Cadets hold annual military ball

Cadets hold annual military ball

Members and officers from the East Surry Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, along with their guests, gathered in the First...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Dozens take plunge for Special Olympics

Dozens take plunge for Special Olympics

ARARAT — Some things get better with age, and an event which supports Special Olympics is one such thing, according to a Surry County official.&...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Have an awesome Valentine Week!There will be a pinto bean and hot dog supper for Leo and Fronia Gravely on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Albion Baptist Church ...

February 15th, 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. |  


Pilot Mountain Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts collect food for needy

Pilot Mountain Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts collect food for needy

A trio of local Scout packs and troops returned into their respective communities Saturday morning, collecting bags filled with canned and non-perisha...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A report of larceny was filed on Feb. 10 on So...

February 14th, 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 |  


Ararat man nets prison for sex offenses

Ararat man nets prison for sex offenses

DOBSON — An Ararat man will spend a minimum of two years in prison in connection with a 2015 arrest on statutory sex offense charges.Joch Anthon...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Drugs involved in 14 Surry County indictments

Drugs involved in 14 Surry County indictments

DOBSON — A Surry County Grand Jury handed down indictments to 14 people this week in drug-related activities.Here are the drug-related indictmen...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Sweet Repeats returns in March

First United Methodist Church will host the spring return of its “Sweet Repeats” biannual children’s consignment clothing sale on Ma...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


Heart of Child set for Saturday

Heart of Child set for Saturday

With the financial strain of housing local youth on the rise, The Children’s Center of Surry is hoping for a large turnout at its upcoming event...

February 9th, 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 |  


Scouts collecting food

Local Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs were out in their respective neighborhoods Saturday as the first step in the annual Scouting for Food Good ...

February 9th, 2017 |  


County board approves landfill truck lease

County board approves landfill truck lease

DOBSON — Surry County will spend nearly $6,000 per month on a new piece of equipment at the landfill.On Monday the county Board of Commissioners...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Hospital phone lines to be down

Northern Hospital of Surry County officials have said the regular phone system at the hospital will be out of service from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursda...

February 8th, 2017 |  


East Surry’s Smith signs with Surry Knights

East Surry’s Smith signs with Surry Knights

After a record-breaking junior season, an ACL injury derailed the much-anticipated senior campaign of East Surry’s Bryce Smith. And while an inj...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Local volunteers make quilts for homeless

Local volunteers make quilts for homeless

Several VFW Post 9436 Auxiliary members and friends met at the VFW Post Home recently to make hobo quilts for the homeless veterans and other homeless...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— Alexis Jarece Shianne Wright, of Pilot Mountai...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

It’s Chicken Stew time again in Francisco.On Saturday March 11, we will have our annual Chicken Stew. The price is $5 a quart and we are doing p...

February 8th, 2017 |  


County board approves chiller monies

County board approves chiller monies

DOBSON — County commissioners approved $75,000 for one school project, but another request was tabled at Monday’s meeting.Dr. Travis Reeve...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Fundraiser set for police captain

Fundraiser set for police captain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Plate orders are now being taken by the town for a fundraiser to benefit ”one of our own.”The fundraising event, sp...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Black History Celebration scheduled at Andy Griffith Playhouse

Black History Celebration scheduled at Andy Griffith Playhouse

Long-time master of ceremonies Leon Shuff has an idea about why the annual Black History Celebration has been enduringly popular for nearly 30 years.&...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Sutphin busy as Ruritan governor

Sutphin busy as Ruritan governor

As the newly elected Ruritan Piedmont District Governor, Pilot Mountain resident Donna Sutphin is setting a quick pace that looks as if it will last t...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


SCC workshops aimed at helping jobless

Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in February. No advance registration is...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Shelter to host tailgate party

Shelter to host tailgate party

By Andy Winemillerawinemiller@mtairynews.comFootball fan or not, a local charity is offering a fun way to prepare for Super Bowl LI.On Feb. 4 the Shep...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Park ranger addresses students

Park ranger addresses students

State and local park rangers visited fifth graders in the area recently, including Shoals Elementary School.Diane Garland with the National Park Servi...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


CandleFirth headlining Saturday concert

CandleFirth headlining Saturday concert

Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club member Susie Firth-Cooper will be taking a hands-on approach to Saturday evening’s “Music from the Heart...

February 1st, 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 |  


Westfield News

By Jane NunnFor The PilotMike Humphries birthday was Jan. 28. Happy Birthday, Mike! Mike celebrated his birthday with his wife Laticia, his three daug...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Gardening workshop series sprouts at the Surry Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension

Gardening workshop series sprouts at the Surry Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension

By Terri Flaggtflagg@civitasmedia.comDOBSON — Surry County Master Gardener volunteers will be helping grow a new crop of gardeners at a series o...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Prescribed burn set at Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Passers-by at Pilot Mountain State Park shouldn’t necessarily be alarmed if they see fire on the mountain Wednesday, Feb....

January 31st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain honors fallen police officers at memorial walk

Pilot Mountain honors fallen police officers at memorial walk

By Terri Flaggtflagg@civitasmedia.comPILOT MOUNTAIN — Tim East was 7 years old on Feb. 3, 1969, when his grandfather, Pilot Mountain Police Offi...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Upholstery classes offered at Pilot Center

For those who like working with their hands and want to learn a new skill that can be used as a career or hobby, Surry Community College will be offer...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Surry CC holds practical nurse graduation

Surry CC holds practical nurse graduation

Staff ReportDOBSON — Eight students recently graduated as Practical Nurses from Surry Community College.The Nursing Pinning and Graduation Cerem...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Teachers could be facing position cuts

By Eva Winemillerewinemiller@civitasmedia.comSome school employees could lose their jobs if requirements for class size do not change before the 2017-...

January 31st, 2017 updated: February 3rd, 2017. |  


Depot Street Stream project underway

Depot Street Stream project underway

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A stream restoration and greenway project are in the works for Depot Street and downtown.After the last town commissioners meet...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Police Reports

Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A two-car collision was reported on Jan. 24 at...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Visitor explains use of science, math, other fields

Visitor explains use of science, math, other fields

As part of the science, technology, engineering and math career unit the fifth graders at Pilot Elementary School have been doing several Lunch and Le...

January 26th, 2017 |  


Fallen officers to be honored Saturday

Fallen officers to be honored Saturday

Area residents are invited to join in an annual memorial walk on Saturday morning, honoring the memory of fallen Pilot Mountain Police Officers Glenn ...

January 25th, 2017 updated: January 25th, 2017. |  


Westfield News

TJ Hutchens is turning 18 on Feb. 1! Sherri and Tim, TJ’s parents, want to wish TJ a special happy birthday. They can’t believe their baby...

January 25th, 2017 |  


Foxx says ‘Obamacare’ repeal ahead

Foxx says ‘Obamacare’ repeal ahead

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx declared a few government programs broken during two appearances in Mount Airy on Tuesday.Foxx, a Republican from Banner Elk, ...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Meal program looking for host groups

The Pilot Mountain Outreach Center is seeking to breath new life into its Monday night community meal program with a goal of restoring at least some o...

January 24th, 2017 |  


County board approves school roof funding

DOBSON — County commissioners paved the way for roofing projects at two county schools.On Jan. 17 the Surry County Board of Commissioners voted ...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Legal fees all paid in Hicks lawsuit

DOBSON — Surry County released nearly $100,000 in additional funds for attorney’s fees associated with a legal battle at the Mount Airy-Su...

January 24th, 2017 |  


‘Massive’ inauguration thrills local residents

‘Massive’ inauguration thrills local residents

WASHINGTON — It is the stuff memories are made of: being part of a huge crowd gathered in the nation’s capital to witness a historic momen...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A incident report was filed on Jan. 12 at 711 ...

January 24th, 2017 |  


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

January 24th, 2017 |  


Ranger visits Shoals Elementary

Ranger visits Shoals Elementary

National Park Ranger Diane Garland visited Shoals Elementary School recently. where she gave a talk on Noticing Nature. The students there had the cha...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Pilot Masons install new officers

Pilot Masons install new officers

Pilot Mountain Masons and their guests gathered at the South Key Street Lodge Friday to observe the installation of officers for Pilot Lodge #493 for ...

January 20th, 2017 |