Despite weather, cruise in brings crowd

Despite weather, cruise in brings crowd

Intermittent showers and storms lingered over downtown Pilot Mountain throughout much of Saturday’s July Hot Nights and Hot Cars Cruise-in event...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Cruise-in to honor veterans

Cruise-in to honor veterans

With Independence Day just around the corner, Saturday’s July version of the “Hot Nights and Hot Cars” cruise-in series is sure to h...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy 4th of July!Allison Hutchens Lawson received a CNA excellence recipient award from Baptist Hospital on Thursday, June 22. Allison is a role mode...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Hiker raising funds for veterans

Hiker raising funds for veterans

ELKIN — Growing up, Kasie Taylor, known as Moxie among the Appalachian Trail community, wasn’t a hiker.Three years ago all that changed.On...

June 27th, 2017 |  


UNC School of the Arts summer concerts set in Stokes

UNC School of the Arts summer concerts set in Stokes

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music School is presenting a series of free concerts by the Summer Strings chamber ensemble...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


New county budget passes 3-2

New county budget passes 3-2

DOBSON — County commissioners narrowly passed a budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.“Three beats two every time,” said Commissioner V...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Gardens are growing inwestfield — lots of yellow squash, zucchini and cucumbers coming. All of us my be canning green beans soon! The corn is lo...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Rig overturns causing spill, other wrecks

Rig overturns causing spill, other wrecks

A truck loaded with coal overturned Friday on U.S. 52 south of Mount Airy, causing a diesel spill and three other accidents among vehicles traveling b...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Thomas honored on 100th birthday

Thomas honored on 100th birthday

Family, friends and community gathered in the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church fellowship hall Sunday afternoon to join in wishing local reside...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Music students show off their skill

Music students show off their skill

Students of local music teachers Wilson Smith and Sherri S. Collins gathered at First Presbyterian Church on June 2 and June 4 to perform before paren...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Graham retiring county schools

Graham retiring county schools

DOBSON — Longtime educator Charles Graham II is retiring at the end of the month as associate superintendent of Surry County Schools.At last wee...

June 13th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Happy Father’s Day!Congratulations to all the 2017 graduates.Machi Gunther came from Tennessee to Westfield for a family get together for his 24...

June 13th, 2017 |  


Campers are being made and sold locally in Pilot Mountain

Campers are being made and sold locally in Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Jonathan and Kathy Sechrist have discovered a new niche in the world of campers.The Sechrists’ celebrated their business ...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Board to consider self raises

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A raise for town commissioners will be considered by that very body during Monday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting....

June 7th, 2017 |  


Golf tournament raises $80,000

Golf tournament raises $80,000

STATE ROAD — Though Adam Marion’s life ended in 2008, his legacy lives through an annual golf tournament.According to Children’s Cen...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Fiddlers convention possibly biggest ever

Fiddlers convention possibly biggest ever

The 46th-annual Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention held Friday and Saturday could go down in history as the largest ever — an...

June 6th, 2017 |  


NAACP ‘still viable,’ banquet speaker says

NAACP ‘still viable,’ banquet speaker says

The Rev. Alvin Carlisle sounded a bit like Mark Twain in making the case that the NAACP is still a worthwhile organization, offering a response simila...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Wanted man leads authorities on chases

Wanted man leads authorities on chases

DOBSON — One of Surry County’s “Most Wanted” allegedly led authorities on two chases Thursday evening.Melvin Shane Clodfelter,...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Congratulations to Levi Bradley Jessup! All of your hard work has paid off.Levi graduated from Surry Early College High School of Design, Class of 201...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Police to get new vests

PILOT MOUNTAIN — After nearly a decade of use the Pilot Mountain Police Department will be retiring their old bullet-proof vests.The request cam...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Foundation raises $25,000 at run

Foundation raises $25,000 at run

DOBSON — A 5k race raised more than $25,000 for the Surry County Schools Education Foundation.In late April more than 600 runners took part in t...

May 31st, 2017 |  


PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents may notice new signage on Dodson Mill Road after a recent request to lower the speed limit was approved.Residents hav...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Westfield News

Ruth McDaniel will turn 102 years old on June 2. Ruth, may your birthday be blessed with surprises and smiles. Hallie Hall wishes you a very Happy Bir...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Library plans summer youth activites

Library plans summer youth activites

With the summer break fast approaching for area schools, the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library has announced a slate of summer library programs for yo...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Free workshops set for fidler’s convention

Free workshops set for fidler’s convention

Veterans Memorial Park Inc. and the Surry Arts Council are offering free workshops and demonstrations on Friday, June 2, at the Indoor Grandstand as p...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Early College graduates 66

Early College graduates 66

DOBSON — Students at the Surry County Schools’ non-traditional high school took their final “journey” together on Friday.On Fr...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Fiddlers convention is next weekend

Fiddlers convention is next weekend

Performers and fans craving a full diet of old-time and bluegrass music will get their fill this weekend when the Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fi...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Westfield service honors those who serve

Westfield service honors those who serve

A crowd estimated at near 100 gathered around the World War II Memorial on the grounds of the old Westfield School Sunday afternoon as the Westfield R...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Students enjoy Dash game

Students enjoy Dash game

Shoals Elementary School third quarter Positive, Behavior, Intervention and Support trip was to Winston-Salem for students to enjoy a Dash game.Studen...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Basketball teams hold fundraiser

Basketball teams hold fundraiser

The East Surry High School gymnasium replaced the familiar sights of games and fans with a diverse assortment of mattresses Saturday as the girls̵...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Residents of the Town of Pilot Mountain can expect to see crews working to install new water meters throughout

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents can expect a more accurate water bill, as the town has begun installing new water meters.In February the Board of Com...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Gilley’s Automotive in Pilot Mountain celebrates 70 years of business

Gilley’s Automotive in Pilot Mountain celebrates 70 years of business

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local veteran came home from a war and started what is now a local iconic business.Earlie Gilley returned home from a tour of...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Westfield Memorial Day service slated

Westfield Memorial Day service slated

The Westfield Ruritan Club will host the community’s 23rd annual Memorial Day Service Sunday afternoon, inviting residents and those from surrou...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Shoals students part of exercise program

Shoals students part of exercise program

The students at Shoals Elementary School recently participated in the nationwide effort called All Students Exercising Simultaneously.Led by Physical ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioner’s discuss a new position within the Police Department

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The need for an additional police officer dominated much of a recent budget meeting held by the town’s board of commissio...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


New airport authority meets

New airport authority meets

DOBSON — A meeting which started out contentiously paved the way forward for the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport.On Wednesday evening, the Mount...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Postal workers collect five tons of food

Postal workers collect five tons of food

In what has become an annual effort, area post offices combined to collect 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food on Saturday, food that will be used by...

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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |