The internet is indeed a world wide web

The internet is indeed a world wide web

Have you noticed your inbox being flooded with permission requests from just about everybody that has your email address? From the internet giants to ...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Who is America’s greatest living novelist?

Who is America’s greatest living novelist?

Is it too soon to ask who is now America’s greatest living novelist? Philip Roth has been dead since Tuesday, and I’m a little curious as ...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Celebrities are just like us, they die

Celebrities are just like us, they die

It is really annoying the way celebrities whom one has never met are constantly dropping dead and inflicting unwanted reminders of mortality on all of...

May 18th, 2018 |  


A ‘peony’ by any other name

A ‘peony’ by any other name

A most delightful aroma was wafting out of my colleague Kim Cagle’s office on Thursday as I walked by. I looked inside, and she had a glorious b...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Reader stunned by city action

To the Editor,I was astounded to read the story about the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners refusing the rezoning request for the Shepherd’s Hou...

May 8th, 2018 |  


A red roadster: a dream that won’t die

A red roadster: a dream that won’t die

A red roadster has been an object of desire for me since 1970. Ever since seeing the movie “Love Story,” I have wanted one with all my hea...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Balancing my TV diet, funny is funny

Balancing my TV diet, funny is funny

Like most people who live or work in Mount Airy, I’ve got a friend that can’t get enough of “The Andy Griffith Show.” He used ...

February 1st, 2018 |  


A road trip to a jail cell

A road trip to a jail cell

Some days you put on a sports jacket and your good shoes, and you go up to Cross Creek to see who’s going to be Citizen of the Year. That’...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Zena was her name

To the person who hit and killed a dog on Shoals Road Friday night at 7:14 p.m. I just want you to know that Zena wasn’t a dog to me.Zena was an...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Reader: No problem with illegal immigrants

To the Editor,First, as one of those Americans, ‘who refuse to grasp, or are incapable of grasping, the harm illegal immigrants causes’, I...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Welcome home veterans

To the Editor,In 2011, the United States Senate passed a resolution declaring March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” Since then,...

March 30th, 2017 updated: March 30th, 2017. |  


Officer updates cancer-fighting progress

To the Editor,I would like to let everyone know the progress I’ve been making since I was diagnosed with cancer back in December.I’ve had ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Reader Diary: Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Reader Diary: Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Editor’s Note: Reader Diary is an occasional feature column penned by area readers. If you’d like to participate by sharing a particular m...

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


Westfield News

Harley Marsh got a brand new bicycle from Wayne and LaWanda Jessup last week. Harley is Betty Inman ‘s great-grandson. Betty wants Wayne And LaW...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat! The witches fly! Warlocks play! Be haunted by..Jerry and Lisa Chilton, along with nephew Levi Jessup, attended the Wi...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Hallie Hall said a box of pears appeared on her porch after a friend put on Facebook she wanted some pears. Hallie really appreciates the fruit and wa...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

EJ Marshall and Genny Preston were married Saturday Oct. 8, at Woodbine Baptist Church in Mayodan. The couple were married by Pastor Mark Harper in a ...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Kyser George and his band, ShadowGrass, participated in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass during this past week...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Automotive services classes on tap in October

Surry Community College offers many classes for those in the automotive services industry. From working on cars to selling them, Surry has multiple co...

September 29th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Don George, with help from many volunteers, pulled together a reunion for anyone who attended North Stokes in the 60s. There was a great response with...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Hacker House opens Friday Sept. 30 and will run every Friday and Saturday evening until Halloween (Monday) including Sunday, Oct. 30.Homecoming at Bro...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The Francisco School reunion is Saturday, Oct. 1, fearing a covered dish lunch 12:30 p.m. Anyone who ever attended Francisco School is encouraged to b...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Luke Samuel Cartwright, the son of Joey and Melinda Cartwright and Grandson of Jim and Elsie Cartwright and George and Rachel Blevins, received his Ea...

August 31st, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The Westfield Friends Meeting Revival will be four Thursday nights in September — Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22, and Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The speake...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The Francisco Farmfest is coming up, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival will celebrate the people, the arts and traditions, and the agricult...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Thankful for hospice workers

To the Editor,Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care well deserves to be recognized as a valuable asset to Mount Airy and surrounding areas.My fi...

August 16th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Trinity Baptist Church in Westfield will be celebrating its homecoming on Aug. 21. Albion Baptist Church will be celebrating its homecoming the same d...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Thyere is a North Stokes High School 60s Reunion planned for Sept. 23 and 24. Everyone who attended North Stokes during that decade is invited. A cate...

August 3rd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The Brown Mountain Baptist Jr youth group will have a lemonade stand set up at Brown Mtn Baptist Church on Saturday, July 30 from 1-3 p.m. Cost of lem...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

A benefit for Jason Blevins, 98.1 Country Radio Personality, will be held on August 27 at Fairview Ruritan Building, 1691 Fairview Road, Galax, Virgin...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Tristen Mason, who is 12 years old from the Pilot Mountain/Westfield community, had the opportunity of a lifetime when his travel baseball team The Ca...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

On June 18 some members mainly from the graduating classes of 1960-61, Nancy Reynolds High School and friends met for dinner at Coronet Seafood in Rur...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Independence Day in the United States is by far the most important national holiday of the year.Independence Day, or more commonly known as the Fourth...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Sunday, June 12, Sammy and Janice Lawson met Tracey, Matt, Hanna and Sara Coker with Hanna’s best friend, Sidney, for quality time and good food...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The salaries for Stokes County EMS needs to be adjusted to a level to retain and maintain our EMS; with the uncertain hospital situation the Stokes Co...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Vacation Bible School is scheduled to start June 25 at True Way Baptist Church. It’s an all day thing. All children are welcome.Exciting news fr...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — The area around Siloam has had some showers and the gardens and flowers are showing off. And that is good. I found my first Roma tomato...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Kent and Sarah Anderson with their Boston terrier left May 2 on a camping trip in their RV. First stop was Nashville for two days. There they took a t...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — The annual Smith Reunion was held on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at Siloam Baptist Church. The people in attendance are descendants o...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.The holid...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — Now that it is springtime, that also means garden time. You should have seen Papa Bob and the writer trying to plant our garden last we...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Happy Mothers Day!The Superentendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy announced that Tyler Kapolka of the Class of 2016 is a candidate for the degree of ...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — We are enjoying this good weather in our area. We are very optimistic and are planting seeds in the box gardens. Might even plant beans...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Don Moss has 59,000 Volunteer Hours at Baptist Hospital. Don was recognized at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Volunteer Awards Lunch...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Concern about heartburn?

Concern about heartburn?

As we watch television, read magazines, or speak with friends and family, we are constantly reminded about heartburn and reflux, also known as GERD (G...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Don and Mary Romine invited a group of their friends to go to the Wohfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre to hear Peace in the Valley. The musi...

April 20th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — Well, Siloam got the cold temperatures! And the winds came along too. Papa Bob and the writer were really concerned about saving our be...

April 13th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Stoney Ridge Baptist Church will be hosting a Spring Revival beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. Revival services will continue...

April 13th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Easter Sunrise Service at Albion Baptist Church, March 27 at 7 a.m. Breakfast after the service. Sunday School will start at 9 a.m. ...

March 15th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — First, I must correct an error I made in last week’s news. Marsha didn’t walk up to look for Melinda in the pouring down ra...

March 9th, 2016 |