Pilot board makes 40-year decision

Pilot board makes 40-year decision

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town board took action in a workshop meeting on Tuesday that will affect the town for at least four decades, according to t...

September 19th, 2018 |  


Owner of Pilot diner retires

Owner of Pilot diner retires

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A Pilot Mountain institution is poised to veer off into new territory as its longtime owner and operator retires.The sign on th...

September 1st, 2018 |  


Children’s Center unveils new store

Children’s Center unveils new store

DOBSON — The newest upscale boutique in Dobson opened Wednesday — and it is the very definition of exclusive, as its clientele is limited ...

August 30th, 2018 |  


Folks try yoga with baby goats

Folks try yoga with baby goats

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Goat yoga, the world’s latest fitness craze to originate on a farm, has come to Surry County, bringing with it the unlike...

August 18th, 2018 |  


Town manager to stay, roads to be paved

Town manager to stay, roads to be paved

The only surprise at the August meeting of Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners came at the end of the evening after a closed session, when t...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Pilot to deal with nuisances, grants

Pilot to deal with nuisances, grants

PILOT MOUNTAIN — At Monday’s meeting of the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners, the town will consider changes to public nuisance and a...

August 10th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain enjoys 12th Night Out

Pilot Mountain enjoys 12th Night Out

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain caught a break from the weather on Tuesday evening as rainstorms circled all around the town but left downtown s...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Pilot braves dark skies for 12th-Annual Night Out

Pilot braves dark skies for 12th-Annual Night Out

Pilot Mountain carries on under the threat of rain as part of a National Night Out event on Tuesday. For the full story, see a future edition of Mount...

August 7th, 2018 |  


A silver lining for the forgotten

A silver lining for the forgotten

“We’re the cat people,” said Kim Kirkman.She is a volunteer with Tiny Tigers Rescue, the Mount Airy animal rescue organization that ...

August 3rd, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain student interns in London

Pilot Mountain student interns in London

LONDON — An East Surry High School graduate’s summer plans ranged further from home than he had anticipated when he secured an internship ...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Mount Airy man arrested in fatal shooting

WINSTON-SALEM — A Mount Airy man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with a fatal shooting in Winston-Salem Friday night.Jordan Anthony G...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Pilot receives $50K from General Assembly

Pilot receives $50K from General Assembly

Town Manager Michael Boaz informed the town board on Tuesday, July 17, that the Department of Commerce had awarded the town a $50,000 grant.“It&...

July 24th, 2018 |  


Shur: May you eat a lot of pie

Shur: May you eat a lot of pie

“We are going to be eating some pie, y’all,” yelled Shepherd’s House executive director Mary Boyles to the crowd gathered for ...

July 4th, 2018 |  


July 4th starts off with a bang, three of them

July 4th starts off with a bang, three of them

A high heat index didn’t keep folks from turning out downtown to celebrate the Fourth of July.At Mount Airy’s July 4th celebration —...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Authorities detonate bomb found in van

Authorities detonate bomb found in van

Bomb technicians from the State Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday detonated an explosive device discovered in a minivan the day before. The pipe bo...

July 4th, 2018 |  


‘Pig Out’ fills Pilot’s Main Street

‘Pig Out’ fills Pilot’s Main Street

Main Street in downtown Pilot Mountain was closed to traffic throughout the afternoon on Saturday as cars gave way to more than 20 food trucks offerin...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Budget yes, tank maintenance, not yet

Pilot Mountain’s June board meeting got off to a roaring start when Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department’s board chairman Chet Jessup stoo...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Businesses sign Career Academy grads

Businesses sign Career Academy grads

Four of the first students to go through Surry County Schools’ Career Academy joined the workforce Thursday in a signing ceremony at the Holiday...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


‘Lunch with Leaders’ kicks off

‘Lunch with Leaders’ kicks off

“If you build it, they will come” was the approach the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce took in reinstating their popular “Lun...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Eat Mediterranean, eliminate medication

Eat Mediterranean, eliminate medication

“Med instead of Meds,” the catchy-named program intended to use the Mediterranean diet as a way of reducing the need for medication, got a...

May 30th, 2018 |  


VFW hosts Family Freedom Festival

VFW hosts Family Freedom Festival

While weather may have limited attendance, those who came out to the VFW Post Saturday for the first Family Freedom Festival were treated to an assort...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Polot Mountain Police reports

Polot Mountain Police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A citation was issued to Marisa Jane Benton, King, on...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Howell funeral homes fined, licenses suspended

Howell funeral homes fined, licenses suspended

Howell Funeral Service and Howell Funeral Services of Pilot Mountain (doing business as Howell-Nelson Funeral Service and Crematory) have been charged...

May 26th, 2018 |  


Budget workshop nixes vehicle fee

Budget workshop nixes vehicle fee

The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners delved int the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget in detail at a budget workshop last Tuesday at The Pilot ...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Heavy rains cause sewage spill in Pilot

Heavy rains cause sewage spill in Pilot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A substantial amount of untreated wastewater was discharged by the Town of Pilot Mountain into Tom’s Creek on Friday.A ne...

May 21st, 2018 |  


Early College graduates largest class yet

Early College graduates largest class yet

DOBSON — Surry Early College celebrated the largest graduating class yet of its eight commencements Friday evening in the gym of Surry Community...

May 18th, 2018 |  


May proclaimed Preservation Month

May proclaimed Preservation Month

May was declared to be National Historic Preservation Month in a proclamation signed by Mayor David Rowe and read by city planner Ben Barcroft at a ce...

May 18th, 2018 |  


Mayfest offers hot time in Pilot Mountain

Mayfest offers hot time in Pilot Mountain

As has often been the case, the weather seemed to tell the story the 37th annual Mayfest celebration held in Pilot Mountain over the weekend.Stormy we...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Disc golf tourney finally beats weather

Disc golf tourney finally beats weather

“The third time is the charm,” said Polly Long, as a disc golf tournament that had been snowed out twice finally got underway Saturday in ...

May 14th, 2018 |  


Thirteen steps to the office

Thirteen steps to the office

Former WXII news anchor and current writer of fiction, Cameron Kent, gave a one-session master class to Mount Airy’s Plaid Cloth Literary Societ...

May 11th, 2018 |  


March for Babies comes to Veterans Park

March for Babies comes to Veterans Park

The local edition of this year’s March for Babies, March of Dimes biggest annual fundraising event, will be Saturday at Veterans Park in Mount A...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Cruise in series begins

Cruise in series begins

The first of the 2018 Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-ins got under way Saturday in Pilot Mountain, with classic and specialty cars lining the streets....

May 9th, 2018 |  


Clerk’s race ousts incumbent

Clerk’s race ousts incumbent

Newcomers to electoral politics prevailed in both Republican and Democratic party primaries in the hotly contested race for Surry County clerk of cour...

May 8th, 2018 updated: May 8th, 2018. |  


Kicking and punching at Senior Center

Kicking and punching at Senior Center

Sometimes, exercise can have unexpected benefits.“The very first time I did tai chi, I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to deal wit...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


Popular cruise-in returns Saturday

Popular cruise-in returns Saturday

After taking a winter break, the “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” cruise-in series will be returning to downtown Pilot Mountain on Saturday, fill...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Dining on the yellow line, again

Dining on the yellow line, again

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Despite a windy start and a few drops of rain as guests began to depart at the end of the evening, Pilot Mountain’s ̶...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Cardinals name Lowman football coach

Cardinals name Lowman football coach

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School announced Thursday that Mr. Trent Lowman would become the new varsity football head coachLowman comes fr...

April 19th, 2018 updated: April 19th, 2018. |  


Photo contest winners named

Photo contest winners named

The lower level of the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain was filled with talented photographers, families and friends last week as a...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Hearing set for contoversial rezoning

Hearing set for contoversial rezoning

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A standing room crowd of concerned citizens turned out for Monday’s rescheduled town board meeting here, but the only act...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Quiz Bowl returns, students compete

Quiz Bowl returns, students compete

Knowledge and intellectual prowess will be the skills that matter when teams from ten regional high schools meet Saturday at the Andy Griffith Theater...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Late-season snow wreaks havoc

Late-season snow wreaks havoc

A little more than a week before spring arrives, a snow storm covered the county with late season snow on Monday.“It’s been rough,” ...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Giving voice to ‘the other man’

Giving voice to ‘the other man’

John Adams, an eight-year Mount Airy resident, native of Abingdon, Virginia, and semi-retired Hollywood director and producer, has spent a lifetime qu...

March 12th, 2018 updated: March 13th, 2018. |  


Smart Start receives funding to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across NC

Smart Start receives funding to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across NC

Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to bring books to North Carolina’s youngest children through fundi...

March 9th, 2018 |  


History Talk focuses on women in wartime

History Talk focuses on women in wartime

High winds and residual power outages on Saturday did not keep a capacity crowd from coming out to Mount Airy Museum of Regional History to hear Dr. A...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Young Old-Time musicians compete

Young Old-Time musicians compete

The next generation of Old-Time musicians competed Saturday at the Andy Griffith Museum theater.The young musicians were divided into two age groups: ...

March 5th, 2018 |  


Area students meet the robots at SCC

Area students meet the robots at SCC

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Day on Friday brought in 350 students from area schools to get information about...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


Bestselling author to be at library

Bestselling author to be at library

John Hart, the author of five New York Times bestsellers, will be doing a personal appearance and book signing at the Mount Airy Public Library on Wed...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


Winds disrupt county

Winds disrupt county

High winds have caused a swath of destruction across the county, leaving 9,000 homes without power and an estimated 200 fallen trees, according to Joh...

March 2nd, 2018 updated: March 2nd, 2018. |  


‘Happy Days’ comes to Mayberry

‘Happy Days’ comes to Mayberry

Classic TV references will abound in May when an event sharing its name with one classic show — The Happy Days Tour — comes to the setting...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain Police Reports

Pilot Mountain Police Reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A motor vehicle collision report from Feb. 20 cites a...

February 27th, 2018 |