Filing begins for state, local offices

The 2018 political season gets officially underway Monday when the filing period opens for a number of positions in state and county government.“...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Local Mardi Gras party returns

Local Mardi Gras party returns

A few days before carnival season reaches a crescendo of merriment in New Orleans, Rio and Venice, the celebration will hit its peak in Mount Airy on ...

February 7th, 2018 |  


North Surry cadets earn scholarships

North Surry cadets earn scholarships

Cadets Reid and Quinn Walker from North Surry High School Air Force JROTC have received a scholarship to participate in a private pilot license traini...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from area troops and packs were out in their respective neighborhoods Saturday as the first step in this year’s annual...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Walk honors memory of fallen officers

Walk honors memory of fallen officers

A group of family members, town officials and local residents withstood below freezing temperatures to gather in the parking lot of Tlaquepaque Restau...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Library has ‘Bring Child to Library Day’

Library has ‘Bring Child to Library Day’

At Saturday’s annual Bring your Child to the Library event, 13 young performers entertained an audience of more than 50 family, friends and well...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Concert honors WPAQ’s 70 years

Concert honors WPAQ’s 70 years

Some wore their dancing shoes, some waited hours in the cold, at least one brought his own musical spoons, but they all came prepared to have a good t...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Birthday party for Confederate general

Birthday party for Confederate general

A long-dead Confederate officer received a birthday bash Saturday.J.E.B. Stuart was born Feb. 3, 1833, rose to the rank of captain as a cavalry office...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


L.H. Jones hosts Black History movie

L.H. Jones hosts Black History movie

In recognition of Black History Month, “Marshall,” the first film in a month-long series is screened Saturday at L.H. Jones Family Resourc...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

There’s a new groundhog in town, and her name is Gertie.The Surry Arts Council Groundhog, Gertie, joined better-known weather forecasters of the...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Local developers launch PlayStation game

Local developers launch PlayStation game

Two local game developers jumped into the fray of virtual reality on Tuesday when they released “Cold Iron,” a new game for Sony Playstati...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Local radio station WPAQ 740 AM will mark its 70th anniversary with a free concert Saturday at the Historic Earle Theatre & Old Time Music Heritag...

February 1st, 2018 |  


First glimpse at architectural survey

First glimpse at architectural survey

Dan Pezzoni of Landmark Preservation Associates of Lexington, Virginia, visited the city to give an overview of an upcoming architectural survey.Membe...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A citation was issued to Kailey Taylor, Westfield, on...

January 31st, 2018 |  


March of Dimes walk gets Signature Sponsor

March of Dimes walk gets Signature Sponsor

DOBSON — Carolina Carports signed on as a signature sponsor for the March of Dimes’ “Mount Airy March for Babies” walk for the...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Prescribed burn planned for state park

Prescribed burn planned for state park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Between now and late may, N.C. State Parks and the N.C. Forest Service plan to conduct a 270-acre prescribed burn on the south ...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Homeless numbers sought

Homeless numbers sought

The Shepherd’s House will be among several agencies attempting this week to get a more definitive answer to just how widespread homelessness is ...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Diversity, perspective highlighted

Diversity, perspective highlighted

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce rolled out a new strategic plan at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday.The chamber packed the ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


City man among two charged in robbery

City man among two charged in robbery

Two Surry County men — one from Mount Airy and one from Ararat — are facing charges following an armed robbery at an Elkin business early ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Bob Moody is chamber ’Citizen of Year’

Bob Moody is chamber ’Citizen of Year’

Bob Moody has been selected as the 2017 Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year from a pool of 15 nominees.The award is presented each Janu...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Changes to downtown being planned

Changes to downtown being planned

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot town board met Monday with planners from Benchmark Design, the company that has been retained to provide an updated s...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Town board receives strong audit

Town board receives strong audit

Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners worked through their regular monthly meeting in possibly record time on Jan. 16 — less than 35 min...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Library photography contest taking entries

The Northwestern Regional Library will be holding its annual traveling photography soon.The event will take place on April 10 at the Charles H. Stone ...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Rock House Ruritans continue winter tradition

The Rock House Ruritan Club is continuing a popular local pastime, again hosting winter turkey shoots each Saturday evening, weather permitting, at th...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


King resident claims $1 million prize

RALEIGH –Eddie Nations from King said he was in shock when he got the phone call telling him he won $1 million in the Extreme Millions Second-Ch...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• An incident/investigation report was filed Jan. 8 all...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 and the VFW Auxiliary held a joint meeting Thursday to recognize a pair of area youths for their efforts in winning essay...

January 22nd, 2018 updated: January 22nd, 2018. |  


God is calling you to a life full of purpose

God is calling you to a life full of purpose

Romans 8:1-4, 28-30 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in christ jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spiri...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Credit union taps officers

State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) recently elected new officers for the organization’s Board of Directors of the financial cooperative ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Snow causes multiple accidents

Snow causes multiple accidents

Wednesday’s snow has caused a number of problems on area highways, including one crash that left flames billowing from the wreckage and necessit...

January 17th, 2018 updated: January 17th, 2018. |  


Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot VFW recognizes essay winners

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 and the VFW Auxiliary held a joint meeting Thursday to recognize a pair of area youths for their efforts in winning essay...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• An incident/investigation report was filed Jan. 8 all...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Rock House Ruritans continue winter tradition

The Rock House Ruritan Club is continuing a popular local pastime, again hosting winter turkey shoots each Saturday evening, weather permitting, at th...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Pilot student named to Dean’s List

Kimberly Lawson, of Pilot Mountain, was named to the UNC Asheville’s fall Dean’s List. In order to be name to the list, a student must be ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Polar plungers brave icy waters to bring in 2018

Polar plungers brave icy waters to bring in 2018

It was a memorable start to 2018 for 35 polar plungers who sprinted into icy water Monday afternoon at the fourth annual Hanging Rock Polar Plunge hos...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Ruritan holding benefit bingo Saturday

The Westfield Ruritan Club will be seeking to warm up the winter this Saturday with a hot bowl of soup followed by an evening of bingo. Proceeds for t...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Three cadets honored at East Surry

Three cadets honored at East Surry

A trio of students from the East Surry High School JROTC program has been honored for their performance after a competition for the Cadet of the Semes...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A citation was issued on Jan. 6 charging Angelina Cha...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Hear and listen, God is calling you!

Hear and listen, God is calling you!

This New Year, we have a new opportunity for a fresh start. As we look back, we see where we’ve had some struggles, some failures, but hopefully...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Surry County Schools celebrate School Board Appreciation Month by presenting original artworks to members of the county Board of Education at Tuesday&...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Shoals students visit Wake basketball game

Shoals students visit Wake basketball game

WINSTON-SALEM — Shoals Elementary School students recently took in the first quarter Positive, Behavior, Intervention and Support reward trip to...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


PILOT MOUNTAIN POLICE REPORTS

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A Department of Motor Vehicles report filed on Dec. 4...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Fire crew gives annual awards

Fire crew gives annual awards

WESTFIELD — Firefighters and their families came together at the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department station on Dec. 18 for their annual Christm...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Firefighters brings Christmas to homes

Firefighters brings Christmas to homes

WESTFIELD — Christmas came one day early for some 100 youngsters in one local community as the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department served as San...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Local students compete in FBLA gathering

Local students compete in FBLA gathering

NEWTON — Students from around the Northwest region traveled to Fred T. Foard High School in Newton to showcase their talents as future business ...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

The classroom transformed into a courtroom for students enrolled in LEX 141: Civil Litigation II at Surry Community College as those studying paralega...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy New Year! Welcome each day of 2018 with thanks and celebration.Elizabeth Cartwright graduated from Queens University of Charlotte Thursday, Dec....

December 27th, 2017 |  


Pilot man, car make national magazine

Pilot man, car make national magazine

The story of a Pilot Mountain man’s 60-year association with a classic car has motored its way into the pages of a national automotive publicati...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry students

Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry students

DOBSON — Hannah Nicholes, a staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, recently visited Surry Community College’s LEX 240: Family Law ...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry business students donate to Shepherd’s House

Surry business students donate to Shepherd’s House

DOBSON — Surry Community College students enrolled in Dr. Dawn Worley’s BUS 110: Introduction to Business class recently participated in a...

December 22nd, 2017 |