VFW holds flag retirement ceremony

VFW holds flag retirement ceremony

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 hosted the tenth annual Veterans Day flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, providing a demonstration of how to properly r...

November 10th, 2016 |  


Stevens re-elected to N.C. House

Stevens re-elected to N.C. House

Surry County voters decided overwhelmingly Tuesday to send Sarah Stevens back to Raleigh for her fifth two-year term in the N.C. House of Representati...

November 8th, 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 8th, 2016 |  


Clean sweep for GOP in Surry County

Clean sweep for GOP in Surry County

With the final of Surry County’s 29 precincts filing results around 9:30 p.m., it appears Republicans have taken a clean sweep in Surry County r...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Pilot races decided

Pilot races decided

Incumbent Commissioner Kim Quinn will be joined by newcomer Evan Cockerham on the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners.Four candidates vied for two a...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Pinnacle woman charged with embezzlement

Pinnacle woman charged with embezzlement

WINSTON-SALEM — A Pinnacle woman is accused of embezzling nearly $300,000 from the Rural Hall funeral home where she worked, the Forsyth County ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Academy educates citizens about law enforcement

Academy educates citizens about law enforcement

DOBSON — As retired educator Dean Wood brushed powder onto a piece of paper bearing his own fingerprints, a State Bureau of Investigation instru...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Shoals students visit firehouse

Shoals students visit firehouse

Shoals Elementary School pre-k and kindergarten students recently made a field trip to Shoals Volunteer Fire Department.There, the students were able ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Mount Airy man charged in King wreck

Mount Airy man charged in King wreck

KING — A Mount Airy man faces criminal charges after an automobile collision last week in King that police believe was intentional.On Oct. 27, o...

November 1st, 2016 |  


Halloween festivites draw youth of all ages

Halloween festivites draw youth of all ages

There was a little something for everyone around Pilot Mountain who enjoys Halloween.In addition to the regular trick-or-treating done by the young on...

November 1st, 2016 |  


Officer honored through golf benefit

Officer honored through golf benefit

DOBSON — A golf tournament held last week in Dobson helped carry on the legacy of Dave Wilmoth, a 23-year-old police officer whose life was trag...

October 27th, 2016 |  


East Surry JROTC dominates event

East Surry JROTC dominates event

The East Surry Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program seemed to be feeling comfortably at home on Saturday while serving as hos...

October 27th, 2016 |  


Fall colors drawing crowds to state park

Fall colors drawing crowds to state park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — With fall foliage approaching its peak at Pilot Mountain State Park, officials there are trying to make the viewing process eas...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Free Medicare workshops scheduled in county

Free Medicare workshops scheduled in county

A group of local experts will lead two free workshops on Medicare enrollment — one on Friday in Pilot Mountain, and the other in Elkin on Nov. 1...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Shoals second graders visit corn maze

Shoals second graders visit corn maze

Shoals Elementary School second-graders recently took a field trip to Alpha and Omega Corn maze in Hamptonville.“While having lots of fun, stude...

October 25th, 2016 updated: October 25th, 2016. |  


Access points on Fisher River open

Access points on Fisher River open

ROCKFORD — Officials cut the ribbons on two new canoe access points on the Fisher River on Wednesday.Surry County Parks and Recreation Director ...

October 25th, 2016 |  


More water collection points announced

More water collection points announced

DOBSON — Additional water collection points have been announced as part of the Surry County Board of Commissioners’ mission to collect wat...

October 20th, 2016 |  


5K run memorializes local youth

5K run memorializes local youth

Final plans are quickly coming together for the third annual Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K. Organized by Jacob Pettitt’s parents, Chrystal and Jason...

October 20th, 2016 |  


Carnival includes games, food, and pig kissin’

Carnival includes games, food, and pig kissin’

Pilot Mountain Middle School recently had its annual fall carnival.In addition to games and treats, the students and others in attendance also got the...

October 18th, 2016 |  


Sparks fly at commissioners meeting

Sparks fly at commissioners meeting

Tensions nearly came to a boil at the October Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners meeting on Oct. 10 when Ron Niland, owner of All American Associat...

October 18th, 2016 |  


Pilot painted pink despite rain

Pilot painted pink despite rain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Even with showers pelting the area, a group was painting on Saturday. They painted Pilot Mountain pink.Pilot Mountain Unites, a...

October 10th, 2016 |  


Trail run a success for Armfield center

Trail run a success for Armfield center

The Armfield Civic and Recreation Center hosted its annual Pilot Mountain 5K Fall Trail Run on Saturday morning, raising funds while providing a healt...

October 6th, 2016 |  


Pilot candidates discuss town needs

Pilot candidates discuss town needs

The Mount Airy News and North Surry High School, along with the Elkin Tribune and Pilot Mountain News, hosted a candidates forum Thursday night so Sur...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Race cars, classics fill Pilot Mountain

Race cars, classics fill Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain’s final cruise-in weekend of the summer got off to an early start Friday evening with a closed street event dubbed “Race Ca...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Homecoming Court named

Homecoming Court named

East Surry High School will be holding its annual homecoming football game and related activites this week on Friday, Oct. 7.The homecoming court is c...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Cornshucking Frolic coming soon

Cornshucking Frolic coming soon

The 25th annual Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm is approaching and scheduled for Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.According to ...

October 4th, 2016 |  


Martial arts event raises money for DARE

Martial arts event raises money for DARE

Local martial arts instructor Mickey Heath and his School of Hard Knox hosted a self-defense seminar Saturday afternoon at the Armfield Civic and Recr...

September 30th, 2016 |  


Cardinal Foundation donates $7K for field house

The Cardinal Foundation has announced a series of donations to local schools, including a major contribution which should provide a boost to the build...

September 29th, 2016 updated: September 29th, 2016. |  


Event honors memory of Edwards

Event honors memory of Edwards

Organizers combined a field of assorted activities with an important message last Saturday for the second annual W82TXT Gage Edwards Football Fest.A 1...

September 28th, 2016 |  


EMS fitness plan approved

EMS fitness plan approved

DOBSON — County emergency services personnel will have two years to get in shape, and new employees will start out physically able to perform th...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Race cars headline next Cruise In

Race cars headline next Cruise In

Mount Pilot Now, organizers of the Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in series, will kick off its last weekend of the year by hosting a Race Car Friday N...

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


RomaReady holds open house

RomaReady holds open house

Following her retirement from 35-year career in horse training, Jamie Renzi and her husband, Augusto, enrolled in a certificate program at Surry Commu...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Football festival to honor Edwards, raise safety awareness

Football festival to honor Edwards, raise safety awareness

Nikki and Mike Cline will serve as hosts for a day of fun and fundraising this Saturday at the East Surry High School practice field with the second a...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Hispanic culture celebrated

Hispanic culture celebrated

DOBSON — In its second year, Dobson’s Latin Festival offered those who attended a lot of fun and a little glimpse of Hispanic culture.Even...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Minglewood offers nature retreats

Minglewood offers nature retreats

After 30 years of cultivating endless varieties of produce at their five-acre farm in Westfield, Bill and Margie Imus officially opened Minglewood Far...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain 5K coming soon

Pilot Mountain 5K coming soon

The Armfield Civic and Recreation Center invites runners and walkers to start lacing up their favorite footwear in preparation for this year’s P...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Ruritan Club raises funds for Nancy Reynolds school

Ruritan Club raises funds for Nancy Reynolds school

The Rock House Ruritan Club joined with the surrounding community on Saturday night for a fundraiser that will allow more than $1,000 to be donated fo...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Surry County man jailed on firearm offense

Surry County man jailed on firearm offense

An Ararat man convicted last week of unlawfully discharging a firearm received a prison sentence of 23 to 37 months.Shannon Lee Wall, 42, of Ararat Ro...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Board approves with minimum water billing

Board approves with minimum water billing

The town board of commissioners unanimously approved a minimum water billing ordinance which will allow customers to disconnect their water service fo...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Surry County child porn case ends with Vawter conviction

Surry County child porn case ends with Vawter conviction

DOBSON — A Pilot Mountain man accused of viewing child pornography was convicted of associated felony violations recently in Superior Court.Thro...

September 13th, 2016 |  


‘Founding Fathers’ live again

‘Founding Fathers’ live again

Deceased people came back to life Saturday in Rockford — but rest assured, no “Walking Dead” or other type of zombie phenomenon emer...

September 12th, 2016 |  


Volunteerism benefits backpack project

Volunteerism benefits backpack project

A troop of Girl Scouts from Pilot Mountain spent time volunteering at a Jonesville store recently in exchange for the store donating to a backpack pro...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Interactive farm festival set for Dobson park

Interactive farm festival set for Dobson park

DOBSON — From funnel cake to roasted corn, food is part of the fun at any festival.At the upcoming Celebrating Agriculture event, folks will hav...

September 8th, 2016 |  


New security system launching at East Surry

New security system launching at East Surry

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Now that students have had a few days to learn their way around campuses, Surry County Schools is ready to launch a new securit...

September 7th, 2016 |  


Horne Creek helps Africans grow apples

Horne Creek helps Africans grow apples

PINNACLE — Local tree cuttings have made their way to Africa to provide both a steady source of food and income to war-torn countries.The Southe...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Nice night, hot cars bring out a crowd

Nice night, hot cars bring out a crowd

The Hot Nights and Hot Cars summer cruise-in series returned to downtown Pilot Mountain on Saturday and, to the delight of organizers, was met with cl...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Surry County fair begins Saturday

Surry County fair begins Saturday

The feel of fall is in the air — which means the annual Surry County Agricultural Fair is not far behind.Once again the Ferris wheel will roll a...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

EAST BEND — On a lovely recent Sunday morning in Yadkin County, Captain Jack Ponticelli inflates a small helium balloon and releases it into the...

September 4th, 2016 |  


Athletes bring home bronze medal

Athletes bring home bronze medal

Sam Chamberlain was due to catch a pop fly.“We knew it was going to happen soon, we just didn’t know when,” said Frances Early, coac...

September 3rd, 2016 |  


Group rolling out vision for litter campaign

Group rolling out vision for litter campaign

DOBSON — A local anti-littering initiative will be multi-faceted, with Surry County set to spend $20,000 on the program.The second of what will ...

August 30th, 2016 |