DOBSON — If things stick strictly to the agenda, Monday's county board of commissioners meeting promises to be short and sweet.
• A felonious larceny has been discovered at Walmart, involving the loss of gaming systems worth $530, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. An unknown party used a key to unlock a cabinet and steal the gaming systems, numbering...
ARARAT, VIRGINIA — The sounds of an impromptu a capella Civil War-era song wafted through the air late Saturday morning as thousands of reenactors and visitors converged on Laurel Hill Farm.
WASHINGTON — A drug case from Surry County was the first to be argued Monday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court opened its 2014 session.
County Medicare recipients may want to double-check their plans after United Healthcare has removed nearly three dozen area doctors from their network.
The following marriage licenses have been issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds office:• Patrick Wayne O'Neal, 31, of Pinnacle, and Jessica Danielle Harger, 26, of Pinnacle. Issued October 3.
The following incidents are under investigation by the Surry County Sheriff's Office:
Concerns about fast driving, including from a mother of a small child, have prompted the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners to reduce the speed limit in a local neighborhood.
With Election Day only about a month away, a local meet-and-greet session has been scheduled in Mount Airy for candidates and voters.
DOBSON — A group of 15 students from Surry Central High School observed Manufacturing Day on Friday with a tour of Surry Community's advanced manufacturing departments. Surry Central Career Development Coordinator Karen Osburn-Chandler...
The sounds of rolling dice mingled with that of the ball spinning around a roulette wheel as hundreds gathered at Cross Creek Country Club for this year's fourth annual Casino Royale night.
DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education is slated to open it's first regular meeting of October recognizing three students' participation in the Governor's School of North Carolina. The meeting is set to be held at 5 p.m.
The funding gods are smiling on a Mount Airy greenway/river-restoration project, with officials announcing Wednesday that it has received a $121,000 state grant on top of $400,000 awarded last month.
Local election officials are taking a wait-and-see approach in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling that reinstated same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting ahead of the general election in November.
DOBSON — Surry County has changed its travel policy, and one elected official has confirmed that recent discoveries related to alleged improprieties by Commissioner Paul Johnson was the impetus for the change.
Concerns, and a degree of condemnation, about taking private property by eminent domain highlighted a Thursday afternoon meeting of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners.
Locals and tourists alike seeking something unique and sweet to kick off their weekend will find both at the Surry County Historical Society's 35th Annual Sonker Festival. The event will be staged at the Edwards-Franklin House on 4132 Haystack...
• Violations of larceny and possession of stolen property were issued late Tuesday night against Justin Michael Kenney, 27, of 137 W. Church St., according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Kenney was encountered on Franklin Street near...
PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary School was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School on Tuesday afternoon via the U.S. Department of Education's USTREAM channel to faculty and staff assembled in the school media center.
The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will consider a measure that affects electrical service provided to areas that are annexed, during a meeting today.
LOWGAP — Haunted houses staged this time of year usually provide thrills, and maybe some laughs, but one starting this week in Lowgap also will scare up support for a community institution.
DOBSON — A comprehensive audit conducted by the county after becoming suspicious of Commissioner Paul Johnson's expense reimbursement has revealed alleged widespread improprieties that could have cost county taxpayers thousands over the...
Mary Jo White has a lot on her plate. Though she is a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, active church member, handbell player, Alzheimer's research advocate, line dancer, social dancer, music lover and retired teacher's...
DOBSON — Internationally renowned experts in viticulture and enology will be featured during the Third Annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture &...
Mount Airy Rotarians got the first look at a locally-produced documentary Tuesday, as the worldwide premier of “Kickstarting the Future While Preserving the Past,” was screened.