Local pair survives Vegas attack

Local pair survives Vegas attack

It had all the makings of a dream vacation — a first-ever trip to Las Vegas and three days of sightseeing to places including the Grand Canyon, ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Action is delayed on Spencer’s option

Action is delayed on Spencer’s option

A request by a local businessman, who is one of three developers holding options to buy portions of the former Spencer’s industrial property in ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


City board to discuss Spencer’s option

City officials are scheduled this afternoon to discuss an option agreement that was entered into between the city and one of three developers seeking ...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

THURMOND — Whoop Whoop De Do, a retired racehorse residing here, could conceivably surpass his entire career winnings many times over in one wee...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Inmate dies from suicide attempt

Inmate dies from suicide attempt

DOBSON — An inmate who attempted suicide in the Surry County Jail last week has died, authorities reported Wednesday.That person also has been i...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Arts Council nominated for award

Arts Council nominated for award

The Surry Arts Council brings some of the top musical acts in the Southeast to Mount Airy, particularly groups known on the beach music scene.Among th...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Key dates loom for city election

Key dates loom for city election

DOBSON — Election Day for the 2017 municipal races in Mount Airy is exactly five weeks from today, but some important dates are approaching in t...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

The Surry Historical Society is doing its bit to ensure the sonker, a delicacy unique to Surry County, is not forgotten. For 38 years and counting, th...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

The Surry Historical Society is doing its bit to ensure the sonker, a delicacy unique to Surry County, is not forgotten. For 38 years and counting, th...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Remembering the Mountain Men

Remembering the Mountain Men

On Sept. 26, 1780, 1,000 men from the local Appalachian region marched out from what would eventually became Elkin Municipal Park, taking up arms in t...

October 2nd, 2017 |