Changing your life requires sacrifice

Changing your life requires sacrifice

If your New Year’s resolution was to improve your health by eliminating certain foods or categories of food from your life and you’ve made...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Logan Mitchell will be 14 years old Jan. 18. His grandparents, Roger and Diane Mitchell, want to wish Logan a very Happy Birthday. They love him to th...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Hylton, Dodson Engagement

Hylton, Dodson Engagement

Pastor Floyd and Shanon Dodson are honored to announce the engagement of their son, Brantonm to Erin Hylton of Bronx, New York.Erin holds a Bachelors ...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Meaty ragù keeps the carnivores happy

Meaty ragù keeps the carnivores happy

Making a batch of ragù — which by the way, is a kind of pasta sauce, not a brand name — is a great way to get the carnivores in your ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


God is calling you to holiness

God is calling you to holiness

I Peter 1:15, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation (word and behavior). Read also I Thess.4:7.N...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Roasted citrus brightens up winter

Roasted citrus brightens up winter

The dead of winter is a sad time for folks who try to eat seasonally. Root vegetables are nice enough, and don’t get the credit they deserve, bu...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Mountain View explores biblical plants

Mountain View explores biblical plants

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club began the new year with a meeting on Jan. 4 at the William Alfred Moore House. The group’s guest speaker...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Some comments about the cold weather:“I wish we would get some snow since it is this cold.” Amber Southern“I hate cold weather. Espe...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Hear and listen, God is calling you

Hear and listen, God is calling you

This New Year, we have a new opportunity for a fresh start. As we look back, we see where we’ve had some struggles, some failures, but hopefully...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Hear and listen, God is calling you!

Hear and listen, God is calling you!

This New Year, we have a new opportunity for a fresh start. As we look back, we see where we’ve had some struggles, some failures, but hopefully...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Shopping from the garden, winter edition

Shopping from the garden, winter edition

Shopping from your garden and cooking a meal from produce that you have raised from the ground is a heady experience in the heat of the summer. But im...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Merry fifth day of Christmas

Merry fifth day of Christmas

When I went to stores during December, it did not bother me if the clerks did not say “Merry Christmas.” But it does bother me when someon...

December 29th, 2017 |  


From collards to broken plates

From collards to broken plates

Here in the South, everybody knows New Year’s Day is the time to eat greens, black-eyed peas and maybe some hog jowls. Perhaps substituting some...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Christmas: a celebration, observance of Christ

Christmas: a celebration, observance of Christ

The English word Christmas is made up of two word’s “Christ” and “mass.”Jesus is the Christ. He is truly divine and trul...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


When two bites are just enough

When two bites are just enough

Two bites.That’s the rule for party appetizers. You want food that can be picked up with one hand, comfortably and without utensils — reme...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

The second part of Advent turns from Isaiah to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. This time is the last eight days before Christmas Day. These days are ...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Shinault celebrate anniversary

Shinault celebrate anniversary

Tom and Ella Shinault of Mount Airy soon will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Dec. 13, 1952.The couple has fi...

December 10th, 2017 |  


Journey toward Christmas continues

Journey toward Christmas continues

We move along our journey to Christmas, hopefully no one has wandered off hypnotized by the glitz and glitter. Now we listen for the voice of John the...

December 8th, 2017 |  


‘Potluck for Dummies’ in a hurry

‘Potluck for Dummies’ in a hurry

‘Tis the season. Potluck season, that is.During the approximately five weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, even the most reclusi...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Shinault celebrate anniversary

Shinault celebrate anniversary

Tom and Ella Shinault of Mount Airy soon will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Dec. 13, 1952.The couple has f...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Sunday begins the Advent

Sunday begins the Advent

Prepare our hearts, O Lord our God, for the coming of Christ your Son.On the twenty-fifth we will celebrate the first coming of the Lord, the Word bec...

December 1st, 2017 |  


SCC screening classic film ‘Songcatcher’ tonight

DOBSON — Surry Community College is hosting a free screening of the classic film, “Songcatcher,” open to the public on today at 6:30...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Surry SCAN ‘Parade of Trees’ auction goes live

Surry SCAN ‘Parade of Trees’ auction goes live

Surry SCAN Parade of Trees 2017 will be Nov. 28 until Dec. 2. A silent auction finale will be from 6 – 9 p.m. at Mount Airy Museum of Regional H...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 30th, 2017. |  


Naked cakes show what they’re made of

Naked cakes show what they’re made of

There have been naked cakes for as long as there have been cakes, but a trend isn’t a trend until it has a name, preferably a name that’s ...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Not too late for Thanksgiving creativity

Not too late for Thanksgiving creativity

It’s Wednesday. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you haven’t even given a thought as to what you’re going to do about that side dish you...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


A Child’s Christmas coming to Horne Creek

A Child’s Christmas coming to Horne Creek

PINNACLE — Horne Creek Farm is offering an opportunity for parents to show their kids just what a Christmas without all the modern commercialism...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Soup, like jazz, is better when you improvise

Soup, like jazz, is better when you improvise

The cold weather this past weekend made it clear, if it wasn’t already clear, that soup season is here.Soup, besides being a superb warmer-upper...

November 15th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Perilous times upon us

Perilous times upon us

Since the solar eclipse on August 21, a “sign” from heaven, the United States has experienced devastating hurricanes. One had the most pow...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Why not butternut?

Why not butternut?

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new squash in town and it’s name is butternut.The juggernaut of ‘pumpkin spice everything’ ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Saint Andrew Lutheran Church Observes the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church Observes the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church (ELCA) will observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with an open house for the community on Saturday, Oct. 28 fr...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Confusing Americans for 100 years

Confusing Americans for 100 years

Tamales have delighted and confused Americans for a good long while.They have delighted because they are delicious and they have confused because the ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Goad, Johnson to wed

Goad, Johnson to wed

Judy Dearborn of Ararat, North Carolina, and Danny Goad of Linwood, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Goad, to T...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

THURMOND — Whoop Whoop De Do, a retired racehorse residing here, could conceivably surpass his entire career winnings many times over in one wee...

October 4th, 2017 |  


When a pizza isn’t a pizza

When a pizza isn’t a pizza

Everyone has heard the old saying, “You can never have too much of a good thing.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. But it’s ra...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Dining on the Yellow Line

Dining on the Yellow Line

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tucking into the second of four courses at a table for 125 running down the middle of Main Street in Pilot Mountain on Saturday...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Crouse, Johnson to wed

Crouse, Johnson to wed

Ashley Elizabeth Johnson and William Joseph Crouse, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is t...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

As street festivals go, the sweet potato festival in Rockford is a laid-back affair. In its 20th year of celebrating the harvest of North CarolinaR...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Home canning on a serious scale

Home canning on a serious scale

“Back when I was cool, I did cool things. Now I go up to my home office and read gardening magazines,” says Scott Lowry of his new-found i...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Senior Fun Day delivers as promised

Senior Fun Day delivers as promised

Senior Fun Day was indeed a fun day.The fellowship hall of Faith Baptist Church in Mount Airy was filled to capacity on Friday with seniors dancing, c...

September 12th, 2017 updated: September 12th, 2017. |  


Cupcake trend turns 21, cupcakes survive

Cupcake trend turns 21, cupcakes survive

It’s been 21 years since Magnolia Bakery opened their doors on Bleeker Street in New York’s West Village, and almost as long since “...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Museum hosts members ice cream social

Museum hosts members ice cream social

With ice cream to the left of them, hot dogs to the right of them, museum members seemed happy to be stuck in the middle on Thursday night at the Moun...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Museum hosts members ice cream social

Museum hosts members ice cream social

With ice cream to the left of them, hot dogs to the right of them, museum members seemed happy to be stuck in the middle on Thursday night at the Moun...

August 30th, 2017 |