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.
2 Stokes County schools set to close at end of 23-24 school year
STOKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Two Stokes County schools are set to close soon, according to the Stokes County school system. The Board of Education members approved a new long-range plan on Monday night. The plan includes: The Stokes County Administration is authorized to develop staffing and busing plans, draw specific attendance lines, develop renovation […]
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...
Seven graduate from Stokes' first Citizens Academy
DANBURY — On Nov. 28, Sheriff Joey Lemons presented certificates to graduates of the first Citizens Academy held in Stokes County. Seven local residents participated in the 10 week program, attending weekly classes that began in September.
Danbury kicks off holiday season with 'Hearts of Heroes' celebration of first responders
DANBURY — On Sunday, Dec. 3, as part of “Christmas in Historic Danbury,” the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony was dedicated in celebration of local first responders. Led by event organizer and Danbury Mayor Janet Whitt, a group of officials from throughout the county joined together...
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.
Sandy Ridge News — Dec. 7, 2023
Christmas on the Ridge was a success tonight! A special thanks to the Sandy Ridge Ruritans for everything you do for our community! We also want to send a special thanks to Santa for showing up and putting a smile on so many faces! Merry Christmas everyone!. Sandy Ridge Music...
Rick McCraw sworn in as King's mayor
KING — The first new mayor elected in King in 24 years, Rick McCraw, was sworn in to the office Monday. “I want to thank each and every one of you for coming tonight,” McCraw said to a packed room in the Recreation Acres Community Center, where the Dec. 4 City Council meeting was held.”Thank you for the ones that voted for me.”
Want to run for office?
DANBURY — The candidate filing period will open through Dec. 15 in Stokes County for those interested in running for any of several public offices up for election in the March 5, 2024 primary. The period ends at noon on Dec. 15, and the deadline to withdraw as a...
Nancy Reynolds News — Dec. 7, 2023
Happy birthday to Darla Simmons and Tabitha Snider. The Double Creek Fire Department is having a breakfast with Santa on December 9 at 9 a.m. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, eggs, orange and apple juice, coffee, and milk for a donation only. You may also have your picture taken with Santa.
North Carolina High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Stokes County Today - December 8
The high school basketball season is underway, and if you're searching for how to watch matchups in Stokes County, North Carolina today, we've got you covered. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Stokes County, North...
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...
George Hairston, Jr. named 'Volunteer of the Year' by Walnut Cove Senior Center
WALNUT COVE — Pandemic shutdowns may have hurt membership at the Walnut Cove Senior Center, but the dedication of one volunteer, George Hairston Jr., never wavered. "He's been right here with us," said Reba Dodson, senior center coordinator. "He lives in the community, he supports what we do and that means a lot."
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.
Tri-Area Community Health announces new medical director
Tri-Area Community Health is pleased to announce Dr. Jeffery Peele has been appointed as the new Medical Director. Dr. Peele assumed the position in November following the planned retirement of Dr. William Bess. Dr. Peele attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before going to UTESA for medical...
This Place in Boonville Is Offering Irresistible Italian Delights: The Stromboli Experience
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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,...
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.
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.
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!