Carolyn Nichols

Carolyn Nichols

Mrs. Carolyn Elizabeth Norman Nichols, age 70, of Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Nichols was bo...

September 16th, 2016 |  


SCC library receives grant

The Surry Community College Library recently received a grant from the State Library of North Carolina that will capture and preserve Surry County his...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Health Department Inspection

Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The lis...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Lone Star serving up $38,000 in back pay

Lone Star serving up $38,000 in back pay

Labor department complaints have led to Lone Star Steakhouse agreeing to pay back wages totaling more than $38,000 to 56 people employed at the restau...

August 21st, 2016 |  


37th annual Arts Alive was big

37th annual Arts Alive was big

The 37th annual Arts Alive festival was presented earlier this summer by the Surry Arts Council. This year’s theme was Arts and Nature.More than...

August 10th, 2016 |  


SCC instructor earns doctorate

SCC instructor earns doctorate

Surry Community College English Instructor Kathleen Fowler of Westfield recently earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in English from the University...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Tomato Wars of 2016

Tomato Wars of 2016

The tomato wars of 2016 have begun.Recently, Larry Patterson brought one of his prize tomatoes to the offices of The Mount Airy News. It is a Burpee S...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Beekeepers Association receives gift

Beekeepers Association receives gift

At the Surry County Beekeepers Association (SCBA) July meeting, Blue Ridge Bee Supply presented the group with a four-frame honey extractor for use by...

August 10th, 2016 |  


July was warmer than usual

July historically has a reputation as a hot month, but it was even more so in 2016 locally, according to a statistical breakdown from F.G. Doggett Wat...

August 8th, 2016 |  


Beulah Dog Show announces winners

Beulah Dog Show announces winners

The Beulah 4-H Club held the annual club pet show on July 14 at Beulah Methodist Church. Five members showed their pets. These members and pets won th...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Mary Jo’s Kids tour Hyannis

Mary Jo’s Kids tour Hyannis

Over the years (since 1982), Mary Jo’s After School Children have taken many educational trips. Among these trips have been ones to Washington, ...

August 3rd, 2016 updated: August 3rd, 2016. |  


Alleghany Fiddlers Convention names winners

Alleghany Fiddlers Convention names winners

The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention had 197 individuals and 27 bands competing in Sparta on July 15-16, including junior and senior old time and ...

August 3rd, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Many Sanders’ supporters still not on board Clinton train

DNC 2016: Many Sanders’ supporters still not on board Clinton train

After Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made the motion to stop the roll call vote Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, he asked that Hilla...

July 27th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Protests by Sanders’ supporters calls party unity into question

DNC 2016: Protests by Sanders’ supporters calls party unity into question

PHILADELPHIA — At the opening meeting of the Pennsylvania Delegation on Monday, the theme was unity and working together.Outside, just a few blo...

July 25th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Trumka: Jobs, fair wages ‘key for prosperity’

DNC 2016: Trumka: Jobs, fair wages ‘key for prosperity’

PHILADELPHIA — Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, addressed the Pennsylvania Delegation Monday to talk about jobs and equal pay and fair ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Sen. Casey: National, economic security critical in race for the White House

DNC 2016: Sen. Casey: National, economic security critical in race for the White House

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said security is a major issue in the race for the White House — economic security and national securit...

July 25th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: By the Numbers from the Democratic National Convention

DNC 2016: By the Numbers from the Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA — By the numbers from the Democratic National Convention:• U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, told the Pennsylvania Delegation Mond...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Senatorial candidate Katie McGinty to address the DNC on Thursday

Senatorial candidate Katie McGinty to address the DNC on Thursday

PHILADELPHIA — Democrat Katie McGinty scored a prime speaking spot — she will address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday eveni...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Hillary Clinton will be in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 15

Hillary Clinton will be in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 15

PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention was barely underway when the Pennsylvania Delegation heard a major announcement.Hillary C...

July 25th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


Surry Saddles clean up trash

Surry Saddles clean up trash

Surry Saddles, a local horse-focused 4-H Club with kids aged nine to 16, recently spent some time doing clean-up work.On Saturday July 2, members of t...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Sigma Alpha Pi Inducts 51 SCC Students

Sigma Alpha Pi Inducts 51 SCC Students

Fifty-one students were inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi, Surry Community College’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success recent...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Bennett graduates

Bennett graduates

Victoria Lane Bennett, a 2011 Patrick County graduate, graduated from Radford University on May 7 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Recreation, Pa...

July 7th, 2016 |  


Bennett graduates Airborne school

Bennett graduates Airborne school

James Darron Bennett Jr., a 2015 graduate of Patrick County High School in Stuart, Virginia, has completed U. S. Army Basic Training and AIT as Horizo...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hawks is 107

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hawks is 107

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hawks recently celebrated her 107th birthday. The Good Samaritan, Median Adults and Women’s Sunday school classes...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Memorial Day marked at Tharrington Primary

Memorial Day marked at Tharrington Primary

Tharrington Primary School students showcased their leadership through their many skills, talents, and abilities at a Memorial Day event. Readers̵...

June 29th, 2016 |  


County board recognizes Special Olympics

County board recognizes Special Olympics

Surry County Board of County Commissioners handed out three Certificates of Recognition on June 6.2016 Volunteer of the YearTanya Davis, Special Olymp...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


WWII vet raises $450 for charity

WWII vet raises $450 for charity

Arbor Ridge Retirement of Stanleyville held a a “Stamp Out Hunger Walk” on May 31. Chuck Harmon of Second Harvest Food Bank, participated ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Garden Club installs officers

Garden Club installs officers

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club met at Cross Creek Country Club on May 4 for lunch and installation of officers for 2016-2017.Mary Ann Spainho...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


National Hospital Week spotlights people

National Hospital Week spotlights people

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatme...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Surry hosts welding society competition

Surry hosts welding society competition

The American Welding Society Regional Welding Competition was hosted by Surry Community College on April 22, when welding students from all over the s...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Quest and Club GG mark end of year

Quest and Club GG mark end of year

Westfield Elementary fifth grade Quest and Club GG celebrated the end of the year recently. Quest had a Circle of Pain obstacle course where the cours...

June 1st, 2016 |  


College programs recognized

College programs recognized

Several curriculum and continuing education programs, along with staff and faculty members, were recognized by Surry Community College President Dr. D...

June 1st, 2016 |  


ECA ‘Savors the Flavor’ at achievement program

ECA ‘Savors the Flavor’ at achievement program

Surry County Extension and Community Associations marked their year’s achievements with a dinner meeting and awards presentation at the Shelton-...

June 1st, 2016 updated: June 1st, 2016. |  


Local band sweeps Yes! music awards

Local band sweeps Yes! music awards

The 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs” pulled off a rare feat, sweeping the Oscars’ top five awards. The movie took first in best ...

May 29th, 2016 |  


Surry adds new music camp this summer

Surry Community College is offering several summer camps for children of various ages starting in July on the college’s campus at 630 S. Main St...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Westfield fourth grade tours Raleigh

Westfield fourth grade tours Raleigh

Westfield Elementary School’s fourth grade students from Betty France and DJ Sheets’ classes took a trip to Raleigh to learn more about th...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Dorothy Mitchell turns 90

Dorothy Mitchell turns 90

Dorothy Davis Mitchell turned 90 on Friday, May 13 and was honored by her family with a barbecue luncheon on Sunday, May 15, at New Hope Baptist Churc...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Scout breakfast honors Atkinson

Scout breakfast honors Atkinson

The Dogwood District of the Boy Scouts of America, Old Hickory Council recently held its Good Scout Award breakfast.Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkins...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Dobson Class of 59 holds 57th reunion

Dobson Class of 59 holds 57th reunion

The graduation class of Dobson High School 1959 recently held its 57th class reunion at Salem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The reunion was catered ...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Police reports

• A Pilot Mountain teen turned himself in at a local magistrate’s office Tuesday on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent...

May 12th, 2016 |  


What’s Is ECA Doing in May?

Surry County’s Extension and Community Association Clubs have a number of new opportunities for county residents to join in learning, fellowship...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Jack York leaves strong local legacy

White Plains lost one of the pillars of the community when the last of the York brothers died over the weekend.Jack York, 90, leaves behind a broad ne...

April 7th, 2016 |  


State cuts county school funding as expected

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is losing $277,000 in state funding for the next fiscal year.Last month, Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent, warned...

April 6th, 2016 updated: April 7th, 2016. |  


Local actress appears in “Coming through the Rye” at River Run Film Festival

Local actress appears in “Coming through the Rye” at River Run Film Festival

Local actress Linda Marí Donnell will play a role in a movie at the River Run International Film Festival next month in Winston-Salem.The movie &...

March 20th, 2016 |  


Election night results as they are announced

Larry Johnson has unseated Jimmy Miller for the Mount Airy seat on the Surry County Board of Commissioners.With all 29 precincts reporting in, Johnson...

March 15th, 2016 updated: March 15th, 2016. |  


Young musicians honor Tommy Jarrell at festival competition in Mount Airy

Young musicians honor Tommy Jarrell at festival competition in Mount Airy

At 13 years old, Eliza Meyer seems a bit too young to already be reminiscing about childhood, but some musical memories make a lasting impression.R...

February 28th, 2016 |  


City native making a splash at Poe Museum

City native making a splash at Poe Museum

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed,” Edgar Allan Poe.Known as the master of the macabre and arguably the inventor of the mo...

February 16th, 2016 |  


Marching Bears play in Orlando bowl game

Marching Bears play in Orlando bowl game

ORLANDO — Mount Airy High School’s marching band recently returned from a trip to Orlando.The Granite Bears were one of 20 high school ban...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Yokeley loses reappointment bid

Yokeley loses reappointment bid

Usually, members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners who also represent the city on outside groups are reappointed to those bodies if they choose...

January 28th, 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 |