NEWS


Sheriff picks Combs for replacement

DOBSON — As some are jockeying for position to become Surry County’s next sheriff, Graham Atkinson said on Thursday he wants his right-han...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


History, art and music to join hikers in taking over Elkin

History, art and music to join hikers in taking over Elkin

During the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, many activities are planned to enhance the offerings already available in Elkin. Wh...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson thanks Democratic Party as officials prepare to select his replacement

Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson thanks Democratic Party as officials prepare to select his replacement

DOBSON — As members of the Surry County Democratic Party prepare for their annual convention, they also have another issue to focus on — r...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


UPDATE: Ronda fire claims two young brothers; school, community providing support

UPDATE: Ronda fire claims two young brothers; school, community providing support

RONDA — No charges will be filed as a result of a mobile home fire in Ronda Wednesday night that took the lives of two young children.According ...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


The 40th anniversary Gala of the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail brings Trail Angels and others to Elkin

The 40th anniversary Gala of the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail brings Trail Angels and others to Elkin

As Elkin welcomes more than 300 visitors to town for the 40th anniversary of the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail, residents wil...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Jr. Beta Club from Elkin Middle School provides bike to Elkin Police to help monitor Mountains-To-Sea, Overmountain Victory and other local trails with assistance from Downtown BMX Mountain Trail Bike Shop

Jr. Beta Club from Elkin Middle School provides bike to Elkin Police to help monitor Mountains-To-Sea, Overmountain Victory and other local trails with assistance from Downtown BMX Mountain Trail Bike Shop

The Elkin Municipal Park was alive with more than just the normal first day of spring traffic as the Elkin Middle School gathered to watch the Jr. Bet...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


6:15 pm
Updated: 6:15 pm. |    
Lady Elks earn first win
Buckin Elks remain undefeated

Buckin Elks remain undefeated

The Buckin’ Elks tennis team won another match to advance to 5-0 for the season.Singles1. Ryan Macy E def Houston/Zachery Sizemore, S 6-1, 6-02....

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Ashe hands East Wilkes first loss

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County was able to hand East Wilkes its first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.The first 40 minutes saw bo...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Lady Rams advance to 3-0 in MVAC

BOONVILLE — The Starmount softball team defeated Alleghany 7-6 on Tuesday night and Ashe County 9-1 on Wednesday night.Starmount 7 - Alleghany 6...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Lady Rams sail past Lady Trojans

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Lady Rams defeated the Lady Trojans of Alleghany on Tuesday night in Mountain Valley 1A/2A play by a score of 11-0 in ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


TOBC wins Daytona 200

TOBC wins Daytona 200

JONESVILLE — While thinking of Jonesville, many people don’t know of a hidden gem that boasts an incredible track record for motorcycle ra...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


3:38 pm |    
Board members sworn in
11:10 am |    
Birth announcement
Birth announcement

Birth announcement

Eisley Karrter WoodBrian and Korri Wood of Roaring River announce the birth of a daughter, Eisley Karrter, on Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Mem...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The ladies at Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will be serving a Fisherman’s Breakfast on April 1, beginning at 7 a.m. They will have sausag...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


Surry Central wins, Elkin runner up at Quiz Bowl

Surry Central wins, Elkin runner up at Quiz Bowl

The annual Northwestern Regional Library Quiz Bowl was held March 18th at 9 a.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy.Out of the 10 competing ...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Coming to MerleFest 2017: The Transatlantic Sessions Tour with Jerry Douglas & Aly Bain, feat. James Taylor and more

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World, is going international for its 30th celebration by hosting the The Transatlantic Sessions Tou...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Surry Cellars wins N.C. Fine Wines Society award

Surry Cellars wins N.C. Fine Wines Society award

DOBSON — Surry Cellars, the label for wine produced through Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program, was awarded the tit...

March 20th, 2017 |  


OPINION


12:19 pm |    
Community Commentary
5:30 am
Updated: 5:30 am. |    

Stone Mountain News

Whaaat, no gun on the plane?

Whaaat, no gun on the plane?

They caught an 80-year-old woman at the Myrtle Beach Airport, on the old Air Force base there, trying to get on a plane with a walking cane.When they ...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Traphill Fire Department will have Bingo and a spaghetti supper on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. Go out and support our great fire department.Crab...

March 15th, 2017 updated: March 15th, 2017. |  


View an eclipse, get a meal

View an eclipse, get a meal

Christopher Columbus was in trouble. During his fourth voyage to the New World, Columbus was shipwrecked on Jamaica. Hostile natives had cut off the E...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Curtis Taylor (Beulah) “Those little Delights.”Steve Owings (State Road) “I really don’t like Girl Scout cookies. The lemon on...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Billings Hill Baptist Church will have Community Youth Rally on Saturday at 6 p.m. Brother Luke Connor will be bringing the message. The Nunn Sisters ...

March 8th, 2017 updated: March 8th, 2017. |  


New endangered species: barns

New endangered species: barns

They don’t know what to do with the last barn in Mecklenburg County.Normally they get all excited down there over some big, new skyscraper going...

March 6th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


12:19 pm |    
Surry Farm Bureau awarded

Kenan Fellows Program partners with USDA and local Farm Bureaus to lead innovation in agricultural education

RALEIGH — The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University is partnering with the USDA, N.C. State’s College of A...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Surrey Bancorp reports 2016 Earnings of $3,596,628

MOUNT AIRY — Surrey Bancorp (the “Company”, Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, reported earnings f...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Wilkes County named ACT Certified Work Ready Community

Wilkes County named ACT Certified Work Ready Community

Wilkes County was recently certified as the 21st county in N.C. to be named an ACT Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The Wilkes Economic Developm...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Elkin store manager honored by company

SALISBURY — Food Lion has named five store managers as divisional award winners, making them eligible for its prestigious Ralph W. Ketner Store ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Surrey Bancorp announces stock repurchase program

MOUNT AIRY — Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB) (the “Company”) announced that the company’s Board of Directors has authorized...

February 13th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA