Mount Airy Police Reports

• Property valued at $3,500, including a John Deere lawn mower, was stolen from a Mount Airy residence Sunday, according to city police departme...

April 5th, 2018 |  


Library photo exhibit to open

Library photo exhibit to open

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Some of the best local photography will be on display here next week.Top entries of amateur photographers will be featured at t...

April 5th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Derrick Smith, of Mount Airy, reported a st...

April 4th, 2018 |  


O’Dell: Campaign memo a ‘misunderstanding’

O’Dell: Campaign memo a ‘misunderstanding’

Surry County Clerk of Court Teresa O’Dell recently met with her staff to outline what they could, and could not do, to campaign on her behalf.Sh...

April 4th, 2018 |  


News charges added to Collins’ tab

News charges added to Collins’ tab

DOBSON — County authorities have added more alleged crimes to the laundry list of charges facing a local man.On March 11, a Dobson police office...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Flatt Lonesome to play Historic Earle Theatre

Flatt Lonesome to play Historic Earle Theatre

International Bluegrass Music Association award-winners for 2017 Vocal Group of the Year, 2017 Album of the Year, and 2017 Song of the Year, Flatt Lon...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Playhouse paving to cost more

Playhouse paving to cost more

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will tackle an array of topics during a meeting Thursday afternoon, including a playhouse parking project and pu...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Pilot’s million-dollar gamble pays off

Pilot’s million-dollar gamble pays off

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The State Water Infrastructure Authority has approved more than $240 million in loans and grants for 127 projects statewide, al...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Surry Arts scholarships available

The Surry Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship program. Applications are available online at www.surryarts.org (under the P...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Growing their own gardens

Growing their own gardens

Franklin Elementary School fourth grade students will be participating in Surry County 4-H Steps to Health Garden program this spring.The students wil...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Pittman Street fire displaces three

Pittman Street fire displaces three

A fire ruled accidental in nature occurred Monday night in Mount Airy, causing damages to the structure and its contents and displacing its residents,...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Email scam using police captain’s name

Capt. Alan Freeman of the Mount Airy Police Department is accustomed to investigating various Internet and other cyber scams — not having his na...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Gary Tilley sworn in as commissioner

Gary Tilley sworn in as commissioner

DOBSON — Gary Carson Tilley was sworn in as Central District commissioner Monday night.The Surry County Board of Commissioners appointed Tilley ...

April 2nd, 2018 updated: April 3rd, 2018. |  


Police reports

• An Ararat, Virginia, resident is facing charges of concealment of merchandise and larceny as the result of a Friday incident at Walmart, accor...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


Legal issue slows mall progress

Legal issue slows mall progress

Two months after its scheduled shutdown date, Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy remains open — but progress to upgrade the condition of the building, ...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


Traphill’s Presley Barker, 13, plays the Grand Ole Opry with Ricky Skaggs

Traphill’s Presley Barker, 13, plays the Grand Ole Opry with Ricky Skaggs

From the bright lights of the Grand Ole Opry, to the new stage at Elkin’s historic Reeves Theater in the southern most portions of Surry County,...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


African-American cemetery research workshop set

African-American cemetery research workshop set

See cemeteries in a completely new way through this workshop on “Conducting African American Cemetery Research,” being held at the Reynold...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


Buzz Fest celebration of pollinators’ is April 20

Buzz Fest celebration of pollinators’ is April 20

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be holding a day of hands-on exploration and an opportunity for local residents to interact with local eco...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


April spotlights challenges to children

April spotlights challenges to children

DOBSON — The Children’s Center is urging action on behalf of children and two statewide child advocacy organizations release information a...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


Weather impacts Gathering of FMST before surfing on

Weather impacts Gathering of FMST before surfing on

Clouds and comrades gathered in Elkin recently as about 300 hikers, bikers and paddlers celebrated the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.As the sight of the firs...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


New car washing coming

A new business is coming to Mount Airy, with plans to give car owners a way to wash their vehicles without ever having to get out of their auto.Rivers...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Annual concert series to kick-off

Annual concert series to kick-off

The 14th Annual Surry Arts Council Summer Series at the Blackmon Amphitheatre kicks off soon, with The Attractions Band taking to the stage on Friday,...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Local agent honored at conference

Local agent honored at conference

A local man was honored recently at the Annual Sales Conference of the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies.Tim Hamlin, Surry County agent for North Caroli...

April 1st, 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:• ...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Marriages and Divorces

Marriages The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County:- Carlos L Camps Martinez 25, and Chelsey D Key 25, of Ararat, Issued March 29- ...

April 1st, 2018 |  


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...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Divorces

The following divorce was granted in Surry County:- Jimmy Reed and Donnett Reed, married March 30, 2013 Divorce granted March 22- Dara Phillips and Ja...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Chicken and/or the egg at Veterans Park

Chicken and/or the egg at Veterans Park

The age-old question as to which came first, the chicken or the egg, was laid to rest in Veterans Park on Saturday when eggs were hunted, tossed and t...

March 31st, 2018 updated: March 31st, 2018. |  


Relay for Life kicks off with help from Oz

Relay for Life kicks off with help from Oz

Relay for Life of Surry County was officially kicked off Thursday evening with team members, team leaders and special guests direct from the Land of O...

March 31st, 2018 updated: March 31st, 2018. |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Surry Central High School reported a larcen...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Cornelison named new Elkin manager

Cornelison named new Elkin manager

A local resident and former town employee will be returning to work in Elkin as the town manager effective May 7, after the Elkin Board of Commissione...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Local residents tied to cryptocurrency scam

A lawsuit originating in Massachusetts stemming from an alleged scheme in which a company fraudulently obtained more than $6 million from customers ha...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Hospital mark Doctors’ Day with donation

Hospital mark Doctors’ Day with donation

While doctors across the country will be honored with dinners, gifts or other tokens of appreciation this Doctors’ Day, the doctors at Northern ...

March 30th, 2018 |  


U.S. 601 plan draws mixed reviews

U.S. 601 plan draws mixed reviews

After getting a preliminary peek Thursday at proposed traffic changes for a busy stretch of U.S. 601 in Mount Airy, some local residents applauded the...

March 29th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has caught a man long sought for a string of charges:Junior Raul Garcia was expected to be back...

March 29th, 2018 |  


City snags elusive water-sewer funding

City snags elusive water-sewer funding

The third time is the charm; persistence pays off; if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.All those sayings could apply to Mount AiryR...

March 29th, 2018 |  


Pinwheel garden planted at courthouse

Pinwheel garden planted at courthouse

The front lawn of the Surry County Courthouse got upgraded to a Pinwheel Garden on Thursday in anticipation of Child Abuse Prevention Month.April was ...

March 29th, 2018 |  


Library puts on a ‘Peep show’

Library puts on a ‘Peep show’

“It’s a ‘Peep Show,’” said assistant librarian Angela Llewellyn.She directed attention to the 16 art installations on di...

March 29th, 2018 |  


Local orchestras give joint concert

Local orchestras give joint concert

Two local music ensembles joined forces for a concert earlier this month at The Andy Griffith Playhouse.The Mount Airy Ukulele Invasion (MAUI) took th...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A man who had overdosed was arrested Sunday on outstanding warrants for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of stolen ...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Mayflower lot to become a car wash

Bulldozers have been busy on an Andy Griffith Highway property, and the results will benefit area residents.The former location of Family House Restau...

March 28th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Janet Cockerham Justice, 18, of Mount Herman ...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Sheriff’s Office makes State Road drug busts

Sheriff’s Office makes State Road drug busts

STATE ROAD — Five people were arrested in two locations in State Road recently as part of the county’s war on drugs.Working with the Mount...

March 28th, 2018 |  


‘Color run’ to aid local charity

‘Color run’ to aid local charity

A local charitable organization, the Helping Hands Foundation of Surry, will be supported by some helping feet next week when the organization holds i...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Meth bust earns $3.2 million bond

Meth bust earns $3.2 million bond

DOBSON — A Dobson woman has received a $3.2 million bond and her boyfriend a $2 million bond after a recent drug raid.The Surry County Sheriff&#...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Holiday to alter garbage schedules

The upcoming Easter holiday period has prompted changes in garbage collection schedules in Mount Airy for the end of this week.That will include Frida...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Early spring ideal time for soil testing

Early spring ideal time for soil testing

When trees bud and Easter lilies bloom, homeowners turn energies into plush green yards and vegetable gardening. Many start fertilizing lawns and gard...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Street meeting planned Thursday

Street meeting planned Thursday

Big changes are coming down the pike for U.S. 601 in Mount Airy.A public meeting planned Thursday will give the public a chance to learn about —...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Pinewood Derby raises money for camp

Pinewood Derby raises money for camp

Gentry Middle School students presented a $745 check to Victory Junction Camp recently from the proceeds from a Pinewood Derby.Over the past 11 years ...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Students take in Spanish dance show

Students take in Spanish dance show

Students taking Spanish at North Surry took a field trip recently, attending the show “ Latin American ​Rhythms,” performed by the H...

March 27th, 2018 |