County contracts for aerial photos

DOBSON — Surry County will spend more than $150,000 on aerial photography throughout the course of the next six years.On Oct. 17 the Surry Count...

November 1st, 2016 |  


Academy places tools at parents’ fingertips

DOBSON —Parents play an important role in the education of their children, and one official says the county school system is trying to make that...

November 1st, 2016 |  


Mount Airy man charged in King wreck

Mount Airy man charged in King wreck

KING — A Mount Airy man faces criminal charges after an automobile collision last week in King that police believe was intentional.On Oct. 27, o...

November 1st, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain native honored

Pilot Mountain native honored

LENOIR — Patsy Riddle was honored at the Loving Lenoir Concert, held here earlier this month, when she received the Pinnacle Award, the highest ...

October 31st, 2016 |  


Officer honored through golf benefit

Officer honored through golf benefit

DOBSON — A golf tournament held last week in Dobson helped carry on the legacy of Dave Wilmoth, a 23-year-old police officer whose life was trag...

October 27th, 2016 |  


County seeks to nullify foreclosure

DOBSON — Surry County officials are attempting to have a judgment set aside in a tax foreclosure case, after having asked for the judgment nearl...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Fall colors drawing crowds to state park

Fall colors drawing crowds to state park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With fall foliage approaching its peak at Pilot Mountain State Park, officials there are trying to make the viewing process eas...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Free Medicare workshops scheduled in county

Free Medicare workshops scheduled in county

A group of local experts will lead two free workshops on Medicare enrollment — one on Friday in Pilot Mountain, and the other in Elkin on Nov. 1...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Fall Folly set at Shoals

Elementary students, families and others from the Shoals community and beyond will come together for a good time and a good cause on Friday from 3:30&...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Shoals second graders visit corn maze

Shoals second graders visit corn maze

Shoals Elementary School second-graders recently took a field trip to Alpha and Omega Corn maze in Hamptonville.“While having lots of fun, stude...

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Medicaid seeks more money from county

DOBSON — More Medicaid dollars will be delivered back to the state, though they are unrelated to a prior issue with Medicaid reimbursement.On Oc...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Access points on Fisher River open

Access points on Fisher River open

ROCKFORD — Officials cut the ribbons on two new canoe access points on the Fisher River on Wednesday.Surry County Parks and Recreation Director ...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Nursing students mark fiest-year completion

Nursing students mark fiest-year completion

Surry’s nursing students celebrate completion of first yearThe second-year associate degree in nursing students at Surry Community College were ...

October 21st, 2016 |  


More water collection points announced

More water collection points announced

DOBSON — Additional water collection points have been announced as part of the Surry County Board of Commissioners’ mission to collect wat...

October 20th, 2016 |  


5K run memorializes local youth

5K run memorializes local youth

Final plans are quickly coming together for the third annual Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K. Organized by Jacob Pettitt’s parents, Chrystal and Jason...

October 20th, 2016 |  


College holding FAFSA day Oct. 29

Getting the financial aid needed to attend college often seems daunting; many don’t know how to begin the application process. Surry Community C...

October 20th, 2016 |  


New school opens in Pilot Mountain

New school opens in Pilot Mountain

After spending 20 years in the public school system as a speech language pathologist, Valarie Burner branched out this academic year and opened her ow...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following police reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:- A report of larceny was filed on Oct. 13 on Butler Street. Mary Coe,...

October 18th, 2016 |  


County collecting water for hurricane victims

DOBSON — Surry County is orchestrating an effort to aid victims of Hurricane Matthew.At Monday’s meeting of the Surry County Board of Comm...

October 18th, 2016 |  


Carnival includes games, food, and pig kissin’

Carnival includes games, food, and pig kissin’

Pilot Mountain Middle School recently had its annual fall carnival.In addition to games and treats, the students and others in attendance also got the...

October 18th, 2016 |  


Benefit set to help local man

Westfield residents are invited to come out to the Westfield Ruritan Community Building for an evening of food and fellowship on Saturday from 4-8 p.m...

October 18th, 2016 |  


Sparks fly at commissioners meeting

Sparks fly at commissioners meeting

Tensions nearly came to a boil at the October Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners meeting on Oct. 10 when Ron Niland, owner of All American Associat...

October 18th, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• A report of an assault on a female was filed o...

October 13th, 2016 |  


2016 Buddy Poppy King selected

2016 Buddy Poppy King selected

Isaac Vaden recently was selected as the 2016 Buddy Poppy King for Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 and its Auxiliary. He was presented with a certificate...

October 13th, 2016 |  


Pilot woman starts makeup business

Pilot woman starts makeup business

Pilot Mountain based makeup artist Whitney Bryant recently launched a freelance makeup artist business in the hopes of filling the need for a professi...

October 13th, 2016 |  


Surry-Yadkin EMC slashing rates

DOBSON — Usually, announcements by utility providers regarding rates involve higher charges, but one this week by Surry-Yadkin Electric Membersh...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Greenway Task Force meeting held

Greenway Task Force meeting held

The Greeway Task Force met last week at The Pilot Center to allow area residents to come in and ask questions about the proposed greenway project bein...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Litter pick-up program begins

DOBSON — A mutually beneficial program will become an important facet of Surry County’s “war on litter.”As part of the new pro...

October 12th, 2016 |  


JOLO awarded gold and silver medals

JOLO Winery and Vineyard recently racked up three medals at the Sommelier Challenge International Wine and Spirits Competition in San Diego, Californi...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Leaders urge respect of opposing views

Leaders of both parties are urging supporters to respect their neighbor’s First Amendment rights.Surry County Democratic Party chair John Worth ...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Copeland students learn about electricity

Copeland students learn about electricity

Copeland Elementary School recently spent time studying about electricity, including meeting with an official from Surry Yadkin Electric Membership Co...

October 10th, 2016 |  


County continues shift from PayPal

DOBSON — The county continued to shift away from using PayPal for any online payments in action taken by the Surry County Board of Commissioners...

October 10th, 2016 |  


Pilot painted pink despite rain

Pilot painted pink despite rain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Even with showers pelting the area, a group was painting on Saturday. They painted Pilot Mountain pink.Pilot Mountain Unites, a...

October 10th, 2016 |  


Trail run a success for Armfield center

Trail run a success for Armfield center

The Armfield Civic and Recreation Center hosted its annual Pilot Mountain 5K Fall Trail Run on Saturday morning, raising funds while providing a healt...

October 6th, 2016 |  


Second annual fall carnival coming soon

Second annual fall carnival coming soon

The second annual fall carnival that is held by the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library is set for Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Armfield Civic C...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Officials brace for hurricane

Officials brace for hurricane

DOBSON — A state of emergency has been declared, and officials are preparing for the worst, as a category 3 hurricane looms off the coast.Surry ...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Pilot candidates discuss town needs

Pilot candidates discuss town needs

The Mount Airy News and North Surry High School, along with the Elkin Tribune and Pilot Mountain News, hosted a candidates forum Thursday night so Sur...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Fall festival coming to PMES Friday

Students, teachers, and parents of Pilot Mountain Elementary School are anxiously preparing for the upcoming annual fall festival that is scheduled fo...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Race cars, classics fill Pilot Mountain

Race cars, classics fill Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain’s final cruise-in weekend of the summer got off to an early start Friday evening with a closed street event dubbed “Race Ca...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Paint the Town Pink is coming soon

Paint the Town Pink is coming soon

The first annual Paint the Town Pink event is scheduled for Oct. 8 from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Homecoming Court named

Homecoming Court named

East Surry High School will be holding its annual homecoming football game and related activites this week on Friday, Oct. 7.The homecoming court is c...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Scc hosts college fair for high schoolers

Scc hosts college fair for high schoolers

Hundreds of high school juniors and seniors from throughout Surry and Yadkin counties took part in a recent Surry Community College College Fair.Stude...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Westfield Students of the Month

Westfield Students of the Month

Westfield Elementary School recently names its Students of the Month for September. The students were chosen by their teacher for excellent effort in ...

October 4th, 2016 |  


EMS to charge for blood transfusions

EMS to charge for blood transfusions

DOBSON — Surry County EMS will be charging for a life-saving procedure, following a meeting which was capped with an abnormal closed session.Mon...

October 4th, 2016 |  


College offers free workshops to help unemployed

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

October 4th, 2016 |  


Truck driver training orientation set for Oct. 10

Surry Community College will be starting a new session of classes for people wanting to start a career in truck driving.Orientation will be held Oct. ...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Cornshucking Frolic coming soon

Cornshucking Frolic coming soon

The 25th annual Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm is approaching and scheduled for Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.According to ...

October 4th, 2016 |  


County schools host first EdCamp

Surry County Schools recently hosted the region’s first EdCamp event at Meadowview Magnet Middle School, EdCampRFD.EdCamps are internationally r...

October 3rd, 2016 |  


Fifth grade from Shoals Elementary visited the Science Institute at Meadowview Magnet Middle School recently, becoming scientists for a couple of hour...

October 3rd, 2016 |  


Martial arts event raises money for DARE

Martial arts event raises money for DARE

Local martial arts instructor Mickey Heath and his School of Hard Knox hosted a self-defense seminar Saturday afternoon at the Armfield Civic and Recr...

September 30th, 2016 |