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Woman Charged with Attempted Murder After Hitting Multiple People with Car at Walmart, Mount Airy Police Report
In a shocking incident at a Walmart store in Mount Airy, multiple individuals were struck by a vehicle. The driver, identified as 19-year-old Vilma Huerta, fled the scene but was later apprehended and charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and felony hit-and-run. The motive remains unclear.
‘No provocation’ in fatal Mount Airy shooting, police say
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — Police are saying that the victim and suspect in a deadly shooting did not appear to know each other. Austin Tyler Hawks is accused of shooting and killing Agustin Alberto Villalon Luna around 8 a.m. Wednesday near the Mayberry Mart in Mount Airy. Witnesses described the suspect to investigators after […]
"We loved each other": Wife of victim in Mount Airy's Mayberry Mart shooting opens up about her husband
SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — The wife of Agustin Luna, the man who was shot atMayberry Mart in Mount Airy early Wednesday morning is speaking out about her husband. Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here. Lucy Martinez says her husband was a happy and loving man,...
Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting at Mt. Airy Gas Station
In a shocking incident at a gas station, a suspect has been arrested for a deadly shooting. The community is in shock as nearby schools were placed on lockdown. Find out more about this tragic event and how the community plans to support the victim's family during the holidays.
Pilot Mountain police looking for suspect in bank robbery
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Pilot Mountain police are investigating a bank robbery. The Truist Bank in the 100 block of E. Main St. was robbed Wednesday, according to Pilot Mountain's Interim Police Chief, Adrian Tillotson. Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here. Tillotson said that the...
County seeks to regulate junk and scrap metal yards
County Attorney Ed Woltz sought the guidance of the Surry County Board of Commissioner Monday evening regarding the county’s new development ordinance plan and the status of grandfathered salvage and junkyards. “We’ve been challenged for years on getting it right and implementing a policy properly,” Woltz told the board....
Bassett man accused of using arson in attempted murder
PATRICK COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Bassett man is in custody for attempted murder and arson following an incident December 7, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith. The sheriff says the incident occurred about 3:40 a.m., when video surveillance captured Daniel Shields Reynolds, 39, with a gasoline can near an occupied home on Mills School Road, in the Claudville area of the county.
Carroll blasts Pioneers, now 3-0
Carroll County head coach Anthony Barnes watched his basketball team play five dominant minutes Monday night at Grayson County. The Cavaliers led that game 17-4 but went into the break tied at 22-22. Barnes challenged them in the locker room and his efforts with his team produced a 25-3 third quarter on their way to a 55-39 victory.
1A Title Preview: Tarboro-Mount Airy could be a rematch for the ages
At noon on Saturday, last year's 1A finalists will be in Kenan Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to decide the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 1A state championship once again. Mount Airy, the 2-seed from the 1A West, is hoping to...
Pilot Mountain's Truist Bank Robbed, Suspect's Photos Released
• A bank robbery occurred at Truist Bank in Pilot Mountain on Wednesday. • The local police department believes it was a one-person operation. • The department has released photos of a person of interest in connection to the robbery, taken from the bank's security cameras.
Shooting leaves one dead, another jailed
One man is dead and another in custody after a Wednesday morning shooting at a Mount Airy convenience store. The shooting sent local police scrambling to track down the suspect — a manhunt that lasted approximately 45 minutes — and sent city schools and even some businesses into lockdown mode.
galax, VA Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
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 galax..
Local football teams put everything on the line in VHSL championships
ROANOKE, Va. – It’s the culmination of another high school football season. On “State Finals Saturday,” four of our local teams are headed out to leave it all on the field, looking to take home the gold. Galax is no stranger to the VHSL Class 1...
Bears hit the ground running in women's wrestling
Mount Airy wrestlers have already been part of numerous “firsts” in women’s wrestling the past few years, and the team looks to continue making history during the sport’s first officially sanctioned season in the NCHSAA. In just the past three years, Mount Airy had wrestlers win...
Man Arrested for Gas Station Shooting, Rise in Flu Cases Leads to Hospital Changes, and Plans for Rail Corridor Development in Winston-Salem
Catch up on today's top stories with WXII 12 News. A man is in custody following a gas station shooting in Mount Airy. Cone Health implements new visitor rules due to a rise in flu and RSV cases. Plus, Winston-Salem receives federal funding for a new rail corridor project.
Kapps Mills Estate to host holiday event
Escaping to a place reminiscent of yesteryear can be a welcome diversion at this time of the season, with just such an opportunity available at a local historic site this coming Saturday. This will occur with the fourth-annual Holiday Open House at Kapps Mill Estate that will be suitably lit...
County's median income, population growth aid in Tier ranking
Surry County received an early Christmas present from the State of North Carolina when it was announced that the county’s economic health was such that the state has reclassified the county from a Tier 1 to a Tier 2 designation. Since 2007 the state has used a three-level system...
Deadly Mount Airy shooting prompts brief nearby school lockdown
Classes are getting back to normal after crime in the area forced a brief lockdown this morning.
Hardee’s Friday Night Blitz State Finals Preview : VHSL Class 1 State Finals: Galax Maroon Tide Preview
GALAX, Va. (WFXR) — The VHSL Class 1 Finals features the 10-4 Galax Maroon Tide against the 14-0 Essex Trojans coached by former Pulaski County head coach Todd Jones Saturday afternoon at 5 pm at Salem Stadium. For Galax this is their 6th finals appearance with a 1-4 mark. Galax lone state title came in 2015 when they beat Riverheads 7-6. The Maroon Tide’s last finals appearance came in Spring 2021 a 65-21 loss to riverheads.
Surry County Prepares for Annual 'Give a Kid a Christmas' Shopping Event Amid Fundraising Challenges
Join Surry County residents as they prepare for the annual 'Give a Kid a Christmas' shopping day. Despite fundraising challenges, the community remains hopeful for last-minute donors to ensure every child wakes up to a gift under the tree this Christmas.