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Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — Perpetrators of an IRS phone scam victimized a Siloam woman recently, according to Surry County Sheriff’s Office reports.On Jan. ...

January 22nd, 2017 |  


Auditions slated for ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Auditions slated for ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Auditions for the Surry Arts Council’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” are coming soon.The auditions are scheduled for Monday,...

January 22nd, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

Please continue to browse our new Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library used bookshop, Between the Covers, on Main Street. The shop is run by volun...

January 22nd, 2017 |  


School safety ramping up

School safety ramping up

Mount Airy officials have taken multiple steps forward to improve public safety, including plans for upgrading security at city schools and the approv...

January 21st, 2017 |  


Swap meet to feature ‘The Rock’

Swap meet to feature ‘The Rock’

An event next weekend will honor ‘The Rock’ — no, not the professional wrestler and action-movie actor with that nickname — bu...

January 21st, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Lady Cards repeat as NW1A champs

Lady Cards repeat as NW1A champs

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Northwest Conference Championships were held at Armfield Civic Center on Saturday, in Pilot Mountain, and the East Surry Ca...

January 21st, 2017 |  


Fourth-quarter surge gives Hounds the win

Fourth-quarter surge gives Hounds the win

Both North Surry and South Stokes were looking to improve upon their 2-1 league record on Friday night, and a second half surge was surely the differe...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds pummel S. Stokes

Lady Hounds pummel S. Stokes

The Lady Greyhounds of North Surry hosted and defeated the South Stokes Sauras on Friday night, by a score of 55-16.After the first quarter, North alr...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Eagles shut down, then rout Falcons

Eagles shut down, then rout Falcons

DOBSON — It was a sign of things to come when Surry Central’s boys held Forbush without a point for the first five minutes of Friday night...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Forbush changes tactics, beats Central

Forbush changes tactics, beats Central

DOBSON — Forbush had a plan for how to beat Surry Central in Friday night’s girls game, and it was working well in the first quarter.Then ...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Mid-game surge blows away Elks

ELKIN — Even though Elkin’s boys basketball team hasn’t picked up a win yet this season, the Buckin’ Elks came out just as str...

January 19th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Buddha bowls — trend to watch in 2017
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New twist on old artifacts
Local Trump enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the inaugural swearing-in of Donald Trump.

Local Trump enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the inaugural swearing-in of Donald Trump.

In lieu of the presidential inauguration, local officials gathered in town to celebrate the hope of making America great again.The party planning bega...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Give us this day our daily focaccia

Give us this day our daily focaccia

Somewhere back in the mists of classical antiquity, focaccia came to be on the northern shores of the Mediterranean. And that was good. Although the a...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Smith, King to wed

Smith, King to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Ted King are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Taylor King to Stephen Smith, son of Jamie Smith and Stewart Smith of M...

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


CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

Flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina, according to a statement issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services earlier this wee...

January 14th, 2017 |  


The name above every name

The name above every name

Last week as we began our study of the names of GOD, we looked at the name I AM, found in Exodus 3:13-15. This is the name GOD introduced Himself as t...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Snow cream guide to the galaxy

Snow cream guide to the galaxy

The South gets a lot of guff because a half inch of snow can close down an entire major metropolitan area for days and days — think Atlanta 2014...

January 11th, 2017 updated: January 11th, 2017. |  


OPINION


Trumps reaction to Sen. Lewis appalling

To the Editor,Speaking as a white uneducated voter, I find President Elect Trump’s comment of Senator Lewis appalling. The immediate tweet that ...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

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January 22nd, 2017 |  


Are we ready for meaningful racial discourse?

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe faced a gamut of opinions Thursday night, with a city council meeting room filled with people letting the mayor know what ...

January 21st, 2017 |  


Local Abuses Don’t Boost Economy

Local Abuses Don’t Boost Economy

RALEIGH — Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy...

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


Give it up already, and give him a chance

Give it up already, and give him a chance

The more I think about the backlash that has surrounded the election of Donald Trump, I come to the realization that it’s not all about the man ...

January 21st, 2017 |  


You Said It…

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mt...

January 21st, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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AES named great workplace

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 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA