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John Peters

Position: Regional Editor
E-Mail Address: jpeters@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-719-1931


About John Peters

John Peters, Editor, has worked at the Mount Airy News for four years. He recently took on the additional duties of Regional Editor for Civitas Media and, while he greatly enjoys editing and working with his staff, he still counts among his favorite parts of the job finding that gem of a story in unusual places, or talking with people who can tell him what local life was like 30 or 50 (or more) years ago. He and his wife have five children and an always-changing number of assorted other creatures.

Latest Stories by John Peters

LAUREL SPRINGS — The Moravian Music Foundation, along with Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center, will sponsor the fifth annual Moravian Music on the Mountain the weekend of March 6-8. The weekend offers participants an opportunity to make music together, worship, learn, and enjoy Moravian fellowship.
The choral program will be le

Moravian Music on the Mountain set for March 6-8

LAUREL SPRINGS — The Moravian Music Foundation, along with Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center, will sponsor the fifth annual Moravian Music on the Mountain the weekend of March 6-8. The weekend offers participants an opportunity to make music together, worship, learn, and enjoy Moravian fellowship. The choral program will be le

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
• Michael Dwayne England, age 48, a white male who is wanted on a probation and a post-release violation, and is on supervision for felony obtain property false pretense, violate domestic violence protective order and contrib

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Michael Dwayne England, age 48, a white male who is wanted on a probation and a post-release violation, and is on supervision for felony obtain property false pretense, violate domestic violence protective order and contrib

Lenten services continue at Central UMC

The weekly community-wide Lenten services continue each Wednesday through April 1 at Central United Methodist Church. Hosted by the church and the Mount Airy Ministerial Association, the services each begin with 15 minutes of music at 11:45 a.m. and concludes by 12:30 p.m. A meal will be served in the church's fellowship hall. While the meal is fr

WINSTON-SALEM — Butler + Burke LLP in Winston-Salem has promoted Hannah Stanley to senior associate. Stanley joined the firm in August 2012 as a tax accountant.
A native of Mount Airy, Stanley received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Gardner-Webb University in 2011.
Stanley was a staff accountant at Greene & Company PLLC in Clemm

Mount Airy native promoted

WINSTON-SALEM — Butler + Burke LLP in Winston-Salem has promoted Hannah Stanley to senior associate. Stanley joined the firm in August 2012 as a tax accountant. A native of Mount Airy, Stanley received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Gardner-Webb University in 2011. Stanley was a staff accountant at Greene & Company PLLC in Clemm

To the Editor I am writing in response to the article titled “Police targeting internet sweepstakes” (Mount Airy News, Feb. 15). I would like to point out some important facts regarding the issues some have with the operation of these entertainment facilities. The article states that it leads to gambling addiction. Are there facts to

PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, NA, has appointed David Stone as loan officer, serving as the contact for residential loans in the Triad.
PNC Mortgage, based in Winston-Salem with a branch in Mount Airy, serves customers through more than 2,600 of its bank branches and a nationwide network of 150 retail mortgage offices.
Stone has 18 years

Stone join PNC Mortgage

PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, NA, has appointed David Stone as loan officer, serving as the contact for residential loans in the Triad. PNC Mortgage, based in Winston-Salem with a branch in Mount Airy, serves customers through more than 2,600 of its bank branches and a nationwide network of 150 retail mortgage offices. Stone has 18 years

Military News

Army Pvt. Mason G. Payne has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Payne is the son of Andra L. Payne of Mount Airy. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military we

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:
•
Molly Elizabeth Quesenberry Edmonds, 25 years of age, a white female who is wanted on probation violations and is on probation for three counts larceny, possess stolen goods and shoplifting;
• Rayshad Lamont Simmons

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: • Molly Elizabeth Quesenberry Edmonds, 25 years of age, a white female who is wanted on probation violations and is on probation for three counts larceny, possess stolen goods and shoplifting; • Rayshad Lamont Simmons

Last week's snow gave area residents a chance to build their own snowmen and snow-women, and several entered our snowman contest by posting pictures of them on the Mount Airy News Facebook page.
The two snowmen pictures with the most likes were:
1) Titled Aleeah and her snowman! and her snowman, submitted by Tina Ayers, and
2) Cade Hamilton buil

Snowman picture contest winners announced

Last week's snow gave area residents a chance to build their own snowmen and snow-women, and several entered our snowman contest by posting pictures of them on the Mount Airy News Facebook page. The two snowmen pictures with the most likes were: 1) Titled Aleeah and her snowman! and her snowman, submitted by Tina Ayers, and 2) Cade Hamilton buil

Johnson indicted

DOBSON — Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson was formally indicted this week on four charges related to the State Bureau of Investigation's probe into allegations he has received a number of improper payments from the county. Those allegations showed he received reimbursements for expenses he either allegedly did not incur or had received

Surrey Bancorp reports sharp increase in earnings

Surrey Bancorp, the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, last week reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 were up by more than 83 percent over the same period a year ago, and that year-end earnings were up by 19.2 percent over the previous year. For the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31, net income totaled $1,284,702 or 31 cent

Johnson indicted

DOBSON — Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson was formally indicted this week on four charges related to the State Bureau of Investigation's probe into allegations he has received a number of improper payments from the county. Those allegations showed he received reimbursements for expenses he either allegedly did not incur or had received

Johnson indicted

DOBSON — Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson was formally indicted this week on four charges related to the State Bureau of Investigation's probe into allegations he has received a number of improper payments from the county. Those allegations showed he received reimbursements for expenses he either allegedly did not incur or had received

Johnson indicted

DOBSON — Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson was formally indicted this week on four charges related to the State Bureau of Investigation's probe into allegations he has received a number of improper payments from the county. Those allegations showed he received reimbursements for expenses he either allegedly did not incur or had received

City tobacco discussion still misses the mark

Why are people who attend events at the Blackmon Amphitheatre more important to Mount Airy commissioners than people who attend ball games or go to picnics at city parks? Maybe they really aren't, but it sure seems that way. Recently Mount Airy city commissioners voted to ban smoking in the seating and dance floor portions of the amphitheatre, but

To the Editor, In light of recent low-wage earner strikes, there should be a book entitled “How to Treat Employees, for Dummies.” Highlights would read something like this. First, remember that employees are as vital to your business as the customer is. And that the employee stands between you and your customer. So the employee can ma

To the Editor, I do not live in Surry county but looks like more politics rather than looking after the community of Westfield. I wonder if all communities could stand up to this type of inspection? The county commissioners need to remember they have an election coming soon and can be removed, booster clubs do a great deal of work in all communit

To the Editor, This is in response to your article, “Lack of buildings hurting job growth,” published Saturday, January 31, 2015. Would someone that hired Mr. Todd Tucker for the Surry Economic Development Partnership please check and see how many “Brand New, Empty, 100,000 Square Foot Buildings with easy access to either one of

Moped regs a good idea

State legislators in Raleigh have in recent years imposed new regulations on moped users and are debating the passage of even more requirements on operators of the vehicles. Beginning in July, moped users driving on public highways must have a state-issued registration and license plate for the vehicle. This, to use, seems like a no-brainer, given

Book Smarts

Following is a list of titles recently received at the library that are available for checkout: Private Vegas by James Patterson, fiction The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller, fiction Cane Creek Regulators by Johnny D. Boggs, fiction Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanger by V.C. Andrews, fiction ***** The Northwestern Regional Library P





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