New data nationally from clinicians challenges the notion that depression and suicide rates increase during the holiday season. Experts stress this information points to the need for heightened awareness of risks in later winter after the...
DOBSON — It's commonly assumed that candidates who are successful in the modern political arena are those raising the most money, but this was not true with a recent election in Surry County.
No doubt about it, Christmas dinner is an important meal. For Christians it marks the birth of the savior and bears extreme religious significance. For everyone, it marks the culmination of a season burdened with celebrating the best that humanity has...
• A case combining larceny and trespassing has occurred at Wal-Mart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Discovered last Wednesday, it involved a known female suspect stealing property valued at about $60, including two necklaces,...
Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority Director Jessica Icenhour Roberts to the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board by North Caroloina House of Rep. Speaker Thom Tillis.
Pike Corp., one of Surry County's largest and oldest businesses, has become a private company, a move expected to solidify its market position for the future.
The Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library gave children a chance to step out of the seasonal fast lane and have a bit of quality time with Santa Claus at the annual Cookies and Milk with Santa on Tuesday.
Shoppers passing by Salvation Army kettles are being greeted by the usual bells this holiday season, but also a special sound if they're lucky enough to catch Brittany Gagne on duty: Christmas carols.
The hunger of needy residents in the area will be diminished — at least for a while — thanks to the efforts of Mount Airy's city government employees.
TOAST — The Franklin Ruritan Club has established a scholarship at Surry Community College to ensure the group's tradition of community service continues. A check for $60,000 was presented to Surry Community College Foundation Executive...
The arrival of Christmas this week also is bringing some changes to Mount Airy's sanitation operations.
A trucker has been charged with multiple felony violations stemming from a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on U.S. 52 in October that claimed three lives, including a couple from Mount Airy.
Ask any of the members of the Surry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 24 involved in the annual Cops and Kids shopping tour at Walmart in Mount Airy and they'll tell you it's not about gifts.
DOBSON — Greg Puckett, who serves as executive vice president and general manager at Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board.
According to the report from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, charitable giving is down considerably from last year.
Sales for many area merchants appear to be pleasingly steady thus far into the Christmas Season at a time when many retailers look to earn as much as 30 percent of their income in the holiday rush.
PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month.
PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home.
Mount Airy's Tourism Development Authority and the Surry County Tourism Partnership of Surry County have each struck gold at an annual award ceremony for the The Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC).
GARDEN CITY, NY — The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) has named Dr. Dee Everhart of Everhart Primary Health Care in Cana, Va., as 2014 professional woman of the year.
WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year.
WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, has announced Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and festival circuit favorites Trampled By Turtles as part of the music festival's lineup.
Rep. Howard Coble is ending a career as an area congressman spanning nearly 30 years, and his last official act in that capacity involved a Surry County high school student.
In this last week before Christmas, everyone is busy including myself. There is the clearing of the desk. There is cleaning and decorating. There are shows and parties. There are gifts and wrapping. There are cards and messages to send. There are...
Those with an interest in Mount Airy's recreational facilities might see an upcoming greenway project as a final leg — but it could be far from the end of the “road.”
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