Press Releases

Surry Telephone & The Foundation for Rural Services Awards $2500 Scholarship

Dobson, NC – August, 2016 The Foundation for Rural Services and Surry Telephone awarded a $2500 scholarship to East Surry High School graduate Meredith Jessup. Ms. Jessup is from Westfield and will be attending North Carolina State University where she will be working toward a degree in Zoology. (Read More)

Local Business STMC helps lead “Buy Local” Campaign

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Bill Erickson, the owner of BE Shoes, and Rob Simon of Windsor Jewelers met with other local business owners about the need to educate the public on the importance of supporting local businesses. The premise is that that local businesses not only employ local citizens but they are the businesses that pay local taxes and support local charities. (Read More)


AMC Networks’ unfair contract renewal demands mean more than 200,000 cable TV subscribers across North and South Carolina could soon lose AMC if a new deal is not reached by December 31st. AMC’s demands highlight a growing problem behind cable TV price hikes and the burdens they place on independent cable TV companies and their customers. (Read More)


Surry Telephone Donates $500 to Foothills Food Pantry

Dobson, NC – June, 2013 Surry Telephone presented a check for $500 to the Foothills Food Pantry, the largest food distribution agency in Surry County. The food pantry, which has been in operation for 21 years, offers food services to any family in Surry County who is food insecure. The funds for the donation were raised through the sale of cookbooks that were created to support the theme of Surry’s annual meeting “The Basic Ingredients – Technology, Customer Service and Innovation”.

“The Foothills Food Pantry provides a vital service to our community. The funds raised through the sale of our remaining cookbooks was a natural tie and we are grateful to be able to assist an organization that is committed to the families in our community ,” stated Melanie Senter, Marketing Manager Surry Telephone.

The Surry Telephone Annual Membership meeting is a an informational meeting for members on the state of the telephone cooperative. During the meeting “The Basic Ingredients – Technology, Customer Service and Innovation”, members received giveaways including measuring spoons, oven mitts and the cookbook.

For more information on the Foothills Food Pantry, call (336) 386-8405. For more information on Surry Telephone, call 336-374-5021 or go to


Surry Telephone Feeds Habitat for Humanity Team

Dobson, NC – September, 2012 When people within the community come together for a common goal, everyone benefits. Surry Telephone showed their appreciation for the hard work being performed by a local Habitat for Humanity crew by feeding them lunch last week. The Habitat for Humanity team is working to build three homes in Dobson.

“Habitat for Humanity provides a valuable service for our community. We wanted to show our appreciation and thank them for the difference these new homes will make in the lives of three Dobson families,” stated Melanie Senter, Marketing Manager Surry Telephone.

Habitat for Humanity brings together churches, community groups and others to provide decent, affordable housing. The organization has provided more than 2.5 million people in 3,000 communities worldwide with shelter. For more information on Greater Mount Airy Habitat for Humanity and a listing of items they need, visit

For more information on Surry Telephone, call 336-374-5021 or go to


Surry Telephone Celebrates Grand Opening of Mount Airy Retail Location

Dobson, NC – October, 2011 Surry Telephone recently celebrated the Grand Opening of their Mount Airy retail store located at 1409 Edgewood Drive. The expansion of Surry’s retail presence allows them to conveniently serve their customers with a large showroom that features the wide array of products and services they offer including local and long distance phone service, television, high speed Internet, home security and wireless service from Carolina West Wireless.

“The Grand Opening event was a huge success thanks to the efforts of Surry employees and so many within the community who attended. We are excited to offer our customers a new location to better serve them while continuing to offer the cutting edge technology and outstanding service they have come to know and expect from Surry,” stated Melanie Senter, Marketing Manager Surry Telephone.

The grand opening event included a live remote, special offers, prizes and giveaways. For more information on Surry Telephone, call 336-374-5021 or go to




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