Pilot ready for Christmas season to begin

Downtown Pilot Mountain will officially launch the Christmas shopping season today as the Pilot Mountain Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and the P...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Holiday House Tour kicks off today

Holiday House Tour kicks off today

As Kathy Pruett strung evergreen garland and hung bows on the locust wood gazebo in front of the Alfred Moore House on Thursday, it was clear to passe...

December 1st, 2017 |  


No injuries in plane wreck

No one was injured in a small plane mishap at the Mount Airy-Surry County airport Friday afternoon.According to Surry County Sheriff Jimmy D. Combs, a...

December 1st, 2017 updated: December 1st, 2017. |  


Edwards-Franklin open house cancelled

A holiday event at the historic Edwards-Franklin House scheduled for today and Sunday has been canceled.The Surry County Historical Society had planne...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Deck the Halls fills the streets

Deck the Halls fills the streets

The third annual Deck the Halls in Pilot Mountain event proved to be quite the attraction recently, drawing Christmas shoppers, their families and oth...

December 1st, 2017 |  


SCC students make dream catchers, learn writing skills

SCC students make dream catchers, learn writing skills

DOBSON — Dr. Kathleen Fowler, an English instructor at Surry Community College, enjoys engaging students in her classes with unique, hands-on pr...

December 1st, 2017 |  


‘Real Mayberry’ returns to small screen

‘Real Mayberry’ returns to small screen

After premiering at The Earle Theater in December 2016, with additional big-screen showings in Elkin-Jonesville, Winston-Salem and Chapel Hill, “...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Local man joins engineering hall of fame

Local man joins engineering hall of fame

Many people know Paul Madren of Mount Airy as a master craftsman beekeeper (one of only 12 in the state), but in a “previous life” he help...

December 1st, 2017 |  


City tree hailed as ‘beacon’ for all

City tree hailed as ‘beacon’ for all

The gift of light was a central theme as hundreds of people gathered in Mount Airy Thursday night for the 22nd-annual program to help kick off the Chr...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• Property valued at $750 owned by a local building firm was discovered stolen on Monday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Christmas drives in full swing

Christmas drives in full swing

Organizations, businesses and individuals around the county are making appeals for cash and toys to aid people in need, both locally and further afiel...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• Several locations in Mount Airy have suffered property damage involving the spraying of graffiti or vandalism using paint, according to city p...

November 29th, 2017 |  


County board plans budget workshops

County board plans budget workshops

DOBSON — It might not even be December y et, but the Surry County Board of Commissioners is already looking to dive into the next fiscal year bu...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Shoals holds science fair

Shoals holds science fair

Shoals Elementary School recently held its Science Fair, with students who chose to participate doing a wide variety or projects.After the judging was...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Class of 1948 gathers for lunch

Class of 1948 gathers for lunch

Members of the Mount Airy High School Class of 1948 pose for a photo during a recent luncheon.Enjoying the high school reunionAll smiles at the reunio...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Surry SCAN ‘Parade of Trees’ auction goes live

Surry SCAN ‘Parade of Trees’ auction goes live

Surry SCAN Parade of Trees 2017 will be Nov. 28 until Dec. 2. A silent auction finale will be from 6 – 9 p.m. at Mount Airy Museum of Regional H...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 30th, 2017. |  


Unusual spaces on Holiday House Tour

Unusual spaces on Holiday House Tour

Mount Airy Restoration Foundation will be presenting the 31st edition of its Christmas Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3. Thr...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Dobson plans tree lighting, parade

Dobson plans tree lighting, parade

DOBSON — As the county seat, the town of Dobson is centrally located in Surry and this week it also will be Christmas Central with two major hol...

November 28th, 2017 |  


City Hall tree lighting is Thursday

City Hall tree lighting is Thursday

A popular holiday tradition will be continued in Mount Airy Thursday night when the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree is staged for...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Machining Club donates to children’s center

Machining Club donates to children’s center

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Machining Club recently donated $500 to the Children’s Center in Dobson. Funds donated were collected...

November 28th, 2017 |  


City tapped as safety ‘star’

Talented people can be stars in the entertainment or sports worlds, sometimes rising and falling overnight — but the city of Mount Airy has been...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Disc golf takes flight at city school

Disc golf takes flight at city school

With most of Mount Airy High School’s sports focus now on its football squad’s state playoff run, there’s still room for a new game ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office caught up with a suspect who has been featured in its Most Wanted list twice this fall.Levi Dan...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Amanda Hazelwood Fosner, 37, of Mocksville, w...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

The Board of Trustees for the Mount Airy Public Library has initiated a “More Books, Please!” campaign, to supplement our book budget. As ...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.- Micheal P. Hutchens, 32, and Meagan D. Slate, 28, of Siloam issued Nov. 14- Frederick Ra...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Real Estate 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 r...

November 26th, 2017 |  


House Tour celebrates fresh starts

House Tour celebrates fresh starts

Mount Airy Restoration Foundation presents the 31st edition of its Christmas Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3. Three homes o...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

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

November 25th, 2017 |  


‘Small Business’ celebrates its own day in Mount Airy

‘Small Business’ celebrates its own day in Mount Airy

The Christmas shopping season was in full swing downtown this weekend with Small Business Saturday.Last year, 112 million customers reported shopping ...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Christmas parade, something for everyone

Christmas parade, something for everyone

Even without 76 trombones leading the big parade, the Mount Airy Christmas Parade was a very big event indeed.Clocking in at 2 hours, 10 minutes, the ...

November 25th, 2017 |  


School plans path to math success

School plans path to math success

When the Mount Airy Board of Education meets each month, recognitions are a common part of the meeting.Those who have performed well are celebrated, p...

November 25th, 2017 |  


All-girl LEGO team advances to state

All-girl LEGO team advances to state

CONCORD — The Loopholes, a First Lego League team from Mount Airy, competed in regional competition here on Nov. 19. The team won a trophy for C...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• Being implicated in multiple criminal matters, and then allegedly providing officers with false identities when encountered, led to a Lowgap w...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Wanted: Citizens Police Academy applicants

Wanted: Citizens Police Academy applicants

The Mount Airy Police Department is on the hunt for about 30 people — not to arrest, but as students for its upcoming Citizens Police Academy.Ap...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Pilot ready for Christmas season to begin

Downtown Pilot Mountain will officially launch the Christmas shopping season on Saturday as the Pilot Mountain Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and...

November 24th, 2017 |  


City schools accepting bids for Pike building

City schools accepting bids for Pike building

Mount Airy City Schools is now accepting bids for the renovation of the former Pike Electric building on Riverside Drive.The county government owns th...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Sheriff’s office gets ballistic helmets

Sheriff’s office gets ballistic helmets

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office will soon be ordering new tactical helmets for its version of a SWAT team thanks mostly to dona...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Raising money for the homeless

Raising money for the homeless

Among the greatest ongoing tragedies in the United States is the fact that in a nation of plenty, with more than enough riches to take care of everyon...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


First Baptist feeds 300 in 21st meal

First Baptist feeds 300 in 21st meal

Thanks to “The Turkey Lady” and “Fonzie” more than 300 people got a hot Thanksgiving lunch and entertainment at First Baptist ...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Author visits Surry County students

Author visits Surry County students

Surry County School officials wanted to bring a North Carolina author to their students.They managed to do just that.Joyce Hostetter, a Newton-based a...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A firearm was stolen Monday afternoon at Granite City Gold and Pawn, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. A known suspect is sai...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Outreach Center hopes to help families

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The hustle of the holidays is well underway at the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center as volunteers prepare to host the 15th annual...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Man urges Flat Rock school name change

Man urges Flat Rock school name change

B.H. Tharrington Primary School. J.J. Jones Intermediate School. Cora Beasley Elementary?A group of local residents would like to see a county grade s...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Rezoning issue delayed at dentist’s urging

Rezoning issue delayed at dentist’s urging

The atmosphere wasn’t exactly great for a public hearing on a rezoning request during the most recent meeting of the Mount Airy Board of Commiss...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


31st Christmas House Tour approaches

31st Christmas House Tour approaches

Mount Airy’s Christmas Holiday House Tour gets underway Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, when Mount Airy Restoration Foundation presents th...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Gardeners prepare For Christmas

Gardeners prepare For Christmas

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club got an early start preparing for the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 2.Frances Beasley, vice president of dev...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Safety urged during holiday weekend

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy family and friends and show appreciation for what people have.Unfortunately, it can also be a time of tragedy for many...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


IRS probes Pilot business

IRS probes Pilot business

The Pilot Mountain Police Department assisted the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with a federal agent investigation at the premises of A Plus Carports...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Maple Grove UMC honors Driggers

Maple Grove UMC honors Driggers

Recently Maple Grove UMC selected Marc Driggers as the recipient of the Laity Service of the Year Award for 2017.Driggers grew up in Mount Airy, gradu...

November 22nd, 2017 |