Police reports

• Damage estimated at $3,700, caused by spray paint and scratching, was discovered to a vehicle on Grace Street Friday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident occurred at the home of Arlin […]

High School Football

Cardinals host Midnight Madness

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Midnight Madness represents new beginnings. Students will soon return to school a year older and (hopefully) another year wiser, new coaches and athletes finally get to show their stuff on the court/field/track, […]


Art Matters

Art Matters is a new weekly column which highlights some of the upcoming performance art, display art, and similar events in the greater Mount Airy area. July 30 “South Pacific,” Andy Griffith Playhouse, Sunday, July […]


Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Brian Glenn Snow, age 33, a white male who is wanted on a post-release warrant and is on […]



Hola! The library is starting a pre-school story time for those who speak Spanish. Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for one hour of stories, songs and crafts, all in Spanish. Bienvenidos a […]


Sponsor a bench?

It’s not like gaining the naming rights to a stadium or having one’s identity linked to some major event, but a new program in Mount Airy is allowing individuals, groups and businesses to receive lasting […]


A teen in Congress

John Hicks is a rising senior at Surry Central High School. He recently spent a week shadowing Rep. Virginia Foxx. Here is a firsthand account of some of his experiences with us here. Recently, I […]


Spiritual eyesight

Some years ago I went for my yearly eye examination. The doctor said, “Let me take a look at your close-up vision because you are getting older.” I told him, “I was having no problems […]