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 |  


Stanleys celebrate 60 years

Stanleys celebrate 60 years

Charles and Shirley Stanley of Dobson, N.C., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Dec. 22. They were married on Dec. 22, 1956, at th...

December 24th, 2016 |  


Prologue to the Gospel of John: The Word became flesh

Prologue to the Gospel of John: The Word became flesh

But to those who did accept the WordHe gave power to be children of God,Who were born not from human stock or human desire or human willBut from God H...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


Whip it, whip it good

Whip it, whip it good

Dire predictions of a Christmas season of topless desserts have so far proven unfounded.The Washington Post reported Thursday on an industry-wide shor...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Support for domestic violence survivors

Support for domestic violence survivors

DOBSON — It began in October, at Surry Community College withone society’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month service project turned.That t...

December 21st, 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 |  


The holidays can be challenging

The holidays can be challenging

December swirls by with party after party after potluck dinner after family gathering in a whirlwind of sausage balls, cheese balls, bourbon balls and...

December 14th, 2016 |  


As always, Pilot parade delights

As always, Pilot parade delights

PILOT MOUNTAIN — While other parades may have gotten a little more fanfare, few kicked up more enthusiasm as the one held recently in Pilot Moun...

December 11th, 2016 |  


Prologue to the Gospel of John: John The Baptist

Prologue to the Gospel of John: John The Baptist

A man came, he was sent by God.His name was John.He came as a witness,to bear witness to the light,so that everyone might believethrough him.He was no...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Now bring us some figgy pudding

Now bring us some figgy pudding

“Now bring us some figgy pudding. And bring some right here.” The latter verses of “I wish you a Merry Christmas” are about al...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Moser, Danley to wed

Moser, Danley to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Kip and Kim Danley of Ararat, N.C., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Nicole Danley, to Aaron Taft Moser, ...

December 4th, 2016 |  


Prologue to the Gospel of John

Prologue to the Gospel of John

Advent Season is a time to prepare for the Coming of the Lord. During the first week we rekindle our desire for the second coming of Christ. Then we m...

December 2nd, 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 |  


Hospital Chili Cook-Off yields great recipes

Hospital Chili Cook-Off yields great recipes

It took two years, but this month Northern Hospital finally hosted its first Chili Cook-Off for employees.When all the votes were cast and tallied, Da...

November 29th, 2016 |  


He is my king

He is my king

One of the most famous kings in human history was born in 1341 BC in Egypt. He was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty and given the name Tutan...

November 25th, 2016 updated: November 25th, 2016. |  


Cookie Swap is sweet night at library

Cookie Swap is sweet night at library

A dozen people and a dozen plates of cookies made for a very sweet gathering at Mount Airy Public Library’s Cookie Swap on Nov. 14.The premise w...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Don’t rebel against God: reconcile with Him

Don’t rebel against God: reconcile with Him

Q: I’ve heard preachers say that when someone puts their faith in Jesus, then they become a child of God. But I’m not sure I agree with th...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


The Bible is God’s Word in language we can understand

The Bible is God’s Word in language we can understand

Q: My friend believes that the Bible was written in some kind of a secret code, and that it contains all kinds of hidden messages about the future. He...

November 19th, 2016 |  


The mystery of suffering

The mystery of suffering

A few years ago George Barna conducted a national survey where people were asked to respond to the following question: “If you could ask God one...

November 18th, 2016 updated: November 18th, 2016. |  


God knows, understands your limitations

God knows, understands your limitations

Q: I remember giving my life to Jesus in Sunday school when I was about 10 years old. I was sincere at the time, but eventually I drifted away from Go...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Remember, it’s never too late to turn to God

Remember, it’s never too late to turn to God

Q: I admit I’ve never had anything to do with God, but now I’m facing major surgery and I’m really scared. I know I’m not read...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Thanksgiving innovation can become tradition

Thanksgiving innovation can become tradition

Thanksgiving presents an intriguing conundrum for cooks across the country.It’s a holiday based almost entirely on food, but that food is so fir...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Surry diabetics get their own cookbook

Surry diabetics get their own cookbook

“Lose weight, exercise and don’t eat anything white,” the advice given to most diabetics, makes Paige Cartledge, RN-BSN, bristle as ...

November 8th, 2016 |  


It isn’t possible to be a ‘part-time Christian’

It isn’t possible to be a ‘part-time Christian’

Q: Do you think it’s possible to be a “semi-Christian” or a “part-time Christian”? Sometimes I think that’s what I...

November 4th, 2016 |  


Truth in a Wikipedia world

Truth in a Wikipedia world

“For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy t...

November 4th, 2016 updated: November 4th, 2016. |  


Has your dinner come unstuffed?

Has your dinner come unstuffed?

As a culinary technique, stuffing food with other food goes way back. Shrouded in the mists of time, not long after some caveman figured out that a de...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Local group goes to bat for Kenyan orphans

Local group goes to bat for Kenyan orphans

Winston-Salem is one of 12 U.S. cities that hosts the Amani Children’s Foundation. Their village market at 3279 Robinhood Road offers a wide sel...

October 30th, 2016 |  


My apologies to grandparents

My apologies to grandparents

I would like to offer a sincere apology to all you grandmothers, grandfathers, great-grandmothers, and great-grandfathers who, through the years, trie...

October 28th, 2016 |  


Candy corn; addictive, nasty, delicious

Candy corn; addictive, nasty, delicious

Candy corn is so misunderstood. Opinions range from “I looooove candy corn!” to “Absolute garbage. A disgrace to candy. Why does thi...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Camping a popular activity at Kerr Scott

Camping a popular activity at Kerr Scott

Editor’s Note: This is another in a continuing series of stories called “Find Your Park,” where we will highlight local, state and f...

October 24th, 2016 |  


Everyone should receive the blessing from their parents

Everyone should receive the blessing from their parents

Gary Smalley and John Trent wrote a powerful book a few years ago entitled, “The Blessing” which dealt with the importance of being blesse...

October 21st, 2016 |  


Winter squash, another reason to love fall

Winter squash, another reason to love fall

For folks who eat seasonally, the end of the tomato season is a sad, sad time of year. It signals a long wait for another garden-fresh tomato.Fortunat...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Center showcases music of the mountains

Center showcases music of the mountains

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of stories called “Find Your Park,” where we will highlight local, state and fede...

October 17th, 2016 |  


Chapman, Koubenec to wed

Chapman, Koubenec to wed

Abigail Eliza Koubenec and Michael Alexander Chapman, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is...

October 16th, 2016 |  


God’s wonderful book – the Holy Bible

God’s wonderful book – the Holy Bible

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the...

October 14th, 2016 |  


Michael James draws the schools

Michael James draws the schools

Michael James graduated from the Architecture School at Clemson University in 1993 but soon found that his real passion lay in drawing buildings rathe...

October 12th, 2016 |  


The evolution of tacos — Volume 1

The evolution of tacos — Volume 1

Most American cities, and Mount Airy is no exception, do not yet have a taco truck on every corner but that does not mean that tacos, and the interest...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Going the second mile

Going the second mile

“Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him (two)” Matthew 5:41.We’ve all used the term, “Go the second mile.”...

October 7th, 2016 |  


Expand your soup season repertoire

Expand your soup season repertoire

As the temperatures begin to drop and the days shorten, it can only mean one thing.Soup weather is almost upon us. The air already smells like fall an...

October 5th, 2016 |  


King, Kane engaged

King, Kane engaged

Christopher James King and Brittany Roberts Kane happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.Christopher is the son of James and Pamela Kin...

October 2nd, 2016 |  


Chocolate cake, the new breakfast of champions

Chocolate cake, the new breakfast of champions

It’s always fun when something that used to be bad for you suddenly isn’t any more.Earlier this year, pasta was promoted from naughty to n...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of stories called “Find Your Park,” where we will highlight local, state and fede...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Clifton and Josephine Coe mark 75 years

Clifton and Josephine Coe mark 75 years

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton and Josephine Coe of Ararat, NC, will be celebrating 75 years of marriage Sept. 27, 2016.They have five children; Roger and Judy ...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Gardner, Mayberry

Gardner, Mayberry

Cassie Elisabeth Gardner and Brooks Franklin Mayberry were united in marriage on September 10, 2016, at JOLO Winery and Vineyards in Pilot Mountain. D...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Let them eat internet cake

Let them eat internet cake

It’s a great time in the history of the world for recipe collectors. In the old days, you could get recipes from your Mom and other relatives an...

September 21st, 2016 |  


New River Trail State Park offers outdoor paradise in Virginia

New River Trail State Park offers outdoor paradise in Virginia

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of stories called “Find Your Park,” where we will highlight local, state and fede...

September 19th, 2016 |  


New church meeting at Creekside Sunday

New church meeting at Creekside Sunday

A new, contemporary church will be begin holding weekly services this week inside of Creekside Cinemas in Mount Airy.Thrive Community Church will hold...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Miss Daisy and a teachable moment

Miss Daisy and a teachable moment

Miss Daisy, Surry County’s 4-H cow, is much beloved by the children of the county.She’s getting on up there in age, as she has been around...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Showing off 101: French pastry

Showing off 101: French pastry

If you like to cook and do very much of it, you’re going to need a “company dessert” in your repertoire. Sooner or later, you’...

September 7th, 2016 |  


A crockpot’s not as good as a robot, but it’s close

A crockpot’s not as good as a robot, but it’s close

They say a watched pot never boils. But if you don’t watch it, it’s going to boil over. This very conundrum is why crockpots are as popula...

August 31st, 2016 |