NEWS


10:00 pm
Updated: 10:00 pm. |    
‘Massive’ inauguration thrills local residents
2:03 am
Updated: 9:50 am. |    
Urine attack nets jail term
Remarks about mayor dominate meeting

Remarks about mayor dominate meeting

What was billed as a fairly routine meeting of the city council Thursday night turned into a referendum on Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe over comments h...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 20th, 2017. |  


Surry Friends of Youth hold holiday party

Surry Friends of Youth hold holiday party

The Surry Friends of Youth’s Best Friends and Special Friends Programs recently enjoyed their fifth annual Holiday Bowling Party at Mount Airy L...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Police reports

• A car was stolen Tuesday in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports, coming on the heels of several other vehicle thefts local...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Rotarians discuss Finland exchange

Rotarians discuss Finland exchange

Two members of the Mount Airy Rotary Club were recently immersed in a different culture.Amanda and Doug Yarboro got the opportunity to travel to Finla...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Lowe’s job cuts hit Surry stores

Lowe’s job cuts hit Surry stores

A retooling of personnel by the Lowe’s home-improvement chain is resulting in job cuts at its stores in Mount Airy and Elkin.That translates int...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Local coach to speak at chamber dinner

Local coach to speak at chamber dinner

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce has announced David Diamont will be the keynote speaker at its annual meeting coming up next week at Cross ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


11:16 pm |    
Lady Hounds pummel S. Stokes
Forbush changes tactics, beats Central

Forbush changes tactics, beats Central

DOBSON — Forbush had a plan for how to beat Surry Central in Friday night’s girls game, and it was working well in the first quarter.Then ...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Mid-game surge blows away Elks

ELKIN — Even though Elkin’s boys basketball team hasn’t picked up a win yet this season, the Buckin’ Elks came out just as str...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Lady Bears roll over Elks

Lady Bears roll over Elks

The Lady Granite Bears picked up another non-conference road win on Wednesday night against the Elks of Elkin High. Their 72-39 win over Elkin helped ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


A Senior Night to remember

A Senior Night to remember

The final chapters in the illustrious career of Mount Airy wrestler Jacob Hogue are yet to be written.However, the two-time state champion added anoth...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Mounce not missing for Braves

Mounce not missing for Braves

When Carson Mounce played for Mount Airy High School, he specialized in high-percentage shots. Many Granite Bears games featured at least one dunk fro...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Huff shines at Blue-Grey game

Huff shines at Blue-Grey game

The Blue-Grey All-American Bowl exhibits some of the best talent among the top high school players in the country, and in its latest appearance at Eve...

January 17th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


11:15 pm
Updated: 11:15 pm. |    
Smith, King to wed
CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

Flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina, according to a statement issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services earlier this wee...

January 14th, 2017 |  


The name above every name

The name above every name

Last week as we began our study of the names of GOD, we looked at the name I AM, found in Exodus 3:13-15. This is the name GOD introduced Himself as t...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Snow cream guide to the galaxy

Snow cream guide to the galaxy

The South gets a lot of guff because a half inch of snow can close down an entire major metropolitan area for days and days — think Atlanta 2014...

January 11th, 2017 updated: January 11th, 2017. |  


Casey Parrish weds Will Hodges

Casey Parrish weds Will Hodges

Miss Casey Jo Parrish and Mr. William Daniel Hodges were united in marriage on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at one thirty in the afternoon at Daysprings...

January 8th, 2017 updated: January 8th, 2017. |  


Soup for the soul, and the waistline

Soup for the soul, and the waistline

It’s been two centuries since Beethoven said “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” And he wasn’t the first to be begu...

January 4th, 2017 |  


Several churches to host a watch-night service on New Year’s Eve

Several local churches are offering a safe, family-friendly alternative for ringing in the New Year tonight.It’s what they call a New Year’...

December 30th, 2016 |  


OPINION


2:46 am |    

You Said It…

Anybody can grow up to be president

Anybody can grow up to be president

Remember when you were a little kid and your mama told you that if you were a good person and worked hard, you could achieve anything you set your min...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Digging deeper into state tax changes

Digging deeper into state tax changes

I have a confession: even though I work in the news industry, I don’t always keep up with news that happens far from me.I keep up with happening...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Online commentary went too far

To the Editor,The “educated Black female” has crossed the line.It is one thing to criticize Mayor Rowe who is capable of defending himself...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


Intolerance thrives in Surry County

Intolerance thrives in Surry County

I believe in life we forge our own destiny. We create our own opportunities. That’s what makes America great. You get to be whatever you want to...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Officer training program targets vacancies

It has been a constant issue when discussing the Mount Airy Police Department in recent years — vacancies that simply never seem to go away.The ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Stevens’ influence in Raleigh good for city

Mount Airy and Surry County may have just gotten a little boost in influence and standing in the General Assembly.Sarah Stevens, a city attorney enter...

January 17th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


1:49 am |    
AES named great workplace

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 |  


Free business seminars set for May

The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in May at various locations in Surry and Yadk...

April 24th, 2016 |  


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