The Mount Airy News

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The Mount Airy News
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The July 19, 2009 front page of The Mount Airy News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Civitas Media
Publisher Ron Clausen
Editor John Peters
Founded 1880
Language English
Headquarters 319 N. Renfro Street
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030
United States
Circulation 9,263

The Mount Airy News is a six-day-a-week newspaper published in Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States. It was established in 1880. The News has a circulation of 9,263 according to The Park Library's list of North Carolina newspapers.

It is one of several newspapers serving Surry County, along with The Tribune in Elkin and The Pilot of Pilot Mountain.

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. [1]

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. However, after attempting several different publication schedules, The Messenger closed less than three years later, shutting its doors in 2010.

The Mount Airy News was published seven days a week. On April 9, 2012, The News ceased publication of its Monday edition. The paper now publishes Tuesday through Sunday.


  1. ^ Yadkin, Surry, Stokes newspapers are bought Winston-Salem Journal (accessed 3 June 2007)

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