Fire hits Haymore Street home in Mount Airy

Fire hits Haymore Street home in Mount Airy

A blaze sparked by combustibles being too near a heat source has caused major damage to a home on Haymore Street in Mount Airy and displaced a couple ...

January 11th, 2018 updated: January 11th, 2018. |  


Vaccination, handwashing to fight flu

Vaccination, handwashing to fight flu

There have been 24 cases which tested positive for flu at Northern Hospital since Jan. 1, according to Kitty Horton, RN, infection prevention manager ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Disappearing trees get a helping hand

Disappearing trees get a helping hand

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Due to the suppression of wildfires — normally considered a good thing — and changing land use, there has been a 53...

January 10th, 2018 |  


New Nester VP stepping up Farm to Feet line

New Nester VP stepping up Farm to Feet line

In recently hiring a new sales executive, Nester Hosiery of Mount Airy went with an individual who seems more suited to the Great Outdoors than a coat...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Surry fair receives state award

Surry fair receives state award

Extra efforts to improve its animal exhibits led to the Surry County Agricultural Fair receiving an award during a state convention held this past wee...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Opioid effort prescribes locking up meds

Opioid effort prescribes locking up meds

Some new resources are being unleashed to combat the growing opioid crisis in Surry County, including a “Lock Your Meds” initiative to pre...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Lewis honored by congresswoman

Lewis honored by congresswoman

Having your name mentioned during a session of the U.S. Congress is not something that happens to everyone, but this distinction has brought special r...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Expected ice, low temps prompt preparation

Expected ice, low temps prompt preparation

Surry County public school students can rest easy. The few hours they spent at school early Monday morning before classes were dismissed at 10:30 a.m....

January 8th, 2018 |  


Mall owner puts up funds for repairs

Mall owner puts up funds for repairs

Most of the recent developments surrounding Mayberry Mall have been negative, but finally there’s some good news for the Mount Airy shopping cen...

January 7th, 2018 |  


Citizen of the Year to be named

Citizen of the Year to be named

One of the great mysteries of the year will be revealed on Jan. 25 when the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce announces the winner of its Citizen...

January 6th, 2018 |  


MLK program to focus on Surry County

MLK program to focus on Surry County

A program to be presented at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on Jan. 13 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will focus on Surry County and ho...

January 6th, 2018 |  


Shepherd’s House tailgate tickets going fast

Shepherd’s House tailgate tickets going fast

Dinner tickets for The Shepherd’s House’s annual tailgate fundraiser are going fast, according to Shepherd’s House executive directo...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Museum premieres new WWI exhibit

Museum premieres new WWI exhibit

“North Carolina in the Great War” opens Saturday at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. The display, which will run through March 2...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Frigid weather hard on infrastructure

With the local weather rarely making it above freezing in recent weeks, and the daily low temperatures sinking further and further into the teens and ...

January 4th, 2018 |  


City OKs water deal with Carroll

City OKs water deal with Carroll

Water normally doesn’t flow from south to north much, but will do so in a big way from Mount Airy to Carroll County, Virginia, through action ta...

January 4th, 2018 |  


UPDATED: Deputies sent to hospital following morning wreck

UPDATED: Deputies sent to hospital following morning wreck

DOBSON — A Surry County Sheriff’s deputy and a deputy trainee were transported to a local hospital Wednesday morning after the patrol car ...

January 3rd, 2018 updated: January 3rd, 2018. |  


City seeking Hall nominations

City seeking Hall nominations

After sitting out last “season” in order for a special event to be conducted, the Greater Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame is back in action...

January 2nd, 2018 updated: January 2nd, 2018. |  


Peanut butter, jelly donations sought

Peanut butter, jelly donations sought

Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is part of the fun of being a kid (and an adult, too), but some youngsters are denied that simple treat due ...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Surry DSS announces local fraud hotline

Surry DSS announces local fraud hotline

DOBSON — The Surry County Department of Social Services has announced a new local hotline that will allow people to anonymously report instances...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Two charged with murder in October shooting

Two charged with murder in October shooting

WILKESBORO — Two men (including a Dobson resident) have been charged with murder in an October shooting that took place in the Roaring River com...

January 2nd, 2018 updated: January 2nd, 2018. |  


Wrecked chicken truck cuts power in Dobson area

Wrecked chicken truck cuts power in Dobson area

DOBSON — Several homes were without electricity for hours on New Years Day after a tractor-trailer clipped a power pole in Dobson.John Shelton, ...

January 1st, 2018 |  


New Year’s Eve comes early

New Year’s Eve comes early

Several area events on Sunday made it possible to celebrate the new year without staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. JOLO Winery and Vi...

January 1st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy barber inspired by ‘Real Floyd’

Mount Airy barber inspired by ‘Real Floyd’

“I was meeting people who came in for Mayberry before Mayberry became Mayberry, ” Donna Hiatt says with a laugh. She is speaking of her ea...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Statues spruce up downtown wall

Statues spruce up downtown wall

Amid recent efforts to bring more condominiums and other housing to downtown Mount Airy, eight new “residents” have quietly moved in at a ...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Tethering ban to be unleashed Monday

Tethering ban to be unleashed Monday

A measure that generally makes the tethering of dogs illegal in Mount Airy goes into effect Monday, although its bark is expected to be worse than the...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Spencer’s breakthrough highlights 2017

Spencer’s breakthrough highlights 2017

City Manager Barbara Jones didn’t have to look back far when listing key events in Mount Airy during 2017 from a local government standpoint: a ...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Four arrested in Cana on drug, firearm charges

Four arrested in Cana on drug, firearm charges

CANA, Va. — A report of a suspicious vehicle at a Cana residence Tuesday has led to the arrest of four people on drug, firearm and burglary char...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Shepherd’s House receives $500K gift

Shepherd’s House receives $500K gift

A half-million dollars is a nice way to jump-start a fund drive.Despite it being many months until The Shepherd’s House launches a capital campa...

December 29th, 2017 |  


The badge is back, more events planned

The badge is back, more events planned

“We’ll just have to wait and see,” said Matt Edwards.The executive director of Mount Airy Museum of Regional History speaking about ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Girl visits police on ‘hugs tour’

Girl visits police on ‘hugs tour’

A cold December day is a perfect time for warm hugs, which a Louisiana girl amply supplied Wednesday to members of the Mount Airy Police Department du...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Bright Ideas grants awarded by co-op

Bright Ideas grants awarded by co-op

DOBSON — A local electricity provider is amping up various projects at area schools through its recent awarding of Bright Ideas education grants...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Breaking Up Christmas, now and then

Breaking Up Christmas, now and then

Less “Partridge in a pear tree” and more “Breakin’ up Christmas all night long, Santa Claus come, done and gone,” the 12...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Bringing agriculture to the classroom

Bringing agriculture to the classroom

Kathy Brintle has brought agriculture to the classroom at Gentry Middle School.In her Career Explorations class, students have grown, nurtured and har...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Man decorates tree with golf balls

Man decorates tree with golf balls

Not every golf ball lands perfectly on the green to the cheers of onlookers — there are also those strays that have suffered less-glamorous fate...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Officer sidelined by spinal injury in suspected DWI crash

A Mount Airy police officer is recovering from a spinal injury caused by a weekend traffic crash involving an allegedly impaired driver.Sgt. L.T. Whit...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas

For one local family, Christmas came just a bit early.And it was a doozie.That’s because Christy Bost and her three children were recently hande...

December 26th, 2017 updated: December 26th, 2017. |  


Opie’s Candy among N.C.’s finest stores

Opie’s Candy among N.C.’s finest stores

A local candy shop has been recognized as one of the best in the state by a website, something Mount Airy residents and visitors have known for years....

December 25th, 2017 |  


Cookies vie for favor of Santa, legislator

Cookies vie for favor of Santa, legislator

The first holiday cookie contest at Miss Angel’s Heavenly Pies in downtown Mount Airy on Saturday was the stuff Christmas movies are made of ...

December 25th, 2017 |  


Santa has a doggone good time

Santa has a doggone good time

On the day before his annual around-the-world trip delivering toys and gifts to good girls and boys, Santa found time to stop in at Bark and Meow Moun...

December 24th, 2017 |  


City police replacing Dodge Charger fleet

City police replacing Dodge Charger fleet

If something seems different about Mount Airy’s police cars these days, there’s a good reason for that.The familiar Dodge Chargers manned ...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Pilot man, car make national magazine

Pilot man, car make national magazine

The story of a Pilot Mountain man’s 60-year association with a classic car has motored its way into the pages of a national automotive publicati...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Board ‘makes history’ on Spencer’s project

Board ‘makes history’ on Spencer’s project

Giant steps have been taken in a project to transform the former Spencer’s industrial property in downtown Mount Airy into a boutique hotel and ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With secrecy rivaling any awards telecast, Pilot Mountain Civic Club presented its highest honor, Citizen of the Year, to Deann...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


City board denies rezoning request

City board denies rezoning request

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Thursday night to deny a rezoning request for property on Forrest Drive which would have allowed a com...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Students mourn loss of schoolmate

Students mourn loss of schoolmate

North Surry High School students spent the final day before Christmas break mourning the loss of one of their own.Kristin Goins, 16, was killed in a s...

December 21st, 2017 updated: December 21st, 2017. |  


Work at NYC Bowery Mission opens student’s eyes

Work at NYC Bowery Mission opens student’s eyes

Local college student Leslie Watts’ recent trip to New York City included the usual must-see locations — such as the Empire State Building...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Wreck claims local teen, injures another

Wreck claims local teen, injures another

A North Surry High School student was killed this afternoon and another injured in a single-car wreck on Sparger Road in Mount Airy.Surry County Emerg...

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


Cookie contest to raise dough for charity

Cookie contest to raise dough for charity

’Tis the season for cookies — not only those to be left for Santa along with the milk, but ones that can be entered in an event this weeke...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Donna Fargo recovering from stroke

Donna Fargo recovering from stroke

The community is reaching out to a beloved local native, singer Donna Fargo, who is battling back from a stroke.Fargo, a Grammy-winning country music/...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Central art students spruce up library

Central art students spruce up library

DOBSON — Art students from Surry Central High School will soon be able to add “collaborated on public space art installation” to the...

December 18th, 2017 |