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Victorian era prosperous for Surry County

On a soft April evening in 1904, Florence Alma Prevette entered the parlor in her mother’s Wilkes County home. It was filled with family and…

‘Evil’ Mount Airy? Don’t you believe it

“A disturbing snapshot of an angry America. evil.” That’s how the obscure news website Inter Reviewed describes us. Huh? Who, us? Famous newsman Ted Koppel’s…

Board of Education a champion for children

Editor’s Note: Community Comment is a periodic column in The Mount Airy News featuring commentary from community leaders in Mount Airy and Surry County. Mount…

Markers highlight the past

Road signs surround us in our daily lives as we drive hither and yon, giving valuable information as we pass by. However, a specific set…

Rock Castle

“To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without roots.” – Chinese Proverb Here in the foothills of the…

America’s sock capitol?

Mount Airy has been known for many things — a big, gleaming rock, beautiful yet simple well-made furniture, quality bright leaf tobacco, the Happiest Girl…

America’s sock capitol?

Mount Airy has been known for many things — a big, gleaming rock, beautiful yet simple well-made furniture, quality bright leaf tobacco, the Happiest Girl…

Let there be light

As the chill of winter creeps in, we huddle in the warmth of our homes, and turn on the lights to drive away the dark…