Middle school receives national status

Middle school receives national status

Mount Airy Middle School is one of just two schools in the state this year to earn the status of Schools to Watch.Mount Airy City Schools found out th...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Boy Scouts opening to transgender youth

Boy Scouts of America will now accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application.P...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Prescribed burn set at Pilot Mountain

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Passers-by at Pilot Mountain State Park shouldn’t necessarily be alarmed if they see fire on the mountain Wednesday, Feb....

January 31st, 2017 |  


County schools publish annual report

County schools publish annual report

DOBSON — Surry County Schools has published a 12-page booklet for its annual report under the theme of “One Voice.”The report summar...

January 28th, 2017 |  


State law could cost local school jobs

Some school employees could lose their jobs if requirements for class size do not change before the 2017-18 school year.In 2015, the General Assembly ...

January 28th, 2017 |  


Schools grappling with calendar changes

Weather forecasts have Mount Airy reaching the end of the month without another snow day, but local school officials are hoping the bad weather stays ...

January 26th, 2017 |  


CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

CDC: widespread flu in North Carolina

Flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina, according to a statement issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services earlier this wee...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Board approves bids for roofing work

Board approves bids for roofing work

Roofing work at two schools draw close after Surry County Schools approved two bids last week.Four roofing companies submitted sealed bids to perform ...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Covington retires from county schools

Covington retires from county schools

DOBSON — Betty Covington has retired from Surry County Schools as its preschool coordinator after a decade in the role.The county Board of Educa...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Big shakeups in school personnel in 2016

Big shakeups in school personnel in 2016

This year saw many changes in the area of education, especially in personnel as many top officials moved around.Back in January, the year started off ...

January 2nd, 2017 |  


Town has new emergency alert system

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A new alert system for emergencies is coming to town.After the water main break on U.S. 52 Bypass a year ago, town officials be...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Bus drivers spread Christmas cheer

Bus drivers spread Christmas cheer

A dozen Mount Airy City Schools students and their families got a free Christmas dinner thanks to their school bus drivers.MACS and the dozen bus driv...

December 24th, 2016 |  


Goins accepted into leadership training

Goins accepted into leadership training

A Mount Airy teacher and coach is taking the first step toward one day becoming a principal.Levi Goins teaches biology and chemistry at the high schoo...

December 22nd, 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 |  


Bus seat belts getting thumbs up

Bus seat belts getting thumbs up

DOBSON — Early rollout of a school bus seat belt program has been light so far, but putting seat belts on school buses has been well received by...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Rockford earns Piedmont Signature School award

GREENSBORO — Last week, Mount Airy City Schools announced that B.H. Tharrington Primary School had received an honor from the Piedmont Triad Edu...

December 14th, 2016 |  


East Surry band wins top honors

East Surry band wins top honors

GREENSBORO —East Surry’s Cardinal Flight marching band wrapped up the 2016 season by taking top honors in a competition at Northwest Guilf...

December 12th, 2016 |  


BHT earnsSignatureSchool award

BHT earnsSignatureSchool award

B.H. Tharrington Primary School was honored this week by the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium with a Signature School Award.This award is given to ...

December 10th, 2016 |  


County schools accepting project bids

County schools accepting project bids

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is receiving bids over the next couple of days for one of several construction/paving projects in the works.This w...

December 9th, 2016 |  


City school members visit China

City school members visit China

A Mount Airy City Schools delegation recently returned from a visit to China.This wasn’t the first exchange between the local school district an...

December 7th, 2016 updated: December 7th, 2016. |  


Three get chance at principal training

Three get chance at principal training

DOBSON — Three county school teachers have been nominated for a leadership program that will prepare them to become principals.The three nominee...

December 7th, 2016 |  


City school district hires new exec

City school district hires new exec

Mount Airy City Schools has hired a new executive to fill a hole in the central office.Dr. Phillip Brown has been named the executive director for tea...

November 30th, 2016 |  


SCC Club gives to charity groups

SCC Club gives to charity groups

DOBSON — A Surry Community College club recently donated a portion of the proceeds from a fundraiser to help two charitable organizations.The SC...

November 26th, 2016 |  


County schools join GivingTuesday organization

DOBSON — A local school foundation has pledged its support for GivingTuesday, a movement to encourage philanthropy and generosity in the midst o...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Community pitches in for Dobson pantry

Community pitches in for Dobson pantry

DOBSON – The Foothills Food Pantry here received a revitalized driveway thanks to Surry Community College students.SCC students enrolled in the ...

November 12th, 2016 |  


County SAT scores match state average

The state has released SAT scores for the class of 2016, with Surry County right at the state average and Mount Airy a little below.Across the state, ...

October 10th, 2016 |  


City schools receive grant for RCR

Mount Airy City Schools is deepening its partnership with Richard Childress Racing, thanks to a $169,650 grant.The district received the grant recentl...

October 1st, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for Surry County Schools and Mount Airy City Schools.Early CollegeMondayACP (Arroz Con Pollo)Corn DogBlack Bean Salsa & T...

September 24th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the school lunch menus for the coming weekSurry County SchoolsElementary/MiddleMondayStuffed Crust PizzaChicken Filet SandwichCaesar Salad wi...

September 17th, 2016 |  


Cedar Ridge students complete summer challenge

Cedar Ridge students complete summer challenge

At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, Cedar Ridge Elementary sent every student home with three free books and lots of other opportunities for the ...

September 17th, 2016 |  


City schools start strategic planning

City schools start strategic planning

Mount Airy City Schools is brainstorming for ideas to improve its four schools.This week school officials held the first of a series of meetings to pl...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Schools add seat belts to buses

Schools add seat belts to buses

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is taking part in a new test in the hopes of keeping students safer.Eight county school buses are now equipped wit...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Surry County schools ranked 15th in state

Local school districts performed well compared to the rest of the state in recent benchmark scores.The N.C. Department of Public Instruction has relea...

September 12th, 2016 |  


East Surry planning new fieldhouse

East Surry planning new fieldhouse

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry is planning a new fieldhouse across the road from its campus.East Surry has limited space on its main grounds, so th...

September 8th, 2016 |  


New security system launching at ESHS

New security system launching at ESHS

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Now that students have had a few days to learn their way around campuses, Surry County Schools is ready to launch a new securit...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


City schools prepare for students Monday

Mount Airy High School has a new guest teacher for Chinese, while the lower grades are still seeking to fill a final position.Mount Airy City Schools ...

August 26th, 2016 |  


City schools reach out to homeschoolers

City schools reach out to homeschoolers

Mount Airy City Schools was recently featured on a state education website about its efforts to incorporate local homeschooled children.EducationNC.or...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Surry offering taxidermy orientation in August

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be holding an open house for its taxidermy course later this month at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., P...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Middle school hosting summer camp

Mount Airy Middle School will host a national week-long summer camp next week.Camp Invention, a summer enrichment day camp program, is supported by th...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Bear HOSA brings home high honors

Bear HOSA brings home high honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Five local HOSA students attended an international event here and came back with a couple of honors.While most teens were enj...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


County schools hire two assistant principals

DOBSON — The appointment of two new assistant principals were announced this week for Surry County Schools.The Board of Education was left with ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Local teacher traveling to Asia

Local teacher traveling to Asia

A local educator starts a journey today that will take him to Singapore to study the teaching methods used by his fellow math teachers on the far side...

July 15th, 2016 |  


County schools name new leaders

County schools name new leaders

DOBSON — Surry County Schools has two new principals and a new chairman as a result of Tuesday’s school board meeting.Janet Sutphin and Dr...

July 7th, 2016 |  


Shelton leaves rich legacy at North

Shelton leaves rich legacy at North

Most every teacher has heard this question at some point. It changes slightly with the class being taught.“When am I ever going to use calculus/...

July 3rd, 2016 |  


School boards announce new meetings

Despite the uncertainty over the NC New Schools collapse, local school districts must finalize their annual budgets.Mount Airy City Schools and Surry ...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Diamont reflects on long teaching career

Diamont reflects on long teaching career

PILOT MOUNTAIN — For the second summer in a row, East Surry is losing a living legend to retirement.Last year, Barry Hall stepped down as baseba...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Meadowview unveils new solar panel

Meadowview unveils new solar panel

Local school officials gathered at Meadowview Magnet Middle School recently for the unveiling of a solar panel array thanks to donations from two enti...

June 20th, 2016 |  


County schools honor retiring employees

County schools honor retiring employees

DOBSON — Longtime teacher and football coach David Diamont was among the 46 employees honored with a retirement dinner at a local restaurant rec...

June 20th, 2016 |  


SC grads step into their future

SC grads step into their future

There are many ways to refer to a high school graduation. To many, it’s considered the first day of the rest of their life.Those who spoke to th...

June 10th, 2016 updated: June 13th, 2016. |  


Fallen friends part of East graduation

Fallen friends part of East graduation

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Graduation is often a time of tears as students prepare to separate from long-time friends and parents see their children take ...

June 10th, 2016 |