Spencer’s developers supply new details

Spencer’s developers supply new details

Terms such as grand ballroom, rooftop decks with “breathtaking” views of Pilot Mountain and a possible swimming pool atop a building are n...

April 22nd, 2017 updated: April 22nd, 2017. |  


Two intend to run for clerk post

Two intend to run for clerk post

DOBSON — The 2018 general election is a year and a half away, but two Democrats already have their eyes set on the clerk of courts position.John...

April 21st, 2017 |  


‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ opens Saturday

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ opens Saturday

Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been popular since its publication in 1960. Millions have read the Pulitzer Prize winning n...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Guardian ad Litem need deemed ‘desperate’

Guardian ad Litem need deemed ‘desperate’

DOBSON — When children are removed from homes by the Surry County Department of Social Services (DSS) for neglect or other reasons and placed in...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Board paves way for apartments

Board paves way for apartments

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners took unanimous action Thursday night which will allow a 60-unit apartment complex to be built at 384 Old Toast R...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Special music set for autism walk

Special music set for autism walk

Ben Journey was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with autism, a developmental disability that affects the brain’s normal function.His parents w...

April 20th, 2017 updated: April 20th, 2017. |  


Folly on tap in Dobson

Folly on tap in Dobson

DOBSON — On Friday and Saturday the town of Dobson will host its annual spring celebration.At noon on Friday the Spring Folly will kick off at D...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Parks attends culinary institute

Parks attends culinary institute

School Nutrition administrators from across the state, including Surry County School Nutrition Director Sherri Parks, participated in a North Carolina...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Spencer’s plans ratcheting up

Spencer’s plans ratcheting up

After being declared “not on time” earlier this year, the bar is being raised on efforts to redevelop the former Spencer’s Inc. prop...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Memorial dedicated for fallen deputy

Memorial dedicated for fallen deputy

DOBSON — It’s decades overdue, but a memorial now stands at the Surry County Sheriff’s Office to honor the county’s only deput...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Apartment hearing on tap this week

Apartment hearing on tap this week

Citizens have a chance to weigh in Thursday night on an annexation/rezoning issue, with the fate of 60 new apartment units hanging in the balance.The ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Helping Hands color run raises $24K

Helping Hands color run raises $24K

A local charity raised more than $20,000 at an annual color run event in Mount Airy.Nicholas Cooke, who founded Helping Hands Foundation of Surry Coun...

April 17th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


More than 150 area high school students recenlty attended the annual Advanced Manufacturing Day at Surry Community College, according to college offic...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Telecommunicators honored for their service

Telecommunicators honored for their service

DOBSON — They are the connection between the public and emergency service officials, the lifeline to getting people help when they need it most ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Easter egg hunt a hit in Dobson

Easter egg hunt a hit in Dobson

DOBSON — The pitter-patter of little feet turned into a stampede Saturday in Dobson Square Park.On Saturday afternoon Salem Baptist Church held ...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Bike safety gearing up with grant

Bike safety gearing up with grant

The scene resembled Christmas morning with sparkling new bicycles, helmets and similar items stockpiled strategically in a room to await an enthusiast...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Local GOP names leadership

Local GOP names leadership

The Surry County Republican Party has picked who will lead the party in 2017, and the GOP also recognized two long-time party members for their suppor...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Town facing big sewer repair bill

Town facing big sewer repair bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A sewer line on Lola Lane was deemed by town officials to be in need of emergency repair, which is likely to cost the town near...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Cremated remains found at King home

Cremated remains found at King home

KING — Reporters and news outlets swarmed into the quiet neighborhood of Country Place, located minutes from downtown King, on Wednesday after n...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Picketers greet Rep. Foxx at school

Picketers greet Rep. Foxx at school

J.J. Jones Intermediate School in Mount Airy is a long way from Washington, D.C., but politics still managed to follow Fifth District Rep. Virginia Fo...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Tharrington teaching Global Leaders

Tharrington teaching Global Leaders

Students at B.H. Tharrington Primary School gave parents and other visitors a tour of the world on Thursday.Of course, the kids in grades kindergarten...

April 13th, 2017 |  


College requests increased funding

College requests increased funding

DOBSON — With many facility needs being addressed through state funds, Surry Community College is in need of about a 3-percent increase in fundi...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Egg tree sighting in Mount Airy

Egg tree sighting in Mount Airy

Janet and Garrison Hawks of Mount Airy don’t wait for Christmas to get in the spirit of holiday lawn decorating.The Hawks’ Mantle Avenue h...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

Benjamin Curtis Lankford, 53, of Traphill Road, Traphill, was arrested April 1 in Surry County on charges of multiple offenses based in Wilkes County....

April 12th, 2017 |  


Southern named chief district judge

Southern named chief district judge

A man who has presided over courtrooms in Surry and Stokes counties for nearly a decade has been named chief District Court judge for those jurisdicti...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Pilot Mountain will see their water and sewer bills rise by an average of 7 percent, mostly to pay for the cost of...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Cana, Virginia, man is facing driving while impaired and other violations stemming from a traffic crash Sunday night in Mount Airy, accordin...

April 12th, 2017 updated: April 12th, 2017. |  


Yokeley questions VFW vote process

Yokeley questions VFW vote process

Though he isn’t calling for a retreat on a recent donation by Mount Airy officials to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, a city com...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Surry County sheriff’s reports

Surry County sheriff’s reports

Roger Steven Goins, 62, of Bunker Road, Mount Airy, was arrested April 1 on a charge of failure to appear in court for the latest in a series of drug ...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Elkin schools ask for tax increase

Elkin schools ask for tax increase

DOBSON — Two gymnasium projects Elkin City Schools officials plan to address would cost more than $13 million, and school officials are asking f...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Strange odor causes concern

Strange odor causes concern

Officials were trying Tuesday to determine the cause of an unusual smell that was disrupting the pleasant springtime aroma of fresh air and flowering ...

April 11th, 2017 updated: April 11th, 2017. |  


County pledges to honor guard bus

County pledges to honor guard bus

DOBSON — Surry County will kick in $15,000 to help Surry County’s Veterans of Foreign Wars posts purchase a new bus for the honor guard.&#...

April 11th, 2017 |  


City taking lead on water project

City taking lead on water project

Residents of a neighborhood near Mount Airy where brown-colored water flows from faucets will be getting relief sooner rather than later.Often when ci...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Two charged with kidnapping, assault

Two charged with kidnapping, assault

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men on charges of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon earlier this mon...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Cleanup campaign starts Monday

Cleanup campaign starts Monday

It’s that time of year again — when Mount Airy residents can clean out their garages or basements and get rid of various items city sanita...

April 9th, 2017 |  


City schools share funding needs

City schools share funding needs

Mount Airy City Schools is asking for the return of a supplemental tax for school needs.Several school officials, as well as a couple of members of th...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Egg hunt cracks 400-kid mark

Egg hunt cracks 400-kid mark

In these days of high-tech toys, computers and other sophisticated devices, it might be reassuring to know that children are still attracted to the si...

April 9th, 2017 |  


East Surry student lands litter logo

East Surry student lands litter logo

DOBSON — A litter campaign spearheaded by county officials now has a face, a cartoon trash can created by an East Surry High School student.At a...

April 8th, 2017 |  


Schools request more operating funds

Schools request more operating funds

DOBSON — Surry County Schools officials are requesting nearly $900,000 for locally funded pay supplements in addition to an increase in regular ...

April 8th, 2017 |  


Official: Void greenway pact

Official: Void greenway pact

Plans for an extension of Mount Airy’s greenway system, which seemed to be moving right along, have taken an unexpected turn — including a...

April 8th, 2017 |  


$1.4 million needed for school capital

$1.4 million needed for school capital

DOBSON — Surry County Schools will need about $1.4 million for special projects in the upcoming fiscal year, according to school officials.Dr. T...

April 7th, 2017 |  


7th Annual Bizfest event a success

7th Annual Bizfest event a success

MOUNT AIRY — The seventh-annual Bizfest went off with out a hitch Thursday, according to organizers.On Thursday, 44 business vendors set up in t...

April 7th, 2017 |  


City stalls intersection improvements

City stalls intersection improvements

Possible improvements to what has been described as a confusing intersection in Mount Airy came to a screeching halt Thursday afternoon.The Mount Airy...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Rep. Foxx to visit city

Rep. Foxx to visit city

Fifth District Rep. Virginia Foxx, who serves Surry County in Congress, is scheduled to visit Mount Airy next Thursday — but that will be limite...

April 7th, 2017 |  


County to buy former grocery store

County to buy former grocery store

DOBSON — Surry County will shell out $1.5 million for a property adjacent to the Surry County Government Center.Following a closed session at Mo...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Opposition raised to new apartments

A Jamestown firm that already has successfully developed one Mount Airy apartment complex and is in the process of launching another has encountered s...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Market Street hits snag

Market Street hits snag

History is not being kind to the city of Mount Airy concerning plans for a major upgrade in a key section of its downtown area.This involves the disco...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Lowry named Main Street Champion

Lowry named Main Street Champion

A local resident and business owner was recently honored for her work in Mount Airy’s downtown area.In March Jennie Lowry, owner of Olde Mill Mu...

April 5th, 2017 |  


City to discuss water project

City to discuss water project

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners could discuss an issue Thursday involving the unusual mix of a water-extension project and a baseball field, aft...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder has got to be the broke carnivore’s best friend. Yes, it’s got a lot of connective tissue, it’s kind of stringy and ca...

April 5th, 2017 |