High turnout sought for primary

High turnout sought for primary

The weather hasn’t done the local electoral process any favors recently, but officials hope today’s sunny forecast leads to a turnout matc...

October 6th, 2015 updated: October 6th, 2015. |  


Dentist facing assault, child abuse charges

A prominent Mount Airy dentist has been charged with a series of violations, including child abuse and assault against a child.Dr. Thomas Richard R...

October 5th, 2015 |  


County pursues legal action against Cody Creek

DOBSON — Surry County has hired a law firm to represent the county in possible legal actions against a local business.According to County Attorn...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy woman charged in cocaine case

Mount Airy woman charged in cocaine case

A Mount Airy woman was been arrested in Carroll County, Virginia after a search of her vehicle discovered “crack” cocaine in Lambsburg, Vi...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Protection against flu urged now

October means it’s time for autumn leaves, pumpkins, and festivals, but also the potential onset of the 2015-16 influenza season.As of Oct. 1, t...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Property 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 ...

October 5th, 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 |  


Minors banned from indoor tanning

A law banning anyone under 18 years of age from using indoor tanning equipment went into effect Thursday.House Bill 168 was named the Jim Fulghum Teen...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Photo display moves to Boonville

The 2015 “Show Us Your Best” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Boonville Public Librar...

October 5th, 2015 updated: 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 |  


Planning for retirement when you are single

Planning for retirement when you are single

How does retirement planning differ for single people? At a glance, there would seem to be no difference in the retirement saving effort of an individ...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Insurance costs should lower in Pine Ridge

Insurance costs should lower in Pine Ridge

Residents in the Pine Ridge fire district should see lower home owner’s insurance premiums in the coming year.Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Departme...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Bradley Gene Crouse, 35 y...

October 4th, 2015 |  


NW Medical Partners joins Northern Hospital network

NW Medical Partners joins Northern Hospital network

Northern Hospital of Surry County has joined forces with Northwest Medical Partners, PA and ProHealth Fitness Center. The long-standing group of medic...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Discounts for vets coming soon

Discounts for vets coming soon

DOBSON — Military veterans will be able to get discounts from many local businesses thanks to a savings card from the county government.Several ...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Request to withdraw guilty plea denied

Request to withdraw guilty plea denied

Carroll County Judge Brett Geisler has denied a Christiansburg man’s request to withdraw his guilty plea to murder and felony hit and run in a f...

October 4th, 2015 |  


A love of people

A love of people

Yvonne Nichols is a people watcher. By her own admission, she enjoys seeing people laugh and enjoy themselves, she gets joy and satisfaction from sitt...

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 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.• James W. Heming, 51, of Columbia, South Carolina, and Debra J. Chick, 61, of Camde...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Alleged record deer hoax attempt leads to charges

Alleged record deer hoax attempt leads to charges

By all accounts, the work was meticulous — possibly even professional.The monstrous 27-point antlers, at one time belonging to a farm-raised Pen...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Ex-translator wanted in 119 felonies

Ex-translator wanted in 119 felonies

Police are seeking a former courtroom translator who is wanted for allegedly stealing from more than 130 non-English speaking defendants under the gui...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Officials meet, discuss storm prep

Officials meet, discuss storm prep

About 50 officials from various agencies throughout Surry County met Friday to discuss preparations for rain and wind expected this week as a result o...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Springthorpe seeks to represent all

Springthorpe seeks to represent all

Today, The Mount Airy News concludes a series of profiles on candidates involved in next Tuesday’s city primary, for which early voting is conti...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Brown seeks to continue service

Brown seeks to continue service

Today, The Mount Airy News concludes a series of profiles on candidates involved in next Tuesday’s city primary, for which early voting is conti...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Barnes: Business experience a key

Barnes: Business experience a key

Today, The Mount Airy News concludes a series of profiles on candidates involved in next Tuesday’s city primary, for which early voting is conti...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Police reports

• Damage was caused to city housing authority property with a beer bottle early Wednesday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Th...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Church marks 100 years

Church marks 100 years

Simmons Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the church on Sunday, Oct. 11.The special service will begin at 10:30 a.m. w...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s reports

April Michelle Haynes, 35, of Emerson Road, Dobson was charged on Sept. 19 with misdemeanor simple assault. Haynes is due in court on Oct. 9. No bond ...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


IRS mandate could cost county $30k

IRS mandate could cost county $30k

DOBSON — Surry County commissioners allocated $30,000 to cover costs associated with what Commissioner Eddie Harris called “cumbersome, bu...

October 1st, 2015 |  


RDC members bothered by ‘negativity’

RDC members bothered by ‘negativity’

Conditions haven’t been easy lately for members of the Mount Airy Redevelopment Commission (RDC), which two of them made clear during a city cou...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Weekend events called off

With heavy rain and severe weather expected as Hurricane Joaquin bore down on the East Coast, several events planned for this weekend have been cancel...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Steel Wheels to play Saturday at Earle

Because of the expected severe weather, Mount Airy might be in for a musical treat on Saturday.The Steel Wheels, a folk music band from the mountains ...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Preparations made as storm bears down

Preparations are being made as what could be the largest storm to hit Surry County since Hurricane Hugo in 1989 bears down on the area.Surry County Em...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Additional responses from Gene Clark

Note: These two questions were left out of responses given by at-large candidate Gene Clark which were published Wednesday.Question: How would you app...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Making their case for votes

Making their case for votes

A controversial redevelopment proposal took center stage Wednesday night during a city candidates forum at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.Only three of t...

October 1st, 2015 |  


A light agenda set for county board

DOBSON — There won’t be much for county commissioners to discuss tonight at the board’s only meeting in the month of October, though...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Proffitt pledges to bridge gaps

Proffitt pledges to bridge gaps

Today, The Mount Airy News continues a series profiling candidates involved in next Tuesday’s city primary. It began with Wednesday’s publ...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Mayberry Spirits’ grand opening kicks off

Mayberry Spirits’ grand opening kicks off

Really fine days are ahead at the home of “really fine drink,” according to Mayberry Spirits owner Vann McCoy.Mayberry Spirits’ gran...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Taylor: Redevelopment ‘pivotal’ to future

Taylor: Redevelopment ‘pivotal’ to future

Today, The Mount Airy News continues a series profiling candidates involved in next Tuesday’s city primary. It began with Wednesday’s publ...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Panthers DE Allen arrives at practice, LB Kuechly still out

Panthers DE Allen arrives at practice, LB Kuechly still out

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Carolina Panthers find themselves in an unusual state of flux for a team off to a perfect 3-0 start.Leading up to Sunday...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Relay for Life rescheduled

Due to expected precipitation, Friday’s Relay for Life event has been rescheduled.The event, which was supposed to kick off Friday at 6 p.m. wil...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Beulah School reunion to be held Saturday

Former students, families of former students, graduates, teachers, administrative personnel or “anyone who attended Beulah School one day or 12 ...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Heavy rain forces ‘Civil War’ cancellation

Heavy rain forces ‘Civil War’ cancellation

ARARAT, Va. — Persistent rains have caused flooding, mudslides, washed-out roadways and other problems in Patrick County and led to a state of e...

September 30th, 2015 |  


City board to get Project Lazarus update

City board to get Project Lazarus update

With prescription drug misuse and abuse continuing to be a problem in this area — bringing deadly consequences in some cases — Mount Airy ...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Armbrister thrives on public service

Armbrister thrives on public service

The Mount Airy News today begins a series of profiles on the seven candidates involved in next Tuesday’s primary election in the city. Each cand...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Clark seeks more transparency

Clark seeks more transparency

The Mount Airy News today begins a series of profiles on the seven candidates involved in next Tuesday’s primary election in the city. Each cand...

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  


Pope Francis’ visit inspires food

Pope Francis’ visit inspires food

The news was full of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States last week. As the pontiff made his way through the northeast corridor from c...

September 30th, 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 |  


Relay for Life set for Friday

Relay for Life set for Friday

Mount Airy’s Veterans Memorial Park will play host to a Relay for Life event this Friday.As of Monday, 338 Relay for Life participants had raise...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Office Reports

Windows on five employee vehicles were broken while parked overnight at Mountain River Trucking on Direct Lane in Mount Airy, according to a Sept. 23 ...

September 30th, 2015 |