Vietnam combat vet to speak at Memorial Day event A decorated combat veteran from the Vietnam War will be the speaker for Mount Airy’s annual Memorial Day program Monday.
In addition to remarks by Maj. Clinton F. Martin (retired U.S. Army), the service of remembrance will include the placing of a wreath, a rifle volley and other activities honoring those who have died while serving in America’s armed forces.
The city government-sponsored event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Mount Airy War ...
Area pools open for summer season School’s out for the summer, and area pools are ready to enjoy a longer summer season than in previous years.
Public pools in the area, including Reeves Community Center, Homeplace Recreational Park and Beechnut Park, opened this week, an earlier opening than in past seasons, due to local schools releasing before Memorial Day.
Reeves Community Center Reeves Community Center, a non-profit recreational facility, operated by Mount Airy Pa...
Former Dobson mayor dies DOBSON — A long-time community leader and former mayor in the Town of Dobson has died.
Jimmie Harold Davis, 77, died at his home Wednesday.
Reflecting on the contributions Davis made to Dobson, former town manager and current member of the town’s board of commissioners Wayne Atkins said he was instrumental in making the town what it is today.
“He was the mayor when I was hired as town manager in July 1986, and he was a hands-on mayor,” ...
Three charged in burglaries A Mount Airy man is behind bars following a series of thefts and break-ins.
Deputies from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Lee Holyfield, 31, of 201 Boaz Lane, Mount Airy, along with two other Surry County residents on Tuesday.
Sheriff Graham Atkinson said Holyfield and Jasmine Nicole Jackson, 24, of 123 American Lane, Mount Airy, allegedly began what he called a “crime spree” on American Lane where they stole a firearm...
Early College graduates get diplomas DOBSON — Surry Early College High School of Design’s Commencement Ceremony had the traditional trimmings including pomp and circumstance, but it also had the atmosphere of a family sharing proud memories around the supper table.
Where: Surry Community College gym
When: Thursday at 7 p.m.
Number of graduates: 46
Speaker: Students, faculty and Principal Celia Hodges all shared memories at various times during the ceremony.
Interstate 74 motorcycle accident leaves two injured An Ohio couple were transported to a Winston-Salem hospital Thursday after their motorcycle blew a tire while they traveled east on Interstate 74.
According to Trooper Robert Boyes, with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, driver Todd Stewart, 49, and his fiancée, Sherry Courtney, 47, from Cincinnati, Ohio, were on their way to Myrtle Beach and then to Florida.
At 5:55 p.m., “the driver heard a loud noise from the back end of the motorcycl...
Area has seen no shortage of rainfall April is supposed to be the time for showers, yet that has been the case for just about every month so far this year in Mount Airy.
Recent rainfall, including a drenching of the area this week, has produced 3.95 inches so far during May, according to personnel at F.G. Doggett Water Plant, the city’s official weather-monitoring station.
That total, logged as of 7 a.m. Thursday, is near Mount Airy’s average for the entire month of May, 4.12...
Rock House Ruritans to honor veterans, celebrate community PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Rock House Ruritan Clubwill host the sixth annual Veterans and Community Appreciation Day.
The event will take place beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Rock House Ruritan Community Building, 2889 N.C. 268, five miles east of Pilot Mountain.
Free hot dogs will be served, along with baked beans, desserts and drinks for all in attendance, while supplies last.
Special guests for the early evening event will be members of Pil...
Dean Palmer Civitas News ServiceMount Airy News
Service to continue Memorial weekend tradition of honoring veterans WESTFIELD — The Westfield Ruritan Club will host its 19th annual community Memorial Day service Sunday afternoon, continuing almost two decades of honoring veterans who have served and sacrificed for their country along with those who are now serving.
The service will begin at 12:30 p.m. around the World War II Memorial, adjacent to the Westfield Ruritan Community Building on the grounds of the old Westfield School on Westfield Road (N.C. 8...
Dean Palmer Civitas News ServiceMount Airy News
SAC awards over $3,000 in arts scholarships This week, the Surry Arts Council awarded more than $3,000 in scholarships to area students who are furthering their education and experiences in the arts.
The scholarship committee consisted of chairman Henry Rowe, Sue Brownfield, Jenny Lowry, Sylvia Lowry and Kelly Merritt.
Talent among the 28 applicants for scholarships ranged from vocals, visual arts and graphic design, dance and musical theatre, to instrumental.
Lizzie Morrison and...