Statues spruce up downtown wall

Statues spruce up downtown wall

Amid recent efforts to bring more condominiums and other housing to downtown Mount Airy, eight new “residents” have quietly moved in at a ...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller,...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County. - Zachary T. Thompson 35, and Stacy M Baker 37, of Mount Airy Issued Dec. 28- Michael D F...

December 31st, 2017 |  


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...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Divorces

The following divorce was granted in Surry County- - Tana Easter and Ronald D. Easter married October 14, 2000, Divorce granted Dec. 28Compiled By Rob...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Tethering ban to be unleashed Monday

Tethering ban to be unleashed Monday

A measure that generally makes the tethering of dogs illegal in Mount Airy goes into effect Monday, although its bark is expected to be worse than the...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Dobson’s Smith earns new credentials

Dobson’s Smith earns new credentials

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dobson Town manager Josh Smith recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Mana...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Spencer’s breakthrough highlights 2017

Spencer’s breakthrough highlights 2017

City Manager Barbara Jones didn’t have to look back far when listing key events in Mount Airy during 2017 from a local government standpoint: a ...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Four arrested in Cana on drug, firearm charges

Four arrested in Cana on drug, firearm charges

CANA, Va. — A report of a suspicious vehicle at a Cana residence Tuesday has led to the arrest of four people on drug, firearm and burglary char...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Sarah Joann Ferguson, 32, of North Wilkesboro...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Shepherd’s House receives $500K gift

Shepherd’s House receives $500K gift

A half-million dollars is a nice way to jump-start a fund drive.Despite it being many months until The Shepherd’s House launches a capital campa...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Christopher Kyle Wilson, 32, of Siloam Road, ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


City school board hands out recognitions

City school board hands out recognitions

The Mount Airy Board of Education had a busy night at its most recent meeting.The school board held its regular meeting at Mount Airy Middle School wi...

December 28th, 2017 |  


College offering automotive service classes

DOBSON — From what it takes to sell cars to how to fix them, Surry Community College is offering several automotive service classes starting in ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


SCC holds practical nursing graduation

SCC holds practical nursing graduation

DOBSON — Eleven students recently graduated as Practical Nurses from Surry Community College.The Nursing Pinning and Graduation Ceremony was hel...

December 28th, 2017 |  


The badge is back, more events planned

The badge is back, more events planned

“We’ll just have to wait and see,” said Matt Edwards.The executive director of Mount Airy Museum of Regional History speaking about ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Girl visits police on ‘hugs tour’

Girl visits police on ‘hugs tour’

A cold December day is a perfect time for warm hugs, which a Louisiana girl amply supplied Wednesday to members of the Mount Airy Police Department du...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Bright Ideas grants awarded by co-op

Bright Ideas grants awarded by co-op

DOBSON — A local electricity provider is amping up various projects at area schools through its recent awarding of Bright Ideas education grants...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Breaking Up Christmas, now and then

Breaking Up Christmas, now and then

Less “Partridge in a pear tree” and more “Breakin’ up Christmas all night long, Santa Claus come, done and gone,” the 12...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Edmundo Chamu, of Snow Hill Church Lane, Do...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Spelling bee champs named at Shoals

Spelling bee champs named at Shoals

Shoals Elementary School recently held its classroom and schoolwide spelling bees. The winners were: overall school champion, Sid Sutphin; fifth grade...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• Property valued at $800, identified as a Fieldpiece digital scale and a Porter miscellaneous power tool kit, has been stolen from a vehicle in...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Man decorates tree with golf balls

Man decorates tree with golf balls

Not every golf ball lands perfectly on the green to the cheers of onlookers — there are also those strays that have suffered less-glamorous fate...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Officer sidelined by spinal injury in suspected DWI crash

A Mount Airy police officer is recovering from a spinal injury caused by a weekend traffic crash involving an allegedly impaired driver.Sgt. L.T. Whit...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas

For one local family, Christmas came just a bit early.And it was a doozie.That’s because Christy Bost and her three children were recently hande...

December 26th, 2017 updated: December 26th, 2017. |  


Mount Airy top NC attraction?

Mount Airy’s Main Street has been nominated as one of the Top 20 attractions in North Carolina — and local residents can help put the down...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Opie’s Candy among N.C.’s finest stores

Opie’s Candy among N.C.’s finest stores

A local candy shop has been recognized as one of the best in the state by a website, something Mount Airy residents and visitors have known for years....

December 25th, 2017 |  


City garbage collections resume Wednesday

Mount Airy residents who might desire to be rid for good of discarded Christmas gift wrapping or other refuse must wait until Wednesday, due to the ho...

December 25th, 2017 updated: December 25th, 2017. |  


Students, parents build gingerbread houses

Students, parents build gingerbread houses

B.H. Tharrington’s Pre-Kindergarten students and their families enjoyed the festive holiday tradition of decorating gingerbread houses recently....

December 25th, 2017 |  


Cookies vie for favor of Santa, legislator

Cookies vie for favor of Santa, legislator

The first holiday cookie contest at Miss Angel’s Heavenly Pies in downtown Mount Airy on Saturday was the stuff Christmas movies are made of ...

December 25th, 2017 |  


Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

The classroom transformed into a courtroom for students enrolled in LEX 141: Civil Litigation II at Surry Community College as those studying paralega...

December 25th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Shane Gray Hawks, 27, of Tony Holder Road, Lo...

December 24th, 2017 |  


Joyce attends meeting of nation’s top women advisors

Joyce attends meeting of nation’s top women advisors

For the fourth consecutive year, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tammy Joyce of Mount Airy attended Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit held in Pa...

December 24th, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Year One by Nora Roberts, fictionHow ...

December 24th, 2017 |  


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...

December 24th, 2017 |  


Divorces

The following divorce was granted in Surry County - Horace P. Bondurant and Patricia W. Bondurant Married March 15, 2013, Divorce granted Dec. 20- Lar...

December 24th, 2017 |  


Santa has a doggone good time

Santa has a doggone good time

On the day before his annual around-the-world trip delivering toys and gifts to good girls and boys, Santa found time to stop in at Bark and Meow Moun...

December 24th, 2017 |  


City police replacing Dodge Charger fleet

City police replacing Dodge Charger fleet

If something seems different about Mount Airy’s police cars these days, there’s a good reason for that.The familiar Dodge Chargers manned ...

December 23rd, 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, all for probation violations:...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Morning wreck backs up I-77 North

ELKIN — A Saturday morning accident on Interstate 77 backed up traffic in the Elkin area.John Shelton, county emergency services director, said ...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Man sought in Flat Rock shooting Friday

Man sought in Flat Rock shooting Friday

Authorities are searching for a Flat Rock man believed to be responsible for shooting another man in the community Friday night.The Surry County Sheri...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Alan David Theimer, 55, of Snow Hill Drive, D...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Electric co-op helps city with fire truck

Electric co-op helps city with fire truck

The Mount Airy Fire Department recently received a $360,000 zero-interest loan from Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation.The loan was used to ...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Pilot man, car make national magazine

Pilot man, car make national magazine

The story of a Pilot Mountain man’s 60-year association with a classic car has motored its way into the pages of a national automotive publicati...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• Northern Hospital of Surry County was the scene of a theft discovered Sunday which targeted electronic equipment owned by the hospital valued ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Two arrested in Red Brush meth bust

Two arrested in Red Brush meth bust

A couple busted last year on multiple drug and larceny charges are back in custody after a fresh raid this week.David Worth Steele, 53, and girlfriend...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Board ‘makes history’ on Spencer’s project

Board ‘makes history’ on Spencer’s project

Giant steps have been taken in a project to transform the former Spencer’s industrial property in downtown Mount Airy into a boutique hotel and ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.- Garret J Rose 23, of Dayton and Maria I Trejo 22, of Elkin Issued Dec. 21- Ethan J Wall ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With secrecy rivaling any awards telecast, Pilot Mountain Civic Club presented its highest honor, Citizen of the Year, to Deann...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


City board denies rezoning request

City board denies rezoning request

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Thursday night to deny a rezoning request for property on Forrest Drive which would have allowed a com...

December 21st, 2017 |