Land sought to aid public works

Land sought to aid public works

Mount Airy officials are considering a property purchase near the city Public Works Department on East Pine Street to alleviate safety and vehicle-rel...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Relay for Life honors cancer survivors

Relay for Life honors cancer survivors

Relay for Life Surry County is hosting a Survivor’s Dinner for cancer survivors and their caregivers.“It’s a celebration of survivor...

July 18th, 2018 |  


‘Back to the Future’ with radio camp

‘Back to the Future’ with radio camp

Despite not being big radio listeners, middle and high school students attended a Radio Waves Summer Camp at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History dur...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain State Park commemorating 50th anniversary

Pilot Mountain State Park commemorating 50th anniversary

Pilot Mountain State Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Tuesday will a full day of activities for the entire family.The festivities will begi...

July 17th, 2018 |  


‘Little Ricky’/‘Johnny Paul’ headed to Mayberry Days

‘Little Ricky’/‘Johnny Paul’ headed to Mayberry Days

A man with ties to two of the most well-known programs in television history will be in Mount Airy later this year for the annual Mayberry Days celebr...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Schools outline 3 construction projects

Schools outline 3 construction projects

DOBSON — Plans for work at three grade schools are coming closer to being finalized, as an update before the county board revealed Monday night....

July 17th, 2018 |  


Cherry Orchard Theatre marks 20th season

Cherry Orchard Theatre marks 20th season

ARARAT, Va. — The Cherry Orchard Theatre in Ararat, Virginia, will begin it’s month-long 20th season on Aug. 3 on an outdoor stage in the ...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Citizens pack room for county meet

Citizens pack room for county meet

DOBSON — Dozens of people turned out for Monday’s meeting of the Surry County Board of Commissioners because of two unrelated issues.The c...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Students stay busy with STEM Camps

Students stay busy with STEM Camps

Surry County Schools’ teachers and students were busy in June participating in a variety of summer camps and enrichment opportunities.Four summe...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Order of the Arrow hosts call-out ceremony

Order of the Arrow hosts call-out ceremony

Camp Raven Knob was the site of a recent call-out ceremony for the The Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council’s Wahissa Lodge 118 Order of th...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Siamese Twins author to attend reunion

Siamese Twins author to attend reunion

The world’s attention recently was focused on the daring cave rescue of a youth soccer team and coach in Thailand, and Mount Airy will be in the...

July 15th, 2018 |  


Vets to be honored at ‘patriotic’ cruise-in

Vets to be honored at ‘patriotic’ cruise-in

Downtown Mount Airy’s next cruise-in this coming Saturday not only will celebrate automotive history in its usual big way, but veterans in atten...

July 15th, 2018 |  


A way of life

A way of life

Our History is a regular column submitted by Kate Rauhauser-Smith, Director of Education and Programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, ex...

July 15th, 2018 |  


Monument to war dead toppled

Monument to war dead toppled

One hundred years ago this month, American soldiers were in the thick of the fighting at the Second Battle of the Marne and the Battle of Chateau-Thie...

July 14th, 2018 |  


‘Urgent call’ for blood issued

‘Urgent call’ for blood issued

Fireworks, hot dogs and parades were plentiful during the recent Independence Day period, but the same can’t be said for blood donations —...

July 14th, 2018 |  


Pursuit captures wanted sex offender

Pursuit captures wanted sex offender

DOBSON — An elusive sex offender is finally in custody after a chase Thursday afternoon.Joseph Odell Spencer, 44, has been in hiding since winte...

July 13th, 2018 updated: July 13th, 2018. |  


JCPenney: The end of an era

JCPenney: The end of an era

Workmen stripped Mayberry Mall of the last vestiges of JCPenney on Friday afternoon when they began taking down the retailer’s sign from the sid...

July 13th, 2018 updated: July 16th, 2018. |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Mount Airy museum pieces help tell local history’s story

Mount Airy museum pieces help tell local history’s story

Our History is a regular column by Kate Rauhauser-Smith, director of education and programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, examining th...

July 8th, 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 |  


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 |  


‘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. |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 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 |  


Yadkin County sheriff to be featured in art print

Yadkin County sheriff to be featured in art print

Former Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson — who know works in Raleigh on the post-release supervision and parole commission — is among s...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Mount Airy fire department: Keeping city safe for decades

Mount Airy fire department: Keeping city safe for decades

Our History is a regular column by Kate Rauhauser-Smith, Director of Education and Programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, examining th...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Local episode of ‘American Chopper’ airs

Local episode of ‘American Chopper’ airs

Following the Monday airing of an “American Chopper” episode filmed locally in June, photos are available of the trike designed for Caroli...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


County, tax elections offices on the move

County, tax elections offices on the move

DOBSON — A summertime shuffle is under way in Dobson, where Surry County governmental departments are moving to new locations as part of an over...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


Foundation raises $70K at golf event

Foundation raises $70K at golf event

The 22nd Annual Woltz-Harold Surry Community College Foundation Golf Tournament successfully moved from the monsoon season of mid-May to a sun-filled,...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


City plans fun Fourth with parade, fireworks

City plans fun Fourth with parade, fireworks

A full-fledged Fourth of July menu typically includes such ingredients as fun, fireworks, patriotism and a dash of pageantry, which will all be served...

July 1st, 2018 |  


Erosion threatens local home

Erosion threatens local home

At first glance, the home of Dan Strauss on Inman Circle in Mount Airy looks like a normal house, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood bordered by wood...

June 30th, 2018 |  


Dobson ministry raises funds to rescue child slaves

Dobson ministry raises funds to rescue child slaves

DOBSON — Slavery may have been abolished in the United States after the Civil War ended, but that isn’t the case in all places in the worl...

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


JCPenney last days, mall still not sold

JCPenney last days, mall still not sold

At closing time on July 9, JCPenney will become yet one more shuttered storefront in the beleaguered Mayberry Mall, the same date a judge is expected ...

June 29th, 2018 |  


Second House run by Poindexter hits snag

Second House run by Poindexter hits snag

A Surry County man’s bid for a second try at a state legislative seat in the same year — this time as a candidate for another party —...

June 28th, 2018 |  


Surprises abound in ‘Deathtrap’

Surprises abound in ‘Deathtrap’

Folks can catch a good play while helping a good cause as the Surry County Senior Center presents a three-day run of a play as a fundraiser.NoneSuch P...

June 28th, 2018 |  


Elks supply scout shelter at Raven Knob

Elks supply scout shelter at Raven Knob

A needed facility has been provided at Camp Raven Knob Boy Scout Reservation, thanks to Mount Airy Elks Lodge members.It involves the construction of ...

June 27th, 2018 |