County may pursue lawsuit against local business

County may pursue lawsuit against local business

DOBSON — Surry County may soon be suing a local business owner in order to recoup funds the county lost in an economic development deal gone bad...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Work begins on ‘interstates’ sewer project

Work begins on ‘interstates’ sewer project

Work began on the sewer project that will extend sanitary sewer services along N.C. 89 to the I-77 and I-74 interchanges on Tuesday. For many local re...

September 8th, 2015 |  


County fair starts Saturday

County fair starts Saturday

The 68th-Annual Surry County Agricultural Fair once again will offer midway rides, carnival attractions and other traditional favorites, but something...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Greenway groundbreaking planned Friday

Greenway groundbreaking planned Friday

A long-awaited moment in Mount Airy recreation and tourism history will come Friday, when a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for a 2.2-mile greenw...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Driver’s name released from wreck

A weekend traffic accident that sent a 5-year-old boy to an area hospital in critical condition was still under investigation Monday by the N.C. Highw...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Search mounted for elderly woman

Search mounted for elderly woman

A massive search, including a helicopter and five search-dog teams, was conducted Monday for an elderly woman in the Rockford community who suffers fr...

September 7th, 2015 updated: September 7th, 2015. |  


Constitution Day rally set for Sept. 12

PINNACLE — NC Constitution Day Jubilee will be held on Sept. 12, featuring numerous speakers, music, and food vendors.The annual event had its b...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Military News

Jacob C. Fregia, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at Appalachian State University in Boone, has completed a Cadet Troop Lea...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Suspect pleads in stolen check spree case

Suspect pleads in stolen check spree case

Alisha Nichole Moss appeared in Surry County Superior Court on Wednesday to plead guilty to 21 felony charges, causing the judge, prosecutor and the d...

September 6th, 2015 |  


WWII vet remembers ‘island hopping’

WWII vet remembers ‘island hopping’

Zeno Easter, 97, has been a life-long Mount Airy resident, with the exception of the years Easter spent hopping from island to island in the South Pac...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Ten years of cruise-ins celebrated

Ten years of cruise-ins celebrated

You’re guaranteed to hear the sound of a revving engine or five at any cruise-in, but anyone close to — or maybe far from — Pilot Mo...

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


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Leilani Hope Jeffcoat, 26...

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


Booksmarts

The following titles were recently received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:X by Sue Grafton, fictionPoint Blank by F...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Four words you shouldn’t believe

Four words you shouldn’t believe

“This time is different.” Beware those four little words. They are perhaps the most dangerous words an investor can believe in. If you bel...

September 6th, 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 6th, 2015 |  


Ride for Preemies is Sept. 13

Chariots of Fire Christian Motorcycle Ministry at Firehouse Ministries is hosting a motorcycle ride, on Sunday, Sept. 13 beginning at 1 p.m.The ride w...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Home invasion trial begins Tuesday

Home invasion trial begins Tuesday

Jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday morning as the trial of a Winston-Salem man accused of invading the home of an elderly State Road couple begin...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.• Ronald L. West, 42, and Dominga O. Nichols, 28, of Mount Airy. Issued Aug. 27.R...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Four, include 2 children, injured when truck overturns

A 5-year-old is in critical condition after a pickup truck carrying a family of four overturned Saturday on N.C. 268 near Bertha Farm Road in Dobson.T...

September 5th, 2015 |  


Woolwine asks to withdraw guilty plea

Woolwine asks to withdraw guilty plea

The Christiansburg man who pleaded guilty to murder in May to the Halloween traffic death of his 4-year-old son in Cana, Virginia, has fired his lawye...

September 5th, 2015 |  


Family Dollar rezoning on agenda

A public hearing, continued from the previous meeting of the Surry County Board of Commissioners, could headline Tuesday’s meeting of the board....

September 5th, 2015 |  


Alleged credit card thief pleas

When Joey Michael Sawyers stole a check card in September 2014 he didn’t go on a wild spending spree. He bought a few cans of beer. A pack of ci...

September 5th, 2015 |  


Gun scare suspect pleads guilty

Gun scare suspect pleads guilty

As far as stories about guns and emotional 9-1-1 calls go, this one had a happy ending — no one got hurt.According to statements made by an assi...

September 5th, 2015 |  


The man with the biggest ‘office’ in Dobson

The man with the biggest ‘office’ in Dobson

Dobson has a new face in town hall.Appalachian State University Public Administration student Joseph Johnson is interning with the town as part of his...

September 5th, 2015 |  


Surry County Superior Court results

A charge of discharging a weapon into occupied property against Michael Ray Mazingo, 41, of Workhorse Lane, Advance, was dismissed in Surry County Sup...

September 5th, 2015 updated: September 5th, 2015. |  


Fallen officers honored

Fallen officers honored

A crowd of about 100 set work and life aside for a moment Friday to attend a ceremony honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nat...

September 4th, 2015 |  


Candidates question CDBG grants

Candidates question CDBG grants

It seemed like a slam-dunk — approving applications for two grants that could lead to the city of Mount Airy receiving $2 million in federal fun...

September 4th, 2015 |  


Board declines to buy Koozies site

Board declines to buy Koozies site

Sherlock Holmes might have called it The Case of the Phantom Agenda Item — but as it was, a bizarre occurrence at City Hall Thursday night invol...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Church Calendar

Submissions to the community calendar should be sent to [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the newsp...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Teacher’s revoked driver’s license is upheld

A local teacher’s driver’s license will remain revoked after the state Supreme Court sided with the NC Department of Motor Vehicles, despi...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Budget may be around the corner

Budget may be around the corner

RALEIGH — Recent reports from the state capitol are that a drawn-out budget process might be coming to a close.The budget issue has dragged on. ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Police reports

• An attempt by an unknown suspect to steal a keg of beer from a local Mexican restaurant was thwarted by employees there, according to Mount Ai...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Dating site scam

Dating site scam

They met online at SeniorPeopleMeet.com, a dating site for seniors aged 50 and older. He said his name was Oscar Raymond Saucedo. He said he was from ...

September 3rd, 2015 updated: September 3rd, 2015. |  


Wellness program changing lives

Wellness program changing lives

Assistant Surry County Manager Sandy Snow said the county’s wellness program, since its 2006 inception, has been changing lives in the ranks of ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Students share experience of trip to China

Students share experience of trip to China

Four students from Mount Airy High school shared the experience they had on a summer educational trip to China.Randall Simmons, Spencer Griffin, Austi...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Removal of Stuart portrait riles board members

Removal of Stuart portrait riles board members

STUART, Va. — For many years, a portrait of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart peered down from a wall inside the Patrick County Courthouse in the town of Stuar...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Arson suspected in Tuesday fires

Arson suspected in Tuesday fires

Investigators suspect arson is the cause of two fires that broke-out almost simultaneously and in close proximity in Mount Airy Tuesday afternoon.At 3...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


VanHoy named captain at MAPD

VanHoy named captain at MAPD

Barry VanHoy has held multiple positions during his 16 years with the Mount Airy Police Department, and now captain can be added to the list.VanHoy, 4...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Suspect at large in shooting

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County authorities were still on the lookout Saturday for a suspected shooter they considered armed and dangerous, after ...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


The following incidences were reported to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office:Mary Susan Lowry Dawson, 60, of McBride Road, Mount Airy, reported o...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


MAFD gets $205,868 equipment grant

The receiving of a $205,868 federal grant for new equipment including air packs will have Mount Airy Fire Department members breathing a little easier...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Prescribed burns set for state park

Prescribed burns set for state park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Passersby at Pilot Mountain State Park shouldn’t necessarily be alarmed if they see fire on the mountain at times within ...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


September is library card month

According to the Northwestern Regional Library (NWRL), September is “Library Card Sign-up Month” across the nation. The NWRL is encouragin...

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  


‘Tis the season’ for signs

‘Tis the season’ for signs

Signs publicizing the names of local office-seekers are beginning to pop-up on just about every street corner as the October primary and November gene...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Sept. 3 – 9

School Lunch Menus Sept. 3 – 9

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Chicken Pie w/ Roll Or Grilled Chicken SandwichMashed Potatoes,Green BeansFruited JelloMilkFriday R...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Green to be featured in homecoming concert

Green to be featured in homecoming concert

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain native Lacy Green will be returning to her hometown on Sept. 26 with a concert performance to benefit the Armfie...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Two fires break out in Mount Airy

Two fires break out in Mount Airy

Two fires broke-out nearly simultaneously in Mount Airy on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters battled blazes at 171 Smith Lane and 157 Hamburg Street in ...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Jones alumni finish auditorium project

When they reunite every two years, students of the former J.J. Jones High School in Mount Airy mark the occasion with food, music and even a fashion s...

September 1st, 2015 updated: September 1st, 2015. |  


Police reports

• Five people were arrested on a series of charges as a result of a drug investigation involving methamphetamine and the execution of a search w...

September 1st, 2015 |