100 Years Young

A lot has changed in the past century. World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the rise of Communism, the March on Washington, the Vietnam War, […]

Local Features

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of stories called “Find Your Park,” where we will highlight local, state and federal parks within this region of North Carolina and nearby Virginia communities. Though […]


Holiday job outlook

Recently, Wal-Mart said it would be hiring 2.0000 seasonal workers for their North Carolina stores to meet expected holiday demand — though the retailer was not able to say where those extra workers will be […]


Pilot students trick or treat

Pilot Elementary School Kindergarten students visit downtown businesses and Trick or Treat, Friday morning. Students and parents line up to walk downtown Pilot Mountain Friday morning. https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0162.jpgStudents and parents line up to walk downtown Pilot […]


County schools unveil plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — “Lighting Pathways to Global Success” is the theme of the Surry County Schools’ (SCS) 2015-2018 strategic plan, unveiled last week at a community meeting. The initial meeting took place at Pilot Mountain […]


County dodges a bullet

Despite forecasts that had local officials fearful, Surry County escaped major flooding and storm damage, according to John Shelton, emergency services director. Saturday, first responders mostly dealt with trees that had fallen across the county. […]