NEWS


County schools name art winners

County schools name art winners

More than 300 people turned out for the Surry County School system’s eleventh Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest.Hundreds of students fro...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Local theater makes top-10 historic list

Local theater makes top-10 historic list

A Depression-era movie house in Mount Airy has made a top-10 list of the best historic theaters in North Carolina.The Earle Theatre was tapped for tha...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Vintage mart fills Pilot

Vintage mart fills Pilot

Main Street in Pilot Mountain was closed to traffic throughout the day Saturday, making way for the steady stream of shoppers and spectators that fill...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Town board envisions the future

Town board envisions the future

At Pilot Mountain’s annual planning retreat at the Pilot Center on Thursday, town commissioners, the mayor and town staff met with facilitators ...

April 24th, 2018 |  


North Surry JROTC holds ball

North Surry JROTC holds ball

The North Surry High School AFJROTC held its military ball recently, with 42 cadets, their dates, and several guests attending the event at the Barn a...

April 24th, 2018 |  


History Day winners

History Day winners

DOBSON — A number of students from Surry County and elsewhere in this region of North Carolina are heading to a statewide National History Day c...

April 24th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Surry Starfish win 49 medals
Bears’ Bray aiming for NW1A title

Bears’ Bray aiming for NW1A title

Weather permitting, the top tennis players in the Northwest 1A Conference will finally have the chance to compete for league honors and a berth in the...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Sports Hall inducts Class of ‘18

Mount Airy Sports Hall inducts Class of ‘18

After a one-year hiatus from inducting new members, the Greater Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame welcomed three new individual members, inducted a forme...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


East Surry gridder Vass signs with Ferrum

East Surry gridder Vass signs with Ferrum

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Many people were predicting hard times for East Surry football after the team lost more than 20 seniors off a record-setting 20...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


North’s Rodriguez headed for Catawba

North’s Rodriguez headed for Catawba

“Nic’s one of those kids that we never had a doubt that he was going to live, eat, sleep, and breathe football.”North Surry defensiv...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Bears’ hoops legend headed for Hall of Fame

Bears’ hoops legend headed for Hall of Fame

Basketball teams these days celebrate win streaks of five, 10, or maybe even 15 games. This is child’s play to former Mount Airy standout Jim Se...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Wingate’s forecast calls for Snow

Wingate’s forecast calls for Snow

Like a number of other senior student-athletes from the area this year, Jo Snow had her choice of what sport she wanted to play in college. But in her...

April 21st, 2018 |  


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LIFE


VOCE spring concert is April 30

Members of the choral ensemble VOCE are fine tuning the music they are planning to perform in the group’s upcoming spring concert, slated for Ap...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


The Lord our healer

The Lord our healer

Psalm 103:2-4 is an instruction to the believer, saying “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniqu...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Kung Pao, not just chicken anymore

Kung Pao, not just chicken anymore

For a lot of people, Kung Pao Chicken is a gateway drug to the Szechuan section of a Chinese take-out menu, an initial first dance with the alluring, ...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Pottery expert offers two-day workshop at SCC

Pottery expert offers two-day workshop at SCC

Internationally-known potter Susan Filley will visit Surry Community College’s campus for a free, two-day workshop.Pottery fanatics are invited ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Simmons celebrate 75th anniversary

Simmons celebrate 75th anniversary

Lester and Wilma Flippin Simmons of Della Lane, Pilot Mountain, recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 10, 194...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Submissions to the church calendar should be sent to robertheath@championcarolinas.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the ...

April 12th, 2018 |  


OPINION


3:19 pm |    
Putting the freeze on cold hard cash

Putting the freeze on cold hard cash

We’ve all been there. Waiting in line at a convenience store or supermarket while someone ahead of us is making a purchase using a credit or deb...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Special Olympics are indeed special

Special Olympics are indeed special

Surry Special Olympics is an extraordinary thing. I’d never seen it live before covering this year’s spring games this past Friday, and I ...

April 20th, 2018 |  


The Lord our healer

The Lord our healer

Psalm 103:2-4 is an instruction to the believer, saying “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniqu...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Mark Earth Day with move to vegeterian diet

Dear Editor,April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption...

April 19th, 2018 |  


It’s hard to find facts in HR record

It’s hard to find facts in HR record

In grade school my favorite sport was baseball. I had dreams of growing into a tall, powerful pitcher.That never happened.In middle school I started t...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Taxes funding a Southern invasion?

To the Editor,I once thought that legislation was intended to promote constituents’ best interests. But sometimes politicians make laws on their...

April 19th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Surrey Bancorp earnings up in 2016

Surrey Bancorp, the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, today reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016 were up roughly 12 percent ove...

February 24th, 2017 |  


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 |  


AES named great workplace

AES named great workplace

A local company which started in a wooden shed is now a Great Place to Work.In late October, Advanced Electronics Services Inc. earned a Great Place t...

November 6th, 2016 |  


Surrey Bancorp reports 33 percent rise in net income

Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, recently reported earnings for the second quarter had jumped a th...

July 31st, 2016 |  


First Community sees income growth, declares dividend

First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) recently reported net income that had grown more than 9 percent for the second quarter and first six mon...

July 31st, 2016 |  


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