School board to fire Central official

School board to fire Central official

Surry County Schools will terminate an assistant principal from Surry Central following his arrest last month on drug-related charges.Benny Lee Balile...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A thief with an apparent eye toward fashion struck a local retail business in recent days, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Girl shot in Cana

HILLSVILLE, Va. — Carroll County authorities reported Wednesday morning that a girl had been shot in the Cana area of the county.The victim, a 9...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Surry Fiddlers Convention tuning up

Surry Fiddlers Convention tuning up

DOBSON — The location of the Surry Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is different this year, but organizers say its goal remains the same: to preserv...

March 21st, 2017 |  


City board debates rules on benches

City board debates rules on benches

A simple request to place a granite bench in downtown Mount Airy in memory of a longtime business owner there has triggered a debate on who should and...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Surry County Board accepts Sheriff Graham Atkinson’s resignation

Surry County Board accepts Sheriff Graham Atkinson’s resignation

ELKIN — After a decade in office, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson will be missed by the members of the Surry County Board of Commissioners....

March 21st, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide near Mount Airy

Surry County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide near Mount Airy

BANNERTOWN — Officials are investigating an apparent homicide in the Mount Airy area.According to a statement from the Surry County Sheriff̵...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Surry Central victors in Quiz Bowl

Surry Central victors in Quiz Bowl

Ten teams clashed, and one walked away victorious in an annual Quiz Bowl held in Mount Airy.The 10 teams included all five traditional high schools in...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Surry County Commissioners urge change to Article 43 sales tax

Surry County Commissioners urge change to Article 43 sales tax

ELKIN — Surry County Commissioners went all in with their support of proposed sales tax legislation which could create revenue for school capita...

March 20th, 2017 |  


City deploys funds for Honor Guard bus

City deploys funds for Honor Guard bus

As former service personnel who now attend military funerals, local Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard members are accustomed to deploying when need...

March 20th, 2017 |