SC grads step into their future

SC grads step into their future

There are many ways to refer to a high school graduation. To many, it’s considered the first day of the rest of their life.Those who spoke to th...

June 10th, 2016 updated: June 13th, 2016. |  


Fallen friends part of East graduation

Fallen friends part of East graduation

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Graduation is often a time of tears as students prepare to separate from long-time friends and parents see their children take ...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Middle school feeling the heat

Mount Airy Middle School is using a rented chiller to keep classrooms cool for the rest of the school year.City school officials knew that the regular...

June 10th, 2016 updated: June 10th, 2016. |  


School board juggles open job positions

DOBSON — Four schools in the Surry County district will have new leaders this fall after this week’s announcements.Cedar Ridge Elementary,...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Dr. Kim Morrison named Mount Airy school superintendent

Dr. Kim Morrison named Mount Airy school superintendent

The Mount Airy Board of Education decided to stay in-house with its selection for school superintendent.Dr. Kim Morrison, chief academic and innovatio...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Tharrington dedicates new court to Bobbitt

Tharrington dedicates new court to Bobbitt

Tharrington Primary School opened a new basketball surface for play this week.And the first person to make a basket on the new court was the son of th...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


Central ROTC goes to Copeland

Central ROTC goes to Copeland

Copeland Elementary students and staff celebrated Memorial Day with a visit from the Surry Central High School JROTC.Copeland’s fourth/fifth-gra...

May 30th, 2016 |  


North Surry students present creations

North Surry students present creations

Four groups of North Surry students showed off their team creations this week in a prep version of ABC’s Shark Tank.Members of the Project Lead ...

May 29th, 2016 |  


Four chosen for Governor’s School

Four chosen for Governor’s School

Four local rising seniors have been chosen to participate in Governor’s School of North Carolina.Two students from Mount Airy City Schools and t...

May 26th, 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...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Schools seeking federal P.E. funding

Mount Airy City Schools is partnering up with several local agencies and a neighboring school district in the hopes of securing a sizable grant for ph...

May 26th, 2016 updated: May 26th, 2016. |  


SCC honors new paramedic grads

SCC honors new paramedic grads

DOBSON — Sixteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Paramedic Program.Students enrolled in the Paramedic Program p...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Eight certified in sports medicine

Eight certified in sports medicine

DOBSON — Many local athletes are about to graduate from high school, but at Surry Community College, eight students have wrapped up their traini...

May 25th, 2016 |  


City schools receive academic honors

City schools receive academic honors

Mount Airy City Schools honored its middle school and high school this week for academic awards received.The middle school earned one championship cup...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayBeef Nachos OrHam & Turkey Sand...

May 22nd, 2016 updated: May 22nd, 2016. |  


County schools promote two to central office

County schools promote two to central office

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is promoting two school officials to the central office to replace retiring personnel.The county Board of Educatio...

May 19th, 2016 |  


City schools hire Cox as new Jones principal

City schools hire Cox as new Jones principal

Mount Airy City Schools is looking for a new superintendent, but it was another open position that was filled this week by the Board of Education.Inst...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Foundation honors education supporters

Foundation honors education supporters

DOBSON — School supporters were honored recently for all that they do for education in county schools.Surry Community College’s Viticultur...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Interact Club travels to West Virginia

Interact Club travels to West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Members of North Surry’s Interact Club traveled to West Virginia recently to give a presentation at a distr...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Byerly named principal of the year

Byerly named principal of the year

B.H. Tharrington’s Olivia Byerly has been named the principal of the year for Mount Airy City Schools.Mike Fenley, a field representative for U....

May 15th, 2016 |  


Summer arrives early at Playhouse

Summer arrives early at Playhouse

The Bard returns to the Andy Griffith Playhouse this weekend as Millennium Charter Academy presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nig...

May 13th, 2016 |  


School lunch menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayGarlic Cheese Bread w/ Marinara Sau...

May 7th, 2016 |  


School board attends national event

The Mount Airy Board of Education brought back some new ideas and concepts from a recent trip to Boston.Five of the seven board members made the trek ...

May 7th, 2016 |  


Students shine at science fair

Students shine at science fair

Surry County Schools recognized several students this week for their strong showing in a regional science and engineering fair recently.In November, n...

May 6th, 2016 |  


New city super sworn in

New city super sworn in

Judge Bud Oliver made an appearance at Tuesday’s meeting of the city Board of Education to swear in a new superintendent.Dr. Don Martin, a Tobac...

May 5th, 2016 |  


Schools award top volunteers

Schools award top volunteers

DOBSON — Surry County Schools honored 19 people this week as its 2015-16 volunteers of the year.Dr. Travis Reeves, school superintendent, named ...

April 30th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayBeef Nachos orHam & Turkey Sand...

April 30th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayCrunchy Hard Shell Taco OrMini Corn...

April 24th, 2016 |  


City schools to present office findings

Mount Airy City Schools will appear before the Surry County Board of Commissioners tonight to discuss budgetary needs for the coming 2016-17 fiscal ye...

April 21st, 2016 |  


School art contest draws 200

School art contest draws 200

DOBSON — Surry Community College had quite a draw to see a bunch of drawings this week.SCC hosted Surry County Schools’ ninth-annual Super...

April 17th, 2016 |  


Schools want plan for garage expansion

Schools want plan for garage expansion

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is looking to hire an architect to help provide a needed expansion to its bus garage.The school district has writt...

April 15th, 2016 |  


College sponsors ‘Sights, Sounds, Verse’ event

College sponsors ‘Sights, Sounds, Verse’ event

Music, Art and Poetry Featured During Surry Community College Event: “Sights, Sounds & Verse: Art of European Influence” on April 21Su...

April 13th, 2016 |  


State cuts county school funding as expected

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is losing $277,000 in state funding for the next fiscal year.Last month, Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent, warned...

April 6th, 2016 updated: April 7th, 2016. |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayCrunchy Hard Shell Taco OrMini Corn...

April 2nd, 2016 |  


Dropout numbers unchanged in local high schools

Dropout numbers unchanged in local high schools

High school dropout rates have remained virtually unchanged locally, according to new data released by the state.The N.C. Department of Public Instruc...

April 2nd, 2016 |  


Local schools could see state funding drop

DOBSON — Surry County Schools could possibly lose a quarter of a million dollars in state funding due to a reclassification of Surry County̵...

March 29th, 2016 |  


County schools discuss repair needs

County schools discuss repair needs

Surry County Schools kicked off its annual budget process with a workshop for the Board of Education Thursday.Robert Draughn, director of plant operat...

March 27th, 2016 |  


Sports needs addressed by school board

Sports needs addressed by school board

Tennis, track and field, baseball and football were the sports that came up last week’s budget workshop for Surry County Schools.The county Boar...

March 27th, 2016 |  


Half-million dollars needed in paving

Half-million dollars needed in paving

“Surry County has a lot of acreage of asphalt,” said Robert Draughn.The director of plant operations for Surry County Schools opened his r...

March 27th, 2016 |  


County schools to hold work session

DOBSON — The county school board has planned a special meeting on Thursday.The Surry County Schools Board of Education already held its regular ...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


City schools recognize groups

City schools recognize groups

The first hour of the Mount Airy Board of Education’s meeting this week consisted of honoring several students and personnel.Before the school b...

March 19th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Schools are closed for Good Friday.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMonday...

March 19th, 2016 |  


State DPI releases school crime report

The rate of crime on school grounds has gone up in the latest report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.Across North Carolina, reported ac...

March 18th, 2016 |  


City schools promote Dorsett to COO

City schools promote Dorsett to COO

Mount Airy City Schools has promoted a school principal to the new position of chief operations officer.Jason Dorsett will remain as principal of Jone...

March 16th, 2016 updated: March 16th, 2016. |  


School lunch menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayBeef Nachos orChicken Quesadilla Pi...

March 13th, 2016 |  


New projects approved by school board

New projects approved by school board

DOBSON — Surry County Schools approved three small projects this week that will give school kids more time outdoors.Two elementary schools will ...

March 10th, 2016 |  


County schools video wins state award

County schools video wins state award

DOBSON — A Surry County Schools official was honored Monday for winning a state award.Sonia Dickerson, director of communications, won first pla...

March 9th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayCrunchy Hard Shell Taco OrMini Corn...

March 6th, 2016 |  


Delayed school project wrapping up

Delayed school project wrapping up

After some trials and tribulations, Mount Airy High’s baseball field looks to be ready for games next week.The Granite Bears already moved a gam...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Two city school initiatives expanding

Two initiatives for Mount Airy City Schools are growing and thriving, according to updates from school officials.Dr. Kim Morrison, chief academic and ...

February 27th, 2016 |