New building to help outreach center expand services

New building to help outreach center expand services

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Outreach Center has added a third building to its facility, creating additional space to meet the needs of a...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Police Reports

• Beverly Bryant Blevins, 56, of Towe Road, was issued a traffic citation on Aug. 11 for driving with an expired licence plate, not having a cur...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Movie filmed at Horne Creek to be screened in Hollywood

Movie filmed at Horne Creek to be screened in Hollywood

PINNACLE — The idyllic, pastoral setting of the movie “One and Two” has charmed audiences in Berlin and at the South by Southwest Fi...

August 18th, 2015 |  


Tails and Bells Gala to raise funds for Stokes animal shelter

DANBURY — Animal lovers working to raise money to create a new, no-kill animal shelter for Stokes County will be a lot closer to their $400,000 ...

August 18th, 2015 |  


Bryants featured in the Apple Gallery in September

Bryants featured in the Apple Gallery in September

DANBURY — An opening reception will be held in honor of Carole and Bill Bryant on Aug. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Apple Gallery at the Stokes...

August 18th, 2015 |  


Cardinals hold Fan Fest to begin new season

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School athletic department will hold its first ever Fan Fest on Friday. Sponsored by the ES Athletic Booster Cl...

August 17th, 2015 |  


Blimp flies low over Pilot Mountain

Blimp flies low over Pilot Mountain

The Met Life blimp passes over the town of Pilot Mountain on Aug. 12 on its way to the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, where it will provide aeria...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Blood drives

The American Red Cross announces the following dates for blood drives.• Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Surry County Government Center Blood Driv...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Community happenings

• Aug. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Pilot Center at 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain will hold Making Profits from the Kitchen, from baking bread ...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Old Westfield bridge contract awarded

Old Westfield bridge contract awarded

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With multiple bridges providing access to the town, residents of Pilot Mountain were concerned last year when they learned abou...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Local Government Commission visits Pilot Mountain for site inspection

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Local Government Commission, a division of the State Treasurer’s Department which oversees the financial health of mu...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Schools gearing up for new year

Area schools will host open house events in preparation for the approaching start of school. The first day of the new school year for Surry County stu...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Police Reports

The Pilot Mountain Police Department has reported the following incidents and arrests.• Jose Lynn France, of 121 Howard Street in Pilot Mountain...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Registration underway for ‘Sweet Repeats’ children’s consignment sale

PILOT MOUNTAIN — First United Methodist Church will host the fall return of its “Sweet Repeats” biannual children’s consignmen...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Surry continuing free Farm-to-Table seminars

DOBSON — Surry Community College, in partnership with the Surry County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, is offering a series of c...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Carolina Farm Credit donates to North Carolina FFA

STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit along with Ag Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit recently donated $2,584 to the North Carolina FF...

August 11th, 2015 updated: August 11th, 2015. |  


Surry offers technology classes to job seekers

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering a course in technology awareness designed to provide computer skills for job seekers. The clas...

August 11th, 2015 updated: August 11th, 2015. |  


Crash claims one life, one critical

Crash claims one life, one critical

MOUNT AIRY — According to a Surry County official, a woman injured in a car accident at the US 52 and I-74 interchange on Saturday is still in c...

August 11th, 2015 updated: August 11th, 2015. |  


Ladies Auxiliary held blood drive

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Ladies Auxiliary VFW of Pilot Mountain held a blood drive at the First United Methodist Church on July 27. The drive was a ...

August 11th, 2015 |  


National Night Out a community event

National Night Out a community event

Morgan Lynch, 9, and Alex Lynch, 11, get bracelets from the Pilot Mountain Rescue Squad booth Tuesday during National Night Out, hosted by the Pilot M...

August 6th, 2015 updated: August 6th, 2015. |  


Blood drives

The American Red Cross announces the following dates for blood drives.• Aug. 6, 12:30 to 5 p.m., CK Technologies Blood Drive, 710 Piedmont Triad...

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


Community happenings

Ongoing• Sundays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 p.m., Granite City Al-Anon Family Group meets at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., M...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Weather perfect for Hot Nights Hot Cars

Weather perfect for Hot Nights Hot Cars

Mustangs, new and old, line the curb along with many other classic and show cars Saturday during the Hot Nights Hot Cars Cruise-in in downtown Pilot M...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Energy crisis inspires local author

Energy crisis inspires local author

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An engaging dystopian novel set in the near future, “Mountain Whispers, Days Without Sun” holds more than entertain...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Farming history highlighted at Rock House

Farming history highlighted at Rock House

PINNACLE — History was on parade Saturday as adults and children took part in the annual Rock House Ruritan Club’s antique tractor show, p...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Pinnacle man charged with rape

Pinnacle man charged with rape

Surry County Deputies arrested a Pinnacle man who allegedly raped and assaulted a 72-year-old woman, according to a statement released by the Surry Co...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Cold murder case at ‘critical’ stage

Cold murder case at ‘critical’ stage

DOBSON — Investigators have fielded hundreds of responses since a stepped-up effort began in March to solve the cold-case murder of a 14-year-ol...

August 4th, 2015 updated: August 4th, 2015. |  


‘Handicamp’ offers fun times for participants

‘Handicamp’ offers fun times for participants

ARARAT — Saturday was the first full day of an Eldora “Handicamp” offered at Homeplace Recreational Park. The camp gave about 30 ind...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Breaking ground!

Breaking ground!

DANBURY — Stokes County is one step closer to having a community college facility after the official groundbreaking ceremony of the new Forsyth ...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Charges brought in illegal sweepstakes case

Charges brought in illegal sweepstakes case

KING — The King Police Department arrested seven people last week in conjunction with an ongoing investigation into illegal sweepstakes and gamb...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Community happenings

• July 30, 6 to 9 p.m., Cover Crop for Produce Fields and More. Learn how the adoption of cover crops after a produce crop can reduce soil erosi...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Rural history to be on display at tractor show

Rural history to be on display at tractor show

PINNACLE — The rich agricultural history of rural northwestern North Carolina will be highlighted this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roc...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Girl Scouts to host craft and vendor fair

Girl Scouts to host craft and vendor fair

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Girl Scout Troop 02318 will be raising funds while supporting its community this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

July 29th, 2015 |  


Local veterans continue service as civilians

Local veterans continue service as civilians

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Two local men, along with several of their fellow veterans, have formed an organization called Feeding A Hungry Veteran. After ...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Lawson play to be respectful retelling of tragedy

On Christmas Day in 1929, Charlie Lawson killed his wife and six children before taking his own life on a small farm in the Germanton area.The tale of...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Music lovers come out for bluegrass festival

Music lovers come out for bluegrass festival

WESTFIELD — The festive atmosphere at last weekend’s 17th annual Nunn Brothers Bluegrass Festival was reminiscent of generations past, whe...

July 28th, 2015 |  


National Night Out promotes crime prevention

National Night Out promotes crime prevention

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Serving the public is the primary goal of the Pilot Mountain Police Department. The annual National Night Out event on Aug. 4 i...

July 28th, 2015 |  


A variety of classes offered during August, at Surry Community College

A variety of classes offered during August, at Surry Community College

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering three unique classes during the month of August — hand quilting work, journal crafting a...

July 28th, 2015 |  


Safety top priority at Carolina Ziplines

Safety top priority at Carolina Ziplines

“Safety is first.”That is the mantra at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tours, according to co-owner Barbara Bollman.Bollman said she supports mo...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Blood drives

The American Red Cross announces the following dates for blood drives.• July 22, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church Blood Drive, 314 S. Fran...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Community happenings

• July 25 9, a.m. to 4 p.m., Barn Quilt Class. Paint your own barn quilt in this hands-on class held at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Local club reaches for the stars

Local club reaches for the stars

The Forsyth Astronomical Society is hosting two public star gazing events on July 25.Formed in 1937, the club provides an opportunity for amateur astr...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Homeplace to welcome ‘Summer Sensation’

ARARAT — The seventh annual “Summer Sensation” back-to-school celebration will take place on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Homeplace Re...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Senator Randleman assists Pilot Mountain

Senator Randleman assists Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Depot Street was once the most vital road in Pilot Mountain. The link to the world beyond, Depot Street held the train station ...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Police Reports

The Pilot Mountain Police Department announced the following incidents and arrests.• On July 13, communicating threats was reported by Robert Sp...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Bluegrass festival to feature Lost & Found Band

Bluegrass festival to feature Lost & Found Band

WESTFIELD — Live bluegrass music will return to the Nunn Brothers Music Park this weekend, beginning Thursday at 7 p.m., and will remain for muc...

July 21st, 2015 |  


Shoals PTO holds annual End of Year picnic

Shoals PTO holds annual End of Year picnic

PINNACLE — Shoals PTO held an end-of-year picnic on June 11, providing hot dogs with all the fixings, chips, lemonade, and snow cones for the st...

July 21st, 2015 updated: July 21st, 2015. |  


SCC offers Motorcycle Safety Course

DOBSON — Motorcyclists can learn the skills necessary to operate a motorcycle in traffic during the NC Motorcycle Safety Program’s Basic R...

July 21st, 2015 updated: July 21st, 2015. |  


Program offers hunter safety training for local youths

Program offers hunter safety training for local youths

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Members of the Pilot Mountain Shooters completed a successful fundraiser last weekend and now plan to use those funds to make h...

July 21st, 2015 |  


Commisioners approve funding for finance officer

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A special meeting of the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners was held Monday to discuss funding for a part-time finance offic...

July 20th, 2015 |