MAHS welcomes in ‘Year of the Dog’

MAHS welcomes in ‘Year of the Dog’

A Chinese New Year celebration Friday wrapped up a busy week for a group of foreign students visiting Mount Airy.Mount Airy High School welcomed in &#...

February 17th, 2018 |  


‘Very good’ year eyed for local economy

‘Very good’ year eyed for local economy

DOBSON — In a county that has lost thousands of textile and other jobs in recent years, a rosy economic forecast is not always issued. But that ...

February 17th, 2018 |  


First week of filing sees 21 candidates

First week of filing sees 21 candidates

During the first week of the filing period for 2018 elected offices, 26 candidates officially threw their hats in the ring.Filing began Monday and wil...

February 16th, 2018 updated: February 16th, 2018. |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Elizabeth Rachel Greer, 30, of Millers Creek,...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Walnut Tree annexed by Walnut Cove

Walnut Tree annexed by Walnut Cove

WALNUT COVE — Following a decades-long struggle for inclusion that included several petitions and a lawsuit alleging race discrimination, the Wa...

February 16th, 2018 updated: February 16th, 2018. |  


Alleged ‘shooting threat’ at Surry Central

A Surry County student has been suspended from school and the sheriff’s office is investigating comments he made relating to the recent school s...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Fashion Week, the news so far

Fashion Week, the news so far

At the risk of biting the hand that feeds me, I have to say the Mount Airy News is, as a general rule, woefully deficient in bringing fashion news to ...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Surry County native tapped for judgeship

Surry County native tapped for judgeship

DOBSON — Gretchen Hollar Kirkman, a Surry County native and longtime local attorney, recently took the oath of office as district court judge fo...

February 16th, 2018 |  


City board delays Barter decision

City board delays Barter decision

Mount Airy officials took no action Thursday night on a proposed contract between the city government and the Barter Foundation to bring an expansion ...

February 16th, 2018 |  


100 Years Young

100 Years Young

A lot has changed in the past century.World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the rise of Communis...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Rotary, Interact fill 1,000 backpacks

Rotary, Interact fill 1,000 backpacks

Mount Airy Middle School was a hive of activity Thursday afternoon as the school’s Interact Club teamed up with other groups to load 1,000 backp...

February 15th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Dequanta Keshawn Johnson, 23, of Winston-Sale...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• An incident at Walmart Monday led to a Mount Airy woman being jailed under a $2,500 secured bond, according to city police department reports....

February 15th, 2018 |  


Doctor helps set example for donors

Doctor helps set example for donors

As a longtime blood donor, Dr. Mark Appler of Mount Airy sees firsthand the need for giving due to his work — but says that even without such ex...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Alexander leaving city for school post

Alexander leaving city for school post

A long-time Mount Airy official will be leaving her post next month to accept a newly created job with the city school system.Catrina Alexander, direc...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• His displaying of a stolen license tag led to the arrest of a local man Monday on multiple violations, according to Mount Airy Police Departme...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Special Olympics takes the plunge

Special Olympics takes the plunge

Next week patrons of Surry County Special Olympics will offer their support to the organization by jumping into almost-freezing cold water, as they ha...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Report confirms brutal January

If January seemed unusually cold, that’s because it truly was, as verified by a new report showing temperatures in Mount Airy averaged under the...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Mardi Gras brings some changes

Mardi Gras brings some changes

At the annual Mardi Gras party held at Holy Angels Catholic Church on the Friday before Fat Tuesday, a few changes from past years were in evidence.Th...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Spending priorities divide commissioners

Spending priorities divide commissioners

Monday’s meeting of the Pilot Mountain town commissioners was a bit more contentious than usual as commissioners disagreed on how best to spend ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Bauguess caught after car chasethrough Beulah

Bauguess caught after car chasethrough Beulah

LOWGAP — One of Surry County’s Most Wanted is in custody after a 10-mile chase from Beulah to Lowgap Monday.Brandon Lee Bauguess, age 39, ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man is facing 25 counts of failing to file/pay sales taxes, according to city police department reports. Keala Epps-Kapuni, of 12...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Concerns grow over Barter Theatre costs

Concerns grow over Barter Theatre costs

As more financial information emerges about a Barter Theatre project in Mount Airy, the total price tag potentially facing city taxpayers is reaching ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


SCC Machining Technology receives $3,000 grant

SCC Machining Technology receives $3,000 grant

Surry Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program recently received a $3,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.Haas is the found...

February 13th, 2018 |  


County honors retired EMS officer

County honors retired EMS officer

DOBSON — A longtime paramedic was honored last week for his service to the county.William “Skip” Komraus served Surry County EMS for...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Group hosting Democratic candidate forum for 5th Congressional District in Elkin

ELKIN — Democratic candidates for the Fifth Congressional district will be making themselves available for voters’ questions during a town...

February 12th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:Vivian Small Cox, of Pilot Mountain, reported the t...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Cedar Ridge does well in math contest

Cedar Ridge does well in math contest

Melissa Sanders’ third, fourth and fifth grade AIG classes at Cedar Ridge Elementary came in first place in SumDog’s Northwest North Carol...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Filing begins for state, local offices

The 2018 political season gets officially underway Monday when the filing period opens for a number of positions in state and county government.“...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Barter plan creates drama for SAC

Barter plan creates drama for SAC

When one thinks about attending stage plays in Mount Airy, a bluegrass or beach music concert, unique movie screenings, comedy shows and other enterta...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County:- Paul L. Spire 65, and Gena L Sheridan 65, of Graham Issued Feb. 8- Donnie L. Arnder 62, ...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Real Estate Transfers

In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However a tax stamp at the r...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A Winston-Salem man was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from a traffic stop on Main Street in Mount Airy, according to city police department r...

February 10th, 2018 |  


History talk highlights local general

History talk highlights local general

Henry Wolfe Butner might be the most famous military figure local residents have never heard of, a longtime Surry County historian suggested at a prog...

February 10th, 2018 |  


Tough new housing rules sought in city

Tough new housing rules sought in city

New, and tougher, regulations designed to deal more effectively with rundown or dangerous structures have been unveiled for Mount Airy, but some offic...

February 10th, 2018 |  


County schools join trial math program

County schools join trial math program

DOBSON — Seventh-grade math teachers for Surry County Schools will be getting some specialized training this summer so that they can implement a...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Shelter’s Tailgate Fundraider scores

Shelter’s Tailgate Fundraider scores

While most people were gearing up for the Super Bowl on Sunday, the Shepherd’s House was holding its 14th-annual fundraiser at Cross Creek Count...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Surry WWI general is museum talk topic

Surry WWI general is museum talk topic

One hundred years ago, what was then known as The Great War was raging in Europe — but many area residents might be unaware of the key role a Su...

February 9th, 2018 |  


County mulls Dobson Plaza naming rights

DOBSON — A local insurance branch has offered funds toward renovating Dobson Plaza, but the county board has chosen to wait a month before makin...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Board wants more Barter details

Board wants more Barter details

Mount Airy elected leaders want more financial information about the proposed construction of a Barter Theatre in town – and they want it fast.A...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Lenten services to begin Feb. 14

The Mount Airy Ministerial Association will be sponsoring the 2018 Lenten Services this year.Mount Airy Wesleyan Church will be the host church for th...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Support shown for Dobson war monuments

Support shown for Dobson war monuments

DOBSON — Last month a local man criticized the war memorials around the historic courthouse here. This month, a group of people stood up to defe...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Black history celebration concert is Saturday

Black history celebration concert is Saturday

The Surry Arts Council’s 27th-annual free Black History Month Celebration will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. It bri...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Local Mardi Gras party returns

Local Mardi Gras party returns

A few days before carnival season reaches a crescendo of merriment in New Orleans, Rio and Venice, the celebration will hit its peak in Mount Airy on ...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• City officers’ response to a fight call led to a local man being arrested Sunday on a felony false-pretense charge and other offenses, a...

February 7th, 2018 |  


77 volunteers pack 10,000 meals

77 volunteers pack 10,000 meals

The dining room of Cross Creek Country Club became the site of an impromptu food-processing plant on Tuesday as Rotarians and students packed 10,000 m...

February 7th, 2018 |  


East Surry promoting safe parking

East Surry promoting safe parking

PILOT MOUNTAIN — To increase safety at sporting events, East Surry High School is implementing a “safe parking campaign” on the back...

February 7th, 2018 |  


North Surry cadets earn scholarships

North Surry cadets earn scholarships

Cadets Reid and Quinn Walker from North Surry High School Air Force JROTC have received a scholarship to participate in a private pilot license traini...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Arts Ball features Band of Oz

Arts Ball features Band of Oz

One of the Surry Arts Council’s biggest fund raisers of the year — the annual Arts Ball — is just around the corner.The annual event...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from area troops and packs were out in their respective neighborhoods Saturday as the first step in this year’s annual...

February 7th, 2018 |