When in Florence, eat pizza

When in Florence, eat pizza

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, as the old saying goes, but more pertinent to this week’s situation: when in Florence, do as the Florentines ...

September 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain class of ‘55 has reunion

Pilot Mountain class of ‘55 has reunion

The 1955 graduating class of Pilot Mountain High School held its 63rd class reunion on Aug. 11 at Mountain View Restaurant in Pilot Mountain.Fourteen ...

September 11th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Anyone can turn 80, but very few people can turn 80-plus with grace like you. Happy Birthday Aunt Mycleta Burwell!Trinity Baptist Church would like to...

July 4th, 2018 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company give $1,000 grant to FLY group.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company give $1,000 grant to FLY group.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Youth of Freedom and Liberty Worship Center (FLY) is joining the effort to reduce youth tobacco use with help from a grant ...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Local dog trainer seeks to improve the health of locals and their canine companions.

Local dog trainer seeks to improve the health of locals and their canine companions.

For months Maggie Murphy envisioned a way for dogs and their owners to bond in a way that would benefit both humans and k-9 companions alike.Murphy is...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Will the town amend its nuisance ordinance?

Will the town amend its nuisance ordinance?

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Over the past several months residents have complained about a smell emanating from the New River Tire Recycling facility, acco...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Soup for the soul, and the waistline

Soup for the soul, and the waistline

It’s been two centuries since Beethoven said “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” And he wasn’t the first to be begu...

January 4th, 2017 updated: January 4th, 2017. |  


Tickets available for the tour of homes

Tickets available for the tour of homes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — First United Methodist Church is looking to fund community outreach meals with the return of an old Christmas tradition —...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Stokes Arts receives RiverBank Fund grant

DANBURY — The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced this week eight grant awards totaling $237,500 from the RiverBank Fund, inc...

July 28th, 2015 |  


Stokes County Arts Council to feature Ken Bridle and Annie Pakes in the Apple Gallery

DANBURY — The Stokes County Arts Council will feature Ken Bridle and Annie Pakes in the Apple Gallery during the month of August. An opening rec...

July 27th, 2015 |  


Apple Gallery to feature local artist Justine Luzwick

Apple Gallery to feature local artist Justine Luzwick

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June 18th, 2015 |