Westfield News

Albion Missionary Baptist Church will be having its Vacation Bible School June 24, July 1 and July 8 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day.Westfield Bapti...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Music students offer concert at church

Music students offer concert at church

Students of local music teachers Wilson Smith and Sherri S. Collins gathered at First Presbyterian Church in Pilot Mountain on two occasions over the ...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Shoals students, teachers run 5K

Shoals students, teachers run 5K

A number of Shoals Elementary School students participated in the Surry County Mad Dash 5K earlier this year.The school’s Grow Strong team was o...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Students get hands-on visit to hospital

Students get hands-on visit to hospital

Dan Combs, RN, BSN, CERN, EMT-P and the Northern Hospital of Surry County staff provided some hands-on experience for Mount Airy High School Health Sc...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Eat Mediterranean, eliminate medication

Eat Mediterranean, eliminate medication

“Med instead of Meds,” the catchy-named program intended to use the Mediterranean diet as a way of reducing the need for medication, got a...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Memorial Day is Monday, and the day is designed to honor the U.S. military veterans that have died in the line of duty. The wearing of poppies in hono...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Westfield News

• Lloyd and Jennie Joyce’s children got together for another weekend. That makes 40 years straight. Just the girls this time, and the girl...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Slow cookers, perfect for every course

Slow cookers, perfect for every course

Casseroles are not something to be messed with, in the opinion of Bob Ward, who both reads the News and works in its marketing department, after last ...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Not your Meemaw’s casserole

Not your Meemaw’s casserole

“We eat with our eyes,” says everyone from scientists in laboratories to the lady next door who puts a little marzipan carrot on each slic...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Garden Club learns about wildlife

Garden Club learns about wildlife

At the Feb. 20 meeting of Garden Gate Garden Club, club members listened and learned while Cheryl Ward, a local biologist, shared her expertise on att...

March 5th, 2018 |  


Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring

Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring

Boneless chicken breasts have a lot going for them. They’re a lean protein, low in most of the stuff doctors warn against, and lately, they̵...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Dessert as metaphor for love

Dessert as metaphor for love

From the late 1950s until March 7, 2004, the world was divided between those people who dined at La Côte Basque, and those who did not.Regular di...

February 7th, 2018 updated: February 7th, 2018. |  


Danger of death by Crock-Pot overblown

Danger of death by Crock-Pot overblown

It couldn’t come at a worse time.Just a little more than a week before the Super Bowl — when we will all be needing our crock-pots for chi...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Logan Mitchell will be 14 years old Jan. 18. His grandparents, Roger and Diane Mitchell, want to wish Logan a very Happy Birthday. They love him to th...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


God is calling you to a life full of purpose

God is calling you to a life full of purpose

Romans 8:1-4, 28-30 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in christ jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spiri...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Some comments about the cold weather:“I wish we would get some snow since it is this cold.” Amber Southern“I hate cold weather. Espe...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Hear and listen, God is calling you!

Hear and listen, God is calling you!

This New Year, we have a new opportunity for a fresh start. As we look back, we see where we’ve had some struggles, some failures, but hopefully...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Happy, Happy 77th Wedding Anniversary to Lorene and Marion Vaden. Simply “Awesome,” and what a milestone that so very few accomplish!! Man...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


From collards to broken plates

From collards to broken plates

Here in the South, everybody knows New Year’s Day is the time to eat greens, black-eyed peas and maybe some hog jowls. Perhaps substituting some...

December 27th, 2017 |  


SCC screening classic film ‘Songcatcher’ tonight

DOBSON — Surry Community College is hosting a free screening of the classic film, “Songcatcher,” open to the public on today at 6:30...

November 30th, 2017 |  


With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

Eggplant is much like the little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead. When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But when it’s...

September 2nd, 2017 |  


Veggies on the grill

Veggies on the grill

As satisfying as it is to sizzle big hunks of meat on a grill, it’s easy to forget that side dishes and vegetables also deserve some grill space...

August 16th, 2017 |  


A fond farewell

A fond farewell

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lorrie Sawyers couldn’t help but wipe away a few tears.The East Surry High School principal is accustomed to bidding grad...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.The Rock ...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Community college offers summer tech classes

DOBSON — Summertime for college students is often associated with a much needed break from classes, but Surry Community College is offering seve...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Stoney Ridge Baptist Church Community Outreach Round the Mountain is Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at 1030 Stoney Ridge Road in Westfield. The even will ...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Grandma gets pizza right

Grandma gets pizza right

Despite the joys and general deliciousness of homemade pizza as often discussed in this space, the fact remains that a home oven is simply not capable...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy Mother’s Day!Saturday evening, April 29, Jerry and Lisa Chilton, along with Levi Jessup attended the live production of “Thunder in ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

DOBSON — Opening day for the 2017 Senior Games events turned out nearly 100 senior citizens.Monday morning senior citizens 55 and older gathered...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School names Honor Roll students

Pilot Mountain Elementary School names Honor Roll students

Students named to the Pilot Mountain Middle School Honor Rolls include:Fifth Grade A Honor RollLogan Hedrick, Maria Blakeney, Ally Crotts, Troy Haywoo...

May 5th, 2017 |  


Myriam’s Haircolorist Salon celebrates 10 years of business in Pilot Mountain.

Myriam’s Haircolorist Salon celebrates 10 years of business in Pilot Mountain.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local hair colorist recently celebrated 10 years of business in downtown Pilot.Myriam Chilton, owner of Myriam Haircolorist S...

May 3rd, 2017 updated: May 5th, 2017. |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A uniform citation was issued to Timothy Dale ...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Westfield News

The Westfield Ruritan Club is sponsiring a country ham, sausage and egg breakfast, on Saturday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Westfield Communi...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain spilled 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into Tom’s Creek

PILOT MOUNTAIN —Tuesday morning an estimated 15,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Tom’s Creek in Pilot Mountain.The pump st...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Sympathy goes to Linda and Harry Anderson and the Goad family. Clossie Pack Goad, 95, passed away, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at her residence.The Westfi...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve teaching local students

Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve teaching local students

WESTFIELD — Two local nature enthusiasts have set out to make a difference in the lives of local children and nature enthusiasts across the regi...

April 19th, 2017 |  


When pizza goes outside the box

When pizza goes outside the box

There are two ways to look at pizza. Some folks think the canon was set when they took their first bite of pepperoni. Some think that even pepperoni g...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy Birthday LH Manuel! Hope you had a very happy day. Peggy, your sweet wife, wishes you many more birthdays to come.A benefit for Marie Jessup wil...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before E...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Police Report

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:—A uniform citation was issued to Amanda Hazelwo...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Jessup Grove holding Easter egg hunt, hot dog lunch

There’ll be something for the young and the young-at-heart of all ages on Saturday as Jessup Grove Baptist Church hosts its first Easter Egg-Str...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder has got to be the broke carnivore’s best friend. Yes, it’s got a lot of connective tissue, it’s kind of stringy and ca...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Lola Lane Sewage pipes to be repaired, deemed an emergency

Lola Lane Sewage pipes to be repaired, deemed an emergency

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A sewer line on Lola Lane was deemed by town officials to be in need of emergency repair, which is likely to cost the town near...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Pilot Mountain will see their water and sewer bills rise by an average of 7 percent, mostly to pay for the cost of...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Copeland students meet reading goals

Copeland students meet reading goals

Copeland Elementary students recently celebrated reaching their reading goals with a trip to Riverside Park and Chick-fil-A. .neFileBlock { margin-bo...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy 57th wedding anniversary to Junior and Sarah Mitchell Rogers of Collinstown. They were married on April 2, 1960.PaPa Wayne and MeMa LaWanda Jess...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain to host a Farmer’s Market

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A farmer’s market is soon to come to downtown Pilot Mountain.Since February the Tourism Development Authority Board had b...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store.

Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Police are still on the look-out for the two men responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store last we...

April 3rd, 2017 |