County turns down firefighter request

County turns down firefighter request

DOBSON — County commissioners declined to reconsider funding Monday for six local fire departments, after making a compromise in June. Mondays&#...

September 19th, 2017 updated: September 19th, 2017. |  


Police reports

• Two men were found to be wanted on motor vehicle-related charges after being encountered by officers at a local church late Saturday night, ac...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Woman uses sister’s name to elude arrest

Mount Airy police are investigating a case in which a woman allegedly provided the name of her sister to officers in an apparent attempt to avoid arre...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Bettina Linke returning to ‘Mayberry’

Bettina Linke returning to ‘Mayberry’

The name Richard O. Linke might be unfamiliar to the average person, but “Andy Griffith Show” fans readily recall him as a guiding force b...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Relay for Life draws 200 people

Relay for Life draws 200 people

An estimated 200 people turned out at Veterans Memorial Park for the Relay for Life of Surry County event Saturday.“We had a great turnout,̶...

September 18th, 2017 |  


County has ‘record’ heroin bust

County has ‘record’ heroin bust

DOBSON — Arrests for heroin distribution have not been a frequent occurrence in Surry in recent years, but authorities have made an unprecedente...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Surry Community awards 104 high school diplomas

Surry Community awards 104 high school diplomas

DOBSON — A total of 102 students earned their High School Equivalency diplomas from July 1, 2016, to June 30 from Surry Community College, the s...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A U-Haul tow dolly valued at $4,700 was stolen Wednesday afternoon, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The property, owned by ...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Cruising to record turnout

Cruising to record turnout

Mount Airy smashed its record for turnout at Saturday’s cruise-in downtown.For more than seven hours, Mayberry Cool Cars & Rods Cruise-In br...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Mayberry Days — bigger than ever

Mayberry Days — bigger than ever

The 28th annual Mayberry Days is set to get underway this week, with some favorite activities combined with a few new events for this year’s ren...

September 17th, 2017 |