airy street was getting the green light and never again would be d...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Amber Nicole Jones, 35, of Laurel Fork, Virgi...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Gunshot wound claims teen’s life

Gunshot wound claims teen’s life

A 17-year-old has died from gunshot wounds he received more than a week ago, and a Mount Airy man has been charged in the death.Devan Skyler Upchurch,...

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


Gunshot wound claims teen, Mount Airy man charged with murder

Gunshot wound claims teen, Mount Airy man charged with murder

A 17-year-old has died from gunshot wounds he received more than a week ago, and a Mount Airy man has been charged in the death.Devan Skyler Upchurch,...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Belk grand re-opening launches ‘refreshed’ Mount Airy store

Belk grand re-opening launches ‘refreshed’ Mount Airy store

A large crowd of shoppers gathered Friday at Belk’s Mount Airy store in Mayberry Mall for the discounts and gift card giveaways advertised in ho...

October 6th, 2017 |  


Elkin woman killed in crash

THURMOND — An Elkin woman died Monday afternoon from injuries sustained in a crash after she pulled in the path of an oncoming logging truck.Dea...

October 6th, 2017 |  


HB 56, landfill bill, clears veto into law

HB 56, landfill bill, clears veto into law

The General Assembly on Wednesday overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a wide-ranging environmental bill that could have an impact loca...

October 6th, 2017 |  


Local pair survives Vegas attack

Local pair survives Vegas attack

It had all the makings of a dream vacation — a first-ever trip to Las Vegas and three days of sightseeing to places including the Grand Canyon, ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Hannah Leigh Settle, 19, of N.C. 268, Ronda, ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Action is delayed on Spencer’s option

Action is delayed on Spencer’s option

A request by a local businessman, who is one of three developers holding options to buy portions of the former Spencer’s industrial property in ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Jonesville Medical moves in Dobson

DOBSON – The Dobson branch of the Jonesville Family Medical Center has moved to a new location, just around the corner from its old spot.Jonesvi...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Scott is Employee of the Month

Scott is Employee of the Month

DOBSON — Surry County Schools and the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation recognized Holly Scott, data manager at North Surry High Schoo...

October 5th, 2017 |  


White Plains students treated to movie

White Plains students treated to movie

Although the calendar has flipped to autumn, a few local youths still had a chance to celebrate their summer recently.Forty-seven students from White ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


City board to discuss Spencer’s option

City officials are scheduled this afternoon to discuss an option agreement that was entered into between the city and one of three developers seeking ...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• Property damage estimated at $1,200 was discovered Monday at a local bank, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident occ...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

THURMOND — Whoop Whoop De Do, a retired racehorse residing here, could conceivably surpass his entire career winnings many times over in one wee...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Girl Scouts clean up, plant flowers downtown

Girl Scouts clean up, plant flowers downtown

Girl Scouts and leaders from Troop 2655 visited downtown Pilot Mountain Saturday to clean out an overgrown area and plant flowers in some of the aband...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Inmate dies from suicide attempt

Inmate dies from suicide attempt

DOBSON — An inmate who attempted suicide in the Surry County Jail last week has died, authorities reported Wednesday.That person also has been i...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Northern Hospital earns national accolades

Northern Hospital of Surry County has earned three quality-care honors, all of which resulted from competitive comparisons with hospitals of similar s...

October 4th, 2017 |