SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

There’s a new groundhog in town, and her name is Gertie.The Surry Arts Council Groundhog, Gertie, joined better-known weather forecasters of the...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Siloam man was served with warrants Tuesday in the city on a series of charges including assault by strangulation, according to Mount Airy P...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


NFL playoffs special for North Surry grad

NFL playoffs special for North Surry grad

One of the big stories surrounding the National Football League playoffs, which will culminate with the Super Bowl Sunday night, was the success of th...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Richard Helms and Todd Jessup, both of Stat...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County: - Alehandro Vega Rodriguez 40, and Ana Leandro Alonso 31, of Pilot Mountain Issued Jan.31...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Divorces

The following divorces were granted in Surry County:- Carrie S Thompson and Dennis J Thompson Jr. Married March 8, 2008, Divorce Granted Jan.26Compile...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Students honored by DAR

Students honored by DAR

The Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a tea at Parkwood Assisted Living in Elkin recently to honor the good citiz...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Local developers launch PlayStation game

Local developers launch PlayStation game

Two local game developers jumped into the fray of virtual reality on Tuesday when they released “Cold Iron,” a new game for Sony Playstati...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Barter Theatre plan draws mixed reviews

Barter Theatre plan draws mixed reviews

More than 100 people attended an informational meeting Thursday night on plans to build a branch of the Barter Theatre in Mount Airy, which ended with...

February 1st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Christopher Gordon Taylor, 29, of Hennis Road...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Carroll County spelling bee champ crowned

Carroll County spelling bee champ crowned

St. Paul Elementary School in Cana, Virginia, recently hosted students in grades four through eight who represented their home schools from all over t...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Local radio station WPAQ 740 AM will mark its 70th anniversary with a free concert Saturday at the Historic Earle Theatre & Old Time Music Heritag...

February 1st, 2018 |  


College offers health, wellness challenge

Surry Community College will offer a Fit and Well Challenge course focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle starting in February at The Pilot Center, ...

February 1st, 2018 |  


J.E.B. Stuart birthday event planned Saturday

J.E.B. Stuart birthday event planned Saturday

Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart died young, at age 31, being mortally wounded in May 1864 near Richmond while serving as a Confederate cavalry commander.But t...

February 1st, 2018 |  


First glimpse at architectural survey

First glimpse at architectural survey

Dan Pezzoni of Landmark Preservation Associates of Lexington, Virginia, visited the city to give an overview of an upcoming architectural survey.Membe...

February 1st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — A Mount Airy man who led cops on two different chases last year is back in custody after failing to show for a court appearance Jan. 8....

January 31st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A vehicle valued at $15,000, owned by Enterprise Leasing Co. on Rockford Street, was reported stolen Monday, according to Mount Airy Police De...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A citation was issued to Kailey Taylor, Westfield, on...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Mayberry Days becomes ‘Jeopardy!’ clue

Mayberry Days becomes ‘Jeopardy!’ clue

One never knows what questions might pop up on “Jeopardy!” — and earlier this week local viewers were surprised to hear Mount Airy a...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Gentry student read books with messages

Gentry student read books with messages

GMS Students Read Books that Come With a MessageEach Friday, the student body of Gentry Middle School reads a book together, one that comes with a mes...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Officials to address city housing issue

Officials to address city housing issue

Drug and other concerns swirling around a house in Mount Airy will be addressed during a meeting of the city council Thursday afternoon.The site in qu...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Classes aimed at those seeking work

Surry Community College will be offering the free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in February. No advance registration is required....

January 31st, 2018 |  


Valentine’s concert event scheduled

Valentine’s concert event scheduled

The Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club, in conjunction with First United Methodist Church, will be hosting a Valentine evening of music and fellowship ...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Dickerson, county schools recognized

Dickerson, county schools recognized

A Surry County Schools official was among public relations professionals recently honored during the annual Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communica...

January 31st, 2018 |  


SCC offering upholstery course in Pilot

SCC offering upholstery course in Pilot

For those who like working with their hands and want to learn a new skill that can be used as a career or hobby, Surry Community College will be offer...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Mayor clarifies Barter Theatre costs

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe has presented a new set of figures showing that the city’s expense in bringing a Barter Theatre branch here would be...

January 31st, 2018 |  


March of Dimes walk gets Signature Sponsor

March of Dimes walk gets Signature Sponsor

DOBSON — Carolina Carports signed on as a signature sponsor for the March of Dimes’ “Mount Airy March for Babies” walk for the...

January 30th, 2018 |  


College offers allied health course in February

College offers allied health course in February

Several allied health classes will be starting in February at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.A 192-hou...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Family searches yield results

Family searches yield results

A massive search was waged this past weekend in which members of multiple families were sought.It didn’t involve rescue crews scouring the count...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Elkin faculty, students remember student lost in weekend house fire

Elkin faculty, students remember student lost in weekend house fire

ELKIN — Students in Elkin City Schools mourned one of their own upon returning to class Monday, following a fatal house fire that took the life ...

January 29th, 2018 updated: January 29th, 2018. |  


Schools receive CTE grants

Mount Airy City Schools recently announced the system has been awarded a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Grade Expansion Grant for approximately ...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Area teachers attend training

Several area educators attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in profession...

January 29th, 2018 |  


14 graduate from law enforcement course

14 graduate from law enforcement course

Fourteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program.The program graduation was held in th...

January 29th, 2018 |  


City students holding Houston benefit Tuesday night

On Tuesday Jones Intermediate School will host what it has labeled the STEAM Showcase.STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, enginee...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Homeless numbers sought

Homeless numbers sought

The Shepherd’s House will be among several agencies attempting this week to get a more definitive answer to just how widespread homelessness is ...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Medical equipment loan closet to fill void

Medical equipment loan closet to fill void

It makes an already bad situation worse: someone falls on the ice and breaks a leg, for example, and suddenly is in need of crutches or a wheelchair t...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Nicolas A. Reynolds, age ...

January 28th, 2018 |  


SCC hires two as artistic directors

SCC hires two as artistic directors

The Surry Arts Council has filled a long-time vacancy inside the organization with the appointment of two artistic directors. Madi Chitty and Shelby C...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Barter Theatre may expand to Mount Airy

Barter Theatre may expand to Mount Airy

Mount Airy officials are poised to raise the curtain on a deal for Virginia’s famed Barter Theatre to expand to “Mayberry.”“We...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell...

January 28th, 2018 |  


One dead in Elkin-area fire

One dead in Elkin-area fire

ELKIN — A house fire in the Elkin area late Saturday afternoon has claimed the life of a youth, according to a Surry County emergency services o...

January 27th, 2018 |  


Jones offers free movie series

Sometimes movies can illustrate thoughts, emotions and historical events in more powerful or meaningful ways than other forms of communication —...

January 27th, 2018 |  


City man charged in Yadkin drug sweep

YADKINVILLE — A Mount Airy man is among four Surry County residents charged by Yadkin County officials after a drug sweep there netted 24 arrest...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Diversity, perspective highlighted

Diversity, perspective highlighted

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce rolled out a new strategic plan at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday.The chamber packed the ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Dobson drug raid nabs 6 suspects

Dobson drug raid nabs 6 suspects

DOBSON — A raid in Dobson Thursday netted six arrests, with meth, marijuana and prescription drugs seized.The Surry County Sheriff’s Offic...

January 26th, 2018 |  


City man among two charged in robbery

City man among two charged in robbery

Two Surry County men — one from Mount Airy and one from Ararat — are facing charges following an armed robbery at an Elkin business early ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Bevy of board appointments approved

Mount Airy officials have had a busy week when it comes to naming people to serve on groups, including 10 appointments and reappointments to three dif...

January 26th, 2018 |  


City budget process criticized

City budget process criticized

The city of Mount Airy has received a “clean” audit report, but the process that led to this is less than tidy, a local citizen charges.Pa...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Bob Moody is chamber ’Citizen of Year’

Bob Moody is chamber ’Citizen of Year’

Bob Moody has been selected as the 2017 Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year from a pool of 15 nominees.The award is presented each Janu...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• An encounter with city officers on a suspicious-person investigation led to a local man being jailed under a $19,500 secured bond Monday on fi...

January 25th, 2018 |