Joint drug searches net two arrests

Joint drug searches net two arrests

DOBSON — Two Surry County suspects face multiple drug charges due to a joint investigation, according to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Hundreds more lose power on Saturday

This weekend’s winter storm put thousands of homes out of power as work crews have been busy trying to repair the damage from falling trees and ...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Gingerbread workshop defies weather

Gingerbread workshop defies weather

Mount Airy children had their holiday priorities straight on Friday when rapidly accumulating snow caused schools to close early, but the ginger cooki...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Veteran Park lights up for Christmas

Veteran Park lights up for Christmas

From now until the night of Christmas Eve, American Legion Post #123 is turning Veterans Memorial Park into a holiday walking trail of lights.Churches...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Luis Cortes Jr., 18, of Janice Drive, Mount A...

December 9th, 2017 |  


SCC pottery students to sell their wares

SCC pottery students to sell their wares

The Surry Community College Clay Club is holding a pottery sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11 and 12.The sale is open to the publi...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Zoning discussion snags on mobile homes

Zoning discussion snags on mobile homes

Members of the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners said on Thursday they would like to see a reduction in the number of residential categories in th...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Sheriff needs last-minute Christmas boost

Sheriff needs last-minute Christmas boost

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for some last-minute donations to help ensure its holiday drive is successful.For mo...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Cause of fatal fire revealed

The cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a Mount Airy woman last Saturday has been ruled accidental, according to a local official.Nora B. P...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.- John C. Creason, 40 of Elkin and Sonja E. Tilley, 44 of Pilot Mountain issued Dec. 6- Fr...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Rosy Cheeks run to target toys

Rosy Cheeks run to target toys

What happens when a 5K run merges with a Christmas variety show boasting a who’s who of characters? Mount Airy’s annual Rosy Cheeks event,...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Mayor hospitalized with pneumonia

Mayor hospitalized with pneumonia

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe has been hospitalized, according an announcement made at the start of a city Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday night...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain facing millions in sewer, water needs

Pilot Mountain facing millions in sewer, water needs

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Two engineers from McGill Associates made the second of two presentations to the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners Monday o...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A man listed as homeless was jailed on three offenses Tuesday after allegedly refusing to stop for a traffic checkpoint, according to Mount Ai...

December 7th, 2017 |  


SCC students visit O’Keeffe exhibit

SCC students visit O’Keeffe exhibit

Surry Community College Associate in Fine Arts and Art Appreciation students recently visited the Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern exhibition at ...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Spencer’s design work to cost $288,900

Tonight’s Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting will begin with fanfare as three recently re-elected officials are sworn in, then it’s...

December 7th, 2017 |  


MCA hosting plays tonight

Millennium Charter Academy is hosting three short plays this evening with a holiday theme.The community is invited to the free evening performance in ...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Surry Early College holds science fair

Surry Early College holds science fair

The Surry Early College High School recently held its annual science fair competition. The school saw students enter projects in the technology divisi...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Franklin names science fair winners

Franklin names science fair winners

Franklin Elementary School recently held its annual science fair, naming winners in grades three through five as well as overall school winners.“...

December 7th, 2017 |  


White Plains science fair winners named

White Plains science fair winners named

White Plains Elementary School recently held its annual science fair. The overall winners were Mae Danley in first place, Fisher Leftwich and Madison ...

December 7th, 2017 |  


County schools talk HVAC, gas needs

County schools talk HVAC, gas needs

DOBSON — Surry County Schools has put one special project on the back burner in order to take care of an urgent need at a middle school.The coun...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Mayberry Mall may close by Feb. 1

Mayberry Mall may close by Feb. 1

A line in the sand has been drawn regarding the future of Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy — which could be closing by Feb. 1, or sooner, unless some...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man was arrested in the local hospital parking lot early Monday on vehicle break-in and related charges, according to city police...

December 6th, 2017 |  


County sidesteps school name change

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners brought back a school issue that came up a month ago.When the commissioners met in Mount Airy i...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office served a Mount Airy man with several warrants Friday, including being a fugitive from justice.W...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Toys For Tots meeting goals

Toys For Tots meeting goals

The Marine Corps League of Surry County, Detachment 1322 and Toys for Tots of Surry County are conducting their 2017 campaign to provide toys for need...

December 6th, 2017 |  


County joins suit against drug makers

County joins suit against drug makers

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to join a class-action lawsuit against drug companies as part of an effort t...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Harlie Amber Beavers, 20, of Sparta, was serv...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Rural King linked to former Kmart site

Rural King, which bills itself as “America’s Farm and Home Store,” could soon have a presence in Mount Airy at the site formerly hou...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Police probe fatal wreck in Cana

Virginia authorities are still investigating a fatal wreck that occurred in Carroll County last week.State Police Trooper K.D. Blackburn is overseeing...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Meth, crack busts occur in city

Meth, crack busts occur in city

Felony drug charges have been filed against four people involving seizures of methamphetamine and crack-cocaine at two separate locations in Mount Air...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Trial set in Carroll deputy’s death

Trial set in Carroll deputy’s death

The Bedford County, Virginia, man charged in the police chase that led to the death of a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy in March will st...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Cana man arrested as fugitive

Cana man arrested as fugitive

A Pittsylvania County, Virginia, fugitive has been arrested in Carroll County, Virginia, and charged with multiple drugs and weapons charges.The arres...

December 5th, 2017 |  


SCC named ‘military friendly’ school

Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professi...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Surry Community Aktion Club wins at convention

Surry Community Aktion Club wins at convention

DOBSON — The Creating Successful Learners Aktion Club at Surry Community College recently attended the 2017 Carolinas Aktion Club Convention in ...

December 4th, 2017 |  


Parade puts Dobson in holiday spirit

Parade puts Dobson in holiday spirit

DOBSON — Fueled by pleasant early December weather and a holiday spirit that had enthusiastic crowds lining Main Street, the Dobson Christmas Pa...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Jackie Kipp, age 38, a wh...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


New building aids squad response time

New building aids squad response time

Every second counts in a life-threatening emergency and a gift from a local company to the Mount Airy Rescue Squad will cut response times, especially...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans,...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County. - Jeffery T. Wall, 22 and Rachel L. Arrington, 20 of Mount Airy Issued Nov.30- Alex S. Tu...

December 3rd, 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 3rd, 2017 |  


Divorces

The following divorce was granted in Surry County- Kimberlee Marie Chavis and Eddie Dean Wilson Jr., married Sept. 13, 2006, divorce granted Nov.30.Co...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Woman dies in Maple Drive fire

Woman dies in Maple Drive fire

A 77-year-old woman died in a Mount Airy house fire Saturday afternoon, despite frantic efforts by her son to rescue his mother from the burning struc...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


City backs naming school for fire victim

City backs naming school for fire victim

Mount Airy officials have lent their support to a movement aimed at honoring a local teacher who died as a result of a school blaze more than 60 years...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Pilot ready for Christmas season to begin

Downtown Pilot Mountain will officially launch the Christmas shopping season today as the Pilot Mountain Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and the P...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Holiday House Tour kicks off today

Holiday House Tour kicks off today

As Kathy Pruett strung evergreen garland and hung bows on the locust wood gazebo in front of the Alfred Moore House on Thursday, it was clear to passe...

December 1st, 2017 |  


No injuries in plane wreck

No one was injured in a small plane mishap at the Mount Airy-Surry County airport Friday afternoon.According to Surry County Sheriff Jimmy D. Combs, a...

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


Edwards-Franklin open house cancelled

A holiday event at the historic Edwards-Franklin House scheduled for today and Sunday has been canceled.The Surry County Historical Society had planne...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Deck the Halls fills the streets

Deck the Halls fills the streets

The third annual Deck the Halls in Pilot Mountain event proved to be quite the attraction recently, drawing Christmas shoppers, their families and oth...

December 1st, 2017 |  


SCC students make dream catchers, learn writing skills

SCC students make dream catchers, learn writing skills

DOBSON — Dr. Kathleen Fowler, an English instructor at Surry Community College, enjoys engaging students in her classes with unique, hands-on pr...

December 1st, 2017 |