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 |  


Fairytale Festival debuts at library

Fairytale Festival debuts at library

Mount Airy Library is kicking off Children’s Book Week, April 30–May 4, with a Fairytale Festival Saturday on the lawn between Main Street...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Fishing event is revamped, expanded

Fishing event is revamped, expanded

An area child advocacy agency is at the center of change as it debuts a new name and takes over and expands a beloved annual event.Surry SCAN (Stop Ch...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following incident reports:• Walter Michael Gilley II, of Town Lane, rep...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Math team competes in Georgia

Math team competes in Georgia

Eight members of the Surry Community College Math Club recently competed in the 24th Annual Math Tournament hosted by the University of North Georgia ...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Students visit UN, other New York sites

Students visit UN, other New York sites

Four Mount Airy High students recently competed in the Oscar Merritt/United Nations Essay Contest, which included a full expense paid trip to New York...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Walking down memory lane

Walking down memory lane

While there might still be a few weeks of school left, that hasn’t stopped Mount Airy High School’s seniors from perhaps getting a little ...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


MAD Dash 5K is Saturday

MAD Dash 5K is Saturday

The sixth annual MAD Dash 5K and Fun Run sponsored by the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28at Surry Cen...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Dobson ‘transformed’ by Spring Folly

Dobson ‘transformed’ by Spring Folly

DOBSON — As the Surry County seat, Dobson is visited by average citizens on weekdays for court sessions and to pay taxes, while others might wor...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


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 |  


SCC horticulture sale begins Monday

SCC horticulture sale begins Monday

Members of the Horticulture Club at Surry Community College will hold a Spring Plant Sale Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 in the greenhouse ...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Jessica Marie Bullins, ag...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Booksmarts

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:The Cutting Edge by Jeffrey Deaver, f...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Autism walk raises funds, awareness

Autism walk raises funds, awareness

The numbers are staggering, including one of every 59 children born having some form of autism — but fortunately, efforts to combat the problem ...

April 21st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Lynn Michael Floyd, 29, of Westfield Road, Mo...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Insurance course set at SCC

Surry Community College’s Property and Casualty Insurance Pre-Licensing course, in cooperation with the Independent Insurance Agents of North Ca...

April 21st, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Robert Kenneth Sturges, 30, of Preston Lane, ...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Local runners complete Boston Marathon

Local runners complete Boston Marathon

Four local runners competed in the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday in the worst weather conditions in the history of the race.Of the 45...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Board haggles over ‘continuing’ Barter costs

Board haggles over ‘continuing’ Barter costs

A Barter Theatre expansion in Mount Airy hasn’t gotten off the ground, or even been approved by state regulators, but plenty of drama is surroun...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Assault defendant arrested again

Assault defendant arrested again

DOBSON — A Mount Airy man accused last year of attempted murder was picked up Monday for missing a court appearance that morning.Daniel Carlos M...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Co-op loan for fire truck questioned

Co-op loan for fire truck questioned

DOBSON — An anonymous letter circulating in the area is criticizing a Dobson-based electrical supplier for giving money to Mount Airy for a new ...

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 |  


Homeless shelter expansion supported

Homeless shelter expansion supported

No opposition was voiced Thursday night for proposed rezoning that would allow an expansion of an entity in Mount Airy which serves the growing homele...

April 19th, 2018 |  


‘Not a church play’ at Dobson church

‘Not a church play’ at Dobson church

DOBSON — Salem Baptist Church will present expanded encore performances this weekend of a play that enjoyed a successful run there last year....

April 19th, 2018 |  


NAACP holding candidate ‘meet and greet’

The local chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” event at Jones Resource Center on Saturday, according to Faye Carter,...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• A resident of 107 Wild Horse Trail is accused of leading officers on a chase, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Lucio Luna Ga...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Dobson hosts 7th Spring Folly

Dobson hosts 7th Spring Folly

DOBSON — Dobson is gearing up for its Seventh-Annual Spring Folly scheduled for Friday and Saturday.“The weather is looking wonderful,R...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Mount Airy Police Reports

• A credit card skimmer has been detected at a local business, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The skimmer, a small electroni...

April 19th, 2018 |  


City schools plan 2018-19 budget

City schools plan 2018-19 budget

Mount Airy City Schools is seeking an extra $57,000 in annual funding from the county as well as a big increase in capital outlay.At Tuesday’s r...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Weird weather pattern continues locally

A topsy-turvy, up and down, hot-cold — and downright weird — weather pattern this year in Mount Airy is continuing, according to the lates...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Scouts place time capsule downtown

Scouts place time capsule downtown

It’s not every day that a time capsule is placed, and Mount Airy made the most of such an occasion during a downtown ceremony.About 80 people cr...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Students get hands-on with calculus

Students get hands-on with calculus

A group of five East Surry High School students are taking an interactive Calculus III class as a part of their dual enrollment studies at Surry Commu...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Senior health fair to highlight drug issue

Senior health fair to highlight drug issue

A health fair Friday in Mount Airy will be geared toward older local residents, while also focusing on a problem plaguing society as a whole: the abus...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Police reports

• City property was damaged earlier this week during a break-in at Westwood Park, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The crime, ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Gym talk dominates board meeting

Gym talk dominates board meeting

ELKIN — Putting in a new gym and renovating another will cost Surry County more than $9 million.The county Board of Commissioners already had gi...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Photo contest winners named

Photo contest winners named

The lower level of the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain was filled with talented photographers, families and friends last week as a...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Hearings at hand on homeless shelter, codes

Hearings at hand on homeless shelter, codes

Two public hearings are scheduled Thursday night in Mount Airy, both related to housing but in entirely different ways.While one issue concerns those ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts New Members

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Surry Community College held its annual induction ceremony for 20 new members f...

April 17th, 2018 |  


SCC to offer digital storytelling class

SCC to offer digital storytelling class

Surry Community College will be taking part in a first at the college campus later this spring.The school will be offering a new digital storytelling,...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Thousands expected for autism walk

Thousands expected for autism walk

At a time when a child is diagnosed with autism on average every 20 minutes, local residents aren’t taking this lying down but preparing to hit ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Flat Rock students visit Charlotte museum

Flat Rock students visit Charlotte museum

Fifth grade students at Flat Rock Elementary School recently visited the Discovery Place Science in Charlotte.The students, members of Pedro Caro and ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Early voting begins Thursday

Early voting begins Thursday

DOBSON — Surry County residents wanting to get an early start in making their choices for the May 8 primary election can do so beginning Thursda...

April 16th, 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 |  


Llamas a hit at Canine Carnival

Llamas a hit at Canine Carnival

Millennium Charter Academy’s Junior Humane Society held a Canine Carnival on Saturday, which apparently was a hit — except for the high wi...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Flat Rock announces honor roll

Flat Rock Elementary School recently announced its most recent honor roll. Those making the grade were:A Honor RollFifth grade: Cheyenne AlligoodFourt...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Hospice holding fundraiser

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is now selling raffle tickets for its sixth-annual Days of Giving fundraiser. The raffle is designed to ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:• Amanda Golding Barneycastle, 26, Gilmer Mille...

April 15th, 2018 |