How the ‘Medicaid swap’ affected sales tax

Some officials in Raleigh and around the state are saying that a recently amended plan to change the sales tax distribution system will return the sys...

August 12th, 2015 |  


911 Board makes funding tough

John Shelton, Surry County director of emergency services, said that Surry County residents are charged 60 cents per month for every phone line that i...

August 12th, 2015 |  


County official: Teacher training effective

Recently a national nonprofit education organization known as The New Teacher Project (TNTP) conducted a survey on the effectiveness of teacher develo...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Health Department Scores

Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The lis...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Rotary closing in on ending polio

Rotary closing in on ending polio

On Tuesday, the Mount Airy Rotary Club welcomed District Governor Larry Lassiter as speaker at its weekly meeting where Lassiter announced that Rotary...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Heavy rain, wind wreak havoc in area

Heavy rain, wind wreak havoc in area

It was not a good time to be a storm drain, or a tree for that matter, in the greater Mount Airy area.Crews are cleaning up today from a deluge that d...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Woman sentenced in meth bust

A Dobson woman arrested during a major methamphetamine bust in Surry County pleaded guilty to more than a dozen felony charges last week in Superior C...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Tax credits sought for apartment project

Federal tax credits are being sought to aid the development of a proposed apartment project on North Franklin Road, which if received will make the re...

August 11th, 2015 |  


City to raze ‘dangerous’ house

City to raze ‘dangerous’ house

Usually Jon Cawley, a member of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners, is reluctant to have rundown houses in the city demolished — but one at 3...

August 11th, 2015 |  


5-year-old combats homelessness

5-year-old combats homelessness

Ryver Thompson, age 5, daughter of Candy Harold and granddaughter of Randy and Louise Marsh of 250 Lynda Street in Mount Airy, opened up a lemonade st...

August 11th, 2015 |