Surry County Schools art contest winners

Surry County Schools art contest winners

Superintendent’s Art Contest Winner Taylor Cochran, a 10th grade student at Surry Central High School, is pictured with Superintendent Dr. Travi...

April 19th, 2017 |  


15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

15th annual Dobson Lions bass tournament

The Dobson Lions Club held its 15th-Annual Larry Wilmoth Memorial Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament on April 1 at Belews Lake (Pine Hill ramp entrance).Pr...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Town facing big sewer repair bill

Town facing big sewer repair bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A sewer line on Lola Lane was deemed by town officials to be in need of emergency repair, which is likely to cost the town near...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Central Continuing Care celebrates 25 years

Central Continuing Care celebrates 25 years

Central Continuing Care celebrated 25 years of long-term care service to the community recently. Bill Payne, along with his sons, Mark and David, buil...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

Residents of Pilot Mountain can expect to see an increase in their water bill

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Pilot Mountain will see their water and sewer bills rise by an average of 7 percent, mostly to pay for the cost of...

April 12th, 2017 |  


7th Annual Bizfest event a success

7th Annual Bizfest event a success

MOUNT AIRY — The seventh-annual Bizfest went off with out a hitch Thursday, according to organizers.On Thursday, 44 business vendors set up in t...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Pilot Mountain Circle K store

Police are on the search for two suspects after an armed robbery of the Pilot Mountain Circle K store

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Police are still on the look-out for the two men responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store last we...

April 3rd, 2017 updated: April 3rd, 2017. |  


Former resident inducted into UDC

Former resident inducted into UDC

Theresa Winesett Emery of Amelia Island, Florida,, formerly of Mount Airy, was recently inducted into the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) or...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Red Bank Ruritans host Zone Meeting

Red Bank Ruritans host Zone Meeting

The Red Bank Ruritan Club, Claudville, Virginia, hosted The Dan River District Ruritan’s Winter Zone Meeting on Feb. 21, beginning with a buffet...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Farm Bureau receives award

Farm Bureau receives award

Surry County Farm Bureau was presented the President’s Award for sales recognition. David Haynes, president of Surry County Farm Bureau, accepte...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Shoals PTO holds Valentine’s dance

Shoals PTO holds Valentine’s dance

The Shoals Elementary PTO sponsored its annual Valentine Dance on Saturday Feb. 11. Everyone came out dressed in their finest and danced the night awa...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

Pilot Mountain’s 36th Mayfest Festival is in the works

PILOT MOUNTAIN - The Pilot Mountain Civic Club has begun planning this year’s Mayfest festival and is accepting vendor applications.The three-da...

March 12th, 2017 |  


State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

State Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Surry County Schools

Surry County Schools impressed the state superintendent during a visit Friday.Mark Johnson had been eager to visit the district since winning his elec...

March 12th, 2017 |  


From Twelve Oaks, with love

From Twelve Oaks, with love

Love has been in the air, in the halls and on the hearts of residents at Twelve Oaks, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Mount Airy.Residents got int...

March 8th, 2017 |  


SCC Basic Law Enforcement graduates 20

SCC Basic Law Enforcement graduates 20

Twenty students graduated from Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program recently and passed the State Comprehensi...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Pilot to demolish home on Howard Street

Pilot to demolish home on Howard Street

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The town of Pilot Mountain will spend $9,800 to demolish a property on Howard Street.According to officials, Pilot has been try...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Shoals fourth grade visits Science Center

Shoals fourth grade visits Science Center

The Shoals fourth graders had a wonderful time visiting the Greensboro Science Center recently. Students had the opportunity to attend a class to lear...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


Garden Club hosts guests from Old Salem

Garden Club hosts guests from Old Salem

Members of the Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club were honored to have guests from Old Salem to present a program for their January meeting at the Wi...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Pilot event an alternative for singles

Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated by couples and often overlooked by those not in a relationship.Ideally, one participates in a date night...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Holly Springs Ruritans had busy 2016

Holly Springs Ruritans had busy 2016

Holly Springs Ruritan Club would like to inform the community of a few things that have been happening in the past year. We started having dances in M...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Hospital phone lines to be down

Northern Hospital of Surry County officials have said the regular phone system at the hospital will be out of service from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursda...

February 8th, 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 Pilot Mountain Board of...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


State law could cost local school jobs

Some school employees could lose their jobs if requirements for class size do not change before the 2017-18 school year.In 2015, the General Assembly ...

January 28th, 2017 |  


Local Trump enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the inaugural swearing-in of Donald Trump.

Local Trump enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the inaugural swearing-in of Donald Trump.

In lieu of the presidential inauguration, local officials gathered in town to celebrate the hope of making America great again.The party planning bega...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Surry Friends of Youth hold holiday party

Surry Friends of Youth hold holiday party

The Surry Friends of Youth’s Best Friends and Special Friends Programs recently enjoyed their fifth annual Holiday Bowling Party at Mount Airy L...

January 19th, 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 |  


Ruritans donate $500 to food pantry

Ruritans donate $500 to food pantry

President of the Copeland Ruritan Club, Wilma Simpson (left) and Treasurer, Denise Ward (right) present a $500 donation to the Foothills Food Pantry. ...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Copeland Ruritan Christmas party

Copeland Ruritan Christmas party

The Copeland Ruritan Club met Dec. 1 at the Ruritan Building to celebrate their annual Christmas party with a delicious dinner prepared by Wilma Simps...

January 5th, 2017 |  


Several churches to host a watch-night service on New Year’s Eve

Several local churches are offering a safe, family-friendly alternative for ringing in the New Year tonight.It’s what they call a New Year’...

December 30th, 2016 |  


Class has Christmas party

Class has Christmas party

The Rise N’ Shine Water Aerobics group from the Edward Armfield Civic Center in Pilot Mountain had its Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Moun...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Town has new emergency alert system

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A new alert system for emergencies is coming to town.After the water main break on U.S. 52 Bypass a year ago, town officials be...

December 28th, 2016 |  


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 |  


Author visits local schools

Author visits local schools

A nationally known author made three stops in Surry County Schools in the past week to visit students.North Carolina author Barbara O’Connor vis...

December 20th, 2016 |  


KZL, Piedmont help grieving family

KZL, Piedmont help grieving family

PINNACLE — It wasn’t quite Christmas Eve, but Santa’s elves were busy Friday morning loading up a home in Pinnacle for a family whos...

December 18th, 2016 |  


Bus seat belts getting thumbs up

Bus seat belts getting thumbs up

DOBSON — Early rollout of a school bus seat belt program has been light so far, but putting seat belts on school buses has been well received by...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Rogers Realty welcomes Santa to Open House

Rogers Realty welcomes Santa to Open House

Rogers Realty held its Christmas Open House on Nov. 28 from 2-4 p.m. Each agent decorated their own office to give the feeling of a winter wonderland....

December 14th, 2016 |  


East Surry band wins top honors

East Surry band wins top honors

GREENSBORO —East Surry’s Cardinal Flight marching band wrapped up the 2016 season by taking top honors in a competition at Northwest Guilf...

December 12th, 2016 |  


BHT earnsSignatureSchool award

BHT earnsSignatureSchool award

B.H. Tharrington Primary School was honored this week by the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium with a Signature School Award.This award is given to ...

December 10th, 2016 |  


County schools accepting project bids

County schools accepting project bids

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is receiving bids over the next couple of days for one of several construction/paving projects in the works.This w...

December 9th, 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 |  


Police reports

• A Greensboro man was arrested Monday after allegedly concealing $385 worth of merchandise at Walmart, according to Mount Airy Police Departmen...

November 4th, 2016 |  


Inman celebrates 103rd birthday

Inman celebrates 103rd birthday

For a person of 103 years old, Earl C. Inman is a very busy man.he celebrated his 103rd birthday on Oct. 18 at Dunmore Plantation in Dobson. His wife ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Whistler’s Cove celebrates fall

Whistler’s Cove celebrates fall

Residents of Whistler’s Cove Apartments recently celebrated fall with group pictures. Residents then enjoyed coffee and pastries in the communit...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Bannertown blood drive honors big donors

Bannertown blood drive honors big donors

Bannertown Baptist Church recently had a blood drive and several donors received pins. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Surry Cellars wins wine competition

Surry Cellars wins wine competition

Surry Cellars, the label for wine produced at Surry Community College, was recently awarded the title of Best Sparkling for its Lot 151 wine in the 20...

October 19th, 2016 |  


County Board honors retirees

County Board honors retirees

At the Oct. 3 meeting, the Surry County Board of Commissioners honored three recent county retirees.Johnny W. HiattJohnny W. Hiatt was employed from J...

October 19th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for Surry County Schools and Mount Airy City Schools.Early CollegeMondayACP (Arroz Con Pollo)Corn DogBlack Bean Salsa & T...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Bienniel Moore reunion held in Winston-Salem

Bienniel Moore reunion held in Winston-Salem

Descendants of Willis and Ellen Moore celebrated their 19th biennial family reunion at the Hawthorne Inn in Winston–Salem July 1-3.Family patria...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Carolyn Nichols

Carolyn Nichols

Mrs. Carolyn Elizabeth Norman Nichols, age 70, of Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Nichols was bo...

September 16th, 2016 |  


SCC library receives grant

The Surry Community College Library recently received a grant from the State Library of North Carolina that will capture and preserve Surry County his...

August 25th, 2016 |