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 |  


Foster care extended to older youths

Foster care extended to older youths

A new foster care program implemented statewide Jan. 1 aims to provide support to a group of young people otherwise at risk of falling through the cra...

January 19th, 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. |  


Local residents honored in the spirit of MLK

Local residents honored in the spirit of MLK

A former city employee was honored at a service in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday.At an annual event at the Mount Airy Museum o...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Choir marks decade with CD release

Choir marks decade with CD release

Ten years ago, the Mountain Valley Voices began.Made up of a small group of coworkers at Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, the group came t...

January 17th, 2017 |  


SCC Rotaract club collects food

SCC Rotaract club collects food

One of the main focuses of the Surry Community College Rotaract Club is serving others. As a result, the club held a holiday canned food drive at the ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


20 graduate from Basic Law Enforcement

20 graduate from Basic Law Enforcement

Twenty students graduated from Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program recently and passed the State Comprehensi...

January 17th, 2017 |  


VFW, Auxiliary visit Central Care

VFW, Auxiliary visit Central Care

A group of ten VFW Auxiliary members and one VFW member from Pilot Mountain Post 9436 recently visited Central Continuing Care in Mount Airy.The group...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Income and corporate taxes lower in 2017

A new year also brings a new tax structure in North Carolina.The state could lose about $700 million a year due to a cut in income tax rates, but that...

January 17th, 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 |  


Hospital district to ‘refinance’

DOBSON — The local hospital district is looking to “refinance” some debt, and county commissioners gave the go-ahead to do so.At the...

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. |  


Heather Calloway Smith to exhibit at the Hanging Rock Park Gallery

Heather Calloway Smith to exhibit at the Hanging Rock Park Gallery

Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Center will feature artist Heather Calloway Smith’s exhibit during the months of January and February 2017.Smit...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Pittsburgh Glass bought by Mexican company

Pittsburgh Glass bought by Mexican company

ELKIN —A business deal between a Chicago firm and a Mexican company could have positive results locally.A recent acquisition could create new jo...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A motor collision report was reported on Jan. ...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Board approves bids for roofing work

Board approves bids for roofing work

Roofing work at two schools draw close after Surry County Schools approved two bids last week.Four roofing companies submitted sealed bids to perform ...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Airport request divides county board

DOBSON — The airport’s request for a surplus car sharply divided county commissioners Tuesday evening.After denying the Mount Airy-Surry C...

January 10th, 2017 |  


SCC course explores insurance agent needs

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s new Property and Casualty Insurance Pre-Licensing course, in cooperation with the Independent Insurance...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Donations of peanut butter, jelly sought

The N.C. Guardian ad Litem programs will kick off an inaugural “Peanut Butter & Jelly Campaign” next week in an attempt to fight food ...

January 5th, 2017 |  


Local receives high state award

Local receives high state award

After a 34-year career in emergency services, Eddie Jordan received the state’s highest honor — The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.Jordan wil...

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


Heather Calloway Smith to exhibit at the Hanging Rock Park Gallery

Heather Calloway Smith to exhibit at the Hanging Rock Park Gallery

Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Center will feature artist Heather Calloway Smith’s exhibit during the months of January and February 2017. A &...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Rotary donates to school food programs

Rotary donates to school food programs

The Surry Sunrise Rotary Club recently donated a total of $8,000 to the backpack food programs of the Mount Airy City Schools and the Surry County Sch...

January 3rd, 2017 |