John Peters

Position: Regional Editor
E-Mail Address: jpeters@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-719-1931


About John Peters

John Peters, Editor, has worked at the Mount Airy News for four years. He recently took on the additional duties of Regional Editor for Civitas Media and, while he greatly enjoys editing and working with his staff, he still counts among his favorite parts of the job finding that gem of a story in unusual places, or talking with people who can tell him what local life was like 30 or 50 (or more) years ago. He and his wife have five children and an always-changing number of assorted other creatures.

Latest Stories by John Peters

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: BEAVER ISLAND TOWNSHIP: Jason L. Dillo

County trying to kill interstate project?

The long-awaited, must-anticipated interstate water and sewer project appears to be near the brink of death — much to what we suspect is the secret delight of at least some Surry County officials. The project is one that has been in the works on some level since before the turn of the century, with the aim of extending water and sewer servic

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: BEAVER ISLAND TOWNSHIP: Jason L. Dillo

When the Reeves Community Center Foundation and the Mount Airy Junior Woman's Club first got together in 2005 to hold a fundraising 5K race on the recently completed Emily B. Taylor Greenway, it was a novel idea. At that time, the only race for runners in the area was a road race that the Reeves Community Center had been holding for many years on

Joey and Lisa Thomas Glass of Mount Airy announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Suzanne, to William Joseph (Joey) Jones, the son of Ricky and Candy Lovill Jones of Mount Airy.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jean Glass and the late Bob Glass and Russell and Nancy Thomas. She is a 2005 graduate of North Surry High School and is em

Glass, Jones engaged

Joey and Lisa Thomas Glass of Mount Airy announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Suzanne, to William Joseph (Joey) Jones, the son of Ricky and Candy Lovill Jones of Mount Airy. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jean Glass and the late Bob Glass and Russell and Nancy Thomas. She is a 2005 graduate of North Surry High School and is em

Dorey Jamison and Steve Allbright announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie, to Lee Michael Bowman, the son of Mike and Diane Bowman.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Nancy and Richard Jamison and Gordon Allbright. She is a graduate of Wakefield High School and a 2008 graduate of UNC-Wilmington. She is employed as a finance m

Bowman, Allbright to Wed

Dorey Jamison and Steve Allbright announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie, to Lee Michael Bowman, the son of Mike and Diane Bowman. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Nancy and Richard Jamison and Gordon Allbright. She is a graduate of Wakefield High School and a 2008 graduate of UNC-Wilmington. She is employed as a finance m

Joseph Keith Galyean of Clemmons graduated from Calvary Baptist Day School on May 30. He is the grandson of Joe and Carlene Galyean of Mount Airy.
Keith served as a student council officer all four years of high school and also served as an ambassador, orienting new students to the school. He was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes,

Teen with local ties graduates high school

Joseph Keith Galyean of Clemmons graduated from Calvary Baptist Day School on May 30. He is the grandson of Joe and Carlene Galyean of Mount Airy. Keith served as a student council officer all four years of high school and also served as an ambassador, orienting new students to the school. He was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes,

The Surry County Republican Party Headquarters and Victory Center recently opened in Mount Airy, attracting an audience for the opening that included local and state officials.
North Carolina State Republican Party Vice Chair Carolyn Justice was among those attending the event, held at 52 Thruway Shopping Center across from Mayberry Mall. The head

GOP opens local center

The Surry County Republican Party Headquarters and Victory Center recently opened in Mount Airy, attracting an audience for the opening that included local and state officials. North Carolina State Republican Party Vice Chair Carolyn Justice was among those attending the event, held at 52 Thruway Shopping Center across from Mayberry Mall. The head

Navy Seaman Wesley D. Harris, son of Rodney O. and Robbie L. Harris of Mount Airy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, and was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation.
Harris received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Tr

Navy Seaman Wesley D. Harris, son of Rodney O. and Robbie L. Harris of Mount Airy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, and was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation. Harris received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Tr

I don't know how popular jigsaw puzzles are with the general public nowadays, but I know the Mistress of the Manor and I do like us some puzzling. These miracles of design provide hours, days, or even weeks of entertainment for a low price, and you can do them naked if you so desire.
In doing some research on these miracles of design, I found that

Jigsaw puzzle no longer fun

I don't know how popular jigsaw puzzles are with the general public nowadays, but I know the Mistress of the Manor and I do like us some puzzling. These miracles of design provide hours, days, or even weeks of entertainment for a low price, and you can do them naked if you so desire. In doing some research on these miracles of design, I found that

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: BEAVER ISLAND TOWNSHIP: Lynwood McHone

Elizabeth Brower Fawcett and Charles Edward Smith II were united in marriage on Aug. 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mount Airy. The Rev. Raymond J. Hanna officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Fawcett Jr. of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs and Mrs. George Thomas Fawcett Sr. of M

Elizabeth Fawcett and Charles Smith II are married

Elizabeth Brower Fawcett and Charles Edward Smith II were united in marriage on Aug. 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mount Airy. The Rev. Raymond J. Hanna officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Fawcett Jr. of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs and Mrs. George Thomas Fawcett Sr. of M




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