Reynolds Homestead art show open for entries

Reynolds Homestead art show open for entries

CRITZ, Va. — The Third-Annual Reynolds Homestead Student Art Show and Emerging Artist Show will be held here March 5 – April 27.Participat...

January 25th, 2018 updated: January 25th, 2018. |  


Teacher giving music concert Saturday

Teacher giving music concert Saturday

A local high school teacher is dusting off the vocal chords with a performance at a downtown venue.Alicia Merritt is the theater instructor at Millenn...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Meadowview, Pilot middle schools receive grants

Meadowview, Pilot middle schools receive grants

Two county middle schools have received grants to learn hands on about gardening and plants.Meadowview Magnet and Pilot Mountain each received a grant...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• An encounter with police responding to a suspicious-vehicle call in the early morning hours Tuesday at Walmart led to eight drug violations ag...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Urgent appeal issued for upcoming blood drives

Severe winter weather has curtailed blood-collection efforts, but the need remains and the American Red Cross has issued an “urgent call” ...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Scouts tackle park, greenway projects

Scouts tackle park, greenway projects

Becoming an Eagle Scout requires demonstrating leadership while spearheading a project to benefit the community, and four such efforts by local youths...

January 24th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Sophia Nicole Cifuentes, 30, of Calvary Drive...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Local residents tapped for GWU honor society

BOILING SPRINGS — Four students from Surry County are among recent inductees to an honor society at Gardner-Webb University.The four joined 18 o...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Museum to host ‘ancestor fair’ Saturday

Museum to host ‘ancestor fair’ Saturday

Though its name has changed, an annual event on Saturday at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has the same goal: helping individuals and families ...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Changes to downtown being planned

Changes to downtown being planned

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot town board met Monday with planners from Benchmark Design, the company that has been retained to provide an updated s...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Town board receives strong audit

Town board receives strong audit

Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners worked through their regular monthly meeting in possibly record time on Jan. 16 — less than 35 min...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Eric Eugene Benton, 47, of Leeford Lane, El...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


City paying $100,000 more for Spencer’s lawyer

City paying $100,000 more for Spencer’s lawyer

Legal costs continue to grow surrounding efforts by the city of Mount Airy to redevelop former the Spencer’s industrial property downtown.After ...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Surry Storm tryouts scheduled

The Surry Storm basketball organization is rolling out its Spring 2018 season, for which tryouts will be held in early February at a local school.Surr...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Library photography contest taking entries

The Northwestern Regional Library will be holding its annual traveling photography soon.The event will take place on April 10 at the Charles H. Stone ...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Local quilters keep tradition, hope alive

VIDEO: Local quilters keep tradition, hope alive

Throughout the year members of the Foothills Quilters busy their hands and hearts in order to hold safe the traditions contained in their craft as wel...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Board rescinds mall-closure order

Board rescinds mall-closure order

With the sale of Mayberry Mall all but assured, the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners officially rescinded an order Monday night which would have clos...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Government shutdown effects vary

North Carolina is faring better than most states in the 19th shutdown of the United States government, placing 43 out of 51 (50 states plus the Distri...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Matthew Brian Cockerham, of River Road, Dob...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Carli Renee Essick, 18, of Hills Presbyterian...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Firefighters save resident in burning home

A 22-year-old man survived a weekend blaze in the Flat Rock area, thanks to the efforts of two volunteer firefighters.“We got the man out and he...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Meadowview takes Mathcounts title

Meadowview takes Mathcounts title

Recently selected middle school students from Surry Central Middle, Gentry Middle, and Meadowview Magnet Middle participated in the Surry County Mathc...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


County board wants out of HB 56

County board wants out of HB 56

DOBSON — County commissioners are pleading with state officials about a law passed during the fall that negatively affects the local landfill.Th...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Man complains of ‘racist’ war memorials

Man complains of ‘racist’ war memorials

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners held public hearings this week to discuss upcoming construction projects, but it was another ma...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals wanted for probation violations:&...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy downtown is state’s #1

Mount Airy downtown is state’s #1

Facing formidable competition from the likes of a mansion, a warship and the natural wonders of mountains and seashore, Mount Airy Main Street prevail...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy police reports

• Levi Daniel Hill, 38, listed as homeless, was incarcerated under a $56,000 secured bond earlier this month, according to city police departmen...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Carroll supports naming U.S. 52 Veterans Memorial Highway

Carroll supports naming U.S. 52 Veterans Memorial Highway

U.S. 52 — at least the portion that runs through Carroll County, Virginia, may soon be named Veterans Memorial Highway.The county’s board ...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Police force at full strength – finally

Police force at full strength – finally

It was a simple ceremony, the swearing in Friday of a new city policeman which went off quickly and quietly in the Municipal Building.However, that un...

January 20th, 2018 |  


County Extension announces workshops

Surry County Cooperative Extension is offering several classes and workshops in the next few weeks for prospective produce growers, beekeepers both ad...

January 20th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Amy Lynn Mears, 33, of Chatham Road, Mount Ai...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Authors to make appearance at library

Authors to make appearance at library

A visit by author Beverly Lewis to the Mount Airy Public Library in September went so well that her publisher contacted the library to discuss sending...

January 19th, 2018 |  


County: Projects won’t raise taxes

DOBSON — Surry County’s finances are in good shape and capable of taking on some massive debt over the next year and a half.That’s t...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• An alleged trespassing incident at Northern Hospital of Surry County has led to a Mount Airy man being jailed under a $10,000 secured bond, ac...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Deal disclosed for Mayberry Mall sale

Deal disclosed for Mayberry Mall sale

Exactly two weeks before its scheduled closure, a deal has been announced to save Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy.The iconic local shopping center that op...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Snow disrupts school calendar

Local school systems were thrown a curve ball by a larger-than-expected snowfall coming in the middle of exams as they were winding down the first sem...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Snowfall wreaks havoc in Surry

Snowfall wreaks havoc in Surry

The five inches of snow dropped on Mount Airy, as measured at the city water plant, far outstripped the forecasts of television meteorologists of a &#...

January 18th, 2018 |  


City meeting postponed by Old Man Winter

Inclement weather including snow and cold has caused the machinery of city government to grind to a halt with the postponement of a scheduled Thursday...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Credit union taps officers

State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) recently elected new officers for the organization’s Board of Directors of the financial cooperative ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Wind, wrecks have caused I-77 shutdown in Carroll County, Virginia

Wind, wrecks have caused I-77 shutdown in Carroll County, Virginia

FANCY GAP, Va. — Officials have shut down I-77 northbound from Cana to Fancy Gap after high winds have caused several tractor-trailers to overtu...

January 18th, 2018 updated: January 18th, 2018. |  


Mall discussion planned tonight

Assuming the city has recovered from Wednesday’s blast of wintry weather, the fate of Mayberry Mall could become clear tonight during a meeting ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Winter wonder land?

Winter wonder land?

Wednesday’s storm had even some forecasters scratching their heads a bit at the amount of snow falling.“Hopefully, the snow will end soone...

January 17th, 2018 updated: January 17th, 2018. |  


Snow causes multiple accidents

Snow causes multiple accidents

Today’s snow — while good for local youths enjoying a day off from school, has caused a number of problems on area highways.“There a...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Death of homeless man in State Road sparks effort to provide warmth for others in Surry, Yadkin counties

STATE ROAD — The death of a homeless man found in State Road over the weekend has sparked a local movement to provide warmer places of refuge fo...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 and the VFW Auxiliary held a joint meeting Thursday to recognize a pair of area youths for their efforts in winning essay...

January 17th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Regional director enjoying journey through library

VIDEO: Regional director enjoying journey through library

After nearly three decades of work in the system, the Northwest Regional Library system has seemed like home to director Joan Sherif.It was a visit wi...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Retired teacher makes quilt for fundraiser

Retired teacher makes quilt for fundraiser

Local resident Joe Voss recently put his talents to work to help the Gentry Middle School Parent Booster Club raise money by handcrafting a quilt.The ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A local business was the scene of a theft targeting tools and other property, which was discovered Friday, according to Mount Airy Police Depa...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Fire leaves family of seven without home

Fire leaves family of seven without home

DOBSON — A family of seven was displaced Friday night after fire gutted their home on U.S. 601 between Mount Herman Church Road and the Yadkin R...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• An incident/investigation report was filed Jan. 8 all...

January 16th, 2018 updated: January 16th, 2018. |