Julia Barber celebrates 95 years

Julia Barber celebrates 95 years

Five generations of her family celebrated the 95th birthday of Julia Barber at Union Cross Ruritan Building on July 1. Many family members and friends...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Five generations of Surry ladies

Five generations of Surry ladies

Pictured rocking on the porch, from left, are Treva Arnice Hawks from Siloam, her daughter Sylvia Renaud from Mount Airy, her daughter Treva Puckett f...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Mary Stewart grows a “Big Boy”

Mary Stewart grows a “Big Boy”

Mary Stewart, age 84 and an avid gardener, grew this massive tomato plant from a tiny seedling using 10-10-10 fertilizer and a loving touch. The varie...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Fall gardening seminars in Dobson

Fall gardening seminars in Dobson

The Surry County Master Gardener Volunteers hosted the first in a series of fall gardening seminars at Cooperative Extension in Dobson Aug. 1. The sem...

August 6th, 2017 |  


What you missed

What you missed

Glenn Goad, owner of Glenn’s Restaurant in Jonesville, will be hanging up his apron and spatula Saturday after 60 years of owning restaurants in...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Fall gardening seminars in Dobson

Fall gardening seminars in Dobson

The Surry County Master Gardener Volunteers hosted the first in a series of fall gardening seminars at Cooperative Extension in Dobson Aug. 1. The sem...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Mildred Short is 99

Mildred Short is 99

Mildred Caudle Short, celebrated her 99th birthday with a family cookout at her home in Bannertown on July 1, 2017. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20p...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Mary Ellen Midkiff marks 90 years

Mary Ellen Midkiff marks 90 years

Mary Ellen Midkiff recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at Westfield Baptist Church.Construction of the church was completed ...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Top students honored at SCC

Top students honored at SCC

Every spring, one student from each of the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System is recognized for excellence in academ...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Surry Students Awarded Continuing Education Scholarships

Surry Students Awarded Continuing Education Scholarships

Three Surry Community College students recently received scholarships from the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Continuing Education Scholar...

July 26th, 2017 |  


American Legion seeks musicians

American Legion seeks musicians

American Legion Post 123 is seeking musicians, singers, duos, trios, groups and choirs to perform in Veterans Park during 2017 Holiday in the Park fro...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Cochran grows monster tomato

Cochran grows monster tomato

Melissa Cochran grew this monster tomato in her Mount Airy garden. The “German Pink” tomato weighs in at two pounds and four ounces. Cochr...

July 26th, 2017 |  


DAR chapter elects new officers

DAR chapter elects new officers

The Jonathan Hunt Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently installed new officers during a gathering at Cross Creek Co...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Local teens make 4-H trip to D.C.

Local teens make 4-H trip to D.C.

On June 12, Rebecca Cahall, Sydney Tucker and Laken Williams travelled to Washingtonm D.C., on a 4-H trip and met 21 other youth from surrounding coun...

July 12th, 2017 |  


A little ‘Thank You’ goes a long way

A little ‘Thank You’ goes a long way

Quality care at DePaul senior living communities means providing the optimum level of support to each resident while remaining sensitive to each indiv...

July 5th, 2017 |  


SCC holding taxidermy orientation

SCC holding taxidermy orientation

Surry Community College will be holding an orientation for its taxidermy classes on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 ...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Greer Atkins marks 90 years

Greer Atkins marks 90 years

Greer Atkins celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this year with 60 family members and friends at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. All decorations, gifts ...

June 28th, 2017 |  


John Walker class awards scholarships

John Walker class awards scholarships

Three high school seniors received a scholarship of $1,000 each from the John Walker Sunday School Class at Grace Moravian Church recently. They are H...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Wanted: Preferably alive

The Mount Airy High School Class of 1967 is having its 50th reunion on Sept.16. Organizers are requesting the help of the community in locating the me...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Mountain View installs new officers

Mountain View installs new officers

At its May meeting, the Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club had its installation of new officers for the ensuing year. Officers for the 2017-2018 term...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


SCC graduates medical assistants

SCC graduates medical assistants

Nine recently graduated from Surry Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree from the Medical Assisting program. Those pictured ar...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Hospital recognizes employee service

Hospital recognizes employee service

Northern Hospital of Surry County concluded its celebration of National Hospital Week with its annual employee service awards luncheon in May. These a...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Clean Water board visits Surry

Clean Water board visits Surry

Officials of a state water-protection group that has granted more than $23 million for projects in Surry County — and is being counted on for mo...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Lawson selected for Governor’s School

Lawson selected for Governor’s School

Ashton Alexis Lawson, a junior at North Surry High School, was recently accepted into Governors School at Meredith College in Raleigh this summer wher...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Snow graduates ASU

Snow graduates ASU

Randy Shawn Snow II graduated from Appalachian State University on May 13, 2017, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Building Science with a ...

June 21st, 2017 |  


County Board presents awards

County Board presents awards

Travis Chrisawn, engineer and Chris Southard, engineering technician, both of North Carolina Department of Transportation-Division 11 Roadside Environ...

June 14th, 2017 |  


MAUI 14 concludes

MAUI 14 concludes

Mount Airy Ukulele Invasion, MAUI for short, entertained the community with a free concert May 31 at Old North State Winery in Downtown Mount Airy. Th...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Mountain View ‘Plants It Pink’

Mountain View ‘Plants It Pink’

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club won first place for the “Plant It Pink” Award. This award is presented to the garden club in North...

June 14th, 2017 |  


What you missed

What you missed

Surry County Extension and Community Association (ECA) Clubs presented “The Housewives of Hysteria Lane at their Awards and Achiemements night o...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Highlights from ECA awards night

Highlights from ECA awards night

Surry County Extension and Community Association (ECA) members gathered to celebrate the 80th annual achievement program at Surry Community College...

June 14th, 2017 |  


What you missed

What you missed

A broken down shell of a building at Courtney Elementary School is all that remains of the gym after powerful storms on May 24, which included several...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Northern recognizes volunteers

Northern recognizes volunteers

Northern Hospital of Surry County held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 27= during National Volunteer Week. With 120 volunteers and ...

May 31st, 2017 |  


SCC club donates to Children’s Center

SCC club donates to Children’s Center

The Surry Community College Machining Club recently donated $500 to the Children’s Center in Dobson. Funds donated were collected as a result of...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Comfort companions a ‘Joy for All’

Comfort companions a ‘Joy for All’

Twelve Oaks, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Mount Airy, recently welcomed several Hasbro Joy for All companions. With realistic fur and cat-like ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy student to attend Governor’s School

Mount Airy student to attend Governor’s School

Anna Elizabeth Marion, 17, a junior at Mount Airy High School, has been awarded acceptance into the North Carolina Governor’s School.Elizabeth w...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Historic preservation celebrated

Historic preservation celebrated

In proclaiming the month of May as National Historic Preservation month to be celebrated by the citizens of Mount Airy, Mayor David Rowe read the Proc...

May 17th, 2017 |  


SCC students contribute to charity

SCC students contribute to charity

Surry Community College students enrolled in Dr. Dawn Worley’s BUS 110: Introduction to Business class recently participated in a social respons...

May 17th, 2017 |  


SCC Horticulture Club visits zoo

SCC Horticulture Club visits zoo

Students in Surry Community College’s Horticulture Club took a trip to visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina recently as a...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Caleb Vass graduates

Caleb Vass graduates

Allan and Marsha Vass are pleased to announce the graduation of Caleb Vass from Lincoln Memorial University – Debusk College of Osteopathic Medi...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Tickle named Greensboro College marshal

GREENSBORO — Hayley Michelle Tickle is among 17 rising seniors to be named Greensboro College student marshals for 2017-2018.Tickle is a biology...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Unsworth Receives Achievement Award

Unsworth Receives Achievement Award

Alan Unsworth, Surry Community College’s Director of Academic Support and Research, received the North Carolina Community College Library Associ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Scenes from Upcoming Garden Tour

Scenes from Upcoming Garden Tour

Three Mount Airy garden clubs, Garden Gate, Modern Gardeners and Mountain View, are presenting a garden tour on June 10. A recent Mount Airy news feat...

May 10th, 2017 updated: May 11th, 2017. |  


Mount Airy student to attend Governor’s School

Mount Airy student to attend Governor’s School

Several months after the regular admission process, Anna Elizabeth Marion, 17, a junior at Mount Airy High School, has been awarded acceptance into th...

May 10th, 2017 |  


SCC machining students visit racing team

SCC machining students visit racing team

Students in Surry Community College’s MAC 112: Machining Technology II course recently toured Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) based in Kannapolis for ...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


What you missed

What you missed

Terri Flagg | News file photoCrowds gather under a spring sky for the 2016 Autism Walk of Surry County, a scene that will be repeated at this yearR...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


SCC graduates truck drivers

SCC graduates truck drivers

Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 12th graduation ceremony on March 29 at The Yadkin Center. One hundred twenty-one studen...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Surry County 4-H Holds Awards Program

Surry County 4-H Holds Awards Program

The Surry County 4-H Achievement program was held recently at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology of Surry Community...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Holly Springs Easter egg hunt

Holly Springs Easter egg hunt

The Holly Springs Ruritan Club held its annual community Easter Egg hunt on Friday, April 14, at 5 p.m. at the Ruritan building on Holly Springs Churc...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Surry County Schools art contest winners

Surry County Schools art contest winners

Superintendent’s Art Contest Winner Taylor Cochran, a 10th grade student at Surry Central High School, is pictured with Superintendent Dr. Travi...

April 19th, 2017 |  


15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

The Dobson Lions Club held its 15th-Annual Larry Wilmoth Memorial Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament on April 1 at Belews Lake (Pine Hill ramp entrance).Pr...

April 19th, 2017 |