Board haggles over ‘continuing’ Barter costs

Board haggles over ‘continuing’ Barter costs

A Barter Theatre expansion in Mount Airy hasn’t gotten off the ground, or even been approved by state regulators, but plenty of drama is surroun...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Assault defendant arrested again

Assault defendant arrested again

DOBSON — A Mount Airy man accused last year of attempted murder was picked up Monday for missing a court appearance that morning.Daniel Carlos M...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Co-op loan for fire truck questioned

Co-op loan for fire truck questioned

DOBSON — An anonymous letter circulating in the area is criticizing a Dobson-based electrical supplier for giving money to Mount Airy for a new ...

April 20th, 2018 |  


The Lord our healer

The Lord our healer

Psalm 103:2-4 is an instruction to the believer, saying “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniqu...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Homeless shelter expansion supported

Homeless shelter expansion supported

No opposition was voiced Thursday night for proposed rezoning that would allow an expansion of an entity in Mount Airy which serves the growing homele...

April 19th, 2018 |  


‘Not a church play’ at Dobson church

‘Not a church play’ at Dobson church

DOBSON — Salem Baptist Church will present expanded encore performances this weekend of a play that enjoyed a successful run there last year....

April 19th, 2018 |  


NAACP holding candidate ‘meet and greet’

The local chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” event at Jones Resource Center on Saturday, according to Faye Carter,...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A resident of 107 Wild Horse Trail is accused of leading officers on a chase, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Lucio Luna Ga...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Dobson hosts 7th Spring Folly

Dobson hosts 7th Spring Folly

DOBSON — Dobson is gearing up for its Seventh-Annual Spring Folly scheduled for Friday and Saturday.“The weather is looking wonderful,R...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A credit card skimmer has been detected at a local business, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The skimmer, a small electroni...

April 19th, 2018 |  


City schools plan 2018-19 budget

City schools plan 2018-19 budget

Mount Airy City Schools is seeking an extra $57,000 in annual funding from the county as well as a big increase in capital outlay.At Tuesday’s r...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Weird weather pattern continues locally

A topsy-turvy, up and down, hot-cold — and downright weird — weather pattern this year in Mount Airy is continuing, according to the lates...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Scouts place time capsule downtown

Scouts place time capsule downtown

It’s not every day that a time capsule is placed, and Mount Airy made the most of such an occasion during a downtown ceremony.About 80 people cr...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Students get hands-on with calculus

Students get hands-on with calculus

A group of five East Surry High School students are taking an interactive Calculus III class as a part of their dual enrollment studies at Surry Commu...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Senior health fair to highlight drug issue

Senior health fair to highlight drug issue

A health fair Friday in Mount Airy will be geared toward older local residents, while also focusing on a problem plaguing society as a whole: the abus...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• City property was damaged earlier this week during a break-in at Westwood Park, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The crime, ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Gym talk dominates board meeting

Gym talk dominates board meeting

ELKIN — Putting in a new gym and renovating another will cost Surry County more than $9 million.The county Board of Commissioners already had gi...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Photo contest winners named

Photo contest winners named

The lower level of the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain was filled with talented photographers, families and friends last week as a...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Hearings at hand on homeless shelter, codes

Hearings at hand on homeless shelter, codes

Two public hearings are scheduled Thursday night in Mount Airy, both related to housing but in entirely different ways.While one issue concerns those ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts New Members

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Surry Community College held its annual induction ceremony for 20 new members f...

April 17th, 2018 |  


SCC to offer digital storytelling class

SCC to offer digital storytelling class

Surry Community College will be taking part in a first at the college campus later this spring.The school will be offering a new digital storytelling,...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Thousands expected for autism walk

Thousands expected for autism walk

At a time when a child is diagnosed with autism on average every 20 minutes, local residents aren’t taking this lying down but preparing to hit ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Flat Rock students visit Charlotte museum

Flat Rock students visit Charlotte museum

Fifth grade students at Flat Rock Elementary School recently visited the Discovery Place Science in Charlotte.The students, members of Pedro Caro and ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Early voting begins Thursday

Early voting begins Thursday

DOBSON — Surry County residents wanting to get an early start in making their choices for the May 8 primary election can do so beginning Thursda...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Pottery expert offers two-day workshop at SCC

Pottery expert offers two-day workshop at SCC

Internationally-known potter Susan Filley will visit Surry Community College’s campus for a free, two-day workshop.Pottery fanatics are invited ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Llamas a hit at Canine Carnival

Llamas a hit at Canine Carnival

Millennium Charter Academy’s Junior Humane Society held a Canine Carnival on Saturday, which apparently was a hit — except for the high wi...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Flat Rock announces honor roll

Flat Rock Elementary School recently announced its most recent honor roll. Those making the grade were:A Honor RollFifth grade: Cheyenne AlligoodFourt...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Hospice holding fundraiser

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is now selling raffle tickets for its sixth-annual Days of Giving fundraiser. The raffle is designed to ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Amanda Golding Barneycastle, 26, Gilmer Mille...

April 15th, 2018 |  


SCC to hold computer repair day Friday

SCC to hold computer repair day Friday

DOBSON — A computer or laptop that is not working properly can cause a lot of frustration, so Surry Community College’s Technology Club is...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Meet the volunteers

Meet the volunteers

Editor’s Note: A handful of the Northern Hospital of Surry County volunteers are profiled here.Mary Alice Payne“I love volunteering,”...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

Four years ago, when Tina Beasley accepted the job as coordinator of the Volunteer Program at Northern Hospital of Surry County, little did she know t...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals for probation violations:• ...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Barter appeal still waiting in wings

Barter appeal still waiting in wings

Plans are still up in the air for a return visit to Raleigh by Mount Airy officials seeking to make another pitch for the Barter Theatre project, but ...

April 15th, 2018 |  


NAUW honors ‘Phenomenal Women’

NAUW honors ‘Phenomenal Women’

“Phenomenal Women” were honored on Saturday at a fundraising luncheon hosted by Surry County’s branch of the National Association of...

April 14th, 2018 |  


City hosts State Quiz Bowl for first time

City hosts State Quiz Bowl for first time

The annual North Carolina State Public Library Quiz Bowl was held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse for the first time on Saturday. Davidson County’...

April 14th, 2018 |  


Scholarship in memory of Caudle established

Scholarship in memory of Caudle established

DOBSON — Surry Community College has announced a new scholarship in memory of a former athlete who died last summer.Starmount graduate Sydney Ca...

April 14th, 2018 |  


Special Olympics marks 40 years

Special Olympics marks 40 years

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Special Olympics Surry County marked its 40th anniversary on Friday at East Surry High School with 268 competitors along with a...

April 13th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Jonathan Reid Brindle, 33, listed as homeless...

April 13th, 2018 |  


City wins finance award for 24th year

City wins finance award for 24th year

Pro basketball’s Philadelphia 76ers are on a 16-game winning streak, but the city of Mount Airy’s streak stands at 24.That’s the num...

April 13th, 2018 |  


Businesses network, collaborate at annual BizFest

Businesses network, collaborate at annual BizFest

BizFest exhibitors from businesses and nonprofits across Surry County attend a seminar on collaboration at The Liberty in Elkin Thursday afternoon.Ama...

April 12th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• James Dean Sawyers, 36, of Belton Road, Mount...

April 12th, 2018 updated: April 12th, 2018. |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Dobson woman was taken into custody in Mount Airy early Thursday on a charge of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer and an o...

April 12th, 2018 |  


Storm debris ‘taxing’ city crews

Storm debris ‘taxing’ city crews

Recent weather events have taken a severe toll on trees and shrubs in this area, and also haven’t been kind to local cleanup crews dealing with ...

April 12th, 2018 |  


Library’s spring book sale returns

Library’s spring book sale returns

The Mount Airy Public Library’s spring used book sale has returned this week after an absence of a few years. The sale began on Wednesday with a...

April 12th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• Property valued at $3,360 was discovered stolen Sunday from a Mount Airy residence, according to city police department reports. The crime occ...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Voter-registration deadline is Friday

DOBSON — Friday the 13th is known as an unlucky day, but for would-be primary voters in Surry County who are not registered, beating a 5 p.m. de...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Women’s Association hosting rummage sale Saturday

The Surry Community College Women’s Association is hosting a rummage sale on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot near the T-Buildi...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Botany Class visits Pilot Mountain State Park

Botany Class visits Pilot Mountain State Park

Surry Community College’s BIO 120 or Introductory Botany class learned about the importance of controlled burns during a recent field trip to Pi...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Bowed dulcimer festival is Saturday

Bowed dulcimer festival is Saturday

The opportunity to learn under local resident Ken Bloom will attract aspiring musicians from across the country to Pilot Mountain this weekend for a m...

April 11th, 2018 |