New home eyed for Stuart portrait

New home eyed for Stuart portrait

STUART, Va. — A portrait of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is getting a new home, after its recent controversial removal from a wall inside the ...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Coming soon: 26th Mayberry Days

Coming soon: 26th Mayberry Days

Barbara Eden, Clint Howard and a number of other celebrities will be visiting Mount Airy for the 26th annual Mayberry Days festival. The festival is s...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 17th, 2015. |  


City may get MAD to control mini-park

City may get MAD to control mini-park

Mount Airy officials are poised to give a downtown group control over who uses a new city-owned mini-park at the corner of North Main and West Oak str...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Shepherd’s House has new director

Shepherd’s House has new director

A new executive director has been named for the Shepherd’s House, who is hoping her business experience will help Mount Airy’s homeless sh...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Dairy and the brain

Dairy and the brain

More than 300 people participated in the Surry Alzheimers Walk last weekend in an effort to fund research to end Alzheimers. It’s an important c...

September 16th, 2015 |  


City awaits results of Spencer’s probe

City awaits results of Spencer’s probe

Mount Airy officials are awaiting the results of recent, rigorous on-site testing at the city-owned Spencer’s industrial property to pinpoint an...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Pilot Mountain fires manager

Pilot Mountain fires manager

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners fired Town Manager Amanda Reid Monday night, 19 months after appointing her to the po...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Seniors flock to fair

Seniors flock to fair

At age 3, Taylor Haynes didn’t quite fit the target demographic at Senior Fun Day at the fair on Tuesday, but since the little girl was there wi...

September 15th, 2015 |  


‘Take Me Fishing Day’ is Saturday

‘Take Me Fishing Day’ is Saturday

Andy and Opie whistling down to the old fishing hole in the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show is about as iconic an image of Americana as exis...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Livestock shows return

Livestock shows return

With showtime fast approaching, 8-year-old Eleanor Smothers wore a look of concentration as she brushed and blew dry the wool on her lamb’s legs...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |