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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


North Surry cadets earn scholarships

North Surry cadets earn scholarships

Cadets Reid and Quinn Walker from North Surry High School Air Force JROTC have received a scholarship to participate in a private pilot license traini...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Pilot student named to Dean’s List

Kimberly Lawson, of Pilot Mountain, was named to the UNC Asheville’s fall Dean’s List. In order to be name to the list, a student must be ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Three cadets honored at East Surry

Three cadets honored at East Surry

A trio of students from the East Surry High School JROTC program has been honored for their performance after a competition for the Cadet of the Semes...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

The classroom transformed into a courtroom for students enrolled in LEX 141: Civil Litigation II at Surry Community College as those studying paralega...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry students

Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry students

DOBSON — Hannah Nicholes, a staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, recently visited Surry Community College’s LEX 240: Family Law ...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry business students donate to Shepherd’s House

Surry business students donate to Shepherd’s House

DOBSON — Surry Community College students enrolled in Dr. Dawn Worley’s BUS 110: Introduction to Business class recently participated in a...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Nurse Aide students celebrate completion of classes

Nurse Aide students celebrate completion of classes

DOBSON — Surry Community College Nurse Aide students recently completed several classes. SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification cour...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


SCC pottery students to sell their wares

SCC pottery students to sell their wares

The Surry Community College Clay Club is holding a pottery sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11 and 12.The sale is open to the publi...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Surry Community hosts student art show on Nov. 30

Surry Community hosts student art show on Nov. 30

DOBSON — Surry Community College students enrolled in Fine Arts in Visual Arts classes along with the Graphic Design students will exhibit their...

November 28th, 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 |  


23 graduate from SCC paramedic course

23 graduate from SCC paramedic course

DOBSON — Twenty-three students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Paramedic Program, which follows the National EMS Educati...

May 25th, 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 |  


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 |  


Copeland students meet reading goals

Copeland students meet reading goals

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April 5th, 2017 |  


Students make pie

Students make pie

Kindergarten students at Copeland Elementary learned about how to get food from plants recently. To close the unit, this week they followed steps in a...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Westfield names Students of the Month

Westfield names Students of the Month

The Westfield Elementary March Students of the Month are Jaelyn Leonides, Cori Brinkley, Violet Shofner, Rebekah Dolinger, Elizabeth Hamann, Hector Gu...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Shoals first graders enjoy field-trip

Shoals first graders enjoy field-trip

First graders from Shoals Elementary School learned about being healthy and active recently. Students visited the staff at the North Carolina Agricult...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Kindergarten class visit Shoals

Kindergarten class visit Shoals

Recently, Shoals Elementary School welcomed the class of 2030. “We are so excited to welcome our new students for kindergarten fall 2017,”...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Bus Drivers Appreciation Week marked

Bus Drivers Appreciation Week marked

Recently, Shoals Elementary school celebrated bus driver appreciation week.“We are thankful for our bus drivers and the awesome job they do gett...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Students celebrate meeting reading goals

Students celebrate meeting reading goals

Shoals Elementary students recently had a blast celebrating at Starlite Skate Center, according to Marlene Jessup, public information officer.“T...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Shoals Spelling Bee winners named

Shoals Spelling Bee winners named

Shoals Elementary School was well represented by spellers at the District Spelling Bee recently, according to Marlene Jessup, public infomation office...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Officials from Pilot Mountain attend a conference in Shelby

Officials from Pilot Mountain attend a conference in Shelby

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Revitalizing Main Street in Pilot Mountain, a goal that town officials have set for many years, may be a few steps closer to ma...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Police Reports

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

March 21st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain commissioners retire Captain Michael Palmer’s badge and gun

Pilot Mountain commissioners retire Captain Michael Palmer’s badge and gun

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Captain Michael Palmer’s badge and weapon have officially been retired by Pilot Mountain’s board of commissioners.T...

March 21st, 2017 |  


The Town of Pilot Mountain needs 17 easements for stream restoration

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Town officials have decided to rally together to go door-to-door to collect easements for the Depot Street stream restoration p...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Students at Westfield Elementary School participate in a mission program through UNICEF

Students at Westfield Elementary School participate in a mission program through UNICEF

WESTFIELD — Third and fourth grade students at Westfield Elementary are participating in the UNICEF Kid Power program from March until the end o...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Shoal’s Elementary announces Volunteer of the Year

Shoal’s Elementary announces Volunteer of the Year

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March 14th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School has released its honor roll listings for the first nine weeks of the school year.Those on the list include:Third Grad...

March 10th, 2017 |  


The town of Pilot Mountain will not demolish the dwelling at 121 Howard Street

The town of Pilot Mountain will not demolish the dwelling at 121 Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Property owners are requesting more time after the town’s Board of Commissioners voted to demolish their property on Howa...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Shoals Elementary 5th grade class learns weather

Shoals Elementary 5th grade class learns weather

Fifth graders at Shoals Elementary School recently worked together in groups to build weather tools to better understand how to measure and predict th...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Shoals marks the 100th day of school

Shoals marks the 100th day of school

Natalie Wright’s fourth-grade class at Shoals Elementary School recently made shirts and dressed up like 100-year-olds to celebrate the 100th da...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Students dine at Sagebrush

Students dine at Sagebrush

Shoals Elementary School recently announced their second quarter Principal Award Winners.These students are chosen by their teachers to represent thei...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


SCC offers digital photography class

Surry Community College is now offering the following courses beginning in March for those interested in improving their digital photography skills.Na...

February 28th, 2017 |  


NAACP hosts a Black History Month celebration at L.H. Jones Auditorium

NAACP hosts a Black History Month celebration at L.H. Jones Auditorium

MOUNT AIRY — Area residents celebrated Black History Month in a ceremony at L.H. Jones Auditorium Thursday afternoon.The Mount Airy, Surry Count...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Westfield Elementary students enjoyed a pizza party after raising 1,740 cans for a local outreach.

Westfield Elementary students enjoyed a pizza party after raising 1,740 cans for a local outreach.

Kim Jones’ third grade class at Westfield Elementary enjoyed a pizza party recently celebrating the 495 cans the students donated during 15 Days...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Middle Schools announces a correction made to honor roll students names.

Due incorrect information supplied to The Pilot Mountain News, the previous listing for the Pilot Mountain Middle School A/B honor roll for the first ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Shoals Elementary school recently announced the second quarter bus rider winners.Each quarter the bus drivers select four bus riders that have followe...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Third grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglected and abused animals in their community.

Third grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglected and abused animals in their community.

As a result of a collaborative extended reading assignment, the third grade students of Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglect...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School students receive a visit from veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital

Pilot Mountain Elementary School students receive a visit from veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital

Cory Wilkins, veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital, visited and talked to a group of fifth graders about his job. Wilkins spoke with student...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Middle School announces honor roll students

Pilot Mountain Middle School has released its honor roll listings for the first nine weeks of the school year.Those on the list include:A Honor RollCo...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Big plans for Pilot Mountain park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain State Park Superintendent Matt Windsor recently announced several new projects for the upcoming years.One projec...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Students at Shoals Elementary School in Pinnacle conduct a science experiment involving the properties of matter

Students at Shoals Elementary School in Pinnacle conduct a science experiment involving the properties of matter

PINNACLE — Meredith Tedder’s fifth grade class is studying the properties of matter. The class experimented with “oobleck” and...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Town to demolish home on Howard Street

Town to demolish home on Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town will spend $9,800 to demolish a property on Howard Street.The town, according to officials, has been trying for months...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


County schools plan Parent Academies

Over the next three weeks, Surry County Schools will be holding workshops to help parents better understand what is available to teens at the four dis...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Students of the Month

Students of the Month

Recently, Westfield Elementary announced its January students of the month: Alex Guerra, Bella Fleenor, Tatum Love, Josue Ramirez, Nicholas Childress,...

February 9th, 2017 |