Police seek to reunite stolen property with owners By all accounts, Robert Lee Adkins was a busy man during the first part of this year.
Adkins, 32, was arrested by Mount Airy police on April 11, capping off a string of vehicle and residential break-ins that investigators estimate began in early January and stretched to the day he was taken into custody.
The crimes were concentrated along the Rockford Street (U.S. 601) business corridor, where Adkins lived in a room at Quality Inn. He now...
Healthy Kids event offers a lot of fun Music wafted through the air.
Laughter and giggles and glee’s of delight matched the level of the music.
Kids were running, jumping, playing and generally having a great ole time.
And the rain held off to let everyone — moms, dads, and the kiddies — enjoy all that the expo had to offer.
Saturday’s fourth annual Kids Outdoor Healthy Expo event was so popular, in fact, folks had to search a bit to find a parking spot.
“We’re holding t...
Lucie R. Willsie Lifestyles ReporterMount Airy News
Two local teens serve as House pages RALEIGH – Two local high school students recently served as pages in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Keely Hodges, a student at North Surry High School, and Kaitlin Draughn, a student at Mount Airy High School, both served in that capacity, each sponsored by Rep. Sarah Stevens, R-Mount Airy.
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) appoints the pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery...
Budbreak celebrates wine industry and community Just as the budbreak on a grape vine inspires enthusiasm in a winemaker, the fourth festival held in downtown Mount Airy drew a sizable crowd for the express purpose of showing off some of the good things about the area.
The festival offered wine tastings and sales from 15 North Carolina wineries, multiple food vendors, local artists and musical entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit charity organizations supported by the Mount...
Budbreak car raffle ends in controversy Although the annual Budbreak Wine Festival drew a large crowd and was proclaimed a success by some of its organizers, controversy erupted in connection with a fundraiser at the festival in downtown Mount Airy.
Vickie Riekehof was called out as the winner of the raffle for a 2013 limited edition Fiat Abarth, or that is what she thought. After arriving to claim the car, she said David Chaloupka, owner of Amadour Winery and Vineyards who overs...
Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
• Steven Edward Murray, a white male, 50, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support;
• Dylan Blaize Brintle, a white male, 19, who is wanted on a charge of failing to pay child support;
• Travis Andrew Fletcher, a white male, 28, who is wanted on charges of failing to appear on felony possession with inte...
Local man whistles his way to a win at International Whistlers Convention One of the most famous whistled melodies in the world is the “The Andy Griffith Show” theme song. The well-known piece can be whistled by many when prompted and on any given day locals and visitors strolling through downtown Mount Airy often find the infectious theme song going through their heads.
With the Mayberry connection to whistling, it is fitting that Zachary Groff of Mount Airy was named winner of the classical adult male division ...
Note-burning part of church anniversary service A local church will be adding something new to its anniversary celebration this year.
Salem United Methodist Church will include a note-burning as part of its 156-year anniversary Sunday.
The day’s events will include music during the 10:30 a.m. service by the Marshall Brothers (formerly the Salemaires) as well as hymn singing. William T. “Bill” Medlin III, district superintendent of the Yadkin Valley District of the UMC, will be the gues...
Board to limit comments at public hearings Public hearings held at City Hall on various matters tend to be orderly affairs, but that hasn’t stopped the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners from tweaking the process.
A board action Thursday afternoon will serve to limit comments during hearings — not by the public, but the commissioners themselves.
They adopted a list of procedures for public hearings, mainly stating that board members should be seen and not heard during those session...