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 |  


Andrew Mills shines through turbulent 14 months

Andrew Mills shines through turbulent 14 months

The previous year, 2014, was a rough one for the Mills family.Patriarch Bryan suffered a relapse with cancer, then his younger son Jacob was diagnosed...

December 27th, 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 |  


Dobson approves contract, prepares for parade

DOBSON — The Dobson Board of Commissioners approved a new five-year contract with AT&T at Thursday’s meeting.The town’s proposed...

December 4th, 2015 |  


Return of an old tradition

Return of an old tradition

Northern Hospital of Surry County kicked off the holiday season with a tree-lighting event on Tuesday.Christmas ‘tis the season to be jolly, but...

December 3rd, 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 |  


Prison talk captivates audience

Prison talk captivates audience

Those who have visited Salisbury might recall it as a pleasant community that is the home of Cheerwine and the Food Lion supermarket chain.But there i...

November 14th, 2015 |  


Cops to shop with kids

Cops to shop with kids

It’s not even mid-November, but members of a local law enforcement group already are thinking about a Christmas gift list with the names of more...

November 12th, 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 |  


Tractor-trailer accident forces U.S. 52 exit ramp to close near W. Pine Street.

Tractor-trailer accident forces U.S. 52 exit ramp to close near W. Pine Street.

A tractor-trailer wreck held up traffic at the intersection of U.S. 52 and West Pine Street Wednesday morning.The semi was exiting U.S. 52 North when ...

November 11th, 2015 updated: November 11th, 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 |  


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 |  


Holiday job outlook

Holiday job outlook

Recently, Wal-Mart said it would be hiring 2.0000 seasonal workers for their North Carolina stores to meet expected holiday demand — though the ...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Jennie Lowry, local musician, business owner and active community member.

Jennie Lowry, local musician, business owner and active community member.

Jennie Lowry is a woman who wears many different titles: mom, business owner, community volunteer and radio DJ.Lowry was born in Mount Airy and into t...

November 1st, 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 |  


Trick-or-treaters abound in Dobson Square Park during Halloween Spooktacular

Trick-or-treaters abound in Dobson Square Park during Halloween Spooktacular

DOBSON — The Town of Dobson’s first Halloween Spooktacular event brought hundreds of families to enjoy games and trick-or-treating Saturda...

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. |  


Halloween events on tap

Halloween events on tap

Mount Airy and surrounding areas will be hosting events for all ages throughout the Halloween weekend.“Fall is in the air and we are excited for...

October 26th, 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 |  


The Second Annual Fiddle Crawl Auction will be held Fridayat Old North State Winery

The Second Annual Fiddle Crawl Auction will be held Fridayat Old North State Winery

Mount Airy Downtown Inc. will present the Second Annual Public Art Fiddle Crawl Auction and Concert Friday at Old North State Winery. Tickets are on s...

October 21st, 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 |  


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. |  


Jim Frye donates $20 million to Mount Airy and Richmond, Va., agencies

Jim Frye donates $20 million to Mount Airy and Richmond, Va., agencies

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has received a $30,000 endowment and could receive more thanks to the generosity of a Granite City native.Ji...

October 15th, 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 |  


Surry County, Mount Airy schools still do not have a final budget

Now that the General Assembly has finally approved it’s budge, the Surry County and Mount Airy City schools systems are working to finalized the...

October 11th, 2015 |  


In honor of National Principals months, Surry County Schools recognized their principals.

In honor of National Principals months, Surry County Schools recognized their principals.

DOBSON — Surry County Schools celebrated the principals in their school system for National Principals Month during a meeting at Surry Community...

October 11th, 2015 |  


City grad rates among top ten in state

Mount Airy City Schools’ graduation rates for the 2014-2015 year was among the highest in the state, tying for the seventh highest mark in North...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Surry Early College was recognized by State Superintendent, June Atkinson for 100 percent graduation rate.

Surry Early College was recognized by State Superintendent, June Atkinson for 100 percent graduation rate.

The Surry Early College High School of Design was among 60 high schools statewide recently recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having...

October 9th, 2015 |  


SCS, Health Department team up against drug abuse

SCS, Health Department team up against drug abuse

DOBSON — The Schools Heath Advisory Council (SHAC) for Surry County Schools met recently to discuss ways to promote health and wellness in its s...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


Franklin students celebrate Relay for Life

Franklin students celebrate Relay for Life

Despite the event being rescheduled because of bad weather, Franklin Elementary students celebrated their fundraising efforts for Relay For Life.Fourt...

October 6th, 2015 |  


County schools unveil plan

County schools unveil plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — “Lighting Pathways to Global Success” is the theme of the Surry County Schools’ (SCS) 2015-2018 strategic pla...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Beulah School reunion a success

Beulah School reunion a success

Laughter, joy and fellowship filled the walls of Beulah School once again for the school’s eighth annual reunion.Graduates travelled to attend t...

October 4th, 2015 |  


County dodges a bullet

County dodges a bullet

Despite forecasts that had local officials fearful, Surry County escaped major flooding and storm damage, according to John Shelton, emergency service...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Evans chosen as state HOSA officer

Evans chosen as state HOSA officer

Rachel Evans, a student at Mount Airy High School, has won a state office with HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America.Evans is the 2015-2016 pre...

September 30th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Oct. 1-Oct. 7

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast Or Pork Chop SandwichRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGreen PeasFruited JelloMilkFrida...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Teachers become students

Teachers become students

Mount Airy City Schools held its Second Annual STEAM Institute recently, with included an afternoon filled with learning, creating, and brainsto...

September 30th, 2015 |