NEWS


11:59 am |    
Most Wanted

Divorces

The following divorces were granted in Surry County.• Candace J. Gregory and Jeremy D. Gregory. Married April 25, 2014. Divorce granted on Feb. ...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County.• Arturo E. Agabo-Rojas, 44, of Mount Airy, and Heriberta Diaz-Ortega, 37, of Dobson...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy school board honors students, staff for achievements

Mount Airy school board honors students, staff for achievements

Mount Airy City Schools had a virtual parade of people receiving honors during a school board meeting this week.Mount Airy High School was the place t...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain native named VP

Pilot Mountain native named VP

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Pinnacle Corporation, a supplier of software for retail convenience stores and fuel inventory management, recently announ...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Dobson board renames street

Dobson board renames street

DOBSON — A street in the county seat got a new name on Thursday.Town Manager Josh Smith explained there had been much confusion regarding a loca...

February 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


1:55 pm |    
20 in a row
11:08 pm
Updated: 11:15 pm. |    
Release the Hounds!
10:55 pm
Updated: 11:21 pm. |    
Over the hump
Bears roar into fourth round

Bears roar into fourth round

After an 84-62 rout of Albemarle in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs, the Granite Bears are halfway to a state championship.To go any f...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Hounds hit the road

Hounds hit the road

The No. 3-seeded Lincolnton Wolverines are hosting the third round of the NCHSAA 2A basketball playoffs today against the No. 5 Greyhounds of North Su...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Seivers makesUSA Southsecond team

Seivers makesUSA Southsecond team

Mount Airy native Mikayla Seivers has received all-conference honors in college for the women’s basketball season.The former Lady Bear is a juni...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Big runs sent Hounds to third round

Big runs sent Hounds to third round

Visiting Randleman won the opening jump and threw a scare into the North Surry faithful at the start of Thursday night’s NCHSAA 2A state playoff...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Lady Hounds clobber R-SC, advance to third round

Lady Hounds clobber R-SC, advance to third round

Both North Surry and Rutherfordton-Spindale Central carried a 22-5 overall record with them into the second round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs, but...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


No place like home

No place like home

Following Mount Airy’s 65-46 victory over Pine Lake Prep in the second round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs Thursday night, Granite Bears head ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


10:54 am |    
Robinson, Holder to Wed
Moreland, Zavislan wed

Moreland, Zavislan wed

Michelle Zavislan and Steven Moreland, both of Houston, Texas, were united in marriage on Sept. 10, 2016, at 4:30 in the afternoon at Garden of the Go...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Montgomery, Joyce to wed

Montgomery, Joyce to wed

Cristina Elena Joyce and Dustin Lee Montgomery, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the d...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Love conquers all

Love conquers all

We greet you in the name of the lord and savior Jesus Christ. We so appreciate your loyalty in reading these articles, it is an honor and a privilege ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Pilot to demolish home on Howard Street

Pilot to demolish home on Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town of Pilot Mountain will spend $9,800 to demolish a property on Howard Street.According to officials, Pilot has been try...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


‘To everything there is a season’

‘To everything there is a season’

“To everything there is a season,” according to The Byrds (and also Ecclesiastes), and apparently, to everything there is a National Day. ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


OPINION


4:53 pm
Updated: 5:10 pm. |    
Street Scene
Free speech shouldn’t include ‘free’ violence

Free speech shouldn’t include ‘free’ violence

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sure had it right when he guided the Civil Rights Movement using a strategy of non-violent, passive resistance —...

February 24th, 2017 |  


One of God’s greatest gifts

One of God’s greatest gifts

We greet you in the name of the lord and savior Jesus Christ. We so appreciate your loyalty in reading these articles, it is an honor and a privilege ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Unreasonably beautiful with a plan

Unreasonably beautiful with a plan

One of the perks of being so unreasonably beautiful as to be a borderline genetic mutant is an unlimited supply of free drinks.Not that I would know t...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Something is screwy with punishments

Something is screwy with punishments

“I got thrown out of a bar in New York City.”No, that never happened to me. But it is an excellent start to an anecdote by Ron “Tate...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


School advisor admires protesting students

To the Editor,It pained me to read Mr. Tom Joyce’s opinion piece, entitled “Day without immigrants misguided, as usual,” that was pu...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Time to take society’s trash to the dump

Time to take society’s trash to the dump

I try hard not to get emotionally involved in any news article I write. It would be inappropriate for me to interject my opinion into a news piece. I ...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


BUSINESS


1:49 am |    
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 |  


WorkForce Unlimited acquires Laurinburg operation

WorkForce Unlimited, a full-service staffing firm based in Mount Airy, recently announced it had acquired the light industrial staffing division of As...

May 12th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA