Police reports

• Two men were arrested on felony drug charges Sunday at a local business, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Police records sta...

March 15th, 2018 |  


NORTH CAROLINA NEWS WIRE

HENDERSON (AP) — Police in North Carolina say two people were killed and a third person was wounded in a shooting.WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports the...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Warmer, wetter conditions prevail

If nothing else, this winter has brought a variety of weather conditions to the local area.January was unusually cold and dry, and so far March has fo...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Collins arrested after Dobson chase

Collins arrested after Dobson chase

DOBSON — A Dobson police officer chased down a suspect wanted on more than 100 felony warrants in this region.Todd Emerson Collins, 37, of 317 R...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A suspicious-vehicle investigation Tuesday night at a local restaurant led to the arrest of a Virginia man on felony drug charges, according t...

March 15th, 2018 |  


College hosts PC Repair Day

College hosts PC Repair Day

A computer or laptop that is not working properly can cause a lot of frustration, so Surry Community College’s Technology Club hosted a PC Repai...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Board to revisit Whittling Wall, playhouse parking

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is scheduled to address two projects tonight which have been off the radar screen for months, involving the down...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Elkin mother charged in fire that killed her son

Elkin mother charged in fire that killed her son

An Elkin woman has been charged in the January house fire that claimed the life of her 13-year-old son.Maria Deneane Kidd has been charged with involu...

March 14th, 2018 updated: March 14th, 2018. |  


Local doctor disciplined for drug use

Local doctor disciplined for drug use

A Mount Airy physician with a history of substance-abuse disorder, who admitted to improperly using a drug last year, will be allowed to keep practici...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Mountain Valley Hospice joins network

Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care is now a member of the Teleios Collaborative Network. The collaborative network model allows each member a...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Local educators attend advanced training

Cullowhee—Christy C. Snow of Central Middle School and Heather Young-Stafford of Mount Airy Middle School recently attended programs held at the...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Horne Creek tree sales, grafting coming

Horne Creek tree sales, grafting coming

March is always a busy time around Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. As the weather warms, preparations begin for the important spring season. And n...

March 14th, 2018 |  


United Fund making final push

United Fund making final push

In football terms, the latest United Fund of Surry campaign is inside the 10-yard line and needing only a few more yards to hit paydirt.“The Uni...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• Counterfeit money surfaced at a local business during the weekend, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. This involved an unknown...

March 14th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• An incident March 2 off Zephry Road in Dobs...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Grant to fund cameras at City Hall

The receiving of a grant by Mount Airy will mean increased security at the Municipal Building on South Main Street.This includes the addition of camer...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Sheriff offers church safety program

Sheriff offers church safety program

DOBSON — Pastors worried about their churches now can reach out to local authorities for help in creating a church safety plan.Break-ins are a c...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Viticulture instructor takes hands-on approach

Viticulture instructor takes hands-on approach

Surry Community Welcomes New Viticulture InstructorSurry Community College students returned from winter break to find a new face in their viticulture...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Biscuitville taps new president, vp

Biscuitville taps new president, vp

GREENSBORO – Kathie S. Niven has been named president of Greensboro-based Biscuitville Fresh Southern.Niven joined Biscuitville in 2011 and most...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Quiz Bowl returns, students compete

Quiz Bowl returns, students compete

Knowledge and intellectual prowess will be the skills that matter when teams from ten regional high schools meet Saturday at the Andy Griffith Theater...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Late-season snow wreaks havoc

Late-season snow wreaks havoc

A little more than a week before spring arrives, a snow storm covered the county with late season snow on Monday.“It’s been rough,” ...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A suspicious-vehicle call in Mount Airy has led to a man being arrested on drug violations, according to city police department reports. Chris...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Giving voice to ‘the other man’

Giving voice to ‘the other man’

John Adams, an eight-year Mount Airy resident, native of Abingdon, Virginia, and semi-retired Hollywood director and producer, has spent a lifetime qu...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Energy tips to save money

Energy tips to save money

Spring is only a couple of weeks away, but homeowners are still reeling from the cost of their winter electrical bills. With this in mind, Electrical ...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Mayberry evoles into year-round draw

Mayberry evoles into year-round draw

Editor’s Note: Long-time Surry Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones was recently honored with a Winner’s Circle Award by the Visit ...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Hiatt tapped as employee of month

Hiatt tapped as employee of month

Surry County Schools and the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation recently recognized Debbie Hiatt as the March 2018 Surry County Schools Emplo...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Moloney and friends on stage Saturday

Moloney and friends on stage Saturday

A ceilidh is a social event featuring Scottish or Irish folk music, singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling.Mick Moloney’s performance on...

March 11th, 2018 |  


City to get first bike lanes on street

City to get first bike lanes on street

Plans by the N.C. Department of Transportation to resurface — and make narrower — a well-travelled route through Mount Airy include the in...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Presbyterian honors local student

CLINTON, S.C. — A local student has earned academic honors at Presbyterian College.Sarah Danielle Lankford of Mount Airy, who is a sophomore at ...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason, ficti...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County:- Roy G Ayers 71, and Anita Sawyers 54, of Mount Airy Issued March 8 - William A Ward 31, ...

March 11th, 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 11th, 2018 |  


Divorces

The following divorce was granted in Surry County:- Jason L Easter and Scarlet R Easter married Oct. 5, 1996, divorce granted March 5Compiled By Rober...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Twelve arrested in drug sweep

Twelve arrested in drug sweep

DOBSON — Charges were announced against 12 people Saturday by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office as a result of search warrants being execu...

March 10th, 2018 updated: March 10th, 2018. |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Bryant Norcross, 39, of Village Circle Apartments, Dobson, w...

March 10th, 2018 |  


Local native is worldwide leader of church

Local native is worldwide leader of church

Not many people are able to say they are the worldwide leader of a major religious denomination — but a woman from Mount Airy can.Bishop Mildred...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Guardians ad Litem volunteers sworn in

Guardians ad Litem volunteers sworn in

DOBSON — Thanks to recent ceremonies in Dobson, local children who are caught up in abuse or neglect cases will have advocates working on their ...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Smart Start receives funding to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across NC

Smart Start receives funding to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across NC

Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to bring books to North Carolina’s youngest children through fundi...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A large quantity of copper wire was discovered stolen Monday from a business site in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. ...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Mayberry Days founder wins state award

Mayberry Days founder wins state award

A Mount Airy resident who “brought the world to Mayberry” has been tapped for a statewide tourism honor.Tanya Jones, longtime executive di...

March 8th, 2018 |  


EMS seeks grant to expand community care

DOBSON — Surry County Emergency Services is awaiting word of a possible grant to expand a fledgling concept called community paramedicine.It is ...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

ELKIN — One candidate for the Fifth Congressional District said she wants to see the minimum wage increased to $15 an hour, while the other Demo...

March 8th, 2018 |  


EMS asking county for 8 more workers

EMS asking county for 8 more workers

An aging Baby Boomer population and the opioid epidemic are putting extra strain on emergency services, leading the local EMS head to ask for addition...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Ancient Easter tradition passed on

Ancient Easter tradition passed on

Thirty people will have an opportunity to learn the art of decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs, or pysanky, at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History ...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Henry Cho brings comedy to Earle Theatre

Henry Cho brings comedy to Earle Theatre

Comedian Henry Cho is making his first appearance at the Historic Earle Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Cho’s television credits include appearan...

March 7th, 2018 updated: March 7th, 2018. |  


Police reports

• A Mount Airy man was arrested Sunday on a felony charge of larceny by employee, according to city police department reports. Timothy Lloyd Pen...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Alzheimer’s group to meet this month

The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting the Surry County Alzheimer’s Community Forum on Thursday, Mar...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Seven local students named to All-District Band

Seven local students named to All-District Band

Seven students from Surry County’s high school band programs recently performed as part of the Northwest NC All-District Honor Band held at Appa...

March 7th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — A Mount Airy teen was arrested over the weekend and faces several more charges in the coming weeks.Dylan Jeremiah Pozo, 19, of Broad St...

March 7th, 2018 |  


History Talk focuses on women in wartime

History Talk focuses on women in wartime

High winds and residual power outages on Saturday did not keep a capacity crowd from coming out to Mount Airy Museum of Regional History to hear Dr. A...

March 7th, 2018 |