Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Shoals marks the 100th day of school

Shoals marks the 100th day of school

Natalie Wright’s fourth-grade class at Shoals Elementary School recently made shirts and dressed up like 100-year-olds to celebrate the 100th da...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Students dine at Sagebrush

Students dine at Sagebrush

Shoals Elementary School recently announced their second quarter Principal Award Winners.These students are chosen by their teachers to represent thei...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Ruritans holding chicken, oyster stew dinner

If the temperatures are warming and a hint of spring is in the air, it must be time for the Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club Chicken and Oyster Stew and Ho...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Pinnacle basketball finishes 42nd season

Pinnacle basketball finishes 42nd season

The Pinnacle Lions Club wrapped up another successful season of its community youth basketball program last weekend, continuing a tradition that is st...

March 1st, 2017 |  


The Town of Pilot Mountain rallied together for police Captain Michael Palmer

The Town of Pilot Mountain rallied together for police Captain Michael Palmer

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Recently, the town raised more than $15,000 for Police Captain Michael Palmer.Learning Palmer was diagnosed with cancer in Dece...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Cheyenne Webster’s birthday is March 1. Congratulations! You’re finally a quarter century old. Happy 25th birthday! Wayne and LaWanda want...

March 1st, 2017 |  


SCC offers digital photography class

Surry Community College is now offering the following courses beginning in March for those interested in improving their digital photography skills.Na...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Pilot man charged with child porn

Pilot man charged with child porn

A Pilot Mountain man was arrested last week on child pornography charges.Christopher Lewis Tucker, 30, of 800 Westridge Drive, Pilot Mountain, was cha...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Surry County commissioners plan to borrow $55 million

Surry County commissioners plan to borrow $55 million

STATE ROAD — County commissioners approved a plan for Surry County to take on $55 million in new debt over three years.Still, the Surry County B...

February 28th, 2017 |  


NAACP hosts a Black History Month celebration at L.H. Jones Auditorium

NAACP hosts a Black History Month celebration at L.H. Jones Auditorium

MOUNT AIRY — Area residents celebrated Black History Month in a ceremony at L.H. Jones Auditorium Thursday afternoon.The Mount Airy, Surry Count...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Westfield Elementary students enjoyed a pizza party after raising 1,740 cans for a local outreach.

Westfield Elementary students enjoyed a pizza party after raising 1,740 cans for a local outreach.

Kim Jones’ third grade class at Westfield Elementary enjoyed a pizza party recently celebrating the 495 cans the students donated during 15 Days...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Middle Schools announces a correction made to honor roll students names.

Due incorrect information supplied to The Pilot Mountain News, the previous listing for the Pilot Mountain Middle School A/B honor roll for the first ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Armfield’s ACC lunch coming soon

With the March 3 return of its ACC Spring Barbecue, the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center will look to continue to build upon what has become a pop...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Citizens rally for unity, activism

Citizens rally for unity, activism

Carrying signs and chanting slogans such as “We are Mount Airy!” which echoed through the downtown area Saturday, a group of marchers set ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A case of attempted breaking and entering and ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Pilot ends contract with All-American

Nearly two years after entering into a sometimes contentious contract with All-American Services, including using the company to supply its interim to...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Town making progress on water, sewer plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In 2015 a water and sewer system capital improvement plan was completed to help the town identify the needs of the system and d...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Sarah and Kent Anderson went with Nancy and Sandy Cook to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre this past Valentine’s Day for great food and the Elv...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Local leader excited about economy

Local leader excited about economy

DOBSON — In serving up forecasts for the local business climate, the Surry County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) naturally relied on the...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Shoals Elementary school recently announced the second quarter bus rider winners.Each quarter the bus drivers select four bus riders that have followe...

February 21st, 2017 |  


County board takes no action on Cana water

County board takes no action on Cana water

DOBSON — A proposed water line extension to deliver public water to the state line failed to garner any traction among members of the Surry Coun...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Third grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglected and abused animals in their community.

Third grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglected and abused animals in their community.

As a result of a collaborative extended reading assignment, the third grade students of Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglect...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Early springtime play?

Early springtime play?

An early preview of spring brought local residents of all ages outside to enjoy the beautiful weather last weekend. Here, Roschel Newton (right) watch...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Dinosaurs on display at museum

Dinosaurs on display at museum

Dinosaurs have returned at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.The museum is playing host to a Tiny Titans: Dinosaurs Eggs & Babies exhibit ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School students receive a visit from veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital

Pilot Mountain Elementary School students receive a visit from veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital

Cory Wilkins, veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital, visited and talked to a group of fifth graders about his job. Wilkins spoke with student...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Middle School announces honor roll students

Pilot Mountain Middle School has released its honor roll listings for the first nine weeks of the school year.Those on the list include:A Honor RollCo...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Big plans for Pilot Mountain park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain State Park Superintendent Matt Windsor recently announced several new projects for the upcoming years.One projec...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Community happenings

Community Happenings is a weekly calendar of events in and around Pilot Mountain, or events of interest to Pilot Mountain residents. To include your e...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Cadets hold annual military ball

Cadets hold annual military ball

Members and officers from the East Surry Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, along with their guests, gathered in the First...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Dozens take plunge for Special Olympics

Dozens take plunge for Special Olympics

ARARAT — Some things get better with age, and an event which supports Special Olympics is one such thing, according to a Surry County official.&...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Have an awesome Valentine Week!There will be a pinto bean and hot dog supper for Leo and Fronia Gravely on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Albion Baptist Church ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Students at Shoals Elementary School in Pinnacle conduct a science experiment involving the properties of matter

Students at Shoals Elementary School in Pinnacle conduct a science experiment involving the properties of matter

PINNACLE — Meredith Tedder’s fifth grade class is studying the properties of matter. The class experimented with “oobleck” and...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Town to demolish home on Howard Street

Town to demolish home on Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town will spend $9,800 to demolish a property on Howard Street.The town, according to officials, has been trying for months...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Pilot Mountain Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts collect food for needy

Pilot Mountain Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts collect food for needy

A trio of local Scout packs and troops returned into their respective communities Saturday morning, collecting bags filled with canned and non-perisha...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A report of larceny was filed on Feb. 10 on So...

February 14th, 2017 |  


County schools plan Parent Academies

Over the next three weeks, Surry County Schools will be holding workshops to help parents better understand what is available to teens at the four dis...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Ararat man nets prison for sex offenses

Ararat man nets prison for sex offenses

DOBSON — An Ararat man will spend a minimum of two years in prison in connection with a 2015 arrest on statutory sex offense charges.Joch Anthon...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Drugs involved in 14 Surry County indictments

Drugs involved in 14 Surry County indictments

DOBSON — A Surry County Grand Jury handed down indictments to 14 people this week in drug-related activities.Here are the drug-related indictmen...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Sweet Repeats returns in March

First United Methodist Church will host the spring return of its “Sweet Repeats” biannual children’s consignment clothing sale on Ma...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


Heart of Child set for Saturday

Heart of Child set for Saturday

With the financial strain of housing local youth on the rise, The Children’s Center of Surry is hoping for a large turnout at its upcoming event...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Students of the Month

Students of the Month

Recently, Westfield Elementary announced its January students of the month: Alex Guerra, Bella Fleenor, Tatum Love, Josue Ramirez, Nicholas Childress,...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Scouts collecting food

Local Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs were out in their respective neighborhoods Saturday as the first step in the annual Scouting for Food Good ...

February 9th, 2017 |  


County board approves landfill truck lease

County board approves landfill truck lease

DOBSON — Surry County will spend nearly $6,000 per month on a new piece of equipment at the landfill.On Monday the county Board of Commissioners...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Hospital phone lines to be down

Northern Hospital of Surry County officials have said the regular phone system at the hospital will be out of service from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursda...

February 8th, 2017 |  


East Surry’s Smith signs with Surry Knights

East Surry’s Smith signs with Surry Knights

After a record-breaking junior season, an ACL injury derailed the much-anticipated senior campaign of East Surry’s Bryce Smith. And while an inj...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Local volunteers make quilts for homeless

Local volunteers make quilts for homeless

Several VFW Post 9436 Auxiliary members and friends met at the VFW Post Home recently to make hobo quilts for the homeless veterans and other homeless...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— Alexis Jarece Shianne Wright, of Pilot Mountai...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

It’s Chicken Stew time again in Francisco.On Saturday March 11, we will have our annual Chicken Stew. The price is $5 a quart and we are doing p...

February 8th, 2017 |  


County board approves chiller monies

County board approves chiller monies

DOBSON — County commissioners approved $75,000 for one school project, but another request was tabled at Monday’s meeting.Dr. Travis Reeve...

February 7th, 2017 |