Peanut butter, jelly donations sought

Peanut butter, jelly donations sought

Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is part of the fun of being a kid (and an adult, too), but some youngsters are denied that simple treat due ...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Surry DSS announces local fraud hotline

Surry DSS announces local fraud hotline

DOBSON — The Surry County Department of Social Services has announced a new local hotline that will allow people to anonymously report instances...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Two charged with murder in October shooting

Two charged with murder in October shooting

WILKESBORO — Two men (including a Dobson resident) have been charged with murder in an October shooting that took place in the Roaring River com...

January 2nd, 2018 updated: January 2nd, 2018. |  


Wrecked chicken truck cuts power in Dobson area

Wrecked chicken truck cuts power in Dobson area

DOBSON — Several homes were without electricity for hours on New Years Day after a tractor-trailer clipped a power pole in Dobson.John Shelton, ...

January 1st, 2018 |  


New Year’s Eve comes early

New Year’s Eve comes early

Several area events on Sunday made it possible to celebrate the new year without staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. JOLO Winery and Vi...

January 1st, 2018 |  


Mount Airy barber inspired by ‘Real Floyd’

Mount Airy barber inspired by ‘Real Floyd’

“I was meeting people who came in for Mayberry before Mayberry became Mayberry, ” Donna Hiatt says with a laugh. She is speaking of her ea...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Statues spruce up downtown wall

Statues spruce up downtown wall

Amid recent efforts to bring more condominiums and other housing to downtown Mount Airy, eight new “residents” have quietly moved in at a ...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Tethering ban to be unleashed Monday

Tethering ban to be unleashed Monday

A measure that generally makes the tethering of dogs illegal in Mount Airy goes into effect Monday, although its bark is expected to be worse than the...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Spencer’s breakthrough highlights 2017

Spencer’s breakthrough highlights 2017

City Manager Barbara Jones didn’t have to look back far when listing key events in Mount Airy during 2017 from a local government standpoint: a ...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Four arrested in Cana on drug, firearm charges

Four arrested in Cana on drug, firearm charges

CANA, Va. — A report of a suspicious vehicle at a Cana residence Tuesday has led to the arrest of four people on drug, firearm and burglary char...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Shepherd’s House receives $500K gift

Shepherd’s House receives $500K gift

A half-million dollars is a nice way to jump-start a fund drive.Despite it being many months until The Shepherd’s House launches a capital campa...

December 29th, 2017 |  


The badge is back, more events planned

The badge is back, more events planned

“We’ll just have to wait and see,” said Matt Edwards.The executive director of Mount Airy Museum of Regional History speaking about ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Girl visits police on ‘hugs tour’

Girl visits police on ‘hugs tour’

A cold December day is a perfect time for warm hugs, which a Louisiana girl amply supplied Wednesday to members of the Mount Airy Police Department du...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Bright Ideas grants awarded by co-op

Bright Ideas grants awarded by co-op

DOBSON — A local electricity provider is amping up various projects at area schools through its recent awarding of Bright Ideas education grants...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Breaking Up Christmas, now and then

Breaking Up Christmas, now and then

Less “Partridge in a pear tree” and more “Breakin’ up Christmas all night long, Santa Claus come, done and gone,” the 12...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Bringing agriculture to the classroom

Bringing agriculture to the classroom

Kathy Brintle has brought agriculture to the classroom at Gentry Middle School.In her Career Explorations class, students have grown, nurtured and har...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Man decorates tree with golf balls

Man decorates tree with golf balls

Not every golf ball lands perfectly on the green to the cheers of onlookers — there are also those strays that have suffered less-glamorous fate...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Officer sidelined by spinal injury in suspected DWI crash

A Mount Airy police officer is recovering from a spinal injury caused by a weekend traffic crash involving an allegedly impaired driver.Sgt. L.T. Whit...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas

For one local family, Christmas came just a bit early.And it was a doozie.That’s because Christy Bost and her three children were recently hande...

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


Opie’s Candy among N.C.’s finest stores

Opie’s Candy among N.C.’s finest stores

A local candy shop has been recognized as one of the best in the state by a website, something Mount Airy residents and visitors have known for years....

December 25th, 2017 |  


Cookies vie for favor of Santa, legislator

Cookies vie for favor of Santa, legislator

The first holiday cookie contest at Miss Angel’s Heavenly Pies in downtown Mount Airy on Saturday was the stuff Christmas movies are made of ...

December 25th, 2017 |  


Santa has a doggone good time

Santa has a doggone good time

On the day before his annual around-the-world trip delivering toys and gifts to good girls and boys, Santa found time to stop in at Bark and Meow Moun...

December 24th, 2017 |  


City police replacing Dodge Charger fleet

City police replacing Dodge Charger fleet

If something seems different about Mount Airy’s police cars these days, there’s a good reason for that.The familiar Dodge Chargers manned ...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Pilot man, car make national magazine

Pilot man, car make national magazine

The story of a Pilot Mountain man’s 60-year association with a classic car has motored its way into the pages of a national automotive publicati...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Board ‘makes history’ on Spencer’s project

Board ‘makes history’ on Spencer’s project

Giant steps have been taken in a project to transform the former Spencer’s industrial property in downtown Mount Airy into a boutique hotel and ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With secrecy rivaling any awards telecast, Pilot Mountain Civic Club presented its highest honor, Citizen of the Year, to Deann...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


City board denies rezoning request

City board denies rezoning request

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Thursday night to deny a rezoning request for property on Forrest Drive which would have allowed a com...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Students mourn loss of schoolmate

Students mourn loss of schoolmate

North Surry High School students spent the final day before Christmas break mourning the loss of one of their own.Kristin Goins, 16, was killed in a s...

December 21st, 2017 updated: December 21st, 2017. |  


Work at NYC Bowery Mission opens student’s eyes

Work at NYC Bowery Mission opens student’s eyes

Local college student Leslie Watts’ recent trip to New York City included the usual must-see locations — such as the Empire State Building...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Wreck claims local teen, injures another

Wreck claims local teen, injures another

A North Surry High School student was killed this afternoon and another injured in a single-car wreck on Sparger Road in Mount Airy.Surry County Emerg...

December 20th, 2017 updated: December 20th, 2017. |  


Cookie contest to raise dough for charity

Cookie contest to raise dough for charity

’Tis the season for cookies — not only those to be left for Santa along with the milk, but ones that can be entered in an event this weeke...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Donna Fargo recovering from stroke

Donna Fargo recovering from stroke

The community is reaching out to a beloved local native, singer Donna Fargo, who is battling back from a stroke.Fargo, a Grammy-winning country music/...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Central art students spruce up library

Central art students spruce up library

DOBSON — Art students from Surry Central High School will soon be able to add “collaborated on public space art installation” to the...

December 18th, 2017 |  


Girl passes up gifts to aid seniors

Girl passes up gifts to aid seniors

During this holiday season, kids are making lists, relaying those wishes to Santa Claus and dropping hints to parents about what they’d like to ...

December 17th, 2017 |  


Santas with badges help kids shop

Santas with badges help kids shop

Holiday magic filled the air Saturday at Walmart in Mount Airy, where about 20 local kids were treated to a shopping spree — escorted by law enf...

December 16th, 2017 |  


Scouts to place time capsule downtown

Scouts to place time capsule downtown

A scout group is doing its part to preserve local history with plans for a time capsule to be placed in downtown Mount Airy.The project is being spear...

December 16th, 2017 |  


City firemen of the year named

City firemen of the year named

Firefighters of the year have been selected from the ranks of the Mount Airy Fire Department.Members of the department who distinguish themselves thro...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Local aviation-training plan taking flight

Local aviation-training plan taking flight

A Surry County official is launching an effort that if successful, will allow local students to be trained for high-level jobs in the aeronautics indu...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Sheriff’s office shops for needy kids

Sheriff’s office shops for needy kids

Dozens of volunteers descended on Walmart Tuesday morning to help needy children this holiday season.The Surry County Sheriff’s Office was joine...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Patchy snow causes mixed school impacts

“The forecasts weren’t really capturing it ‘til late last night,” said Andrew Loconto, a meteorologist for the National Weathe...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Missing man found, silver alert cancelled

Missing man found, silver alert cancelled

A local man missing since this morning has been located and is now safe.The Surry County Communications Center in Dobson confirmed around 3 p.m. that ...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy City Schools officials are operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday because of snow. There has been no word from Surry County Schools on a d...

December 13th, 2017 updated: December 13th, 2017. |  


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 |