Courthouse security upgrades addressed

Courthouse security upgrades addressed

Most people entering the Surry County Courthouse simply walk around the gray frame of a metal detector that’s just inside the front door, maybe ...

September 11th, 2015 |  


City teen stabbed, another jailed

An argument on a school bus led to an incident Wednesday night in which one Mount Airy student stabbed another, according to city police.The case invo...

September 10th, 2015 updated: September 10th, 2015. |  


Draft redevelopment plan unveiled

Draft redevelopment plan unveiled

The Mount Airy Redevelopment Commission gave its unanimous approval Wednesday night to a preliminary plan for a blighted area, aimed at attracting $35...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Postal project to include granite after all

Postal project to include granite after all

After a decision not to feature Mount Airy’s signature building material — granite — in a rehabilitation project to provide more pub...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Phillips accuses Johnson of deception

Phillips accuses Johnson of deception

Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson is “a distraction and a disgrace,” according to fellow commissioner Larry Phillips.At Tuesday’...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Work begins on ‘interstates’ sewer project

Work begins on ‘interstates’ sewer project

Work began on the sewer project that will extend sanitary sewer services along N.C. 89 to the I-77 and I-74 interchanges on Tuesday. For many local re...

September 8th, 2015 |  


County fair starts Saturday

County fair starts Saturday

The 68th-Annual Surry County Agricultural Fair once again will offer midway rides, carnival attractions and other traditional favorites, but something...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Greenway groundbreaking planned Friday

Greenway groundbreaking planned Friday

A long-awaited moment in Mount Airy recreation and tourism history will come Friday, when a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for a 2.2-mile greenw...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Search mounted for elderly woman

Search mounted for elderly woman

A massive search, including a helicopter and five search-dog teams, was conducted Monday for an elderly woman in the Rockford community who suffers fr...

September 7th, 2015 updated: September 7th, 2015. |  


WWII vet remembers ‘island hopping’

WWII vet remembers ‘island hopping’

Zeno Easter, 97, has been a life-long Mount Airy resident, with the exception of the years Easter spent hopping from island to island in the South Pac...

September 6th, 2015 |