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County testing results among top in state

Recently released details of state testing scores show Surry County Schools among the top 20 school systems in the state in several categories, while Mount Airy City Schools is touting widespread improvement in its scores. The county school system also recorded its...

SPX plans small operation in Pilot Mountain

SPX Corp., a global maker of HVAC equipment based in Charlotte, plans to open a small operation in Pilot Mountain by Sept. 30, according to the Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. The company will lease the former Elastrix building, also known as the...
River access expands in county

River access expands in county

Surry Parks and Recreation has increased its number of river access points in the county with the recent addition of one in the Dobson area. With the launching of the Fisher River Park River Access — for which a ribbon-cutting program was held earlier this month — six...
NC Trail Days celebrates outdoor activities

NC Trail Days celebrates outdoor activities

Hikers, bikers, climbers, runners and paddlers have a chance to explore the natural beauty of the region at NC Trail Days, an event which begins today. Activities are planned for Elkin, Jonesville and Stone Mountain State Park today through Sunday. This inaugural...

City votes to sell tract for office

Mount Airy officials voted Thursday night to sell property in a city industrial park to a company wanting to construct an office building where 30 jobs potentially could result. An entity known as Terra Nova Legacy, a limited-liability company, recently made a direct...