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Superior Court briefs

DOBSON — A Dobson woman who discussed a plan to sell drugs via telephone with her jailed husband was convicted of attempted trafficking of a sch...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Sheriff reports

DOBSON — Detectives with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a May 21 robbery that sent a Mount Airy man to the hospital.A...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Language an asset to Dobson

DOBSON — One Dobson employee has a special ability often utilized by the town, which prompted a pay bump for her.The Dobson Board of Commissione...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Veterans hosting cookout

Two local veterans groups are inviting the community to join them Monday evening for a free event.According to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 201...

May 28th, 2016 |  


‘Big River’ auditions this week

The Surry Arts Council will host auditions for its upcoming show “Big River” on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Andy Gr...

May 28th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Local athlete advances in karate debut

Local athlete advances in karate debut

Mount Airy’s Nate Jones made his competitive karate debut on Saturday, May 14, and has already earned his first trip to higher level competition...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Cycling Classic coming this weekend

Cycling Classic coming this weekend

WINSTON-SALEM – Organizers of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic have confirmed 34 top professional cycling teams representing 10 countries have ...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Eight certified in sports medicine

Eight certified in sports medicine

DOBSON — Many local athletes are about to graduate from high school, but at Surry Community College, eight students have wrapped up their traini...

May 25th, 2016 |  


SCC golf inks two-sport standout

SCC golf inks two-sport standout

The Surry Community College golf team has added quite a bit of talent over the past six weeks. In light of the latest signee, the Knights might want t...

May 25th, 2016 |  


East Surry’s late rally falls short

East Surry’s late rally falls short

NEW LONDON — The East Surry softball team fought till the bitter end, but the Lady Cardinals’ comeback bid against North Stanly fell just ...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


LIFE


   
Anniversary
Grilling season is about to begin

Grilling season is about to begin

As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend is also the unofficial beginning of grilling season.Everything tastes better cooked on the...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Johnson, Haynes

Johnson, Haynes

Hannah Marie Haynes and Michael Sean Johnson, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the dau...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


James King

Mr. James Elroy King the “Bluegrass Storyteller”, 57, of Salem, VA formerly of Cana, VA, passed away at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, VA o...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Longing for more? Slow dDown … and fast

Longing for more? Slow dDown … and fast

Longing for more? Have you ever tried going with less instead? Not too long ago, I asked my kids if they knew what it meant to fast. We tend to joke a...

May 20th, 2016 |  


An article in the May 19 edition of The Mount Airy News, “Dobson to get Interstates water business,” should have stated the Surry County B...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Enjoy strawberry season while it lasts

Enjoy strawberry season while it lasts

At some point in the past 30 years or so, it became possible to buy strawberries all year long. At first it was wonderful. The out-of-season berries w...

May 18th, 2016 |  


OPINION


TSA stands for ‘Terrorists Stymie America’

TSA stands for ‘Terrorists Stymie America’

Remember after the 9/11 attacks when we were told that life would never be the same again?Well, that certainly has proved to be true — and you d...

May 28th, 2016 updated: May 28th, 2016. |  


Longing for more? Consider Christian fellowship

Longing for more? Consider Christian fellowship

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles ...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Water, sewer hikes might be justified

Next week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the city’s budget proposal, and while we oppose the city’s m...

May 27th, 2016 |  


We need to stop dumbing down of America

We need to stop dumbing down of America

In the 2006 movie “Idiocracy,” Luke Wilson, an average Joe, is accidentally frozen for 500 years.He wakes up to find that America has been...

May 26th, 2016 |  


City does not need $15 auto fee

Mount Airy City Manager Barbara Jones presented her budget proposal to the city Board of Commissioners recently, asking for what we consider a rather ...

May 25th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Sammons recognized by association

Sammons recognized by association

Macon Sammons Jr., of Mount Airy, has been awarded a life membership in the North Carolina City and County Management Association. The award was prese...

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 |  


ASU students, Rep. Foxx visit Omega Construction site

ASU students, Rep. Foxx visit Omega Construction site

Omega Construction of Pilot Mountain recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC 5th, along with 15 students from the Appalachian State Sustainabl...

February 7th, 2016 |  


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