Siamese Twins descendants to reconnect

Siamese Twins descendants to reconnect

Similar to any family reunion, the annual gathering of Original Siamese Twins descendants in Mount Airy is a time for great-great-grandchildren or dis...

July 23rd, 2015 updated: July 23rd, 2015. |  


Commissioner balks at syringe exchange program

Commissioner balks at syringe exchange program

DOBSON — Monday evening Surry County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Larry Phillips relayed his concerns regarding a federal program that m...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


Police reports

• After allegedly committing a crime Tuesday at Combat Zone, a business at Mayberry Mall, a local teen was cited for larceny after returning the...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


Commissioner: School merger savings not there

At least one Surry County Commissioner is saying that he doesn’t see any savings in merging the county’s three school districts into one.S...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


Bluegrass festival features Lost & Found Band

Bluegrass festival features Lost & Found Band

WESTFIELD — Live bluegrass music will return to the Nunn Brothers Music Park beginning today at 7 p.m., and will remain for much of the weekend....

July 23rd, 2015 |  


‘Otis’ severely burned in squad car incident

‘Otis’ severely burned in squad car incident

A Mount Airy resident well-known for portraying Otis the town drunk as part of the local Mayberry culture is hospitalized in Winston-Salem with severe...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Crowds greeting Cracker Barrel opening

Crowds greeting Cracker Barrel opening

Usually, a certain retail chain — the name of which begins with “W” — owns bragging rights for the largest customer traffic of...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Pie contest raises thousands for homeless

Pie contest raises thousands for homeless

On the surface, an annual pie-eating contest held in downtown Mount Airy was a fun activity on the Fourth of July.But as it turns out, there also was ...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Local ‘moonshine’ hits the shelves

Local ‘moonshine’ hits the shelves

On April 4 Vann McCoy started offering tours at Mayberry Spirits on North South Street in Mount Airy. More than three months after the public took the...

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  


Downtown alleyway to get new look

Downtown alleyway to get new look

Except for a recently restored Coca-Cola mural there, an alleyway in downtown Mount Airy is just your typical passageway — but ambitious plans a...

July 22nd, 2015 |