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 |  


Property owners could face lawsuit

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lawsuits against property owners were among discussion at Monday night’s Board of Commissioner’s meeting.In recent ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Mail carriers collection food donations

Local letter carriers will be doing double duty at area mailboxes Saturday, delivering and collecting the mail while also collecting donations of food...

May 10th, 2017 |  


36th annual Mayfest this weekend

36th annual Mayfest this weekend

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town is busy preparing for the 36th annual Mayfest celebration coming up this weekend.The festival features regional crafts...

May 10th, 2017 |  


County to borrow nearly $40 million

County to borrow nearly $40 million

DOBSON — County officials have presented the priorities for spending $40 million in borrowed monies.At Monday’s meeting of the Surry Count...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A uniform citation was issued to Travis Lee Ki...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Voter challenge dismissed

Voter challenge dismissed

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Elections unanimously dismissed a challenge to a Surry County Republican Party official’s right to vote...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Cool temps greet first crusie in

Cool temps greet first crusie in

Cooler than normal temperatures and overcasts skies may have kept some away from the first Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in this weekend, but those a...

May 9th, 2017 updated: May 9th, 2017. |  


2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

2017 Yadkin Valley Senior Games opened Monday

DOBSON — Opening day for the 2017 Senior Games events turned out nearly 100 senior citizens.Monday morning senior citizens 55 and older gathered...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School names Honor Roll students

Pilot Mountain Elementary School names Honor Roll students

Students named to the Pilot Mountain Middle School Honor Rolls include:Fifth Grade A Honor RollLogan Hedrick, Maria Blakeney, Ally Crotts, Troy Haywoo...

May 5th, 2017 |  


Free SBC seminars set for May

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in May at various locations in Surry and Yadkin coun...

May 5th, 2017 |  


United Fund celebrates campaign

United Fund celebrates campaign

For the second year in a row, the United Fund of Surry met its annual fundraising goal.In 2016 the organization met its goal for the first time since ...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Myriam’s Haircolorist Salon celebrates 10 years of business in Pilot Mountain.

Myriam’s Haircolorist Salon celebrates 10 years of business in Pilot Mountain.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local hair colorist recently celebrated 10 years of business in downtown Pilot.Myriam Chilton, owner of Myriam Haircolorist S...

May 3rd, 2017 updated: May 5th, 2017. |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A uniform citation was issued to Timothy Dale ...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Photo contest winners name, exhibit on display

The Northwestern Regional Library system recently held an awards reception for its “Transformation” photography contest and also hosted a ...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Hot Nights, Hot Cars returns Saturday

Hot Nights, Hot Cars returns Saturday

The Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in series will be returning to downtown Pilot Mountain Saturday, following a familiar format that is expected to fi...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


County officials make budget requests

County officials make budget requests

DOBSON — The Surry County Health and Nutrition Center is looking to local funding to offset losses in federal and state revenues in the upcoming...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


SCC offering music, dance classes

Whether you’re more interested in making music or simply dancing to it, Surry Community College is offering several classes involving music in M...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


East Surry JROTC takes seventh in elite competition

East Surry JROTC takes seventh in elite competition

The East Surry High School A-Team Raiders traveled to Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Virginia, recently to take on top schools from throughout t...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Hearing set to discuss GOP chair

Hearing set to discuss GOP chair

DOBSON — A voting challenge has been set for a full hearing regarding the chairman of the Surry County Republican Party.After a preliminary hear...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Westfield News

The Westfield Ruritan Club is sponsiring a country ham, sausage and egg breakfast, on Saturday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Westfield Communi...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


SCC offering free job workshops in May

Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in May. No advance registration is requ...

May 2nd, 2017 |