NEWS


12:27 pm |    
Cruise-in floods downtown
7:55 am |    
SCC hosts wine judging

Altec expanding, to add 50 jobs

Seventeen months ago, a large international firm bought a Mount Airy-based company, prompting fears among some that would lead to eventual job losses ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Rezoning request rejected for business

Rezoning request rejected for business

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to deny a rezoning request aimed at allowing an existing local company to establish a new ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Truck strikes, kills pedestrian, flees the scene

Truck strikes, kills pedestrian, flees the scene

Authorities are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer that struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 77 early Friday morning and then fled ...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 19th, 2017. |  


Local tourism spending climbs

Local tourism spending climbs

It was already evident from daily throngs of visitors to downtown Mount Airy and other local attractions, but the numbers are now in to confirm that t...

August 18th, 2017 |  


SCC HostingN.C. State FairWine Judging

SCC HostingN.C. State FairWine Judging

Surry Community College is becoming known for its viticulture and enology work, and for the wine the program produces.Now, the college will be where o...

August 18th, 2017 |  


City eyes stoplight plan cautiously

City eyes stoplight plan cautiously

Mount Airy officials gave a lukewarm response Thursday night to a plan that could mean the removal of traffic lights at three downtown intersections.T...

August 17th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


9:04 pm
Updated: 9:16 pm. |    
Lady Eagles roll past Mount Airy
11:51 pm |    
Greyhounds run past Vikings
Elkin breaksstreak againstGolden Eagles

Elkin breaksstreak againstGolden Eagles

DOBSON — Elkin snapped a 17-game losing streak by beating Surry Central on the road 31-14 in the season opener Friday night.On Oct. 5, 2015, the...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Big plays lead Bears to victory

Big plays lead Bears to victory

Coming into the season, Mount Airy head coach Kelly Holder knew he had a receiving corps that was the envy of almost anyone in the state.Following the...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 19th, 2017. |  


Strong serving helps Cards sweep Eagles

Strong serving helps Cards sweep Eagles

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry Lady Cardinals volleyball team flew higher than the Surry Central Lady Golden Eagles in the battle of the birds ...

August 17th, 2017 updated: August 18th, 2017. |  


Lady Bears rally past Wilkes

Lady Bears rally past Wilkes

Defending Mountain Valley 2A Conference champ North Wilkes came to play on Thursday night.Fortunately, so did their hosts, the Lady Bears of Mount Air...

August 17th, 2017 updated: August 18th, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds rally for first win

DANBURY — North Stokes head tennis coach Mark Parsons promised that his young, but enthusiastic team would get better as the season went along.C...

August 17th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


9:00 am |    
Edwards celebrate 50 years
9:57 am |    
Stretching the harvest
MAUI’s 15th recital set for Tuesday in Mount Airy

MAUI’s 15th recital set for Tuesday in Mount Airy

The ukulele is enjoying a moment.Popularity of the little instrument has ebbed and flowed over the past century and is currently on the upswing. The N...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Gough, Rogers

Gough, Rogers

Deyton Shawn Rogers and Brent Chase Gough were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Ralph S...

August 13th, 2017 |  


Veggies on the grill

Veggies on the grill

As satisfying as it is to sizzle big hunks of meat on a grill, it’s easy to forget that side dishes and vegetables also deserve some grill space...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Within minutes of tomatoes beginning to ripen in the garden, all of the leaf lettuces and salad greens shrivel up and die in a hot, muggy conspiracy o...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


DAR chapter elects new officers

DAR chapter elects new officers

The Jonathan Hunt Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently installed new officers during a gathering at Cross Creek Co...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Jackson, Utt

Jackson, Utt

Exactly six years after beginning their relationship, Courtney Dawn Utt and Seth Woodson Jackson were united in marriage on July 1, 2017, at 2:30 p.m....

July 30th, 2017 |  


OPINION


8:15 am |    
My next sports Hall crusade
Streaking bares naked truth about society

Streaking bares naked truth about society

As a reporter for a small-town newspaper, I get to write about a little bit of everything that happens in our community, be it related to local govern...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Dress for the job you want

Dress for the job you want

There are rich people weddings and there are rich people weddings and then there’s a rich people wedding with Hillary Clinton in a caftan.She Wh...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Spiritual renewal

August 13 marks a historic anniversary.In 1727 the villagers in Herrnhut, Saxony, experienced a spiritual awakening that was so broad sweeping it lead...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Rich folks running out of names

Rich folks running out of names

It’s said that money can’t buy happiness.Perhaps that’s true, but the kind of problems well-off people have are a bit different than...

August 10th, 2017 |  


All good things must come to an end

All good things must come to an end

All good things must come to an end.I’ve been told that before, and I’ve repeated it many times to loved ones and friends. When the vacati...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Haven’t we seen this before?

Haven’t we seen this before?

My mother was one of the wisest people I’ve ever known, often able to offer insights or gentle guidance to family members when the need arose. W...

August 5th, 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 |