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 |  


Changes to downtown being planned

Changes to downtown being planned

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot town board met Monday with planners from Benchmark Design, the company that has been retained to provide an updated s...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Town board receives strong audit

Town board receives strong audit

Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners worked through their regular monthly meeting in possibly record time on Jan. 16 — less than 35 min...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Meals program seeking to expand

Meals program seeking to expand

After launching its A Place at Our Table community meal program during the final quarter of 2017, First United Methodist Church will continue seeking ...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Snow causes multiple accidents

Snow causes multiple accidents

Wednesday’s snow has caused a number of problems on area highways, including one crash that left flames billowing from the wreckage and necessit...

January 17th, 2018 updated: January 17th, 2018. |  


Pilot man, car make national magazine

Pilot man, car make national magazine

The story of a Pilot Mountain man’s 60-year association with a classic car has motored its way into the pages of a national automotive publicati...

December 27th, 2017 |  


SCC offers law officer training

SCC offers law officer training

Anyone interested in a career focused on community service soon will have a chance for some in-depth training and an up-close look at what such a care...

December 26th, 2017 |  


‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

‘Citizen of the Year’ shocked by award

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With secrecy rivaling any awards telecast, Pilot Mountain Civic Club presented its highest honor, Citizen of the Year, to Deann...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Shoals penny drive enough for 5 Angels

Shoals penny drive enough for 5 Angels

The third grade at Shoals Elementary School holds an annual penny drive to help them raise money to sponsor Angels from the Angel Tree.This year was n...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Shaosl Angel project serves 99 kids

Shaosl Angel project serves 99 kids

PINNACLE — Participants in the 15th-Annual Shoals Angel Tree Project came together at the Shoals Ruritan Building on two occasions last week.At ...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Sheriff’s office shops for needy kids

Sheriff’s office shops for needy kids

Dozens of volunteers descended on Walmart Tuesday morning to help needy children this holiday season.The Surry County Sheriff’s Office was joine...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Missing man found safe after 4-hour search

Missing man found safe after 4-hour search

A Silver Alert case on Wednesday had a happy ending for those involved — but not before some anxious moments.Searchers found 73-year-old Robert ...

December 13th, 2017 updated: December 13th, 2017. |  


County rejects condo land deal

County rejects condo land deal

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners threw a wrench in the works of a private developer looking to bring condos to Elkin by refusing...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Police Reports

Police Reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• A Department of Motor Vehicles report filed on Nov. 29 reports a coll...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Pilot is looking for a few good people

Pilot is looking for a few good people

Pilot Mountain is hiring.Candidates are being sought for two volunteer positions on the Pilot Mountain Tourism and Development Authority (TDA) and als...

December 5th, 2017 updated: December 5th, 2017. |  


SCC named ‘military friendly’ school

Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professi...

December 5th, 2017 |  


SCC named ‘military friendly’ school

Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professi...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Town commissioners get things done

Town commissioners get things done

The Pilot Mountain commissioners were getting things done Monday night. After getting the consent agenda and board and committee reports behind them, ...

December 5th, 2017 updated: December 5th, 2017. |  


College names Ambassadors

College names Ambassadors

Surry Community College has recently recognized six students for serving in the school’s Ambassador Scholars Program.“The Surry Community ...

November 29th, 2017 |  


College names Ambassadors

College names Ambassadors

Surry Community College has recently recognized six students for serving in the school’s Ambassador Scholars Program.“The Surry Community ...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Shoals holds science fair

Shoals holds science fair

Shoals Elementary School recently held its Science Fair, with students who chose to participate doing a wide variety or projects.After the judging was...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Tree lighting ceremony is Saturday

Tree lighting ceremony is Saturday

The sights and sounds of Christmas will fill Main Street on Saturday evening, beginning at 5:30 with the traditional tree lighting at Pilot Mountain T...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Shoals students enjoy Thanksgiving feast

Shoals students enjoy Thanksgiving feast

Shoals Elementary 3rd grade enjoys Thanksgiving Feast:The Thanksgiving Feast is an annual tradition at Shoals Elementary. This year was no exception. ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Deck the Halls fills the streets

Deck the Halls fills the streets

The third annual Deck the Halls in Pilot Mountain event proved to be quite the attraction Saturday, drawing Christmas shoppers, their families and oth...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Pilot parade plans proceeding

Pilot parade plans proceeding

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Plans have been announced for the annual Pilot Mountain Christmas Parade, which will be held on Dec. 2.“This is the 47th ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Cops and Kids campaign launched

Cops and Kids campaign launched

It’s every kid’s fantasy: going into a department store and being able to select toys and other merchandise for free.But that dream will b...

November 21st, 2017 |  


First Vintage Market a big hit

First Vintage Market a big hit

The chill of fall only enhanced Saturday’s downtown Pilot Mountain street festival as the local business A Vintage View partnered with the Pilot...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Police reports

The following reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• An incident/ investigation report was filed on Nov. 11 regarding R...

November 15th, 2017 |  


SCC hosts 6th annual wine symposium

SCC hosts 6th annual wine symposium

The Sixth-Annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium took place last week on the campus of Surry Community College at The Shelton-Badgett NC ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


14 graduate SCC truck school

14 graduate SCC truck school

Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 14th graduation ceremony on Oct. 10 at The Yadkin Center, Yadkinville.“One hundred...

November 10th, 2017 |  


East Surry wins JROTC Raider Challenge

East Surry wins JROTC Raider Challenge

The East Surry Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program seemed to enjoy being at home Saturday as it took on a large and impressi...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Downtown welcomes trick-or-treaters

Downtown welcomes trick-or-treaters

Kindergarten and Pre-K students from several schools and daycares brought busloads of children to downtown Pilot Mountain on Halloween to enjoy some t...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Shoals holds Fall Festival day

Shoals holds Fall Festival day

Shoals Elementary holds annual Fall Folly!The Shoals PTO held its annual Fall Folly Friday recently. “The PTO along with parent volunteers work ...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• An incident/investigation report was filed on ...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Each year, Pilot Mountain encourages fourth and fifth grade students to run for Student Council, squaring off for the offices of president and vice pr...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Pettitt Memorial 5K set for Nov. 4

Pettitt Memorial 5K set for Nov. 4

Registration is underway and excitement is building for the fourth annual Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K, scheduled to take place Nov. 4 at Fairview United...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Stokes Ruritans collect bags for foster kids

Stokes Ruritans collect bags for foster kids

Several Rock House Ruritan Club members gathered Saturday at the Rock House Ruritan Community Center to present Jenny Bullins of the Stokes County Dep...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Drill team does well in competition

Drill team does well in competition

The East Surry High School JROTC Drill Team was up early on Saturday morning, Oct. 7, as they traveled to Elkin High School for this semester’s ...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Students pan for minerals, dig for fossils

Students pan for minerals, dig for fossils

Pilot Mountain Elementary School Media Specialist Amy Harpe recently organized activity for fourth grade students with Daniel Boone Gem Mining Company...

October 24th, 2017 |  


‘Out of an abundance of caution’

‘Out of an abundance of caution’

Forty-plus years after becoming a town governed by a council-manager form of government, Pilot Mountain is formally adopting that style of government....

October 24th, 2017 |  


Annual cornshucking is Saturday

Annual cornshucking is Saturday

The 26th Annual Cornshucking Frolic is slated for Saturday at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm’s.From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. farm related crafts an...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Commissioner takes issue with criticism of police

Commissioner takes issue with criticism of police

On Monday evening, the Pilot Mountain town commissioners resolved a few issues, kicked a couple of cans down the road, one of which has been being kic...

October 17th, 2017 updated: October 17th, 2017. |  


Pilot school holds fall festival

Pilot school holds fall festival

Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently held its annual fall festival.The festival, hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization, serves as a fundraise...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Hundreds show up to sample sonkers

Hundreds show up to sample sonkers

As with many local gatherings at this time of year, the 38th-annual Surry County Sonker Festival offered great old-time music, fellowship and a chance...

October 11th, 2017 |