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 |  


Ararat promises family fun on July 4

Ararat promises family fun on July 4

The Ararat Volunteer Fire Department will be offering a morning of family fun in celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, continuing a longstanding...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy 4th of July!Allison Hutchens Lawson received a CNA excellence recipient award from Baptist Hospital on Thursday, June 22. Allison is a role mode...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Shoals students visit Armfield center

Shoals students visit Armfield center

Shoals Elementary students recently visited the Armfield Civic Center in Pilot Mountain as a reward for meeting their fourth quarter literacy and adva...

June 28th, 2017 |  


62 students receive Armfield scholarships

62 students receive Armfield scholarships

The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation presented scholarships to 62 Surry County students in a recent ceremony, followed by a reception, held at the Sh...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Surry graduates 13th class of truck drivers

Surry graduates 13th class of truck drivers

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 13th graduation ceremony on June 9 at The Yadkin Center, Yadkinville. One...

June 28th, 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...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Five student receive Golden LEAF scholarships

Five local high school graduates recently received awards from the Golden LEAF Foundation that could total up to $12,000 in scholarships for each.Ashl...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Hiker raising funds for veterans

Hiker raising funds for veterans

ELKIN — Growing up, Kasie Taylor, known as Moxie among the Appalachian Trail community, wasn’t a hiker.Three years ago all that changed.On...

June 27th, 2017 |  


25 graduate from early childhood program

25 graduate from early childhood program

Lightning McQueen and Mater from the popular Pixar film Cars could recently be seen racing through the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolin...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


SCC offering computer, tech classes

Several computer and technology classes will be starting soon at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.Micros...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


College offers old time, traditional music camp

College offers old time, traditional music camp

Registration is going on now for the Surry Old Time and Traditional Music Camp at Surry Community College in Dobson.Children ages 8 through 14 with an...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


UNC School of the Arts summer concerts set in Stokes

UNC School of the Arts summer concerts set in Stokes

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music School is presenting a series of free concerts by the Summer Strings chamber ensemble...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Photo exhibit on display in Mount Airy

The 2017 “Transformation” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Mount Airy Public Library ...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


New county budget passes 3-2

New county budget passes 3-2

DOBSON — County commissioners narrowly passed a budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.“Three beats two every time,” said Commissioner V...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Free Friday lunches offered to children, youth

Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church, in an effort sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and coordinated by the Pilot M...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Litter pickup program off to slow start

Litter pickup program off to slow start

DOBSON — County officials hope non-profit groups will take advantage of a program which is beneficial to both the county and the groups.“I...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Gardens are growing inwestfield — lots of yellow squash, zucchini and cucumbers coming. All of us my be canning green beans soon! The corn is lo...

June 20th, 2017 |  


A fond farewell

A fond farewell

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lorrie Sawyers couldn’t help but wipe away a few tears.The East Surry High School principal is accustomed to bidding grad...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Award winner

Award winner

Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently received recognition from the American Library Association for its initiative, “Everybody Has a Story,...

June 19th, 2017 |  


Two seniors claim Absher-Moxley scholarships

Two seniors claim Absher-Moxley scholarships

Two local high school graduates were recently named winners of the Absher/Moxley Memorial Scholarship given through the Surry County Schools Education...

June 18th, 2017 |  


Rig overturns causing spill, other wrecks

Rig overturns causing spill, other wrecks

A truck loaded with coal overturned Friday on U.S. 52 south of Mount Airy, causing a diesel spill and three other accidents among vehicles traveling b...

June 16th, 2017 |  


SCC featured at state wine caucus

SCC featured at state wine caucus

Representatives of Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program were invited to pour wine during the N.C. Wine & Grape Caucus a...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Area students attend essay workshop

Area students attend essay workshop

One hundred and fifty juniors and sophomores representing each high school in Surry County — including Mount Airy and Elkin — recently gat...

June 15th, 2017 |