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Surry County man fatally shoots self after deadly assault on mother-in-law, deputies say
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman is dead after an “aggressive” assault by a man in Surry County, law enforcement says. According to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, they were called about a domestic incident around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at a home in Mount Airy. Deputies arriving at the scene found a […]
Altercations prompt appeal to city
A local barber is asking Mount Airy officials to take action in the wake of recent unnerving encounters with what she calls the “abandoned population” in this area. “I say ‘abandoned’ due to some research and some conversations with passersby,” said Jessica Cockerham, who chose to use that term when speaking during an open forum at a Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting last Thursday night. “Some of these individuals...
Pilot Mountain man found guilty of charges related to Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection after filming videos for Facebook; wife previously sentenced
WASHINGTON (WGHP) — A North Carolina man was found guilty on Wednesday of felony and misdemeanor charges related to the the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to the United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of North Carolina. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of […]
Town passes resolution regarding AEP’s high power bills
Hillsville Town Council at its February 12 regular meeting approved a “resolution of concern” regarding local power rates. The measure cites council’s unanimous agreement “the community has received Appalachian Power Company bills causing financial hardship.”. “The last two weeks have been really rough on people. This...
VHSL Girls Region 3D Semifinals: Abingdon and Carroll County advance to the regional finals
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The VHSL Girls Region 3D semifinals were held at Cassell Coliseum on Thursday. Abingdon won over Lord Botetourt 52-41. Also, Carroll County won over Magna Vista 62-42. It will be Carroll County and Abingdon in the regional finals on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum.
'We are blessed': Mount Airy couple celebrates 77 years of marriage
A Mount Airy couple celebrated a major marriage milestone Thursday. Seventy-seven years ago, Bobby and Frances Holder got married on Feb. 22, 1947. "It's been a long, long life, and we've been blessed," Bobby Holder said. Both Bobby and Frances are 93 years old now, but years ago, they were...
A Culinary Journey: 6 Italian Restaurants in Galax You Can't Miss
In this article, we'll be exploring six exquisite Italian restaurants in Galax. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Overdose deaths rise in county
Overdose deaths have increased in Surry County, according to the latest figures available, but efforts are underway by multiple entities which should produce what one local official called “positive impacts” going forward. Fifty people are known to have died during 2023 in the county due to substance abuse, based on a breakdown from Surry County Emergency Services, compared to 47 the year before — representing the highest total since 55 deaths in 2017. ...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in Mount Airy, NC
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to mount airy..
Carroll County Month End Deeds of Partition and Conveyance
This is a listing of recent Carroll County Circuit Court’s County Month End Deeds of Partition and Conveyance. The following listings were recorded on January 12, 2023 to January 22, 2023 and list record grantor, grantee, consideration (if any) and type, as space allows in this edition of The Carroll News. January 12: Leath Farms, LLC to Farmer, Richie L, $75,000, Deed of Bargain and Sale. ...
Gentry Middle School art team receives state honors
The Gentry Middle School Art team recently did well in the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Art Showcase, with three students winning their respective categories and the team taking runner-up honors. The competition consisted of a number of schools from across the state, all of whom had students submit artworks that were based on the Robert Frost poem “The Mending Wall.” Anthony Gallegos took top honors in the sculpture category, Angela Ponce won in photography, and Emily Cabrera was tops in mixed media and had her artwork chosen as Best in Show for all middle school submissions in the state. In addition to the individual honors, the team was second in the overall competition.
East tops North in rubber match, advances to FH2A Title game
HAYS — The third meeting between North Surry and East Surry went down to the final seconds on Feb. 21. After six fourth-quarter lead changes, East Surry pulled ahead by converting at the free throw line and making timely stops on defense. North Surry made it a 2-point game and even had the last possession, but failed to get a shot up before the final buzzer sounded. The 43-41 victory...
SCC expands admissions for nursing program
Because of an expected shortage of nurses in the workforce, Surry Community College is opening a second application period for admission to the nursing program there and increasing the number of available open slots. In making the move, the college cited a projection by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services of a shortage of 12,500 Registered Nurses and 5,000 Licensed Practical Nurses over the course of the next decade, a downward trend also projected nationwide. ...
Sheriff requests additional corrections staff
In short order the new Surry County Detention Center is in need of additional staff. Sheriff Steve C. Hiatt last year told the Surry County Board of Commissioners when the long-awaited detention center opened he would need more staff — as many as 20 new employees. The board approved an additional five detention officers be added to the roster at that time and Hiatt said that was, “With the understanding...
Carroll School Board announces honors for the month of January
The Carroll County School Board’s February 13 regular meeting opened with a round of applause for the board as part of School Board Appreciation Month with Superintendent Dr. Mark Burnette presenting each member with a certificate of recognition. Certificates were also presented to Board Clerk/Finance Manager Tammy Quesenberry for School Board Clerk Appreciation Month. The favor was quickly returned with the announcements of Staff Member of the Month, Senior of the Month and Teacher of the Month honors for January. ...
Parent requests RAE Center repairs
A parent shared concerns over repairs and the need for a full-time English teacher at the Carroll-Galax Regional Alternative Education (RAE) Center in Hillsville during the Carroll County School Board’s February 13 meeting. Parent Adrienne Best spoke during the public address portion of the meeting, which also included a public hearing on the 2024-2025 school operational budget for Carroll. Her first concern was the need for a full-time English Teacher. ...
Carroll County Schools have lots of tasty lunch options on menus
Menu subject to change. Daily Vegetable Options may include: Fresh baby carrots, fresh broccoli florets, fresh green peppers, broccoli salad, carrot and raisin salad, Mexican Corn Salad. Daily fruit options may include: Red Delicious Apple, fresh citrus orange, fresh petite banana, Citrusy Mandarin Oranges, diced pears, cinnamon applesauce, fresh apple slices, sliced strawberries, blueberries and watermelon Craisins. Milk options: Fat free chocolate milk, 1% milk. Additional Secondary School Lunch options may include: Pizzeria: Cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza. The Grille: Juicy cheeseburger on a bun, Crispy...
City council tightens RV rules
It has become harder to develop recreational vehicle accommodations in Mount Airy, due to unanimous action last Thursday night by the city commissioners — coming on the heels of primitive camping being rejected in November. Both these decisions surfaced amid a growing homeless problem in this community, punctuated by cases of individuals pitching tents on both private and public property. Although city officials haven’t openly stated that the camping-related crackdowns...
Copeland Elementary Principal's Award Lunch
Tamara Martin, principal at Copeland Elementary, took students earning the Principal Award for the second quarter to lunch at 13 Bones in Mount Airy. These students demonstrated many leadership attributes in their classroom. school officials said.
The total snowfall Patrick County got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Patrick County, Virginia received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information