About Us

<h2>Out History</h2>
<p>For more than 40 years The Pilot has served the people of Eastern Surry County and Western Stokes County, reflecting the happenings around the town of Pilot Mountain and serving as their primary source of news, as well as a guide to satisfy the community’s appetite for goods and services through advertising of local merchants.</p>
<p>The Pilot, while having a few owners over the past, is a sister paper to The Mount Airy News, The Stokes News, The Elkin Tribune, Yadkin Ripple, The Weekly Independent, Carroll News and Jefferson Post, and is part of the more than 100 newspapers owned by Civitas Media.</p>
<h2>Our Products and Service</h2>
<p>Our goal of giving readers a balanced and fair account of what goes on in this community and elsewhere in the world will never change, while the means through which we deliver your community news and information has expanded rapidly. Today, our community members can take their news in print weekly, through e-mail daily, online, share community news through MyOwnPilot and using their mobile devices anytime, as well as through live streaming broadcasts from locations around town. </p>
<h2>Our pledge to you</h2>
<p>The Pilot seeks to provide the news the community needs, reported faithfully and fully, with respect for all and favor to none. We strive to be authoritative and insightful, to inform and to delight. </p>
<p>To accomplish this mission, we set for ourselves the following goals: </p>
<li>To be the indispensable, timely source of information and community coverage, examining all subjects that impact readers. </li>
<li>To provide community members with information relevant to their daily lives.</li>
<li>To raise issues aggressively and constructively in matters of public interest.</li>
<li>To reflect the diversity of our community’s people.</li>
<li>To ensure that the right information, reaches the right audience, at the time they want it using the wide variety of formats available to us.</li>
<p>Our news and information products have our name on it, however we want you to think of it as yours, too. Use it, enjoy it, and let us know how we can make it better. We are always eager to hear from you.</p>
<p>Contact Information: Editor Wendy Byerly Wood, 336-258-4035, <a href=”mailto:wbyerly-wood@civitasmedia.com”>wbyerly-wood@civitasmedia.com</a>