Bannertown students travel to Honduras

Bannertown students travel to Honduras

BANNERTOWN — A group of young church-goers toted news of God’s love nearly 1,600 miles to Central America.Bannertown Baptist Church Studen...

August 6th, 2017 |  


10k marks 10th Rocks and Runs

10k marks 10th Rocks and Runs

The United Fund of Surry’s annual fundraising campaign kicked off in impressive fashion on Saturday.Saturday morning 237 runners, one more than ...

August 5th, 2017 |  


Sewage backups threaten area

Sewage backups threaten area

Sewage lines are a necessity no one likes to talk about which usually are out of sight and out of mind — until problems occur underground that b...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Zoning may be Carroll’s only way to regulate cell towers

Some form of zoning appears to be the only option the Carroll County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors has if it attempts to regulate cell towers in the...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Stoplight removal sought downtown

Stoplight removal sought downtown

Traffic patterns in downtown Mount Airy could be in store for major changes, based on a request to the city board of commissioners Thursday night.Two ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Foxx pays visit to city park

Foxx pays visit to city park

Congress hasn’t exactly been a fun place recently with debates over health care and other issues, so Thursday seemed a perfect time for Rep. Vir...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Authorities bust Pilot pub

Authorities bust Pilot pub

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Authorities brought down a “criminal enterprise” on Wednesday in Pilot Mountain.Pilot Mountain Police Chief Darryl ...

August 3rd, 2017 updated: August 3rd, 2017. |  


Carroll County road chase turns deadly

Carroll County road chase turns deadly

An Ararat, Virginia, man was killed during a chase Tuesday afternoon while he was attempting to elude a Carroll County, Virginia deputy, according to ...

August 3rd, 2017 updated: August 3rd, 2017. |  


Stand-off ends in shooting death

Stand-off ends in shooting death

State law enforcement officials fatally shot a man after an hours-long hostage situation on Tuesday.The shooting concluded a tense, day long stand-off...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Night Out proves popular again

Night Out proves popular again

DOBSON — Visitors and residents packed Dobson Square Park for the town’s third consecutive National Night Out event.According to Dobson Po...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Folks stampede to livestock sale

Folks stampede to livestock sale

If streets, stores, parks or other local venues seemed a little devoid of people Tuesday, it might have been because everybody and his brother (and th...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Within minutes of tomatoes beginning to ripen in the garden, all of the leaf lettuces and salad greens shrivel up and die in a hot, muggy conspiracy o...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Five join city police ranks

Five join city police ranks

After struggling with ongoing vacancies for about three years, the Mount Airy Police Department is nearly back at full strength — thanks to the ...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Standoff ends deadly on Red Brush Road

Standoff ends deadly on Red Brush Road

An 11-hour standoff ended in a shooting death on Red Brush Road Tuesday afternoon.The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation reported that around 3 p.m. T...

August 1st, 2017 updated: August 1st, 2017. |  


Bannertown Baptist breaks ground

Bannertown Baptist breaks ground

BANNERTOWN — Sometimes God works in ways that are mysterious, but He always has a plan.That was the message Pastor Mickey Cogdill gave his congr...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Rocks and Runs adds 10k in tenth year

Rocks and Runs adds 10k in tenth year

For the 10th year, a running event will kick off the United Fund of Surry’s annual fundraising efforts.On Saturday, the United Fund will host th...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Nursing students conclude studies

Nursing students conclude studies

Surry Community College Nurse Aide students recently marked the completion of their coursework at the college, making them ready to take the next step...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Siamese Twins provide Thais that bind

Siamese Twins provide Thais that bind

Relations with Russia are a little shaky right now, and don’t even talk about North Korea and Iran — but judging by a gathering in Mount A...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Sinkhole surfaces in street

Sinkhole surfaces in street

Motorists are accustomed to encountering rough pavement from time to time, but a situation that surfaced in Mount Airy Saturday could be described as ...

July 29th, 2017 |  


U.S. 601 to be 4-laned from city to Dobson

U.S. 601 to be 4-laned from city to Dobson

For motorists who’ve ever been frustrated by the two-lane main road between Mount Airy and Dobson — a roughly 10-mile stretch where traffi...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Dobson to hold Night Out

Dobson to hold Night Out

DOBSON — A historically well attended event is back for its third consecutive year.On Tuesday, the town of Dobson and the Dobson Police Departme...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Chamber hosts job fair

Chamber hosts job fair

A job fair hosted by the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce brought nearly 40 prospective employers under the same roof on Thursday.Chamber presid...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Woman charged as murder accessory

Woman charged as murder accessory

DOBSON — A woman who was accompanying Surry County murder suspect Matthew Ray Lawson when he was arrested in South Carolina has been identified,...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Dobson eyes new fire truck

Dobson eyes new fire truck

DOBSON — The town didn’t have to look far for its newest piece of fire-fighting equipment.On Thursday evening the Dobson Board of Commissi...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy native Glenn Goad, owner of Glenn’s Restaurant in Jonesville and founder of John Boy’s, retiring after 60 years

Mount Airy native Glenn Goad, owner of Glenn’s Restaurant in Jonesville and founder of John Boy’s, retiring after 60 years

JONESVILLE — This Saturday will end 60 years of restaurant life for one Jonesville man who opened his first dining establishment in Mount Airy a...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Murder suspect arrested

Murder suspect arrested

DOBSON — The suspect in an arson and homicide investigation has been apprehended, and the victim in the alleged crime has been identified.Surry ...

July 27th, 2017 updated: July 27th, 2017. |  


Budbreak funds flowing to charities

Budbreak funds flowing to charities

Along with the commercial exposure it brought to the area wine and craft brewery industries, the Budbreak event is paying off for local non-profit and...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Thai ambassador to visit city

Thai ambassador to visit city

It’s not every day that a foreign ambassador visits Mount Airy, but such an occasion will come Saturday.Pisan Manawapat, Thailand’s ambass...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Local artist featured in July Jam

Local artist featured in July Jam

Mountain Valley Hospice is hosting its first July Jam on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., which will include several artists with local ties.Pilot Mou...

July 26th, 2017 |  


‘Oklahoma!’ opens Saturday at Andy Griffith Playhouse

‘Oklahoma!’ opens Saturday at Andy Griffith Playhouse

The Surry Arts Council will be presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “Oklahoma!” at the Andy Griffith Playhouse July 29, 30, ...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

By now, hopefully everyone has gotten the obligatory first tomato sandwich of the season behind them. And it goes without saying, that tomato sandwich...

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


City buying land on Market Street

City buying land on Market Street

When Mount Airy officials voted last week to spend nearly $300,000 to upgrade a downtown street, that wasn’t the end of the story.They also late...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Murder charge filed in fire probe

Murder charge filed in fire probe

DOBSON — A warrant for a first-degree murder charge has been issued in an investigation stemming from the death of a Mount Airy man whose body w...

July 25th, 2017 updated: July 25th, 2017. |  


Fire sparks homicide probe

Fire sparks homicide probe

A case in which a man’s body was found Monday in a burned house at 109 Starr Memory Trail just outside the Mount Airy city limits has triggered ...

July 24th, 2017 updated: July 24th, 2017. |  


Extension volunteers honored

Extension volunteers honored

DOBSON — Surry County Extension gathered recently together and celebrated Extension volunteers and how they are making what organizers call R...

July 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry County deputies catch suspect Clodfelter after four months

Surry County deputies catch suspect Clodfelter after four months

DOBSON — After months of searching, authorities have finally caught a suspect who allegedly led chases in both Lowgap and Mount Airy.Melvin Shan...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Habitat dedicates its 46th home

Habitat dedicates its 46th home

Jennifer Mendez, flanked by her sons Derek and Melvin, cut the ribbon Saturday on the 46th local Habitat home.The house at 723 Creed St. (between the ...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Project Lazarus coordinator terminated

Project Lazarus coordinator terminated

DOBSON — A Surry County government official says efforts to combat prescription drug abuse will continue despite the departure of the woman who ...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Cast of characters set for city election

Cast of characters set for city election

DOBSON — The final day of a candidates’ filing period often produces a surprise or two, and that is the case for the 2017 municipal electi...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Kids still learning in summer

Kids still learning in summer

DOBSON — At county elementary and middle schools, 178 students took part in summer learning camps in June, and more are enrolled this month as w...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Contract OK’d for Market Street work

Contract OK’d for Market Street work

After months of discussion and sometimes-heated debate, Mount Airy officials have approved spending nearly $300,000 for a major upgrade of Market Stre...

July 20th, 2017 |  


‘Year of death’ so far in Surry

‘Year of death’ so far in Surry

Facing death is a way of life for local emergency crews, but they’ve seen more than their share during 2017 in certain categories — and th...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Cops catch other drug suspect

Cops catch other drug suspect

DOBSON — Hours after her profile ran in The News’ Most Wanted feature, Santana Yvonne Hiatt was arrested Sunday night.Last week, local pol...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Yokeley files for re-election

Yokeley files for re-election

The third and last of the incumbents whose seats are at stake in the 2017 municipal election in Mount Airy has filed to run for another term.Commissio...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Wanted: Pilot Mountain memories

Wanted: Pilot Mountain memories

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Anyone with a favorite memory of Pilot Mountain or who would like to share his or her thoughts on what makes it such a special ...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Local teens make 4-H trip to D.C.

Local teens make 4-H trip to D.C.

On June 12, Rebecca Cahall, Sydney Tucker and Laken Williams travelled to Washington, D.C., on a 4-H trip and met 21 other youth from surrounding coun...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Mayor Rowe to run again

Mayor Rowe to run again

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe had indicated that his re-election decision might not be made until right before the candidates’ filing deadline thi...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Man rams cop cars during chase

Man rams cop cars during chase

A Mount Airy man who was pursued by law enforcement personnel in two states and Tasered after ramming officers’ cars with an SUV is being held i...

July 18th, 2017 |  


The past and present of American music

The past and present of American music

GALAX, Va. — Blue Grass, Country, Blues and Jazz.All are uniquely American forms of music, that tell the story not only of the musical developme...

July 17th, 2017 updated: July 19th, 2017. |  


VIDEO: Local Boy Scouts receive Order of the Arrow

VIDEO: Local Boy Scouts receive Order of the Arrow

Boy Scouts Robert Myers and Daniel Durham of Troop 651 were selected along with others for the Order of the Arrow during an evening at Camp Raven Knob...

July 16th, 2017 |