Police offering class to protect churches

Police offering class to protect churches

Churches were long considered as safe havens immune from the turmoil of the surrounding world, but that has changed in recent years with deadly violen...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Spencer’s project at ‘urgent’ stage

Spencer’s project at ‘urgent’ stage

The clock is ticking on a project to redevelop the former Spencer’s industrial property in downtown Mount Airy, to the point that even a two-wee...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Army tank vandalized at park

Army tank vandalized at park

For more years than anyone can remember, an old Army tank has been on display at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy — a study in basic gray an...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Ushering in the holiday season

Ushering in the holiday season

Local towns and communities have all been ushering in the holiday season lately with various celebrations, and the town of Pilot Mountain is no except...

December 10th, 2017 |  


Run nets hundreds of toys from snowy run

Run nets hundreds of toys from snowy run

Some ran in tutus, some ran in tartan plaid, some ran in Santa hats and some ran in their jammie pants. But this year they all ran in the snow.The nin...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Cause of fatal fire revealed

The cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a Mount Airy woman last Saturday has been ruled accidental, according to a local official.Nora B. P...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Snow surprise leads to heavy accidents

Snow surprise leads to heavy accidents

An unexpected snowstorm has left as much as 3 inches of snow across Surry County and 5-7 inches in the Galax/Hillsville areas of Virginia.John Shelton...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Rosy Cheeks run to target toys

Rosy Cheeks run to target toys

What happens when a 5K run merges with a Christmas variety show boasting a who’s who of characters? Mount Airy’s annual Rosy Cheeks event,...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Mayor hospitalized with pneumonia

Mayor hospitalized with pneumonia

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe has been hospitalized, according an announcement made at the start of a city Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday night...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Mayberry Mall may close by Feb. 1

Mayberry Mall may close by Feb. 1

A line in the sand has been drawn regarding the future of Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy — which could be closing by Feb. 1, or sooner, unless some...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Meth, crack busts occur in city

Meth, crack busts occur in city

Felony drug charges have been filed against four people involving seizures of methamphetamine and crack-cocaine at two separate locations in Mount Air...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Cana man arrested as fugitive

Cana man arrested as fugitive

A Pittsylvania County, Virginia, fugitive has been arrested in Carroll County, Virginia, and charged with multiple drugs and weapons charges.The arres...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Parade puts Dobson in holiday spirit

Parade puts Dobson in holiday spirit

DOBSON — Fueled by pleasant early December weather and a holiday spirit that had enthusiastic crowds lining Main Street, the Dobson Christmas Pa...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


New building aids squad response time

New building aids squad response time

Every second counts in a life-threatening emergency and a gift from a local company to the Mount Airy Rescue Squad will cut response times, especially...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Woman dies in Maple Drive fire

Woman dies in Maple Drive fire

A 77-year-old woman died in a Mount Airy house fire Saturday afternoon, despite frantic efforts by her son to rescue his mother from the burning struc...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


City backs naming school for fire victim

City backs naming school for fire victim

Mount Airy officials have lent their support to a movement aimed at honoring a local teacher who died as a result of a school blaze more than 60 years...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Jones Intermediate students serve year-round

Jones Intermediate students serve year-round

Jones Intermediate School students have in recent years focused on community service throughout the community.For the past two years, Jones students a...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Holiday House Tour kicks off today

Holiday House Tour kicks off today

As Kathy Pruett strung evergreen garland and hung bows on the locust wood gazebo in front of the Alfred Moore House on Thursday, it was clear to passe...

December 1st, 2017 |  


‘Real Mayberry’ returns to small screen

‘Real Mayberry’ returns to small screen

After premiering at The Earle Theater in December 2016, with additional big-screen showings in Elkin-Jonesville, Winston-Salem and Chapel Hill, “...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Local man joins engineering hall of fame

Local man joins engineering hall of fame

Many people know Paul Madren of Mount Airy as a master craftsman beekeeper (one of only 12 in the state), but in a “previous life” he help...

December 1st, 2017 |  


City tree hailed as ‘beacon’ for all

City tree hailed as ‘beacon’ for all

The gift of light was a central theme as hundreds of people gathered in Mount Airy Thursday night for the 22nd-annual program to help kick off the Chr...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Christmas drives in full swing

Christmas drives in full swing

Organizations, businesses and individuals around the county are making appeals for cash and toys to aid people in need, both locally and further afiel...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Unusual spaces on Holiday House Tour

Unusual spaces on Holiday House Tour

Mount Airy Restoration Foundation will be presenting the 31st edition of its Christmas Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3. Thr...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Dobson plans tree lighting, parade

Dobson plans tree lighting, parade

DOBSON — As the county seat, the town of Dobson is centrally located in Surry and this week it also will be Christmas Central with two major hol...

November 28th, 2017 |  


City Hall tree lighting is Thursday

City Hall tree lighting is Thursday

A popular holiday tradition will be continued in Mount Airy Thursday night when the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree is staged for...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Disc golf takes flight at city school

Disc golf takes flight at city school

With most of Mount Airy High School’s sports focus now on its football squad’s state playoff run, there’s still room for a new game ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


House Tour celebrates fresh starts

House Tour celebrates fresh starts

Mount Airy Restoration Foundation presents the 31st edition of its Christmas Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3. Three homes o...

November 25th, 2017 |  


‘Small Business’ celebrates its own day in Mount Airy

‘Small Business’ celebrates its own day in Mount Airy

The Christmas shopping season was in full swing downtown this weekend with Small Business Saturday.Last year, 112 million customers reported shopping ...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Christmas parade, something for everyone

Christmas parade, something for everyone

Even without 76 trombones leading the big parade, the Mount Airy Christmas Parade was a very big event indeed.Clocking in at 2 hours, 10 minutes, the ...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Wanted: Citizens Police Academy applicants

Wanted: Citizens Police Academy applicants

The Mount Airy Police Department is on the hunt for about 30 people — not to arrest, but as students for its upcoming Citizens Police Academy.Ap...

November 24th, 2017 |  


City schools accepting bids for Pike building

City schools accepting bids for Pike building

Mount Airy City Schools is now accepting bids for the renovation of the former Pike Electric building on Riverside Drive.The county government owns th...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Sheriff’s office gets ballistic helmets

Sheriff’s office gets ballistic helmets

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office will soon be ordering new tactical helmets for its version of a SWAT team thanks mostly to dona...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


First Baptist feeds 300 in 21st meal

First Baptist feeds 300 in 21st meal

Thanks to “The Turkey Lady” and “Fonzie” more than 300 people got a hot Thanksgiving lunch and entertainment at First Baptist ...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Author visits Surry County students

Author visits Surry County students

Surry County School officials wanted to bring a North Carolina author to their students.They managed to do just that.Joyce Hostetter, a Newton-based a...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Man urges Flat Rock school name change

Man urges Flat Rock school name change

B.H. Tharrington Primary School. J.J. Jones Intermediate School. Cora Beasley Elementary?A group of local residents would like to see a county grade s...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Rezoning issue delayed at dentist’s urging

Rezoning issue delayed at dentist’s urging

The atmosphere wasn’t exactly great for a public hearing on a rezoning request during the most recent meeting of the Mount Airy Board of Commiss...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


31st Christmas House Tour approaches

31st Christmas House Tour approaches

Mount Airy’s Christmas Holiday House Tour gets underway Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, when Mount Airy Restoration Foundation presents th...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


City holiday parade to roll Saturday

City holiday parade to roll Saturday

One sure-fire way of knowing the holiday season is here is the coming of the Mount Airy Christmas Parade, which will make its annual trip through town...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Board balks, but then pays lawyer

Board balks, but then pays lawyer

After initially balking at the idea of paying additional money to a Charlotte attorney than he originally estimated to provide legal services for the ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Parade of Trees marches across street

Parade of Trees marches across street

Parade of Trees 2017, the holiday fundraiser for Surry SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is moving across the street from its longtime location at Old North...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Pilot parade plans proceeding

Pilot parade plans proceeding

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Plans have been announced for the annual Pilot Mountain Christmas Parade, which will be held on Dec. 2.“This is the 47th ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Thanksgiving meal to connect community

Thanksgiving meal to connect community

A holiday tradition in Mount Airy will be continued Thursday when a free community Thanksgiving meal is served at the First Baptist Church fellowship ...

November 19th, 2017 |  


591 run in half-marathon events

591 run in half-marathon events

People might go over the river and through the woods later this week for Thanksgiving, but on Saturday 591 runners trekked through Mount Airy for the ...

November 18th, 2017 |  


Board tables massive rezoning plan

Board tables massive rezoning plan

With a roomful of people watching, the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has tabled a plan to alter the zoning of 942 different parcels of property in...

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


Pair cited for saving fire victim

Pair cited for saving fire victim

When a Mount Airy Fire Department member and a city police officer showed up at a home on West Lebanon Street in early September, the men thought they...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Local woman appears on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Local woman appears on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

All in all, it has been a good month when it comes to people from Surry County appearing as contestants on nationally televised game shows.In a Nov. 6...

November 16th, 2017 |  


I-74 accident results in fatality

I-74 accident results in fatality

A Mecklenburg County man died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 74 eastbound in the Red Brush area.Reported killed in the acci...

November 16th, 2017 updated: November 16th, 2017. |  


Legal costs balloon for Spencer’s project

Legal costs balloon for Spencer’s project

When Mount Airy officials contracted with a Charlotte attorney in April 2016 to help them facilitate the redevelopment of former industrial property d...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Cops and Kids campaign launched

Cops and Kids campaign launched

It’s every kid’s fantasy: going into a department store and being able to select toys and other merchandise for free.But that dream will b...

November 14th, 2017 |  


First Vintage Market a big hit

First Vintage Market a big hit

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The chill of fall only enhanced Saturday’s downtown Pilot Mountain street festival as the local business A Vintage View p...

November 14th, 2017 updated: November 14th, 2017. |