Ask any of the members of the Surry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 24 involved in the annual Cops and Kids shopping tour at Walmart in Mount Airy and they'll tell you it's not about gifts.
DOBSON — Greg Puckett, who serves as executive vice president and general manager at Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board.
According to the report from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, charitable giving is down considerably from last year.
Sales for many area merchants appear to be pleasingly steady thus far into the Christmas Season at a time when many retailers look to earn as much as 30 percent of their income in the holiday rush.
PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month.
PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home.
Mount Airy's Tourism Development Authority and the Surry County Tourism Partnership of Surry County have each struck gold at an annual award ceremony for the The Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC).
GARDEN CITY, NY — The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) has named Dr. Dee Everhart of Everhart Primary Health Care in Cana, Va., as 2014 professional woman of the year.
WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year.
WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, has announced Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and festival circuit favorites Trampled By Turtles as part of the music festival's lineup.
Rep. Howard Coble is ending a career as an area congressman spanning nearly 30 years, and his last official act in that capacity involved a Surry County high school student.
In this last week before Christmas, everyone is busy including myself. There is the clearing of the desk. There is cleaning and decorating. There are shows and parties. There are gifts and wrapping. There are cards and messages to send. There are...
Those with an interest in Mount Airy's recreational facilities might see an upcoming greenway project as a final leg — but it could be far from the end of the “road.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court has upheld charges in a drug case challenged on a technicality based on language in state law.
Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little told the Mount Airy Board of Education at its Dec. 16 business meeting its resolution asking for more local control over scheduling its school year has been moved to a Department of Instruction...
A local company is the apparent low bidder on a project to connect Mount Airy's two greenways, submitting a proposal that is less than the projected cost of the job.
The Embers are slated to return Dec. 20 with their annual Christmas show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
The Mount Airy Board of Education's unanimous approval of a Language Leaders Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program Tuesday night followed around five persons sharing various opinions on the effort. The meeting was held at Tharrington Primary...
Citizens who look forward to meetings of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners must wait about a month until the next session due to a cancellation decision linked to the holidays.
HILLSVILLE, Va. — A Cana man is being held without bond after allegedly threatening officers with a gun during a standoff Tuesday afternoon.
• Jena Dellena Caudle, 33, of No. 8 Blue-Vue Motel at 1421 Fancy Gap Road, was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant for a felony charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud/forgery. The charge had been issued the day...
No injuries were reported in a single car accident Tuesday afternoon in downtown Mount Airy with resulted in damage to the store front of Walker's Soda Fountain at 175 North Main.
Nothing embodies the spirit of Christmas like a cookie. Baked with love and given to loved ones in festive tins, mailed in a box or even offered on a paper plate covered with tin foil, they are as heartwarming and life affirming as they are...
DOBSON — Copeland Elementary teacher Sarah Yopp invited her grandmother, Sarah “Gamma” Arnold, to class Monday morning to talk about polio.
DOBSON —It's like the $6 Million Man. Better. Stronger. Faster.
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