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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 |  

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 |  

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