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 |  


Early voting under way in city

Early voting under way in city

Early voting is off to a good start in Mount Airy, where 251 people cast ballots during the first day of the period.It is allowing Surry County reside...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Gunfire puts North Surry on lockdown

North Surry High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after several students there heard a series of gunshots and reported seeing a man with ...

May 1st, 2018 updated: May 1st, 2018. |  


City teacher awarded academy spot

City teacher awarded academy spot

Nora Santillán, a dual language immersion teacher at Tharrington Primary School has been awarded a spot to participate in High Point University&#...

May 1st, 2018 |  


SCC math students tour GE Aviation

SCC math students tour GE Aviation

Surry Community College math students recently visited what school officials are calling “one of the most sophisticated engineering and manufact...

May 1st, 2018 |  


North Surry on lockdown after nearby gunshot heard

North Surry High School was placed on lockdown this morning after a teenager at the school heard a gunshot and reported seeing a man with a gun on nea...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Budbreak event on tap Saturday

Budbreak event on tap Saturday

This city’s toast to the area wine and craft beer industries will uncork again Saturday when the ninth-annual Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festi...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Police reports

• Jewelry and other property valued at $178 have been stolen from a downtown business, Mayberry Market & Souvenirs, according to Mount Airy ...

April 30th, 2018 |  


City facing decision on building codes

City facing decision on building codes

Mount Airy officials are scheduled to vote on an issue Thursday which could drastically alter the local landscape where building codes are concerned.P...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Day of Prayer to be marked Thursday

This year’s annual National Day of Prayer ceremony will be observed locally on Thursday at noon on the front law of the Mount Airy Municipal Bui...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Fairy Tales come alive, on library lawn

Fairy Tales come alive, on library lawn

“This is little girl heaven,” said Mandy Patton of Mount Airy Library’s first Fairy Tale Festival. “There’s face paintin...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Dobson fifth graders get ready to move up

Dobson fifth graders get ready to move up

Dobson Elementary School recently finished its Mission Beautiful and Tiger Transformation programs. These programs are for the fifth grade girls and b...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Mayberry Days looking for artists

Mayberry Days looking for artists

Surry Arts Council is inviting local and regional artists to participate as vendors at this year’s Mayberry Days festival.While Mayberry Days la...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Community steps up for new bike

Community steps up for new bike

“Seventh grade has been hard,” admits Hailey Crotts, as she nears the end of the difficult year.But things are looking up for the 13-year-...

April 29th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:End Game by David Baldacci, audioThe ...

April 29th, 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 29th, 2018 |  


‘Hoopla,’ new name, fun unchanged

‘Hoopla,’ new name, fun unchanged

Healthy Family Hoopla drew a crowd to Westwood Park on Saturday, taking advantage of perfect weather conditions.The outing succeeded despite having a ...

April 29th, 2018 |  


Early voting to begin Monday in city

Early voting to begin Monday in city

DOBSON — Early voting for an upcoming primary election expands Monday to Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Elkin, where “business” migh...

April 28th, 2018 |  


City cuts ties with Charlotte lawyer

City cuts ties with Charlotte lawyer

The city of Mount Airy has parted ways with a Charlotte attorney who was hired two years ago to aid the redevelopment of the former Spencer’s in...

April 28th, 2018 |  


Career Fair highlights jobs at home

Career Fair highlights jobs at home

Almost 500 high school students got a chance to check out opportunities in the construction and trades industry Friday at Surry County’s first C...

April 28th, 2018 |  


County hires opioid response director

County hires opioid response director

DOBSON — A retired federal agent has been hired by the county to the newly established position of opioid response director.The county Board of ...

April 27th, 2018 |  


Morrison tapped for national, regional posts

Morrison tapped for national, regional posts

Dr. Kim Morrison, superintendent of Mount Airy City Schools, has been selected as the president-elect for Magnet Schools of America.She attended the n...

April 27th, 2018 |  


County debates fire district lines

County debates fire district lines

DOBSON — Imagine a fire occurring a mile from a fire station, but when the call is made to 9-1-1, a different station five miles away responds.T...

April 27th, 2018 |  


Understanding the love of God

Understanding the love of God

God, who created all things, loves us so much. He loves all of us even in our current condition. Everyone needs to know this. His love for us has been...

April 27th, 2018 |  


Lewis named city rec director

Lewis named city rec director

Mount Airy has a new parks and recreation director, but one who is not exactly a novice when it comes to the municipality’s facilities and progr...

April 26th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Adam Kane Westmoreland, 27, of Bryant Mill Ro...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Fire chiefs petition commissioners

Fire chiefs petition commissioners

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles detailing budget requests made by Surry County fired departments to the county board of commis...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• An Enterprise Rent-A-Car vehicle valued at $21,000 was discovered stolen Tuesday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The 2017 ...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Attractions to open concert series

Attractions to open concert series

The Attractions Band will be at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Friday to kick off the 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series.The performance will...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Volunteer fire chiefs petition Surry County commissioners

Volunteer fire chiefs petition Surry County commissioners

Part 1 of 2 DOBSON — Twelve different volunteer fire departments came before the county Board of Commissioners Tuesday, and 10 of them are seeki...

April 25th, 2018 |  


County schools honor volunteers

County schools honor volunteers

DOBSON — A local resident who has given more than 400 hours of service to Pilot Mountain Elementary School was recognized Tuesday as the Surry C...

April 25th, 2018 |  


United Fund exceeds $475,000 goal

United Fund exceeds $475,000 goal

Businesses have come and gone and workers have weathered numerous changes impacting the local economic landscape over the years, but one constant has ...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Handicap-access plan pitched for playhouse

A project to pave the Andy Griffith Playhouse parking lot is being expanded to also include improvements to make the site more accessible for handicap...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy man arrested following two-state pursuit

Mount Airy man arrested following two-state pursuit

A Mount Airy man faces drug charges in Carroll County, Virginia, after a two-state pursuit was initiated for a stolen vehicle in the area.Jeffrey Dean...

April 25th, 2018 |  


County schools name art winners

County schools name art winners

More than 300 people turned out for the Surry County School system’s eleventh Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest.Hundreds of students fro...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Local theater makes top-10 historic list

Local theater makes top-10 historic list

A Depression-era movie house in Mount Airy has made a top-10 list of the best historic theaters in North Carolina.The Earle Theatre was tapped for tha...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Vintage mart fills Pilot

Vintage mart fills Pilot

Main Street in Pilot Mountain was closed to traffic throughout the day Saturday, making way for the steady stream of shoppers and spectators that fill...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Town board envisions the future

Town board envisions the future

At Pilot Mountain’s annual planning retreat at the Pilot Center on Thursday, town commissioners, the mayor and town staff met with facilitators ...

April 24th, 2018 |  


North Surry JROTC holds ball

North Surry JROTC holds ball

The North Surry High School AFJROTC held its military ball recently, with 42 cadets, their dates, and several guests attending the event at the Barn a...

April 24th, 2018 |