NEWS


Early morning fire destroys Toast home

TOAST — An early morning fire destroyed a home off Franklin Road Saturday in the Toast community.Franklin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Johnny...

June 24th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy native reaches career

Mount Airy native reaches career

Mount Airy native and North Surry High School grad Bill Hayes reached a milestone in his career recently, with his 1,000th television program on the a...

June 24th, 2017 |  


Students help shelter in a big way

Students help shelter in a big way

North Surry High School students have made a big difference in the lives of children housed at the Shepherd’s House, according to the homeless s...

June 24th, 2017 |  


62 students receive Armfield scholarships

62 students receive Armfield scholarships

The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation presented scholarships to 62 Surry County students in a recent ceremony, followed by a reception, held at the Sh...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Federal drug sting nets 3 Surry residents

Federal drug sting nets 3 Surry residents

Multiple law enforcement agencies rolled through the Surry County and southern Virginia’s drug trafficking community, resulting in more than 20 ...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Dobson water, sewer rates go up

Dobson water, sewer rates go up

DOBSON — Dobson’s property tax rate will remain the same, while water and sewer customers will see slight increases to those rates.Thursda...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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History repeats: Win and in
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Former NS star on a mission
Bear coaches, players seek gold

Bear coaches, players seek gold

For those who took part, it had to be one of the toughest days of soccer that they ever played.Last summer, Mount Airy High School soccer coaches Will...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Central basketball camp coming in July

Central basketball camp coming in July

DOBSON — The basketball programs at Surry Central High School are hosting the annual Eagles’ Nest summer basketball camp for 2017 early ne...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Local softballers fall in bronze-medal game

Local softballers fall in bronze-medal game

GREENSBORO — The Region 7 all-star softball team came all the way back from an opening-game loss to reach the medal round on Wednesday, but came...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Pickleball tourney comes to town

Pickleball tourney comes to town

The second annual Mayberry Pickleball Tournament was held this past weekend in Mount Airy. The tournament attracted 90+ players from across the state ...

June 21st, 2017 |  


PAC swimmers take 65 medals

PAC swimmers take 65 medals

GREENSBORO — Swimmers from the North Piedmont Aquatic Club (PAC) competed in the 30th annual Powerade State Games of North Carolina this past we...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Kiser, teammates eye medal

GREENSBORO — The Region 7 softball team at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina will return to action this morning in need of a victory.Th...

June 20th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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A lesson from boy Jesus
Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

The summer solstice was earlier today at 12:24 a.m. EDT making today the longest day of the year with 14 hours and 39 minutes between sunrise and suns...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Sechrist, Gates to wed

Sechrist, Gates to wed

Michaelene Mari Gates, of North Versailles, PA, and Cory Andrew Sechrist, of Monroeville, PA, together with their families, announce their engagement ...

June 18th, 2017 |  


A fond farewell

A fond farewell

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lorrie Sawyers couldn’t help but wipe away a few tears.The East Surry High School principal is accustomed to bidding grad...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a PromiseAnd now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to lov...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

People who live in the South, or at least this part of the South, know that Louise Fitzhugh did not invent the tomato sandwich in 1964 when she wrote ...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Tuckers celebrate 59 years

Tuckers celebrate 59 years

Bill and Sharon “Pat” Tucker celebrate their 59th anniversary today. They were married on June 11, 1958. They have been blessed with seven...

June 11th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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A lesson from boy Jesus

City resident: Commissioner should look at self

To the EditorI am writing in regards to your article regarding commissioner chastises board (Yokeley chastises fellow board member, Mount Airy News, J...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Some hard advice for graduates

Some hard advice for graduates

Last week I attended Surry Central’s graduation.Over the past 22+ years as a journalist I have covered a number of graduations either as the rep...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


When both chutes don’t open, what’s next?

When both chutes don’t open, what’s next?

I have a lot of random conversations in my average day at work. I talk to a lot of people.While most of my conversations with public officials regard ...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Mayor doesn’t like headline

To the Editor,Recognizing how important the truth is, I take exception to the headline in the Tuesday edition of the Mount Airy News. Sowers Construct...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Prescription for overdoses: more attention

Prescription for overdoses: more attention

At the risk of possibly getting readers’ day off to a depressing start, please allow me to begin this week’s column with some sobering fac...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a PromiseAnd now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to lov...

June 16th, 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 |  


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 |  


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