Festival is a hit

Festival is a hit

After a slow start due to late afternoon thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday, the sun came out for the weekend and brought out a large crowd of blueg...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Nursing students conclude studies

Nursing students conclude studies

Surry Community College Nurse Aide students recently marked the completion of their coursework at the college, making them ready to take the next step...

August 1st, 2017 |  


College offering allied health classes in August

College offering allied health classes in August

Several allied health classes will be starting in August at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.Surry is of...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Kids still learning in summer

Kids still learning in summer

DOBSON — At county elementary and middle schools, 178 students took part in summer learning camps in June, and more are enrolled this month as w...

July 28th, 2017 |  


County honors employees

DOBSON — It was a slow week for county business, so officials took the time to celebrate their longest-serving employees.During the Board of Com...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Extension volunteers honored

Extension volunteers honored

DOBSON — Surry County Extension gathered recently and celebrated Extension volunteers and how they are making what organizers call “a worl...

July 27th, 2017 |  


County schools appoint three positions

County schools appoint three positions

DOBSON — Surry County Schools has announced three new assistant principals.On Wednesday, the county Board of Education stated it had approved th...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Pilot hosting National Night Out

Pilot hosting National Night Out

Area residents are invited to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and join with neighbors and police, fire and rescue personnel for a night...

July 27th, 2017 updated: July 28th, 2017. |  


Retiring school staff say bye

Retiring school staff say bye

DOBSON — Surry County Schools recently thanked its retiring teachers and staff members for their years of service.Sonia Dickerson, director of c...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Vintage View holds grand opening

Vintage View holds grand opening

A Vintage View opened the doors to its new home at 137 West Main Street on Saturday with a Grand Opening celebration, inviting old and new friends to ...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Vacation Bible School begins on August 5 at Albion Missionary Baptist Church starting at 10 a.m.Vacation Bible School is July 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....

July 26th, 2017 |  


County school system holds retreat

County school system holds retreat

DOBSON — Surry County Schools held its annual Leadership Team Retreat recently.Over two days, 32 central office administrators and principals me...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Project Lazarus coordinator terminated

Project Lazarus coordinator terminated

DOBSON — A Surry County government official says efforts to combat prescription drug abuse will continue despite the departure of the woman who ...

July 25th, 2017 |  


‘Year of death’ so far in Surry

‘Year of death’ so far in Surry

Facing death is a way of life for local emergency crews, but they’ve seen more than their share during 2017 in certain categories — and th...

July 25th, 2017 |  


New scam letter circulating

New scam letter circulating

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be aware of a lottery scam.The scam is initiated by residents receiving...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Two die from separate wrecks

It was a tragic weekend on Surry County roadways, with two persons fatally injured in separate accidents — including a young man whose body was ...

July 24th, 2017 |  


13 graduate from PTA program

13 graduate from PTA program

Thirteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree program.The graduates are: Jenna C...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Sales tax change stalls before Senate

RALEIGH — A sales tax bill which would benefit public schools failed to gain traction in the N.C. Senate, but one local official said the bill i...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Nunn’s 19th-Annual Festival nears

Nunn’s 19th-Annual Festival nears

A lush green field that was once used to grow tobacco in the rural community of Woodville will come alive on July 27-30 as the Nunn Brothers’ 19...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Police make two raids in a week

Police make two raids in a week

DOBSON — Local authorities were busy over the past week, making two drug raids on houses.The Surry County Sheriff’s Department and the Mou...

July 18th, 2017 |  


New state laws affect education

The state budget passed by the General Assembly included several funding issues that affect schools. There were also several bills passed this long se...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Emergency appeal issued for blood

Emergency appeal issued for blood

A critical shortage in supplies has led to an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors, which officials hope a series of upcoming drives ...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Horne Creek displays ‘Then and Now’

Horne Creek displays ‘Then and Now’

PINNACLE — Thomas and Charlotte Hauser and their 12 children lived a very different life on their farm in Pinnacle in 1900 than farmers live tod...

July 15th, 2017 |  


State fire marshal rides into town

State fire marshal rides into town

A new sheriff didn’t ride into Mount Airy Monday — instead it was the man now occupying the dual role of state insurance commissioner/fire...

July 13th, 2017 |  


First Goldbach golf tourney to fund scholarships

First Goldbach golf tourney to fund scholarships

On July 28, local golfers will have the opportunity for some friendly competition on the links at Pilot Knob Park while raising college scholarship fu...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Community college offering automotive classes

Surry Community College is offering automotive classes in July for those interested in working in, or advancing their careers in, the automotive indus...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Lawson on Dean’s List

Kimberly Dawn Lawson, of Pilot Mountain, has been named to the UNC Asheville’s spring Chancellor’s List / Dean’s ListThe Chancellor&...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Sheriff: Murders won’t go unsolved

DOBSON — The investigations into five murders which occurred in the past year-and-a-half remain open, but investigators remain resolute in their...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Congratulations to Bethany Humphries on her recent graduation from the Elementary Education program at Lees-McRae College.The Nunn Brothers 19th Annua...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Celebrations mark Independence Day

Celebrations mark Independence Day

Local communities throughout the area came together for Independence Day, providing an array of traditional family celebrations.One such celebration w...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Blaze destroys house in Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In the early morning hours of Sunday, a house on Main Street here went up in flames.Fire Chief Derrick Manuel, Pilot Knob Volun...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Horne Creek displays ‘Then and Now’

Horne Creek displays ‘Then and Now’

PINNACLE — Thomas and Charlotte Hauser and their 12 children lived a very different life on their farm in Pinnacle in 1900 than farmers live tod...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Pinnacle Ruritans recognize students

The Pinnacle Ruritan Club annually awards a scholarship to a student who attended Pinnacle Elementary School and this year that scholarship was awarde...

July 11th, 2017 |  


New comedy to premiere in Mount Airy

New comedy to premiere in Mount Airy

What would you do if you won an entire town in a card game?That’s the situation facing retired Air Force Colonel John Hicks in the NoneSuch Play...

July 10th, 2017 |  


City to host 4th Comic-Con

City to host 4th Comic-Con

Superheroes, caped crusaders and other costumed characters will invade downtown Mount Airy Saturday, but no one should be alarmed, even by supervillai...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Machining students meet Kurt Busch

Machining students meet Kurt Busch

Surry Community College students enrolled in MAC 113: Machining Technology III recently met NASCAR driver Kurt Busch at the Haas Factory Outlet in Col...

July 5th, 2017 |  


SCC recognized for energy savings

SCC recognized for energy savings

Surry Community College was recently recognized by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Environmental Assistance and Customer...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Proud parents, Jason McCreary and Jamie Burns, welcomed twin boys in the early morning hours of June 4. Mason Gage is older than his brother, Jaxson K...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Highlights from the ECA awards night

Highlights from the ECA awards night

Surry County Extension and Community Association members gathered to celebrate the 80th annual achievement program at Surry Community College’s ...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Deadline nears to apply for emergency funds

Surry County has been chosen to receive $31,921 in federal funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.The selection was m...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Shoals principal retiring after 30 years

Shoals principal retiring after 30 years

SHOALS — With a 30-year career in education behind her, Dana Thompson’s last day on the job as the principal at Shoals Elementary School w...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Budget means raises for sheriff staff

DOBSON — Surry County Sheriff’s Office employees will get raises as a result of a budget passed by county commissioners.More than a week a...

July 3rd, 2017 |  


SCC practical nursing program ranked fifth in sate

SCC practical nursing program ranked fifth in sate

PracticalNursing.org recently ranked Surry Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program in the top five LPN programs in North Carolina...

July 1st, 2017 |  


Deadline nears to apply for emergency funds

Surry County has been chosen to receive $31,921 in federal funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.The selection was m...

June 29th, 2017 |  


SCC official completes training program

SCC official completes training program

Dale Badgett, Small Business Center director at Surry Community College and Mount Airy resident, graduated in May from the Rural Economic Development ...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Tradition reigns in Siloam festivities

The Siloam community will turn back the clock for a festive old-time celebration on Tuesday morning as residents continue a more than 30-year traditio...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Patriotism on display in Shoals

Patriotism will be at the forefront as the Shoals Ruritan Club hosts the annual Fourth of July parade and community gathering Tuesday evening, with pl...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Army band to perform July 3

Army band to perform July 3

Residents of Mount Airy and the surrounding area will have the chance to kick off their July 4 celebrations a day early with the North Carolina 440th ...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Cruise-in to honor veterans

Cruise-in to honor veterans

With Independence Day just around the corner, Saturday’s July version of the “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” cruise-in series is sure to h...

June 29th, 2017 |  


9 graduate from HVAC program

9 graduate from HVAC program

Nine students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program.The gradu...

June 28th, 2017 |