In anticipation of winter weather forecast for this afternoon through the overnight hours, both Surry County and Mount Airy schools have decided to close at 11 a.m.
The Surry Arts Council (SAC) kicked off its 2015-2016 Fund Drive Thursday in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre with it's official goal set at $170,000.
Chairing a fundraising activity is nothing new for longtime community leader Teresa Lewis of Mount Airy, but her most recent involvement with the March of Dimes stems from a traumatic event in her own life.
PILOT MOUNTAIN —Recently retired mayor Earl Sheppard recently received one of the state's highest honors — the Order of The Long Leaf Pine.
Surrey Bancorp, the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, last week reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 were up by more than 83 percent over the same period a year ago, and that year-end earnings were up by 19.2 percent over the...
Whether one views Internet sweepstakes as a form of illegal gambling or not, one thing is a sure bet: businesses offering it in Mount Airy are now in the cross hairs of city police.
DOBSON — In addition to hearing a presentation from Pilot Mountain Mayor Dwight Atkins about stream restoration and greenway projects, the Surry County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday at 6 p.m. to hold two public hearings, learn of a...
Six months after buying out a competitor's facility, Mount Airy-based Insteel Industries Inc. last week announced it would be closing the Georgia plant it purchased and moving production from there to other plants.
PILOT MOUNTAIN — Two grant proposals have been submitted to the NC Clean Water Management Fund by the town of Pilot Mountain.
Since 1921 — 94 years — the Mount Airy Ministerial Association has sponsored the annual community-wide Lenten Services for the area.
DOBSON — Sixth District Congressman Mark Walker's “NC-06 Listening Tour” has scheduled a stop in Surry County. According to information from Walker's office, the tour includes ten stops throughout the state's sixth...
DOBSON — An announcement in Dobson proves that good things can happen on Friday the 13th, specifically plans by a Mount Airy company to add jobs.
Police have announced a Mount Airy man's arrest on charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, stemming from his attempt to flee a drug bust also involving a female companion.
Steve Scott of Airmont Florist in Mount Airy doesn't mind the hard work and long hours leading up to Valentine's Day. He's just glad the area is not expected to be covered in an 18-inch blanket of snow like last year.
DOBSON — Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson was formally indicted this week on four charges related to the State Bureau of Investigation's probe into allegations he has received a number of improper payments from the...
Hundreds of people in need may lose a valuable source of free clothing if a local clothes closet is forced to shut its doors.
We greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It's such a blessing to be a child of god. As I mentioned in my first column it's so much to be said, but just about impossible to say it all at one time. It goes for any message it has to...
The Mount Airy Police Department has been providing backup for the Surry County 911 system while receiving nothing in return, but soon will be adding equipment because of that role.
While reception to last week's release of school performance grades has been mixed, one thing was clear — Jones Intermediate School is among the most improved schools in the state.
Preparations have been under way for several days for the 16th annual Mardi Gras Party at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Mount Airy.
Members of the Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority (TDA) say they will consider a funding request to aid redevelopment of the former Spencer's Inc. property — specifically a proposed convention center.
Wednesday's fifth annual “African-American Read-In” continued a longstanding tradition where literature and arts link black history and culture to future generations. The read in was held in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional...
B.H. Tharrington (BHT) Primary Exceptional Children (EC) program students and Jones Intermediate School EC students are “Lovin' It” after Ronald McDonald House Charities served them a grant for $9,982. Exceptional Childrens program...
Mount Airy must wait a while to shine in the national television spotlight because of plans being delayed for a locally produced episode of “Salvage Dawgs.”
Citing “competitive pressures” as the reason, North Carolina Granite Corp. has announced the layoff of 28 employees.