Tough new housing rules sought in city

Tough new housing rules sought in city

New, and tougher, regulations designed to deal more effectively with rundown or dangerous structures have been unveiled for Mount Airy, but some offic...

February 10th, 2018 |  


County schools join trial math program

County schools join trial math program

DOBSON — Seventh-grade math teachers for Surry County Schools will be getting some specialized training this summer so that they can implement a...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Shelter’s Tailgate Fundraider scores

Shelter’s Tailgate Fundraider scores

While most people were gearing up for the Super Bowl on Sunday, the Shepherd’s House was holding its 14th-annual fundraiser at Cross Creek Count...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Surry WWI general is museum talk topic

Surry WWI general is museum talk topic

One hundred years ago, what was then known as The Great War was raging in Europe — but many area residents might be unaware of the key role a Su...

February 9th, 2018 |  


County mulls Dobson Plaza naming rights

DOBSON — A local insurance branch has offered funds toward renovating Dobson Plaza, but the county board has chosen to wait a month before makin...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Board wants more Barter details

Board wants more Barter details

Mount Airy elected leaders want more financial information about the proposed construction of a Barter Theatre in town – and they want it fast.A...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Lenten services to begin Feb. 14

The Mount Airy Ministerial Association will be sponsoring the 2018 Lenten Services this year.Mount Airy Wesleyan Church will be the host church for th...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Support shown for Dobson war monuments

Support shown for Dobson war monuments

DOBSON — Last month a local man criticized the war memorials around the historic courthouse here. This month, a group of people stood up to defe...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Black history celebration concert is Saturday

Black history celebration concert is Saturday

The Surry Arts Council’s 27th-annual free Black History Month Celebration will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. It bri...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Local Mardi Gras party returns

Local Mardi Gras party returns

A few days before carnival season reaches a crescendo of merriment in New Orleans, Rio and Venice, the celebration will hit its peak in Mount Airy on ...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• City officers’ response to a fight call led to a local man being arrested Sunday on a felony false-pretense charge and other offenses, a...

February 7th, 2018 |  


77 volunteers pack 10,000 meals

77 volunteers pack 10,000 meals

The dining room of Cross Creek Country Club became the site of an impromptu food-processing plant on Tuesday as Rotarians and students packed 10,000 m...

February 7th, 2018 |  


East Surry promoting safe parking

East Surry promoting safe parking

PILOT MOUNTAIN — To increase safety at sporting events, East Surry High School is implementing a “safe parking campaign” on the back...

February 7th, 2018 |  


North Surry cadets earn scholarships

North Surry cadets earn scholarships

Cadets Reid and Quinn Walker from North Surry High School Air Force JROTC have received a scholarship to participate in a private pilot license traini...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Arts Ball features Band of Oz

Arts Ball features Band of Oz

One of the Surry Arts Council’s biggest fund raisers of the year — the annual Arts Ball — is just around the corner.The annual event...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from area troops and packs were out in their respective neighborhoods Saturday as the first step in this year’s annual...

February 7th, 2018 |  


City food, beverage tax is off table

City food, beverage tax is off table

A proposed food and beverage tax for Mount Airy has been taken off the menu — at least for the foreseeable future.The idea of imposing a tax on ...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Is class bias behind housing concerns?

Is class bias behind housing concerns?

Ongoing complaints regarding minimum housing regulations in Mount Airy, especially involving rental properties, could result in new tactics including ...

February 6th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• James Fields Burton, 37, of N.C. 268, Elkin, ...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Schools to buy 6 acres in Pilot

Schools to buy 6 acres in Pilot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — By a 3-2 vote, the Surry County Board of Commissioners gave its approval for the county school system to buy six acres of land ...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Science fair winners present projects

Science fair winners present projects

The Surry County School System recently held the first of what officials there hope will become an annual Science Fair Showcase. The event, held at Th...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Walk honors memory of fallen officers

Walk honors memory of fallen officers

A group of family members, town officials and local residents withstood below freezing temperatures to gather in the parking lot of Tlaquepaque Restau...

February 6th, 2018 |  


New map guides visitors on local ‘wine trail’

New map guides visitors on local ‘wine trail’

DOBSON — Most people are aware that this area boasts an array of wineries, but those facilities can be hard to locate for visitors — who n...

February 6th, 2018 updated: February 6th, 2018. |  


Police reports

• Mayberry Mall was the target of a vandalism incident in recent days, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. It was discovered Satu...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Library has ‘Bring Child to Library Day’

Library has ‘Bring Child to Library Day’

At Saturday’s annual Bring your Child to the Library event, 13 young performers entertained an audience of more than 50 family, friends and well...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Ice causes problems in area

Icy weather can pose extra concerns — and while no fatalities resulted from this area’s latest brush with Old Man Winter, it did cause pro...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Dobson Elementary holds blood drive

Dobson Elementary holds blood drive

The Dobson Elementary Student Council recently sponsored a blood drive, working with the American Red Cross to set up and operate the event. “We...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallory, fic...

February 4th, 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 4th, 2018 |  


Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Nathan Daniel Cook, 31, w...

February 4th, 2018 |  


Carroll schools to begin metal detector drills

Carroll schools to begin metal detector drills

HILLSVILLE, Va. — Carroll County, Virginia, students attending the county’s high school here will soon find themselves walking through a m...

February 4th, 2018 |  


Concert honors WPAQ’s 70 years

Concert honors WPAQ’s 70 years

Some wore their dancing shoes, some waited hours in the cold, at least one brought his own musical spoons, but they all came prepared to have a good t...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Walkers remember fallen police officers

Walkers remember fallen police officers

Walkers prepare to start their walk Saturday along the 1.5-mile route followed by Pilot Mountain Police Officers Glenn Branscome and Ralph East. On Fe...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Birthday party for Confederate general

Birthday party for Confederate general

A long-dead Confederate officer received a birthday bash Saturday.J.E.B. Stuart was born Feb. 3, 1833, rose to the rank of captain as a cavalry office...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


L.H. Jones hosts Black History movie

L.H. Jones hosts Black History movie

In recognition of Black History Month, “Marshall,” the first film in a month-long series is screened Saturday at L.H. Jones Family Resourc...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

There’s a new groundhog in town, and her name is Gertie.The Surry Arts Council Groundhog, Gertie, joined better-known weather forecasters of the...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Siloam man was served with warrants Tuesday in the city on a series of charges including assault by strangulation, according to Mount Airy P...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


NFL playoffs special for North Surry grad

NFL playoffs special for North Surry grad

One of the big stories surrounding the National Football League playoffs, which will culminate with the Super Bowl Sunday night, was the success of th...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Richard Helms and Todd Jessup, both of Stat...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County: - Alehandro Vega Rodriguez 40, and Ana Leandro Alonso 31, of Pilot Mountain Issued Jan.31...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Divorces

The following divorces were granted in Surry County:- Carrie S Thompson and Dennis J Thompson Jr. Married March 8, 2008, Divorce Granted Jan.26Compile...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Students honored by DAR

Students honored by DAR

The Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a tea at Parkwood Assisted Living in Elkin recently to honor the good citiz...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Local developers launch PlayStation game

Local developers launch PlayStation game

Two local game developers jumped into the fray of virtual reality on Tuesday when they released “Cold Iron,” a new game for Sony Playstati...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Barter Theatre plan draws mixed reviews

Barter Theatre plan draws mixed reviews

More than 100 people attended an informational meeting Thursday night on plans to build a branch of the Barter Theatre in Mount Airy, which ended with...

February 1st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Christopher Gordon Taylor, 29, of Hennis Road...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Carroll County spelling bee champ crowned

Carroll County spelling bee champ crowned

St. Paul Elementary School in Cana, Virginia, recently hosted students in grades four through eight who represented their home schools from all over t...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Local radio station WPAQ 740 AM will mark its 70th anniversary with a free concert Saturday at the Historic Earle Theatre & Old Time Music Heritag...

February 1st, 2018 |  


College offers health, wellness challenge

Surry Community College will offer a Fit and Well Challenge course focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle starting in February at The Pilot Center, ...

February 1st, 2018 |  


J.E.B. Stuart birthday event planned Saturday

J.E.B. Stuart birthday event planned Saturday

Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart died young, at age 31, being mortally wounded in May 1864 near Richmond while serving as a Confederate cavalry commander.But t...

February 1st, 2018 |  


First glimpse at architectural survey

First glimpse at architectural survey

Dan Pezzoni of Landmark Preservation Associates of Lexington, Virginia, visited the city to give an overview of an upcoming architectural survey.Membe...

February 1st, 2018 |