Golden Leaf Foundation grant funds training, internships

Golden Leaf Foundation grant funds training, internships

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is launching a new initiative thanks to a grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation.Recently, SCS and Surry Community ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

The Surry Historical Society is doing its bit to ensure the sonker, a delicacy unique to Surry County, is not forgotten.For 38 years and counting, the...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Arts Council features Torreys in Apple Gallery

Arts Council features Torreys in Apple Gallery

The Stokes County Arts Council will be featuring Angela Torrey in the Apple Gallery during the month of October.As an artist in the picturesque foothi...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Second-annual Zombie Run set

Second-annual Zombie Run set

Zombies soon will be invading Mount Airy, but all in the name of fun and to support a charitable cause.The second-annual 5K Zombie Run for Charity is ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department holding chicken dinner fundraiser on Saturday

The Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a port-a-pit chicken fundraiser at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, with procee...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Girl Scouts clean-up, plant flowers downtown

Girl Scouts clean-up, plant flowers downtown

Girl Scouts and leaders from Troop 2655 visited downtown Pilot Mountain Saturday to clean out an overgrown area and plant flowers in some of the aband...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy belated birthday to Sarah Mitchell Rogers of Collinstown. Her birthday was Sept. 27.The Pell Reunion was held at Laticia and Mike Humphries home...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Farmfest celebrates the old ways

Farmfest celebrates the old ways

The group Our Communities of Northwest Stokes will host its second annual Francisco Farmfest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Francisco Schoo...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Race cars highlight cruise-in

Race cars highlight cruise-in

This year’s Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in series will draw to a close this weekend with a pair of shows that organizers are referring to as ...

October 4th, 2017 |  


County will delay tax revaluations

County will delay tax revaluations

DOBSON — A move to delay revaluations on homes and businesses could save taxpayers a little money, county officials believe.At its most recent m...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Civil War to come alive next weekend

Civil War to come alive next weekend

ARARAT, Va. — History buffs and others with an interest in the War Between the States will have a field day, two to be exact, next weekend in Ar...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Meet me at the pole

Meet me at the pole

Students at Shoals Elementary School, just like their counterparts elsewhere in Surry County — even across the nation — marked the annual ...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


County schools launch new DARE program

County schools launch new DARE program

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education has given approval for the Surry County Sheriff’s Office to implement a new DARE program at t...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Education foundation raises $25,000

Education foundation raises $25,000

The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation raised more than $25,000 recently during its Seventh Annual Academic Golf Classic Tournament.“Th...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Gentry joins Northern obstetrics and gynecology practice

Gentry joins Northern obstetrics and gynecology practice

OB-GYN specialist Michael Gentry, MD, has joined Northern Hospital of Surry County and Northern Obstetrics & Gynecology. Gentry joins Druery DeVor...

September 28th, 2017 |  


State bill could affect county landfill

DOBSON — A veto Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper will give local officials time to investigate some of the lesser known aspects of a proposed law tha...

September 28th, 2017 |  


5K Trail Run registration opens

5K Trail Run registration opens

Local runners and walkers are invited to start lacing their sneakers as they make plans to take part in the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center’...

September 28th, 2017 |  


SCC, Lees-McRae joins to offer nursing degree

The North Carolina Board of Nursing recently approved Surry Community College to offer two new Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) progr...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Westfield Friends will hold its fall revival on Thursdays in September with a guest speaker and special music for each service. Scheduled speakers inc...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Dining and dancing on Main Street

Dining and dancing on Main Street

A portion of Main Street in downtown Pilot Mountain was closed Saturday evening and turned into a dining area during a fundraiser held for Minglewood ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Masons to hold 40th BBQ dinner

Masons to hold 40th BBQ dinner

Local Masons will reach a milestone Friday as Pilot Lodge #493 hosts its 40th annual barbecue.Barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. or a...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Community turns out for Harvey relief

Community turns out for Harvey relief

Surry County’s generosity showed Saturday as Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy played host to two charitable occasions on the same day.The lo...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Lions gearing up for golf tourney

Local golfers are invited to sign up now for a day on the links as the Pinnacle Lions Club hosts its annual fall golf tournament.The tournament will t...

September 21st, 2017 |  


First Lady sends books to Pilot

First Lady sends books to Pilot

Pilot Mountain Elementary School and their students recently received something you don’t see every day: A gift from the First Lady.Yes, the Fir...

September 21st, 2017 |  


West Virginia earthquake felt in Surry County

If you thought you felt the ground move a bit shortly after lunch time on Wednesday, Sept. 13, it wasn’t your imagination.An earthquake near the...

September 20th, 2017 |  


The hunt for number values

The hunt for number values

​Luis Nava-Cruz, Annabel Campbell, and Kelly Grande work in a group to complete the place value chart. (9405)Teachers at Copeland Elementary Sch...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Westfield residents are thanking the Good Lord that hurricane Irma wasn’t so bad. Sammy and Janice Lawson are really thankful they had room for ...

September 20th, 2017 |  


First United Methodist expanding meals program

First United Methodist Church has announced plans to launch an expanded version of its community meal program, twice each month offering free food and...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain class of ‘55 has reunion

Pilot Mountain class of ‘55 has reunion

The 1955 graduating class of Pilot Mountain High School held its 62-year class reunion on Aug. 12 at Mountain View Restaurant in Pilot Mountain. Their...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Sweet Repeats kicks off Thursday

Sweet Repeats kicks off Thursday

First United Methodist Church will host the fall return of its biannual “Sweet Repeats” children’s consignment clothing sale on Thur...

September 20th, 2017 |  


County has ‘record’ heroin bust

County has ‘record’ heroin bust

DOBSON — Arrests for heroin distribution have not been a frequent occurrence in Surry in recent years, but authorities have made an unprecedente...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Local airport closed for runway work

Local airport closed for runway work

If things sound a little quiet around Mount Airy-Surry County Airport these days, it’s because the facility is closed temporarily as part of a r...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Williams earns family nurse practitioner licensure

Williams earns family nurse practitioner licensure

Kiena Williams, a nurse educator at Surry Community College, recently passed the national certification and licensure examination to obtain her Family...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Military night set

East Surry High School has announced plans to host a Military Appreciation and JROTC Recognition Night to be held on Oct. 27 in conjunction with that ...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Coleman earns Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

Coleman earns Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

DOBSON — Eileen Coleman, Surry Community College’s physical therapist assistant program director, recently received her Doctor of Physical...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Fair hits new heights with Hansens

Fair hits new heights with Hansens

As Hansen’s Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations began a show Saturday afternoon at the Surry County Agricultural Fair, a familiar warning resounded...

September 13th, 2017 |  


County schools launch new DARE program

County schools launch new DARE program

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education has given approval for the Surry County Sheriff’s Office to implement a new DARE program at t...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

On Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 PV2 Dalton Ridout graduated from Army Basic Training in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Present for his graduation as well as the Family ...

September 13th, 2017 |  


County school choose employee of month

County school choose employee of month

Surry County Schools and the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation recently recognized Jennifer Murray, exceptional children’s teacher at ...

September 13th, 2017 |  


97-year-old businessman still going strong

97-year-old businessman still going strong

Family and friends of Sanders McHone gathered at his Pilot Mountain business last Wednesday to help him celebrate his 97th birthday.The setting was a ...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Good weather, turnout for ‘Celebrate Ag’

Good weather, turnout for ‘Celebrate Ag’

DOBSON — “I’ve been out here in the pouring rain, and I’ve been out here in 95-degree heat.”Bryan Cave, Surry County Ext...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Irma forces early grape harvest

Irma forces early grape harvest

Days before the storm struck Florida, Hurricane Irma was already affecting at least one local industry.The threat of heavy rain and high winds forced ...

September 12th, 2017 |  


First day of school

First day of school

Shoals Elementary School was one of the local schools whose students returned to class recently after summer break.While there were no doubt a few ner...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Top students honored at SCC

Top students honored at SCC

Every spring, one student from each of the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System is recognized for excellence in academ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Dobson passes alcohol ordinance

Dobson passes alcohol ordinance

DOBSON — Three days after Pilot Mountain passed an ordinance supporting the “brunch bill” the town of Dobson followed suit.In June, ...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Sweet Repeats opens registration

First United Methodist Church is accepting registration for the fall version of its biannual “Sweet Repeats” children’s consignment ...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Westfield Friends is having revival each Thursday in September at 7 p,m. The speaker for Sept. 7 is Ray Lambe and special music will be provided by Da...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Upcoming event is for the birds

Upcoming event is for the birds

At first glance, pigeons have no apparent relationship to providing food for students — yet those small winged creatures will play a giant role ...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Hot Nights overcomes rain

Hot Nights overcomes rain

With the slightest hint of fall already in the air, Saturday’s “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” summer cruise-in series felt the effects of...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Local groups plan Harvey relief

Local groups plan Harvey relief

Local groups are gathering supplies to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.In 2016, eastern North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Ma...

September 5th, 2017 |