County budget to include fire tax hike

DOBSON — Residents in six fire districts will see a property-tax increase in the upcoming fiscal year.On Monday evening the Surry County Board o...

June 21st, 2017 |  


City’s taking of TDA money protested

City’s taking of TDA money protested

Although Mount Airy’s budget for the upcoming 2017-2018 fiscal year has been approved, some lingering issues persist — including local tou...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Final phase of runway project to begin

DOBSON — The final phase of a runway expansion project got a nod of approval to continue last week.According to airport authority member and Sur...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Photo exhibit on display in Mount Airy

The 2017 “Transformation” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Mount Airy Public Library ...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Litter pickup program off to slow start

Litter pickup program off to slow start

DOBSON — County officials hope non-profit groups will take advantage of a program which is beneficial to both the county and the groups.“I...

June 20th, 2017 |  


New county budget passes 3-2

New county budget passes 3-2

DOBSON — County commissioners narrowly passed a budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.“Three beats two every time,” said Commissioner V...

June 19th, 2017 |  


Tribes preserve culture, aid veterans

Tribes preserve culture, aid veterans

The sound of drum beats, accompanied by Native American dancers in full native regalia and engaging in tribal chants, could be considered unusual in M...

June 19th, 2017 |  


City library plans to Build Better World

City library plans to Build Better World

Bob the Builder, Legos, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, K’Nex sets, and Keva Planks will all be on hand at the Mount Airy Public Library this summer....

June 19th, 2017 |  


Booksmarts

The following titles have been received at the library, and are available for checkout:Camino Island by John Grisham, fictionLove Story by Karen Kings...

June 19th, 2017 |  


Award winner

Award winner

Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently received recognition from the American Library Association for its initiative, “Everybody Has a Story,...

June 19th, 2017 |