SCC offering job search workshops

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in June. No advanced reg...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Cheryl Ward seems to have gotten Joni Mitchell’s lyrics turned around. Instead of paving paradise to put up a parking lot, she has unpaved a par...

May 15th, 2017 updated: May 15th, 2017. |  


Grandma gets pizza right

Grandma gets pizza right

Despite the joys and general deliciousness of homemade pizza as often discussed in this space, the fact remains that a home oven is simply not capable...

May 10th, 2017 |  


2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

DOBSON — Opening day for the 2017 Senior Games events turned out nearly 100 senior citizens.Monday morning senior citizens 55 and older gathered...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Hidden away behind carefully designed plantings at the end of an unassuming driveway on a dead end street, the historic William Carter house, home of ...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Surry County 4-H Holds Awards Program

Surry County 4-H Holds Awards Program

The Surry County 4-H Achievement program was held recently at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology of Surry Community...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

The Dobson Lions Club held its 15th-Annual Larry Wilmoth Memorial Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament on April 1 at Belews Lake, at the Pine Hill ramp entra...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Herb-infused vinegars splash on flavor

Herb-infused vinegars splash on flavor

Herb-infused vinegars were the subject of Surry County Extension’s ongoing series, “Diabetes and You” at the Extension office in Dob...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Bryant, Holyfield to wed

Bryant, Holyfield to wed

Jessica Lea Holyfield and Jimmy Alan Bryant, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daug...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Revitalizing downtown an ongoing effort

Revitalizing downtown an ongoing effort

Downtown has been the focus for revitalization efforts for the City of Mount Airy for many years, with quite a few developments taking places over the...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain spilled 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into Tom’s Creek

PILOT MOUNTAIN —Tuesday morning an estimated 15,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Tom’s Creek in Pilot Mountain.The pump st...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy garden clubs present tour

Mount Airy garden clubs present tour

For the first time in more than a decade, the garden gates of some of Mount Airy’s finest gardens will be opened wide on June 10, and the public...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Potts, Marion to wed

Potts, Marion to wed

Candice Breanne Marion and Edson Potts, along with their families, announce their upcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brenda Marion ...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


When pizza goes outside the box

When pizza goes outside the box

There are two ways to look at pizza. Some folks think the canon was set when they took their first bite of pepperoni. Some think that even pepperoni g...

April 19th, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |  


Keys celebrate 65 years of marriage

Keys celebrate 65 years of marriage

Ray and Lorene Key of Mount Airy marked the 65th anniversary of their April 5, 1952, marriage with a surprise celebration with family on Sunday, April...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Local boy creates monsters

Local boy creates monsters

What started as an ordinary Easter egg dyeing project made a unique turn when Caiden Soots, 12, of Mount Airy, took a commercial egg dye kit into unch...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Easter services

Local churches are planning a wide array of church services and activities to celebrate Easter Sunday. The following have been submitted to the Mount ...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Robert and Bonnie Taylor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 30 with a trip to the Outer Banks. They were married in York, S.C., on Mar...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Town facing big sewer repair bill

Town facing big sewer repair bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A sewer line on Lola Lane was deemed by town officials to be in need of emergency repair, which is likely to cost the town near...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Egg tree sighting in Mount Airy

Egg tree sighting in Mount Airy

Janet and Garrison Hawks of Mount Airy don’t wait for Christmas to get in the spirit of holiday lawn decorating.The Hawks’ Mantle Avenue h...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Pilot Mountain will see their water and sewer bills rise by an average of 7 percent, mostly to pay for the cost of...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Before there were chocolate eggs, there was Easter bread

Before there were chocolate eggs, there was Easter bread

Italian bakeries are always places of great joy, what with the aroma of fresh-baked semolina loaves wafting out the door and a display window filled w...

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


Former resident inducted into UDC

Former resident inducted into UDC

Theresa Winesett Emery of Amelia Island, Florida,, formerly of Mount Airy, was recently inducted into the United Daughters of the Confederacy organiza...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Taylors mark 60th anniversary

Robert and Bonnie Taylor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 30 with a trip to the Outer Banks. The Taylors have two daughters, Gina Pe...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Gough, Rogers to wed

Gough, Rogers to wed

Deyton Shawn Rogers and Brent Chase Gough, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daught...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Smiths celebrate 60 years

Smiths celebrate 60 years

Shelby N. and Bobby Gray Smith of Mount Airy celebrated 60 years of marriage on April 6, 2017, with a family celebration at 13 Bones. The couple marri...

April 9th, 2017 |  


7th Annual Bizfest event a success

7th Annual Bizfest event a success

MOUNT AIRY — The seventh-annual Bizfest went off with out a hitch Thursday, according to organizers.On Thursday, 44 business vendors set up in t...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder has got to be the broke carnivore’s best friend. Yes, it’s got a lot of connective tissue, it’s kind of stringy and ca...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Pilot Mountain Circle K store

Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Pilot Mountain Circle K store

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Police are still on the look-out for the two men responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store last we...

April 3rd, 2017 updated: April 3rd, 2017. |  


Freeman, Shupe to wed

Freeman, Shupe to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Alan and Angie Freeman announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Pearl Freeman, to Austin Ryan Shupe. He is the son of Ms. Lisa ...

April 2nd, 2017 |  


One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

Not every pastry comes with a rhyme all its own but chant “Half for you and half for me, between us two shall good will be,” as you tear a...

March 29th, 2017 |  


SCC offers free employment classes

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering a series of free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in April. No advanced regi...

March 27th, 2017 |  


50th wedding anniversary celebration

50th wedding anniversary celebration

Mike and Barbara Love of Siloam recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party at the Pilot Mountain Country Club.The event was hosted by the...

March 26th, 2017 |  


The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Lord Jesus Christ said in John’s Gospel, chapter 10, “I am the Good Shepherd.” One can look at His life and ministry to see how ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


ECA celebrates Cultural Arts Day

ECA celebrates Cultural Arts Day

Surry County’s Extension and Community Association clubs held its annual Cultural Arts Day on March 17 at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Viticul...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Beulah Methodist, Irish for a day

Beulah Methodist, Irish for a day

“Not one person brined for days and days,” said Carol Forwood of the corned beef served at Beulah United Methodist Church’s St. Patr...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

When Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd,” He was using one of the most beautiful metaphors in the Bible. Those living in the Holy Land ar...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

A quick glance at a recipe is usually all it takes to know how complicated it is going to be. it’s not so much the length of the directions that...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Mount Airy’s usual frigid February temperatures gave way to a balmy evening on Friday that provided the final touch in transforming the Granite ...

March 14th, 2017 updated: March 14th, 2017. |  


Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 12th, 2017 |  


State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

Surry County Schools impressed the state superintendent during a visit Friday.Mark Johnson had been eager to visit the district since winning his elec...

March 12th, 2017 |  


The good shepherd and his sheep, Part 2

The good shepherd and his sheep, Part 2

The shepherd metaphor is recorded more than 500 times in Scripture, both in the Old and New Testaments. Over and over the gentle, caring relationship ...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Church calendar

Submissions to the church calendar should be sent to bcolvard@civitasmedia.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the newspape...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Not-Quite-Spring has become a season

Not-Quite-Spring has become a season

There comes a time every year when it’s looking, smelling and feeling a lot like spring and yet a quick glance at the calendar will tell you tha...

March 8th, 2017 |  


The good shepherd and his sheep

The good shepherd and his sheep

Psalm 23 is one of the most beloved passages in the Bible. The Psalmist David began the heartwarming psalm by saying, “The Lord is my shepherd. ...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Mount Airy’s usual frigid February temperatures gave way to a balmy evening on Friday that provided the final touch in transforming the Granite ...

March 1st, 2017 updated: March 1st, 2017. |  


When takeout becomes home cooking

When takeout becomes home cooking

It’s possible to make some pretty good takeout food at home. Right in the comfort of your own kitchen, you can construct reasonable facsimiles o...

February 28th, 2017 |  


2017 Lenten Services to begin

The Mount Airy Ministerial Association once again will be sponsoring the 2017 Lenten Services this year.Grace Moravian Church will be the host church ...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Robinson, Holder to Wed

Robinson, Holder to Wed

Mrs. Frances Holder is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Helena Suzanne Holder to Matthew Robinson, son of Bob and Shirley Robinson o...

February 26th, 2017 |