Coming home

Coming home

After spending more than 30 years in an airport hangar in Pikeville a rare piece of Pilot Mountain history has finally made its way back to the area a...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Shag classes in full swing at The Pilot Center

Shag classes in full swing at The Pilot Center

Pat Adkins isn’t called “the Energizer bunny” for nothing, often teaching up to 15 dance classes per week and now she has shifted he...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Arts, books and sports come together

Arts, books and sports come together

Whoever said that arts, books and sports can’t go together certainly was not thinking of the summer reading program at the Charles H. Stone Memo...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Judge needs more info to ok teen death settlement

Judge needs more info to ok teen death settlement

DOBSON — On Monday, a Superior Court judge withheld approval of an insurance settlement for the family of two young sisters killed in a November...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Motorcycle wreck claims Pilot Mountain man

Motorcycle wreck claims Pilot Mountain man

One man is dead, and a woman was transported in critical condition after two unrelated traffic accidents Thursday night.Alfred Lee Ladd, 62, of Ararat...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Potter gears up for Ms. Veteran America finals

Potter gears up for Ms. Veteran America finals

After having competed in the Ms. Veteran America semi-finals this spring, a Pilot Mountain native is preparing to compete in the finals on Oct. 8 and ...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Community turns out for Westfield Ruritan event

Community turns out for Westfield Ruritan event

The community joined together last Saturday evening at the South Westfield Community Building, enjoying a shared evening of food and fellowship hosted...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Kids have fun, learn skills at camp

Kids have fun, learn skills at camp

DOBSON — Another season of summer camp is rolling at Surry County Parks and Recreation.The six-week camp for children in grades 1 through 8 bega...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Therapy dogs teach reading and agility

Therapy dogs teach reading and agility

PILOT MOUNTAIN — At the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library, the “dog days” of summer have already started.Some kids might not be over...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Commissioners address minimum water billing

Commissioners address minimum water billing

Pilot Mountain commissioners opted not to take any action Monday night on a proposal that would allow for reduced utility bills on accounts temporaril...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Orderly march held in Pilot Mountain

Orderly march held in Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — In the same week when violence gripped parts of the nation, the pro-Confederate group Southern Cross held a peaceful march and ...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Pilot cruise-in held Saturday

Pilot cruise-in held Saturday

Lisa and Troy Hoffman, of Archdale, were among the many classic car owners who got busy swabbing the water off their classic vehicle after a brief rai...

July 6th, 2016 |  


South Westfield Community Day is Saturday

The South Westfield Ruritan Club will host its annual Community Day on Saturday afternoon from 5-8 p.m. at the South Westfield Community Building on C...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Rain does little to dampen Fourth celebration

Rain does little to dampen Fourth celebration

A rainy morning could do little to dampen the holiday enthusiasm of the Ararat community as residents gathered for the annual Independence Day parade ...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Pilot water system shut down by main line break

Pilot Mountain businesses and residents may find water in short supply today.According to town officials, a main water line from the Pilot Mountain wa...

July 3rd, 2016 |  


July 4 parade returns to Siloam

July 4 parade returns to Siloam

The Siloam community will come together for a festive old-time celebration on Monday morning as residents continue a valued tradition of gathering for...

June 29th, 2016 |  


July 4 activities set

July 4 activities set

In addition to the Independence Day festivities planned for Siloam and Ararat, other local communities will be marking the day as well. It’s eas...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Three fire districts to see tax hike

Three fire districts to see tax hike

DOBSON — Surry County’s next operating budget will grow by less than 1 percent, but some residents will see their tax burdens increase as ...

June 28th, 2016 |  


County will fund DAV van

County will fund DAV van

DOBSON — After much debate and a failed motion, a local veterans group will get the help for which it has asked.Included in the consent agenda a...

June 27th, 2016 |  


“Honey-oil” drug lab suspects sought

“Honey-oil” drug lab suspects sought

DOBSON — Two Pilot Mountain residents are wanted in connection with a marijuana growing and “butane honey oil” operation, the first ...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Siloam churns out trio of leaders

Siloam churns out trio of leaders

While only a small number of scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout, three recent graduates who have done so all hail from the same small corner of Sur...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Meadowview unveils new solar panel

Meadowview unveils new solar panel

Local school officials gathered at Meadowview Magnet Middle School recently for the unveiling of a solar panel array thanks to donations from two enti...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Shoals July 4 parade coming soon

Shoals July 4 parade coming soon

The Shoals Ruritan Club will be focusing on traditional favorite activities this year at its annual Fourth of July parade and community gathering, wit...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Shoals Elementary holds Memorial Day service

Shoals Elementary holds Memorial Day service

Shoals Elementary School was decked out in red, white and blue for the Memorial Day Assembly.East Surry High School allowed its color guard to do the ...

June 21st, 2016 |  


County schools honor retiring employees

County schools honor retiring employees

DOBSON — Longtime teacher and football coach David Diamont was among the 46 employees honored with a retirement dinner at a local restaurant rec...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Healthy eating course on tap

Healthy eating course on tap

Members of the Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club are helping to promote and will be taking part in an upcoming Eating Well weight loss program in the ...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Tractor-trailer overturns at Pilot

Tractor-trailer overturns at Pilot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A tractor-trailer hauling rock products overturned at Pilot Mountain Tuesday morning, but the driver escaped injury.The inciden...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Board passes $2.4 million budget

Board passes $2.4 million budget

The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners passed a $2.4 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year in a 3-1 vote Monday night, a spending measure tha...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Golf tourney to honor Edwards

Golf tourney to honor Edwards

Local golfers are invited to sign up for a day on the links this Saturday as Hemlock Golf Course hosts the Gage Edwards Golf Tournament Memorial Fundr...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Kids experience farm life at Horne Creek event

Kids experience farm life at Horne Creek event

PINNACLE — Temperatures reaching the mid-90s on Saturday may have scared off a few from Horne Creek Living Historical Farm’s annual “...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Ladies Night Out set for June 23

Ladies Night Out set for June 23

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Ladies Night Out, a unique downtown event here, continues to gain popularity among both customers and local business owners....

June 13th, 2016 updated: June 14th, 2016. |  


State makes online payments available to probationers

A new online payment system for probation-related costs was launched statewide last week by the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts.Probationers ...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Yard sale supports Cub Scouts, other groups

Yard sale supports Cub Scouts, other groups

SILOAM — Local residents flocked to a seven-mile stretch of road Friday for what is a decades-long annual tradition.Yard sales littered the lawn...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Music celebrates centennial at state park

Music celebrates centennial at state park

PILOT MOUNTAIN — One type of music from the area’s past ushered in a centennial celebration at Pilot Mountain State Park Saturday, and ano...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Proposed county budget grows

Proposed county budget grows

DOBSON — The county’s tax rate will remain the same if commissioners approve the county manager’s recommended budget in its current ...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Pilot Mountain teen takes 30-foot tumble

Pilot Mountain teen takes 30-foot tumble

A Pilot Mountain teen took a long fall in downtown Elkin over the weekend and was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for his injuries.K...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Armfield Foundation awards scholarships

Armfield Foundation awards scholarships

DOBSON — The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation presented scholarships to more than 50 Surry County students in a ceremony held recently at Surry...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Superior Court briefs

Superior Court briefs

DOBSON — An Ararat man currently incarcerated for a felony breaking-and-entering conviction will begin supervised probation upon his release aft...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Memorial Day event set in Rockford

Memorial Day event set in Rockford

A longtime holiday tradition will continue Saturday when the historic village of Rockford hosts a program in honor of Memorial Day.“This is the ...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Housing applications reopened by Fuller Center

Housing applications reopened by Fuller Center

The Surry/Stokes Fuller Center for Housing is reopening the process of selecting a local family to receive an interest-free mortgage for a “recl...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Postal workers collect food

Postal workers collect food

Six area post offices combined to collect more than 11,000 pounds of non-perishable food earlier this month, food that will be used to benefit multipl...

May 17th, 2016 updated: May 17th, 2016. |  


Shoals Elementary holds Muffins for Moms

Shoals Elementary holds Muffins for Moms

The kindergarten classes at Shoals Elementary School recently honored area moms for Mother’s Day, with a special Muffins For Moms day at the sch...

May 17th, 2016 |  


Vietnam vets ride for traveling wall

Vietnam vets ride for traveling wall

Vietnam veterans hit the streets on motorcycles, cars, trucks and trikes, taking part in a poker run in hopes of raising funds for the traveling Vietn...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Man imprisoned for sex offenses

Man imprisoned for sex offenses

DOBSON — A Pilot Mountain man, who was already a registered sex offender, was ordered to serve six to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty t...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Shoals students shoot selfies

Shoals students shoot selfies

April was Prevent Child Abuse Month. Shoals Elementary School students, teachers and staff did several activities in support of Prevent Child Abuse mo...

May 12th, 2016 updated: May 12th, 2016. |  


Despite rain, wind, Mayfest a success

Despite rain, wind, Mayfest a success

As is so often the case, the weather seemed to tell the story of last weekend’s 35th annual Mayfest celebration.Friday’s rainy weather and...

May 10th, 2016 |  


Mail carriers collecting for needy

Many local letter carriers will be doing double duty at area mailboxes this Saturday, collecting both the usual supply of mail along with donations of...

May 10th, 2016 |  


Sock Hop offers high-energy fun

Sock Hop offers high-energy fun

The atmosphere was nostalgically festive Saturday night as New Kingdom Ministries hosted a 50s-style sock hop in the First United Methodist Church Fam...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Local linemen compete in rodeo

Local linemen compete in rodeo

Most folks are taught to steer clear of power lines, but line technicians do the opposite, handling heights and high voltages daily to maintain a comm...

May 3rd, 2016 |  


ROTC takes part in national celebration

ROTC takes part in national celebration

The East Surry High School JROTC joined with schools across the nation and beyond on Saturday in celebration of the JROTC program.Cadets hosted the lo...

April 27th, 2016 |