Surry County, NC

GovernmentMount Airy News

Capital funding for arts, museum not budgeted

The Budget Gods have not been kind to the Surry Arts Council and Mount Airy Museum of Regional History lately, with no major local government funding earmarked to either agency for building-related projects. This includes $200,000 requested by Surry Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones from Mount Airy officials for...
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Surry athletes named to All-Academic Team

DOBSON — Thirty student-athletes from Surry Community College have been named to the Region 10 All-Academic team for 2020-2021. To qualify, student-athletes must have obtained an overall grade point average or 3.0 or better for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. “This is yet another outstanding honor for our student-athletes and...
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GovernmentMount Airy News

County to kick-off 250th celebration

North Carolina native Taylon Hope will be among many musicians helping to celebrate Surry County’s 250th anniversary. (Submitted photo) An event two-and-a-half centuries in the making, then delayed yet another year by the COVID-19 pandemic, finally will get underway in August. Surry 250, a celebration of Surry County’s 250th anniversary,...
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SportsMount Airy News

East Surry’s Randy Marion stepping down as AD

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Randy Marion, longtime athletic director at East Surry High School, has announced that he will step aside from his duties as AD effective June 30. Coach Marion has spent his entire teaching career at East Surry, serving as athletic director for the past nine years. Additionally, he serves as the head women’s softball coach and defensive coordinator for the East Surry football team.
Surry County, NCElkin Tribune

New addition to Surry Sonker Trail

DOBSON — The Harvest Grill dining experience at Shelton Vineyards now includes the region’s signature dessert. This month, Harvest Grill becomes the sixth stop along the Surry Sonker Trail. Sonker is a local heritage food passed down through generations. Similar to a pie or cobbler, it comes about by blending...
GovernmentElkin Tribune

Town budget approved, Juneteenth proclamation signed

Surry Communications CEO Richie Parker gives a presentation to the Elkin Town Board on future fiber connectivity in the Elkin area. Elkin’s town board meeting on Monday began with a proclamation from Mayor Sam Bishop recognizing Juneteenth, a holiday based on the date of June 19, 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were finally freed following the emancipation proclamation made nearly two and half years earlier by Abraham Lincoln. Bishop also noted the Juneteenth celebration planned at the Heritage Center for the upcoming weekend.
SportsMount Airy News

No. 2 Cards advance with 3-2 win

Evan McCreary fouls off a pitch from Community School of Davidson in Tuesday’s playoff game. Luke Brown got the win on the mound for East Surry in Tuesday’s win over Community School of Davidson. Cory Smith | The News. East Surry lead-off Carson Willoughby hits a single to record the...
SportsMount Airy News

30 Knights named Region X All-Academic

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Knights had 30 of its student-athletes qualify for the Region 10 All-Academic team for 2020-2021. Student-athletes must have obtained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better for the entire 2020-2021 academic year in order to be eligible. “This is yet another outstanding...
Crime & SafetyMount Airy News

I-77 wreck claims Ohio man

The heavy rain and high winds which swept through Surry County Sunday night caused a number of wrecks on area highways, and claimed at least one life. Dangelo Lee Campbell, 32, of Maple Heights, Ohio, was killed when the car he was driving slammed into a just-fallen tree on Interstate 77, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. J.M. Church. The wreck occurred at 10:22 p.m. near mile marker 100.
Surry County, NCMount Airy News

Juneteenth celebration set for museum

In addition to the downtown Juneteenth celebration planned Saturday in the Market Street Arts and Entertainment District located between Franklin and West Oak streets, the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History plans its own Juneteenth fete. “This family friendly event is free and open to the public in the museum...
GovernmentElkin Tribune

Surry County plans 250th anniversary kickoff celebration for August

The County of Surry will hold a kickoff celebration in recognition of the County’s 250th Anniversary on Saturday, August 21 at the Historic Courthouse Square, 114 W. Atkins St. in Dobson. The opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m., with entertainment and activities continuing throughout the day, closing at 6 p.m. The event is called Surry 250, is free and will be presented by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.
EducationMount Airy News

Important educational relics fading away

Rosenwald Schools offered education to African-Americans. A circa 1919 picture of Sandy Level School, the first Rosenwald School building in Surry County. The present-day site where the Sandy Level school stood. (Ron Snow | Special to the News) A circa 1927 picture of Chestnut Ridge School, with students and teachers...
Surry County, NCWinston-Salem Journal

Ask SAM: Who pays when I get a COVID-19 vaccination?

Q: Does anyone know who is paying for the COVID-19 vaccine?. Answer: Uncle Sam is footing the bill for the vaccines and the vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the COVID-19 vaccines are available, for everyone for free. “The vaccines were paid for with taxpayer dollars...
GovernmentMount Airy News

Surry County fair to return in September

After a year of no Ferris wheel or other rides, cotton candy, games and family fun overall, the Surry County Agricultural Fair will return in September after being barred from the midway in 2020 by COVID-19. Doug Joyner, the president of Veterans Memorial Park where the event is held, confirmed...
GovernmentElkin Tribune

To the Editor: ‘Turning backward thinking County around’

Surry County folks like the Explore Elkin group, the Elkin Valley Trails volunteers, the artists at Foothills Arts Council, all the folks who support the wonderful Reeves Theatre, our wonderful wineries and many many others have donated their precious time and money in an attempt to turn our previously backward thinking county around in order to create an attraction for more forward thinking folks. But all it takes to make folks want to stay away or leave is a little ignorance and obviously we have more than a little ignorance in high important places to work against us. I’m talking about the two Surry County commissioners who have been in the national news lately.
EducationMount Airy News

SCC offers 2 new ways to become teacher

Surry Community College is offering two new pathways for individuals wanting to become teachers. Students can choose from an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science with a Teacher Preparation Pathway. The pathways are available to all students including high school juniors and seniors who are taking tuition-free, Career...
EducationMount Airy News

New scholarships available for some college students

A statewide awareness campaign, called “Time for a New YOU,” launched recently for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, is available for eligible North Carolina community college students. The program provides $15 million in tuition assistance to students enrolled in short-term workforce training programs in one of North Carolina’s “Great...
GovernmentMount Airy News

Surry County Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:. • Abigail Smythe Lawson, a white female, 37, wanted on probation violations who is on probation for two counts felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance and felony conspiring to sell methamphetamine;
BusinessMount Airy News

Real Estate Transfers

In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However a tax stamp at the rate of $2 for every $1,000 in value is affixed to each deed. Recent real estate transfers recorded in the Surry...