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 |  


Mountie winners walk red carpet

Mountie winners walk red carpet

Local business owners walked a red carpet at the 10th-annual “Mounties” to receive their awards on Tuesday and be recognized for their ach...

February 27th, 2018 updated: February 27th, 2018. |  


Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring

Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring

Boneless chicken breasts have a lot going for them. They’re a lean protein, low in most of the stuff doctors warn against, and lately, they̵...

February 21st, 2018 |  


JROTC hosts military ball

JROTC hosts military ball

PILOT MOUNTAIN — On Saturday evening, 100 Junior ROTC cadets gathered with their dates and families for a military ball at the First United Meth...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Spending priorities divide commissioners

Spending priorities divide commissioners

Monday’s meeting of the Pilot Mountain town commissioners was a bit more contentious than usual as commissioners disagreed on how best to spend ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Local Mardi Gras party returns

Local Mardi Gras party returns

A few days before carnival season reaches a crescendo of merriment in New Orleans, Rio and Venice, the celebration will hit its peak in Mount Airy on ...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Dessert as metaphor for love

Dessert as metaphor for love

From the late 1950s until March 7, 2004, the world was divided between those people who dined at La Côte Basque, and those who did not.Regular di...

February 7th, 2018 updated: February 7th, 2018. |  


Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Scouts holding food drive Saturday

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from area troops and packs were out in their respective neighborhoods Saturday as the first step in this year’s annual...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Walk honors memory of fallen officers

Walk honors memory of fallen officers

A group of family members, town officials and local residents withstood below freezing temperatures to gather in the parking lot of Tlaquepaque Restau...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Library has ‘Bring Child to Library Day’

Library has ‘Bring Child to Library Day’

At Saturday’s annual Bring your Child to the Library event, 13 young performers entertained an audience of more than 50 family, friends and well...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Concert honors WPAQ’s 70 years

Concert honors WPAQ’s 70 years

Some wore their dancing shoes, some waited hours in the cold, at least one brought his own musical spoons, but they all came prepared to have a good t...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Birthday party for Confederate general

Birthday party for Confederate general

A long-dead Confederate officer received a birthday bash Saturday.J.E.B. Stuart was born Feb. 3, 1833, rose to the rank of captain as a cavalry office...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


L.H. Jones hosts Black History movie

L.H. Jones hosts Black History movie

In recognition of Black History Month, “Marshall,” the first film in a month-long series is screened Saturday at L.H. Jones Family Resourc...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

SAC introduces Gertie the Groundhog

There’s a new groundhog in town, and her name is Gertie.The Surry Arts Council Groundhog, Gertie, joined better-known weather forecasters of the...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Local developers launch PlayStation game

Local developers launch PlayStation game

Two local game developers jumped into the fray of virtual reality on Tuesday when they released “Cold Iron,” a new game for Sony Playstati...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Free concert celebrates WPAQ’s 70th year

Local radio station WPAQ 740 AM will mark its 70th anniversary with a free concert Saturday at the Historic Earle Theatre & Old Time Music Heritag...

February 1st, 2018 |  


First glimpse at architectural survey

First glimpse at architectural survey

Dan Pezzoni of Landmark Preservation Associates of Lexington, Virginia, visited the city to give an overview of an upcoming architectural survey.Membe...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Pilot Mountain police reports

Pilot Mountain police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department in recent weeks:• A citation was issued to Kailey Taylor, Westfield, on...

January 31st, 2018 |  


March of Dimes walk gets Signature Sponsor

March of Dimes walk gets Signature Sponsor

DOBSON — Carolina Carports signed on as a signature sponsor for the March of Dimes’ “Mount Airy March for Babies” walk for the...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Prescribed burn planned for state park

Prescribed burn planned for state park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Between now and late may, N.C. State Parks and the N.C. Forest Service plan to conduct a 270-acre prescribed burn on the south ...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Homeless numbers sought

Homeless numbers sought

The Shepherd’s House will be among several agencies attempting this week to get a more definitive answer to just how widespread homelessness is ...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Diversity, perspective highlighted

Diversity, perspective highlighted

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce rolled out a new strategic plan at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday.The chamber packed the ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


City man among two charged in robbery

City man among two charged in robbery

Two Surry County men — one from Mount Airy and one from Ararat — are facing charges following an armed robbery at an Elkin business early ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Bob Moody is chamber ’Citizen of Year’

Bob Moody is chamber ’Citizen of Year’

Bob Moody has been selected as the 2017 Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year from a pool of 15 nominees.The award is presented each Janu...

January 25th, 2018 |