Summer Break?

Summer Break?

Some area teenagers were busy this summer, helping out with area residents while getting a chance to gain experience in the medical field.Rising high ...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Hot Nights overcomes rain

Hot Nights overcomes rain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With the slightest hint of fall already in the air, Saturday’s “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” summer cruise-in ser...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Local authors get a voice

Local authors get a voice

CANA, VA — Think of the first “Authors’ Melting Pot” held at Chef T’s restaurant in Cana on recently as that clover blos...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Surry County fair starts Thursday

Surry County fair starts Thursday

The chilly air that has been noticeable in recent days can mean only two things: fall is near and so is the Surry County Agricultural Fair.Although au...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Upcoming event is for the birds

Upcoming event is for the birds

At first glance, pigeons have no apparent relationship to providing food for students — yet those small winged creatures will play a giant role ...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• Two unknown suspects stole an unattended purse last Wednesday night at Walmart which contained an undisclosed sum of money and a BB&T Visa...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Sisters spend summer living in the past

Sisters spend summer living in the past

While many children would not consider raising well water with a bucket, making dyes or corncob darts fun, Avery Pace, age 10, and her sister, Anne-Ca...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Local groups plan Harvey relief

Local groups plan Harvey relief

Local groups are gathering supplies to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.In 2016, eastern North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Ma...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


Mall repair plan still up in air

Mall repair plan still up in air

Nearly two weeks after Surry County officials confronted the owner of Mayberry Mall during a conference call regarding mandated repairs to the deterio...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


Teachers told: Treat everyone special

Teachers told: Treat everyone special

Educators — along with school administrators and local business officials — received some advice recently on how to deal with people in th...

September 2nd, 2017 |  


SCC holds children’s music camp

SCC holds children’s music camp

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently held its second-annual Surry Old-Time and Traditional Music Camp for children ages 8 through 14.Led by...

September 2nd, 2017 |  


Carolina Kudzu Crazy turns invasive plant into tasty treats, more

Carolina Kudzu Crazy turns invasive plant into tasty treats, more

THURMOND — The choking vine that turns pockets of untended land into shapeless monsters of leafy greens is more than just a useless hostile inva...

September 1st, 2017 updated: September 1st, 2017. |  


Earle showing movie with local ties

Earle showing movie with local ties

While the Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy often features movies not appearing elsewhere, it’s now screening a film fitting that bill which ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


J.J. Jones grads gathering

J.J. Jones grads gathering

A group of “Indians” is gathering this weekend in northern Mount Airy — not to go on the warpath, but maintain the tradition of a fo...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Arson suspect has day in court

Arson suspect has day in court

A man linked to arson-related activity in Mount Airy in the spring of 2016 has received a prison sentence of nearly five years.Michael Chad Shaw, 45, ...

August 31st, 2017 |  


‘Dangerous Woman’ opens at Cherry Orchard

‘Dangerous Woman’ opens at Cherry Orchard

ARARAT, Va. — Life adds its resemblance to art in the upcoming Cherry Orchard Theatre production “A Dangerous Woman,” featuring loca...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Expected storms shift football dates

Expected storms shift football dates

Because of the threat of heavy rain on Friday, local schools have moved their dates for football games.The Weather Channel website said Wednesday even...

August 30th, 2017 updated: August 30th, 2017. |  


More charges filed in murder case

More charges filed in murder case

DOBSON — More charges have been filed in a July murder case against two people previously implicated in the death of Nathan Cory Atkins of Mount...

August 30th, 2017 |  


USDA gives school free-lunch guidelines

USDA gives school free-lunch guidelines

With schools now back in full swing, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction wants to make sure children don’t go hungry during classes.On Tue...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Museum hosts members ice cream social

Museum hosts members ice cream social

With ice cream to the left of them, hot dogs to the right of them, museum members seemed happy to be stuck in the middle on Thursday night at the Moun...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Iconic milk carton restored

Iconic milk carton restored

For more than 40 years, a silent sentinel extolling a life-sustaining substance – milk – turned continuously along U.S. 52 in Mount Airy, ...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Car hits city school bus head on

Car hits city school bus head on

A pickup driver was arrested after allegedly crashing into a school bus on Riverside Drive on the north side of the city.On just the second day of the...

August 29th, 2017 updated: August 29th, 2017. |  


Teen, youth drama workshops to begin

Teen, youth drama workshops to begin

The Surry Arts Council’s Teen Drama Workshop was such a success the program is expanding, the council has announced.The council held its first w...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Byrd’s first book published after 25 years

Byrd’s first book published after 25 years

Twenty-five years ago, while working at the Elkin Tribune, Sarah Martin Byrd wrote a book.Now, after writing and publishing a handful of the works, th...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Sculpture project taking shape

Sculpture project taking shape

In a workshop somewhere in Reidsville, an operation of great importance to folks about 70 miles away in Mount Airy is under way: bringing historical f...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Young offenders get second chance

Young offenders get second chance

Who wouldn’t want a chance to correct a mistake that seriously impacted one’s life, to go back and erase some act of bad judgment as if it...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Memorial ride ends on high note

Memorial ride ends on high note

If all good things must come to an end, as the saying goes, it can be comforting when that ending arrives on a wave of success — as the Philip M...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Dobson passes alcohol ordinance

Dobson passes alcohol ordinance

DOBSON — Three days after Pilot Mountain passed an ordinance supporting the “brunch bill” the town of Dobson followed suit.In June, ...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Leapfrogging to new year

Leapfrogging to new year

Mount Airy City School students will be returning to classes on Monday after their summer break — but their teachers are already in the classroo...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Senior pass to National Parks increase Monday

Senior pass to National Parks increase Monday

Senior citizens are about to see their cost for visiting national parks jump eight-fold.That’s because the lifetime pass charge will jump from $...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Surry sheriff targets gang activity

Surry sheriff targets gang activity

DOBSON — Gang activity is a growing concern around the country, including in Surry, where law enforcement officials are mobilizing to prevent in...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Greenway work gets green light

Greenway work gets green light

After delays related to funding challenges, facility additions to Mount Airy’s greenway system are ready to get rolling.The city Board of Commis...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Mall owner pledges repairs to avoid closure

Mall owner pledges repairs to avoid closure

DOBSON — With a roomful of people listening, including local government officials and Mayberry Mall tenants who related horror stories of condit...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


93.76% eclipse well-received locally

93.76% eclipse well-received locally

With cereal boxes and shoe boxes aimed skyward, children and science enthusiasts of all ages peered into the heavens Monday for a rare glimpse of the ...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Restoring history

Restoring history

The incident spurred headlines across the nation more than a century ago, and today it’s the subject of history lectures, significant research, ...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Cruise-in floods downtown

Cruise-in floods downtown

At Saturday’s cruise-in, the visitors were savages. Or at least a couple of them were.From Savage, Minnesota, that is.The suburb south of Minnea...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Builder earns national recognition

Builder earns national recognition

A local builder has received national recognition for building energy efficient homes in accordance with guidelines from the US Department of Energy&#...

August 20th, 2017 |  


SCC hosts wine judging

SCC hosts wine judging

DOBSON — The hustle and bustle of a busy school day is replaced with the clink of glass and murmured opinions this weekend at Surry Community Co...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Rezoning request rejected for business

Rezoning request rejected for business

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to deny a rezoning request aimed at allowing an existing local company to establish a new ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Truck strikes, kills pedestrian, flees the scene

Truck strikes, kills pedestrian, flees the scene

Authorities are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer that struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 77 early Friday morning and then fled ...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 19th, 2017. |  


Local tourism spending climbs

Local tourism spending climbs

It was already evident from daily throngs of visitors to downtown Mount Airy and other local attractions, but the numbers are now in to confirm that t...

August 18th, 2017 |  


SCC HostingN.C. State FairWine Judging

SCC HostingN.C. State FairWine Judging

Surry Community College is becoming known for its viticulture and enology work, and for the wine the program produces.Now, the college will be where o...

August 18th, 2017 |  


City eyes stoplight plan cautiously

City eyes stoplight plan cautiously

Mount Airy officials gave a lukewarm response Thursday night to a plan that could mean the removal of traffic lights at three downtown intersections.T...

August 17th, 2017 |  


City may deliver water to Cana

City may deliver water to Cana

Water sales that have led to a spirit of interstate cooperation between Mount Airy and Carroll County, Virginia, could be greatly expanded under a pla...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Stretching the harvest

Stretching the harvest

“Everything she fixes is ten times better than anything else,” says Joe Cochran of the food prepared by his wife Melissa Cochran.“Yo...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Cruise-in gearing up to collect food

Cruise-in gearing up to collect food

Cruise-ins held monthly in downtown Mount Airy not only provide the chance to see fine examples of automotive technology up close and participate in a...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Car seat checkup planned Friday

Car seat checkup planned Friday

A grant awarded to the Safe Kids Surry County coalition is aimed at making sure local parents have proper child-restraint seats in vehicles, which wil...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock

In many ways, farming was the bedrock on which Surry County and the surrounding communities were built, serving as the foundation before textiles or o...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Surry Community College donates Dobson Fire Department’s 1958 fire truck to Tractor Brown’s Museum and Event Center in Yadkinville

Surry Community College donates Dobson Fire Department’s 1958 fire truck to Tractor Brown’s Museum and Event Center in Yadkinville

YADKINVILLE — After a year’s worth of repair and refurbishment by automotive students at Surry Community College, Dobson Fire Department&#...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Advice on viewing eclipse excites Elkinites

Advice on viewing eclipse excites Elkinites

A once-in-a-generation event is just a few days away — the total solar eclipse that will stretch from one end of the continental United States t...

August 14th, 2017 |