Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Pilot Mountain’s June board meeting got off to a roaring start when Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department’s board chairman Chet Jessup stoo...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Spraying begins for gypsy moth disruption

Spraying begins for gypsy moth disruption

The Mount Airy-Surry County Airport became the hub of gypsy moth disruption efforts on Wednesday Crews associated with the N.C. Department of Agricult...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Pilot postpones public hearing

Pilot postpones public hearing

In a special meeting on Monday, June 4, that lasted only 2 minutes, the Pilot Mountain town commissioners postponed indefinitely a public hearing that...

June 5th, 2018 |  


White Plains top Sumdog

White Plains top Sumdog

White Plains Elementary School’s SumDog team recently claimed first place in the Northwestern North Carolina SumDog Competition.The team compete...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Businesses sign Career Academy grads

Businesses sign Career Academy grads

Four of the first students to go through Surry County Schools’ Career Academy joined the workforce Thursday in a signing ceremony at the Holiday...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


Teen escapes brush with power line

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Yard work took a dangerous turn on Friday when a power line broke and fell, striking a youth on the head and shoulder.“He...

June 1st, 2018 |  


‘Lunch with Leaders’ kicks off

‘Lunch with Leaders’ kicks off

“If you build it, they will come” was the approach the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce took in reinstating their popular “Lun...

May 31st, 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 |  


Chamber relaunching Lunch with Leaders

Chamber relaunching Lunch with Leaders

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is reviving a program aimed at allowing local residents to hear first-hand the challenges and successes of ...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Polot Mountain Police reports

Polot Mountain Police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A citation was issued to Marisa Jane Benton, King, on...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Howell funeral homes fined, licenses suspended

Howell funeral homes fined, licenses suspended

Howell Funeral Service and Howell Funeral Services of Pilot Mountain (doing business as Howell-Nelson Funeral Service and Crematory) have been charged...

May 26th, 2018 |  


Museum camps keep students learning

Museum camps keep students learning

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History again has planned a full slate of youth camps for Summer 2018.“Students lose academic ground during summer...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Budget workshop nixes vehicle fee

Budget workshop nixes vehicle fee

The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners delved int the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget in detail at a budget workshop last Tuesday at The Pilot ...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Heavy rains cause sewage spill in Pilot

Heavy rains cause sewage spill in Pilot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A substantial amount of untreated wastewater was discharged by the Town of Pilot Mountain into Tom’s Creek on Friday.A ne...

May 21st, 2018 |  


Early College graduates largest class yet

Early College graduates largest class yet

DOBSON — Surry Early College celebrated the largest graduating class yet of its eight commencements Friday evening in the gym of Surry Community...

May 18th, 2018 |  


May proclaimed Preservation Month

May proclaimed Preservation Month

May was declared to be National Historic Preservation Month in a proclamation signed by Mayor David Rowe and read by city planner Ben Barcroft at a ce...

May 18th, 2018 |  


Mayfest offers hot time in Pilot Mountain

Mayfest offers hot time in Pilot Mountain

As has often been the case, the weather seemed to tell the story the 37th annual Mayfest celebration held in Pilot Mountain over the weekend.Stormy we...

May 15th, 2018 |  


SCC tech club holds computer repair day

SCC tech club holds computer repair day

Surry Community College’s Technology Club hosted a second PC Repair Day recently when club members worked on computers and devices brought in by...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Disc golf tourney finally beats weather

Disc golf tourney finally beats weather

“The third time is the charm,” said Polly Long, as a disc golf tournament that had been snowed out twice finally got underway Saturday in ...

May 14th, 2018 |  


Thirteen steps to the office

Thirteen steps to the office

Former WXII news anchor and current writer of fiction, Cameron Kent, gave a one-session master class to Mount Airy’s Plaid Cloth Literary Societ...

May 11th, 2018 |  


March for Babies comes to Veterans Park

March for Babies comes to Veterans Park

The local edition of this year’s March for Babies, March of Dimes biggest annual fundraising event, will be Saturday at Veterans Park in Mount A...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Tharrington holds Innovation Day

Tharrington holds Innovation Day

B. H. Tharrington Primary students explored a variety of learning opportunities during Innovation Day 2018.Students rotated to three different session...

May 10th, 2018 |  


The streets of downtown Pilot Mountain will close to weekend traffic on Friday morning at 11 a.m. but should soon fill with festive residents and visi...

May 8th, 2018 |  


Kicking and punching at Senior Center

Kicking and punching at Senior Center

Sometimes, exercise can have unexpected benefits.“The very first time I did tai chi, I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to deal wit...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


Popular cruise-in returns Saturday

Popular cruise-in returns Saturday

After taking a winter break, the “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” cruise-in series will be returning to downtown Pilot Mountain on Saturday, fill...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Dining on the yellow line, again

Dining on the yellow line, again

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Despite a windy start and a few drops of rain as guests began to depart at the end of the evening, Pilot Mountain’s ̶...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Gunshots put North Surry on lockdown for 35 minutes

North Surry High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after several students there heard a series of gunshots and reported seeing a man with ...

May 1st, 2018 updated: May 1st, 2018. |  


Cardinals name Lowman football coach

Cardinals name Lowman football coach

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School announced Thursday that Mr. Trent Lowman would become the new varsity football head coachLowman comes fr...

April 19th, 2018 updated: April 19th, 2018. |  


Photo contest winners named

Photo contest winners named

The lower level of the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain was filled with talented photographers, families and friends last week as a...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Botany Class visits Pilot Mountain State Park

Botany Class visits Pilot Mountain State Park

Surry Community College’s BIO 120 or Introductory Botany class learned about the importance of controlled burns during a recent field trip to Pi...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Hearing set for contoversial rezoning

Hearing set for contoversial rezoning

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A standing room crowd of concerned citizens turned out for Monday’s rescheduled town board meeting here, but the only act...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Quiz Bowl returns, students compete

Quiz Bowl returns, students compete

Knowledge and intellectual prowess will be the skills that matter when teams from ten regional high schools meet Saturday at the Andy Griffith Theater...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Late-season snow wreaks havoc

Late-season snow wreaks havoc

A little more than a week before spring arrives, a snow storm covered the county with late season snow on Monday.“It’s been rough,” ...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Giving voice to ‘the other man’

Giving voice to ‘the other man’

John Adams, an eight-year Mount Airy resident, native of Abingdon, Virginia, and semi-retired Hollywood director and producer, has spent a lifetime qu...

March 12th, 2018 updated: March 13th, 2018. |  


Smart Start receives funding to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across NC

Smart Start receives funding to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across NC

Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to bring books to North Carolina’s youngest children through fundi...

March 9th, 2018 |  


History Talk focuses on women in wartime

History Talk focuses on women in wartime

High winds and residual power outages on Saturday did not keep a capacity crowd from coming out to Mount Airy Museum of Regional History to hear Dr. A...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Young Old-Time musicians compete

Young Old-Time musicians compete

The next generation of Old-Time musicians competed Saturday at the Andy Griffith Museum theater.The young musicians were divided into two age groups: ...

March 5th, 2018 |  


Area students meet the robots at SCC

Area students meet the robots at SCC

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Day on Friday brought in 350 students from area schools to get information about...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


Bestselling author to be at library

Bestselling author to be at library

John Hart, the author of five New York Times bestsellers, will be doing a personal appearance and book signing at the Mount Airy Public Library on Wed...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


Winds disrupt county

Winds disrupt county

High winds have caused a swath of destruction across the county, leaving 9,000 homes without power and an estimated 200 fallen trees, according to Joh...

March 2nd, 2018 updated: March 2nd, 2018. |  


‘Happy Days’ comes to Mayberry

‘Happy Days’ comes to Mayberry

Classic TV references will abound in May when an event sharing its name with one classic show — The Happy Days Tour — comes to the setting...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Filing period ends for most offices

DOBSON — The final days of the candidate filing period for most 2018 elections brought a flurry of candidates into the fray.The filing period fo...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Flinchum named Ruritan of Year

Flinchum named Ruritan of Year

The Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club held its annual February Valentine and Volunteer Appreciation Banquet earlier this month at Soppers Restaurant. Highli...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Poindexter’s work to be featured

Poindexter’s work to be featured

DANBURY — The Stokes County Arts Council will be featuring Jerrie Poindexter in the Jayebird Gallery at Hanging Rock State Park for the months o...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A motor vehicle collision report from Feb. 20 cites a...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Mountie winners walk red carpet

Mountie winners walk red carpet

Local business owners walked a red carpet at the 10th-annual “Mounties” to receive their awards on Tuesday and be recognized for their ach...

February 27th, 2018 updated: February 27th, 2018. |  


JROTC hosts military ball

JROTC hosts military ball

PILOT MOUNTAIN — On Saturday evening, 100 Junior ROTC cadets gathered with their dates and families for a military ball at the First United Meth...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Two more candidates file in county

Two Democratic candidates filed to run for county office on Monday, joining Republicans already in the race.Karen Osburn-Chandler, a Thurmond Democrat...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Spending priorities divide commissioners

Spending priorities divide commissioners

Monday’s meeting of the Pilot Mountain town commissioners was a bit more contentious than usual as commissioners disagreed on how best to spend ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Cedar Ridge does well in math contest

Cedar Ridge does well in math contest

Melissa Sanders’ third, fourth and fifth grade AIG classes at Cedar Ridge Elementary came in first place in SumDog’s Northwest North Carol...

February 12th, 2018 |