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 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School names Honor Roll students

Pilot Mountain Elementary School names Honor Roll students

Students named to the Pilot Mountain Middle School Honor Rolls include:Fifth Grade A Honor RollLogan Hedrick, Maria Blakeney, Ally Crotts, Troy Haywoo...

May 5th, 2017 |  


United Fund celebrates campaign

United Fund celebrates campaign

For the second year in a row, the United Fund of Surry met its annual fundraising goal.In 2016 the organization met its goal for the first time since ...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Myriam’s Haircolorist Salon celebrates 10 years of business in Pilot Mountain.

Myriam’s Haircolorist Salon celebrates 10 years of business in Pilot Mountain.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local hair colorist recently celebrated 10 years of business in downtown Pilot.Myriam Chilton, owner of Myriam Haircolorist S...

May 3rd, 2017 updated: May 5th, 2017. |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:— A uniform citation was issued to Timothy Dale ...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Hot Nights, Hot Cars returns Saturday

Hot Nights, Hot Cars returns Saturday

The Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in series will be returning to downtown Pilot Mountain Saturday, following a familiar format that is expected to fi...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


County officials make budget requests

County officials make budget requests

DOBSON — The Surry County Health and Nutrition Center is looking to local funding to offset losses in federal and state revenues in the upcoming...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s Board of Commissioners appoint a Main Street Committee

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Monday morning Board of Commissioners met to form a committee to finalize the Main Street Program application.Pilot Mountain of...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Westfield News

The Westfield Ruritan Club is sponsiring a country ham, sausage and egg breakfast, on Saturday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Westfield Communi...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Shay Street water agreement approved

Shay Street water agreement approved

DOBSON — The county put its final seal of approval on a project to extend public water services to a residential area outside of the Mount Airy ...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain spilled 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into Tom’s Creek

PILOT MOUNTAIN —Tuesday morning an estimated 15,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Tom’s Creek in Pilot Mountain.The pump st...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Guardian ad Litem need deemed ‘desperate’

Guardian ad Litem need deemed ‘desperate’

DOBSON — When children are removed from homes by the Surry County Department of Social Services (DSS) for neglect or other reasons and placed in...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Two intend to run for clerk post

Two intend to run for clerk post

DOBSON — The 2018 general election is a year and a half away, but two Democrats already have their eyes set on the clerk of courts position.John...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Special music set for autism walk

Special music set for autism walk

Ben Journey was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with autism, a developmental disability that affects the brain’s normal function.His parents w...

April 26th, 2017 |  


EMS presents budget request

EMS presents budget request

DOBSON — Surry County EMS replaces ambulances every year, but in the upcoming fiscal year the department will have to make a major change.“...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Rain didn’t deter Pilot’s first farmer’s market

Rain didn’t deter Pilot’s first farmer’s market

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Despite the dreary weather town officials were impressed with the first Farmer’s Market of the season.“Even though ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Tie-dye poject teaches writing skills

Tie-dye poject teaches writing skills

To most people tie-dyeing a T-shirt seems like an art project, but for students in Dr. Kathleen Fowler’s eight-week, English 111: Writing and In...

April 20th, 2017 |  


More than 150 area high school students recenlty attended the annual Advanced Manufacturing Day at Surry Community College, according to college offic...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve teaching local students

Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve teaching local students

WESTFIELD — Two local nature enthusiasts have set out to make a difference in the lives of local children and nature enthusiasts across the regi...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Southern named chief district judge

Southern named chief district judge

A man who has presided over courtrooms in Surry and Stokes counties for nearly a decade has been named chief District Court judge for those jurisdicti...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Cremated remains found in King neighborhood

Authorizes have reported that “93 bags” of cremated remains were found at 110 Faye Court, near King, in February, and now a Winston-Salem ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


County pledges to honor guard bus

County pledges to honor guard bus

DOBSON — Surry County will kick in $15,000 to help Surry County’s Veterans of Foreign Wars posts purchase a new bus for the honor guard.&#...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Schools request more operating funds

Schools request more operating funds

DOBSON — Surry County Schools officials are requesting nearly $900,000 for locally funded pay supplements in addition to an increase in regular ...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Sunrise services slated for Easter

Sunrise services slated for Easter

As has become a longstanding tradition, local churches will welcome all to a gathering high on Pilot Mountain to celebrate Easter Sunday morning at su...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder, not just for BBQ anymore

Pork shoulder has got to be the broke carnivore’s best friend. Yes, it’s got a lot of connective tissue, it’s kind of stringy and ca...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Lola Lane Sewage pipes to be repaired, deemed an emergency

Lola Lane Sewage pipes to be repaired, deemed an emergency

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A sewer line on Lola Lane was deemed by town officials to be in need of emergency repair, which is likely to cost the town near...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Pilot Mountain will see their water and sewer bills rise by an average of 7 percent, mostly to pay for the cost of...

April 11th, 2017 |  


East Surry student lands litter logo

East Surry student lands litter logo

DOBSON — A litter campaign spearheaded by county officials now has a face, a cartoon trash can created by an East Surry High School student.At a...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain to host a Farmer’s Market

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A farmer’s market is soon to come to downtown Pilot Mountain.Since February the Tourism Development Authority Board had b...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Baseball, softball off to rousing start

Baseball, softball off to rousing start

The East Surry Little League opened its 2017 season in festive fashion Saturday morning, gathering youngster, parents and supporters for a ceremony at...

April 4th, 2017 |