PILOT MOUNTAIN — More details are emerging from an ongoing investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol into early morning accident on N.C. 268 before Whitaker Road outside of Pilot Mountain.Trooper J.M. Atkins confirmed a female victim in the accident has been transported to Northern Hospital of Surry County in stable condition following being struck a glancing blow by a passenger car’s bumper and driver’s side view mirror. He said the accident occurred around 6:42 a.m. this morning.Atkins declined to release any personal information on the victim or driver because he is piecing together details from persons including the victim, a bus driver who witnessed the incident and an independent witness.
An opportunity for a Surry County native to serve in Congress fell just short Tuesday night when Alex Sink lost a special election in Florida to fill the unexpired term of a representative who died in office.After reportedly taking an early lead in the race for the seat representing the 13th District of the Sunshine State, the Democratic candidate who was born in Mount Airy, finished with 46.7 percent of the vote to 48.5 percent for Republican David Jolly.Late returns, a...
DOBSON — The Surry County Beekeeping Association and local 4-H members are forming a new 4-H Beekeeping Club. According to Extension Agent Joanna Radford, the group set its first meeting for March 10. Radford explained the club will be for youth age nine years and older interested in learning about bees and beekeeping.“After the response to programs like ‘bee buddies’ and ‘what’s bugging you’ we realized the interest in bees was there,̶...
Thanks to the recipes provided by the members of Trinity Episcopal Church in their second cookbook, titled “Trinity Cooks Again,” folks in the area can get the food they need to survive and be healthy, while those purchasing the book can benefit from a variety of recipes from the church’s members.
DOBSON — The town of Dobson is in the process of mulling an offer that could provide a little more money for its coffers, or it could cost the town money.During its board retreat Tuesday morning, Town Manager Josh Smith told the board of commissioners that the town’s Community Building, located on Cooper Street, has been offered to the town.The building is owned by a community board, and the members of that board have expressed interest in donating it to the ...
Local folks who like variety probably were elated with the weather during February — which brought a little of everything, based on statistics from F.G. Doggett Water Plant.February 2014 will long be remembered in the annals of Mount Airy weather history for a 15.8-inch snowfall that blanketed the area on Feb. 13-14 (adjusted upward from the 14.2 inches originally reported as the official total). The output for that two-day weather event included 10.2 inches falling on Feb. 1...
The Surry County Extension Service is hoping to locate the Mount Airy Farmer’s Market to the newly paved Virginia Street parking lot, located between N. Main Street and Willow Street.The farmer’s market is held on Tuesday afternoons from April through September and had been held on the parking lot next to the Post Office, but the U.S. Postal System recently closed that lot to public use.
DOBSON — While there are challenges ahead, the message relayed by the staff to the Dobson Board of Commissioners was simple: Keep on keeping on.The board heard a “very preliminary” update on the impending budget forecast when it met for its annual retreat at the Hampton Inn in Dobson Tuesday.The town’s current $2.5 million budget held the town’s tax rate at 38 cents per $100 in value, a number unchanged from the previous year.Duri...
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