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 |  


Cruisin’ even when it rains

Cruisin’ even when it rains

With fall well underway, with festivals and fairs popping up seemingly everywhere, downtown Pilot Mountain bid a festive farewell to summer on Saturda...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Fire claims life of Dobson woman

Fire claims life of Dobson woman

DOBSON — A house fire south of Dobson claimed the life of a 39-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon.John Shelton, Surry County emergency services ...

October 11th, 2017 updated: October 11th, 2017. |  


Pumpkin decorating class slated Oct. 18

Pumpkin decorating class slated Oct. 18

The days are growing short, the leaves are turning, the air is cool…well, okay, maybe the air isn’t so cool yet, but it still is that time...

October 11th, 2017 |  


City turns up heat on cooking fires

City turns up heat on cooking fires

Special weeks or days designated for a certain cause sometimes come and go without notice.However, a Mount Airy public safety official is using the oc...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Developer bails out of Spencer’s project

Developer bails out of Spencer’s project

One of three developers seeking to re-use portions of the former Spencer’s industrial property now owned by the city government has withdrawn fr...

October 11th, 2017 |