The Mount Airy News
The July 19, 2009 front page
of The Mount Airy News
|Owner(s)||Heartland Publications, LLC|
|Headquarters||319 N. Renfro St.
Mount Airy, NC 27030
The Mount Airy News is a 6-day-a-week newspaper published in Mount Airy, North Carolina. It was established in 1880. The News has a circulation of 9,263 according to The Park's LIbrary List of North Carolina newspapers.
It is one of four newspapers serving Surry County, North Carolina, The Tribune in Elkin and The Pilot of Pilot Mountain. Another newspaper called The Messenger also served Mount Airy until it closed in 2010.
The News, The Tribune, and The Pilot all have the same corporate parent. In June 2007, both The News and The Tribune were part of a sale from Mid-South Management Co., Inc. to Heartland Publications, LLC of Connecticut 
Mount Airy had two newspapers until around 1980, when the weekly Mount Airy Times was bought by the News. In 2007, the city again had two papers with The Messenger and The Mount Airy News. "The Mount Airy News" is published seven days a week. "The Messenger" was published five days a week, Monday thru Friday.
On April 9, 2012, The News ceased publication of its Monday edition. The paper now publishes Tuesday thru Sunday.
- Mid-South Management website
- Mount Airy News on the Web
- North Carolina Newspaper Project
- The Park Library's list of North Carolina newspapers, by circulation
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