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John Peters

Position: Regional Editor
E-Mail Address: jpeters@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-719-1931


About John Peters

John Peters, Editor, has worked at the Mount Airy News for four years. He recently took on the additional duties of Regional Editor for Civitas Media and, while he greatly enjoys editing and working with his staff, he still counts among his favorite parts of the job finding that gem of a story in unusual places, or talking with people who can tell him what local life was like 30 or 50 (or more) years ago. He and his wife have five children and an always-changing number of assorted other creatures.

Latest Stories by John Peters

The Surry County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following people:
• Christopher Kelly Smith, a black male, 29, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support;
• Oscar A Roman, a white male, 31, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support;
• Alisha Nicole Moss, a white

Most Wanted

The Surry County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following people: • Christopher Kelly Smith, a black male, 29, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support; • Oscar A Roman, a white male, 31, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support; • Alisha Nicole Moss, a white

Library art contest winners announced

The Northwestern Regional Library system recently held an awards reception for the Show Us Your Best photography contest and also hosted a photography workshop at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain. The winning entries will remain at the library in Pilot Mountain until the end of April before embarking on a tour where they wil

National Library Week is marked

The Northwestern Regional Library, which includes the branch in Mount Airy, this week will be joining libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than warehouses for books, according to in

Book Smarts

Following is a list of titles recently received at the Mount Airy Public Library that are available for checkout: Tortured Souls by Clive Barker, fiction Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery, large print fiction A String of Beads by Thomas Perry, large print fiction The Decision by Wanda Brunstetter, large print fiction Dreaming Spies by Lau

150 years ago today…

April 9, 2015 is the 150th Anniversary of the occupation of Danbury by the Union Division commanded by General Stoneman's Calvary. General Stoneman and four thousand Calvary men moved into Danbury on a Sunday afternoon and took over the town and used Dr. W. W. McCanless's Hotel for officers' quarters. Before they left the next morning Moody had fe

Military news

Air Force Airman 1st Class Dakota S. Phillips graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Phillips is the son of Christa Goff of Lexington, and Michael Phillips of Mount Airy, and step-son of Amanda Phillips of Mount Airy. He is also the grandson of Carol and Jerry Stone of Mount Airy, and Phyllis

Surry GOP elects officers

The Surry County Republican Party recently held its annual convention, where it elected precinct captains and new officers for the upcoming year. Dan Kiger was elected as chairman for the local party, while Darin Moser was selected as vice chairman, Karen Noonkester was named secretary and Wanda Stanley was elected as treasurer. The event, held M

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
• Christopher Blain Settle, a white male, age 23, who is wanted on a post-release warrant and is on supervision for felony larceny and felony breaking & entering;
• Serena Marie Michel, a white female, 26, who is w

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Christopher Blain Settle, a white male, age 23, who is wanted on a post-release warrant and is on supervision for felony larceny and felony breaking & entering; • Serena Marie Michel, a white female, 26, who is w

Neck tie quilt being raffled

The Northwestern Regional Library will be holding a neck-tie quilt raffle fundraiser for e-books. Forty volunteers throughout Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties pieced and quilted a 65-inch by 70-inch quilt to help raise funds for the 13 member facilities of the Northwestern Regional Library. The quilt is comprised of silk neck-ties dona

Sales tax change needed

To the editor, Sales taxes paid at home should stay at home. In placing out-of-state purchases on the Internet, North Carolina's and associated local county/city governments receive their appropriate portion of the applicable sales tax based on the home purchasers' home address origination. On the other hand, when I purchase a product via teleph

Proposal is a hidden tax hike, power grab

One of the more controversial proposals to surface in this year's General Assembly session is Senate Bill 369, which would radically alter how sales taxes are collected and then distributed in North Carolina. In the debate about which localities might be winners and which might be losers in the plan, many have not seen this bill for what it is: a

Public Records

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: BEAVER ISLAND TOWNSHIP: Lou Ellen Donn

Stepping down from public life

Today is the final day Mayor Deborah Cochran will serve in that capacity for Mount Airy. As most are no doubt aware, she rather unexpectedly announced on March 5 that she would be stepping down from the post effective March 31, and as today draws to a close, so does an eight-year period when Cochran devoted much of her life to public service. She

Hannah Tompkins, a junior special education major of Ararat, Virginia, was among approximately 450 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2014 President's List.
This President's List is the inaugural President's List for Bob Jones University. Prior to this semester, all students earning a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) qualified for the De

Tompkins on President's List

Hannah Tompkins, a junior special education major of Ararat, Virginia, was among approximately 450 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2014 President's List. This President's List is the inaugural President's List for Bob Jones University. Prior to this semester, all students earning a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) qualified for the De

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
• Michael Lee Goins, Jr., 27 years of age, a white male who is wanted on a post-release warrant and is on supervision for two counts felony possess with intent to manufacture, sell & deliver schedule II controlled substan

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Michael Lee Goins, Jr., 27 years of age, a white male who is wanted on a post-release warrant and is on supervision for two counts felony possess with intent to manufacture, sell & deliver schedule II controlled substan

Public Records

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: BEAVER ISLAND TOWNSHIP: Lou Ellen Donn

Molly Hamilton makes dean's list

DANVILLE, KENT — Molly Hamilton of Mount Airy has been named to the dean's list for the fall term at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average. Hamilton is the daughter of Thomas and Kathryn Hamilton of Mount Airy and is a home school high school graduate. Centre College, founded in 1819

Professional Roofing recognized

Professional Roofing Services Inc. of Mount Airy has earned the 2015 Master Contractor Award from Firestone Building Products Company LLC. The Mount Airy firm was one of 256, out of 3,000 licensed Firestone contractors, to earn the designation. Additionally, Professional Roofing Services Inc. is one of 144 firms to receive the Firestone Building P

A local real estate agent was recently recognized by Century 21 for her sales success over the past year.
Debbie Simpson, sales affiliate with Century 21 Hudspeth Properties in Elkin, was recognized as “a top-producer nationwide” when she received the Century 21 Ruby Masters Award, according to the firm.
Ruby level status is awarded t

Elkin real estate agent honored

A local real estate agent was recently recognized by Century 21 for her sales success over the past year. Debbie Simpson, sales affiliate with Century 21 Hudspeth Properties in Elkin, was recognized as “a top-producer nationwide” when she received the Century 21 Ruby Masters Award, according to the firm. Ruby level status is awarded t

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