38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

38th annual Sonker Festival is Saturday

The Surry Historical Society is doing its bit to ensure the sonker, a delicacy unique to Surry County, is not forgotten.For 38 years and counting, the...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Second-annual Zombie Run set

Second-annual Zombie Run set

Zombies soon will be invading Mount Airy, but all in the name of fun and to support a charitable cause.The second-annual 5K Zombie Run for Charity is ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Girl Scouts clean-up, plant flowers downtown

Girl Scouts clean-up, plant flowers downtown

Girl Scouts and leaders from Troop 2655 visited downtown Pilot Mountain Saturday to clean out an overgrown area and plant flowers in some of the aband...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Farmfest celebrates the old ways

Farmfest celebrates the old ways

The group Our Communities of Northwest Stokes will host its second annual Francisco Farmfest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Francisco Schoo...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Civil War to come alive next weekend

Civil War to come alive next weekend

ARARAT, Va. — History buffs and others with an interest in the War Between the States will have a field day, two to be exact, next weekend in Ar...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Education foundation raises $25,000

Education foundation raises $25,000

The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation raised more than $25,000 recently during its Seventh Annual Academic Golf Classic Tournament.“Th...

September 29th, 2017 |  


5K Trail Run registration opens

5K Trail Run registration opens

Local runners and walkers are invited to start lacing their sneakers as they make plans to take part in the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center’...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Dining and dancing on Main Street

Dining and dancing on Main Street

A portion of Main Street in downtown Pilot Mountain was closed Saturday evening and turned into a dining area during a fundraiser held for Minglewood ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Masons to hold 40th BBQ dinner

Masons to hold 40th BBQ dinner

Local Masons will reach a milestone Friday as Pilot Lodge #493 hosts its 40th annual barbecue.Barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. or a...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Community turns out for Harvey relief

Community turns out for Harvey relief

Surry County’s generosity showed Saturday as Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy played host to two charitable occasions on the same day.The lo...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


First Lady sends books to Pilot

First Lady sends books to Pilot

Pilot Mountain Elementary School and their students recently received something you don’t see every day: A gift from the First Lady.Yes, the Fir...

September 21st, 2017 |  


The hunt for number values

The hunt for number values

​Luis Nava-Cruz, Annabel Campbell, and Kelly Grande work in a group to complete the place value chart. (9405)Teachers at Copeland Elementary Sch...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain class of ‘55 has reunion

Pilot Mountain class of ‘55 has reunion

The 1955 graduating class of Pilot Mountain High School held its 62-year class reunion on Aug. 12 at Mountain View Restaurant in Pilot Mountain. Their...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Sweet Repeats kicks off Thursday

Sweet Repeats kicks off Thursday

First United Methodist Church will host the fall return of its biannual “Sweet Repeats” children’s consignment clothing sale on Thur...

September 20th, 2017 |  


County has ‘record’ heroin bust

County has ‘record’ heroin bust

DOBSON — Arrests for heroin distribution have not been a frequent occurrence in Surry in recent years, but authorities have made an unprecedente...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Local airport closed for runway work

Local airport closed for runway work

If things sound a little quiet around Mount Airy-Surry County Airport these days, it’s because the facility is closed temporarily as part of a r...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Fair hits new heights with Hansens

Fair hits new heights with Hansens

As Hansen’s Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations began a show Saturday afternoon at the Surry County Agricultural Fair, a familiar warning resounded...

September 13th, 2017 |  


County schools launch new DARE program

County schools launch new DARE program

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education has given approval for the Surry County Sheriff’s Office to implement a new DARE program at t...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

On Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 PV2 Dalton Ridout graduated from Army Basic Training in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Present for his graduation as well as the Family ...

September 13th, 2017 |  


97-year-old businessman still going strong

97-year-old businessman still going strong

Family and friends of Sanders McHone gathered at his Pilot Mountain business last Wednesday to help him celebrate his 97th birthday.The setting was a ...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Good weather, turnout for ‘Celebrate Ag’

Good weather, turnout for ‘Celebrate Ag’

DOBSON — “I’ve been out here in the pouring rain, and I’ve been out here in 95-degree heat.”Bryan Cave, Surry County Ext...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Irma forces early grape harvest

Irma forces early grape harvest

Days before the storm struck Florida, Hurricane Irma was already affecting at least one local industry.The threat of heavy rain and high winds forced ...

September 12th, 2017 |  


First day of school

First day of school

Shoals Elementary School was one of the local schools whose students returned to class recently after summer break.While there were no doubt a few ner...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Cardinals overcome Eagles in double OT

Cardinals overcome Eagles in double OT

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Week four in high school football hosted a must-win situation for two teams Friday. East Surry entered the game 1-2 and looked ...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Dobson passes alcohol ordinance

Dobson passes alcohol ordinance

DOBSON — Three days after Pilot Mountain passed an ordinance supporting the “brunch bill” the town of Dobson followed suit.In June, ...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Westfield Friends is having revival each Thursday in September at 7 p,m. The speaker for Sept. 7 is Ray Lambe and special music will be provided by Da...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Upcoming event is for the birds

Upcoming event is for the birds

At first glance, pigeons have no apparent relationship to providing food for students — yet those small winged creatures will play a giant role ...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Hot Nights overcomes rain

Hot Nights overcomes rain

With the slightest hint of fall already in the air, Saturday’s “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” summer cruise-in series felt the effects of...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Local groups plan Harvey relief

Local groups plan Harvey relief

Local groups are gathering supplies to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.In 2016, eastern North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Ma...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Surry County fair starts Thursday

Surry County fair starts Thursday

The chilly air that has been noticeable in recent days can mean only two things: fall is near and so is the Surry County Agricultural Fair.Although au...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the countr...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Westfield Friends celebrate new minister

Westfield Friends celebrate new minister

The August 20 morning service of the Westfield Friends Meeting was highlighted by a celebration of Pastor Linda Anderson’s recording as a Friend...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Pilot rejecting $500k grant

Pilot rejecting $500k grant

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It’s said that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but is it worth a million in the bush?The Pilot Mountain Boar...

August 29th, 2017 |  


County teachers get ready

County teachers get ready

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County teachers, school officials, and a few of the system’s students, gathered Thursday for its annual convocation...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

There will be a benefit for Josh Bogges at the Rock House Ruritan Club on Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Josh is 25 years old. He has a ...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Prior to a recent 3-2 vote from Stokes County Commissioners to fund 50 percent of six art positions at the elementary level, Board Member Sonya Cox ex...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


93.76% eclipse well-received locally

93.76% eclipse well-received locally

With cereal boxes and shoe boxes aimed skyward, children and science enthusiasts of all ages peered into the heavens Monday for a rare glimpse of the ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


SCC hosts wine judging

SCC hosts wine judging

DOBSON — The hustle and bustle of a busy school day is replaced with the clink of glass and murmured opinions this weekend at Surry Community Co...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Local tourism spending climbs

Local tourism spending climbs

It was already evident from daily throngs of visitors to downtown Mount Airy and other local attractions, but the numbers are now in to confirm that t...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy 83rd birthday to Junior Rogers of the Collinstown Community. His birthday was August 11.Linda Anderson’s recording as a Friends minister S...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Jessup Grove holding block party

Jessup Grove holding block party

With the days of summer beginning to dwindle to a precious few, Jessup Grove Baptist Church will be offering a last chance for summer fun for all ages...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Rotary helping Back-To-School Jam

Rotary helping Back-To-School Jam

Area residents will have an opportunity to help out under-privileged children who will soon be back in school.On Aug. 19 the Mount Airy Rotary Club wi...

August 16th, 2017 |  


New maps could push out incumbent

New maps could push out incumbent

RALEIGH — The plans to redraw legislative districts in the state will likely affect Surry County, according to one of the two legislators who re...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Builder earns national recognition

Builder earns national recognition

A local builder has received national recognition for building energy efficient homes in accordance with guidelines from the US Department of Energy&#...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Surry Community College donates Dobson Fire Department’s 1958 fire truck to Tractor Brown’s Museum and Event Center in Yadkinville

Surry Community College donates Dobson Fire Department’s 1958 fire truck to Tractor Brown’s Museum and Event Center in Yadkinville

YADKINVILLE — After a year’s worth of repair and refurbishment by automotive students at Surry Community College, Dobson Fire Department&#...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Newcomers check out Cruise In

Newcomers check out Cruise In

Clear skies and slightly cooler temperatures proved to be the perfect combination for Saturday’s Hot Nights and Hot Cars Cruise-in event, as one...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Folks stampede to livestock sale

Folks stampede to livestock sale

If streets, stores, parks or other local venues seemed a little devoid of people last Tuesday (Aug. 1), it might have been because everybody and his b...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

From Sherri J. Hutchens about her Mama, Marie Jessup:I wanted to update everybody on my mom. She is coming home August 9. She is so excited! She has b...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock

The Rock House Ruritan Club turned back the clock on Saturday, giving residents and visitors a glimpse of the farming way of life which until recently...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Night Out offers fun for all

Night Out offers fun for all

An assortment of community service organizations came together with the residents they serve last week for an evening of food, fellowship and mutual s...

August 8th, 2017 |