City board OKs 12-cent tax hike 3-2

City board OKs 12-cent tax hike 3-2

City residents will see a property tax hike for the first time in 11 years with the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners’ adoption Monday of a 2018...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Local students honored

Meredith named to Provost List LORETTO, PA — Scott Meredith, majoring in accounting from Pilot Mountain, was named to the Provost List at Saint ...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Jones running club holds a 5K

Jones running club holds a 5K

The Running Club at Jones Intermediate School recently culminated its year with a 5K run on the greenway in Mount Airy.The students at Jones are able ...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Northern Hospital taps new CEO

Northern Hospital taps new CEO

Northern Hospital of Surry County’s board of directors has appointed Chris Lumsden, to the post of president and CEO, effective July 23.His appo...

June 18th, 2018 updated: June 18th, 2018. |  


Art Matters

Art Matters

Art Matters is a new weekly column which highlights some of the upcoming performance art, display art, and similar events in the greater Mount Airy ar...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Program on Daniel Boone scheduled

Program on Daniel Boone scheduled

A free program on one of America’s most-famous pioneers will be held this week by the Surry County Historical Society.“We have an exciting...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Ballard receives doctorate degree

STAUNTON, VA — Elizabeth Ballard of Mount Airy, recently earned a doctor of physical therapy at Mary Baldwin University’s 176th Commenceme...

June 17th, 2018 |  


First cruise-in roars into town

First cruise-in roars into town

Judging by the sights and sounds in downtown Mount Airy Saturday afternoon, it was as if a giant magnet had been placed in the central business distri...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available to check out:Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipst...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Tucker reflects on Father’s Day

Tucker reflects on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is bittersweet for WGHP anchor and Stokes County native Chad Tucker. He lost his father at seven-months-old his dad was killed in a...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Cutting the ribbon on better health

Cutting the ribbon on better health

When obstetrician/gynecologist Tom Vaughn Jr., MD, opened his medical practice in Mount Airy nearly 40 years ago, little did he know that his pioneeri...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Board favors funding for EMS, sheriff’s office

The Surry County Board of Commissioners seemed to be in favor a recommendation by County Manager Chris Knopf to add some spending to both EMS services...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Board eyes Elkin development

DOBSON — While some county budget issues are still pending, commissioners did seem to agree on some points during a work session Thursday evenin...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Dobson resident graduates from veterinary school

Dobson resident graduates from veterinary school

Kayla Marie Fowler of Dobson, the daughter of Sharon Coe Fowler and the late Frank Fowler, graduated on May 12 from the University of Tennessee Colleg...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Health screenings available on Thursday

Residents living in and around the Mount Airy can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, seriou...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Disney grant to transform park site

Disney grant to transform park site

The company known for facilities such as Disney World and Disneyland also is spreading some of its magic Mount Airy’s way.This city has become o...

June 16th, 2018 |  


County schools honor retirees

County schools honor retirees

Adventure Awaits was the theme for a recent gathering of Surry County Schools employees.The event was to honor 31 school staffers who are retiring at ...

June 15th, 2018 |  


SCC accepts first international student

SCC accepts first international student

Tuesday was an international day of sorts at Mount Airy Rotary as the club welcomed international students past and present.The first international st...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Auditions Saturday for musical production

Auditions Saturday for musical production

Love to sing? Surry Arts Council is staging a musical concert on Aug. 18 and 19 and is looking for singers.“This is for anyone who loves to sing...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Arts council awards scholarships to 7

The Surry Arts Council recently awarded more than $2,500 in scholarships to area students planning to further their education in the arts.Those receiv...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Courthouse exhibit tours county

Courthouse exhibit tours county

In honor of the centennial of the old Surry County Courthouse in Dobson, the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has mounted a traveling exhibit, an...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

Surry County Sheriff’s Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Hilda Hall, of Kennel Lane, Dobson, reporte...

June 14th, 2018 |  


City water plants cited for quality

City water plants cited for quality

Mount Airy officials continually promote the quality of the city’s drinking water, and that has been backed up by a new state report.The municip...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Food, shelter funds available

Surry County has been chosen to receive $29,052 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.The selection was made by a National B...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Carson Peters, Iron Mountain to play

Carson Peters, Iron Mountain to play

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain will bring their heartfelt old-time, bluegrass, and gospel music to the Historic Earle Theatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m....

June 14th, 2018 |  


Hundreds greet Aldi grand opening

Hundreds greet Aldi grand opening

Hundreds of area residents were on hand Thursday morning to see the ribbon cut for a new Aldi supermarket in Mount Airy, including some who had spent ...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Flat Rock names honor roll students

Flat Rock Elementary School has released names of students who qualified for the fourth quarter honor rolls.A Honor Roll Fifth grade: Cheyenne Alligoo...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Dickerson retires from schools

Dickerson retires from schools

DOBSON — Each year, Surry County Schools holds a catered dinner to say goodbye to its retiring employees. This year, however, the district loses...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Cloukey named assistant park-rec director

Cloukey named assistant park-rec director

When it came to filling a key vacancy in the Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Department, no widespread search was needed — it was only a matter ...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• David Worth Steele, 54, of Red Brush Road, ha...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Cool cars and rods to invade city

Cool cars and rods to invade city

Downtown Mount Airy will be a showcase for horsepower, chrome and gleaming paint jobs this Saturday when an annual cruise-in series gears up once agai...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Stolen tractor leads officers on chase

Stolen tractor leads officers on chase

SILOAM — A search for a stolen lawn tractor led to a rammed squad car before the subject was captured.Benjamin Shannon Hall, 36, of 108 Pebble T...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Too Much Sylvia to play Blackmon Friday

Too Much Sylvia to play Blackmon Friday

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with a Friday evening concert.Too Much Sylvia will be at the Blackmon Amphitheat...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Project Unify a success

Project Unify a success

Mount Airy High School assistant principal Levi Goins, along with teachers Abby Gallimore and Bryan Hayes, launched Project Unify this past school yea...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Pilot Mountain’s June board meeting got off to a roaring start when Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department’s board chairman Chet Jessup stoo...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Officials demand details on Barter deal

Officials demand details on Barter deal

In an apparent case of the left hand not knowing what the right one is doing, two Mount Airy officials want answers about a change in Barter Theatre e...

June 13th, 2018 |  


‘Missing Types’ effort seeks blood donations

The American Red Cross is always seeking new ways to appeal to would-be blood donors — the “Missing Types” campaign is the latest.It...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Jim Quick & Coastline first of three shows this week

Jim Quick & Coastline first of three shows this week

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with another three concerts spread over three days.Jim Quick & Coastline get...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Libraries about to rock, we salute you

Libraries about to rock, we salute you

“Libraries Rock,” according to Mount Airy Public Library’s summer reading program of the same name, which began registering particip...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Library holding two-day book sale

The Friends of The Mount Airy Public Library is sponsoring a summer book sale on Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, with sales...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain music camp begins Wednesday

Pilot Mountain music camp begins Wednesday

The 16th annual Joyce L. Collins Music Camp of First Presbyterian Church of Pilot Mountain will take place on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. unti...

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


Art, nature fest is Saturday

Art, nature fest is Saturday

Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve and the Surry Arts Council are teaming up for the annual Art and Nature Festival on Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm...

June 12th, 2018 |  


City codes officer calls it quits

City codes officer calls it quits

Mount Airy is back to Square One concerning its building codes-enforcement program, due to the impending departure of Bill Beamer.Beamer, who became t...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A public animal nuisance charge has been filed against a Mount Airy teen stemming from the death of a dog, according to city police department...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Lobbyist announces $1 million for city

Lobbyist announces $1 million for city

A month after Mount Airy contracted with a lobbyist to seek state funds on the city government’s behalf, the arrangement already has paid off wi...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Rotary receives briefing from UN delegation

Rotary receives briefing from UN delegation

Four members of Mount Airy High School’s Interact Club reported back to Mount Airy Rotary on their recent adventures visiting the United Nations...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available to check out:Fade to Black by Heather Graham, fict...

June 10th, 2018 |  


City resident honored at coronation ball

City resident honored at coronation ball

The 86th annual Coronation Ball of the Rhododendron Royal Brigade of Guards took place Saturday at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, honoring 12 young ...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Recent judicial redistricting, along with moves to cut what a General Assembly committee decided was unnecessary spending, will leave Surry and Stokes...

June 10th, 2018 updated: June 11th, 2018. |  


MAHS class of 2018, lots of potential

MAHS class of 2018, lots of potential

Mount Airy High School’s 2018 graduation was about launching the current crop of graduates into the rest of their lives. But it also served as a...

June 9th, 2018 |