Mount Airy Museum of Regional History gives blacksmith lessons

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History gives blacksmith lessons

There’s not a blacksmith on every corner or in every town anymore, but it is an art that’s not necessarily dead.On Saturday, the Mount Air...

March 4th, 2017 |  


Three arrested in crack bust

Three arrested in crack bust

DOBSON — On Thursday officials from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office raided an alleged drug house in Dobson, resulting in three arrests a...

March 4th, 2017 |  


NC Chief Justice Mark Martin visits Surry County

NC Chief Justice Mark Martin visits Surry County

DOBSON — What do you call more than 50 lawyers and other legal professionals gathered in a room?That is not the opening line of a joke, but was ...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


County board mulls use for historic courthouse

County board mulls use for historic courthouse

STATE ROAD — Some county offices, including the board room used for county commissioners, could end up being relocated to the historic courthous...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Warm February could be bad for crops

Warm February could be bad for crops

The warm days in February felt like a blessing to many walking around town without a jacket, but it could come at a price.Local agricultural experts w...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Yokeley votes against RCC project

Yokeley votes against RCC project

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to allocate $428,000 for parking lot and drainage improvements at Reeves Community Cent...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Dobson man who allegedly entered the Sheetz convenience store Tuesday night and began drinking Mike’s Hard Lemonade without paying for...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


New restaurant to employ 50

New restaurant to employ 50

Two more eating establishments will soon be on the menu in Mount Airy, including a local outlet for the Hwy 55 chain and the other a familiar face loc...

March 2nd, 2017 updated: March 2nd, 2017. |  


Mount Airy drug sale lands man in prison

Mount Airy drug sale lands man in prison

DOBSON — A Pinnacle man will spend a minimum of two years in prison for his involvement with a 2013 drug sale on Gaylon Street in Mount Airy.Kev...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Mount Airy’s usual frigid February temperatures gave way to a balmy evening on Friday that provided the final touch in transforming the Granite ...

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


Sheriff calls for raises

Sheriff calls for raises

STATE ROAD — Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson is asking commissioners to help him cut off the bleeding in his department, presenting a plan ...

March 1st, 2017 |  


RCC in line for $428,000 project

RCC in line for $428,000 project

Mount Airy officials are poised to allocate $428,000 for a project to provide parking improvements and address an ongoing drainage problem at Reeves C...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Liebenow, WW II hero, has died

Liebenow, WW II hero, has died

William F. “Bud” Liebenow, who captained the PT boat that rescued John F. Kennedy after a Japanese destroyer sank the future presidentR...

February 27th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |  


National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to be speaker at Gathering of the Friends of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to be speaker at Gathering of the Friends of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail

The Gathering of the Friends of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail March 24-26 is expected to bring more than 300 people to Elkin. One of those...

February 27th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |  


Roberts makes under-40 business list

Roberts makes under-40 business list

GREENSBORO — A Mount Airy tourism official has made a top-40 list of business leaders in this region as selected by a Greensboro-based publicati...

February 26th, 2017 |  


City making play for field ownership

City making play for field ownership

Unlike a beloved Hollywood movie, no one has built a world-class baseball diamond in a cornfield in Mount Airy, but the city can lay claim to its own ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Will Trump trigger local job growth?

Will Trump trigger local job growth?

The first weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have been dominated by issues such as immigration, but officials in Surry hope he soon gets around ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Cadets hold annual military ball

Cadets hold annual military ball

Military balls are often thought of as the stuff of romance novels and television war time movies, but most military academies continue to carry on wi...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Surry County commissioners plan to borrow $55 million

Surry County commissioners plan to borrow $55 million

STATE ROAD — County commissioners approved a plan for Surry County to take on $55 million in new debt over three years.Still, the Surry County B...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy school board honors students, staff for achievements

Mount Airy school board honors students, staff for achievements

Mount Airy City Schools had a virtual parade of people receiving honors during a school board meeting this week.Mount Airy High School was the place t...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Surry County meth sting results in 49 total charges on 7 people

Surry County meth sting results in 49 total charges on 7 people

Two people had a preliminary hearing this week, the first of several dates following a recent seven-person meth bust.Grandy and Mandy Nester appeared ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


City makes recreation appointments

City makes recreation appointments

Two local residents have been approved for terms on the Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Commission, including one new appointee and an existing member...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Dobson pair prosecuted for meth in Surry

Dobson pair prosecuted for meth in Surry

DOBSON — A Dobson man accused of selling methamphetamine with his pregnant then-wife was recently given a probationary sentence in Superior Cour...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Funeral home theft nets suspended term

Funeral home theft nets suspended term

WINSTON-SALEM — A Pinnacle woman has received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to lesser felony charges stemming from the theft of mor...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Woman arrested on heroin charge

Woman arrested on heroin charge

An effort involving Surry County and Mount Airy authorities has resulted in a felony heroin charge against a local woman they believe was transporting...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Yokeley takes aim at commercial sites

Yokeley takes aim at commercial sites

Mount Airy officials have stepped up efforts in recent years to rid the city of dilapidated houses, and are now targeting commercial properties.Commis...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Battle lines drawn for Mount Airy election

Battle lines drawn for Mount Airy election

With the candidates’ filing period still nearly five months away, there’s already some rumblings about the 2017 municipal election in Moun...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Flat Rock School fire survivors tell their stories

Flat Rock School fire survivors tell their stories

FLAT ROCK — Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of an event which ended two lives, changed multiple lives and shook the Flat Rock community.Fo...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


King cake — one of the jewels of New Orleans cuisine — makes its way to Mount Airy

King cake — one of the jewels of New Orleans cuisine — makes its way to Mount Airy

Every year on the Friday night before Mardi Gras, the Columbiettes of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Mount Airy throw a wingding of a Mardi Gras party...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Board split on architectural survey

Board split on architectural survey

Historic preservation appeals to many, but not everyone on the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is on the same page with updating an architectural su...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Contractor confronts board about grading payment

Contractor confronts board about grading payment

DOBSON — A local contractor showed up Monday night to ask the Surry County Board of Commissioners what its problem is with him and his work.In N...

February 21st, 2017 |  


County board takes no action on Cana water

County board takes no action on Cana water

DOBSON — A proposed water line extension to deliver public water to the state line failed to garner any traction among members of the Surry Coun...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Dinosaurs on display at museum

Dinosaurs on display at museum

Dinosaurs have returned at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.The museum is playing host to a Tiny Titans: Dinosaurs Eggs & Babies exhibit ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Flood program planned at library

Flood program planned at library

There are few remaining who played witness to it, but the great flood of 1916 was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Western North C...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Jarrell festival returning for 16th year

Jarrell festival returning for 16th year

On March 1, 1901, at the foot of Fisher Peak, a baby was born whose influence in the world of traditional music would survive long after his nearly 81...

February 20th, 2017 |  


City alters verbatim minutes mandate

City alters verbatim minutes mandate

Two weeks after deciding that records from its meetings should be verbatim — or word-for-word of everything said — the Mount Airy Board of...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Citizens rally for unity, activism

Citizens rally for unity, activism

Carrying signs and chanting slogans such as “We are Mount Airy!” which echoed through the downtown area Saturday, a group of marchers set ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals for probation violations:• ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Local leader excited about economy

Local leader excited about economy

DOBSON — In serving up forecasts for the local business climate, the Surry County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) naturally relied on the...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Dobson man pleads guilty in hit-and-run

Dobson man pleads guilty in hit-and-run

DOBSON — A Dobson man was sent to prison in connection with a 2016 hit-and-run that seriously injured a Mount Airy motel owner.Joshua David Sawy...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Board questions grant to market city water

Board questions grant to market city water

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners gave approval Thursday night to seek a grant to help the city market its massive surplus of water, but dove into...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Renfro to add jobs, but not here

Renfro to add jobs, but not here

Renfro Corp. is adding 442 jobs at a company location in Alabama, an expansion that was not considered for its home base of Surry County, according to...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Pilot to demolish home on Howard Street

Pilot to demolish home on Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town of Pilot Mountain will spend $9,800 to demolish a property on Howard Street.According to officials, Pilot has been try...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


N.C. school crime down 3 percent

N.C. school crime down 3 percent

Crime on school grounds dropped 3.2 percent statewide, according to the latest annual report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.Locally, t...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Children’s Center fundraiser a success in ninth year

Children’s Center fundraiser a success in ninth year

Saturday evening was a big night for the Children’s Center of Surry.According to center director Robin Testerman, the center raised more than $2...

February 15th, 2017 |  


‘To everything there is a season’

‘To everything there is a season’

“To everything there is a season,” according to The Byrds (and also Ecclesiastes), and apparently, to everything there is a National Day. ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


City loses out on $2 million federal grant

City loses out on $2 million federal grant

Mount Airy could be headed back to the drawing board after missing out on a $2 million federal grant – for the second year in a row – to f...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Arts council launches $170,000 fund drive

Arts council launches $170,000 fund drive

The Surry Arts Council is raising the curtain on its slate of activities for 2017.This includes the launching of a community fundraising campaign with...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Shelter has record day of fundraising

Shelter has record day of fundraising

The local homeless shelter scored big with its annual Super Bowl-themed fundraiser, pulling in more than $85,000.On Feb. 4 the Shepherd’s House ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


City eyeing $32.8 million in capital needs

City eyeing $32.8 million in capital needs

No crystal ball was present, but Mount Airy officials peered into the future Monday to forecast the city’s budget needs for the next 10 years, w...

February 13th, 2017 updated: February 13th, 2017. |