NEWS


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Saturday blaze a training mission for fire fighters

Local man wins lottery jackpot

A local man’s $1 investment in a lottery ticket has led to him winning a nearly $500,000 jackpot.Francisco Ponce-Estrada of Mount Airy beat odds...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Saturday blaze a training mission for fire fighters

Saturday blaze a training mission for fire fighters

Mount Airy Fire Department personnel and officials from the surrounding area spent their Saturday battling a blaze.A plume of smoke could be seen from...

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


Surry Cellars wins Fine Wines award

Surry Cellars wins Fine Wines award

WINSTON-SALEM — Surry Cellars, the label for wine produced through Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program, was awarded ...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Progress made in Sechrist homicide

Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson says headway is being made in a homicide case in which a 52-year-old Bannertown woman was the victim.“Inves...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Sheriff’s Reports

Sheriff’s Reports

From the Surry County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports:• Willard Junior Asbury, 38, of Oak Grove Road in Elkin, was arrested on March 17 fo...

March 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Eagles smash Atkins
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Three wins in one week
Lady Eagles nipped by Cats

Lady Eagles nipped by Cats

KING — Surry Central softball fell 3-2 to West Stokes during its Western Piedmont Athletic Conference opener on Friday night.Neither Surry Centr...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 25th, 2017. |  


Cardinals rally to beat N. Stokes in extras

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry baseball team got itself in a world of trouble on Friday night against North Stokes, but still found a way to co...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears make short work of Wolfpack

Lady Bears make short work of Wolfpack

Visiting Walkertown surely thought they had a fighting chance against Mount Airy when it arrived at Wallace Shelton Stadium on Friday evening and Bayl...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds fall to 4A Reagan

PFAFFTOWN — After logging a seven-run fourth inning on Thursday night, the North Surry softball team pulled themselves within five of the host R...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Cardinals just miss team victory

Cardinals just miss team victory

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of th...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Lady Cards blank Sauras

Lady Cards blank Sauras

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A hallmark of a championship contender is to get the job done when one facet of the team’s game isn’t working.East ...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Beulah Methodist, Irish for a day

Beulah Methodist, Irish for a day

“Not one person brined for days and days,” said Carol Forwood of the corned beef served at Beulah United Methodist Church’s St. Patr...

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


The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

When Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd,” He was using one of the most beautiful metaphors in the Bible. Those living in the Holy Land ar...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

A quick glance at a recipe is usually all it takes to know how complicated it is going to be. it’s not so much the length of the directions that...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Mount Airy’s usual frigid February temperatures gave way to a balmy evening on Friday that provided the final touch in transforming the Granite ...

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


Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 12th, 2017 |  


State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

Surry County Schools impressed the state superintendent during a visit Friday.Mark Johnson had been eager to visit the district since winning his elec...

March 12th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Street Scene
‘Tis the season for a tax horror story

‘Tis the season for a tax horror story

Most everyone has an “IRS horror story” to tell, and mine isn’t so much centered on well-documented problems with the Internal Reven...

March 25th, 2017 |  


A lifelong obsession with dirt and the ongoing quest for homegrown ratatouille

A lifelong obsession with dirt and the ongoing quest for homegrown ratatouille

This time of year as the air begins to warm and the days to lengthen, I am obsessed by the idea of growing my own food.The conversion of dirt, water a...

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


The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Lord Jesus Christ said in John’s Gospel, chapter 10, “I am the Good Shepherd.” One can look at His life and ministry to see how ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Foxx proposal a big step toward genetic profiling

Over the years there have been countless movies, novels, and short stories built around the theme of misuse of genetics to discriminate against indivi...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Dating scene nothing like the sitcoms

Dating scene nothing like the sitcoms

Ever been watching a sitcom and think to yourself, “This could never happen in real life”?I don’t mean the absurd circumstances like...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Trump’s budget cuts a good start

Trump’s budget cuts a good start

Since I’m no longer involved in politics I may now call things as I see them.Those who remain involved in that sport don’t have that oppor...

March 21st, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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AES named great workplace

Surrey Bancorp reports 33 percent rise in net income

Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, recently reported earnings for the second quarter had jumped a th...

July 31st, 2016 |  


First Community sees income growth, declares dividend

First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) recently reported net income that had grown more than 9 percent for the second quarter and first six mon...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Free seminars for those seeking job help

Surry Community College will be offering free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in August. No advance registration is required.#Using...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Small Business Center offering free seminars

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in August at various locations in Surry and Yadkin c...

July 24th, 2016 |  


WorkForce Unlimited acquires Laurinburg operation

WorkForce Unlimited, a full-service staffing firm based in Mount Airy, recently announced it had acquired the light industrial staffing division of As...

May 12th, 2016 |  


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