Foundation raises $25,000 at run

Foundation raises $25,000 at run

DOBSON — A 5k race raised more than $25,000 for the Surry County Schools Education Foundation.In late April more than 600 runners took part in t...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Ride benefits local agencies

Ride benefits local agencies

More than 200 riders arose early Sunday morning for a challenging ride through the hills of Surry and Stokes counties as they took part in the Flow Mo...

May 31st, 2017 |  


PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents may notice new signage on Dodson Mill Road after a recent request to lower the speed limit was approved.Residents hav...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Police Reports

— A uniform citation was issued to Daniel Lahorance Nelson, of Greensboro, on May 28 charging him with operating a motor vehicle while the defen...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Ruth McDaniel will turn 102 years old on June 2. Ruth, may your birthday be blessed with surprises and smiles. Hallie Hall wishes you a very Happy Bir...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Library plans summer youth activites

Library plans summer youth activites

With the summer break fast approaching for area schools, the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library has announced a slate of summer library programs for yo...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Free workshops set for fidler’s convention

Free workshops set for fidler’s convention

Veterans Memorial Park Inc. and the Surry Arts Council are offering free workshops and demonstrations on Friday, June 2, at the Indoor Grandstand as p...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Early College graduates 66

Early College graduates 66

DOBSON — Students at the Surry County Schools’ non-traditional high school took their final “journey” together on Friday.On Fr...

May 30th, 2017 |  


College offering course on African-American history

College offering course on African-American history

Surry Community College will be adding Social Science Course HIS 221: African-American History led by Instructor Rick Shelton, to its fall line up of ...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Westfield service honors those who serve

Westfield service honors those who serve

A crowd estimated at near 100 gathered around the World War II Memorial on the grounds of the old Westfield School Sunday afternoon as the Westfield R...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Students enjoy Dash game

Students enjoy Dash game

Shoals Elementary School third quarter Positive, Behavior, Intervention and Support trip was to Winston-Salem for students to enjoy a Dash game.Studen...

May 27th, 2017 |  


SCC students turn park into learning experience

SCC students turn park into learning experience

Pilot Mountain State Park is home to more than 70 families of vascular plants, thus Instructor Jeff Jones recently decided to use the park as a plant ...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Surry ‘extremely lucky’ with storm

Surry ‘extremely lucky’ with storm

While havoc was being wreaked in counties around it, Surry managed to escape major problems Wednesday from a storm system that included tornado activi...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Basketball teams hold fundraiser

Basketball teams hold fundraiser

The East Surry High School gymnasium replaced the familiar sights of games and fans with a diverse assortment of mattresses Saturday as the girls̵...

May 25th, 2017 |  


23 graduate from SCC paramedic course

23 graduate from SCC paramedic course

DOBSON — Twenty-three students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Paramedic Program, which follows the National EMS Educati...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Residents of the Town of Pilot Mountain can expect to see crews working to install new water meters throughout

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents can expect a more accurate water bill, as the town has begun installing new water meters.In February the Board of Com...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A two-car collision was reported on May 8 at 1...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Gilley’s Automotive in Pilot Mountain celebrates 70 years of business

Gilley’s Automotive in Pilot Mountain celebrates 70 years of business

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local veteran came home from a war and started what is now a local iconic business.Earlie Gilley returned home from a tour of...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Westfield Memorial Day service slated

Westfield Memorial Day service slated

The Westfield Ruritan Club will host the community’s 23rd annual Memorial Day Service Sunday afternoon, inviting residents and those from surrou...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Shoals students part of exercise program

Shoals students part of exercise program

The students at Shoals Elementary School recently participated in the nationwide effort called All Students Exercising Simultaneously.Led by Physical ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioner’s discuss a new position within the Police Department

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The need for an additional police officer dominated much of a recent budget meeting held by the town’s board of commissio...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


College offering course to explore Appalachia

College offering course to explore Appalachia

Surry Community College is offering what school offices is calling a “unique” course in the fall — Social Science Course HUM 123: Ap...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


New airport authority meets

New airport authority meets

DOBSON — A meeting which started out contentiously paved the way forward for the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport.On Wednesday evening, the Mount...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Reeves named superintendent of year

Reeves named superintendent of year

DOBSON — Surry County Schools superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves was named a regional superintendent of the year.“This award symbolizes the ...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


SCC grad shares experience with students

SCC grad shares experience with students

DOBSON — During the spring 2017 semester at Surry Community College, things came full circle for alum Andrea Contreras as she returned to a Surr...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


SCC students turn park into learning experience

SCC students turn park into learning experience

Pilot Mountain State Park is home to more than 70 families of vascular plants, thus Instructor Jeff Jones recently decided to use the park as a plant ...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Two charged in bank robbery

Two charged in bank robbery

The Dobson Police Department has arrested and charged two local men for their alleged role in a bank robbery earlier this week.Michael Frost, 48, of 8...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Mountain Madness ride coming to Pilot Mountain

Scores of colorfully attired cyclists will be returning to the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center later this month as the center serves as host for ...

May 19th, 2017 |  


SCC students contribute to charity

SCC students contribute to charity

Surry Community College students enrolled in Dr. Dawn Worley’s BUS 110: Introduction to Business class recently participated in a social respons...

May 18th, 2017 |  


SCC grad shares experience with students

SCC grad shares experience with students

DOBSON — During the spring 2017 semester at Surry Community College, things came full circle for alum Andrea Contreras as she returned to a Surr...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Group’s petition effort targets roads

Whether it involves dangerous roads without guardrails, standing water in roadways or the N.C. Department of Transportation’s controversial use ...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Parents invited to ‘Drugs Uncovered’ events

Parents invited to ‘Drugs Uncovered’ events

Already this year, more Surry County residents have died from drug overdoses than in all of 2016 and with that in mind events are scheduled next week ...

May 18th, 2017 updated: May 18th, 2017. |  


GOP chair reacts to BOE ruling

GOP chair reacts to BOE ruling

DOBSON — Surry County GOP chair Mark D. Jones said he’s ready to get back to the business of running his party after a challenge to his re...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Stoney Ridge Baptist Church Community Outreach Round the Mountain is Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at 1030 Stoney Ridge Road in Westfield. The even will ...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Board asks for funding for Shoals Road

DOBSON — County commissioners are urging state lawmakers to remove a bank and trees along a road in Surry County.At last week’s Surry Coun...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Three JROTC cadets honored

Three JROTC cadets honored

A trio of students from the East Surry High School JROTC program has been honored for their exemplary performance after a competition for the Cadet of...

May 17th, 2017 |  


County schools name top educators

County schools name top educators

DOBSON — Molly Anderson was unaware she was being lured into an ambush when the Rockford Elementary School principal sat down to deal with a bud...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— Chase Oliver Martin, 18, of Pinnacle was arres...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Man charged in car-sales scheme

Man charged in car-sales scheme

DOBSON — A Mount Airy man has been charged with felony violations stemming from his alleged sale of vehicles he did not provide to the buyers, a...

May 15th, 2017 |  


SCC machining students visit racing team

SCC machining students visit racing team

Students in Surry Community College’s MAC 112: Machining Technology II course recently toured Stewart-Haas Racing based in Kannapolis for an ins...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Local man gets life term in murder case

Local man gets life term in murder case

DOBSON — A man who beat a Mount Airy woman to death will be imprisoned for life.About a year after Jordan Ross Lowdermilk, 29, murdered Mount Ai...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Students learn about regenerative medicine

Students learn about regenerative medicine

Surry Community College Instructor Jeff Jones recently brought classroom lessons to life for students enrolled in his BIO 111: General Biology I cours...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Robbery suspects identified

Robbery suspects identified

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Police have identified five individuals they suspect in the March armed robbery of a Circle K store. While one is in custody, t...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Phi Theta Kappa hosts second annual Surry’s Got Talent

Phi Theta Kappa hosts second annual Surry’s Got Talent

The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Surry Community College recently held the second annual Surry’s Got Talen...

May 12th, 2017 |  


SCC Horticulture Club visits riverbanks zoo and garden

SCC Horticulture Club visits riverbanks zoo and garden

Students in Surry Community College’s Horticulture Club took an exciting and educational trip to visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, So...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Unsworth receives Library Association Achievement Award

Unsworth receives Library Association Achievement Award

Alan Unsworth, Surry Community College’s Director of Academic Support and Research, received the North Carolina Community College Library Associ...

May 11th, 2017 |  


County board split on business sites

DOBSON — An economic development initiative saw passage by a slim margin, with county commissioners split 3-2.At Monday evening’s meeting ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


County board changes rules

DOBSON — County commissioners will no longer consider funding requests during the open forum portion of their meetings.“Open forum is not ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy Mother’s Day!Saturday evening, April 29, Jerry and Lisa Chilton, along with Levi Jessup attended the live production of “Thunder in ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Local family to receive Fuller Center house

The Surry/Stokes Fuller Center for Housing announced recently the selection of a family for its reclaimed Pilot Mountain home.“We’ve chose...

May 10th, 2017 |