City taking back part of sold property

After selling industrial park property to aid the expansion of a local industry in May, Mount Airy officials are taking back part of the land.This doe...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Mount Airy man was jailed Monday under an $11,500 secured bond on charges including four counts of assault on a child under 12, according to...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Assistant principals honored

Assistant principals honored

The Surry County Board of Education recently recognized 12 assistant principals for their work in the Instruction Leadership Practicum.The program, do...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Langan files for district judge seat

Langan files for district judge seat

Longtime Assistant District Attorney Tom Langan filed with the N.C. Board of Elections as a candidate for district court judge. Langan has served Surr...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Local youth claim history awards

Local youth claim history awards

Several local youths came out on top in statewide competition held during the recent 2018 Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Annual Convention held...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Armfield Foundation awards scholarships

Armfield Foundation awards scholarships

The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation presented scholarships to 60 Surry County students during a recent ceremony at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolin...

June 26th, 2018 |  


City clears median hurdle, backs 601 plan

City clears median hurdle, backs 601 plan

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has taken action “proclaiming support” for a state plan to improve the increasingly busy — and...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• Two medical offices in the 1200 block of West Lebanon Street have been the targets of break-ins in recent days, according to Mount Airy Police...

June 25th, 2018 |  


Not so fast…

What first appeared to be a 3-2 vote by the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners in favor of transferring property at the Spencer’s redevelopment s...

June 25th, 2018 |  


Harris: Can’t arrest your way out of drug problem

Harris: Can’t arrest your way out of drug problem

DOBSON — Surry County’s new opioid response director Mark Willis hosted the first of what may become periodic community forums on the opio...

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


Board honors Folger-Hawks

Board honors Folger-Hawks

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is proud to announce thatThe Surry County Board of Education recently recognized Crystal Folger-Hawks...

June 25th, 2018 |  


Foundation raises $5,000 with tourney

Foundation raises $5,000 with tourney

The Second Annual Sharon Hardy Memorial Par 3 Tournament raised $5,000 recently for the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation.The family of Shar...

June 25th, 2018 |  


Three students receive Golden Leaf scholarships

Three area youths were among 215 statewide who received Golden LEAF Foundation scholarships of up to $12,000 each from the North Carolina State Educat...

June 24th, 2018 |  


Art Matters

Art Matters

Art Matters is a new weekly column which highlights some of the upcoming performance art, display art, and similar events in the greater Mount Airy ar...

June 24th, 2018 |  


Grief camp registration underway

DOBSON — Registration is underway for next month’s Brighter Days Children’s Grief Camp.The camp, by Mountain Valley Hospice and Pall...

June 24th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available to check out:Moscow Deception by Karen Robards, fi...

June 24th, 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:• Timothy James Tate, age 3...

June 24th, 2018 |  


More questions posed on Barter/Spencer’s

More questions posed on Barter/Spencer’s

During a June 7 city meeting, Commissioner Jon Cawley demanded more transparency by fellow city officials regarding efforts to redevelop former indust...

June 23rd, 2018 |  


‘American Chopper’ returns to city

‘American Chopper’ returns to city

The Discovery Channel reality show “American Chopper” quietly returned to Mount Airy on Saturday to film an episode with Carolina Carports...

June 23rd, 2018 updated: June 23rd, 2018. |  


Opioid forum: many people, much information

Opioid forum: many people, much information

DOBSON — Surry County’s new opioid response director Mark Willis brought out the big guns at his first community forum Friday.At the first...

June 23rd, 2018 |  


Mountain music documentary at library

The Mount Airy Public Library will screen David Weintraub’s new film on the history of Appalachian music on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the librar...

June 23rd, 2018 |  


Harbor Freight Tools eyeing city site

Harbor Freight Tools eyeing city site

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has taken action that could lead to a discount tool and equipment retailer opening a store in the city.A 3.1-acr...

June 23rd, 2018 |  


Body ID’ed as missing man

LOWGAP — The body discovered Thursday morning off of N.C. 89 has been identified as that of 38-year-old Allen Leon Binns Sr., who had been missi...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


MAPL Rocked as kids perfomed

MAPL Rocked as kids perfomed

Mount Airy Public Library’s summer reading program officially started on the first day of summer with a talent competition that showcased the ab...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


County revamps, renames Dobson Plaza

County revamps, renames Dobson Plaza

DOBSON — The former Lowes Foods/Just Save building here is less than three weeks from receiving its first occupants.That’s the word the Su...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Board alters prior vote, OKs shelter plan

Board alters prior vote, OKs shelter plan

City Hall erupted in applause Thursday night when Mount Airy officials voted to undo a previous decision regarding the Shepherd’s House and appr...

June 21st, 2018 |  


$1 million targeted citywide, not for Spencer’s

$1 million targeted citywide, not for Spencer’s

Mount Airy officials have decided, in a split vote, that a recent $1 million allocation from the state Legislature will be used for infrastructure nee...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Sparta man who was found passed out behind the wheel of a wrecked vehicle on June 3 was arrested on seven different charges and jailed under...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Clinton Gregory Linville, 22, of Lebanon Stre...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Summerdaze Band coming to Blackmon

Summerdaze Band coming to Blackmon

The Summerdaze Band will be at the Blackmon Amphitheatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series. Admission...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Man’s body found off N.C. 89 in Lowgap

Man’s body found off N.C. 89 in Lowgap

LOWGAP — Authorities have discovered a body off N.C. 89 here which may be a man reported missing over the weekend.A silver 2012 Honda Accord was...

June 21st, 2018 updated: June 21st, 2018. |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• William Dean Nelson, 28, of Simpson Road, Mou...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Eat a pie, help the homeless

Eat a pie, help the homeless

“Look Ma, no hands” could very well be the cry heard from downtown Mount Airy on the Fourth of July as folks of all ages chow down face fi...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Catalinas in concert Friday

Catalinas in concert Friday

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with another Friday evening concert.The Catalinas will be at the Blackmon Amphit...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Seniors compete in annual games

Seniors compete in annual games

A month of athletic events culminated recently with a day of celebrating the arts for seniors from Surry, Yadkin and surrounding areas.After a delayed...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Two area men missing

Local authorities are searching for two missing men, although their cases are not related.The Mount Airy Police Department issued a Silver Alert earli...

June 20th, 2018 updated: June 21st, 2018. |  


Downtown fire ruled accidental

Downtown fire ruled accidental

The owner of a downtown building gutted by fire early Monday was philosophical in his reaction the next day.“We had plans, but God altered our p...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Art and nature merge at playhouse

Art and nature merge at playhouse

Everyone knows oil and water do not mix, and might assume the same is true with paint and/or fruits and vegetables. But a weekend event proved they ca...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Forbush coach suspended

Forbush coach suspended

Yadkin County Schools have taken action against a teacher and coach there after discovering what it called “inappropriate communication” b...

June 19th, 2018 |  


County drug czar hosting forum at SCC

County drug czar hosting forum at SCC

DOBSON — Surry County is hosting a community forum on the opioid epidemic in the county at Surry Community College on Friday, according to the c...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Juneteenth marked with celebration

Juneteenth marked with celebration

Church and community came together Saturday afternoon as Lovells Chapel Church of Pilot Mountain and Lovells Chapel International Ministries joined to...

June 19th, 2018 |  


City board OKs 12-cent tax hike 3-2

City board OKs 12-cent tax hike 3-2

City residents will see a property tax hike for the first time in 11 years with the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners’ adoption Monday of a 2018...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Local students honored

Meredith named to Provost List LORETTO, PA — Scott Meredith, majoring in accounting from Pilot Mountain, was named to the Provost List at Saint ...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Jones running club holds a 5K

Jones running club holds a 5K

The Running Club at Jones Intermediate School recently culminated its year with a 5K run on the greenway in Mount Airy.The students at Jones are able ...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Northern Hospital taps new CEO

Northern Hospital taps new CEO

Northern Hospital of Surry County’s board of directors has appointed Chris Lumsden, to the post of president and CEO, effective July 23.His appo...

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


Art Matters

Art Matters

Art Matters is a new weekly column which highlights some of the upcoming performance art, display art, and similar events in the greater Mount Airy ar...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Program on Daniel Boone scheduled

Program on Daniel Boone scheduled

A free program on one of America’s most-famous pioneers will be held this week by the Surry County Historical Society.“We have an exciting...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Ballard receives doctorate degree

STAUNTON, VA — Elizabeth Ballard of Mount Airy, recently earned a doctor of physical therapy at Mary Baldwin University’s 176th Commenceme...

June 17th, 2018 |  


First cruise-in roars into town

First cruise-in roars into town

Judging by the sights and sounds in downtown Mount Airy Saturday afternoon, it was as if a giant magnet had been placed in the central business distri...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available to check out:Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipst...

June 17th, 2018 |