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 |  


Race cars highlight cruise-in

Race cars highlight cruise-in

This year’s Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in series in Pilot Mountain will draw to a close this weekend with a pair of shows that organizers ar...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Race cars highlight cruise-in

Race cars highlight cruise-in

PILOT MOUNTAIN — This year’s Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in series will draw to a close here this weekend with a pair of shows that org...

October 4th, 2017 |  


House fire probe continues

Nearly a week after a mother and her daughter escaped a late-night house fire near Mount Airy, local officials have not determined the cause of the bl...

October 4th, 2017 |  


White Plains elects officers

White Plains elects officers

White Plains Elementary School recently held its school-wide election, with students choosing from fifth-grade candidates running for office.The stude...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Rylan’s Law bringing state changes

Rylan’s Law bringing state changes

DOBSON — A recent disbanding of a child protection team comes as many agencies across the state are making changes to comply with a new law.Over...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Arts Council nominated for award

Arts Council nominated for award

The Surry Arts Council brings some of the top musical acts in the Southeast to Mount Airy, particularly groups known on the beach music scene.Among th...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Shoals holds Wild West Book Fair

Shoals holds Wild West Book Fair

Shoals Elementary School held its first book fair of the year recently, with a western theme for the week.That meant all students and staff at the sch...

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


Apple Gallery features Westfield artist

Apple Gallery features Westfield artist

The Stokes County Arts Council will be featuring Angela Torrey in the Apple Gallery during the month of October. As an artist in the picturesque footh...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Key dates loom for city election

Key dates loom for city election

DOBSON — Election Day for the 2017 municipal races in Mount Airy is exactly five weeks from today, but some important dates are approaching in t...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy woman was arrested Saturday on four felony violations, including the theft of a vehicle and $12,315 worth of mountain-climbing eq...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

The Surry Historical Society is doing its bit to ensure the sonker, a delicacy unique to Surry County, is not forgotten. For 38 years and counting, th...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

The Surry Historical Society is doing its bit to ensure the sonker, a delicacy unique to Surry County, is not forgotten. For 38 years and counting, th...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


5K Trail Run is Saturday in Pilot

5K Trail Run is Saturday in Pilot

Local runners and walkers are invited to start lacing their sneakers as they make plans to take part in the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center’...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

Recent additions to the book collection at The Mount Airy Public Library, include:Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon, fictionThe Cuban Af...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Remembering the Mountain Men

Remembering the Mountain Men

On Sept. 26, 1780, 1,000 men from the local Appalachian region marched out from what would eventually became Elkin Municipal Park, taking up arms in t...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Surry offers welding courses

Surry offers welding courses

DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering welding courses both through curriculum and corporate and continuing education. This month the coll...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Civil War to come alive next weekend

Civil War to come alive next weekend

ARARAT, Va. — History buffs and others with an interest in the War Between the States will have a field day, two to be exact, next weekend in Ar...

October 1st, 2017 updated: October 1st, 2017. |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Gavin Marcel Green, 26, of N.C. 268, Pinnacle...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Dobson Elementary holds student elections

Dobson Elementary holds student elections

DOBSON — Dobson Elementary School recently held elections for the 2017-2018 year, with students selected for both school-wide positions and clas...

October 1st, 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:• Samuel Davis Holder, 39, ...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Golden Leaf Foundation grant funds training, internships

Golden Leaf Foundation grant funds training, internships

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is launching a new initiative thanks to a grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation.Recently, SCS and Surry Community ...

September 30th, 2017 updated: September 30th, 2017. |  


Art Walk brings talent to masses

Art Walk brings talent to masses

Shoppers and tourists along Main Street got some extra help in making their buying decisions this weekend as dozens of area artists were on hand to ex...

September 30th, 2017 updated: September 30th, 2017. |  


North Surry named Katherine Parsons (left) as its 2017 Homecoming Queen and Dixie Fulk as Maid of Honor during halftime of the Greyhounds’ 51-6 ...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Hospital improves birthing center security

Hospital improves birthing center security

Northern Hospital of Surry County this week announced it has beefed up security for newborn babies.“As part of its existing Infant Security Syst...

September 30th, 2017 |