Carson Peters, Iron Mountain to play

Carson Peters, Iron Mountain to play

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain will bring their heartfelt old-time, bluegrass, and gospel music to the Historic Earle Theatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m....

June 14th, 2018 |  


Hundreds greet Aldi grand opening

Hundreds greet Aldi grand opening

Hundreds of area residents were on hand Thursday morning to see the ribbon cut for a new Aldi supermarket in Mount Airy, including some who had spent ...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Flat Rock names honor roll students

Flat Rock Elementary School has released names of students who qualified for the fourth quarter honor rolls.A Honor Roll Fifth grade: Cheyenne Alligoo...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Dickerson retires from schools

Dickerson retires from schools

DOBSON — Each year, Surry County Schools holds a catered dinner to say goodbye to its retiring employees. This year, however, the district loses...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Cloukey named assistant park-rec director

Cloukey named assistant park-rec director

When it came to filling a key vacancy in the Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Department, no widespread search was needed — it was only a matter ...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• David Worth Steele, 54, of Red Brush Road, ha...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Cool cars and rods to invade city

Cool cars and rods to invade city

Downtown Mount Airy will be a showcase for horsepower, chrome and gleaming paint jobs this Saturday when an annual cruise-in series gears up once agai...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Stolen tractor leads officers on chase

Stolen tractor leads officers on chase

SILOAM — A search for a stolen lawn tractor led to a rammed squad car before the subject was captured.Benjamin Shannon Hall, 36, of 108 Pebble T...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Too Much Sylvia to play Blackmon Friday

Too Much Sylvia to play Blackmon Friday

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with a Friday evening concert.Too Much Sylvia will be at the Blackmon Amphitheat...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Project Unify a success

Project Unify a success

Mount Airy High School assistant principal Levi Goins, along with teachers Abby Gallimore and Bryan Hayes, launched Project Unify this past school yea...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Pilot Mountain’s June board meeting got off to a roaring start when Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department’s board chairman Chet Jessup stoo...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Officials demand details on Barter deal

Officials demand details on Barter deal

In an apparent case of the left hand not knowing what the right one is doing, two Mount Airy officials want answers about a change in Barter Theatre e...

June 13th, 2018 |  


‘Missing Types’ effort seeks blood donations

The American Red Cross is always seeking new ways to appeal to would-be blood donors — the “Missing Types” campaign is the latest.It...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Jim Quick & Coastline first of three shows this week

Jim Quick & Coastline first of three shows this week

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with another three concerts spread over three days.Jim Quick & Coastline get...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Libraries about to rock, we salute you

Libraries about to rock, we salute you

“Libraries Rock,” according to Mount Airy Public Library’s summer reading program of the same name, which began registering particip...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Library holding two-day book sale

The Friends of The Mount Airy Public Library is sponsoring a summer book sale on Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, with sales...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain music camp begins Wednesday

Pilot Mountain music camp begins Wednesday

The 16th annual Joyce L. Collins Music Camp of First Presbyterian Church of Pilot Mountain will take place on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. unti...

June 12th, 2018 updated: June 12th, 2018. |  


Art, nature fest is Saturday

Art, nature fest is Saturday

Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve and the Surry Arts Council are teaming up for the annual Art and Nature Festival on Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm...

June 12th, 2018 |  


City codes officer calls it quits

City codes officer calls it quits

Mount Airy is back to Square One concerning its building codes-enforcement program, due to the impending departure of Bill Beamer.Beamer, who became t...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A public animal nuisance charge has been filed against a Mount Airy teen stemming from the death of a dog, according to city police department...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Lobbyist announces $1 million for city

Lobbyist announces $1 million for city

A month after Mount Airy contracted with a lobbyist to seek state funds on the city government’s behalf, the arrangement already has paid off wi...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Rotary receives briefing from UN delegation

Rotary receives briefing from UN delegation

Four members of Mount Airy High School’s Interact Club reported back to Mount Airy Rotary on their recent adventures visiting the United Nations...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available to check out:Fade to Black by Heather Graham, fict...

June 10th, 2018 |  


City resident honored at coronation ball

City resident honored at coronation ball

The 86th annual Coronation Ball of the Rhododendron Royal Brigade of Guards took place Saturday at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, honoring 12 young ...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Recent judicial redistricting, along with moves to cut what a General Assembly committee decided was unnecessary spending, will leave Surry and Stokes...

June 10th, 2018 updated: June 11th, 2018. |  


MAHS class of 2018, lots of potential

MAHS class of 2018, lots of potential

Mount Airy High School’s 2018 graduation was about launching the current crop of graduates into the rest of their lives. But it also served as a...

June 9th, 2018 |  


North Surry Graduates Chase Dreams

North Surry Graduates Chase Dreams

Passion, prayer and the Kanye West tweets highlighted the 2018 commencement at North Surry High School Saturday morning.A 13-year journey concluded fo...

June 9th, 2018 |  


Rep. Foxx leads MCA’s first class

Rep. Foxx leads MCA’s first class

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx helped Millennium Charter Academy celebrate its first-ever graduating class on Saturday morning.The Congresswoman from the Fif...

June 9th, 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 for probation violations:• ...

June 9th, 2018 |  


Record drug bust in Red Brush

Record drug bust in Red Brush

A Surry County couple has been placed in jail, under a combined $4 million in bonds after multiple drug charges were filed against them.Sheriff Jimmy ...

June 9th, 2018 |  


Franklin grads, NC first lady reconnect

Franklin grads, NC first lady reconnect

Franklin Elementary students played a part in Kristin Cooper’s transition into a new role in life when she became first lady of North Carolina w...

June 9th, 2018 |  


East grads told to ‘be kind’ and ‘to live’

East grads told to ‘be kind’ and ‘to live’

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The 148 graduates of East Surry High School received diplomas at commencement exercises Friday night and began the journey of t...

June 8th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Report

Surry County Sheriff’s Report

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Wesley Daniel Wood, 38, of Swanson Southern R...

June 8th, 2018 |  


Fugitive drug trafficker caught

Fugitive drug trafficker caught

LOWGAP — A man wanted on multiple drug charges was caught at a residence here on Friday morning.Detectives from the Surry County Sheriff’s...

June 8th, 2018 |  


Facebook falsely fuels fears of RCC rate hike

Facebook falsely fuels fears of RCC rate hike

It could be labelled with the heading of “Facebook Strikes Again.”The social media service that has been linked to election tampering, fak...

June 8th, 2018 |  


JCPenney closing in Mount Airy

JCPenney closing in Mount Airy

The Mount Airy location of JCPenney at Mayberry Mall is slated to close, possibly within a month.And it’s not part of a long-running effort by J...

June 8th, 2018 updated: June 8th, 2018. |  


Fiddlers convention winners announced

Fiddlers convention winners announced

Local groups went 1-for-2 in taking top honors for adult band competitions at the Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention last weekend.H...

June 8th, 2018 |  


Most hearing speakers oppose tax hike

Most hearing speakers oppose tax hike

One would think a proposed 10-cent property tax hike is not a popular move, and that was evidenced Thursday night when most of the speakers at a publi...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Art exhibit settles in Alleghany for June

The 2018 Transformation Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Alleghany County Public Library during t...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• The Andy Griffith Playhouse was the scene of a theft on Monday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. It involved two suspects pl...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Attractions Band to appear Saturday

Attractions Band to appear Saturday

The Attractions Band will be on stage at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Saturday as part of the 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series.The show, ...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Public hearing on city budget tonight

Public hearing on city budget tonight

Citizens have a chance tonight to weigh in on Mount Airy’s proposed budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which calls for a 10-cent hike in the ...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Pine Ridge couple busted for drugs

Pine Ridge couple busted for drugs

A Pine Ridge couple has been arrested on multiple drug charges after a recent raid.The Surry County Sheriff’s Office said this investigation, li...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Goad family seeks restraining order

A Mount Airy woman who claims to have been assaulted at Cross Creek Country Club is now herself being served with a criminal summons for allegedly sta...

June 6th, 2018 updated: June 6th, 2018. |  


Spraying begins for gypsy moth disruption

Spraying begins for gypsy moth disruption

The Mount Airy-Surry County Airport became the hub of gypsy moth disruption efforts on Wednesday Crews associated with the N.C. Department of Agricult...

June 6th, 2018 |  


The Magnificents Band to play Blackmon

The Magnificents Band to play Blackmon

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with a Friday evening concert.The Magnificents Band will be at the Blackmon Amph...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Homeless shelter discussion delayed

Homeless shelter discussion delayed

A planned discussion Thursday night about an alternate location for an expansion of the Shepherd’s House homeless shelter has been postponed.Tha...

June 6th, 2018 |  


City schools honor retiring employees

City schools honor retiring employees

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - MACS Retirement DinnerMount Airy City Schools recently held a celebration for seven of its employees who are retiring at the ...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Bushels and Barrels set for June 14-16

Bushels and Barrels set for June 14-16

CRITZ, Va. — The Reynolds Homestead here, in partnership with One Family Productions, will be celebrating its sixth-annual Bushels and Barrels L...

June 6th, 2018 |  


New Surry County budget beefs up sheriff’s office

New Surry County budget beefs up sheriff’s office

DOBSON — Back in the winter county officials showed their support for education by earmarking tens of millions of dollars for renovations in a b...

June 6th, 2018 |