City officials teach school kids

City officials teach school kids

It’s pretty common for a police officer or a fireman to visit an elementary school on Career Day, but the city of Mount Airy surprised kids last...

January 18th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Mount Airy City SchoolsMonday and TuesdayNo schoolTharrington PrimaryWednesdayCheeseburgerCorn on CobColeslawRomaine Lettuce & TomatoesFresh Fruit...

January 17th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Mount Airy City SchoolsB.H. Tharrington and Mount Airy High list only an exam brunch each day.Jones Intermediate, Mount Airy MiddleMondayBeef Nachos O...

January 9th, 2016 |  


County schools plan Parent Academy

County schools plan Parent Academy

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is planning training sessions for parents next month.The Surry Parent Academy will take place at three locations s...

January 8th, 2016 |  


City school official moves to Surry County

DOBSON — Mount Airy’s assistant superintendent has accepted a position with Surry County Schools.The Surry County Schools Board of Educati...

January 6th, 2016 |  


Sheriff gives thumbs up to school safety

Sheriff gives thumbs up to school safety

DOBSON — “The security in Surry County Schools is good.”That is the assessment that Sheriff Graham Atkinson gave to the SCS Board of...

January 6th, 2016 |  


Farmers free to grow hemp again

While cooking oil was the main topic of Dean Price’s presentation to the school board, another key component to biofuel would be the growth of f...

December 26th, 2015 |  


Green group seeks school partnership

DOBSON — When it next meets in January, the Surry County Schools Board of Education will reconsider a topic brought up recently concerning the r...

December 26th, 2015 |  


Interim superintendent named in Stokes County

Interim superintendent named in Stokes County

DANBURY — Neighboring Stokes County will have a new school superintendent beginning Feb. 1, following a recent decision by the Stokes County Sch...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Monday-Friday

Here are the lunch menus for the coming week.B.H. Tharrington, J.J. Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayChristmas LuncheonBaked HamMashed PotatoesGreen B...

December 19th, 2015 |  


School board holding retreat

DOBSON — The Surry County Schools Board of Education is holding a special session today to discuss testing, accountability and data.While typica...

December 17th, 2015 |  


School administrator Scott retires

School administrator Scott retires

DOBSON – Surry County Schools has bid farewell to one of its long-time executives who retired at the start of this month.Jennifer Scott, an educ...

December 14th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Monday-Friday

Here are the lunch menus for the coming week.B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsMondayGarlic Cheese Bread w/ Marinara Sauce O...

December 12th, 2015 |  


Dobson school earns state recognition

Dobson school earns state recognition

DOBSON — Dobson Elementary School has been named one of the top Title I schools in the state.The Surry County Schools Board of Education honored...

December 11th, 2015 |  


Agencies team up for drug talk

Agencies team up for drug talk

DOBSON — Surry Central teamed up with county health officials and the Sheriff’s Office to offer medication advice to students at a recent ...

December 11th, 2015 |  


School board honors East Surry fire hero

School board honors East Surry fire hero

DOBSON — Surry County Schools recognized several individuals at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, including an East Surry student credi...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Schools team up to prepare meals

Schools team up to prepare meals

DOBSON — Several Surry County schools have teamed up to help provide food for the needy.Four elementary schools are working with Surry Central H...

December 6th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City and Patrick County schools.

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsMonday:Beef Nachos or Chicken Quesadilla PizzaRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesPinto BeansFresh Or...

December 6th, 2015 |  


White resigns from SCS Foundation

White resigns from SCS Foundation

DOBSON – The face of a local educational group is stepping down at the end of the month.Melissa White has been the liaison of the Surry County S...

December 5th, 2015 |  


Kids raise money for child’s wish

Kids raise money for child’s wish

At Mount Airy High School’s graduation ceremony this summer, a special applause rang out through the crowd in appreciation of one young woman...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


Mount Airy Marching Band practicing, holding fund-raisers for Russell Athletic Bowl

Mount Airy Marching Band practicing, holding fund-raisers for Russell Athletic Bowl

The Mount Airy marching band is hard at work learning three pieces that it will perform at a college football game in late December.The Marching Grani...

November 28th, 2015 |  


Bus riders honored for conduct

Bus riders honored for conduct

Shoals Elementary honors several bus riders for “demonstrating positive behavior while riding the bus” during the first quarter of the sch...

November 27th, 2015 |  


Westfield Honor Roll

Westfield Elementary has released its latest honor roll.Third grade A Honor Roll: Jadee Gilley and Ellie Morris.Fourth grade A Honor Roll: Breanna Saw...

November 25th, 2015 |  


Rockford School celebrates holiday

Rockford School celebrates holiday

Molly ​Anderson and ​Janet ​Sutphin dress up as turkeys for Rockford Elementary’s Gobble Wobble dance Tuesday.Rockford student...

November 25th, 2015 |  


MAHS Chinese teacher receives national recognition

MAHS Chinese teacher receives national recognition

Mount Airy’s first Mandarin teacher has been recognized as one of the top Chinese language teachers in the country.Vicky Yang, who joined the ci...

November 25th, 2015 |  


County schools holds science fair

County schools holds science fair

About 100 students took part in Thursday’s Surry County Schools Science Fair at Meadowview Magnet Middle School.All 19 schools in the SCS system...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Bannertown Baptist Church annual shoebox collection still a go after church fire

Bannertown Baptist Church annual shoebox collection still a go after church fire

Bringing hope and joy to children in need around the world is what Bannertown Baptist Church has been doing the past 15 years through Operation Christ...

November 12th, 2015 |  


Local entities feed those in need this Thanksgiving holiday by offering free meals.

Local entities feed those in need this Thanksgiving holiday by offering free meals.

In the season of giving thanks, several charitable organizations are preparing to help the less fortunate with holiday feasts.Over the past 21 years, ...

November 11th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City and Patrick County schools.

School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City and Patrick County schools.

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday — Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast OrPork Chop SandwichRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGree...

November 10th, 2015 |  


The Surry Community College Ambassadors Scholars Program recognized five students.

The Surry Community College Ambassadors Scholars Program recognized five students.

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently named five students to its Ambassadors Scholars Program.Jameire Tyron Bryant, Kaitlin Kidd, Jennifer M...

November 9th, 2015 |  


SCC sponsoring wellness certification

The Surry Community College Physical Education Department is sponsoring the Wellness Coach Certification through NETA Fitness Professionals on Nov. 21...

November 9th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy City Schools held their annual community night at Mount Airy High School.

Mount Airy City Schools held their annual community night at Mount Airy High School.

Students, parents and Mount Airy school officials turned out for a chance to mingle and — in the case of the students and school officials ̵...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy and Surry County schools respond to President Barack Obama’s testing statements

Over the past week President Barack Obama stirred educators with the thought of lowering the time students spend on standardized test to no more than ...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Mount Airy’s downtown Trick-or-Treating sees the largest crowd yet

Mount Airy’s downtown Trick-or-Treating sees the largest crowd yet

Trick-or-Treating on Main Street in Mount Airy was bigger than ever, according to local business owners.Thousands of children lined the sidewalks of M...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Pilot students trick or treat

Pilot students trick or treat

Pilot Elementary School Kindergarten students visit downtown businesses and Trick or Treat, Friday morning. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .ne...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Millennium Charter Academy hosts 7th-annual blood drive with American Red Cross

Millennium Charter Academy hosts 7th-annual blood drive with American Red Cross

Millennium Charter Academy collected 36 pints of blood at this year’s Halloween blood drive.Partnering with American Red Cross for the seventh y...

October 29th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy Middle School receives sponsorship for Interact Club

Mount Airy Middle School receives sponsorship for Interact Club

Mount Airy became the first middle school in the area to launch an Interact Club recently.On Friday, the school held a chartering ceremony for the gro...

October 28th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Patrick County schools Oct. 29- Nov. 4

School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Patrick County schools Oct. 29- Nov. 4

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday — Bag LunchChicken Filet SandwichCarrot Sticks w/ RanchAppleChipsMilkFriday...

October 27th, 2015 |  


Are North Carolina teachers leaving for better pay in other states?

The narrative is a familiar one: North Carolina doesn’t pay its teachers enough, so they are leaving the state in droves, for better pay and ben...

October 27th, 2015 updated: October 28th, 2015. |  


North Surry High School recently had four students raise funds for an international effort to eradicate the polio virus across the world. Breanna Goin...

October 25th, 2015 updated: October 25th, 2015. |  


Second Annual Fiddle Auction for Mount Airy Downtown Inc., announces new insturment for next year.

Second Annual Fiddle Auction for Mount Airy Downtown Inc., announces new insturment for next year.

Music played in the background while artists and bidders filled Old North State Winery in downtown Mount Airy Friday night in hopes of taking home the...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy City School Board of Education votes in new member, Mike Marion.

Mount Airy City School Board of Education votes in new member, Mike Marion.

Mount Airy graduate Mike Marion has joined the city school’s Board of Education, after a vote Tuesday.The new board member was voted in Tuesday ...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Surry County Schools Board of Education visits Gentry Middle School

Surry County Schools Board of Education visits Gentry Middle School

Students at Gentry Middle School saw some new faces in the lunch line recently.Members of the county school board visited the middle school and even s...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Milennium Charter Academy hosts a mayoral debate for students

Milennium Charter Academy hosts a mayoral debate for students

Millennium Charter Academy hosted a mayoral debate for its students in grades six through ten Tuesday morning with the two candidates running for the ...

October 20th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Mount Airy City, Surry County and Patrick County, Virginia schools

School Lunch Menus for Mount Airy City, Surry County and Patrick County, Virginia schools

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday —Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast OrPork Chop SandwicHRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGreen...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy High School, Tharrington Primary School host Chinese educators

Mount Airy High School, Tharrington Primary School host Chinese educators

Mount Airy City Schools hosted 23 principals from China on Friday.The educators came from the city of XuZhou in Jiangsu Province to meet students and ...

October 17th, 2015 |  


Surry County Schools finalized budget for 2015-16 school year

DOBSON — County schools will get a new “student success coach,” three full-time data managers and a school-use minivan as part of th...

October 17th, 2015 updated: October 19th, 2015. |  


Shoals Elementary Students prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser by making barn quilts to be auctioned off

Shoals Elementary Students prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser by making barn quilts to be auctioned off

Shoals Elementary School will be holding its annual Fall Folly on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring some artwork by its students.Pupils t...

October 14th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Oct. 15 thru Oct. 21 for Surry County Schools, Mount Airy Schools and Patrick County Schools.

School Lunch Menus for Oct. 15 thru Oct. 21 for Surry County Schools, Mount Airy Schools and Patrick County Schools.

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolThursday — Chicken Pie w/ Roll OrGrilled Chicken SandwichMashed PotatoesGreen BeansFr...

October 13th, 2015 updated: October 13th, 2015. |  


MACS visits Raleigh, meets governor

MACS visits Raleigh, meets governor

Some Mount Airy School system teachers and students recently received a bit of a surprise when they had the opportunity to meet Gov. Pat McCroy during...

October 11th, 2015 |