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 |  


Surrey Bancorp earnings up in 2016

Surrey Bancorp, the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, today reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016 were up roughly 12 percent ove...

February 24th, 2017 |  


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 |  


AES named great workplace

AES named great workplace

A local company which started in a wooden shed is now a Great Place to Work.In late October, Advanced Electronics Services Inc. earned a Great Place t...

November 6th, 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 |  


Leonards names operations manager

Leonards names operations manager

Leonard Building and Truck Accessories has announced the hiring of Joe Robbins as operations manager.Leonard is a manufacturer and seller of trailers,...

June 25th, 2016 |  


WorkForce Unlimited acquires Laurinburg operation

WorkForce Unlimited, a full-service staffing firm based in Mount Airy, recently announced it had acquired the light industrial staffing division of As...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Free business seminars set for May

The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in May at various locations in Surry and Yadk...

April 24th, 2016 |  


Leonard hosting job fair, open house Friday

With a number of positions ready to fill, Leonard Building and Truck Accessories, a manufacturing and sales business for trailers, storage buildings, ...

April 10th, 2016 |  


Golf Cart Outlet a firemen affair

Golf Cart Outlet a firemen affair

A local golf cart specialist is planning a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate becoming an authorized dealer for a leading manufacturer.Golf Ca...

April 9th, 2016 |  


Sammons recognized by association

Sammons recognized by association

Macon Sammons Jr., of Mount Airy, has been awarded a life membership in the North Carolina City and County Management Association. The award was prese...

February 28th, 2016 |  


Northern Family adds to staff, extends hours

Northern Family adds to staff, extends hours

Charlotte Cassell, FNP, has joined Northern Family Medicine, the practice recently announced.Cassell joins Dr. Nelson Gardner and Dr. Challie Minton, ...

February 28th, 2016 |  


Hernandez joins local dental practice

Hernandez joins local dental practice

Dr. Zara Hernandez has joined the practice the dental practice of Dr. James Wells and Dr. Phillip Brintle in Mount Airy.Hernandez is a native of Jamai...

February 14th, 2016 |  


Northern Hospital of Surry County earns stroke certification

Northern Hospital of Surry County earns stroke certification

About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Now a local hospital is prepared to help area r...

February 12th, 2016 |  


ASU students, Rep. Foxx visit Omega Construction site

ASU students, Rep. Foxx visit Omega Construction site

Omega Construction of Pilot Mountain recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC 5th, along with 15 students from the Appalachian State Sustainabl...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Chamber seeks Citizen of Year nominations

Chamber seeks Citizen of Year nominations

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber will soon be naming its 2015 Citizen of the Year, but not without help.The chamber is seeking nominations for the honor...

December 25th, 2015 |  


Free small business seminars slated

The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in January at various locations in Surry and ...

December 21st, 2015 |  


Surry County Schools’ Lego robotics teams advance to state tourney after strong showing at regionals

Surry County Schools’ Lego robotics teams advance to state tourney after strong showing at regionals

WINSTON-SALEM — Surry County middle school robotics teams showed up in numbers and represented well at a regional First Lego League competition ...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Omega Construction honored for Georgia project

Omega Construction honored for Georgia project

Omega Construction of Pilot Mountain was recently awarded the 2015 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for the local company’s work on Caesar...

December 7th, 2015 |  


Joyce attends financial advisor conference

Joyce attends financial advisor conference

For the second consecutive year, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tammy H. Joyce of Mount Airy attended Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit held in...

December 6th, 2015 |  


Northern earns Top Performer recognition

Northern earns Top Performer recognition

Northern Hospital has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer by The Joint Commission, an organization which accredits health care organizations in th...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Hospital receives accreditation in ultrasound

Northern Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (AC...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


College to offer Notary public class

Surry Community College will offer Notary Public Training on Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 East ...

November 9th, 2015 updated: November 11th, 2015. |  


SCC sponsoring wellness certification

The Surry Community College Physical Education Department is sponsoring the Wellness Coach Certification through NETA Fitness Professionals on Nov. 21...

November 9th, 2015 |  


Free business seminars set for November

The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in November at various locations in Surry and...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Local firm part of White House meeting

Local firm part of White House meeting

The White House recently invited NCFI Polyurethanes to a 20-company roundtable discussion about the company’s efforts aimed at reducing potent g...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Willow Tex receives industry certification

Willow Tex, LLC, which produces the man-made leather known as IZIT Leather, recently received its 9001:2008 Certification.“This certification is...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Northern Hospital receives ‘A’ score

Northern Hospital receives ‘A’ score

Northern Hospital of Surry County has received an A rating for patient safety— the highest designation possible —in a national study compl...

November 1st, 2015 |  


First Community reports earnings, dividend

First Community Bancshares, a holding company for First Community Bank which trades under the symbol FCBC, this week announced net income for the thir...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Local Realtor, auctioneer tapped by governor

Local Realtor, auctioneer tapped by governor

Susan Rogers Holder, president of Rogers Realty & Auction Co. Inc., was recently appointed to the North Carolina Auctioneers Licensing Board by Go...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Omega tops in Triad’s Fast 50

Omega tops in Triad’s Fast 50

Omega Construction of Pilot Mountain recently claimed the top spot in the Triad Business Journal’s Fast 50.The Fast 50 is a list comprised of th...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Planning for retirement when you are single

Planning for retirement when you are single

How does retirement planning differ for single people? At a glance, there would seem to be no difference in the retirement saving effort of an individ...

October 4th, 2015 |  


NW Medical Partners joins Northern Hospital network

NW Medical Partners joins Northern Hospital network

Northern Hospital of Surry County has joined forces with Northwest Medical Partners, PA and ProHealth Fitness Center. The long-standing group of medic...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Mayberry Spirits’ grand opening kicks off

Mayberry Spirits’ grand opening kicks off

Really fine days are ahead at the home of “really fine drink,” according to Mayberry Spirits owner Vann McCoy.Mayberry Spirits’ gran...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Life insurance with long term care riders

Life insurance with long term care riders

The price of long term care insurance is really going up. If you are a baby boomer and you have kept your eye on it for a few years, chances are you h...

September 27th, 2015 |  


SCC business instructor earns doctorate

SCC business instructor earns doctorate

DOBSON – Dawn Worley, a Mount Airy resident who teaches business technologies at Surry Community College, recently earned her an Ed.D. in educat...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Primland lodge garners top recognition

MEADOWS OF DAN, VA – The Lodge at Primland scored an international accolade in the latest Travel and Leisure ratings, tying for first in The Wor...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Four words you shouldn’t believe

Four words you shouldn’t believe

“This time is different.” Beware those four little words. They are perhaps the most dangerous words an investor can believe in. If you bel...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Free SBC seminars scheduled for September

DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in September at various locati...

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  


Is America prepared to retire?

Is America prepared to retire?

Only 48 percent of Americans say they think they are saving enough. And 30 percent feel that they are not even slightly confident that they are saving...

August 16th, 2015 |  


First Community issues dividend

BLUEFIELD, VA — First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) last week announced financial results for the quarter and six months ending June 3...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Surrey Bank earnings dip slightly

Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, last week reported earnings for the second quarter of 2015 were s...

August 10th, 2015 |  


The importance of TOD & JTWROS designations

The importance of TOD & JTWROS designations

TOD, JTWROS…what do these obscure acronyms signify? They are shorthand for transfer on death and joint tenancy with right of survivorship –...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


How might higher inflation affect your investments?

How might higher inflation affect your investments?

America once experienced something called “moderate inflation.” It may seem like a distant memory, but it could very well return in the se...

July 26th, 2015 |