Mustins mark 50 years

Mustins mark 50 years

Kenneth and Shirley McCraw Mustin, of Red Brush Road, Mount Airy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with 16 members of their family on Saturda...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 2

Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part column by Rev. Tim Burton.Last week we began to look at Paul’s second letter to Timothy. P...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Brooks assume Salvation Army posts

Brooks assume Salvation Army posts

The Salvation Army Corps of Mount Airy welcomes Lieutenants Jeffrey and Lea Brooks to their church and community.The Brooks both graduated from Mars H...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

By now, hopefully everyone has gotten the obligatory first tomato sandwich of the season behind them. And it goes without saying, that tomato sandwich...

July 26th, 2017 updated: July 26th, 2017. |  


Summer concert series

Summer concert series

Not too many years ago, Mount Airy might have been one of those typical small towns, where the pace of living is nice, but when when local residents w...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Master Gardeners offer fall classes

Master Gardeners offer fall classes

DOBSON — The Surry County Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a practical, inspirational and environmentally conscientious lineup of fall gar...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 1

Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part column by Rev. Tim Burton. The second part will publised on Friday, July 28.When we read PaulR...

July 21st, 2017 |  


A cobbler by any other name

A cobbler by any other name

As if it’s not difficult enough to figure out the difference between a cobbler and a sonker — a distinction that, seemingly, no two people...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Real worship

Real worship

What is real worship?If you ask people that question you will get a host of answers. Attending church, reading the Bible, praying, singing in the choi...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Sauté, what Mama didn’t tell you

Sauté, what Mama didn’t tell you

If your Mama is like most, she taught you to cook things nice and easy. Stove turned up no higher than medium and, oh so gently, coax raw chicken or m...

July 12th, 2017 |  


New comedy to premiere in Mount Airy

New comedy to premiere in Mount Airy

What would you do if you won an entire town in a card game?That’s the situation facing retired Air Force Colonel John Hicks in the NoneSuch Play...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Sisk, Stevens wed

Sisk, Stevens wed

Kaytlyn Diane Stevens and William Joshua Sisk were united in marriage on July 7, 2017, at Albion Baptist Church. Ronnie Chamblin officiated.The bride ...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Pursuing happiness

Pursuing happiness

The Declaration of Independence declares: That God has endowed all men with the “Unalienable rights” of life, liberty and the pursuit of h...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Eggs at lowest price in a decade

Eggs at lowest price in a decade

Prices fluctuate, but mostly they go up. This is how you know if you’re old (you remember when a bottle of soda cost a dime) or if you’re ...

July 5th, 2017 |  


The believer’s relationship

The believer’s relationship

Normally I begin my weekly devotion with a particular scripture but this week’s topic on the believer’s relationship includes scriptures f...

June 30th, 2017 |  


‘Chef and Child’ embrace inner Garfield

‘Chef and Child’ embrace inner Garfield

“People think it’s easy,” said Brooke Atkins, regarding food preparation. To which she added, “Keyword: think,” as she w...

June 28th, 2017 |  


County schools thank bus drivers

County schools thank bus drivers

DOBSON — When schools have let out, and every student has been safely transported home, what do you do next?If you’re the Surry County Sch...

June 25th, 2017 |  


Dickersons celebrate 25 years

Dickersons celebrate 25 years

Melody and Vincent Dickerson celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently on the Island of Maui in Hawaii. Pictured with the couple are their th...

June 25th, 2017 |  


A lesson from boy Jesus

A lesson from boy Jesus

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Luke 2:49In chapter 2 of the book of ...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

The summer solstice was earlier today at 12:24 a.m. EDT making today the longest day of the year with 14 hours and 39 minutes between sunrise and suns...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Sechrist, Gates to wed

Sechrist, Gates to wed

Michaelene Mari Gates, of North Versailles, PA, and Cory Andrew Sechrist, of Monroeville, PA, together with their families, announce their engagement ...

June 18th, 2017 |  


A fond farewell

A fond farewell

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lorrie Sawyers couldn’t help but wipe away a few tears.The East Surry High School principal is accustomed to bidding grad...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a PromiseAnd now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to lov...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

People who live in the South, or at least this part of the South, know that Louise Fitzhugh did not invent the tomato sandwich in 1964 when she wrote ...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Tuckers celebrate 59 years

Tuckers celebrate 59 years

Bill and Sharon “Pat” Tucker celebrate their 59th anniversary today. They were married on June 11, 1958. They have been blessed with seven...

June 11th, 2017 |  


You are never alone

You are never alone

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said “I will never leave you nor forsake y...

June 9th, 2017 |  


‘Hysteria’ reigns at ECA awards night

‘Hysteria’ reigns at ECA awards night

“Who done it?” was the big question on June 1, when Surry County Extension and Community Association (ECA) members gathered to celebrate t...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Hidden magic on Main Street

Hidden magic on Main Street

Prim and proper in the front, magical and fantastical in the back, Joanne Cheatham and Bill di Pretoro’s garden on North Main Street is the equi...

June 7th, 2017 updated: June 7th, 2017. |  


Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

It’s not often a substance goes through as total an image makeover as coconut oil has done in the past few decades.It has gone from stone-cold k...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Garden whispers of moonlight and secrets

Garden whispers of moonlight and secrets

Bill and Judy Barham built and moved into their house in 1990 but the landscape design took a little longer to come together.Bill Barham made a number...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Dogs and deer and voles, oh my

Dogs and deer and voles, oh my

Dean Simmons is not willing to admit that he is the primary landscape designer at the home his family has lived in since it was built in 1980, but he ...

June 4th, 2017 |  


Easier said than done

Easier said than done

And Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water.” And he said, “Come.” And when Peter wa...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


When it’s not what it says it is

When it’s not what it says it is

When Bob Ward, of Pilot Mountain, created a new dish for a Mother’s Day potluck a few weeks ago, he needed a name for his creation.Not for Bob t...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Public park is well-kept secret

Public park is well-kept secret

The Blue House, as 615 North Main Street is now known, fronts one of Mount Airy’s best-kept secrets.The grounds of the house make up Robert Edwi...

May 28th, 2017 |  


Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Some folks say that the only skill you need to throw a successful dinner party is the ability to bake decent homemade bread. The theory being that hom...

May 24th, 2017 |  


A working farm where history lives

A working farm where history lives

Rosie and Kester Sink agreed to participate in “Mount Airy Blooms,” a June 10 tour of Mount Airy gardens, more as a way to share the histo...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Community college offers summer tech classes

DOBSON — Summertime for college students is often associated with a much needed break from classes, but Surry Community College is offering seve...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Carrie Nations of Elkin may only be 9 years old but she knows that fresh strawberries are just the ticket for a Mother’s Day dessert.Carrie didn...

May 17th, 2017 |  


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 |