Iditarod Teacher on the Trail speaks to Jones Intermediate students Iditarod Sled Dog Race Teacher on the Trail Martha Dobson recently rewarded J.J Jones Intermediate school students interest in the event with a presentation from her unique perspective as a participant.
Dobson was the Teacher on the Trail in 2011 and has been involved with the race to some degree for seven years.
According to Reading Specialist Cindy Wilson, Dobson saw an article on the students’ Mini Iditarod Dog Sled Race in the Mount A...
Fire empties Thai Cafe for a few hours This Mount Airy Fire Department Fire Engine and Command vehicle take up positions in front of the Thai Cafe Monday afternoon. Two more fire engines and a ladder truck responded to a fire call at 12:44 p.m. Assistant Chief Chris Fallaw said members of the restaurant staff smelled electrical wiring burning and saw smoke from an area of the wall and called for assistance. Fallaw said a grill had been set too close to the wall and burned a small ...
Mount Airy native receives Ward scholarship Mount Airy native Michael Dinkins, a 21-year-old Midshipman First Class attending UNC Chapel Hill, recently received the Captain Marshall Ward Memorial Scholarship Award, a $10,000 scholarship named for the late Ward, another Mount Airy native.
Susan Ward Lapping, Ward’s daughter and a 1972 UNC graduate, was on hand to present Dinkins with the scholarship during the 2013 Awards Day Ceremony for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROT...
VOCE spring concert features Melva Houston Surry County’s VOCE choral ensemble will present its spring concert “An American Journey,” a collection of American sacred and folk music.
Thursday’s concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse and a second concert will be performed at 7 p.m. on May 13 at First Baptist Church in Dobson. A donation of $10 is requested for admission.
Organizer and member Mark Gillespie said the special guest for the concert is “the sensational M...
Manager recommending water rate increase, no tax increase PILOT MOUNTAIN — During a special meeting held to go over budget proposals for the 2013-14 fiscal year, Pilot Mountain Town Manager Homer Dearmin said he is not recommending a tax rate increase, but he did recommend a 4.5-percent water/sewer rate increase.
Even without a tax increase, Dearmin was able to recommend a 1.5-percent cost-of-living salary increase for employees who are not at the top of their pay range, and for those who are at t...
Wendy Byerly Wood Associate EditorMount Airy News
Sheriff’s Report Arrests
The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has reported the following arrests:
- On April 30, Sarah Elizabeth Lowe, 28, of Luffman Road in Lowgap, was arrested and charged with resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two felony counts for possession of a schedule I and II substance. She was booked into the Surry County Jail with a $25,000 secured bond.
- On April 30, Michael Shannon Gravley, 42, of W. Cleve Stre...
Habitat hosts Woman’s Build Day Greater Mount Airy Habitat for Humanity volunteers at the Women Build Day Saturday would be the first to tell you warm hearts will stave off chilly temperatures.
Volunteers were part of an estimated 10,000 women nationwide who are expected to volunteer at Habitat construction sites the week of May 4-12. This is the sixth year of the effort.
Lowe’s Hardware is the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program and has donated more than $1.75...
Police seek to reunite stolen property with owners By all accounts, Robert Lee Adkins was a busy man during the first part of this year.
Adkins, 32, was arrested by Mount Airy police on April 11, capping off a string of vehicle and residential break-ins that investigators estimate began in early January and stretched to the day he was taken into custody.
The crimes were concentrated along the Rockford Street (U.S. 601) business corridor, where Adkins lived in a room at Quality Inn. He now...
Healthy Kids event offers a lot of fun Music wafted through the air.
Laughter and giggles and glee’s of delight matched the level of the music.
Kids were running, jumping, playing and generally having a great ole time.
And the rain held off to let everyone — moms, dads, and the kiddies — enjoy all that the expo had to offer.
Saturday’s fourth annual Kids Outdoor Healthy Expo event was so popular, in fact, folks had to search a bit to find a parking spot.
“We’re holding t...
Lucie R. Willsie Lifestyles ReporterMount Airy News
Two local teens serve as House pages RALEIGH – Two local high school students recently served as pages in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Keely Hodges, a student at North Surry High School, and Kaitlin Draughn, a student at Mount Airy High School, both served in that capacity, each sponsored by Rep. Sarah Stevens, R-Mount Airy.
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) appoints the pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery...