Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

By now, hopefully everyone has gotten the obligatory first tomato sandwich of the season behind them. And it goes without saying, that tomato sandwich...

July 26th, 2017 updated: July 26th, 2017. |  


City buying land on Market Street

City buying land on Market Street

When Mount Airy officials voted last week to spend nearly $300,000 to upgrade a downtown street, that wasn’t the end of the story.They also late...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Murder charge filed in fire probe

Murder charge filed in fire probe

DOBSON — A warrant for a first-degree murder charge has been issued in an investigation stemming from the death of a Mount Airy man whose body w...

July 25th, 2017 updated: July 25th, 2017. |  


Fire sparks homicide probe

Fire sparks homicide probe

A case in which a man’s body was found Monday in a burned house at 109 Starr Memory Trail just outside the Mount Airy city limits has triggered ...

July 24th, 2017 updated: July 24th, 2017. |  


Extension volunteers honored

Extension volunteers honored

DOBSON — Surry County Extension gathered recently together and celebrated Extension volunteers and how they are making what organizers call R...

July 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry County deputies catch suspect Clodfelter after four months

Surry County deputies catch suspect Clodfelter after four months

DOBSON — After months of searching, authorities have finally caught a suspect who allegedly led chases in both Lowgap and Mount Airy.Melvin Shan...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Habitat dedicates its 46th home

Habitat dedicates its 46th home

Jennifer Mendez, flanked by her sons Derek and Melvin, cut the ribbon Saturday on the 46th local Habitat home.The house at 723 Creed St. (between the ...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Project Lazarus coordinator terminated

Project Lazarus coordinator terminated

DOBSON — A Surry County government official says efforts to combat prescription drug abuse will continue despite the departure of the woman who ...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Cast of characters set for city election

Cast of characters set for city election

DOBSON — The final day of a candidates’ filing period often produces a surprise or two, and that is the case for the 2017 municipal electi...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Kids still learning in summer

Kids still learning in summer

DOBSON — At county elementary and middle schools, 178 students took part in summer learning camps in June, and more are enrolled this month as w...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Contract OK’d for Market Street work

Contract OK’d for Market Street work

After months of discussion and sometimes-heated debate, Mount Airy officials have approved spending nearly $300,000 for a major upgrade of Market Stre...

July 20th, 2017 |  


‘Year of death’ so far in Surry

‘Year of death’ so far in Surry

Facing death is a way of life for local emergency crews, but they’ve seen more than their share during 2017 in certain categories — and th...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Cops catch other drug suspect

Cops catch other drug suspect

DOBSON — Hours after her profile ran in The News’ Most Wanted feature, Santana Yvonne Hiatt was arrested Sunday night.Last week, local pol...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Yokeley files for re-election

Yokeley files for re-election

The third and last of the incumbents whose seats are at stake in the 2017 municipal election in Mount Airy has filed to run for another term.Commissio...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Wanted: Pilot Mountain memories

Wanted: Pilot Mountain memories

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Anyone with a favorite memory of Pilot Mountain or who would like to share his or her thoughts on what makes it such a special ...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Local teens make 4-H trip to D.C.

Local teens make 4-H trip to D.C.

On June 12, Rebecca Cahall, Sydney Tucker and Laken Williams travelled to Washington, D.C., on a 4-H trip and met 21 other youth from surrounding coun...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Mayor Rowe to run again

Mayor Rowe to run again

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe had indicated that his re-election decision might not be made until right before the candidates’ filing deadline thi...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Man rams cop cars during chase

Man rams cop cars during chase

A Mount Airy man who was pursued by law enforcement personnel in two states and Tasered after ramming officers’ cars with an SUV is being held i...

July 18th, 2017 |  


The past and present of American music

The past and present of American music

GALAX, Va. — Blue Grass, Country, Blues and Jazz.All are uniquely American forms of music, that tell the story not only of the musical developme...

July 17th, 2017 updated: July 19th, 2017. |  


VIDEO: Local Boy Scouts receive Order of the Arrow

VIDEO: Local Boy Scouts receive Order of the Arrow

Boy Scouts Robert Myers and Daniel Durham of Troop 651 were selected along with others for the Order of the Arrow during an evening at Camp Raven Knob...

July 16th, 2017 |  


Vets honored at city cruise-in

Vets honored at city cruise-in

Above the muffled roar of high-performance engines proceeding down North Main Street during a cruise-in Saturday in Mount Airy, another sound was hear...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Museum features fun with fossils

Museum features fun with fossils

In these modern times of high-tech toys, are kids just as interested in something millions of years old?Just ask Railynn Creed, 6, of Ararat, who was ...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Mark Rogers inducted into Hall of Fame

Mark Rogers inducted into Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mark Rogers, of Rogers Realty and Auction in Mount Airy, has been inducted into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fa...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Cawley files for re-election

Cawley files for re-election

Jon Cawley has followed through on an earlier disclosure regarding his campaign plans, officially tossing his hat into the ring to retain the seat on ...

July 15th, 2017 |  


College receives extra viticulture funds

College receives extra viticulture funds

DOBSON — The state is providing an extra $250,000 to Surry Community College for the college’s viticulture and enology program.Dr. David S...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Dobson drug raid nets two suspects

Dobson drug raid nets two suspects

DOBSON — Two people were arrested in a drug raid here on Friday.Sheriff Jimmy Combs said it was a joint investigation involving the Surry County...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Emergency appeal issued for blood

Emergency appeal issued for blood

A critical shortage in supplies has led to an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors, which officials hope a series of upcoming drives ...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Campers don medical coats

Campers don medical coats

Three days each summer, students interested in the medical field have a chance to get up-close and personal with medical professionals and patients, a...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Carroll plans to enhance EMS in Cana

Carroll plans to enhance EMS in Cana

Carroll County has announced plans to reorganize its deployment of county emergency services equipment and personnel to improve levels of service and ...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Historic Camp E-Mun-Talee site sold

Historic Camp E-Mun-Talee site sold

LOWGAP — The ownership of a picturesque and historic spot in mountainous Surry County best known for helping troubled youths get on the right pa...

July 13th, 2017 updated: July 14th, 2017. |  


Flat Rock house raided for drugs

Flat Rock house raided for drugs

Mount Airy and Surry County officers raided a Flat Rock home Tuesday and found meth operations.One suspect is in custody and another is wanted on mult...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Pine Street section to be closed

Pine Street section to be closed

A busy section of Pine Street in Mount Airy will be closed temporarily beginning next week due to road construction near Reeves Community Center, whic...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Horne Creek displays ‘Then and Now’

Horne Creek displays ‘Then and Now’

PINNACLE — Thomas and Charlotte Hauser and their 12 children lived a very different life on their farm in Pinnacle in 1900 than farmers live tod...

July 11th, 2017 |  


State fire marshal rides into town

State fire marshal rides into town

A new sheriff didn’t ride into Mount Airy Monday — instead it was the man now occupying the dual role of state insurance commissioner/fire...

July 10th, 2017 |  


New comedy to premiere in Mount Airy

New comedy to premiere in Mount Airy

What would you do if you won an entire town in a card game?That’s the situation facing retired Air Force Colonel John Hicks in the NoneSuch Play...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Comic-Con grows in fourth year

Comic-Con grows in fourth year

In its fourth year, Saturday’s Comic-Con event on Main Street was bigger than ever.Rose Ayers, who runs Memories on Main, an antiques and collec...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Harris files for council seat

Harris files for council seat

The candidates’ filing period for the 2017 municipal election in Mount Airy began Friday with a city office-holder from the past tossing his hat...

July 8th, 2017 |  


‘Painting the Town’ TV crew visits city

‘Painting the Town’ TV crew visits city

A television crew that “painted the town” this week in Mount Airy didn’t leave any spills or splatters behind, but took away fond me...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Juvenile suspect cited in Walmart fire; partial opening announced

Juvenile suspect cited in Walmart fire; partial opening announced

Petitions for charges against a juvenile have been issued in Tuesday’s fire at Walmart in Elkin, and corporate officials have announced a partia...

July 7th, 2017 |  


City to host 4th Comic-Con

City to host 4th Comic-Con

Superheroes, caped crusaders and other costumed characters will invade downtown Mount Airy Saturday, but no one should be alarmed, even by supervillai...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Carroll County deputy injured in wreck

FANCY GAP, Va. — A Carroll County, Virginia, deputy received “serious, but non-life threatening, injuries” in a car crash here late ...

July 6th, 2017 updated: July 6th, 2017. |  


Old exhibit gets a new look

Old exhibit gets a new look

An old exhibit got a new look, and it’s now open to the public.On Tuesday, people across America were celebrating the nation’s birthday, b...

July 6th, 2017 |  


Rotarians treat city to fireworks

Rotarians treat city to fireworks

What is the Fourth of July without fireworks?According to Steve Norman, of the Surry Sunrise Rotary Club, that’s what Rotarians from his club an...

July 4th, 2017 updated: July 4th, 2017. |  


Folks flock downtown for 4th

Folks flock downtown for 4th

Downtown Mount Airy was bustling with activity Tuesday, as residents and visitors bounced from one event to another.Just as a statesman might have don...

July 4th, 2017 |  


City native serves at Pearl Harbor

City native serves at Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR – A Mount Airy native is serving as an anti-terrorism officer aboard the USS O’Kane in the Pacific.Lt. J.G.. Nolan Beasley, a...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Revamped Andy Griffith Museum reopens

Revamped Andy Griffith Museum reopens

If it happened in Mayberry, a recent ambitious upgrade of the Andy Griffith Museum would surely bring a response of “Big, REALLY BIG!” fro...

July 4th, 2017 |  


73-year-old charged in Zephyr shooting

73-year-old charged in Zephyr shooting

ELKIN — An elderly man is in custody after allegedly shooting a woman in the chest on Saturday.According to a press release from the Surry Count...

July 3rd, 2017 updated: July 3rd, 2017. |  


Singer Melva Houston battling cancer

Singer Melva Houston battling cancer

An internationally known singer who lives in Mount Airy, where she has played a role in battling hunger over the years, now finds herself in a differe...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Many events on tap for Fourth

Many events on tap for Fourth

A list of events a day long is on the docket for Independence Day in Mount Airy.In 1776 literacy in the American colonies was not universal. Thus, on ...

July 1st, 2017 |  


Andy Mayberry first to see ‘new’ museum

Andy Mayberry first to see ‘new’ museum

Here’s one from the “you can’t make up stuff like this” department:The Andy Griffith Museum reopened Thursday after being clos...

June 30th, 2017 |