NEWS


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Northern Hospital taps new CEO
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Art Matters
Tucker reflects on Father’s Day

Tucker reflects on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is bittersweet for WGHP anchor and Stokes County native Chad Tucker. He lost his father at seven-months-old his dad was killed in a...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Cutting the ribbon on better health

Cutting the ribbon on better health

When obstetrician/gynecologist Tom Vaughn Jr., MD, opened his medical practice in Mount Airy nearly 40 years ago, little did he know that his pioneeri...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Board favors funding for EMS, sheriff’s office

The Surry County Board of Commissioners seemed to be in favor a recommendation by County Manager Chris Knopf to add some spending to both EMS services...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Board eyes Elkin development

DOBSON — While some county budget issues are still pending, commissioners did seem to agree on some points during a work session Thursday evenin...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Dobson resident graduates from veterinary school

Dobson resident graduates from veterinary school

Kayla Marie Fowler of Dobson, the daughter of Sharon Coe Fowler and the late Frank Fowler, graduated on May 12 from the University of Tennessee Colleg...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Health screenings available on Thursday

Residents living in and around the Mount Airy can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, seriou...

June 16th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


State Games soccer tournament starts today

State Games soccer tournament starts today

GREENSBORO — About a year ago, Austin Tumbarello celebrated winning a medal at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina, and then said he want...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Surry-Yadkin EMC holds Annual Golf Tourney

Surry-Yadkin EMC holds Annual Golf Tourney

STATE ROAD — The Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation held its seventh annual Golf Tournament at Cedarbrook Country Club on Thursday.Pro...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Elite Softball Academy back for ‘18

Elite Softball Academy back for ‘18

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s first Elite Softball Academy showcase a year ago was a success, so Lady Cardinal head coach Randy Marion and...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Could the King be in search of a new Kingdom?

It’s been four years since LeBron James returned to Cleveland after winning two titles with the Miami Heat. LeBron’s homecoming was just t...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Isaacs finding her ‘Fit’

Isaacs finding her ‘Fit’

CrossFit is a high-intensity program designed to test your physical and mental limitations by combining aerobic exercise, weightlifting, and calisthen...

June 12th, 2018 |  


King leaves Greyhounds for W. Forsyth

King leaves Greyhounds for W. Forsyth

CLEMMONS — North Surry head men’s basketball coach Kevin King announced his departure from the school on Monday afternoon, in order to tak...

June 11th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


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Art Matters
Carson Peters, Iron Mountain to play

Carson Peters, Iron Mountain to play

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain will bring their heartfelt old-time, bluegrass, and gospel music to the Historic Earle Theatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m....

June 14th, 2018 |  


Too Much Sylvia to play Blackmon Friday

Too Much Sylvia to play Blackmon Friday

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with a Friday evening concert.Too Much Sylvia will be at the Blackmon Amphitheat...

June 13th, 2018 |  


A big sandwich needs a sturdy roll

A big sandwich needs a sturdy roll

New York is not just a city of big buildings and people with big personalities, though it is both of those things. It is also a city of big sandwiches...

June 13th, 2018 updated: June 13th, 2018. |  


Jim Quick & Coastline first of three shows this week

Jim Quick & Coastline first of three shows this week

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with another three concerts spread over three days.Jim Quick & Coastline get...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain music camp begins Wednesday

Pilot Mountain music camp begins Wednesday

The 16th annual Joyce L. Collins Music Camp of First Presbyterian Church of Pilot Mountain will take place on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. unti...

June 12th, 2018 updated: June 12th, 2018. |  


OPINION


Even non-famous people kill themselves

Even non-famous people kill themselves

In the hubbub following a two-celebrity suicide week, it struck me as odd that so much was said, so many heartfelt messages were tearfully blasted int...

June 15th, 2018 updated: June 15th, 2018. |  


Trump, N Korea is history in making

To say President Trump is one of the more polarizing figures to inhabit the White House might well be the understatement of the decade. He has a core ...

June 14th, 2018 |  


What makes kids become shooters?

What makes kids become shooters?

Today marks the four-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that took 17 lives.The topic was on everyone’s minds for sev...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Elimination of judgeship furthers sense of distrust

Words matter.Actions matter.Government openness and honesty matter.A good example of this is the recent decision by the General Assembly to eliminate ...

June 13th, 2018 updated: June 14th, 2018. |  


Could the King be in search of a new Kingdom?

It’s been four years since LeBron James returned to Cleveland after winning two titles with the Miami Heat. LeBron’s homecoming was just t...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Jones family left lasting legacy

Jones family left lasting legacy

Our History is a regular column by Kate Rauhauser-Smith, Director of Education and Programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, examining th...

June 10th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Pilot businessman honored by national agency

Pilot businessman honored by national agency

Taylor Baker, owner of Foothills Hardware & Builders Supply in Pilot Mountain, was recently named one of the independent home improvement industry...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Helping the hungry

Helping the hungry

Foothills Food Pantry recently received a check for more than $4,500 from Scenic Chevrolet, GMC, Subaru, courtesy of Scenic, Subaru of America Inc, an...

May 4th, 2018 updated: May 7th, 2018. |  


Local agent honored at conference

Local agent honored at conference

A local man was honored recently at the Annual Sales Conference of the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies.Tim Hamlin, Surry County agent for North Caroli...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Biscuitville taps new president, vp

Biscuitville taps new president, vp

GREENSBORO – Kathie S. Niven has been named president of Greensboro-based Biscuitville Fresh Southern.Niven joined Biscuitville in 2011 and most...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Small Business Center offering online series

DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College is offering a new online, on demand series for entrepreneurs and aspiring business...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Phillips named to advisory council

Phillips named to advisory council

Surry County Commissioner Larry Phillips was recently appointed to the Local Government Federal Credit Union’s Northern Mountain Advisory Counci...

March 27th, 2017 |  


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