• A one vehicle collision was reported at Carson Road on August 31. A truck driven by Brian Edward Stanley, of Germanton, hit a low hanging comm...

September 8th, 2015 |  


41st Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan scheduled for September 12 and 13

DANBURY — Moratock Park in Danbury will once again be the center of Stokes County’s cultural universe on September 12 and 13 as the Stokes...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Shoals Elementary held Open House

Shoals Elementary held Open House

Open House at Shoals Elementary was an “AWESOME” night full of smiles and laughter as students went room to room meeting their teachers. H...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Surry County Schools student academic performance increases in 2014-15

Surry County Schools continued to outpace the rest of state in academic achievement according to the 2014-15 Performance and Growth of North Carolina ...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Local artists share inspiration

Local artists share inspiration

Art Together Open Studio, hosted by The Art of Massage, held it’s first meeting on September 3. Created by Erin Needham and Michelle Wheeler, th...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Community happenings

• Sept. 11, 1 to 6 p.m. The Surry Community College Women’s Association will be hosting a community yard sale to raise money for the SCC S...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Hairdressing business expands

Hairdressing business expands

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Hair Cottage, on Main Street, has welcomed a new stylist to the business. Kirby Hunter moved to the location on August 25.O...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Triad McDonald’s show support for first responders with a free meal

In honor of their service to the country and local community, McDonald’s of the Triad would like to recognize and show their support of all mili...

September 8th, 2015 |  


PILOT MOUNTAIN — J.J. Jones Alumni Incorporated its biannual reunion weekend on Sept. 4-6. The reunion celebrated the completion of the L.H. Jon...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Ten years of cruise-ins celebrated

Ten years of cruise-ins celebrated

You’re guaranteed to hear the sound of a revving engine or five at any cruise-in, but anyone close to — or maybe far from — Pilot Mo...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 10th, 2015. |  


Surry County School Menu

Surry County Schools menus for Sept. 9-15Elementary/middle schoolBreakfast: fruit available daily, 100 percent juice, skim and one percent milk offere...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Prescribed burns planned at Pilot Mountain State Park

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation plans to conduct at least two prescribed burns at Pilot Mountain State Park during the next ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Police Reports

• A vehicle collision was reported on August 25. William Charles Baker, 68, of Green Cove Springs, Florida, drove into the Econo Lodge building....

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Suspect at large in shooting

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County authorities were still on the lookout Saturday for a suspected shooter they considered armed and dangerous, after ...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Garden Club prepares for Christmas giving

Garden Club prepares for Christmas giving

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Knob Evening Bloomers Garden Club met recently at the home of club president, Marilyn Thomas, to put the final touches on...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Ride raises funds for special needs playground equipment

Ride raises funds for special needs playground equipment

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The roar of more than 40 motorcycles filled downtown Pilot Mountain early Saturday afternoon as participants in the first annua...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Green to be featured in homecoming concert

Green to be featured in homecoming concert

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain native Lacy Green will be returning to her hometown on Sept. 26 with a concert performance to benefit the Armfie...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Girls Scouts offer more than cookies

Girls Scouts offer more than cookies

Girl Scouts are known for camping, serving the community, and of course, cookies. Active in Surry County for decades, the program has grown and improv...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


County hires new inspections head

County hires new inspections head

Surry County officials have chosen a new person to be at the helm of the county’s inspections department. Brandon D. Hawks will be taking over a...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Stolen golf carts recovered

On August 28 at 7:30 p.m. deputies with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 258 Homeplace Park Road in Ararat in reference to a...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Carson Road shooting suspect apprehended

Carson Road shooting suspect apprehended

A suspect wanted for a Friday evening shooting in Pilot Mountain turned himself in to law enforcement officials over the weekend.Jody Lee Nunn, 24, of...

September 1st, 2015 |  


State representatives secure funding for Depot Street repairs

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Depot Street, in the heart of Pilot Mountain, has been closed due to a sink hole for over two years. A lack of funding and the ...

September 1st, 2015 updated: September 1st, 2015. |  


Surry Community offering free workshops to assist unemployed and underemployed

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops to unemployed and underemployed workers. No advance registration ...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Walker works to deregulate manufacturing business

Walker works to deregulate manufacturing business

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Sixth Distirct U.S. Rep. Mark Walker toured the Brown and Church facility in Pilot Mountain on Aug. 27. The visit was one stop ...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Westfield News

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Ruritan Club is sponsoring a Country Ham Breakfast Sept. 12 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Westfield Community Building (...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Surry County School Menu

Surry County Schools menus for Sept. 2-8Elementary/middle schoolBreakfast: fruit available daily, 100 percent juice, skim and one percent milk offered...

August 31st, 2015 |  


Surry Arts Council to give over $8,000 in Subgrants

The Surry Arts Council is accepting applications from local non-profit organizations seeking to promote and help develop “a diverse cultural art...

August 31st, 2015 |  


Trio arrested for alleged pot import

Trio arrested for alleged pot import

Law enforcement officials interrupted the unpacking of a marijuana shipment at a Pinnacle residence on Friday, resulting in the arrests and charges fi...

August 31st, 2015 |  


Suspect at large in shooting

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County authorities were still on the lookout Saturday for a suspected shooter they considered armed and dangerous, after ...

August 29th, 2015 updated: September 5th, 2015. |  


Students get chance to do TV work

Students get chance to do TV work

Surry Telephone Membership Corporation has been working to build its Surry TV system, hoping to make it more attractive to area consumers. Now, the co...

August 27th, 2015 |  


Blood drives

The American Red Cross announces the following dates for blood drives. There is an urgent need for Type O neg, A neg, B neg and AB.• Aug. 26, 2 ...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Community happenings

• Aug. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, will host Small Fruit Production. Whether it’s blackberries, bl...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Lovells Chapel purchases Mount Airy church building

Lovells Chapel purchases Mount Airy church building

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lovells Chapel Church in Pilot Mountain has announced the purchase and planned opening of a Mount Airy church building, with Pa...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Pilot Mountain hires finance officer

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A new face can be seen in Pilot Mountain’s Town Hall. The much-debated finance officer position has been filled.The town ...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Community supports fundraiser for Nancy Reynolds Elementary

Community supports fundraiser for Nancy Reynolds Elementary

WESTFIELD — Students and staff at Nancy Reynolds Elementary will benefit from a fundraising event held on Saturday. The Rock House Ruritan Club ...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Priddys dance their way to 20 years of success

Priddys dance their way to 20 years of success

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Ultimate Dance Studio is celebrating 20 years of business in Pilot Mountain. With thousands of students during the last 20 year...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  


Police Reports

The Pilot Mountain Police Department reported the following incidents and arrests.• On Aug. 20, Johnny Lee Holifield reported the theft and forg...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Surry County School Menu

Surry County Schools menus for Aug. 26-Sept. 1Elementary/middle schoolBreakfast: fruit available daily, 100 percent juice, skim and one percent milk o...

August 25th, 2015 |  


SCC cosmetology students donate haircuts

SCC cosmetology students donate haircuts

DOBSON — Surry Community College cosmetology students recently donated haircuts for 22 Upward Bound high school students. The complementary hair...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Boosters support East Surry athletics with first Fan Fest

Boosters support East Surry athletics with first Fan Fest

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Cardinals athletes came together to celebrate the new season during the first East Surry Fan Fest on Friday. The community was ...

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  


Shoals staff begins first day

Shoals staff begins first day

PINNACLE — The first day for the Shoals Elementary staff was Aug. 18. The day began with a selfie of the staff and their smiling faces ready for...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Alcohol an issue at proposed Family Dollar

Last week the Surry County Board of Commissioners chose to delay a vote on a rezoning matter that would allow for the construction of a Family Dollar ...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Fall classes start at Surry Community College

Fall classes start at Surry Community College

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s campus was buzzing with activity this week as students began fall classes on Aug. 17. New students were...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Vacation Bible School held at Pilot View Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School held at Pilot View Methodist Church

On Aug. 15, Pilot View United Methodist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School. The theme this year was “Running the Race (with Jesus)....

August 20th, 2015 |  


Surry County School Menu

Surry County Schools menus for August 24-25Elementary/middle schoolBreakfast: fruit available daily, 100 percent juice, skim and one percent milk offe...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Blood drives

The American Red Cross announces the following dates for blood drives.• Aug. 26, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Copeland Ruritan Club Blood Drive, 975 Copeland...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Community happenings

• Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 203 N. Academy St., Pilot Mountain, Back to School Bash will be presented by City on a Hill Ministries, all are we...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Campers learn survivor and leadership skills at SCC

Campers learn survivor and leadership skills at SCC

DOBSON — Campers at Surry Community College’s Survivor and Leadership Camp, held in July, learned a variety of skills to use in real life ...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Supper to benefit Nancy Reynolds School

WESTFIELD — The Rock House Ruritan Club will host a pinto bean and hot dog supper on Saturday evening at the Rock House Ruritan Community Buildi...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Town receives LGC recommendations

Town receives LGC recommendations

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Representatives from the Local Government Commission, a division of the Department of State Treasurer, made a site visit to the...

August 19th, 2015 |