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 |  


School lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday —Spaghetti w/ Garlic Toast Or Sloppy JoeRomaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Green PeasDiced PearsMilkFriday ̵...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Tesh’s new novel, Butterfly Waltz, released

HOLLISTON, Mass. – Mount Airy’s Jane Tesh and Silver Leaf Books recently released her fantasy novel, “Butterfly Waltz.”“...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Teacher assistants, driver’s ed funded

Local educators received some good news this week when state legislators announced the overdue state budget will include money to fully fund teaching ...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 2015. |  


City awaits results of Spencer’s probe

City awaits results of Spencer’s probe

Mount Airy officials are awaiting the results of recent, rigorous on-site testing at the city-owned Spencer’s industrial property to pinpoint an...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Pilot Mountain fires manager

Pilot Mountain fires manager

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners fired Town Manager Amanda Reid Monday night, 19 months after appointing her to the po...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Seniors flock to fair

Seniors flock to fair

At age 3, Taylor Haynes didn’t quite fit the target demographic at Senior Fun Day at the fair on Tuesday, but since the little girl was there wi...

September 15th, 2015 |  


‘Take Me Fishing Day’ is Saturday

‘Take Me Fishing Day’ is Saturday

Andy and Opie whistling down to the old fishing hole in the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show is about as iconic an image of Americana as exis...

September 15th, 2015 |  


$40,000 raised in foundation golf tourney

$40,000 raised in foundation golf tourney

Surry County Schools Educational Foundation raised more than $40,000 at its annual Golf Tournament for the Surry County Education Foundation recentlyT...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Pilot Mountain fires manager

By Diane Blakemore PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners fired Town Manager Amanda Reid Monday night, without having filled ...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Livestock shows return

Livestock shows return

With showtime fast approaching, 8-year-old Eleanor Smothers wore a look of concentration as she brushed and blew dry the wool on her lamb’s legs...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond Thursday on outstanding felony warrants after officers located him at a local restaur...

September 15th, 2015 |  


History talks opens with Fort Dobbs discussion

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History kicked off its Fall History Talk Saturday with Fort Dobbs site manager Scott Douglas as guest speaker.‘...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s Report

Brittany Scales Gibbons, 22, of Carter Road, Mount Airy, was arrested for failure to appear. Bond was set at $250,000 secured with Sept. 10 court date...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Elvis relative speaks in Mount Airy

Elvis relative speaks in Mount Airy

Evangelist and step-brother of Elvis Presley, Rick Stanley, visited Midway Baptist Church Sunday. Stanley told church members and visitors about the t...

September 14th, 2015 |  


Prescribed burn postponed at park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A prescribed burn that was planned Monday at Pilot Mountain State Park has been postponed, and could be held later this week in...

September 14th, 2015 |  


Officials searching for Patrick County man

Officials searching for Patrick County man

STUART, Va. — A search is on for a Patrick County, Virginia, man accused of 11 felonies stemming from officers’ discovery Friday of a make...

September 14th, 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 14th, 2015 |  


Dobson to celebrate Latin culture

Dobson soon will be playing host to what might be a first-ever even for Surry County.On Saturday, Sept. 19, the town will hold the first Latin Festiva...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Primland lodge garners top recognition

MEADOWS OF DAN, VA – The Lodge at Primland scored an international accolade in the latest Travel and Leisure ratings, tying for first in The Wor...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Locals enjoy learning of agriculture

Locals enjoy learning of agriculture

DOBSON — Celebrating Agriculture is what happened Saturday at Fisher River Park in Dobson. Locals who live in Surry County, and others born here...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.• Michael D. Davis, 47, and Bonita S. Webb, 41, of Mount Airy. Issued Sept. 3.•...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Walk to End Alzehimer’s breaks fundraising record

Walk to End Alzehimer’s breaks fundraising record

More than 300 people participated in the 2015 Surry County Walk to End Alzheimer’s this past Saturday.The two-mile walk began at Riverside Park ...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Divorces

The following divorces were granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts.• Michael D. Davis and Terry L. Davis. Married Jan. 1, 1985. Divorce gra...

September 13th, 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 13th, 2015 |  


Local officials leading organizations

Local officials leading organizations

Commissioner Larry Phillips took the center stage at Tuesday’s Surry County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Phillips is among a number of...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Justin Randall Harvey, 26...

September 13th, 2015 |  


County schools name employee of the month

County schools name employee of the month

The first 2015-16 employee of the month for Surry County Schools is Delana Shockley, finance officer, from Gentry Middle School, according to a recent...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Surry County Fair off to slow start

Surry County Fair off to slow start

The Surry County Fair was off to a slow start when the gates opened at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Due to an electrical problem and some inspection problem...

September 12th, 2015 |  


VOCE sets first rehearsal for Monday

The choral ensemble VOCE will have its first rehearsal of the 2015-2016 concert season on Monday.There will be a “meet and greet” social b...

September 12th, 2015 |  


Media representatives tour Surry County

Media representatives tour Surry County

Seventeen media outlets recently sent representatives to Surry County to tour and research the wine and culinary offerings in the Yadkin Valley region...

September 12th, 2015 |  


Area schools outpacing state scores

Surry County Schools and Mount Airy City schools continued to outpace the rest of the state in academic achievement last school year, according to the...

September 12th, 2015 |  


Health Department

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

September 12th, 2015 updated: September 12th, 2015. |  


Local orchard hosting play

Levering Orchard in Ararat, Virginia, will host a theatre event throughout this weekend and next. A performance of “Brilliant Traces” bega...

September 12th, 2015 |  


Greenways have been great gift to citizens

Greenways have been great gift to citizens

Longtime readers probably know that I am not a fan of government, which based on my observations tends to be overbearing and oppressive to citizens in...

September 12th, 2015 |  


7 arrested in flea market sting operation

7 arrested in flea market sting operation

HILLSVILLE, VA — Seven vendors were arrested last weekend on felony charges for allegedly offering counterfeit goods for sale valued at a total ...

September 12th, 2015 updated: September 12th, 2015. |  


Square dance group to hold open house

Square dance group to hold open house

Anyone who has ever thought about learning to square dance, but never taken the elusive first step, now has an opportunity to get involved with that p...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Ground broken for greenway link

Ground broken for greenway link

A “green”way project can require dealing with something brown at first, which was the case Friday when ground was broken for a 2.2-mile gr...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Fair set-up nearly complete

Fair set-up nearly complete

The Surry County Agricultural Fair begins Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and workers are hustling to complete the set-up process. The fair is open daily throu...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Man pleads for cell phone store break-in

The last case in North Carolina for a Greensboro man allegedly part of a theft ring targeting cell phone stores in several counties was disposed Wedne...

September 11th, 2015 |  


City, county grad rates above state average

Graduation rates are the highest in state history for the 2014-15 school year, and while local school systems aren’t necessarily kings of the hi...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Courthouse security upgrades addressed

Courthouse security upgrades addressed

Most people entering the Surry County Courthouse simply walk around the gray frame of a metal detector that’s just inside the front door, maybe ...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Commissioners discuss personnel, health purchases

While there doesn’t appear to be any sort of dangerous epidemic on the horizon, Surry County’s health department officials will be ready t...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Dobson fire honoring ‘fallen brothers’

Dobson will host a Sept. 11 remembrance parade on Saturday. According to Dobson Fire Chief David Jenkins about 30 fire and rescue vehicles took part i...

September 10th, 2015 |  


County extension celebrating agriculture

Surry Center’s annual Celebrating Agriculture event will be held Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. This event is held every year on the second Saturday ...

September 10th, 2015 |