Shoals students graduate from DARE program

Shoals students graduate from DARE program

SHOALS — Shoals Elementary School fifth-grade students recently participated in the 2017-2018 DARE graduation.The fifth-graders there have met w...

May 27th, 2018 |  


Birdhouses, terrariums and fairies on tap at Horne Creek

Birdhouses, terrariums and fairies on tap at Horne Creek

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in Pinnacle will be holding a variety of workshops in May, June, July, and August, for people of all ages to enjoy....

May 8th, 2018 |  


‘Toys for Tots’ challenge winners announced

‘Toys for Tots’ challenge winners announced

Surry County Marine Corps League Detachment 1322 presented a plaque of appreciation to Dale and Barbara Sechrist, former owners of Olympia Family Rest...

March 1st, 2018 |  


Northern Hospital CEO stepping down

Northern Hospital CEO stepping down

After nearly three years on the job, Northern Hospital of Surry County’s Ned Hill is leaving his post as president and CEO.Hill, who came to Nor...

January 16th, 2018 updated: January 16th, 2018. |  


Shoals students do well at science fair

Shoals students do well at science fair

Three Shoals Elementary Schools students did well during the recent county-wide science fair.Eli Hutchens, a third grader, received second place, and ...

December 26th, 2017 |  


The Academically or Intellectually Gifts class led by Cristi Arington recently took a trip to Mount Airy, where the students were able to help the Sur...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Elementary school holds DARE graduation

Elementary school holds DARE graduation

Early in the school year, Deputy Eric Latza from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office began the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The progra...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain fourth graders learn about sharks

Pilot Mountain fourth graders learn about sharks

Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently welcomed Nicole Warren from the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium to give a presentation at the school.Warren discu...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Kids can visit with Santa Friday

Kids can visit with Santa Friday

Surry Community College’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success will host Christmas at Santa’s Workshop on Friday, Dec...

December 13th, 2017 updated: December 13th, 2017. |  


Local church offering free gift wrapping

Jessup Grove Baptist Church will be seeking to spread some Christmas cheer on Saturday at the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center by offering a day o...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Westfield honor roll students named

Westfield Elementary School recently released its first quarter honor roll. Students make the list include:“A” Honor Roll students: Brycen...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Shoals Grow Strong Team runs 5K

Shoals Grow Strong Team runs 5K

The Shoals Elementary School Grow Strong team competed in the Fisher River 5K recently.The team had 30 runners that competed. Michael Fischer finished...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Each year Pilot Mountain Elementary holds a Pirate Food Drive to benefit the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center. Food donated to the Outreach Center benef...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Volunteers hand out food for Thanksgiving

Volunteers hand out food for Thanksgiving

Volunteers were up early last Thursday morning at the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center, handing out bags filled with everything necessary for a traditio...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Outreach Center hopes to help families

The hustle of the holidays is well underway at the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center as volunteers prepare to host the 15th annual Christmas project.This...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Pilot ready for Christmas season to begin

Downtown Pilot Mountain will officially launch the Christmas shopping season on Saturday as the Pilot Mountain Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Sechrist

PINNACLE — James Quentin Sechrist, Sr., age 82, of Pinnacle, died, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Woltz Hospice Home. He was born on Jan. 29, 1935,...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Ruritans to hold Angel Tree gathering

Ruritans to hold Angel Tree gathering

The Shoals Ruritan Club will host its 15th annual Shoals Community Angel Tree on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Shoals Ruritan Building, located at 3025 ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Guest speak talks skeleton system

Guest speak talks skeleton system

Fifth grade students at Pilot Mountain Elementary had a unique opportunity to listen to guest speaker talk about the human skeletal system.Since Septe...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Forty years later, still going strong

Forty years later, still going strong

Local cosmetologist and business owner Kathy George began a month-long celebration last week, recognizing the 40th anniversary of her local salon, The...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Red Ribbon Week marked at Shoals Elementary

Red Ribbon Week marked at Shoals Elementary

Students and staff at Shoals Elementary School recently showed their collective stand against drugs and bullying, with a theme each day of the week.Th...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Celebrating Principal Appreciation Month

Celebrating Principal Appreciation Month

Pilot Mountain Elementary School recently celebrated Principal Appreciation Month recently.“Students and staff joined together to thank Principa...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Pinnacle Lions holding stew fundraiser

The Pinnacle Lions Club will continue a fall tradition this Saturday from 5-7 p.m., hosting a community chicken stew in the Pinnacle Elementary School...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Westfield Community hosting fundraiser

WESTFIELD — The local group Families In Need will host an evening of food, fellowship, music and prizes beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday evening.The...

November 8th, 2017 |  


State park seeking Pilot Knob memories

Pilot Mountain State Park will host an interactive program entitled Treasures of the Mountain at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library from 1-3 p.m. o...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Flag retirement ceremony is Saturday

Flag retirement ceremony is Saturday

Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 will host the eleventh annual Veterans Day flag retirement ceremony on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.The ceremony is held ...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Rurtan club selling chicken stew Saturday

The Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club will be hosting its fall Chicken and Oyster Stew and Hot Dog Supper Saturday evening, bringing much of the surrounding...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain school notes Red Ribbon week

Pilot Mountain school notes Red Ribbon week

Pilot Mountain Elementary participated in Red Ribbon Week recently, an annual observance to raise awareness of drug and alcohol prevention.Students an...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Westfield Elementary bazaar is Saturday

The Westfield Elementary PTO will sponsor its second annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the school gymnasium, located at 27...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Trunk-or-Treat offers fun for all

Trunk-or-Treat offers fun for all

Local trick-or-treaters and their families have had plenty of free options this year as several area churches have provided trunk-or-treat activities ...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Shoals celebrates school lunch week

Shoals celebrates school lunch week

Shoals Elementary School recently celebrated national school lunch week. The celebration included decorations in the cafeteria and music during lunch....

October 24th, 2017 |  


Pinnacle bazaar set for Saturday

Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Pinnacle will continue a community tradition that is now well into its third decade this Saturday as members joi...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Armfied 5K offered fun challenge

Armfied 5K offered fun challenge

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 11th, 2017 |  


Cruisin’ even when it rains

Cruisin’ even when it rains

Downtown Pilot Mountain bid a festive farewell to summer on Saturday with its last Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-in of the year.An abundance of class...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Race cars a hit with fans

Race cars a hit with fans

Cruise-in weekend got off to early start last Friday as the sponsoring Mount Pilot Now group hosted its fourth annual Race Car Friday Night on Main.Th...

October 11th, 2017 |  


County honors Governor’s School students

County honors Governor’s School students

During a recently Surry County Schools Board of Education meeting the board recognized five students who attended Governor’s School.The Governor...

September 15th, 2017 |  


SCC holding taxidermy orientation

SCC holding taxidermy orientation

Surry Community College will be holding an orientation for its taxidermy classes on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 ...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Biles’ run at Olympic history ends with bronze on the beam

Biles’ run at Olympic history ends with bronze on the beam

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam — her firs...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

RIO DE JANEIRO — Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to ...

August 13th, 2016 |  


US ousted, Sweden wins 4-3 on penalties after 1-1 draw

US ousted, Sweden wins 4-3 on penalties after 1-1 draw

BRASILIA, Brazil — Taunted by local fans since the Olympics began and stinging from a surprising loss, Hope Solo called Sweden a “bunch of...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

RIO DE JANEIRO — Nothing is ever easy for the rival Koreas, even that most ubiquitous and usually innocent of Olympic interactions, the selfie.L...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

RIO DE JANEIRO — Green, not gold, was the color of the day at the Olympic diving venue.Sure, China won its third consecutive gold medal on Tuesd...

August 10th, 2016 |  


‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.It...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Swimming’s best sister act carries the Aussies to relay gold

Swimming’s best sister act carries the Aussies to relay gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Australia turned to the best sister act in swimming to hold off an American team anchored by Katie Ledecky.Give the gold to Cat...

August 7th, 2016 |  


US-Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

US-Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

RIO DE JANEIRO — Katie Ledecky is going for a sweep of the longer freestyle races at the Olympics, a feat unmatched since another American teena...

August 6th, 2016 |  


Rio delivers a simple, but spirited, Olympic welcome

Rio delivers a simple, but spirited, Olympic welcome

RIO DE JANEIRO — What it lacked in flash, Rio made up for with feeling.With a limited budget, the consequence of a biting recession that roiled ...

August 6th, 2016 |  


Brazil held to 0-0 draw by South Africa

Brazil held to 0-0 draw by South Africa

By Tales AzzoniAP Sports WriterBRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil started its quest for an Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer with a disappointing ...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Jessup

Ronnie Lee Jessup departed quietly and peacefully, Saturday, March 12th at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. In honor of Ronnie’s wishes, a pr...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


SCC volleyball tryouts postponed

SCC volleyball tryouts postponed

DOBSON —Due to the snowstorm that hit the region Saturday, the Surry Community College volleyball tryouts originally scheduled for Jan. 23 have ...

January 26th, 2016 |  


One dead following Pinnacle police stand off

An unidentified suspect is dead and another man is inthe hospital after an hours-long police stand off near a Pinnacle hair salon Friday evening.Major...

July 24th, 2015 updated: September 5th, 2015. |