Mount Airy officials voted Thursday night to have three dilapidated and unoccupied structures in the city demolished — but similar to the buildings themselves, the process wasn’t neat or tidy.The sites that soon will be visited by wrecking crews were three of a total of six slated for demolition decisions Thursday, with such action on the remaining three not taken for various reasons.And even the votes on the three structures that will be torn down — located at 2128 N. Main St., 718 Factory St. and 710 Worth St. — were 3-1 decisions in which Commissioner Jon Cawley cast the “no” vote in each case (with Commissioner Scott Graham absent).
Downtown Mount Airy’s first public art Fiddle Crawl moved one step closer to fruition with the completion of the artist application process.Twenty-three designs were submitted to the Mount Airy Downtown group and evaluated by the promotions committee this week to prepare for the next step —matching sponsors with artists.Artists from across the region sent in two-dimensional designs to represent their vision for the large, three-dimensional fiberglass fiddle s...
Mount Airy Middle School’s Twelve Competition Coaches will tell you there’s larger schools out there who know about Mount Airy after the school’s team finished second in state competition on its first outing in the competition.According to Principal Susan Bunch Twelve is a knowledge-based academic competition which challenges teams to answer questions in a variety of subject areas. Bunch said 12 students with 12 topics have 12 questions each with points awarded fo...
DOBSON —A pilot study is under way on a project designed to bring the town of Dobson’s water treatment plant into compliance with state regulations.According to Town Manager Josh Smith, the project, expected to cost somewhere between $1 million and $1.8 million, involves constructing a system that will handle solids in the town’s water system that are discharged during water treatment.
DOBSON — Wins and losses, pitch counts, rushing yards, three-pointers, you name the activity and Timmy Sawyers of Surry County can spill out a plethora of statistics surrounding any game he’s seen.Sports are an enormous part of his life and yet it was only two years ago he got involved in Special Olympics. And after those two short years, Sawyers has received an honor coveted by many around the state.Sawyers, a Dobson resident, was named the North Carolina At...
Salvation Army employees and volunteers, including a group of North Surry JROTC cadets and members of the Marine Corps League, gathered on Wednesday to spread Christmas cheer to needy local families — distributing bags of toys and clothing to 994 families in one day.Col. John Bowes said he had 11 JROTC cadets working all day, with a group of 30 bused in at 2 p.m., for what has become an annual tradition for the group.“The cadets love doing this, and it’...
Millenium Charter Academy’s First Lego League robotics teams have returned from regional competition with awards in the “innovative solutions” and “core values” categories.Team “Veracissimus” captured first place in the innovative solutions category and team “Opturum” finished second in the core values category.According to MCA Director of Development and Information Technology Lu Ann Browne, the academy’s teams...
WHITE PLAINS— Portions of Turner Mountain Road near Crystal Lane were closed Wednesday as authorities worked to free the driver of an overturned concrete truck.According to Surry County Emergency Medical Services Director John Shelton, the call was received at 9:19 a.m.Shelton said much of the rescue operation this morning involved stabilizing the truck so the driver could be removed safely, which took more than 30 minutes. He said the driver remained conscious and...
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