NEWS


591 run in half-marathon events

591 run in half-marathon events

People might go over the river and through the woods later this week for Thanksgiving, but on Saturday 591 runners trekked through Mount Airy for the ...

November 18th, 2017 |  


‘Antiques on Parade’ yields surprises

‘Antiques on Parade’ yields surprises

DOBSON — “Then you get the Roadshow to sell it.”Those were the words from Todd Leinbach, of Leinbach Auction and Realty in Clemmons....

November 18th, 2017 |  


Board tables massive rezoning plan

Board tables massive rezoning plan

With a roomful of people watching, the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has tabled a plan to alter the zoning of 942 different parcels of property in...

November 17th, 2017 updated: November 19th, 2017. |  


Fall weather full of contrasts

Recent weather conditions in Mount Airy have been a study in contrasts — unusually hot days in one month and just the opposite in another, but o...

November 17th, 2017 |  


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 17th, 2017 |  


Surry County upgrades 911 emergency equipment

Surry County upgrades 911 emergency equipment

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners will hold its next meeting Monday at Mount Airy Middle School at 6 p.m.The satellite meeting wi...

November 17th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Not done yet
12:17 am |    
East turns the tables
10:41 pm |    
Turkey Day Football, anyone?

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 |  


Cards seek to avenge season-opening loss

Cards seek to avenge season-opening loss

East Surry and East Wilkes began their season with a showdown of the area’s “East Cardinals” back on Aug. 18. On Friday, one of them...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Let the new season begin

Let the new season begin

Two local schools are still alive in the 1A state playoffs for football, but for everyone else, the winter sports schedule is under way.The continued ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


“We’ll be back”

“We’ll be back”

KERNERSVILLE — Not all fairy tales have storybook endings. Sometimes, it is the Villain that emerges victorious after a hard fought battle.The B...

November 14th, 2017 |  


East Surry names new fieldhouse for Coach Downs

East Surry names new fieldhouse for Coach Downs

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The school board met this week. They approved East Surry’s recommendation that the new fieldhouse be named after retired ...

November 14th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA - PHOTO STORE


LIFE


8:15 am |    
Marion, Potts wed
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 |  


Coe, Donathan engaged

Coe, Donathan engaged

Samantha Donathan and Ethan Coe, together with their families, announce their engagement.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kim Humphries of Mount Air...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Faries celebrate anniversary

Faries celebrate anniversary

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Faries of Westfield, North Carolina, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.They were honored by their famil...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Tackling chronic pain

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 |  


Creating the ultimate Hornets team

Creating the ultimate Hornets team

In late August, 2K Sports released information on its newest basketball video game. Part of the game is an all-time roster for each franchise.Who is t...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Protecting your baby from sudden infant death

Protecting your baby from sudden infant death

The death of a child is a particularly excruciating torment, and losing a baby for no apparent medical reason makes the heartache that much more wrenc...

November 5th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


1:49 am |    
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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