PILOT MOUNTAIN — As part of Surry County Schools career readiness efforts and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus, local ...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Commissioners pass nuisance ordinance

Commissioners pass nuisance ordinance

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners passed a new town ordinance last week.The new measure gives the town the ability to d...

January 18th, 2017 updated: January 18th, 2017. |  


CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

Flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina, according to a statement issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services earlier this wee...

January 14th, 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 |  


Positive Behavior shown by Shoals Elementary Students

Positive Behavior shown by Shoals Elementary Students

Khloe Wall, Charity Hardy, James Fincher, Brooke Rodgers and Madison Jordan have demonstrated positive behavior for the month of December at Shoals El...

January 11th, 2017 updated: 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. |  


Pilot Mountain’s 2016 proves to be a successful year

Pilot Mountain’s 2016 proves to be a successful year

PILOT MOUNTAIN — After a fiery start into 2016 at New River Tire Recycling, the town seemed to have what officials called a “successful ye...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Pilot Christmas Lights coming to a end

Pilot Christmas Lights coming to a end

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local holiday attraction, put on by one family and drawing hundreds to the area each year, is coming to a “sad close.&#...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Town has new emergency alert system

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A new alert system for emergencies is coming to town.After the water main break on U.S. 52 Bypass a year ago, town officials be...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Civic Club recently named R. Wayne Smith as 2016 Citizen of the Year.“I greatly appreciate being consi...

December 27th, 2016 updated: December 27th, 2016. |  


Author visits local schools

Author visits local schools

A nationally known author made three stops in Surry County Schools in the past week to visit students.North Carolina author Barbara O’Connor vis...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• A report of misdemeanor larceny was filed on N...

December 1st, 2016 |  


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 |  


Commissioners approve zoning amendment

Commissioners approve zoning amendment

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Town commissioners found themselves embroiled in a controversy on a possible conflict of interest by one board member on a rezo...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Harley Marsh got a brand new bicycle from Wayne and LaWanda Jessup last week. Harley is Betty Inman ‘s great-grandson. Betty wants Wayne And LaW...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat! The witches fly! Warlocks play! Be haunted by..Jerry and Lisa Chilton, along with nephew Levi Jessup, attended the Wi...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Hallie Hall said a box of pears appeared on her porch after a friend put on Facebook she wanted some pears. Hallie really appreciates the fruit and wa...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

EJ Marshall and Genny Preston were married Saturday Oct. 8, at Woodbine Baptist Church in Mayodan. The couple were married by Pastor Mark Harper in a ...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Kyser George and his band, ShadowGrass, participated in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass during this past week...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Don George, with help from many volunteers, pulled together a reunion for anyone who attended North Stokes in the 60s. There was a great response with...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Hacker House opens Friday Sept. 30 and will run every Friday and Saturday evening until Halloween (Monday) including Sunday, Oct. 30.Homecoming at Bro...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The Francisco School reunion is Saturday, Oct. 1, fearing a covered dish lunch 12:30 p.m. Anyone who ever attended Francisco School is encouraged to b...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Free workshops to assist unemployed, underemployed

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in September. No registr...

September 5th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Trinity Baptist Church in Westfield will be celebrating its homecoming on Aug. 21. Albion Baptist Church will be celebrating its homecoming the same d...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Thyere is a North Stokes High School 60s Reunion planned for Sept. 23 and 24. Everyone who attended North Stokes during that decade is invited. A cate...

August 3rd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The Brown Mountain Baptist Jr youth group will have a lemonade stand set up at Brown Mtn Baptist Church on Saturday, July 30 from 1-3 p.m. Cost of lem...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

A benefit for Jason Blevins, 98.1 Country Radio Personality, will be held on August 27 at Fairview Ruritan Building, 1691 Fairview Road, Galax, Virgin...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Tristen Mason, who is 12 years old from the Pilot Mountain/Westfield community, had the opportunity of a lifetime when his travel baseball team The Ca...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

On June 18 some members mainly from the graduating classes of 1960-61, Nancy Reynolds High School and friends met for dinner at Coronet Seafood in Rur...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Independence Day in the United States is by far the most important national holiday of the year.Independence Day, or more commonly known as the Fourth...

June 29th, 2016 |  


County board recognizes Special Olympics

County board recognizes Special Olympics

Thje Surry County Board of County Commissioners handed out three Certificates of Recognition during a recent meeting.2016 Volunteer of the YearTanya D...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Sunday, June 12, Sammy and Janice Lawson met Tracey, Matt, Hanna and Sara Coker with Hanna’s best friend, Sidney, for quality time and good food...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

The salaries for Stokes County EMS needs to be adjusted to a level to retain and maintain our EMS; with the uncertain hospital situation the Stokes Co...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Vacation Bible School is scheduled to start June 25 at True Way Baptist Church. It’s an all day thing. All children are welcome.Exciting news fr...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — The area around Siloam has had some showers and the gardens and flowers are showing off. And that is good. I found my first Roma tomato...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Kent and Sarah Anderson with their Boston terrier left May 2 on a camping trip in their RV. First stop was Nashville for two days. There they took a t...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — The annual Smith Reunion was held on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at Siloam Baptist Church. The people in attendance are descendants o...

May 25th, 2016 |  


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 holid...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — Now that it is springtime, that also means garden time. You should have seen Papa Bob and the writer trying to plant our garden last we...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Happy Mothers Day!The Superentendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy announced that Tyler Kapolka of the Class of 2016 is a candidate for the degree of ...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — We are enjoying this good weather in our area. We are very optimistic and are planting seeds in the box gardens. Might even plant beans...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Don Moss has 59,000 Volunteer Hours at Baptist Hospital. Don was recognized at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Volunteer Awards Lunch...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Concern about heartburn?

Concern about heartburn?

As we watch television, read magazines, or speak with friends and family, we are constantly reminded about heartburn and reflux, also known as GERD (G...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Don and Mary Romine invited a group of their friends to go to the Wohfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre to hear Peace in the Valley. The musi...

April 20th, 2016 |  


Siloam News

SILOAM — Well, Siloam got the cold temperatures! And the winds came along too. Papa Bob and the writer were really concerned about saving our be...

April 13th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Stoney Ridge Baptist Church will be hosting a Spring Revival beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. Revival services will continue...

April 13th, 2016 |  


Shoals Elementary holds blood drive

Shoals Elementary holds blood drive

Shoals Elementary sponsored a blood drive arranged by Kim Clayton, the school’s physical education teacher. The drive 39 pints of blood, and sch...

March 31st, 2016 |  


New event venue to open in Siloam

New event venue to open in Siloam

SILOAM — After years of service to their community and country, Dee Sims and Kelleigh Tapia have embarked on a new project to follow their passi...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — Easter Sunrise Service at Albion Baptist Church, March 27 at 7 a.m. Breakfast after the service. Sunday School will start at 9 a.m. ...

March 15th, 2016 |