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Loftis recalled as ‘gentleman,’ ‘great mayor’

Loftis recalled as ‘gentleman,’ ‘great mayor’

Words such as “consummate gentleman,” “good friend” and “great mayor” were used liberally Tuesday by those who knew Jack Loftis …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Mardi Gras in Mount Airy

Mardi Gras in Mount Airy

Carnival season winds up tonight with Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday,” the final hoorah before the Christian Lenten season begins …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Surry County 4-H plant sale in full swing

DOBSON — The annual 4-H plant sale is under way at the Surry County Cooperative Extension center in Dobson. Orders …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Former Mayor Jack Loftis dies

Former Mayor Jack Loftis dies

A former mayor of Mount Airy has died. Jack Loftis passed away late Monday afternoon at a Winston-Salem hospital, where …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Accused killer familiar with Surry

A Virginia Tech student accused of recently stabbing a 13-year-old Blacksburg girl and dumping her body in Surry County was …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Brinkley calls Facebook ‘devil’s playground’

Brinkley calls Facebook ‘devil’s playground’

Mount Airy’s municipal election of 2015 was unique in many respects, drawing much more interest than usual from candidates and …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Senior games sign-ups start soon

Senior games sign-ups start soon

DOBSON — Area seniors will soon have the chance to sign up for an annual event which spans three months. …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Super Bowl 50 and the quest for blue food

Super Bowl 50 and the quest for blue food

“There are no blue foods,” or so George Carlin famously said. Carlin was right. Even blueberries are actually purple. Normally, …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Marriage licenses issued in Surry County

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County. • John Cody Hutchens, 30, and Andrea Lee Speight, 29, of …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Spanish learning ahead of schedule

Tharrington Primary School recently gave a lengthy update to the Mount Airy Board of Education on its groundbreaking dual-language immersion …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Community Lenten services begin on Wednesday

For 95 years the Mount Airy Ministerial Association has sponsored the annual community-wide Lenten Services for the area. In recent …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Real property transfers in Surry County

In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Health Department Inspections

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

February 7th, 2016 |  

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Jasmine Nicole Jackson, …

February 7th, 2016 |  

ASU students, Rep. Foxx visit Omega Construction site

ASU students, Rep. Foxx visit Omega Construction site

Omega Construction of Pilot Mountain recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC 5th, along with 15 students from the Appalachian …

February 7th, 2016 |  

WPAQ to get new call sign letters for building

WPAQ to get new call sign letters for building

WPAQ got a brand new set of call sign letters for its birthday. Kelly Epperson, co-owner of the Mount Airy …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Gen. Stuart party brings history buffs together

Gen. Stuart party brings history buffs together

Major General J.E.B. Stuart wasn’t at his 183rd birthday party held Saturday in Mount Airy, but his edible image peered …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Youth actors hit their mark at Mount Airy Public Library performance

Youth actors hit their mark at Mount Airy Public Library performance

Though no count was kept of the children who attended Take Your Kid to the Library Day on Saturday, librarian …

February 6th, 2016 |  

School board approves bus driver bonuses

School board approves bus driver bonuses

Surry County Schools opted to reach into its own coffers to fund a bonus for part-time employees. The state approved …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Police reports

• The theft of items from Lowes Foods late Thursday night — including a wheelchair — led to the arrest …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Surry Friends Of Youth bowling party

Surry Friends Of Youth bowling party

The Surry Friends of Youth’s Best Friends and Special Friends Programs recently enjoyed their fourth annual Holiday Bowling Party at …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Tobacco contract cuts hurt Surry County farmers

Tobacco contract cuts hurt Surry County farmers

Tobacco buyers cut several contracts in Surry County this year, delivering a blow to the industry with local farmers taking …

February 6th, 2016 |  

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