Student essayists to visit New York

Four local high school essayists will be traveling to New York in March to take part in a United Nations tour and part of a round-table discussion as ...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Making science fun

Making science fun

Jones Intermediate School recently hosted its first STEAM Showcase.STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mat...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Surry Cellars earns three awards

Surry Cellars earns three awards

Surry Cellars, the label for wine produced through Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program, was awarded three titles in the N....

February 20th, 2018 |  


Free pantry aims to help SCC students

Free pantry aims to help SCC students

The Little Free Pantry of Surry Community College is a small space that some hope will make a big impact to alleviate food insecurity for students on ...

February 19th, 2018 |  


SCC Machining Technology receives $3,000 grant

SCC Machining Technology receives $3,000 grant

Surry Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program recently received a $3,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.Haas is the found...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Cedar Ridge does well in math contest

Cedar Ridge does well in math contest

Melissa Sanders’ third, fourth and fifth grade AIG classes at Cedar Ridge Elementary came in first place in SumDog’s Northwest North Carol...

February 12th, 2018 |  


North Surry cadets earn scholarships

North Surry cadets earn scholarships

Cadets Reid and Quinn Walker from North Surry High School Air Force JROTC have received a scholarship to participate in a private pilot license traini...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Science fair winners present projects

Science fair winners present projects

The Surry County School System recently held the first of what officials there hope will become an annual Science Fair Showcase. The event, held at Th...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Dobson Elementary holds blood drive

Dobson Elementary holds blood drive

The Dobson Elementary Student Council recently sponsored a blood drive, working with the American Red Cross to set up and operate the event. “We...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Students honored by DAR

Students honored by DAR

The Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a tea at Parkwood Assisted Living in Elkin recently to honor the good citiz...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Carroll County spelling bee champ crowned

Carroll County spelling bee champ crowned

St. Paul Elementary School in Cana, Virginia, recently hosted students in grades four through eight who represented their home schools from all over t...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Gentry student read books with messages

Gentry student read books with messages

GMS Students Read Books that Come With a MessageEach Friday, the student body of Gentry Middle School reads a book together, one that comes with a mes...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Dickerson, county schools recognized

Dickerson, county schools recognized

A Surry County Schools official was among public relations professionals recently honored during the annual Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communica...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Schools receive CTE grants

Mount Airy City Schools recently announced the system has been awarded a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Grade Expansion Grant for approximately ...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Area teachers attend training

Several area educators attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in profession...

January 29th, 2018 |  


City students holding Houston benefit Tuesday night

On Tuesday Jones Intermediate School will host what it has labeled the STEAM Showcase.STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, enginee...

January 28th, 2018 |  


Pilot student named to Dean’s List

Kimberly Lawson, of Pilot Mountain, was named to the UNC Asheville’s fall Dean’s List. In order to be name to the list, a student must be ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Three cadets honored at East Surry

Three cadets honored at East Surry

A trio of students from the East Surry High School JROTC program has been honored for their performance after a competition for the Cadet of the Semes...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Nurse aide students mark completion of classes

Nurse aide students mark completion of classes

DOBSON — Surry Community College Nurse Aide recently completed their coursesSCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification courses throughou...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Students, parents build gingerbread houses

Students, parents build gingerbread houses

B.H. Tharrington’s Pre-Kindergarten students and their families enjoyed the festive holiday tradition of decorating gingerbread houses recently....

December 25th, 2017 |  


Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

Civil litigation class holds mock jury trial

The classroom transformed into a courtroom for students enrolled in LEX 141: Civil Litigation II at Surry Community College as those studying paralega...

December 25th, 2017 |  


Taxidermy orientations set in January

Taxidermy orientations set in January

DOBSON — Anyone interested in learning more about the Taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College will have an opportunity to do just t...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Surry business students donate to Shepherd’s House

Surry business students donate to Shepherd’s House

DOBSON — Surry Community College students enrolled in Dr. Dawn Worley’s BUS 110: Introduction to Business class recently participated in a...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Yoga, dance, music classes offered

As the new year comes in, Surry Community College will be offering a host of wellness, dance, and music classes beginning in January.Yoga classes will...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry students

Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry students

DOBSON — Hannah Nicholes, a staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, recently visited Surry Community College’s LEX 240: Family Law ...

December 18th, 2017 |  


Rotarians read to Flat Rock students

Rotarians read to Flat Rock students

Each quarter, kindergarten students at Flat Rock Elementary School get a chance to sit in and hear a few of their favorite books read to them.ThatR...

December 18th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy students make their own museum

Mount Airy students make their own museum

Because the relevant facts of long-past history rarely change over time, teachers and educators often struggle to find different, new ways to impart t...

December 16th, 2017 |  


Elementary school holds DARE graduation

Elementary school holds DARE graduation

Early in the school year, Deputy Eric Latza from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office began the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The progra...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Nurse Aide students celebrate completion of classes

Nurse Aide students celebrate completion of classes

DOBSON — Surry Community College Nurse Aide students recently completed several classes. SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification cour...

December 14th, 2017 |  


SCC pottery students to sell their wares

SCC pottery students to sell their wares

The Surry Community College Clay Club is holding a pottery sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11 and 12.The sale is open to the publi...

December 9th, 2017 |  


School board discusses class rankings

School board discusses class rankings

Almost three years ago the state made changes to its high school grading system, and the new way has caused some unforeseen issues in class ranking.In...

November 11th, 2017 |  


School board recognizes excellence

School board recognizes excellence

DOBSON — Two North Surry students have been nominated for a national academic honor for excellence in career and technical education.The Surry C...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Grant giving students career education

Grant giving students career education

DOBSON — A grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation is helping Surry County Schools prepare kids for the workplace.Crystal Folger-Hawks appeared be...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Goins named to MAMS assistant role

Goins named to MAMS assistant role

A high school teacher and basketball coach is moving to a middle school for an administrative position, effective immediately.“We are excited to...

August 17th, 2017 |  


MACS survey reveals student opinions

Mount Airy High School students overwhelmingly stated that they felt their teachers respected them and that doing well in school was important to them...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Surry graduates 13th class of truck drivers

Surry graduates 13th class of truck drivers

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 13th graduation ceremony on June 9 at The Yadkin Center, Yadkinville. One...

June 26th, 2017 |  


A fond farewell

A fond farewell

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lorrie Sawyers couldn’t help but wipe away a few tears.The East Surry High School principal is accustomed to bidding grad...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Foundation awards education grants

Foundation awards education grants

DOBSON — Eleven teachers in the county district received grants this week from the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation.The foundation re...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


23 graduate from SCC paramedic course

23 graduate from SCC paramedic course

DOBSON — Twenty-three students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Paramedic Program, which follows the National EMS Educati...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


City schools hire Niston for Tharrington

City schools hire Niston for Tharrington

Mount Airy City Schools is bringing back a familiar face to fill a void at Tharrington Primary School.Long-time Tharrington teacher Emily Niston is re...

May 20th, 2017 |  


HB 13 not the relief expected

Schools officials got what they wanted this week when House Bill 13 passed the state Senate.Sort of.City and county school districts have had their fi...

April 29th, 2017 |  


MACS being honored in DC in June

Three middle schools across the state have earned a national recognition, one that a local school has received for the second time.The National Forum ...

April 21st, 2017 |  


City schools honor top teachers

City schools honor top teachers

Mount Airy City Schools has named its teacher of the year winners for its four schools.This past week school administrators and board members visited ...

April 15th, 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 |  


Byerly moving to middle school

Byerly moving to middle school

Olivia Byerly has been named the new principal of Mount Airy Middle School.The city Board of Education approved transferring Byerly from Tharrington P...

April 7th, 2017 updated: April 7th, 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 |  


City pushing for quicker tennis funding

City pushing for quicker tennis funding

County commissioners are discussing $30 million for school capital needs, but that money is still at least a year away and won’t help a current ...

February 27th, 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. |  


N.C. school crime down 3 percent

N.C. school crime down 3 percent

Crime on school grounds dropped 3.2 percent statewide, according to the latest annual report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.Locally, t...

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