BizFest set for Thursday

BizFest set for Thursday

Getting firsthand information about different businesses in Surry County normally might require hours of driving around and legwork, but next week the...

April 4th, 2017 |  


Creed to seek sheriff appointment

Creed to seek sheriff appointment

DOBSON — Another employee at the Surry County Sheriff’s Office is tossing his hat in the ring for the top job.On Wednesday Mike Creed, who...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store.

Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Police are still on the look-out for the two men responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store last we...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Shoals first graders enjoy field-trip

Shoals first graders enjoy field-trip

First graders from Shoals Elementary School learned about being healthy and active recently. Students visited the staff at the North Carolina Agricult...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Surry Fiddlers Convention tuning up

Surry Fiddlers Convention tuning up

DOBSON — The location of the Surry Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is different this year, but organizers say its goal remains the same: to preserv...

March 29th, 2017 updated: March 29th, 2017. |  


Three businesses in Pilot Mountain have recently relocated

Three businesses in Pilot Mountain have recently relocated

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Recently, three businesses have relocated in Pilot Mountain. The Pilot Mountain Area Business Associates celebrated with a ribb...

March 28th, 2017 |  


JustSave store in Pilot Mountain to close by April 29

JustSave store in Pilot Mountain to close by April 29

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Town officials were surprised to learn that a local grocery store will be closing.Lowe’s Foods announced Wednesday that t...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


DA says drug fight requires team effort

DA says drug fight requires team effort

Surry County District Attorney Ricky Bowman seemed pleased to speak to a group assembled for a meeting of Project Lazarus-Surry about the county’...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


Bus Drivers Appreciation Week marked

Bus Drivers Appreciation Week marked

Recently, Shoals Elementary school celebrated bus driver appreciation week.“We are thankful for our bus drivers and the awesome job they do gett...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Students celebrate meeting reading goals

Students celebrate meeting reading goals

Shoals Elementary students recently had a blast celebrating at Starlite Skate Center, according to Marlene Jessup, public information officer.“T...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry County residents caught in Patrick County drug snare

STUART, Va. — A round of indictments in Patrick County has led to drug charges against 100 people, including several Pilot Mountain- and Mount A...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


ROTC team brings home trophies, medals

ROTC team brings home trophies, medals

The East Surry High School JROTC Raiders traveled to Harnett Central High School in Angier recently to take part in the school’s annual Raider m...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Officials from Pilot Mountain attend a conference in Shelby

Officials from Pilot Mountain attend a conference in Shelby

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Revitalizing Main Street in Pilot Mountain, a goal that town officials have set for many years, may be a few steps closer to ma...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson retiring to pursue new opportunity

Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson retiring to pursue new opportunity

DOBSON — Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson will leave his post next month to accept a job with the state.Atkinson said his resignation will b...

March 20th, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


The Town of Pilot Mountain needs 17 easements for stream restoration

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Town officials have decided to rally together to go door-to-door to collect easements for the Depot Street stream restoration p...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Shoal’s Elementary announces Volunteer of the Year

Shoal’s Elementary announces Volunteer of the Year

Recently, Shoals Elementary School announced their Volunteer of the Year, Carol Dunning. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { marg...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School has released its honor roll listings for the first nine weeks of the school year.Those on the list include:Third Grad...

March 10th, 2017 |  


The town of Pilot Mountain will not demolish the dwelling at 121 Howard Street

The town of Pilot Mountain will not demolish the dwelling at 121 Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Property owners are requesting more time after the town’s Board of Commissioners voted to demolish their property on Howa...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Shoals Elementary 5th grade class learns weather

Shoals Elementary 5th grade class learns weather

Fifth graders at Shoals Elementary School recently worked together in groups to build weather tools to better understand how to measure and predict th...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Fugitive apprehended in Pilot Mountain

Fugitive apprehended in Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A Patrick County woman was arrested on child abuse charges recently by the Pilot Mountain Police Department.On March 1, Brittan...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Shoals marks the 100th day of school

Shoals marks the 100th day of school

Natalie Wright’s fourth-grade class at Shoals Elementary School recently made shirts and dressed up like 100-year-olds to celebrate the 100th da...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Students dine at Sagebrush

Students dine at Sagebrush

Shoals Elementary School recently announced their second quarter Principal Award Winners.These students are chosen by their teachers to represent thei...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


The Town of Pilot Mountain rallied together for police Captain Michael Palmer

The Town of Pilot Mountain rallied together for police Captain Michael Palmer

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Recently, the town raised more than $15,000 for Police Captain Michael Palmer.Learning Palmer was diagnosed with cancer in Dece...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Pilot man charged with child porn

Pilot man charged with child porn

A Pilot Mountain man was arrested last week on child pornography charges.Christopher Lewis Tucker, 30, of 800 Westridge Drive, Pilot Mountain, was cha...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Surry County commissioners plan to borrow $55 million

Surry County commissioners plan to borrow $55 million

STATE ROAD — County commissioners approved a plan for Surry County to take on $55 million in new debt over three years.Still, the Surry County B...

February 28th, 2017 |  


NAACP hosts a Black History Month celebration at L.H. Jones Auditorium

NAACP hosts a Black History Month celebration at L.H. Jones Auditorium

MOUNT AIRY — Area residents celebrated Black History Month in a ceremony at L.H. Jones Auditorium Thursday afternoon.The Mount Airy, Surry Count...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Westfield Elementary students enjoyed a pizza party after raising 1,740 cans for a local outreach.

Westfield Elementary students enjoyed a pizza party after raising 1,740 cans for a local outreach.

Kim Jones’ third grade class at Westfield Elementary enjoyed a pizza party recently celebrating the 495 cans the students donated during 15 Days...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Citizens rally for unity, activism

Citizens rally for unity, activism

Carrying signs and chanting slogans such as “We are Mount Airy!” which echoed through the downtown area Saturday, a group of marchers set ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Pilot ends contract with All-American

Nearly two years after entering into a sometimes contentious contract with All-American Services, including using the company to supply its interim to...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Town making progress on water, sewer plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In 2015 a water and sewer system capital improvement plan was completed to help the town identify the needs of the system and d...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Local leader excited about economy

Local leader excited about economy

DOBSON — In serving up forecasts for the local business climate, the Surry County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) naturally relied on the...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Shoals Elementary school recently announced the second quarter bus rider winners.Each quarter the bus drivers select four bus riders that have followe...

February 21st, 2017 |  


County board takes no action on Cana water

County board takes no action on Cana water

DOBSON — A proposed water line extension to deliver public water to the state line failed to garner any traction among members of the Surry Coun...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Third grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglected and abused animals in their community.

Third grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglected and abused animals in their community.

As a result of a collaborative extended reading assignment, the third grade students of Pilot Mountain Elementary School donated money to help neglect...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Dinosaurs on display at museum

Dinosaurs on display at museum

Dinosaurs have returned at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.The museum is playing host to a Tiny Titans: Dinosaurs Eggs & Babies exhibit ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain Elementary School students receive a visit from veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital

Pilot Mountain Elementary School students receive a visit from veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital

Cory Wilkins, veterinarian at Pilot Mountain Animal Hospital, visited and talked to a group of fifth graders about his job. Wilkins spoke with student...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Big plans for Pilot Mountain park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain State Park Superintendent Matt Windsor recently announced several new projects for the upcoming years.One projec...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Cadets hold annual military ball

Cadets hold annual military ball

Members and officers from the East Surry Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, along with their guests, gathered in the First...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Dozens take plunge for Special Olympics

Dozens take plunge for Special Olympics

ARARAT — Some things get better with age, and an event which supports Special Olympics is one such thing, according to a Surry County official.&...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Town to demolish home on Howard Street

Town to demolish home on Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town will spend $9,800 to demolish a property on Howard Street.The town, according to officials, has been trying for months...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Pilot Mountain Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts collect food for needy

Pilot Mountain Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts collect food for needy

A trio of local Scout packs and troops returned into their respective communities Saturday morning, collecting bags filled with canned and non-perisha...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Ararat man nets prison for sex offenses

Ararat man nets prison for sex offenses

DOBSON — An Ararat man will spend a minimum of two years in prison in connection with a 2015 arrest on statutory sex offense charges.Joch Anthon...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Drugs involved in 14 Surry County indictments

Drugs involved in 14 Surry County indictments

DOBSON — A Surry County Grand Jury handed down indictments to 14 people this week in drug-related activities.Here are the drug-related indictmen...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Siloam woman indicted on insurance fraud

Siloam woman indicted on insurance fraud

DOBSON — A Surry County Grand Jury indicted a Siloam woman last week with four felony violations associated with alleged insurance fraud.Pamela ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Heart of Child set for Saturday

Heart of Child set for Saturday

With the financial strain of housing local youth on the rise, The Children’s Center of Surry is hoping for a large turnout at its upcoming event...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Students of the Month

Students of the Month

Recently, Westfield Elementary announced its January students of the month: Alex Guerra, Bella Fleenor, Tatum Love, Josue Ramirez, Nicholas Childress,...

February 9th, 2017 |  


County board approves landfill truck lease

County board approves landfill truck lease

DOBSON — Surry County will spend nearly $6,000 per month on a new piece of equipment at the landfill.On Monday the county Board of Commissioners...

February 8th, 2017 |  


County board approves chiller monies

County board approves chiller monies

DOBSON — County commissioners approved $75,000 for one school project, but another request was tabled at Monday’s meeting.Dr. Travis Reeve...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Fundraiser set for police captain

Fundraiser set for police captain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Plate orders are now being taken by the town for a fundraiser to benefit ”one of our own.”The fundraising event, sp...

February 7th, 2017 |