Military News

Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mackinley Simpson, of Dobson, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, ...

August 19th, 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:• Billy Donny-Ray Hipshire,...

August 19th, 2018 updated: August 19th, 2018. |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A traffic stop Tuesday led to a Jonesville teen being arrested on a series of charges, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Tris...

August 19th, 2018 |  


Chamber leader weighs in on Spencer’s project

Chamber leader weighs in on Spencer’s project

Recent actions concerning the Spencer’s redevelopment project, including a Barter Theatre expansion, are supported by the head of the leading bu...

August 19th, 2018 |  


Rain dampens enthusiasm for cruise in

Rain dampens enthusiasm for cruise in

Rain at the beach is never a good thing.The beach-themed Mayberry Cool Cars and Rods Cruise-In on Saturday was no exception as scattered storms and th...

August 18th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Dollar General, on Perry Taylor Road in Whi...

August 18th, 2018 |  


Hounds’ D comes up huge in win

Hounds’ D comes up huge in win

WINSTON-SALEM — Anyone who sees the final score of North Surry’s season-opening win over North Forsyth would think the Greyhounds didnR...

August 18th, 2018 updated: August 19th, 2018. |  


Senior falls down bank at Walmart

Senior falls down bank at Walmart

Some good Samaritans helped emergency workers find an elderly man who fell down a bank at Walmart Saturday afternoon.Robert Greene Jr., of Mount Airy,...

August 18th, 2018 |  


Drug patrolling nets seven arrests

Drug patrolling nets seven arrests

DOBSON — Patrolling for drugs has led to seven arrests in the Siloam and Pilot Mountain areas this month.Over the past month, the Surry County S...

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


Folks try yoga with baby goats

Folks try yoga with baby goats

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Goat yoga, the world’s latest fitness craze to originate on a farm, has come to Surry County, bringing with it the unlike...

August 18th, 2018 |  


City to use $963,100 loan for utility work

City to use $963,100 loan for utility work

After weighing funding options, the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has decided to utilize a loan totaling nearly $1 million for a much-anticipated ...

August 18th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Timothy James Tate, 38, of Ireland Trail, Low...

August 17th, 2018 |  


Fate of mall remains in limbo

Fate of mall remains in limbo

A lawsuit involving the sale of Mayberry Mall was removed from the Superior Court docket before coming to trial this week and the sale of the mall con...

August 17th, 2018 |  


Hospital experiencing phone outages

Northern Hospital of Surry County and some of its affiliated practices are experiencing problems with its phone system due to network issues with Time...

August 17th, 2018 |  


Coordinators named for Spencer’s project

Coordinators named for Spencer’s project

Two local residents were appointed Thursday night to play key roles with the Spencer’s redevelopment project — and the price is right, wit...

August 17th, 2018 updated: August 17th, 2018. |  


‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’ this weekend

ARARAT, Va. — A Mount Airy group formed to facilitate and improve race relations is sponsoring an event here at The Cherry Orchard Theatre this ...

August 16th, 2018 |  


‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’ this weekend

ARARAT, Va. — A Mount Airy group formed to facilitate and improve race relations is sponsoring an event here at The Cherry Orchard Theatre this ...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Mount Airy man has been arrested on charges stemming from a vehicular break-in, according to city police department reports. In addition to ...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Shred papers, play bingo for a good cause

Blue Ridge CareNet Counseling Center is hosting two fundraisers on Saturday: a mobile shredding event and bingo.“Shredding confidential papers i...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Old Time Dance concert slated

Old Time Dance concert slated

The Surry Arts Council is holding an Old-Time Dance featuring The New Smokey Valley Boys & Zephyr Lightning Bolts Saturday at the Historic Earle T...

August 16th, 2018 |  


SCC roadwork recognized by sign

SCC roadwork recognized by sign

DOBSON — The N.C. Department of Transportation has recognized a portion of U.S. 601 being adopted by Surry Community College with a new sign.The...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Schools busy over summer break

Schools busy over summer break

Summer is a time for vacation for students and teachers, but for maintenance workers it is the busiest time of the year.With the kids safely out of th...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Relay dinner honors cancer survivors

Relay dinner honors cancer survivors

Cancer survivors were honored by Relay for Life Surry County with a dinner Saturday at Faith Baptist Church.The annual dinner was attended by 175 to 1...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Pilot board addresses animals, grants

Pilot board addresses animals, grants

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Town commissioners again addressed the issue of animals and animal-related nuisances at their August board meeting on Monday ni...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Mountain Valley names new director

Mountain Valley names new director

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care has named Melissa Hiatt as director of development.“We are excited to have Melissa join our team,&...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Marsha Morgan Band to play

Marsha Morgan Band to play

The Marsha Morgan Band will be at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Friday as part of the Surry Arts Council Summer Arts Series.The show is slated to begin...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Two concerts set in Danbury this weekend

Two concerts set in Danbury this weekend

A local favorite and a Grammy winner will be featured in two Stokes County concerts this weekend.On Saturday, Bluegrass takes center stage at The Arts...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Middle School yearbook work honored

Middle School yearbook work honored

Pilot Mountain Middle School’s yearbook editor, Jessica LeGue, was recently among several Surry County yearbook advisors and staff members recog...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Tomato pie, ‘one of life’s greatest gifts’

Tomato pie, ‘one of life’s greatest gifts’

Ask a dozen people about tomato pie, and you could very well get a dozen different answers.And those answers can range from Robbin King, who said, ...

August 15th, 2018 updated: August 15th, 2018. |  


Town manager to stay, roads to be paved

Town manager to stay, roads to be paved

The only surprise at the August meeting of Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners came at the end of the evening after a closed session, when t...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Hiatt clan spends school year in China

Hiatt clan spends school year in China

Mount Airy City Schools is preparing for its next school year, and one administrator is getting back into his routine after nearly a year abroad.Jesse...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Meth bust nets woman $1 mil bond

Meth bust nets woman $1 mil bond

LOWGAP — One of law enforcement’s “frequent flyers” is back in custody, this time under a bond of more than $1 million.“...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Crash claims Pilot Mountain man

An early morning motorcycle crash over the weekend claimed the life of a Pilot Mountain man.Randall Lee Fain Jr., 23, of Pilot Mountain, died from inj...

August 14th, 2018 |  


An Evening on Broadway coming to Mount Airy

An Evening on Broadway coming to Mount Airy

Local performers have been hard at work for months preparing for the Surry Arts Council’s musical concert “An Evening on Broadway” a...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Cross-country bike riders pass through

Several cyclists stopped off in Mount Airy Sunday night on their way home following a 3,700-mile charity bicycle ride across the U.S.The ride, a fundr...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Need for child advocates never-ending

Need for child advocates never-ending

The Guardian ad Litem program is in need of volunteers who love children and want to advocate for their best interest in court.Guardian ad Litem is a ...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Knopf headlines Lunch with Leaders gathering

Knopf headlines Lunch with Leaders gathering

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The second installment in the return of a popular local speaker series will take place here later this month with a scheduled A...

August 13th, 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...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Moss to sign Allen House prints in Hillsville

Moss to sign Allen House prints in Hillsville

For the first time ever, world-renowned artist P. Buckley Moss will be available to sign copies of her new print, The Sidna Allen House, on August 25 ...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books were received this week, and are available for checkout:Paradox by Catherine Coulter, fictionSpringfield 1880 by William W. Johnst...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Kasie Marie Scott, 23, of Pine Street, Mount ...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Statewide gang crime conference planned

DOBSON — A lieutenant in the Surry County Sheriff’s Office is helping organize a statewide police event this week.The N.C. Gang Investigat...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Critics dissect Barter Theatre effort

Critics dissect Barter Theatre effort

Recent comments by Mount Airy officials suggest that the new group Citizens for a Transparent Mount Airy played an instrumental role in the approval o...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Ten earn Working Smart certificates

Ten earn Working Smart certificates

Surry Community College awarded 10 College and Career Readiness students with Working Smart Certificates during a recent ceremony.Certificates were aw...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Yearbooks garner awards

Yearbooks garner awards

Two Surry County Schools high schools and one middle school recently were recognized for work on their respective yearbooks.Jessica LeGue, who serves ...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Groups mingle with nature at farm

Groups mingle with nature at farm

WESTFIELD — A non-profit, experimental learning facility now in its fourth year of highlighting sustainable food production and environmental st...

August 11th, 2018 |  


JEB Stuart art show taking entries

JEB Stuart art show taking entries

The 43rd Annual J.E.B. Stuart Art show opens on Sept. 6 at the Reynolds Homestead. All adult artist in Surry and Stokes counties in North Carolina, al...

August 11th, 2018 |  


SCC tech, computer classes to start

Several computer and technology classes will be starting soon at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.Comput...

August 11th, 2018 |  


Whitaker dives into city aquatics role

Whitaker dives into city aquatics role

The name Cathy Cloukey is synonymous with the aquatics program of Mount Airy Parks and Recreation, a localized embodiment of the mythical god Poseidon...

August 11th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A felonious break-in and larceny was discovered Wednesday at the historic William Alfred Moore House, according to Mount Airy Police Departmen...

August 10th, 2018 |