Event planned for United Fund

The Stan Bobbit Band will be performing Friday evening at the L.H. Jones Family Resource Center in Mount Airy.The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Chamber has no candidate forums slated

Chamber has no candidate forums slated

Two things have operated like clockwork during odd-numbered years in Mount Airy: the holding of municipal elections, and candidate forums being schedu...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Fourth graders get jolting demonstration

Fourth graders get jolting demonstration

Copeland Elementary’s fourth grade students were given a high voltage safety demonstration by Surry-Yadkin EMC recently.Adam Martin, public info...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Fugitive apprehended in Mount Airy

Fugitive apprehended in Mount Airy

A Patrick County man charged with 11 felonies was arrested by Mount Airy Police Department officials recently.Michael Timothy Puckett, 44, now faces a...

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


Health Department Inspections

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

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Office Reports

Sandy Dwight Vestal, 47, of Dry Wall Road, State Road, reported a lost pistol. The Sept. 11 reports that the firearm, valued at $429, had been laid on...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Despite weather, college fair draws crowd

Despite weather, college fair draws crowd

Despite damp and rainy weather, a number of area high school juniors and seniors participated in a college fair Monday at Surry Community College.Stud...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Clues sought in shooting that injured girl

The Mount Airy Police Department is appealing to the public for clues about a drive-by shooting that injured an 11-year old girl.“It’s ver...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Sept. 24-30

School Lunch Menus Sept. 24-30

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday —Bag LunchChicken Filet SandwichCarrot Sticks w/ RanchAppleChipsMilkFriday — No SchoolMonday ̵...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


What would Aunt Bee cook?

What would Aunt Bee cook?

It only takes watching an episode or two of “The Andy Griffith Show” to figure out that Aunt Bee was a gifted cook. Especially if one of t...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


SCC receives $15,000 donations for machinery program

SCC receives $15,000 donations for machinery program

The Gene Haas Foundation recently gave $15,000 to Surry Community College to support scholarships for CNC, or computerized numeric control, machinist ...

September 22nd, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


‘Stars and Bars’ a topic for commissioners

‘Stars and Bars’ a topic for commissioners

DOBSON — “The Stars and Bars” took center stage at Monday’s Surry County Board of Commissioners meeting when a local resident ...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Heart walk to be held Saturday

The Surry County Heart Walk will be held Saturday at Surry Community College, with registration and “festivities” at 8 a.m. and the walk s...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Fundraiser planned for Bo Miller

Some local residents are circulating raffle tickets for Mount Airy resident Bo Miller. Also, a fundraiser event is planned for Saturday.Mount Airy res...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Office Report

Dan Walker III, 20, of Sexton Road, Mount Airy, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set, and a court date of Oct. 20 was scheduled.Willi...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


YVEDDI celebrates 50 years of service

YVEDDI celebrates 50 years of service

BOONVILLE — Employees and supporters of the Yadkin Valley Economic Development District Inc., known as YVEDDI, gathered on Thursday to celebrate...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Rotary donates to children’s center

Rotary donates to children’s center

DOBSON — Members of the Surry Sunrise Rotary Club delivered six mattress sets to the Surry Children’s Center recently. According to club p...

September 21st, 2015 |  


Anglers reel in fun at fishing event.

Anglers reel in fun at fishing event.

Andy and Opie were nowhere to be seen, despite their appearance on promotional material leading up to the event, but there were plenty of others takin...

September 21st, 2015 updated: September 21st, 2015. |  


Marriages

The Surry County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses.• Rayton P. Pucket, 85, of Hillsville, Virginia, and Irene Thompson, 7...

September 21st, 2015 |  


Latin Festival draws crowds (muchas personas)

Latin Festival draws crowds (muchas personas)

DOBSON — As one approached Dobson Square Park, the first sign that something was much different than what occurs during a normal Saturday aftern...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Big dreams for a small town fair

Big dreams for a small town fair

Usually the first to arrive and the last to leave the Surry County fair every day, Michael and Katherine Thorpe, the fair manager and agricultural coo...

September 20th, 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 20th, 2015 |  


SCC business instructor earns doctorate

SCC business instructor earns doctorate

DOBSON – Dawn Worley, a Mount Airy resident who teaches business technologies at Surry Community College, recently earned her an Ed.D. in educat...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Heather Sunshine Simmons,...

September 20th, 2015 |  


City police reports

• A case in which a fraudulent credit card was used to buy thousands of dollars’ worth of products from a local industry came to light thi...

September 20th, 2015 |  


‘Grown-up’ storytime to be held at library

Story time is coming to the library, but this time leave the kids at home — these tales are for adults.On Tuesday at 7 p.m. local storyteller Te...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Fair completes successful run

Fair completes successful run

A huge community event such as the Surry County Agricultural Fair must adapt to changing interests and demographics each year, and new attractions and...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Medicine take-backs scheduled

Medicine take-backs scheduled

Prescription drug take-back events are scheduled at various locations in Surry County throughout the next couple of weeks.Residents are encouraged to ...

September 19th, 2015 |  


N.C. historic tax credit restored

N.C. historic tax credit restored

RALEIGH — A reinstatement of the historic preservation tax credit is included in the state budget approved last week by state legislators.Lawmak...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Dobson request may top commissioner discussions

A $100,000 request from the town of Dobson could headline Monday’s meeting of the Surry County Board of Commissioners.Dobson will soon be undert...

September 19th, 2015 |  


College Fair set at SCC

Area high school juniors and seniors will participate in a College Fair on Monday, Sept. 21, at Surry Community College, an event designed to expose s...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Pilot Mountain appoints finance officer

Pilot Mountain appoints finance officer

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners reconvened on Friday to complete the agenda items that were not discussed after firin...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Pro-Confederacy march planned in Dobson

DOBSON — At a time when symbols associated with Southern pride are under attack, a March of the Confederacy is planned next Saturday in Dobson.&...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Concerns raised over discipline at Pilot Middle

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Some Pilot Mountain Middle School parents are concerned about a discipline method that was reportedly used at the school on Tue...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Parents charged in school gun incident

Parents charged in school gun incident

The parents of a Cedar Ridge Elementary School student have been charged after their child pulled a gun from his book bag while on a county school bus...

September 18th, 2015 updated: September 18th, 2015. |  


County uncovers $400,000 in food stamp fraud

DOBSON — More than $400,000 in fraudulent food stamp benefits has been uncovered throughout the course of the past year and a half, according to...

September 18th, 2015 |  


City board delays vote on use of mini-park

Mount Airy officials delayed action Thursday night on a proposal that would let a downtown group decide who uses a city-owned mini-park, after concern...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Gun incident on county school bus probed

A Surry County student is under investigation for allegedly taking a handgun onto a school bus, according to a written statement released late this af...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Redevelopment center stage in election?

Support for the upcoming primary election in Mount Airy is being doled out — at least in one case — on the basis of who fully supports a r...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 17th, 2015. |  


Jury awards $200,000 for forklift injury

A jury ordered a Mount Airy lumber company to pay $200,000 in damages to James Jeffery Dobson, of Elkin, who was injured while delivering a load of lu...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 17th, 2015. |  


New home eyed for Stuart portrait

New home eyed for Stuart portrait

STUART, Va. — A portrait of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is getting a new home, after its recent controversial removal from a wall inside the ...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Office Reports

Larry Dean Payne, 66, of Ratler Ridge Trail, Dobson, reported a North Carolina license plate stolen.Alan Trent Horton, 38, of Danley Road, Ararat, rep...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Coming soon: 26th Mayberry Days

Coming soon: 26th Mayberry Days

Barbara Eden, Clint Howard and a number of other celebrities will be visiting Mount Airy for the 26th annual Mayberry Days festival. The festival is s...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 17th, 2015. |  


City may get MAD to control mini-park

City may get MAD to control mini-park

Mount Airy officials are poised to give a downtown group control over who uses a new city-owned mini-park at the corner of North Main and West Oak str...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Shepherd’s House has new director

Shepherd’s House has new director

A new executive director has been named for the Shepherd’s House, who is hoping her business experience will help Mount Airy’s homeless sh...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Bledsoe resigns school board

A member of the Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education abruptly resigned Tuesday evening.Amy Bledsoe, who had been on the board since 2012, handed...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Dairy and the brain

Dairy and the brain

More than 300 people participated in the Surry Alzheimers Walk last weekend in an effort to fund research to end Alzheimers. It’s an important c...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Office Reports

Kenneth Dale Dixon, 50, of Glenn Creed Lane, Mount Airy, reported two checks stolen issued by BB&T with the numbers 2359 and 2360.Judy Lewis Soper...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Health Department Inspections

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

September 16th, 2015 |  


Hospital board approves Solarium study

Northern Hospital of Surry County approved the preliminary study for the construction of a solarium.The proposed project concept is for the hospital t...

September 16th, 2015 |