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Tourism begins at (or in) home

Tourism begins at (or in) home

It’s not necessary to build a hotel or start a restaurant to participate in Mount Airy’s tourist economy. A number …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Dobson to host National Night Out

Next Tuesday a National Night Out celebration will take place at Dobson Square Park. The event is meant to promote …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Ararat tremors confirmed as earthquake

After much speculation, the tremor felt in east-central part of Surry County Sunday was confirmed as a mild earthquake. Some …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Brother of driver killed in accident

More details regarding a Saturday’s one-vehicle accident on N.C. 103 in the Flat Rock area have been released. The operator …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Senate proposing driver’s ed cut

Currently, the Senate and the House are at two opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to funding for …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Sheriff warns of IRS tax scam

The Surry County Sheriff’s Office released a statement over the weekend warning the community about a telephone scam where callers …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Shoals AR students take final trip of year

Shoals AR students take final trip of year

Before the end of the school year Shoals Elementary had their last AR field trip for those students meeting their …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Program offers hunter safety training for area youths

Program offers hunter safety training for area youths

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Members of the Pilot Mountain Shooters completed a successful fundraiser recently and now plan to use those …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Local musicians do well in Sparta competition

Local musicians do well in Sparta competition

A Mount Airy-based old-time music band took top honors recently in the Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention held in Sparta. The …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Local Official elected to Blue Ridge Parkway board

Local Official elected to Blue Ridge Parkway board

A local official was recently appointed to Blue Ridge Parkway Association. Jessica Icenhour Roberts, director of tourism for the Mount …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Eastern Star donates to hospice

Eastern Star donates to hospice

Eastern Star Donates to Hospice The chapters of the 19th District of the Eastern Star in North Carolina have donated …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Reunion guests include Voice of America

Reunion guests include Voice of America

Along with descendants of the Original Siamese Twins, who attended Saturday’s Eng and Chang Bunker family reunion from near and …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Man killed in N.C. 103 wreck

A man was fatally injured Saturday afternoon in a one-car accident on N.C. 103 in the Flat Rock area. Authorities …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Debate fizzing over age of Coke mural

Debate fizzing over age of Coke mural

Call it another one of history’s mysteries, a quest to solve the riddle of how something happened and when. This …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Marriages

The following marriage licenses were issued in Surry County. • Timothy C. Maines, 31, and Catherine O’Quinn Rives, 27, of …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Property Transfers

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

July 26th, 2015 |  

How might higher inflation affect your investments?

How might higher inflation affect your investments?

America once experienced something called “moderate inflation.” It may seem like a distant memory, but it could very well return …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Young entrepreneurs keep downtown thriving

Young entrepreneurs keep downtown thriving

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s an old saying, but an apt description of the …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Shelly Smith Mchone …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Police reports

• A case of financial card fraud was reported to the Mount Airy Police Department Monday. It involves an unknown …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Author probes Siamese Twins’ family life

Author probes Siamese Twins’ family life

The lives of Original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker have spawned an abundance of colorful stories, but an author …

July 25th, 2015 |  

Dobson slows traffic on Zephyr Road

DOBSON — Motorists driving along Zephyr Road in Dobson may find their commute taking just a little bit longer now …

July 25th, 2015 |  

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