NEWS


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School board to fire Central official

School board to fire Central official

Surry County Schools will terminate an assistant principal from Surry Central following his arrest last month on drug-related charges.Benny Lee Balile...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A thief with an apparent eye toward fashion struck a local retail business in recent days, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Girl shot in Cana

HILLSVILLE, Va. — Carroll County authorities reported Wednesday morning that a girl had been shot in the Cana area of the county.The victim, a 9...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Surry Fiddlers Convention tuning up

Surry Fiddlers Convention tuning up

DOBSON — The location of the Surry Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is different this year, but organizers say its goal remains the same: to preserv...

March 21st, 2017 |  


City board debates rules on benches

City board debates rules on benches

A simple request to place a granite bench in downtown Mount Airy in memory of a longtime business owner there has triggered a debate on who should and...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Surry County Board accepts Sheriff Graham Atkinson’s resignation

Surry County Board accepts Sheriff Graham Atkinson’s resignation

ELKIN — After a decade in office, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson will be missed by the members of the Surry County Board of Commissioners....

March 21st, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Lady Cards blank Sauras

Bears win border war, down Galax

GALAX — Teams from North Carolina haven’t been having much luck against the Mount Airy tennis team lately, so the Granite Bears gave a Vir...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Bears avenge loss, down Eagles

Bears avenge loss, down Eagles

DOBSON — On the surface, it was just a non-conference game sandwiched in between two early-season league tilts. But Mount Airy coach Jon Cawley ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Bears shut out North Surry

There was no letdown for the Mount Airy tennis team.One day after knocking off Bishop McGuinness to take the outright lead in the Northwest 1A Confere...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Lady Bears score 12 goals again

HAYS — A final score of 12-3 suggests a low-scoring football game where one team could kick and one couldn’t, or perhaps a baseball game w...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Lady Hounds’ late rally comes up short

Lady Hounds’ late rally comes up short

KING — The North Surry Lady Greyhounds softball team dropped their Western Piedmont Athletic Conference opener at West Stokes Tuesday night, by ...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Beulah Methodist, Irish for a day
Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

Easy and quick with 5-ingredients or less

A quick glance at a recipe is usually all it takes to know how complicated it is going to be. it’s not so much the length of the directions that...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Holy Angels Catholic Church brings Mardi Gras to Mount Airy with annual party

Mount Airy’s usual frigid February temperatures gave way to a balmy evening on Friday that provided the final touch in transforming the Granite ...

March 14th, 2017 updated: March 14th, 2017. |  


Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 12th, 2017 |  


State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

Surry County Schools impressed the state superintendent during a visit Friday.Mark Johnson had been eager to visit the district since winning his elec...

March 12th, 2017 |  


The good shepherd and his sheep, Part 2

The good shepherd and his sheep, Part 2

The shepherd metaphor is recorded more than 500 times in Scripture, both in the Old and New Testaments. Over and over the gentle, caring relationship ...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Church calendar

Submissions to the church calendar should be sent to [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the newspape...

March 9th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Street Scene

Street Scene

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March 18th, 2017 |  


Lamenting the many dangers of DST

Lamenting the many dangers of DST

No, you didn’t misread the headline of this column, I’m here today to discuss DST (better known as Daylight Saving Time), not DDT the inse...

March 17th, 2017 |  


The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

When Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd,” He was using one of the most beautiful metaphors in the Bible. Those living in the Holy Land ar...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Saints and snakes, corned beef and beer

Saints and snakes, corned beef and beer

Saint Patrick and I have a complicated history.This year, for the first time in many years, I have plans for the holiday. Beulah Methodist Church̵...

March 16th, 2017 updated: March 16th, 2017. |  


Where’s the justice in our system?

Where’s the justice in our system?

I’ve written a couple of columns in the past year complaining about the slap on the wrist many criminals have received in Surry County courts.Ho...

March 16th, 2017 updated: March 16th, 2017. |  


Lady Bears rose to the occasion

Lady Bears rose to the occasion

Some things in life never get boring.A Facebook friend of mine put up a question over the weekend, asking her friends to describe their job in a sente...

March 15th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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AES named great workplace

Surrey Bancorp reports 33 percent rise in net income

Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, recently reported earnings for the second quarter had jumped a th...

July 31st, 2016 |  


First Community sees income growth, declares dividend

First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) recently reported net income that had grown more than 9 percent for the second quarter and first six mon...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Free seminars for those seeking job help

Surry Community College will be offering free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in August. No advance registration is required.#Using...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Small Business Center offering free seminars

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in August at various locations in Surry and Yadkin c...

July 24th, 2016 |  


WorkForce Unlimited acquires Laurinburg operation

WorkForce Unlimited, a full-service staffing firm based in Mount Airy, recently announced it had acquired the light industrial staffing division of As...

May 12th, 2016 |  


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