NEWS


Gardeners prepare For Christmas

Gardeners prepare For Christmas

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club got an early start preparing for the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 2.Frances Beasley, vice president of dev...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Safety urged during holiday weekend

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy family and friends and show appreciation for what people have.Unfortunately, it can also be a time of tragedy for many...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


IRS probes Pilot business

IRS probes Pilot business

The Pilot Mountain Police Department assisted the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with a federal agent investigation at the premises of A Plus Carports...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Maple Grove UMC honors Driggers

Maple Grove UMC honors Driggers

Recently Maple Grove UMC selected Marc Driggers as the recipient of the Laity Service of the Year Award for 2017.Driggers grew up in Mount Airy, gradu...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Franklin students dress up for Spirit Week

Franklin students dress up for Spirit Week

The Franklin Elementary School Student Council recently sponsored Spirit Week to raise money for the local Christmas Angels program.Everyone dressed u...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


City holiday parade to roll Saturday

City holiday parade to roll Saturday

One sure-fire way of knowing the holiday season is here is the coming of the Mount Airy Christmas Parade, which will make its annual trip through town...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Not done yet

Not done yet

DOBSON — Anyone who has ever seen Sadie Brooks on a volleyball court can tell that the 5’10” outside hitter loves the game.Starting ...

November 18th, 2017 updated: November 18th, 2017. |  


East turns the tables

East turns the tables

RONDA — Some things are so nice they need to happen twice.The East Surry Cardinals and the East Wilkes Cardinals first met this season in week 1...

November 18th, 2017 |  


Turkey Day Football, anyone?

Turkey Day Football, anyone?

For the second year in a row, Black Friday means Granite Bear football at Wallace Shelton Stadium.The state’s second-ranked 1A team kept its dat...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Breaking down Vegas’ Super Bowl contenders

As years end slowly approaches, so does the end of another NFL regular season. It seemed like just yesterday that Tom Brady made history by leading th...

November 16th, 2017 |  


West signs with Coker Cobras

West signs with Coker Cobras

To many fans of North Surry athletics, Myia West is probably best known as a reserve on last year’s Lady Greyhound basketball team that made it ...

November 16th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Cake mix cookies for a crowd

Cake mix cookies for a crowd

Powering through the lingering fatigue of a week-long cold, Angela Llewellyn spent Sunday baking seven kinds of cookies for a cookie drive she had org...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Marion, Potts wed

Marion, Potts wed

Candice Breanne Marion and Edson Potts were united in marriage on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Turkey Ford Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Rever...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Johnson, Crouse wed

Johnson, Crouse wed

Ashley Elizabeth Johnson of Mount Airy and William Joseph Crouse of Mount Airy were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Rosa Lee Manor P...

November 5th, 2017 |  


The Hollywood religion

The Hollywood religion

True Christian faith is seldom welcome in movies or TV shows. When you examine what most influential actors and directors believe about God you can un...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Cookie dough heralds society’s collapse

Cookie dough heralds society’s collapse

The summer of 2017 will live in infamy as the moment in time when Americans collectively gave up, threw in the towel, put on our jammies and gave up a...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Bats, out of the belfry and onto the table

Bats, out of the belfry and onto the table

‘Tis the season for disgusting things.Fastidious people who for most of the year would have been mortified by the sight of a cobweb in their spo...

October 25th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Zena was her name

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Tackling chronic pain
Groping for answers about harassment

Groping for answers about harassment

It has taken a few minutes today to get my computer booted up to begin writing, so I would assume no further sexual harassment allegations have occurr...

November 17th, 2017 |  


‘Orphans’ need Thanksgiving dinner too

‘Orphans’ need Thanksgiving dinner too

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, which is fairly understandable as it is a holiday based almost entirely on food. Well, food and grat...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Breaking down Vegas’ Super Bowl contenders

As years end slowly approaches, so does the end of another NFL regular season. It seemed like just yesterday that Tom Brady made history by leading th...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Hashtag watered down by “me too” gals

Hashtag watered down by “me too” gals

On Veteran’s Day this week, my ex-wife posted a photo of her current husband back when he was in uniform. She gave thanks to his service to our ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Veterans need more than salutes

Veterans need more than salutes

Today in Mount Airy and communities across the nation, special events are being held to honor our military veterans. Flags will be raised, words spoke...

November 10th, 2017 updated: November 11th, 2017. |  


Wine, better to consume than produce

Wine, better to consume than produce

Preparing to cover the Sixth-Annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium at Surry Community College on Wednesday, I read the press release ann...

November 10th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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AES named great workplace
Tickets available for the tour of homes

Tickets available for the tour of homes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — First United Methodist Church is looking to fund community outreach meals with the return of an old Christmas tradition —...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Surrey Bancorp reports 33 percent rise in net income

Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, recently reported earnings for the second quarter had jumped a th...

July 31st, 2016 |  


First Community sees income growth, declares dividend

First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) recently reported net income that had grown more than 9 percent for the second quarter and first six mon...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Free seminars for those seeking job help

Surry Community College will be offering free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in August. No advance registration is required.#Using...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Small Business Center offering free seminars

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in August at various locations in Surry and Yadkin c...

July 24th, 2016 |  


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