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 |  


Local fears fueled state denial of Barter deal

Local fears fueled state denial of Barter deal

The two members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners who voted against a city agreement with Barter Theatre say a state rejection of it reflected ...

March 27th, 2018 updated: March 27th, 2018. |  


Talk to focus on life, legacy of Stuart

Talk to focus on life, legacy of Stuart

The History Around Us, sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Historical Society in Critz, Virginia, will hold its bi-monthly prog...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Mount Airy woman is facing three charges as a result of an incident last Wednesday at Walmart, according to city police department reports. ...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Spring snow brings damage, power outages

Spring snow brings damage, power outages

The wet spring snow falling Saturday evening left thousands without electricity with city crews scrambling to clean up dozens of trees fallen onto roa...

March 26th, 2018 |  


Upcoming fiddlers convention a unique event

Upcoming fiddlers convention a unique event

DOBSON — When the Surry Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is staged on April 6-7 in Dobson, a tradition will be continued in a unique way.Of course, ...

March 26th, 2018 |  


Dobson crash claims two lives

DOBSON — A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Zephyr Road and Willow Oak Lane on Friday night resulted in the deaths of two people, ac...

March 26th, 2018 |  


Dobson students hold Hats for Hunter Day

Dobson students hold Hats for Hunter Day

Students and staff at Dobson Elementary School recently had a Hats for Hunter Day to raise funds for Hunter Brown. Hunter is an eighth grader at Centr...

March 26th, 2018 |  


13 Bones marking 9 years

13 Bones marking 9 years

Steakhouses come and go in Mount Airy — two chains have closed down their local restaurants in recent years — but one locally-owned steakh...

March 26th, 2018 |  


SCC to host annual Eggstravaganza

SCC to host annual Eggstravaganza

The Surry Community College Student Government Association is making plans for the annual Eggstravaganza to be held on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 t...

March 26th, 2018 |  


County schools lay out $10 million plan

County schools lay out $10 million plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — School attendance has gone down again this year, but that doesn’t mean the county taxpayers can get a break.At a budget w...

March 25th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy network propels career

Mount Airy network propels career

The agenda of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Excellence in Business Awards at Cross Creek Country Club took a turn on Thursda...

March 25th, 2018 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Johnny William Taylor, 47...

March 25th, 2018 |  


Marriages and Divorces

MarriagesThe following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County:- Anthony Norris Jr. 50, and Cassonya P. Leach 49, of Mount Airy Issued March 22-...

March 25th, 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...

March 25th, 2018 |  


Hundreds weather snow to hunt eggs

Hundreds weather snow to hunt eggs

Some things just have a way of defying the weather, and the Mount Airy Easter egg hunt proved Saturday that it is one of them.Despite light snow filli...

March 24th, 2018 |  


City cleanup campaign starts Monday

City cleanup campaign starts Monday

For Mount Airy residents wanting to get rid of an old refrigerator that no longer works or maybe a couch which has outlived its usefulness, a solution...

March 24th, 2018 |  


Mayberry Food Truck Fest returns

Mayberry Food Truck Fest returns

If it’s March, and it’s cold and rainy, and possibly snowy, then it’s time for the semi-annual Mayberry Food Truck Fest.At the event...

March 23rd, 2018 |  


Special ed teacher honored posthumously

Special ed teacher honored posthumously

Bob Planer of Mount Airy was a retired special education teacher with the city schools and a founding member of the Arc of Surry County who died in De...

March 23rd, 2018 |  


Chamber awards break new ground

Chamber awards break new ground

“What once was a luncheon is now a dinner,” said Adam Martin, board chair of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce at the organizatio...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Nester Hosiery announces promotion, new sock line

Nester Hosiery announces promotion, new sock line

A Mount Airy company credited with helping to keep the local sock industry alive with “21st-century” innovations has announced a leadershi...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Four arrested in Surry County drug probe

Four arrested in Surry County drug probe

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of four more people arrested in a massive drug investigation involving s...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• James Bradley Hanks, 48, of Klondike Road, St...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Board alters agenda policy at Yokeley’s urging

Board alters agenda policy at Yokeley’s urging

Up to now, there has been no official policy on choosing agenda items for Mount Airy council meetings, but that’s changed in the wake of a recen...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Social Services catches fraudulent claims

Social Services catches fraudulent claims

MOUNTAIN PARK — Surry County has been tracking down cases of public-assistance fraud and has discovered more than $14,000 in bad claims.At Monda...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• Two residents of Blu-Vue Welcome Lodge on Fancy Gap Road were arrested Monday on felony drug charges and held under large bonds, according to ...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Firefighters awarded for lifesaving efforts

Firefighters awarded for lifesaving efforts

A scene at City Hall in which lifesaving efforts were awarded — ones resulting in eight people surviving medical emergencies in 2017 — wou...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Trivia contest winner named

Trivia contest winner named

Tracy Bowman of Mount Airy has won The Mount Airy News’ Win At Trivia Contest.The contest asked readers a series of questions, with answers to b...

March 21st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Santana Yvonne Hiatt, 33, of Orchard View Dri...

March 21st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — A local woman is back in custody after skipping her court date related to a drug raid more than a year ago.In December 2016, the Surry ...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Winter event termed ‘minor’ overall

The fact the calendar says spring is here didn’t keep snow from falling in the area Wednesday.However, what could be described as Old Man Winter...

March 21st, 2018 |  


City Easter egg hunt ready to roll

City Easter egg hunt ready to roll

Local kids are invited to grab their baskets and hop on over to Westwood Park Saturday for a fifth-annual Easter egg hunt hosted by Mount Airy Parks a...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• An entire carport was discovered stolen Sunday from a Mount Airy residence, according to city police department reports. The crime occurred at...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Hearing set for contoversial rezoning

Hearing set for contoversial rezoning

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A standing room crowd of concerned citizens turned out for Monday’s rescheduled town board meeting here, but the only act...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Commissioner criticizes city audit firm

Commissioner criticizes city audit firm

Usually, awarding the city audit contract is routine business for Mount Airy officials, but that process has encountered turbulence with one commissio...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Spring Break Fairytale Camp set for April

Spring Break Fairytale Camp set for April

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, Shelby Coleman planned for a storybook spring break.And now she’s bringing those plans to fruition ...

March 20th, 2018 |  


City school’s Brown receives recognition

City school’s Brown receives recognition

A Mount Airy school official was recently recognized for his work with a statewide education award.Dr. Phillip Brown was one of five recipients in Nor...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Career and tech students recognized

Career and tech students recognized

During February, which was Career and Technical Education Month, Surry County Schools administrators and Board of Education members visited each of th...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Playhouse parking project progresses

After falling by the wayside more than a year and a half ago, a project to improve parking facilities at the Andy Griffith Playhouse is now on a fast ...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Police reports

A disturbance at a city restaurant during the weekend led to the arrest of a woman on charges including assault, according to Mount Airy Police Depart...

March 19th, 2018 |  


East Surry team wins Quiz Bowl

East Surry team wins Quiz Bowl

Teams from regional high schools faced questions about pop culture, current events and a wide range of academic subjects in Saturday’s 2018 Quiz...

March 19th, 2018 |  


Surry to host Women’s History Month Speaker

Surry to host Women’s History Month Speaker

Surry Community College alumna and historian Jewel Parker will present “Subdue Our Masters…Without Violence, Colonial Women Before the Ame...

March 19th, 2018 |  


President’s List students treated to breakfast

President’s List students treated to breakfast

DOBSON — Students qualifying for the President’s List at Surry Community College have had no easy task — they must be enrolled for a...

March 19th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:If I Live by Terri Blackstock, fictio...

March 18th, 2018 |  


Schools finalize $475K East Surry land deal

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Surry County Board of Education has officially completed the purchase of a tract of land close to East Surry High School.Ea...

March 18th, 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:• Jackie D. Wilmoth, 43, wh...

March 18th, 2018 |