NEWS


1:09 pm |    
Cruising to record turnout
Overfelt promoted to A.F. crew chief

Overfelt promoted to A.F. crew chief

A1C Kenneth Dean Dewitt Overfelt recently completed technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Holloman Air Force Base...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy church planning educator dinner

A local church is holding its annual dinner Sept. 26 to recognize teachers in its community.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mount A...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Wright wins preservation award

Wright wins preservation award

Often the people excelling at something are those who love what they do and don’t consider it work — and that is the case with a longtime ...

September 16th, 2017 |  


97-year-old still going strong

97-year-old still going strong

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It’s not every day that one gets to see a man turn 97 years of age. It’s even rarer to see that same man still acti...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Hospice Re-Store ransacked overnight

Hospice Re-Store ransacked overnight

Mountain Valley Hospice Re-Sale Shoppe officials had planned for a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening at the organization’s new facility Friday...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Reports

Surry County Sheriff Reports

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Carolina Expediters reported a break-in and...

September 15th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Lady Bears back on track

Lady Bears back on track

WALNUT COVE — After taking it on the chin from the state’s third-ranked 4A team and its top-ranked 2A team for two matches, Mount AiryR...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears growl back

Lady Bears growl back

WALNUT COVE — As Mount Airy golf coach Tommye Phillips put it, the Bears growled back.The defending Northwest 1A Conference champions were upset...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Cardinals steal the game

Cardinals steal the game

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry and West Stokes were billed as the “WXII 12 Playbook” game of the week on Friday with the winner going t...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Bear Power

Bear Power

Coming into the 2017 season, Mount Airy head coach Kelly Holder considered his team’s outstanding receiving corps as one of the team’s gre...

September 15th, 2017 |  


MA tennis wins 144 of 145 games in two wins

Winston-Salem Prep’s date with Mount Airy for tennis had already been put off once before the two teams decided to just play a doubleheader on T...

September 15th, 2017 |  


NS tennis wins second straight match

All of a sudden, playing North Surry’s tennis team is becoming a bad idea for those who do so.The Lady Greyhounds won their second straight matc...

September 15th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


3:22 pm
Updated: 5:53 pm. |    
Senior Fun Day delivers as promised
Museum hosts members ice cream social

Museum hosts members ice cream social

With ice cream to the left of them, hot dogs to the right of them, museum members seemed happy to be stuck in the middle on Thursday night at the Moun...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Museum hosts members ice cream social

Museum hosts members ice cream social

With ice cream to the left of them, hot dogs to the right of them, museum members seemed happy to be stuck in the middle on Thursday night at the Moun...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Edwards celebrate 50 years

Edwards celebrate 50 years

Thomas and Brenda Jarrell Edwards of Mount Airy marked 50 years of marriage on July 14. They were married on July 14, 1967, and were surprised with a ...

August 26th, 2017 |  


With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

Eggplant is much like the little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead. When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But when it’s...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Edwards celebrate 50 years

Edwards celebrate 50 years

Thomas and Brenda Jarrell Edwards of Mount Airy marked 50 years of marriage on July 14. They were married on July 14, 1967 and were surprised with a 5...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Dearborns celebrate 50th anniversary

Dearborns celebrate 50th anniversary

Edward Dearborn Jr. and Judy Smith Dearborn of Mount Airy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2017.They marked the 50th anniversar...

August 20th, 2017 |  


OPINION


8:48 am |    
Amos — the farmer-prophet
What’s the best QB class ever?

What’s the best QB class ever?

With the NFL season now underway, my mind drifts to football.ESPN had a feature last week about a bumper crop of good college quarterbacks coming up. ...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Our own kids are ‘Dreamers,’ too

Our own kids are ‘Dreamers,’ too

I don’t want to get into a big debate about how great the so-called “Dreamers” are, the young people in the Deferred Action for Chil...

September 9th, 2017 |  


The prophecy of Nahum – take God seriously

The prophecy of Nahum – take God seriously

The story of ancient Ninevah, according to the commentary by Matthew Henry, was a magnificent display of God’s judgment and mercy, his sovereign...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Childhood cancer, ‘Shake it off’

Childhood cancer, ‘Shake it off’

On April 25, 2017, I breathed in the smell of Tatyana’s hair for the last time. She died early that morning after battling brain cancer for thre...

September 8th, 2017 |  


City could learn from the movies

City could learn from the movies

I was at a school board meeting Tuesday night when my phone quietly buzzed.I discreetly checked my screen to see a message from a friend that the city...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Spike in gas prices fueling disgust

Spike in gas prices fueling disgust

Every time there’s a natural disaster — such as Hurricane Harvey at present — it brings out both the best and worst of humanity, and...

September 1st, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


1:49 am |    
AES named great workplace
Tickets available for the tour of homes

Tickets available for the tour of homes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — First United Methodist Church is looking to fund community outreach meals with the return of an old Christmas tradition —...

November 30th, 2016 |  


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 |