SCC offering free workshops for jobless

Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in November. No advance registration is...

October 31st, 2017 |  


SCC event was simply Spooktacular!

SCC event was simply Spooktacular!

The campus of Surry Community College was flooded with everything from monsters to princesses on the evening of Oct. 24 as the college’s Student...

October 31st, 2017 updated: October 31st, 2017. |  


Students design ‘wax museum’ displays

Students design ‘wax museum’ displays

White Plains Elementary School fourth graders were so interested in the book “Jack Adrift,” read by their teacher, Ashley Snow, that they ...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Wind creates scattered power outages

High wind caused some scattered power outages throughout Surry County, and a handful of electric customers were still without power late Monday aftern...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Military News

Military News

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force Airman Zachary A. Ratermann graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio,...

October 29th, 2017 |  


Poindexterrunning forstate office

Poindexterrunning forstate office

Saying he wants to see elected leaders who “put people before politics,” a local businessman has announced he will be seeking the Republic...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Mustang car club helps Toys for Tots

Mustang car club helps Toys for Tots

The East Coast Coyote Mustang Car Club recently held the first of what the group hopes will become an annual East Coast Coyote Mustang Car Show at the...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Randleman named to new judicial reform committee

Randleman named to new judicial reform committee

RALEIGH — Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) this week announced the creation of the Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redist...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Shoals kindergartners visit fire dept.

Shoals kindergartners visit fire dept.

Kindergarten students from Shoals Elementary School recently visited the Shoals Volunteer Fire Department.While there, the students had a chance to le...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Hundreds turn out for School Community Night

Hundreds turn out for School Community Night

Mount Airy City Schools held its fifth-annual Community Night gathering at Mount Airy High School Monday night.Despite the stormy weather — comp...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Houston to perform at wine tasting

Houston to perform at wine tasting

As part of Surry Community College’s Sixth-Annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium, the college will be holding its annual Grand Win...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Northern Obstetrics open house is Thursday

Northern Obstetrics open house is Thursday

Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology Center will be holding an open house on Thursday, hoping to attract people from the community to visit, see the fac...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Early College students visit construction firm

Early College students visit construction firm

Twenty-six Surry Early College sophomores recently took a trip to a local construction firm so they could see firsthand the many aspects of the compan...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Taylor tapped to lead U.S. Cellular stores

Taylor tapped to lead U.S. Cellular stores

U.S. Cellular has named April Taylor retail area sales manager for the company’s western North Carolina locations, which include the Mount Airy ...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Roll up your sleeve to stay healthy

Roll up your sleeve to stay healthy

“Why do I need a flu shot? I’m perfectly healthy!”“That’s something I hear all the time, but the best way to stay health...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Franklin Elementary honors principal

Franklin Elementary honors principal

The staff at Franklin Elementary School recognized Prinicpal Jodi Southern for her work with the students and faculty during October’s designati...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Gentry students pay it forward

Gentry students pay it forward

Gentry Middle School eighth-graders did a bit of paying it forward with kindness recently.With one idea, they put into action a plan for a Halloween-t...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Copeland Elementary School students learned about citizenship and serving others by participating in Caps for a Cause. Students wore their favorite ca...

October 19th, 2017 |  


From left, Shoals Elementary School students Mylee Turney, Karlee Bryant, Jackson Sammons, Sawyer Green, Jillian Sammons, and Cora Casey were randomly...

October 17th, 2017 |  


College plans haunted hayride, games

Surry Community College will host its annual Halloween Spooktacular on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the college’s gymnasium at 630 S. M...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Arts council marking milestone

Arts council marking milestone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Surry Arts Council is joining with 170 organizations across the state...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Ramblers to play at college

The old-time family band Slate Mountain Ramblers will play two sets at Surry Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Room A-121 on Surry’s ca...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Hospice hosting veteran’s ball

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting a Veteran’s Ball on Thursday, Nov. 2, to honor those who have served in the military.&#...

October 15th, 2017 |  


Dobson native honored by academy

Dobson native honored by academy

Samuel Freeman, a native of Dobson, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Freema...

October 15th, 2017 |  


The Mount Airy Appearance Commission recently gave its Award of Recognition to Norma Sprinkle as a result of work she’s done at her business, Th...

October 15th, 2017 |  


College to honor veterans

College to honor veterans

Surry Community College is planning to honor area veterans with a lunch and short program to recognize them.The college is planning to host its annual...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Med take-back event offered Wednesday

Med take-back event offered Wednesday

Northern Hospital of Surry County, in conjunction with the Mount Airy Police Department, will be hosting a Medication Take Back event on Wednesday, Oc...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Pilot school holds fall festival

Pilot school holds fall festival

Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently held its annual fall festival.The festival, hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization, serves as a fundraise...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Franklin teacher honored

Franklin teacher honored

Christi Smith was recently chosen as the Surry County Schools Exceptional Teacher of Excellence for 2017-2018.The nine-year classroom veteran is in he...

October 13th, 2017 |  


SCC offering computer, technology classes

Several computer and technology classes will be starting soon at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.Techno...

October 13th, 2017 |  


SCC offering classes for music fans

Whether interested in making music or simply dancing to it, Surry Community College is offering several classes for the music enthusiast in October.A ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Franklin fourth-graders help storm victims

Franklin fourth-graders help storm victims

Franklin Elementary School’s fourth grade classes recently adopted two Texas classrooms that were devastated by hurricane Harvey.The Franklin st...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy native named chief petty officer

(MILLINGTON, TENN.) – Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Sean Kontogianis from Mount Airy, was recently promoted to chief petty officer, an accom...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Free SBC seminars coming this month

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in October at various locations in Surry and Yadkin ...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Two shows on tap in Stokes County

The Stokes County Arts Council will be holding several live stage performances in October.The council, in conjunction with Shared Radiance Theatre, wi...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Photo exhibit in King this month

The 2017 Transformation Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit is on display at the King Public Library during the month of Octob...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Auditions set for “Magic Tree House” this week

Auditions set for “Magic Tree House” this week

Auditions for the Surry Arts Council’s production of “Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR.” will be held at the Andy G...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Workshops for jobless set for this month

Surry Community College will be offering several free workshops aimed at helping the unemployed and underemployed workers throughout this month. No ad...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Allegacy Credit Union coming to city

A new credit union will be opening soon in Mount Airy.Allegacy Federal Credit Union, which bills itself as “one of the largest credit unions in ...

October 4th, 2017 |  


White Plains holds crazy sock day

White Plains holds crazy sock day

On Friday, White Plains Elementary School students and staff wore crazy socks to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston, Texas.The money ...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


This home at 253 East Lebanon St., owned by Matt and Gina Foreman, has received the Appearance Commission Award for Most Improved Residential Property...

September 16th, 2017 |  


August was hotter, drier here

After experiencing one of the summer’s traditionally hot months, local residents might be of the impression that August 2017 was much cooler, an...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Sweet Potato Saturday

Sweet Potato Saturday

The historic village of Rockford in southern Surry County usually is a sedate and uneventful place, but that will change Saturday when the annual Swee...

September 15th, 2017 |  


West Virginia earthquake felt in Mount Airy

If you thought you felt the ground move a bit shortly after lunch time on Wednesday, it wasn’t you’re imagination.An earthquake near the V...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Search leads to drug charges

A search of a residence on West Lebanon Street Thursday resulted in drug violations being issued against a resident there, according to Mount Airy pol...

September 14th, 2017 |  


VFW taking Harvey supplies on Saturday

The Mount Airy News is joining in with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2019 and the VFW Auxil...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds start slow, down Forbush

Lady Hounds start slow, down Forbush

EAST BEND — North Surry hasn’t missed out on a Western Piedmont Athletic Conference volleyball title since its current players were in ele...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Savannah Pettitt, age 22,...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards open with easy win

Lady Cards open with easy win

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It was nearly one year ago that the East Surry volleyball’s 24-win season was abruptly ended by the eventual winners of t...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Lady Cards eye repeat

Lady Cards eye repeat

PILOT MOUNTAIN — When a team has walked off the court victorious 131 times in the last six years, the expectations are high.Head coach Caleb Gil...

August 9th, 2017 |