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 |  


Surry County fair starts Thursday

Surry County fair starts Thursday

The chilly air that has been noticeable in recent days can mean only two things: fall is near and so is the Surry County Agricultural Fair.Although au...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Motorcross track hits roadblock

Life got a little harder last week for anyone wanting to construct a commercial motorcross track in Surry County.That’s because of a change to t...

September 1st, 2017 |  


VFW Auxiliary holding membership drive

The VFW Auxiliary Post 9436 of Pilot Mountain will be having a membership drive from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. this Saturday in front of Cousin Gary’...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Outreach center ending Monday meals

At its recent meeting, the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center Board of Directors approved a pair of changes that will affect longstanding center programs....

August 31st, 2017 |  


Northern Pediatrics honored by Virginia group

Northern Pediatrics honored by Virginia group

Northern Pediatrics, a department of Northern Hospital of Surry County, was recently honored by a top medical insurer from Virginia, even though the c...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the countr...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Code targets people, not animals

A week after adopting what is proving to be a controversial measure aimed at preventing town residents from feeding wild animals, a Pilot Mountain off...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Westfield Friends celebrate new minister

Westfield Friends celebrate new minister

The August 20 morning service of the Westfield Friends Meeting was highlighted by a celebration of Pastor Linda Anderson’s recording as a Friend...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Pilot rejecting $500k grant

Pilot rejecting $500k grant

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It’s said that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but is it worth a million in the bush?The Pilot Mountain Boar...

August 29th, 2017 |  


County adopts capital needs schedule

DOBSON — Surry County commissioners on Monday adopted a plan to issue $10 million in bonds in the spring, the first of a planned issuance of up ...

August 29th, 2017 |  


County teachers get ready

County teachers get ready

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County teachers, school officials, and a few of the system’s students, gathered Thursday for its annual convocation...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Governor taps Diamont for advisory group

Governor taps Diamont for advisory group

RALEIGH — A longtime local educator has been tapped by the governor to provide teaching advice.Recently Gov. Roy Cooper created the GovernorR...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Altec expanding, to add 50 jobs

Seventeen months ago, a large international firm bought a Mount Airy-based company, prompting fears among some that would lead to eventual job losses ...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Zaxby’s prepares to spread its wings in King

Zaxby’s prepares to spread its wings in King

With construction nearly finished, the first Zaxby’s in King is coming soon to 212 Ingram Road, across from Walmart. A fan favorite for chicken ...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Feeding stray animals now illegal in Pilot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners has passed a ban forbidding the feeding of wild animals within town limits.The ordina...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Westfield News

There will be a benefit for Josh Bogges at the Rock House Ruritan Club on Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Josh is 25 years old. He has a ...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Small Business Center offering online series

DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College is offering a new online, on demand series for entrepreneurs and aspiring business...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Prior to a recent 3-2 vote from Stokes County Commissioners to fund 50 percent of six art positions at the elementary level, Board Member Sonya Cox ex...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


93.76% eclipse well-received locally

93.76% eclipse well-received locally

With cereal boxes and shoe boxes aimed skyward, children and science enthusiasts of all ages peered into the heavens Monday for a rare glimpse of the ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Central Middle fills assistant principal role

Central Middle fills assistant principal role

DOBSON — A 12-year teacher in the Surry County Schools system was recently selected to fill the position of assistant principal at Central Middl...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Pilot board passes alcohol ordinance

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town of Pilot Mountain passed a local ordinance supporting the so-called “brunch bill” Monday night.In the fina...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


SCC hosts wine judging

SCC hosts wine judging

DOBSON — The hustle and bustle of a busy school day is replaced with the clink of glass and murmured opinions this weekend at Surry Community Co...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Local tourism spending climbs

Local tourism spending climbs

It was already evident from daily throngs of visitors to downtown Mount Airy and other local attractions, but the numbers are now in to confirm that t...

August 22nd, 2017 |