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County breaks ground on new jail facility

County breaks ground on new jail facility

While completion of the project is still more than a year away, the long-discussed construction of a new detention center in Surry County took a big step forward Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility. Sheriff Steve C. Hiatt, county board Chairman...
New name, new logo for hospital

New name, new logo for hospital

Northern Hospital of Surry County is no more. At least the name no longer exists. The hospital itself is still standing, under the same management, same ownership, but with a new logo and name — Northern Regional Hospital — to better reflect the hospital’s emphasis on...

Elkin City Schools ranked 5th in state

Elkin City Schools students delivered one of the top performances in the state on North Carolina’s end-of-grade and end-of-course exams, according to the 2018-2019 accountability results presented to the State Board of Education on Sept. 4. Elkin City Schools ranked...
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...