These festive llamas and their handlers make quite an impression at the Dobson Christmas Parade Saturday afternoon. A variety of vintage vehicles and fire, rescue and police vehicles were represented in the annual event which was well attended. A tree lighting ceremony was held at the town hall following the parade.The Surry Central Golden Eagles Marching Band is decked out in its holiday finery for the annual Dobson Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon. The event was well attended in spite of rapidly falling temperatures in the area. Numerous clubs, churches and civic organizations were represented in the parade.
With thefts of metallic items — including auto parts — a continuing problem in Surry County, a state law that went into effect this month is expected to put a dent in those crimes.Often when parts or other materials have been stolen and taken to a salvage yard or recycling center, they are soon crushed or otherwise processed — leaving no evidence of the crimes by the time law enforcement officers can intervene.However, on Dec. 1 t...
Mount Airy Police Lt. Kelly Hiatt talks about the annual “Kids and Cops” shopping program at Walmart as an established holiday tradition locally.Hiatt praised the efforts of local businesses and individuals who make the project possible. He said typically $150 is spent on each child participating with half of the amount going to clothing and essentials and the remaining money going for toys. In addition to the Mount Airy Police Department and Explorers group, other agen...
The Mount Airy Ukulele Invasion (MAUI) group is best viewed as a class that became a community. The group followed up a successful opening concert with 17 performers on stage and performing in the Mount Airy Christmas Parade with a holiday concert in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Saturday morning.Founders George and Gin Smith appear pleased — and surprised — by the response to the group which started out as a ukulele class at Old Mill Music this past summer....
The Surry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following people:• Steven Craig Bohannon, white male, 53, is wanted on charges of failing to pay child support.• Billy Wayne Johnson, white male, 21, is wanted on charges of failing to appear on felony breaking entering, larceny after breaking entering and possession of stolen property.• Jonathan Lee Holyfield, white ...
Members of the Mount Airy High School Marching Band play holiday tunes for participants in the Downtown Business Association Art Walk. The event featured more than 60 local artists throughout downtown venues with art demonstrations.Julie Walker concentrates on painting a design for a barn quilt during the Art Walk. She and her husband, Jerry, have founded J n J’s Uniquely Yours which specializes in smaller sized types of the traditional craft. The Mount Airy couple hopes to h...
Oak Grove United Methodist Church hostess Cinnie Cobbler, center, serves Russian Tea to Christmas Holiday House Tour participants Saturday. This is the 28th such tour presented by the Mount Airy Restoration Foundation. It continues today from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors to the church learned about the history of the church which was founded in 1858.
DOBSON — Some Surry Community College students recently found out acquiring knowledge about marketing and advertising from reading a textbook is beneficial, but when the textbook comes to life, it’s eye-opening.Students at the school recently heard first-hand stories from two advertising veterans about their work creating commercials for international and national brands. John Adams and Jud Haskins are profiled in the full-length book, “Where The Suckers Moon,R...
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