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...
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.
Cooking fire displaces city resident
Grease burning in an oven caused a fire that heavily damaged a house in Mount Airy and displaced a man living there, according to officials. The incident was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, involving a one-story structure at 210 Mountain View Road located just off U.S. 601 near Mountain View Road’s intersection with Main Drive.
Tar Heel Traveler, Aunt Bee museum
Actress Frances Bavier died on this day in 1989 and is buried in Siler City. She played Aunt Bee on "The Andy Griffith Show." A Mount Airy hotel has turned one of its rooms into an Aunt Bee museum, filled with artifacts she owned and many that appeared on TV.
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.
Unsolved Homicide in North Wilkesboro Sparks Plea for Justice from Victim's Brother
In a heart-wrenching plea for justice, the brother of a homicide victim in North Wilkesboro speaks out. The victim, a 32-year-old aspiring musician, was fatally shot in September. Despite ongoing investigations, no suspects have been charged, leaving the family desperate for answers.
Wall hits game-winner, Central moves to 5-0
DOBSON — A battle of two unbeaten teams needed all 32 minutes of regulation to determine a victor. North Stokes led by as many as 14 points in the game, but a second-half comeback lifted Surry Central to a 54-52 win. Central led for less than five seconds in the game.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.84 and $2.86 in Elkin as of 2023-12-07. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
More candidates join crowded field
DOBSON — The list of candidates filing for various local, state and federal offices continues to grow, including a member of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners seeking re-election and a Pilot Mountain councilman challenging a county commissioner. At last report from the Surry Board of Elections in Dobson,...
Two months later, no closure for homicide victim's family
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — The brother of a homicide victim in North Wilkesboro is asking for justice. North Wilkesboro Police tells WXII that on Sept. 29, 2023, they and Wilkes County EMS found a shooting victim on L Street in North Wilkesboro. The victim, Levern Johnson, 32, later died of that wound on Oct. 10.
WCC receives designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College (WCC) has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA). The designation is in effect through the 2028 academic year. This designation is awarded to regionally accredited academic institutions offering cybersecurity degrees and certificates at the associate, bachelor, and graduate levels. The role of the CAE-CD program is to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States. By promoting and supporting quality academic programs of higher learning that help...
Family seeks answers in death of 14-year old son
BOONVILLE — On Sept. 26 Kacie Gillespie got the phone call of nightmares — a video call no less — of her son lying on the floor bleeding. Channing O'Neal, age 14, sustained a gunshot wound to the head while at a friend's house just a few miles from his own home in Boonville. He passed away from the injury on Sept. 28 at Brenner Children's Hospital. The official cause of death on Channing's death certificate is listed as suicide, but his mom Kacie and stepdad John Gillespie don't think that's what happened. Most of all, the family has concerns that their son's death was not properly investigated.
Mount Airy football headed to second consecutive 1A State Title Game
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — The Mount Airy Granite Bears football team is returning to the 1A State Title game. In 2022, the Granite Bears knocked off Tarboro to bring home the program's 8th state title in school history (1935, 1938, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1968, 2008, and 2022). Mount Airy...
Elkin to light up the season this Friday
It’s a holiday tradition that feels much like walking through the set of a Hallmark Christmas movie — the annual Light Up Elkin night. On Friday evening, downtown storefronts will be ablaze with twinkling lights and festive decorations, live entertainment from local musicians will be performed at various locations, and there will be plenty of opportunities for shopping, socializing and enjoying the season.
Arlington Residents Told to Shelter-in-Place Following Explosion During Search Warrant Execution
• An explosion occurred in Arlington after police attempted to serve a search warrant at a home. • The explosion was caused by the suspect firing several rounds, resulting in the house exploding.
Local Lego Robotics teams to compete at regionals
Yadkin County Schools began participating in the Lego Robotics program in 2015 and the program has grown in popularity. More than just playing with toys, the program teaches students a variety of skills. “Coaching our school’s robotics team, I have gotten to see how STEM shapes and molds the minds...
Mount Airy Granite Bears Eye Second Consecutive State Championship
Get ready for an exciting weekend as Mount Airy Granite Bears gear up for the 2023 state championship. With a winning streak of 29 games, the team is focused on claiming their second straight 1A title. Tune in for an intense match against Tarboro!
Flurry of candidates file on first day
DOBSON — Office-seekers wasted no time tossing their hats into the ring Monday on the first day of the candidates’ filing period at the Surry County Board of Elections in Dobson. As of around 3:30 p.m. with about 90 minutes left to go in the business day, eight...
Va. receives nearly $730 million in federal funding for Long Bridge project, rail infrastructure
ARLINGTON, Va. (7News) — Hundreds of millions in federal funding will go towards improving Virginia's rail infrastructure and increasing ridership on the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), federal and state officials announced during Thursday's press conference in Arlington. The state's democratic congress members, along with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and...