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Mayberry Days: eating it up
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Health Department Inspections

Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The lis...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Dobson hopes to have new pumps soon

Dobson hopes to have new pumps soon

DOBSON — Town officials here hope to see progress on a much-needed water plant upgrade by year’s end.Thursday evening contracted engineer ...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Under the spell of ‘Mayberry’

Under the spell of ‘Mayberry’

There’s a lot to take in at Mayberry Days; the five-day schedule - and Mount Airy itself - is packed with opportunities to experience “The...

September 24th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for Surry County Schools and Mount Airy City Schools.Early CollegeMondayACP (Arroz Con Pollo)Corn DogBlack Bean Salsa & T...

September 24th, 2016 |  


The Andy Griffith Show’s ‘spoiled kid’ is anything but

The Andy Griffith Show’s ‘spoiled kid’ is anything but

It would be a mistake to confuse Ronnie Dapo with the character he portrayed in “Opie and the Spoiled Kid,” the first of three episodes of...

September 24th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Surry fighting for top spot
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Cardinals win league opener
Slow start, misfortune ruin Hounds’ Homecoming

Slow start, misfortune ruin Hounds’ Homecoming

The dreaded “Murphy’s Law” has the North Surry football team in its grip, and it won’t let the Greyhounds go.The Hounds came i...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Defense carries Eagles to fifth win

Defense carries Eagles to fifth win

DOBSON — Surry Central’s defense racked up eight turnovers to power a 14-12 win over Salisbury on Homecoming night.The Golden Eagles jumpe...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Lady Hounds sweep S. Stokes

Lady Hounds sweep S. Stokes

North Surry’s volleyball team kept up its unbeaten run through the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference on Thursday evening, sweeping three sets...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Bears refuse to lose

Bears refuse to lose

On paper, this had all of the makings of an upset loss for the state’s eighth-ranked 1A soccer team.Mount Airy hosted Walkertown in its Northwes...

September 22nd, 2016 updated: September 22nd, 2016. |  


Lady Cards keep rolling

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry’s volleyball team hasn’t let up since the Lady Cardinals grabbed a share of the lead in the Northwest Co...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


No. 1 Lady Bears down Bishop again

No. 1 Lady Bears down Bishop again

Barring a late-season collapse, the top-ranked girls’ tennis team in the state will also be tops in the Northwest Conference for 2016.Mount Airy...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Gardner, Mayberry
Let them eat internet cake

Let them eat internet cake

It’s a great time in the history of the world for recipe collectors. In the old days, you could get recipes from your Mom and other relatives an...

September 21st, 2016 |  


New River Trail State Park offers outdoor paradise in Virginia

New River Trail State Park offers outdoor paradise in Virginia

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of stories called “Find Your Park,” where we will highlight local, state and fede...

September 19th, 2016 |  


New church meeting at Creekside Sunday

New church meeting at Creekside Sunday

A new, contemporary church will be begin holding weekly services this week inside of Creekside Cinemas in Mount Airy.Thrive Community Church will hold...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Miss Daisy and a teachable moment

Miss Daisy and a teachable moment

Miss Daisy, Surry County’s 4-H cow, is much beloved by the children of the county.She’s getting on up there in age, as she has been around...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Showing off 101: French pastry

Showing off 101: French pastry

If you like to cook and do very much of it, you’re going to need a “company dessert” in your repertoire. Sooner or later, you’...

September 7th, 2016 |  


A crockpot’s not as good as a robot, but it’s close

A crockpot’s not as good as a robot, but it’s close

They say a watched pot never boils. But if you don’t watch it, it’s going to boil over. This very conundrum is why crockpots are as popula...

August 31st, 2016 |  


OPINION


Studying this odd creature that is man

Studying this odd creature that is man

Human beings are an odd species.For years I have been fascinated by the psyche of the American public. I took several psychology classes and a philoso...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Police do good things — believe it or not

Police do good things — believe it or not

Whenever a police officer fatally shoots someone, justifiably or not, it is pretty much guaranteed to be big news all the around the country — p...

September 17th, 2016 |  


…and God remembered…bottles and books

…and God remembered…bottles and books

When I was a classroom teacher, I read a story to my young scholars about an elderly Mr. O.Mr. O wanted to brew tear water tea. So, Mr. O sat in his k...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Election year from a cord cutter’s view

Election year from a cord cutter’s view

I cut the cord from the cable company back at the end of 2011. Whenever friends complain about their astronomical cable bills, I ask them why they don...

September 16th, 2016 updated: September 16th, 2016. |  


Neighbor brought the community together

Today I have a funeral for my neighbor, Wallace Creed.I was only 7 when my family moved from Sunset Drive near the hospital out to White Plains. I tho...

September 15th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Leonards names operations manager

Leonards names operations manager

Leonard Building and Truck Accessories has announced the hiring of Joe Robbins as operations manager.Leonard is a manufacturer and seller of trailers,...

June 25th, 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 |  


Free business seminars set for May

The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in May at various locations in Surry and Yadk...

April 24th, 2016 |  


Leonard hosting job fair, open house Friday

With a number of positions ready to fill, Leonard Building and Truck Accessories, a manufacturing and sales business for trailers, storage buildings, ...

April 10th, 2016 |  


Golf Cart Outlet a firemen affair

Golf Cart Outlet a firemen affair

A local golf cart specialist is planning a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate becoming an authorized dealer for a leading manufacturer.Golf Ca...

April 9th, 2016 |  


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