131-mph chase ends in wreck

BANNERTOWN— A police chase that hit speeds in excess of 130 mph came to an abrupt end on Holly Springs Church Road Wednesday evening, when the m...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Special Olympics athletes travel to High Point

Special Olympics athletes travel to High Point

HIGH POINT — Athletes from Surry County fared well at the Special Olympics Fall Tournament.On Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, Surry County sent more than...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Free business seminars slated for December

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in December at various locations in Surry and Yadkin...

November 24th, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountan Middle names 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 Roll8t...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Surry Quilters ‘wrap love’ around local veterans

Surry Quilters ‘wrap love’ around local veterans

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Emotions were overwhelming for some as Surry Quilters Guild presented 31 veterans with a Quilt of Valor during a gathering Nov....

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Westfield honor roll students named

These are the students named to the Westfield Elementary School Honor Roll.A Honor Roll: Taylor Bullington, Joe Cook, Lucas East, Jacqueline Guerra-Or...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Four JROTC cadets recognized

Four JROTC cadets recognized

After competing for Cadet of the Quarter honors, four students from the East Surry High School JROTC program have been recognized for their exemplary ...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! Be Thankful.The Northern Stokes Food Pantry is running low on food and funds. Just want to get the word ou...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Christmas celebration set for Saturday

Christmas will come early to downtown Pilot Mountain this Saturday as the Pilot Mountain Tourism Development Authority hosts the second annual “...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Survivor tells teachers his Holocaust story

Survivor tells teachers his Holocaust story

PILOT MOUNTAIN — One group is on a mission to show teachers how to teach one of the darkest times in the history of mankind.“There are som...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Westfield holds Veteran’s Day ceremony

Westfield holds Veteran’s Day ceremony

In honor of Veterans Day, Westfield Elementary invited local veterans to a celebration of their bravery and commitment to the United States.The North ...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Town owes $252K to state

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain town council last week voted to place a lien on a local industrial building, hopefully to protect the town&#...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Stevens nominated speaker pro tem

Stevens nominated speaker pro tem

It’s been a good month for Rep. Sarah Stevens.After being re-elected to her fifth term in the N.C. General Assembly on Nov. 8, Stevens was nomin...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


County officials to mull over grading costs

County officials to mull over grading costs

DOBSON — County commissioners will take some time to look at an issue regarding a fire department’s move in conjunction with the expansion...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Hospital earns an A in safety

Northern Hospital of Surry County has earned its fifth-consecutive grade A by an independent national patient safety watchdog.Northern Hospital is one...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Rock House holding Christmas sale

Rock House holding Christmas sale

The Rock House Ruritan Club is inviting local residents to get an early start on Christmas shopping this weekend by coming to the Rock House Ruritan C...

November 17th, 2016 |  


ROTC team takes second, advances

ROTC team takes second, advances

The East Surry High School JROTC Raider team traveled to Fred T. Foard High School on Saturday, Nov.5, to compete against other top teams from the reg...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Westfield Elementary holding bazaar Saturday

The Westfield Elementary Pto will sponsor its first annual fall and winter Holiday Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the school gymnasium...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Veterans share their stories during celebration

Veterans share their stories during celebration

ARARAT — On March 25, 1969, Grady Dollyhigh was among 28 Surry County men drafted into the U.S. Army.“I can remember it just like it was y...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Operation Christmas underway

Operation Christmas underway

In nine years of involvement with Operation Christmas Child, Suzanne Coleman has heard plenty of stories of its positive impact.The annual project run...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

VFW Auxiliary 9436 is selling different kinds of nuts and chocolate items this year. Anyone that would like to purchase may call Margie Nichols, auxil...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Cockerham, Quinn win in Pilot race

Cockerham, Quinn win in Pilot race

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Incumbent Commissioner Kim Quinn will be joined by newcomer Evan Cockerham on the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners.Four ca...

November 15th, 2016 |  


First Baptist hosting community Thanksgiving service

Local residents are invited to join in an evening of thanksgiving, to take place on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church.The church, loc...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Garden Club decorates trees for hospital

Garden Club decorates trees for hospital

Pilot Mountain Garden Club met on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to decorate miniature Christmas trees for the Skilled Nursing Unit at Northern Surry Hospital.The c...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Peggy Smitherman

Peggy O’Neal Smitherman, age 80, of Pinnacle, passed away on Nov. 14. She is survived by two daughters and other relatives and friends. A funera...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Public keeps close eye on final election counts

Public keeps close eye on final election counts

DOBSON — Typically one of the more overlooked branches of local government, the Surry County Board of Elections was relatively showered with att...

November 15th, 2016 |  


County seeks new agreement at airport

DOBSON — County officials “want to renegotiate” a deal for overseeing operations at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport, and Surry C...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Pilot Middle offers ‘hero’ parking

Pilot Middle offers ‘hero’ parking

PILOT MOUNTAIN — For school officials, Veterans Day seemed an appropriate time to highlight a small gesture honoring “heroes” in soc...

November 14th, 2016 |  


Narcolepsy diagnosis offered answers

Narcolepsy diagnosis offered answers

Throughout her high school years, Merritt Artim struggled with feeling tired. By her junior year at East Surry High School, the Westfield resident now...

November 11th, 2016 |  


County balks at sign proposal

County balks at sign proposal

DOBSON — County commissioners balked at the town of Dobson’s proposal for an LED sign at Surry County’s historic courthouse.Monday e...

November 10th, 2016 |  


Copeland elects student council

Copeland elects student council

Copeland Elementary School recently continued its five-year tradition of electing a student council.In the elections, only fifth graders are eligible ...

November 10th, 2016 |  


VFW holds flag retirement ceremony

VFW holds flag retirement ceremony

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 hosted the tenth annual Veterans Day flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, providing a demonstration of how to properly r...

November 10th, 2016 |  


Westfield News

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on Nov. 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in ...

November 9th, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• A report of misdemeanor larceny was filed on N...

November 9th, 2016 |  


Stevens re-elected to N.C. House

Stevens re-elected to N.C. House

Surry County voters decided overwhelmingly Tuesday to send Sarah Stevens back to Raleigh for her fifth two-year term in the N.C. House of Representati...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Cockerham, Quinn win in Pilot race

Cockerham, Quinn win in Pilot race

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Incumbent Commissioner Kim Quinn will be joined by newcomer Evan Cockerham on the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners.Four ca...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Clean sweep for GOP in Surry County

Clean sweep for GOP in Surry County

With the final of Surry County’s 29 precincts filing results around 9:30 p.m., it appears Republicans have taken a clean sweep in Surry County r...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Pilot races decided

Pilot races decided

Incumbent Commissioner Kim Quinn will be joined by newcomer Evan Cockerham on the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners.Four candidates vied for two a...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Shoals students have Halloween fun

Shoals students have Halloween fun

The kindergarten class at Shoals Elementary celebrated Halloween last week by participating in a walking parade into each class to show off their cost...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Stokes teen dies in accident

Stokes teen dies in accident

A West Stokes High School alum was killed in an accident at Campbell University.Ezra Goldbach, a graduate of West Stokes and freshman at Campbell Univ...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Families in Need benefit dinner is Saturday

The local group Families In Need will host an evening of food, fellowship, music and prizes beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday.The annual barbecue supper an...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Free business seminars set for November

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in November at various locations in S...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Shoals Elementary names science fair winners

Shoals Elementary names science fair winners

Shoals Elementary School recently held its annual science fair, with students researching and putting together displays to show off their projects.The...

November 8th, 2016 updated: November 8th, 2016. |  


Pinnacle woman charged with embezzlement

Pinnacle woman charged with embezzlement

WINSTON-SALEM — A Pinnacle woman is accused of embezzling nearly $300,000 from the Rural Hall funeral home where she worked, the Forsyth County ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Academy educates citizens about law enforcement

Academy educates citizens about law enforcement

DOBSON — As retired educator Dean Wood brushed powder onto a piece of paper bearing his own fingerprints, a State Bureau of Investigation instru...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Shoals students visit firehouse

Shoals students visit firehouse

Shoals Elementary School pre-k and kindergarten students recently made a field trip to Shoals Volunteer Fire Department.There, the students were able ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• A report of larceny was filed on Oct. 27 at 60...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


VFW holding flag retirement, open house

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 will host the tenth annual Veterans Day flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m., followed by an open h...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Ruritan holding annual stew dinner

The Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club will be hosting the fall edition of its biannual Chicken and Oyster Stew and Hot Dog Supper on Saturday evening, bring...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Students give salute to rock and roll

Students give salute to rock and roll

Shoals Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade students recently presented a PTO program themed “A Tribute to Rock and Roll!!”Th...

November 1st, 2016 |