Food bank supplies ‘dangerously low’

Food bank supplies ‘dangerously low’

The food bank of Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry wasn’t as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard Thursday, but shelves there looked relati...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot mayor decides not to run again

Pilot mayor decides not to run again

At a time when candidates are tossing their hats into the ring for elected offices across Surry County, one present official is exiting the fray.Dwigh...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Undoing revisionist history

Undoing revisionist history

FANCY GAP, Va. — While it may not always be visible to the general public, restoration work continues on the historic Sidna Allen House a short ...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Steve Owens and Summertime in concert

Steve Owens and Summertime in concert

Steve Owens and Summertime will be at the Blackmon Amphitheatre Saturday for a concert beginning at 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 or Surry Arts Council Su...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Comedian to be at Calvary Assembly of God

Award-winning Christian comedian Barry McGee will be ministering at a local church Sunday.McGee, who has three times been named Comedian of the Year b...

July 12th, 2018 |  


New addition to Holiday in the Park

New addition to Holiday in the Park

About this time two years ago, Curtis Mundy was on a ladder in Veterans Memorial Park decking the resident tank in strings of lights to bring awarenes...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Squad Car Tours keeps rolling

Squad Car Tours keeps rolling

Nobody has managed to invent a time machine — except in books and movies — but area residents and visitors can experience the next-best th...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Legacy Motown Revue, Envision concerts set

Legacy Motown Revue, Envision concerts set

The Legacy Motown Revue will be at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Thursday to perform for local fans, while Envision will be on the same stage in concer...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Students awarded Yokley scholarships

Students awarded Yokley scholarships

Tatyana Long, daughter of Kendra Long, was awarded the Charlotte Weatherly Yokley Memorial Scholarship during a recent honors program at Mount Airy Se...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Buffet burglar booked and released

Buffet burglar booked and released

The Mount Airy Police Department has revealed the identity of the mysterious Buffet Burglar, the man who got stuck in a ventilation duct Tuesday at th...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Kirkman seeks election to judgeship

Kirkman seeks election to judgeship

District Judge Gretchen Hollar Kirkman has filed for election, seeking to retain the District 17B seat she has held since being appointed to the post ...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Cooper unhappy constitution amendments on ballot

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday the Republican-controlled legislature should have put a statewide school b...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Pilot Board to recalibrate prayer policy

Pilot Board to recalibrate prayer policy

The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners quickly took care of business Monday evening at its July meeting, getting through the public portion of the ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Intruder ‘corraled’ in restaurant vent

A man was rescued from the ventilation system of a local restaurant Tuesday, but the Mount Airy Police Department is being tight-lipped about who he i...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Cody Hinson, of Butchers Lane, State Road, ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Yadkin commissioners offering SCC scholarships

The Yadkin County Commissioners are trying a different tactic in helping to keep youth at home while providing education and job opportunities, with a...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Session set on historic property survey

Session set on historic property survey

The results of an architectural survey to identify historic properties in Mount Airy, which has been opposed by some members of the city council, are ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A woman listed as homeless was arrested Friday in connection with an incident that included her alleged throwing of a brick through the window...

July 9th, 2018 |  


Pilot commissioner running for mayor

DOBSON — A member of the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners is now looking to move up a notch after filing to run for mayor of the town on Mo...

July 9th, 2018 |  


Line dancers have fun, improve health

Line dancers have fun, improve health

A team of line dancers executed a precise “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” as “We Are Family,” the disco-era Sister Sledge anthem ...

July 9th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available to check out:Murder in Paradise by James Patterson...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Hospital plans Med & Shred day for Wednesday

Northern Hospital of Surry County is hosting a Med & Shred Day this Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a new concept for NHSC, according to As...

July 7th, 2018 |  


Chamber hosts third annual Job Fair

Chamber hosts third annual Job Fair

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce will again be playing matchmaker for local employers and potential employees at a Job Fair later this month...

July 7th, 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:• Gerri Rilla Hatcher, 30, ...

July 7th, 2018 |  


ComicCon returns ‘bigger and better’

ComicCon returns ‘bigger and better’

Is it Metropolis or Gotham City or even Bikini Bottom? No, it’s Mount Airy on the Saturday after July 4th when ComicCon comes to town.Tiny Batme...

July 7th, 2018 |  


Mayberry Days ranked among Top 20 events

Mayberry Days ranked among Top 20 events

Southeast Tourism Society has named Mayberry Days one of the society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September.To get the rankings, travel ...

July 7th, 2018 |  


Two receive Absher-Mosley scholarships

Two receive Absher-Mosley scholarships

Two local teens were recent recipients of the Absher-Moxley Memorial Scholarship, administered by the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation.Sara...

July 7th, 2018 |  


‘Company of Heroes’ to visit Mount Airy

‘Company of Heroes’ to visit Mount Airy

Ben Currin has invited a bunch of his buddies to the Granite City for a Mayberry midsummer break in a couple of weeks.Not just any buddies, these are ...

July 6th, 2018 updated: July 7th, 2018. |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• Crime did not take a holiday in Mount Airy on the Fourth of July, when a vehicle was stolen, according to city police department reports. The ...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Scott Needham files for Pilot seat

DOBSON — The opening of the candidates’ filing period for municipal offices in Surry County and Mount Airy school board seats was greeted ...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Farmers market is a growing success

Farmers market is a growing success

On a humid morning with temperatures already reaching the low 80s, fresh produce proved to be a hot commodity Friday at the Mount Airy Farmers Market....

July 6th, 2018 |  


Duo busted with 350+ credit cards

Duo busted with 350+ credit cards

DOBSON — Two Georgia men were arrested this week with more than 350 financial cards, 100 video games and $65,000 in cash.The Surry County Sherif...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• Two Mount Airy men were arrested Tuesday on felony assault charges and held under large bonds, according to city police department reports. Mo...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Robots on call for bomb cases

Robots on call for bomb cases

As an incident Tuesday afternoon in Mount Airy illustrates, bombs can threaten the local community, but there is a new tool — three of them to b...

July 5th, 2018 |  


State gives county new mandates

State gives county new mandates

DOBSON — Surry County’s Department of Health and Human Services is operating under new rules from the state that come with penalties for n...

July 5th, 2018 |  


City renews curbside recycling agreement

City renews curbside recycling agreement

Mount Airy officials have taken action to ensure that materials collected through the city’s curbside recycling program will continue to be disp...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Holiday Band concert set for Saturday

Holiday Band concert set for Saturday

The Holiday 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 is ...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Big plans for cruise-in

Big plans for cruise-in

With the festive feel of Independence Day still in the air, expectations are high for Saturday’s July version of the Hot Nights and Hot Cars cru...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Photo exhibit moves to Walnut Cove

The 2018 Transformation Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit is on display at the Walnut Cove Public Library this. About 75 pho...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Shur: May you eat a lot of pie

Shur: May you eat a lot of pie

“We are going to be eating some pie, y’all,” yelled Shepherd’s House executive director Mary Boyles to the crowd gathered for ...

July 4th, 2018 |  


July 4th starts off with a bang, three of them

July 4th starts off with a bang, three of them

A high heat index didn’t keep folks from turning out downtown to celebrate the Fourth of July.At Mount Airy’s July 4th celebration —...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Stephanie Renee Outlaw, 27, of Glen Creed Roa...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Authorities detonate bomb found in van

Authorities detonate bomb found in van

Bomb technicians from the State Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday detonated an explosive device discovered in a minivan the day before. The pipe bo...

July 4th, 2018 |  


SCC offers drone class for youths

Drones are fast flying marvels of technology that youngsters can get their hands on this summer through the Surry Community College Drone Flight Acade...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Concert carries on Lowry’s legacy

Concert carries on Lowry’s legacy

Blackmon Amphitheatre boasts many concerts at this time of year, but one Friday night will include an added dimension of remembering an acclaimed musi...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Pilot board closes out fiscal year

Pilot board closes out fiscal year

Pilot Mountain’s board of commissioner’s held a special meeting on Friday, June 29, for the purpose of amending the town’s fiscal ye...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A security check Sunday night at Riverside Park led to a Mount Airy man being arrested on warrants for felony charges recently filed in Forsyt...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Pipe bomb found in vehicle

Pipe bomb found in vehicle

Officers pulled over a minivan Tuesday afternoon at Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy which was discovered to contain a pipe bomb.The stop occurred about 3:...

July 3rd, 2018 updated: July 3rd, 2018. |  


Local firefighters were able to get some valuable experience recently when a controlled training burn was used to remove a house from the corner of We...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Local church expanding food pantry

Local church expanding food pantry

A local church is taking a multi-faceted approach to fighting hunger in the area, enlisting businesses to assist with food drives, raising money with ...

July 3rd, 2018 |