NEWS


1:00 am
Updated: 1:00 am. |    
Dobson approves water agreement
11:32 am
Updated: 6:53 pm. |    
Clues sought in local woman’s shooting death

Police reports

• A Mount Airy man was jailed under a $20,000 secured bond after being arrested Sunday night on a felony probation violation and a larceny offen...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Ribbon cutting set Friday for playground

Ribbon cutting set Friday for playground

Work to install new playground equipment at Riverside Park in Mount Airy is wrapping up so the fun can begin after a ribbon-cutting event is held ther...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Dobson summer reading starts

DOBSON — Reading is about words, but going by the numbers, the Dobson Community Library summer program “Ready, Set, Read!” has gotte...

June 28th, 2016 |  


County gets more time

DOBSON — The mother of a 2014 suicide victim will have to wait a little longer for the response in her case against multiple first responders.Th...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Statewide education foundation collapses

DOBSON — Surry County Schools are looking for ways to fill the voids created by the collapse of a statewide educational foundation.Dr. Travis Re...

June 28th, 2016 |  


July 4 activities set

July 4 activities set

It’s easy for the true meaning of any holiday to get lost in the hubbub of its associated celebrations, and Independence Day is no exception.A r...

June 28th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


4:56 pm
Updated: 5:25 pm. |    
Learning soccer the Bear way
Local State Games soccer team seeks medal

Local State Games soccer team seeks medal

RALEIGH — It took the Midwest Region team a while to get going on the opening day of the Men’s Soccer tournament at the Powerade State Gam...

June 25th, 2016 |  


SCC celebrates 20th anniversary of golf tourney

SCC celebrates 20th anniversary of golf tourney

The Surry Community College Foundation celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its annual golf tournament on May 19. The event, which has raised more than ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Wilmoth foundation to host July event

Wilmoth foundation to host July event

The 508 Foundation will host its inaugural event, “Dave’s Family Fun Day,” on Saturday, July 23 at Shelton Vineyards. Dave Wilmoth w...

June 24th, 2016 |  


MA players, coaches lead State Games contingent

MA players, coaches lead State Games contingent

The team representing the Midwest Region in soccer at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina has a decidedly navy blue and white feel to it.The se...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


SCC places five on Region X softball team

SCC places five on Region X softball team

DOBSON — After finishing third in the Region X Conference, Surry Community College’s softball team was rewarded handsomely with five all-r...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Greyhounds host 7-on-7 tournament

Greyhounds host 7-on-7 tournament

East Surry’s Connor Sheets fires a quick pass to Jack Shabdue in the Cardinals’ 7-on-7 game against Elkin on Tuesday. .neFileBlock { marg...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


LIFE


2:19 am |    
Kids in the Kitchen
12:06 am |    
Easier said than done
Summer salads don’t have to be rabbit food

Summer salads don’t have to be rabbit food

Salads get a bad rap.They are sneeringly called rabbit food. They’re what a restaurant server throws at you to gnaw on while waiting endlessly f...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


A lesson from boy Jesus

A lesson from boy Jesus

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Luke 2:49In chapter 2 of the book of ...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Pesto solves awkward garden dilemma

Pesto solves awkward garden dilemma

Basil and tomatoes are one of the most enduring love stories in the history of food. They complement each other so well and for most of the summer, th...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Miller, Fitzpatrick

Miller, Fitzpatrick

Jessica Carol Fitzpatrick and Daniel Thomas Miller, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is t...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Anniversary

Anniversary

Bernie and Patsy Goins Chilton of Mount Airy marked 60 years of marriage recently. They were married June 2, 1956.The couple celebrated their 60th ann...

June 12th, 2016 |  


SC grads step into their future

SC grads step into their future

There are many ways to refer to a high school graduation. To many, it’s considered the first day of the rest of their life.Those who spoke to th...

June 10th, 2016 updated: June 13th, 2016. |  


OPINION


11:09 pm |    
Forgetting how to think
Now playing – yet another movie, TV remake

Now playing – yet another movie, TV remake

In thinking about a subject for today’s column, I easily could have delved into the archives and pulled out a previous one from, say, 2011.I mig...

June 25th, 2016 |  


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...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Time to amend the bucket list

Time to amend the bucket list

Last year I amended one of my bucket list items. “Read Proust in French” was downgraded to “Read Proust.”After all, it seemed ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Easier said than done

Easier said than done

And Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water.” And he said, “Come.” And when Peter wa...

June 24th, 2016 |  


LeBron wins a new fan with NBA Finals

LeBron wins a new fan with NBA Finals

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver must be feeling pretty good this week.The NBA Finals looked like it might be over in five games, but the Cavaliers came b...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Reader takes issue with drinking

To the Editor,What Is Next?We once had Blue Laws, could not sell beer or wine on Sundays. Then they started selling on Sundays. Once you could not dri...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Northern Family adds to staff, extends hours

Northern Family adds to staff, extends hours

Charlotte Cassell, FNP, has joined Northern Family Medicine, the practice recently announced.Cassell joins Dr. Nelson Gardner and Dr. Challie Minton, ...

February 28th, 2016 |  


Hernandez joins local dental practice

Hernandez joins local dental practice

Dr. Zara Hernandez has joined the practice the dental practice of Dr. James Wells and Dr. Phillip Brintle in Mount Airy.Hernandez is a native of Jamai...

February 14th, 2016 |  


Northern Hospital of Surry County earns stroke certification

Northern Hospital of Surry County earns stroke certification

About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Now a local hospital is prepared to help area r...

February 12th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA