Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

DOBSON — The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Curtis Gra...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


City OKs $50K for financial adviser

After approving an agreement for a Barter theatre expansion in Mount Airy, the next official act by city officials was allocating $50,000 for a financ...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Justin Kerry Robertson, 24, of Round Peak Chu...

March 2nd, 2018 |  


High winds have caused a swath of destruction across the county, leaving 9,000 homes without power and an estimated 200 fallen trees, according to Joh...

March 2nd, 2018 |  


Police reports

• Property valued at $600 was stolen from the Lowe’s hardware store on Monday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The DeWa...

March 2nd, 2018 |  


Old-time music retreat hits high note

Old-time music retreat hits high note

Friday was a first for the Tommy Jarrell Festival, with a workshop entitled “Women! Mount Airy Old-Time Retreat.”It was one of many worksh...

March 2nd, 2018 updated: March 2nd, 2018. |  


Women in war to be subject of museum talk

Women in war to be subject of museum talk

The grainy black and white film footage from World War I tends to show men assaulting the enemy from trenches or marching along muddy roads in France ...

March 2nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — A Mount Airy man accused of robbing a pawn store has additional charges pending, according to the Surry County Sheriff’s Departme...

March 1st, 2018 |  


Barter Theatre plan passes in 3-2 vote

Barter Theatre plan passes in 3-2 vote

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners approved an agreement Thursday afternoon, by a 3-2 vote, which will bring a Barter Theatre expansion to town....

March 1st, 2018 |  


Barter Theatre plan passes in 3-2 vote

Barter Theatre plan passes in 3-2 vote

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners approved the Barter Theatre project at the former Spencer’s property downtown, on a 3-2 vote.“I thin...

March 1st, 2018 updated: March 1st, 2018. |  


Armed robbery suspect arrested

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Mount Airy police have announced the arrest of a city man in a recent strong-arm robbery case.The incident occurred on Feb. 13 at Granite City Gold &a...

March 1st, 2018 |  


‘Toys for Tots’ challenge winners announced

‘Toys for Tots’ challenge winners announced

Surry County Marine Corps League Detachment 1322 presented a plaque of appreciation to Dale and Barbara Sechrist, former owners of Olympia Family Rest...

March 1st, 2018 |  


City councilman backs Barter plan

City councilman backs Barter plan

With a vote on the fate of a local Barter theater expansion looming this afternoon, a Mount Airy councilman who supports the plan says city officials ...

March 1st, 2018 |  


‘Happy Days’ comes to Mayberry

‘Happy Days’ comes to Mayberry

Classic TV references will abound in May when an event sharing its name with one classic show — The Happy Days Tour — comes to the setting...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Filing period ends for most offices

DOBSON — The final days of the candidate filing period for most 2018 elections brought a flurry of candidates into the fray.The filing period fo...

February 28th, 2018 |  


County gets higher financial rating

Two different investment services have increased Surry County’s financial rating, officials learned recently.Why should the general public care ...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Church plans Sweet Repeats consignment

Church plans Sweet Repeats consignment

First United Methodist Church will present the spring version of its Sweet Repeats children’s consignment clothing sale from Thursday through Sa...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Flinchum named Ruritan of Year

Flinchum named Ruritan of Year

The Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club held its annual February Valentine and Volunteer Appreciation Banquet earlier this month at Soppers Restaurant. Highli...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Poindexter’s work to be featured

Poindexter’s work to be featured

DANBURY — The Stokes County Arts Council will be featuring Jerrie Poindexter in the Jayebird Gallery at Hanging Rock State Park for the months o...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Pilot Elementary honor students named

Pilot Elementary honor students named

Pilot Elementary School recently released the n ames of its honor roll students. They are pictured here.3rd Grade A/B Honor Roll (0014)Front Row: Kile...

February 27th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Becky Lynn Jones, of Dobson, reported the t...

February 27th, 2018 |  


City firemen rescue woman from house

A Mount Airy woman is recovering from a weekend house fire in which she suffered smoke inhalation, but was spared serious injuries due to rescue effor...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A motor vehicle collision report from Feb. 20 cites a...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Mountie winners walk red carpet

Mountie winners walk red carpet

Local business owners walked a red carpet at the 10th annual “Mounties” to receive their awards on Tuesday and be recognized for their ach...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A pickup was stolen Monday afternoon from a parking lot at Northern Hospital of Surry County, according to Mount Airy Police Department report...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Stage set for Barter vote Thursday

Stage set for Barter vote Thursday

A vote regarding a “production” greeted by enthusiastic audiences of both rave reviewers and harsh critics this winter — a proposed ...

February 27th, 2018 |  


ACC BBQ lunch is Friday

ACC BBQ lunch is Friday

The Armfield Civic and Recreation Center will host its annual ACC Spring Barbecue on Friday, continuing to build upon what has become a popular annual...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Gentry students win in art competition

Gentry students win in art competition

A team of eight artists from Gentry Middle School was named champions of the western district in the North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activiti...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Taking aim at Pilot gypsy moths

Taking aim at Pilot gypsy moths

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Information on gypsy moth infestation and treatment alternatives will be discussed at a public meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. a...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Arts Ball raises arts funding

Arts Ball raises arts funding

Patrons of the arts dined, danced and raised funds for arts programming in county and city schools on Friday at the annual Arts Ball hosted by Surry A...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Gentry honor roll students named

Gentry Middle School recently name the students who had earned placement on the school’s honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.E...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Student essayists to visit New York

Four local high school essayists will be traveling to New York in March to take part in a United Nations tour and part of a round-table discussion as ...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Vera’s Community Garden in Elkin has several open raised-bed gardens available for the spring growing season

Vera’s Community Garden in Elkin has several open raised-bed gardens available for the spring growing season

The weather may be cool and damp, and even frosty between now and spring, when people typically think about fresh plants and produce breaking through ...

February 26th, 2018 |  


17th Tommy Jarrell Festival tuning up

17th Tommy Jarrell Festival tuning up

If legendary old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell were here today, he’d likely be pleased that many people remain interested in that music more than 3...

February 25th, 2018 |  


Polar Plunge personal for participants

Polar Plunge personal for participants

Admittedly, a Saturday event at Homeplace Recreational Park more closely resembled a typical summer day at the pool rather than what one would expect ...

February 25th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Need to Know by Karen Cleveland, fict...

February 25th, 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 25th, 2018 |  


Divorces

The following divorces were granted in Surry County:- Angela J Grubb and Melvin C Grubb, married Sept. 6, 1997. Divorce granted Feb.16- Keenia S Phill...

February 25th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A traffic stop has led to felony drug charges against a Mount Airy man, according to city police department reports. Andrew Charles White, 20,...

February 24th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Matthew Doyle Burke, 26, of Zephyr Road, Elki...

February 24th, 2018 |  


Musician Alice Gerrard to visit Mount Airy

Musician Alice Gerrard to visit Mount Airy

A celebrated figure in old-time and bluegrass music will be in Mount Airy next week during the annual Tommy Jarrell Festival.Alice Gerrard is schedule...

February 24th, 2018 |  


Library offers one-man play

Library offers one-man play

The Mount Airy Public Library, The Friends of the Mount Airy Public and the J.J. Jones High School Alumni will be presenting the one-man play “M...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Local youth honored at Wolfpack game

Local youth honored at Wolfpack game

RALEIGH — If a local student-athlete winds up playing college basketball, that might be due at least partly to a scholarship program of Surry-Ya...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County:- Timothy R. Baker 37, of Dobson and Janella B. Smith 35, of Yadkinville Issued Feb.22- Ty...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


City schools ready to launch Pike project

City schools ready to launch Pike project

After a couple of years of talking and planning, renovations will soon begin on the former Pike Electric building on Riverside Drive.The 22,500-square...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Black leaders fear repeat of past

Black leaders fear repeat of past

Panelists assembled for a Black History Month program Thursday afternoon have seen it all — from the days of separate water fountains and school...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Heroes of Flat Rock fire honored

Heroes of Flat Rock fire honored

A tragedy that shook the community six decades ago — and the people lost on that day — were recalled in a ceremony Thursday.“Sixty y...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Michelle Leigh Stickler, 36, of Southwycke La...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


House fire destroys White Plains home

House fire destroys White Plains home

A White Plains structure fire resulted in the total loss of a house on Old Highway 601 Thursday.Several people were in the house when the blaze broke ...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


White Plains names teacher, assistant of the year

White Plains names teacher, assistant of the year

White Plains Elementary School recently announced the school’s teacher of the year and teaching assitant of the year.Trina Goettel, who teaches ...

February 22nd, 2018 |