City election early voting starts Thursday

City election early voting starts Thursday

DOBSON — Citizens of Mount Airy who want to get a head start on the 2017 municipal election can begin casting ballots Thursday in Dobson.That...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Local church holding fall festival

Local church holding fall festival

Mount Airy Wesleyan Church will be holding a community fall festival scheduled on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. Activities include a pumpkin patch, face p...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Streets filled with Autumn Leaves

Streets filled with Autumn Leaves

Surpassing the Hollywood epics of old with their casts of mere thousands, the 51st Autumn Leaves Festival is well on its way to boasting a cast of hun...

October 14th, 2017 updated: October 15th, 2017. |  


Autumn Leaves Festival: All about the beverage

Autumn Leaves Festival: All about the beverage

Nothing says Autumn Leaves Festival like an eye-catching beverage.For Autumn 2017, the accessory of choice for the most stylish festival-goers is a re...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Festival security comes into question

Festival security comes into question

Just as author Mark Twain once complained about rumors of his death being greatly exaggerated, the same goes for rumors that security is lacking for t...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Festival opens to fanfare, gray skies

Festival opens to fanfare, gray skies

Despite soggy conditions, the 51st Autumn Leaves Festival opened Friday to great fanfare, but a diminished crowd with a great many prime seats sportin...

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


‘Village’ recognized for feeding kids

‘Village’ recognized for feeding kids

It takes a village to raise a child and the same could be said for feeding kids, based on a program in Mount Airy which has achieved special recogniti...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man was arrested early Thursday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to city police department reports. Eric Da...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Annual run to aid schools, recreation

Annual run to aid schools, recreation

The Autumn Leaves Festival won’t be the only “game” in town Saturday morning, when the 5K on the Greenway also will be held.While so...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Sparks heading national military group

Sparks heading national military group

Many people know Dr. David Sparks as the pastor of Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, a post he’s held since 1994, but Sparks also is a vete...

October 12th, 2017 |