Black History Celebration scheduled at Andy Griffith Playhouse

Black History Celebration scheduled at Andy Griffith Playhouse

Long-time master of ceremonies Leon Shuff has an idea about why the annual Black History Celebration has been enduringly popular for nearly 30 years.&...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Shelter to host tailgate party

Shelter to host tailgate party

By Andy Winemillerawinemiller@mtairynews.comFootball fan or not, a local charity is offering a fun way to prepare for Super Bowl LI.On Feb. 4 the Shep...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


CandleFirth headlining Saturday concert

CandleFirth headlining Saturday concert

Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club member Susie Firth-Cooper will be taking a hands-on approach to Saturday evening’s “Music from the Heart...

February 1st, 2017 |  


R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company give $1,000 grant to FLY group.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company give $1,000 grant to FLY group.

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Youth of Freedom and Liberty Worship Center (FLY) is joining the effort to reduce youth tobacco use with help from a grant ...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Gardening workshop series sprouts at the Surry Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension

Gardening workshop series sprouts at the Surry Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension

By Terri Flaggtflagg@civitasmedia.comDOBSON — Surry County Master Gardener volunteers will be helping grow a new crop of gardeners at a series o...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Prescribed burn set at Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Passers-by at Pilot Mountain State Park shouldn’t necessarily be alarmed if they see fire on the mountain Wednesday, Feb....

January 31st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain honors fallen police officers at memorial walk

Pilot Mountain honors fallen police officers at memorial walk

By Terri Flaggtflagg@civitasmedia.comPILOT MOUNTAIN — Tim East was 7 years old on Feb. 3, 1969, when his grandfather, Pilot Mountain Police Offi...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Depot Street Stream project underway

Depot Street Stream project underway

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A stream restoration and greenway project are in the works for Depot Street and downtown.After the last town commissioners meet...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Fallen officers to be honored Saturday

Fallen officers to be honored Saturday

Area residents are invited to join in an annual memorial walk on Saturday morning, honoring the memory of fallen Pilot Mountain Police Officers Glenn ...

January 25th, 2017 updated: January 25th, 2017. |  


Foxx says ‘Obamacare’ repeal ahead

Foxx says ‘Obamacare’ repeal ahead

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx declared a few government programs broken during two appearances in Mount Airy on Tuesday.Foxx, a Republican from Banner Elk, ...

January 24th, 2017 |  


‘Massive’ inauguration thrills local residents

‘Massive’ inauguration thrills local residents

WASHINGTON — It is the stuff memories are made of: being part of a huge crowd gathered in the nation’s capital to witness a historic momen...

January 24th, 2017 |  


PILOT MOUNTAIN — As part of Surry County Schools career readiness efforts and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus, local ...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Foster care extended to older youths

Foster care extended to older youths

A new foster care program implemented statewide Jan. 1 aims to provide support to a group of young people otherwise at risk of falling through the cra...

January 19th, 2017 |  


VFW, Auxiliary visit Central Care

VFW, Auxiliary visit Central Care

A group of ten VFW Auxiliary members and one VFW member from Pilot Mountain Post 9436 recently visited Central Continuing Care in Mount Airy.The group...

January 17th, 2017 |  


CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

Flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina, according to a statement issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services earlier this wee...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Local dog trainer seeks to improve the health of locals and their canine companions.

Local dog trainer seeks to improve the health of locals and their canine companions.

For months Maggie Murphy envisioned a way for dogs and their owners to bond in a way that would benefit both humans and k-9 companions alike.Murphy is...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Will the town amend its nuisance ordinance?

Will the town amend its nuisance ordinance?

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Over the past several months residents have complained about a smell emanating from the New River Tire Recycling facility, acco...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Positive Behavior shown by Shoals Elementary Students

Positive Behavior shown by Shoals Elementary Students

Khloe Wall, Charity Hardy, James Fincher, Brooke Rodgers and Madison Jordan have demonstrated positive behavior for the month of December at Shoals El...

January 11th, 2017 updated: January 11th, 2017. |  


Board approves bids for roofing work

Board approves bids for roofing work

Roofing work at two schools draw close after Surry County Schools approved two bids last week.Four roofing companies submitted sealed bids to perform ...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Local receives high state award

Local receives high state award

After a 34-year career in emergency services, Eddie Jordan received the state’s highest honor — The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.Jordan wil...

January 4th, 2017 updated: January 4th, 2017. |  


Rotary donates to school food programs

Rotary donates to school food programs

The Surry Sunrise Rotary Club recently donated a total of $8,000 to the backpack food programs of the Mount Airy City Schools and the Surry County Sch...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Teen drama workshop to be held in Mount Airy

Teen drama workshop to be held in Mount Airy

Teens may be notorious for acting dramatic, but for organizers of a new youth acting workshop, that’s a good thing.“Their creativity and e...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s 2016 proves to be a successful year

Pilot Mountain’s 2016 proves to be a successful year

PILOT MOUNTAIN — After a fiery start into 2016 at New River Tire Recycling, the town seemed to have what officials called a “successful ye...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Pilot Christmas Lights coming to a end

Pilot Christmas Lights coming to a end

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local holiday attraction, put on by one family and drawing hundreds to the area each year, is coming to a “sad close.&#...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Franklin students raise money to help family

Franklin students raise money to help family

A Franklin Elementary student has shown you’re never too little to help somebody out.On Wednesday, 9-year-old Kali Hawks presented a check to th...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Civic Club recently named R. Wayne Smith as 2016 Citizen of the Year.“I greatly appreciate being consi...

December 27th, 2016 updated: December 27th, 2016. |  


Governor-elect to appoint new judge in Surry, Stokes

Governor-elect to appoint new judge in Surry, Stokes

DOBSON — Five attorneys have announced interest in a soon-to-be vacant District Court Judge seat in Surry and Stokes counties.Judge Angela Pucke...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Holidays behind them, outreach center looks to 2017

Holidays behind them, outreach center looks to 2017

With a busy holiday season completed, volunteers at the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center will soon be turning their attention to a new year of helping t...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Christ’s birth told through ‘shepherd’s’ eyes

Christ’s birth told through ‘shepherd’s’ eyes

Unlike today’s round-the-clock news and social media coverage of every major event, no television cameras existed when Christ was born — b...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Pilot Ruritans choose new officers

Pilot Ruritans choose new officers

At its Dec. 5 monthly meeting, the Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club installed officers for the upcoming year.Officers elected for 2017 were Dave O’Re...

December 14th, 2016 |  


Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

From now through Christmas Eve, local volunteers will be again be ringing the bell and manning the familiar Salvation Army red kettle.While the projec...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Parents share grief At Woltz

Parents share grief At Woltz

Although no parent should have to bury a child, sometimes they have to do it anyway. When they do, there are groups with whom they can share their exp...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Surry County science fair winners advance to regional competition

Surry County science fair winners advance to regional competition

A local science fair demonstrated that an old-school event can keep up with modern trends in education.The 2016-2017 Surry County Schools District Sci...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Police Reports

The following incident/investigation reports were filed by the Pilot Mountain Police Department:• A report of misdemeanor larceny was filed on N...

December 1st, 2016 |  


The sights and sounds of the Christmas season will be on display along Main Street this Saturday evening as the Pilot Mountain Rescue Squad and EMS ho...

November 30th, 2016 updated: November 30th, 2016. |  


Tickets available for the tour of homes

Tickets available for the tour of homes

PILOT MOUNTAIN — First United Methodist Church is looking to fund community outreach meals with the return of an old Christmas tradition —...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Commissioners approve zoning amendment

Commissioners approve zoning amendment

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Town commissioners found themselves embroiled in a controversy on a possible conflict of interest by one board member on a rezo...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Special Olympics athletes travel to High Point

Special Olympics athletes travel to High Point

HIGH POINT — Athletes from Surry County fared well at the Special Olympics Fall Tournament.On Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, Surry County sent more than...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Surry Quilters ‘wrap love’ around local veterans

Surry Quilters ‘wrap love’ around local veterans

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Emotions were overwhelming for some as Surry Quilters Guild presented 31 veterans with a Quilt of Valor during a gathering Nov....

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Survivor tells teachers his Holocaust story

Survivor tells teachers his Holocaust story

PILOT MOUNTAIN — One group is on a mission to show teachers how to teach one of the darkest times in the history of mankind.“There are som...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Westfield holds Veteran’s Day ceremony

Westfield holds Veteran’s Day ceremony

In honor of Veterans Day, Westfield Elementary invited local veterans to a celebration of their bravery and commitment to the United States.The North ...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Stevens nominated speaker pro tem

Stevens nominated speaker pro tem

It’s been a good month for Rep. Sarah Stevens.After being re-elected to her fifth term in the N.C. General Assembly on Nov. 8, Stevens was nomin...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


County officials to mull over grading costs

County officials to mull over grading costs

DOBSON — County commissioners will take some time to look at an issue regarding a fire department’s move in conjunction with the expansion...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Veterans share their stories during celebration

Veterans share their stories during celebration

ARARAT — On March 25, 1969, Grady Dollyhigh was among 28 Surry County men drafted into the U.S. Army.“I can remember it just like it was y...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Operation Christmas underway

Operation Christmas underway

In nine years of involvement with Operation Christmas Child, Suzanne Coleman has heard plenty of stories of its positive impact.The annual project run...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Cockerham, Quinn win in Pilot race

Cockerham, Quinn win in Pilot race

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Incumbent Commissioner Kim Quinn will be joined by newcomer Evan Cockerham on the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners.Four ca...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Public keeps close eye on final election counts

Public keeps close eye on final election counts

DOBSON — Typically one of the more overlooked branches of local government, the Surry County Board of Elections was relatively showered with att...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Pilot Middle offers ‘hero’ parking

Pilot Middle offers ‘hero’ parking

PILOT MOUNTAIN — For school officials, Veterans Day seemed an appropriate time to highlight a small gesture honoring “heroes” in soc...

November 14th, 2016 |  


Narcolepsy diagnosis offered answers

Narcolepsy diagnosis offered answers

Throughout her high school years, Merritt Artim struggled with feeling tired. By her junior year at East Surry High School, the Westfield resident now...

November 11th, 2016 |  


County balks at sign proposal

County balks at sign proposal

DOBSON — County commissioners balked at the town of Dobson’s proposal for an LED sign at Surry County’s historic courthouse.Monday e...

November 10th, 2016 |