Greenway stripes have safety purpose

Greenway stripes have safety purpose

Strange markings have begun showing up along Mount Airy’s greenway trails — not due to activity by space aliens or vandals, but for safety...

July 1st, 2016 updated: July 1st, 2016. |  


Health Department Inspections

Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The lis...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Sheriff’s reports

DOBSON — Two men were arrested June 24 in a Starlight Road parking lot and charged with drug offenses, according to information provided by a Su...

June 30th, 2016 |  


New CEO takes reins at Nester Hosiery

New CEO takes reins at Nester Hosiery

A change of leadership has occurred at Nester Hosiery in Mount Airy, but one that keeps it in the family.Kelly Nester, who had been serving as preside...

June 30th, 2016 |  


County relying more on sales tax money

DOBSON — A recent revaluation of property provided little gain in revenue for the county and its four municipalities. However, sales tax revenue...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Siloam, Ararat festivities planned

Two local communities will be renewing long-standing traditions this weekend with Independence Day celebrations.Both Siloam and Ararat will be holding...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Patrick man charged with rape

STUART, Va. — An Ararat man has been arrested on a rape charge by the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office.Maurice Chevelle Carter, 51, of 3339...

June 30th, 2016 updated: June 30th, 2016. |  


City to hire marketing director

The city of Mount Airy will soon be in the market for a new employee — a marketing director.That position is among two full-time additions to th...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Dobson approves water agreement

Dobson approves water agreement

DOBSON — Town commissioners approved an interlocal agreement which will increase the town’s water customer base by about 10 percent.The Do...

June 30th, 2016 updated: June 30th, 2016. |  


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hawks is 107

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hawks is 107

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hawks recently celebrated her 107th birthday. The Good Samaritan, Median Adults and Women’s Sunday school classes...

June 29th, 2016 |