The Magnificents Band to play Blackmon

The Magnificents Band to play Blackmon

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with a Friday evening concert.The Magnificents Band will be at the Blackmon Amph...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Homeless shelter discussion delayed

Homeless shelter discussion delayed

A planned discussion Thursday night about an alternate location for an expansion of the Shepherd’s House homeless shelter has been postponed.Tha...

June 6th, 2018 |  


City schools honor retiring employees

City schools honor retiring employees

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - MACS Retirement DinnerMount Airy City Schools recently held a celebration for seven of its employees who are retiring at the ...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Bushels and Barrels set for June 14-16

Bushels and Barrels set for June 14-16

CRITZ, Va. — The Reynolds Homestead here, in partnership with One Family Productions, will be celebrating its sixth-annual Bushels and Barrels L...

June 6th, 2018 |  


New Surry County budget beefs up sheriff’s office

New Surry County budget beefs up sheriff’s office

DOBSON — Back in the winter county officials showed their support for education by earmarking tens of millions of dollars for renovations in a b...

June 6th, 2018 |  


‘Green room’ added at Earle

‘Green room’ added at Earle

A green room can be an important place for a band or other artists — a comfortable spot within a performing venue where they can wait, warm up o...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Rachel Mae Branch, 33, of N.C. 268, Siloam, w...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Legacy Motown Revue kicks off musical week

Legacy Motown Revue kicks off musical week

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with three concerts.The Legacy Motown Revue gets the week’s music kicked o...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Walnut Cove man has been jailed under a $20,000 secured bond on drug charges that were filed after a search outside a local probation office...

June 5th, 2018 updated: June 6th, 2018. |  


Pilot postpones public hearing

Pilot postpones public hearing

In a special meeting Monday that lasted only 2 minutes, the Pilot Mountain town commissioners postponed indefinitely a public hearing that had been sc...

June 5th, 2018 updated: June 5th, 2018. |  


White Plains top Sumdog

White Plains top Sumdog

White Plains Elementary School’s SumDog team recently claimed first place in the Northwestern North Carolina SumDog Competition.The team compete...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Will hotel developer build Barter?

Will hotel developer build Barter?

After a proposed Barter Theatre expansion in Mount Airy was rejected by state regulators in March as too risky, city officials sprang into action with...

June 5th, 2018 |  


County schools chose employee of month

County schools chose employee of month

Surry County Schools and the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation recently recognized Franklin Elementary School fourth grade teacher Shaunda Y...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Surry County Schools wins cup

Surry County Schools wins cup

The North Carolina Association of School Activities recently presented Surry County School System with the School District Cup for medium-sized school...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Peach festival comes to Mount Airy

Peach festival comes to Mount Airy

More than a decade in the making, June 30 will bring the first Peach Festival to Miss Angel’s Farm on Heart Lane in Mount Airy.“A peachy d...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Knopf: Property tax can stay the same

Knopf: Property tax can stay the same

DOBSON — The county manager doesn’t expect to need an increase in property tax, but a couple of other areas could see an increase in the 2...

June 4th, 2018 |  


More break-in charges on Collins

More break-in charges on Collins

DOBSON — As if 130-plus charges weren’t enough, law enforcement agencies have added six more counts to an Ararat man’s rap sheet.Tod...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Volunteers sought for Andy Griffith Museum

Volunteers sought for Andy Griffith Museum

Since the Andy Griffith Museum’s remodeling was finished in June of 2017, more than 49,000 people have visited the facility, according to the Su...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Fiddlers convention weathers rain

Fiddlers convention weathers rain

The Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention has no official song — but for its 47th-annual edition this weekend, “Who’...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Foundation awards 22 mini grants

Foundation awards 22 mini grants

The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation recently awarded almost two dozen 2018 Enhanced Learning Mini-Grants to area teachers.Twenty-two of th...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Ground broken for two Habitat homes

Ground broken for two Habitat homes

A group of people putting shovels into the earth Saturday afternoon in Mount Airy produced more sounds than just scoops of soil and grass being distur...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available to check out:The Outsider by Stephen King, fiction...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Timothy Scott Brown Jr., 27, of Cornelius Ave...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


Aldi store to open soon

Aldi store to open soon

A new Aldi grocery store that methodically has been taking shape in recent months at a site off U.S. 601 in Mount Airy will soon be ready for business...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


Businesses sign Career Academy grads

Businesses sign Career Academy grads

Four of the first students to go through Surry County Schools’ Career Academy joined the workforce Thursday in a signing ceremony at the Holiday...

June 2nd, 2018 updated: June 4th, 2018. |  


Ride for readers is June 9

The Northwestern Regional Library will host the seventh annual Ride for Readers on Saturday, June 9. All proceeds from the Freeborne’s Ride for ...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A man listed as homeless was charged early Thursday with fleeing to elude arrest in a city public housing neighborhood, according to Mount Air...

June 1st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Larry Evans, of Mount Airy, reported a stol...

June 1st, 2018 |  


City awards $827,585 in mowing contracts

Mowing is big business in Mount Airy, where city officials have awarded contracts to private-sector entities totaling $827,585 for upcoming work at mu...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Teen escapes brush with power line

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Yard work took a dangerous turn on Friday when a power line broke and fell, striking a youth on the head and shoulder.“He...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Northern Medical, United Healthcare ink pact

Northern Medical, United Healthcare ink pact

As of Friday, local residents using United Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO or PFFS health care plans will be able to utilize hospital-affiliated phy...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Beating of youth leads to charges

Beating of youth leads to charges

DOBSON — A local teen has been charged with a felony for allegedly assaulting and seriously injuring another youth at a recent party where autho...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Mark chapter 5: Action and results

Mark chapter 5: Action and results

In last week’s column, we examined how Jairus and the woman with the issue of blood had pursued the Lord with purpose to get help in their dire ...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Old-time retreat debuts for convention

Old-time retreat debuts for convention

There are people who go the extra mile for something they love, but John Sky Starkey has traveled more than 4,000 miles to experience old-time music i...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Wife of Jamie Goad charged with assault

The wife of a candidate who ran for sheriff has been served a criminal summons charging her with assault and battery.The Mount Airy Police Department ...

May 31st, 2018 updated: May 31st, 2018. |  


‘Lunch with Leaders’ kicks off

‘Lunch with Leaders’ kicks off

“If you build it, they will come” was the approach the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce took in reinstating their popular “Lun...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A Mount Airy man wanted for multiple charges, including fleeing to elude arrest, was jailed Wednesday under a $21,000 secured bond, according ...

May 31st, 2018 updated: May 31st, 2018. |  


Beauty and the Beast Jr. takes to the stage

Beauty and the Beast Jr. takes to the stage

Surry Arts Council’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.” will be on stage both Saturday and Sunday, beginning at...

May 31st, 2018 |  


City schools name award winners

City schools name award winners

Jones Intermediate School principal Sherry Cox was recently named as the Mount Airy City School’s Principal of the Year.The school system announ...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• An Elkin woman was arrested Sunday night for allegedly stealing items valued at more than $350 from two stores in Mayberry Mall, according to ...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Counterfeiting cases surface locally

Counterfeiting cases surface locally

Incidents involving counterfeit currency have increased recently in Mount Airy, including the arrests of two people in the past week.And one of the re...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Fiddlers convention strikes international chord

Fiddlers convention strikes international chord

Travel is a common theme in old-time and bluegrass songs — somebody’s always going down a lonely road, riding a train or headed to the mou...

May 30th, 2018 |  


The Main Event band taking the stage Friday

The Main Event band taking the stage Friday

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series continues this week with a Friday evening concert.The Main Event Band will be at the Blackmon Amphit...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Students get hands-on visit to hospital

Students get hands-on visit to hospital

Dan Combs, RN, BSN, CERN, EMT-P and the Northern Hospital of Surry County staff provided some hands-on experience for Mount Airy High School Health Sc...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Chamber relaunching Lunch with Leaders

Chamber relaunching Lunch with Leaders

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is reviving a program aimed at allowing local residents to hear first-hand the challenges and successes of ...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain Police reports

Pilot Mountain Police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A citation was issued to Marisa Jane Benton, King, on...

May 29th, 2018 updated: May 30th, 2018. |  


North Surry alum give advice to students

North Surry alum give advice to students

Students at North Surry High School recently had the opportunity to listen to former Greyhounds discuss their academic and career paths after high sch...

May 29th, 2018 |  


The Embers in concert Thursday

The Embers in concert Thursday

The 2018 Surry Arts Council Summer Concert Series brings another musical act to the stage on Thursday evening.The Embers featuring Craig Woolard will ...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Duke Energy installing ‘smart meters’

Duke Energy installing ‘smart meters’

Society as a whole might not be getting smarter, but at least that is occurring with new electrical devices now finding their way to locations in Surr...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Teen’s assault linked to underage drinking party

Teen’s assault linked to underage drinking party

DOBSON — A May 20 assault that resulted in a local teen being hospitalized in intensive care has been linked to an after-prom party where author...

May 28th, 2018 |