Remembering slain students

Remembering slain students

Surry County students took part in Wednesday’s national protest against school violence — but don’t call their actions a “walk...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Planning progresses with school projects

Planning progresses with school projects

DOBSON — School officials have met with architects to nail down problem areas for three schools that will be renovated next year.Mountain Park, ...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Karen Alisha Hart, age 33...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Wade Chilton

Wade Johnson Chilton, age 77, of Ararat, passed away on March 7, 2018, at his home. He was born on April 19, 1940, in Surry County to the late Jasper ...

March 8th, 2018 |  


County schools plan earlier fall start

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is working on a plan to change its school calendar to more closely resemble Surry Community College.County teacher...

March 6th, 2018 |  


ShadowGrass to perform at Reynolds Homestead

ShadowGrass to perform at Reynolds Homestead

CRITZ, Va. — The American Music Series at the Reynolds Homestead continues with its annual youth concert here featuring ShadowGrass on March 11 ...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Art show opens Sunday in Critz

CRITZ, Va. —The Reynolds Homestead will be holding its Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for the third annual Student Art Show on Sunday, Ma...

February 28th, 2018 |  


County hears jail needs at retreat

County hears jail needs at retreat

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County can either spend $25 million or so on a new jail or spend $650,000 annually — with that cost to rise each ye...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Attorney: Deputy thought gunfire was from outside school

Attorney: Deputy thought gunfire was from outside school

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff’s deputy assigned to guard the Florida high school that was the scene of a mass shooting never entered t...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Philgene Montgomery, Jr.,...

February 25th, 2018 |  


Spelling Bee champ crowned

Spelling Bee champ crowned

Imperative.Look that word up online and you get a fairly straight-forward definition: of vital importance; crucial.That’s about as concise and c...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Five teachers recognized for certification

Five teachers recognized for certification

Five Surry County teachers received recognition for obtaining National Board certification during the Monday night county school board meeting.The tea...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Jones Intermediate wins statewide award

Jones Intermediate School in Mount Airy was among four across the state for its improvement in student achievement.Several of the city school official...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Students learn about genetic engineering

Students learn about genetic engineering

Summer Cortinas of the Bionetwork of the North Carolina Community College System recently visited Melissa Hamlin’s classroom at Surry Central Mi...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Internship program off to rousing start

Internship program off to rousing start

A dozen local students are part of what local officials hope is a big step toward attracting high-tech business to Surry County, and maybe keeping tho...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Making furniture for a good cause

Making furniture for a good cause

Furniture Project Allows Construction Students to Give BackConstruction Management students taking carpentry at Surry Community College received more ...

February 12th, 2018 |  


College holding truck driver orientation Feb. 28

Surry Community College will soon be starting a new session of classes for people wanting to start a career in truck driving. Orientation will be held...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Most Wanted

Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• James Lee Meredith, age 4...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Southern States elects new board chairman

Southern States elects new board chairman

Curry Roberts has been elected chairman of the board of directors for Southern States Cooperative, one of the nation’s largest farmer-owned co-o...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Class to teach winter gardening basics

Class to teach winter gardening basics

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry Community College is offering a winter gardening workshop Feb. 26 to help folks learn to get more from their garden plot ...

February 3rd, 2018 |  


Clayton named All-State in volleyball

Clayton named All-State in volleyball

PILOT MOUNTAIN — It’s been commented many times before on how difficult is for a student-athlete from a 1A school to earn All-State honors...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Computer, tech classes begin this month

Several computer and technology classes will be starting soon at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.Introd...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Victoria Cox from Surry County Health Department visited with Pilot Mountain Middle School students recently and provided them with information about ...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Fallen officer memorial walk is Saturday

Fallen officer memorial walk is Saturday

The annual walk to honor the memories of fallen Pilot Mountain Police Officers Glenn Branscome and Ralph East will take place Saturday morning and all...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Free small business courses offered

Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in February at various locations in Surry and Yadkin...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Jones wins NC Beautiful grant

Jones wins NC Beautiful grant

Jones Intermediate School teacher Cindy Wilson recently was awarded a $400 grant from NC Beautiful to complete a greenhouse project with her students....

January 23rd, 2018 |  


King resident claims $1 million prize

RALEIGH –Eddie Nations from King said he was in shock when he got the phone call telling him he won $1 million in the Extreme Millions Second-Ch...

January 16th, 2018 |  


King resident claims $1 million prize

RALEIGH –Eddie Nations from King said he was in shock when he got the phone call telling him he won $1 million in the Extreme Millions Second-Ch...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Hospital CEO stepping down

Hospital CEO stepping down

After nearly three years on the job, Northern Hospital of Surry County’s Ned Hill is leaving his post as president and CEO.Hill, who came to Nor...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Surry County Most Wanted

Surry County Most Wanted

The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:• Sammy Lee Gwyn, age 35, a...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Auditions for ‘In the Shadow of the Mountain’ slated

Auditions for ‘In the Shadow of the Mountain’ slated

The Surry Arts Council soon will be conducting auditions for its play, “In the Shadow of the Mountain,” but this time there will be a smal...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Interact Club holds pinning ceremony

Interact Club holds pinning ceremony

Surry Early College High School recently held a pinning ceremony for this year’s Interact members.Interact is a high school service club that wo...

January 9th, 2018 |  


John Cowan, Darin and Brooke Aldridge to perform

John Cowan, Darin and Brooke Aldridge to perform

The Blue Ridge and Beyond concert series continues later this month when John Cowan with Darin and Brooke Aldridge take to the stage at the Historic E...

January 7th, 2018 |  


Local seventh-grader earns scholarship

RALEIGH — A local student is one of 10 seventh-graders across the state to be awarded the Victor E. Bell Jr. Scholarship.Since 2007, College Fou...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Shoals takes part in Hour of Code

Shoals takes part in Hour of Code

Shoals Elementary participates in an Hour of Code:December 4th through the 8th was National Science Education week. Across the country and the world s...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


City school tap Howlett for STEAM post

City school tap Howlett for STEAM post

Mount Airy City Schools has appointed one of its teachers to the post of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) lead teacher.G...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


BAT mobile visits North Surry students

BAT mobile visits North Surry students

The BAT Mobile made an appearance at North Surry High School recently.The Blood Alcohol Testing vehicle is a state-owned 40-foot-long bus used by auth...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Surry County Schools earns state digital learning grant

Surry County Schools earns state digital learning grant

Surry County Schools has been awarded a grant of more than $40,000 for a digital learning initiative.The N.C. State Board of Education announced earli...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy Middle holds spelling bee

Mount Airy Middle holds spelling bee

Mount Airy Middle School students recently competed for 49 rounds to see who would move on to the Mount Airy City Schools Spelling Bee in February. St...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Meadowview crowns bee winners

Meadowview crowns bee winners

Meadowview Magnet Middle School recently held its annual speeling bee. Those emerging as grade-level and overall winners are Will Banfield, taking the...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Edna Willard

Edna Ruth Goins Willard, 90, of Mount Airy passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 at Twelve Oaks Living Community. A graveside memorial service will be c...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Jones students compete in spelling bee

Jones students compete in spelling bee

Third through fifth-grade students at Jones Intermediate school recently completed their classroom and school spelling bees to see who would represent...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Students work to help eradicate polio

Students work to help eradicate polio

A group of local elementary school students recently demonstrated their vision and interest goes far beyond their immediate community.Students with th...

December 26th, 2017 |  


GAP training offered for farmers

Surry Community College offers many agricultural courses and workshops throughout the year; Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training will be offered...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Franklin Elementary’s Student Council adopted two Salvation Army Christmas angels, a boy and a girl. After raising the money from hosting Spirit...

December 25th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy man charged in Patrick County chase

Mount Airy man charged in Patrick County chase

A Mount Airy man was arrested Friday and charged in conjunction with what Patrick County, Virginia, Sheriff Dan Smith called an “extremely dange...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Allied health courses start in January

Allied health courses start in January

Several allied health classes will be starting in January at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties.Sports Med...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Gentry students do well at science fair

Gentry students do well at science fair

Several Gentry Middle School students placed among the top finishers at the recent Surry County Science Fair and will now move on to regional science ...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Shaosl Angel project serves 99 kids

Shaosl Angel project serves 99 kids

PINNACLE — Participants in the 15th-Annual Shoals Angel Tree Project came together at the Shoals Ruritan Building on two occasions last week.At ...

December 19th, 2017 |  


SCC offers law officer training

SCC offers law officer training

Anyone interested in a career focused on community service soon will have a chance for some in-depth training and an up-close look at what such a care...

December 19th, 2017 |