Snow causes multiple accidents

Snow causes multiple accidents

Today’s snow — while good for local youths enjoying a day off from school, has caused a number of problems on area highways.“There a...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Death of homeless man in State Road sparks effort to provide warmth for others in Surry, Yadkin counties

STATE ROAD — The death of a homeless man found in State Road over the weekend has sparked a local movement to provide warmer places of refuge fo...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 and the VFW Auxiliary held a joint meeting Thursday to recognize a pair of area youths for their efforts in winning essay...

January 17th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Regional director enjoying journey through library

VIDEO: Regional director enjoying journey through library

After nearly three decades of work in the system, the Northwest Regional Library system has seemed like home to director Joan Sherif.It was a visit wi...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Retired teacher makes quilt for fundraiser

Retired teacher makes quilt for fundraiser

Local resident Joe Voss recently put his talents to work to help the Gentry Middle School Parent Booster Club raise money by handcrafting a quilt.The ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A local business was the scene of a theft targeting tools and other property, which was discovered Friday, according to Mount Airy Police Depa...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Fire leaves family of seven without home

Fire leaves family of seven without home

DOBSON — A family of seven was displaced Friday night after fire gutted their home on U.S. 601 between Mount Herman Church Road and the Yadkin R...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• An incident/investigation report was filed Jan. 8 all...

January 16th, 2018 updated: January 16th, 2018. |  


Rock House Ruritans continue winter tradition

The Rock House Ruritan Club is continuing a popular local pastime, again hosting winter turkey shoots each Saturday evening, weather permitting, at th...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Fire damages residential structure

Fire damages residential structure

A Monday night fire in Mount Airy caused heavy damage to an unoccupied residential property at 295 West Virginia St.The blaze, ruled unintentional in ...

January 16th, 2018 updated: January 16th, 2018. |  


Library offers free yoga classes

Library offers free yoga classes

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Maureen Carville cited the quote so...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Birthday party for Dr. King held at Jones

Birthday party for Dr. King held at Jones

Monday’s officially recognized holiday was also a birthday celebration in the Granite City.Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Deadline is Tuesday for teaching fellows

Tuesday is the deadline for those hoping to be teachers to apply for a special funding program that can provide up $33,000 for education for free R...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Hospice training sessions begin Saturday

Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care will be holding training sessions for those wishing to volunteer with patients and their families in Mount...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A metal storage container valued at $8,000 has been reported missing from an unidentified business location at 348 N. South St., according to ...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Wineries take part in winter tour program

For the eighth straight winter, wine passports allow folks to sample their way through the Yadkin Valley at Surry County wineries. For the first time,...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Natural Wellness Fair coming to Elkin Jan. 20

Natural Wellness Fair coming to Elkin Jan. 20

Those looking to begin the new year with a focus on health and wellness — particularly those in the Elkin area of Surry County — will have...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Tuesday filled with board meetings

Tuesday will be a busy day in the county with four governing bodies holding meetings.Monday is a recognized holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Th...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Surry has ‘worst’ death year ever

Surry has ‘worst’ death year ever

The year 2017 was not a good one regarding death statistics in Surry County, which suffered a record number of fatalities from causes including drug o...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Gentry places 22 on all county band

Gentry places 22 on all county band

Twenty-two students from Gentry Middle School were selected to participate in the All-County Band for Surry County.Students throughout the county scho...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Krentz, ...

January 14th, 2018 |  


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...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Museum event honors King’s legacy

Museum event honors King’s legacy

With temperatures in the 20s and a stiff north wind, Saturday night offered less-than-optimum conditions for a community gathering — but this di...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:- Billy Gray Gillespie, of Zephyr Road, Dobson, rep...

January 13th, 2018 |  


MLK birthday party set for Monday

MLK birthday party set for Monday

Community members will gather Monday for a birthday party in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to be held at L.H. Jones Auditorium in Moun...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Rotary donates $16k to schools

The Surry Sunrise Rotary club recently donated more than $16,000 to the Surry County and Mount Airy school systems for use in their respective backpac...

January 13th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — A local man has been jailed with no bond after two new charges were added to a long list of pending counts.Christopher Kyle Wilson, 32,...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Cold weather begets record energy use

An unpleasant surprise could be waiting in the mailbox when this month’s power bills are delivered.The recent, and so far unnamed, stretch of br...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County. - Seth F Freeman 23, of Forsyth and Ashley D Wright 22, of Rockingham Issued Jan.8- Doyle...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Divorces

The following divorce was granted in Surry County- Darrin L Davis and Terri A Davis Married June 7, 1997, Divorce Granted Jan.11- Teresa A Clayton and...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot student named to Dean’s List

Kimberly Lawson, of Pilot Mountain, was named to the UNC Asheville’s fall Dean’s List. In order to be name to the list, a student must be ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Family searching for missing therapy dog

Family searching for missing therapy dog

LAUREL FORK, Va. — A Carroll County, Virginia, family with some ties to Mount Airy is searching for a therapy dog that went missing on Monday mo...

January 12th, 2018 |  


S.C. developer may buy local mall

S.C. developer may buy local mall

Scott Smith wasn’t wearing shining armor and didn’t ride into town on a horse, but the shopping center developer from South Carolina could...

January 11th, 2018 |  


City ends year with precipitation surplus

While some areas were dealing with drought conditions during 2017, Mount Airy finished the year with a precipitation surplus.Despite below-average out...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has added three more charges to a Dobson man facing several counts over the next month and a ha...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Sheriff looking for sex offender

Sheriff looking for sex offender

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a convicted felon.Joseph Odell Spencer, 43, was ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Fire hits Haymore Street home in Mount Airy

Fire hits Haymore Street home in Mount Airy

A blaze sparked by combustibles being too near a heat source has caused major damage to a home on Haymore Street in Mount Airy and displaced a couple ...

January 11th, 2018 updated: January 11th, 2018. |  


Vaccination, handwashing to fight flu

Vaccination, handwashing to fight flu

There have been 24 cases which tested positive for flu at Northern Hospital since Jan. 1, according to Kitty Horton, RN, infection prevention manager ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Polar plungers brave icy waters to bring in 2018

Polar plungers brave icy waters to bring in 2018

It was a memorable start to 2018 for 35 polar plungers who sprinted into icy water Monday afternoon at the fourth annual Hanging Rock Polar Plunge hos...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Disappearing trees get a helping hand

Disappearing trees get a helping hand

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Due to the suppression of wildfires — normally considered a good thing — and changing land use, there has been a 53...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:- Adrian Chrisshun Clark, of Urban Garden Lane, Mou...

January 10th, 2018 |  


County to hold hearing on project funding

County to hold hearing on project funding

DOBSON — County officials have scheduled a public hearing as they prepare to borrow money to pay for approved projects like the historic courtho...

January 10th, 2018 |  


SCC Offering Wellness Classes

In the spirit of the new year, Surry Community College is offering several classes in January with a focus on wellness to help students achieve their ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Ruritan holding benefit bingo Saturday

The Westfield Ruritan Club will be seeking to warm up the winter this Saturday with a hot bowl of soup followed by an evening of bingo. Proceeds for t...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Three cadets honored at East Surry

Three cadets honored at East Surry

A trio of students from the East Surry High School JROTC program has been honored for their performance after a competition for the Cadet of the Semes...

January 10th, 2018 |  


New Nester VP stepping up Farm to Feet line

New Nester VP stepping up Farm to Feet line

In recently hiring a new sales executive, Nester Hosiery of Mount Airy went with an individual who seems more suited to the Great Outdoors than a coat...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Surry fair receives state award

Surry fair receives state award

Extra efforts to improve its animal exhibits led to the Surry County Agricultural Fair receiving an award during a state convention held this past wee...

January 9th, 2018 |  


POLICE REPORTS

• Food items valued at $2,033 were stolen during a break-in at Speedy Chef on South Main Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department repor...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Businessman sentenced on tax fraud

ABINGDON, VA – A Carroll County business owner, who paid some of his employees in cash to avoid paying taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Opioid effort prescribes locking up meds

Opioid effort prescribes locking up meds

Some new resources are being unleashed to combat the growing opioid crisis in Surry County, including a “Lock Your Meds” initiative to pre...

January 9th, 2018 |