NEWS


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Most Wanted
Pursuit captures wanted sex offender

Pursuit captures wanted sex offender

DOBSON — An elusive sex offender is finally in custody after a chase Thursday afternoon.Joseph Odell Spencer, 44, has been in hiding since winte...

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


JCPenney: The end of an era

JCPenney: The end of an era

Workmen stripped Mayberry Mall of the last vestiges of JCPenney on Friday afternoon when they began taking down the retailer’s sign from the sid...

July 13th, 2018 |  


City maintains precipitation surplus

The Mount Airy area doesn’t look to be in danger of a drought anytime soon, based on a trend seen in recent weather statistics from the cityR...

July 13th, 2018 |  


Food bank supplies ‘dangerously low’

Food bank supplies ‘dangerously low’

The food bank of Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry wasn’t as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard Thursday, but shelves there looked relati...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot mayor decides not to run again

Pilot mayor decides not to run again

At a time when candidates are tossing their hats into the ring for elected offices across Surry County, one present official is exiting the fray.Dwigh...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Undoing revisionist history

Undoing revisionist history

FANCY GAP, Va. — While it may not always be visible to the general public, restoration work continues on the historic Sidna Allen House a short ...

July 12th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Lady Cards host Elite Camp
Eagles Nest Camp Concludes

Eagles Nest Camp Concludes

DOBSON — A record 110 boys and girls gathered at Surry Central High School for the annual Eagles Nest Basketball Camp.Campers were divided by ag...

July 12th, 2018 |  


North Surry to host volleyball, basketball camps in August

North Surry High School will host the Lady Greyhound summer camps for rising fourth- through fifth-graders in volleyball and basketball in August. The...

July 12th, 2018 |  


It starts with the youth

It starts with the youth

While the world waits in anticipation of Sunday’s’s World Cup final in Russia, the next generation of domestic soccer superstars are train...

July 11th, 2018 |  


First Surry Juniors decided by one stroke

First Surry Juniors decided by one stroke

PILOT MOUNTAIN — There’s plenty of good junior golf played in Surry County, and several of its practitioners were in action on Monday and ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Six local teams make state tournaments

Six local teams make state tournaments

MATTHEWS — The Surry North 10U All-Stars ended an impressive run in the North Carolina Cal Ripken Baseball state tournament this weekend.Surry N...

July 9th, 2018 |  


Busy slate for local swim teams

Busy slate for local swim teams

DOBSON — The annual Blue Ridge Swim League is back in action for the 2018 summer, giving children from all around the area the opportunity to co...

July 7th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


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Breig and Hutson wed
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A way of life
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A closer look at choices

Submissions to the church calendar should be sent to [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the ...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Legacy Motown Revue, Envision concerts set

Legacy Motown Revue, Envision concerts set

The Legacy Motown Revue will be at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Thursday to perform for local fans, while Envision will be on the same stage in concer...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Possets, simple and ripe for a revival

Possets, simple and ripe for a revival

Maybe it’s time to bring back posset.Possets were all the rage in the Middle Ages. Not that there was all that much competition in the way of de...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Best ground steak?

Best ground steak?

Ask three people in Mount Airy where to get the best ground steak sandwich, and you’ll get three different answers, according to Troy Combs, a M...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy museum pieces help tell local history’s story

Mount Airy museum pieces help tell local history’s story

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...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Art Matters

Art Matters

Art Matters is a new weekly column which highlights some of the upcoming performance art, display art, and similar events in the greater Mount Airy ar...

July 7th, 2018 |  


OPINION


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A way of life
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A closer look at choices
David, good luck with that Goliath

David, good luck with that Goliath

My first bit of online news Wednesday was a story that some former players from the University of Louisville are suing the NCAA over the loss of their...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy museum pieces help tell local history’s story

Mount Airy museum pieces help tell local history’s story

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...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Basic choices

Basic choices

The Green Bay Packers in 1958 were a terrible football team. They had the worst record of any Packer team in history 1-10-1. In 1959 the Packers hired...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Backroom deals smell rotten

Shakespeare wrote a famous line saying “Something’s rotten in Denmark.”We don’t have to look that far because we may have some...

July 6th, 2018 |  


‘Andy’ performances over Barter

Instead of just living off of the Andy Griffith show reruns, why doesn’t Mount Airy invest in keeping the show “alive”?Here’s ...

July 6th, 2018 |  


A leader can set a bad example

A leader can set a bad example

In my days of covering sports, I used to see a lot of parents get wound up at ball games and start yelling at the referees.I have friends who officiat...

July 5th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Jackson assume top post at Biscuitville location

Jackson assume top post at Biscuitville location

Biscuitville Fresh Southern has named Vivian Jackson operator of its Mount Airy restaurant located at 2023 Rockford Street. Jackson has worked for the...

May 7th, 2018 |  


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 |  


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