5k raises $20K for foundation

5k raises $20K for foundation

The Sixth Annual MAD Dash 5K & Fun Run held April 28 raised more than $20,000 for Surry County Schools’ students and teachers.The race, host...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Mount Airy man was arrested Tuesday on felony charges including insurance fraud, according to city police department reports. In addition to...

May 9th, 2018 |  


New rifles for sheriff’s tactical team

DOBSON — The local SWAT members will be getting a few new rifles as part of a firearm trade after approval from the county.Known locally at SET,...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Yokefellow going postal for food

Yokefellow going postal for food

The idea of going postal can have a negative connotation, but for purposes of a drive this week officials of a local food bank are relying on it to he...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Man survives 40-foot fall at park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A hiker has been hospitalized after falling 40 feet at Pilot Mountain State Park, according to a local official.John Shelton, S...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Local couple killed in Florida crash

Two local residents have been killed in a traffic accident in Florida, according to a family member of one of the victims.James Rogers, 85, and Georgi...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Rockford Elementary School recently released its A and AB Honor Rolls for the third grading period.The students who were recognized are pictured here....

May 9th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A car was stolen Monday from a local business, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The unsecured 2003 Lexus ES300, black in col...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Summer computer courses offered

Several computer and technology classes will be offered at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.Microsoft Ex...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Meadowview holding spring carnival

Meadowview Magnet Middle School is hosting a Spring Carnival at the school on Friday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m. Meadowview is located at 1282 McKinney Road...

May 8th, 2018 |  


The streets of downtown Pilot Mountain will close to weekend traffic on Friday morning at 11 a.m. but should soon fill with festive residents and visi...

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


Kidsfest a free-for-all of fun

Kidsfest a free-for-all of fun

Riverside Park is a busy place on a normal day, with its new playground, a skateboard park, a greenway and other facilities — but fun was taken ...

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


Drug abuse program to be held

Surry County Schools will offer a program aimed at showing parents what they need to know about illegal drugs and alcohol use among minors, on three s...

May 7th, 2018 |  


Senators Randleman, Ballard going head to head

Senators Randleman, Ballard going head to head

Because of redistricting, two incumbent Republican state senators are squaring off against each other for a reconfigured District 45 seat, which inclu...

May 7th, 2018 |  


Poindexter challenging Stevens in House

Poindexter challenging Stevens in House

Incumbent state Rep. Sarah Stevens is seeking re-election in House District 90, being challenged in the Republican primary by Allen Poindexter.As a re...

May 7th, 2018 |  


Jackson assume top post at Biscuitville location

Jackson assume top post at Biscuitville location

Biscuitville Fresh Southern has named Vivian Jackson operator of its Mount Airy restaurant located at 2023 Rockford Street. Jackson has worked for the...

May 7th, 2018 |  


SCC’s Dixon honored with state award

SCC’s Dixon honored with state award

DOBSON — The North Carolina Community College System announced Surry Community College’s Lead Welding Instructor Michael Dixon of Yadkinvi...

May 7th, 2018 |  


RSVP volunteers honored

RSVP volunteers honored

The Yadkin Valley Economic Development District Inc. (YVEDDI) Senior Services team recently assisted the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and M...

May 7th, 2018 |  


Local volunteers follow their ‘HEaRT’

Local volunteers follow their ‘HEaRT’

A partnership between three Rotary organizations on two continents is nearing completion.The project, Healthcare Education and Rapid Transportation (H...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Two seek Dem nod for clerk

Two seek Dem nod for clerk

Both Democrats and Republicans have a choice of candidates in the primary election for Surry County Clerk of Court on Tuesday. Incumbent Teresa O̵...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Two seek GOP nomination

Two seek GOP nomination

Both Democrats and Republicans have a choice of candidates in the primary election for Surry County Clerk of Court on Tuesday. Incumbent Teresa O̵...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:***Hola! The library is starting a pr...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Pilot businessman honored by national agency

Pilot businessman honored by national agency

Taylor Baker, owner of Foothills Hardware & Builders Supply in Pilot Mountain, was recently named one of the independent home improvement industry...

May 6th, 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:• ...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Stoltz offering photography talk

Stoltz offering photography talk

Photographer Chris Stoltz will return to Mount Airy on Saturday, May 26, to give a photography presentation at the Historic Earle Theatre.“IR...

May 5th, 2018 |  


Budbreak pours out good times

Budbreak pours out good times

No rain was pouring in downtown Mount Airy Saturday afternoon as forecasters had predicted — which led to plenty of beer and wine flowing into g...

May 5th, 2018 |  


Dentistry From The Heart returns May 19

Dentistry From The Heart returns May 19

Dr. John L. Gravitte will host his annual charitable event, a day of free dentistry, providing adults and children in need with dental care on Saturda...

May 5th, 2018 |  


Four square off in sheriff’s primary

Four square off in sheriff’s primary

In this format, all four candidates were asked for the same background information. The first three questions are also the same, with an additional qu...

May 5th, 2018 |  


Two seeking Mount Airy board seat

Two seeking Mount Airy board seat

There are two candidates squaring off for the Republican nomination for the Mount Airy District seat on the Surry County Board of Commissioners: Bill ...

May 5th, 2018 |  


Land sale OK’d for industrial project

Land sale OK’d for industrial project

An industrial project that includes construction of new facilities and significant job creation is not an everyday occurrence in Surry County, but loc...

May 5th, 2018 |  


Four squaring off for Central District seat

Four squaring off for Central District seat

There are four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for the Central District seat on the Surry County Board of Commissioners: Tony Childs, M...

May 5th, 2018 |  


CBS to cover Siamese Twins events

CBS to cover Siamese Twins events

Descendants of Eng and Chang Bunker will gather here for a reunion this summer, and in the meantime a group is now on a trip to the twins’ nativ...

May 4th, 2018 |  


Students attend UN, tackle goals at home

Students attend UN, tackle goals at home

Students at Mount Airy High School have been devoting themselves to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Goals for 2030 for several months, both at the o...

May 4th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Mahon Walter-Samuel Allen, 41, of Athey Road,...

May 4th, 2018 |  


Helping the hungry

Helping the hungry

Foothills Food Pantry recently received a check for more than $4,500 from Scenic Chevrolet, GMC, Subaru, courtesy of Scenic, Subaru of America Inc, an...

May 4th, 2018 updated: May 7th, 2018. |  


Kids to commune with nature at event

Kids to commune with nature at event

News flash: Research is proving that it is actually possible to have an enjoyable time which doesn’t involve a computer, television set or other...

May 4th, 2018 |  


Connecting with God’s love

Connecting with God’s love

In the previous two articles, we have discussed God’s great love for us, and the overwhelming desire in His heart to bless and help His children...

May 4th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• Granite City Collision Center on Rockford Street was the scene of a theft discovered Tuesday, which involved four tires and Mickey Thompson ri...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


Homeless shelter rezoning denied

Homeless shelter rezoning denied

In an unexpected move, Mount Airy officials voted Thursday afternoon to deny a rezoning request that would have allowed a major expansion of the city&...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Tony Jeffrey Phillips, 44, of N.C. 268, Elkin...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


Entertainers to play Saturday

Entertainers to play Saturday

The opening week of the Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues on Saturday, with the third concert of the week.The Entertainers will be ta...

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


Kicking and punching at Senior Center

Kicking and punching at Senior Center

Sometimes, exercise can have unexpected benefits.“The very first time I did tai chi, I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to deal wit...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corp. repo...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Concerts set for Thursday, Friday nights

Concerts set for Thursday, Friday nights

The Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series kicks off with its first two concerts this week, playing Thursday and Friday.On Thursday, Jim Quick &...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Pell grant now available for summer work

An eligible student may now receive a full federal Pell Grant for the summer semester, even if they received a full federal Pell Grant award during th...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Popular cruise-in returns Saturday

Popular cruise-in returns Saturday

After taking a winter break, the “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” cruise-in series will be returning to downtown Pilot Mountain on Saturday, fill...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Dining on the yellow line, again

Dining on the yellow line, again

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Despite a windy start and a few drops of rain as guests began to depart at the end of the evening, Pilot Mountain’s ̶...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Industrial park plan offers 100-plus jobs

An industrial project eyed for Piedmont Triad West Corporate Park in Mount Airy is expected to create more than 100 jobs.It involves the expansion of ...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A break-in was discovered Monday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Fowler Road, which involved the theft of lawn equipment v...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Pilot Middle takes debate competition

Pilot Middle takes debate competition

Meadowview Magnet Middle School hosted the 2018 Regional Forensics and Debate Tournament recently.This competition is comprised of six individual cate...

May 1st, 2018 |