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 |  


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 |  


Free event teaches kids outdoor skills

Free event teaches kids outdoor skills

Learn by doing — that’s the best way to learn hunting and fishing skills, according to Lee Freeman, presdient of the local chapter of the ...

September 29th, 2015 |  


Sonker festival on tap for Saturday

Sonker festival on tap for Saturday

Anyone hankering for that Surry County specialty — sonkers (of all flavors) — will be in luck this weekend. That’s because Surry Cou...

September 29th, 2015 |  


MCA celebrates Constitution Day

MCA celebrates Constitution Day

Millennium Charter Academy recently observed its annual upper school honor code signings, coordinating the events around Constitution Day.All MCA stud...

September 29th, 2015 updated: September 29th, 2015. |  


Best honored with tribute

Best honored with tribute

At a tribute titled “Remember Me With Laughter,” held Friday to honor the late James Best, the audience at The Earl Theater did what the a...

September 29th, 2015 |  


Mock battles to hightlight Civil War event

Mock battles to hightlight Civil War event

ARARAT, Va. — Who says the War Between the States is over?Once again this upcoming weekend, cannons will fire as men dressed in blue and gray cl...

September 29th, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Office Reports

Michael Patrick O’Rourke, of Old Low Gap Road, Lowgap, reported that a bicycle was stolen during an event at Surry Central High School on Sept. ...

September 29th, 2015 |  


$20k raised for Special Olympics

$20k raised for Special Olympics

ELKIN — More than $20,000 was raised for Special Olympics at an annual golf tournament last week.One player in last Thursday’s annual Gary...

September 29th, 2015 |  


Boy Scout to honor fallen deputy

DOBSON — Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson said, “It should have happened four decades ago,” but soon residents and visitors will...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Questions for forum ‘released’

A city redevelopment plan and suggestions for keeping downtown Mount Airy vital are expected to be among the issues candidates for city offices will a...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Police reports

• A Dobson man has been arrested by Mount Airy police on felony charges, according to city police department reports. Joshua David Sawyers, who ...

September 28th, 2015 |  


The Loaded Goat to open soon

The Loaded Goat to open soon

Craig Deas, an Ohio native, said he fell in love with quaint little Mount Airy 15 years ago when he and his wife visited for Mayberry Days.Now Deas ha...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Surry Cancer Awareness Team never stops

Surry Cancer Awareness Team never stops

It is hard to imagine a group of people who are more passionate about what they do than the Surry Cancer Awareness Team. This group of volunteers is d...

September 28th, 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 ...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Local youth earns ROTC scholarship

Timothy L. Merritt has received an Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlo...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds.• Tanner R. Simcox, 18, of King, and Angel M. Fortune, 18, of ...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Threatening clouds spare parade

Threatening clouds spare parade

The gray clouds which loomed over Mount Airy didn’t keep hundreds of area residents and visitors from lining the streets to see the 26th annual ...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Confederate march off ‘without a hitch’

Confederate march off ‘without a hitch’

About 25 to 30 people turned out for a “Confederate” march in Dobson Saturday afternoon. Those attending the march all said the common the...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Insiders give insight into ‘Andy Griffith Show’

Insiders give insight into ‘Andy Griffith Show’

Laughs filled the Earle Theatre as Dr. Neal Brower led “Andy Griffith Show” assistant director Bruce Bilson and Clint Howard on a trip dow...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Health Department Scores

Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The lis...

September 27th, 2015 |  


DNA policy; funding to speed up state crime lab

The recently passed state budget included legislation requiring a DNA sample be collected and tested in all violent felony arrests.The law, which goes...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Garrett Tyler Knott, 20 y...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Life insurance with long term care riders

Life insurance with long term care riders

The price of long term care insurance is really going up. If you are a baby boomer and you have kept your eye on it for a few years, chances are you h...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Booksmarts

The following titles have been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:The Scam by Janet Evanovich, fictionWaterfall...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Griffith makes donation to FOP, MAPD

Griffith makes donation to FOP, MAPD

Retired Surry County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Hiatt, from left, Mount Airy Police Officer R.F. “Gerald” Daniel and retired MAPD office...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Comic’s daughter ties crowd in ‘Knotts’

Comic’s daughter ties crowd in ‘Knotts’

Comedic talent is not necessarily a genetic trait passed down from a father to his offspring, but in Karen Knotts’ case there’s no missing...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Health Department Scores

Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The lis...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Dobson plans for water plant future

DOBSON — Delays in the engineering phase of Dobson’s water treatment plant upgrade forced commissioners to amend grant proposals Thursday ...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Event for cancer patient postponed

Today’s fundraiser for Bo Miller, son of County Commissioner Jimmy Miller, has been postponed until Oct. 3.Mount Airy resident Rawley King, who ...

September 25th, 2015 |  


‘Tinkerbell’ enjoys Mayberry magic

‘Tinkerbell’ enjoys Mayberry magic

Margaret Kerry has one word she uses to describe Mayberry Days: seamless.“I have to tell you this is one of the best-run four days I’ve ev...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Tribute show planned for James Best

Tribute show planned for James Best

Getting ready for Mayberry Days was a little strange for Dorothy Best this year.“I was packing things up like I’ve done for 20 years, head...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Early voting under way for primary

DOBSON — A primary election is scheduled for Oct. 6 in Mount Airy, but city voters can get an early start on the process thanks to a program tha...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Gomer Pyle’s ‘Duke’ returns to Mayberry Days

Gomer Pyle’s ‘Duke’ returns to Mayberry Days

Ronnie Schell is appearing at several events throughout Mayberry Days.Schell began his affiliation with Mayberry while he was in his second year of fi...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Mayberry Days off to rousing start

Mayberry Days off to rousing start

The annual Emmett Golf Tournament kicked of Mayberry Days Thursday morning at Cross Creek Country Club, with proceeds from the tournament benefiting t...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man is facing two charges that were filed this week after he allegedly used a baseball bat to cause damage, according to city pol...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Office Reports

Additional charges were filed against Jim Terry Hairston, 43, of Grassy Creek Road, Pinnacle, who was charged in August for allegedly raping and assau...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Local business owners target of $60 million suit

A hearing is scheduled for Friday in a Tennessee courtroom in a defamation case seeking $60 million in damages against two Pilot Mountain business own...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Dixie Griffith event to benefit charity

Dixie Griffith event to benefit charity

Dixie Griffith, daughter of Andy Griffith, has two appearances planned in Mount Airy. One appearance was Thursday morning and another will take place ...

September 24th, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


‘Leon’ returning to Mayberry

‘Leon’ returning to Mayberry

Leon is a pint-sized peanut-butter-sandwich-toting cowboy who has amused “Andy Griffith Show” fans in five of its episodes — but Cli...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Malone graduates from basic training

Malone graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tierra A. Malone graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed a...

September 24th, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


Jones Intermediate is among top schools

Jones Intermediate is among top schools

Jones Intermediate school was recently recognized by the state for being in the top 10 elementary schools for academic growth in the 2014-15 school ye...

September 23rd, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |