Elkin man dies during tree clean up

A 75-year-old man was attempting to remove a tree that had fallen into a field on the family farm on New Year’s Eve when a fatal accident occurr...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Libary art show set for April 25

The Northwestern Regional Library is planning its annual traveling photography contest, this year to be held on April 25 at the Charles H. Stone Memor...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Police Reports

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

January 3rd, 2017 |  


New leaders at the helm in county government

New leaders at the helm in county government

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners bid farewell to two long-time members of the county board in 2016, though the two veterans left...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Teen drama workshop to be held in Mount Airy

Teen drama workshop to be held in Mount Airy

Teens may be notorious for acting dramatic, but for organizers of a new youth acting workshop, that’s a good thing.“Their creativity and e...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Firefighters bring cheer to Wesfield

Firefighters bring cheer to Wesfield

The Westfield Volunteer Fire Department served as Santa to its surrounding community on Christmas Eve afternoon, delivering toys collected during a ho...

January 3rd, 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 |  


College students show off art work

College students show off art work

Surry Community College held its annual Fall Student Art Show recently featuring work from Surry students enrolled in fall classes including 2-D Desig...

December 30th, 2016 |  


SCC technology services division helps with toy drive

SCC technology services division helps with toy drive

Many local organizations and groups held fundrasing and toy drive efforts during the holiday season, and members of Surry’s Technology Services ...

December 29th, 2016 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A two-car collision was reported on Dec. 19 at...

December 28th, 2016 |  


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 |  


Local natives take on brain cancer

Local natives take on brain cancer

The holiday season is a time for giving, and some folks need a little more than others.Riley Voss, a 5-year-old born to Mount Airy natives, is one who...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Franklin students raise money to help family

Franklin students raise money to help family

A Franklin Elementary student has shown you’re never too little to help somebody out.On Wednesday, 9-year-old Kali Hawks presented a check to th...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Grant to pay for Ararat River access

DOBSON — A Duke Energy grant was awarded to Surry County, paving the way for canoe and kayak access on the Ararat River.On Monday, Surry County ...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Happy New Year! Welcome each day of 2017 with thanks and celebration.It’s been an amazing Christmas. This year we celebrated the birth of Jesus ...

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. |  


Bonus checks coming for school workers

DOBSON — Hundreds of county school employees will receive a late Christmas bonus, thanks to a plan enacted by Surry County Schools.Over the summ...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Shoals students shop for Christmas angels

Shoals students shop for Christmas angels

Shoals Elementary students from Christi Arington’s academically or intellectually gifted class classes enjoyed a morning of shopping for Christm...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Take the plunge on New Year’s Day

If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure to bring in the 2017 New Year, then look no further than the 3rd annual Hanging Rock Polar P...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Merry Christmas!Rock House Ruritan Club will not have a turkey shoot on Dec 24, which is Christmas Eve.Ther ewill be a Hanging Rock State Park Polar P...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Governor-elect to appoint new judge in Surry, Stokes

Governor-elect to appoint new judge in Surry, Stokes

DOBSON — Five attorneys have announced interest in a soon-to-be vacant District Court Judge seat in Surry and Stokes counties.Judge Angela Pucke...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Westfield Toy Drive continues

Westfield Toy Drive continues

The Westfield Volunteer Fire Department will complete a community toy drive this week and will then get to play Santa, delivering toys to local childr...

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 D...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Holidays behind them, outreach center looks to 2017

Holidays behind them, outreach center looks to 2017

With a busy holiday season completed, volunteers at the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center will soon be turning their attention to a new year of helping t...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Christ’s birth told through ‘shepherd’s’ eyes

Christ’s birth told through ‘shepherd’s’ eyes

Unlike today’s round-the-clock news and social media coverage of every major event, no television cameras existed when Christ was born — b...

December 20th, 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 |  


KZL, Piedmont help grieving family

KZL, Piedmont help grieving family

PINNACLE — It wasn’t quite Christmas Eve, but Santa’s elves were busy Friday morning loading up a home in Pinnacle for a family whos...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Viticulture courses slated

Surry Community College is offering several courses this winter for those looking to learn more about viticulture – the cultivation of grapevine...

December 19th, 2016 |  


Taxidermy orientation slated at SCC center

Taxidermy orientation slated at SCC center

Anyone interested in learning more about the taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College is encouraged to attend one of two orientation sessi...

December 16th, 2016 |  


Students dress like Indians

Students dress like Indians

Shoals Elementary kindergarten classes recently dressed up as Indians during the Thanksgiving season. They made Indian headdresses, necklaces and vest...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Shoals holds penny drive

Shoals holds penny drive

Shoals Elementary 3rd grade hold Annual Penny Drive:Each year the thrd grade students at Shoals Elementary School hold a Penny Drive to raise money to...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Pilot Middle names Bee champs

Pilot Middle names Bee champs

The Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently held its annual spelling bee competition.Zachary Vanhoy too the school-wide top spot. The fourth grade w...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Pilot Ruritans choose new officers

Pilot Ruritans choose new officers

At its Dec. 5 monthly meeting, the Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club installed officers for the upcoming year.Officers elected for 2017 were Dave O’Re...

December 14th, 2016 |  


Area burn bans lifted; risks remain

Recent rainfall has led to burning bans being lifted in Surry and Carroll counties, but the area is not out of the woods yet as far as fire dangers, o...

December 14th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Mary and Don Romine has invited Jack and me for many years to go to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater in Wytheville, Virginia. It’s part of Chri...

December 14th, 2016 |  


Pilot resident among SCC Ambassadors

Pilot resident among SCC Ambassadors

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Ambassador Scholars Program recognizes outstanding students who serve as public relations representatives b...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Community happenings

Community Happenings is a weekly calendar of events in and around Pilot Mountain, or events of interest to Pilot Mountain residents. To include your e...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

From now through Christmas Eve, local volunteers will be again be ringing the bell and manning the familiar Salvation Army red kettle.While the projec...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:- A two car collision was reported on Nov. 30 at 200 W...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Parents share grief At Woltz

Parents share grief At Woltz

Although no parent should have to bury a child, sometimes they have to do it anyway. When they do, there are groups with whom they can share their exp...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Surry County science fair winners advance to regional competition

Surry County science fair winners advance to regional competition

A local science fair demonstrated that an old-school event can keep up with modern trends in education.The 2016-2017 Surry County Schools District Sci...

December 2nd, 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 |  


The sights and sounds of the Christmas season will be on display along Main Street this Saturday evening as the Pilot Mountain Rescue Squad and EMS ho...

November 30th, 2016 updated: November 30th, 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 |  


County to pay for PayPal move

County to pay for PayPal move

DOBSON — Surry County will spend nearly $10,000 on a final step in its plan to transition away from the use of PayPal.On Monday the Surry County...

November 29th, 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 |  


Final go-round for Christmas display

Final go-round for Christmas display

Larry and Rachel Charpiat debuted the current and final edition of their Pilot Mountain Christmas light display on Thanksgiving evening, drawing an es...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Candlelight Christmas around the corner

Candlelight Christmas around the corner

ROCKFORD — Even though Thanksgiving is just a couple of days behind us, an annual Christmas tradition is just around the corner in the Historic ...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Horne Creek to hold Christmas event

Horne Creek to hold Christmas event

For those wishing to step back in time for a brief moment and experience a look at Christmas past — when families came together for a time of jo...

November 26th, 2016 |