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Three new Guardians ad Litem in Surry

Three new Guardians ad Litem in Surry

On Monday, December 3, 2015, three Surry County residents were sworn in by Judge Spencer Key to be Guardian ad …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Northern Hospital of Surry County earns stroke certification

Northern Hospital of Surry County earns stroke certification

About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Now a local hospital …

February 12th, 2016 |  

CEO: companies must ‘grow or die’

CEO: companies must ‘grow or die’

DOBSON — Nothing is certain these days in the business world, even for a local company more than 50 years …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Candidates field direct questions

Candidates field direct questions

DOBSON — The second half of Thursday’s candidate forum at Surry Central High got a little more personal. The five …

February 12th, 2016 |  

School leaders smooch pigs for fundraiser

School leaders smooch pigs for fundraiser

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary faculty members puckered up for a good cause, celebrating a milestone in a school fundraiser. Several …

February 12th, 2016 |  

DOBSON — Schools and jobs were a frequent topic for the five candidates running for the Mount Airy District on …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Surry Arts Council kicks off fund drive

Surry Arts Council kicks off fund drive

One of the points made during a Thursday afternoon kickoff event for the annual Surry Arts Council (SAC) fund drive …

February 11th, 2016 |  

January was rough weather month

Mount Airy began 2016 with a 62-degree temperature on New Year’s Day, then proceeded to go downhill from there in …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Beginning genealogy classes offered in Mount Airy, Dobson

Beginning genealogy classes offered in Mount Airy, Dobson

Genealogy was so important in biblical times that people never left home without carrying a copy of their family tree. …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Police reports

• Gaming items valued at $396 were stolen from a vehicle in Mount Airy Saturday, according to city police department …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Three musicians make All-District Band

Three musicians make All-District Band

BOONE — Three local high school students will travel to Appalachian State University to participate in the Northwest N.C. All-District …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Commissioners discuss Cody Creek

DOBSON — County commissioners met for nearly three hours Wednesday morning behind closed doors. Following the meeting, County Attorney Ed …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Officials say city board ‘broken’

Officials say city board ‘broken’

Apart from the usual responsibilities of a small-town mayor, Mount Airy’s David Rowe admittedly has an extra task on his …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Beatles scholar to present at Mount Airy Public Library on Friday

Beatles scholar to present at Mount Airy Public Library on Friday

A man touted as the only full-time professional Beatles scholar in the country is scheduled to speak at the Mount …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Local candidate forum is Thursday night

DOBSON — Thursday night Surry County voters will have an opportunity they don’t often get — a chance to see …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Surry County Grand Jury indicts teen trio for alleged vehicle break-in spree

DOBSON — A Surry County Grand Jury returned true bills of indictment Monday for a trio of then-teenagers arrested in …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Valentine’s Day DIY, easier than you think

Valentine’s Day DIY, easier than you think

With 100,000 pounds of Conversation Hearts produced every year during the season, they are the best selling Valentine’s Day candy. …

February 10th, 2016 |  

School board honors art winners

School board honors art winners

DOBSON — Surry County Schools recognized students and teachers for a strong showing in an art competition in December. Gentry …

February 10th, 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 10th, 2016 |  

Business repaying grant funds over jobs

Business repaying grant funds over jobs

Nearly a year after Mount Airy refunded $100,000 in state grant funds, the city has gotten some of that money …

February 9th, 2016 |  

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 |  

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