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Scott Eastwood, actor and son of Clint Eastwood, stops at brewery in Mount Airy

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – Scott Eastwood, actor and son of Clint Eastwood, stopped at a brewery in Mount Airy earlier this week. A photo posted to White Elephant Beer Company showed Eastwood at the bar at 225 Market St.


Board rejects loan plan in 3-2 vote

Commissioner Shirley Brinkley and Doug Carter, a financial consultant to Mount Airy, listen to comments being made across the meeting room by city council member Jon Cawley in opposition to a loan plan presented by Carter. - Members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners might not be Shakespeare f


One killed, one in critical condition after fatal car crash in Rural Hall

A fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer left one woman dead and one man critically-injured Friday afternoon in Rural Hall. Jacy Swaim, 18, of Danbury, died from her injuries at the hospital Friday night, authorities said, and Trey Swaim, 26, remains in critical condition.


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


Officials seek early peek at budget

Commissioner Jim Armbrister, who is pressing for an early look at Mount Airy’s budget for the next fiscal year beginning on July 1, is pictured with City Manager Barbara Jones during a recent planning session. - Tom Joyce | The News.


City votes to sell tract for office

Martin Collins, Mount Airy’s community development director, presents details Thursday night on the new project at Piedmont Triad West Corporate Park. - Tom Joyce | The News. Mount Airy officials voted Thursday night to sell property in a city industrial park to a company wanting to construct an off


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


Surry County man keeps master tinsmith’s work alive

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. -- He was a master tinsmith. “I learned from my father and my grandfather,” Peter Blum told us back in 1999. “This is what made this country great.”. Blum passed away in February but before he did, he made sure his tin shop wouldn’t become silent.


Coffee shop, tax service opens in State Road

Linda Bowers Money, owner of Bon Bon’s at 1020 U.S. 21, State Road, is joined by her husband, David, and daughter, Jennifer Diane Robida, as she cuts the ribbon to the new coffee shop and tax office Friday. Others gathered include friends, family and members of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce.


2 seriously injured in crash in Rural Hall

RURAL HALL, N.C. -- Two people were seriously injured in a crash in Rural Hall Friday afternoon. The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Broad Street. According to Highway Patrol, a car pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer and was hit.


Person killed in crash on I-40 in Statesville

IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - One person was killed in a crash on Interstate 40 in Statesville Friday afternoon, according to Iredell County Communications. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on I-40 West near I-77. From WBTV’s Sky3, it appeared a single vehicle went off the right side of the roadwa


Accident in Fancy Gap leaves two injured

First Responders pack up at an accident scene on U.S. 52 in Fancy Gap on Friday morning in the vicinity of the Fancy Gap Medical Clinic before 8 a.m. as a wrecker prepares to tow off a Ford Mustang. According to the Virginia State Police, the two-car accident involved the Mustang and a Chrysler. Ini


UPDATE: Missing North Carolina couple that hitchhiked to Middletown went to son’s home

An older couple reported missing from North Carolina traveled to Middletown to the home of their son, Middletown police say. — Ethel Mae Puckett, 62, and Leroy Puckett, 72, left Orange County, N.C. on Wednesday, and family members were concerned for their welfare. A Silver Alert was issued by offici


North Carolina company issues recall for pork skin products

(FOX Carolina) – The USDA said North Carolina-based Two Brothers Pork Skins is recalling an undetermined amount of pork skin products. The USDA said the products are being recalled because they were “produced without meeting the federal requirements to develop and implement a hazard analysis and sys


Gardening symposium slated for April

DOBSON — The Surry County Master Gardener volunteers are holding a Gardening Symposium on April 13 in Dobson. The symposium will feature something for everyone — or at least something for everyone interested in gardening in this area of the Piedmont. There will be dynamic speakers, interactive demon


NASCAR family gathers in Virginia to remember Glen Wood

NASCAR execs, drivers and others gather at Wood Brothers Racing. They came from the top racing shops in NASCAR and from speedway offices and other capitals of the sport, but also from the hills and hollows of down-home rural Virginia – all neighbors and friends.


High schools: Hidden Valley's Burgoyne tosses no-hitter against PH

Keara Burgoyne threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk to lead Hidden Valley to an 11-1 win over Patrick Henry on Friday in a River Ridge District softball game called after six innings due to the 10-run rule.


Fans come from near and far to celebrate a race tradition DECK Traffic and crowds moved smoothly around the speedway

Doug and Lee Lang of Troutville, north of Roanoke, were admiring a red, vintage Wood Brothers racing car at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. “I have a friend who grew up down the road from both Glen and Leonard Wood in Patrick County. And I’ve never seen an old racing other than in a glimpse [


Ed Hardin: Bubba Wallace returns to Martinsville, where nothing is normal and there's nowhere to hide

Bubba Wallace returns to Martinsville this weekend, somewhat subdued by the realities of racing and toned down from his younger and louder days. “I’m more mature now,” he said this week, preparing to race at the track that tests patience and rewards those with the fastest car and the courage to cras


Fired Patrick County EMT Patrick McNabb said his ouster was political because his record was clean and another EMT has been demoted for a medical error

Alex McNabb, the emergency medical technician fired earlier this month by the JEB Stuart Rescue Squad in Patrick County after he made racially insensitive comments on a neo-Nazi podcast, likened his firing to “witch hysteria” and pointed out the board had kept another EMT who was found to have made