Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Thu, 28 May 2015 15:15:36 EST 1800 Kids hold fun-filled day at park http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153745571/Kids-hold-fun-filled-day-at-park DOBSON — Preschool children celebrating the end of the year for “story-time” at the Dobson Community Library and students from Pilot Mountain Elementary School gathered at Dobson Square Park for a field trip found their event... Thu, 28 May 2015 03:55:21 EST Time to spread word on other cancers http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153749055/Time-to-spread-word-on-other-cancers I was looking over a report from the National Cancer Institute and was surprised at some of the estimates for 2015. Thu, 28 May 2015 02:05:22 EST Libraries hosting ‘Ride for Readers’ http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153748426/Libraries-hosting-Ride-for-Readers The Northwestern Regional Library (NWRL), which includes the Mount Airy Public Library, will be holding its annual “Ride for Readers” on Saturday June 13. The fundraiser will be the fourth of its kind. Thu, 28 May 2015 01:35:22 EST Surry trooper receives Meritorious Service Award http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153749341/Surry-trooper-receives-Meritorious-Service-Award A Surry County trooper this week was given the Meritorious Service Award by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for his actions in November 2014 at a call near Elkin. Thu, 28 May 2015 00:10:23 EST Hounds try to get even http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/153738792/Hounds-try-to-get-even North Surry's baseball team let one get away on Tuesday night in a disappointing Game 1 performance. Wed, 27 May 2015 23:35:21 EST Three make Region 7 team http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/153757136/Three-make-Region-7-team Three area baseball players have been selected for this year's Powerade State Games of North Carolina, which will be held June 17-21. Wed, 27 May 2015 22:40:22 EST No feeding frenzy for outdoor dining so far http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153749896/No-feeding-frenzy-for-outdoor-dining-so-far Despite an appetite being expressed for outdoor dining in the downtown Mount Airy area, only one business has begun offering it since city officials approved the practice last month. Wed, 27 May 2015 17:30:23 EST Man attacks attorney with pickaxe http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153748880/Man-attacks-attorney-with-pickaxe DOBSON — A Dobson attorney was attacked by a man wielding a pickaxe Wednesday morning. Wed, 27 May 2015 15:10:22 EST Finnish Rotarians visit Mount Airy http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153723844/Finnish-Rotarians-visit-Mount-Airy MOUNT AIRY — At the Mount Airy Rotary Club's meeting Tuesday afternoon members heard a presentation from Finnish Rotarians. Additionally, some local non-Rotarians were recognized for their service in the community. Wed, 27 May 2015 02:15:21 EST Strawberry fields are not forever http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/153662570/Strawberry-fields-are-not-forever With Memorial Day behind us, the strawberry season has hit its peak. So if you didn't have the foresight to grow some and haven't gone out and picked some berries or just taken the easy way out and bought some already picked, better get... Wed, 27 May 2015 01:40:21 EST City to pave, reopen USPS lot http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153718742/City-to-pave-reopen-USPS-lot An agreement has been reached between the city of Mount Airy and U.S. Postal Service which will allow a large parking lot beside the post office on South Main Street to be reopened. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:35:24 EST Cawley a lone voice of reason on Redevelopment Commission http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/153720330/Cawley-a-lone-voice-of-reason-on-Redevelopment-Commission If you weren't paying attention, you may have missed it. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:35:22 EST Rallying around real leaders http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153715712/Rallying-around-real-leaders Recently I attended the Surry County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual Freedom Fund Banquet. It was a nice event. The food was great. The people were friendly, and I had an enjoyable evening while covering the... Wed, 27 May 2015 00:20:22 EST Citizens Police Academy graduates 21 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153723994/Citizens-Police-Academy-graduates-21 This is graduation season, and along with the usual high school and college commencement ceremonies the Mount Airy Citizens Police Academy has sent its latest class into the world. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:15:22 EST East baseball records continue to fall http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/153730449/East-baseball-records-continue-to-fall PILOT MOUNTAIN — A few more East Surry baseball records fell during a season where the Cardinals made another deep postseason run. Tue, 26 May 2015 22:25:25 EST Tigers bite Hounds in Game 1 http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/153729013/Tigers-bite-Hounds-in-Game-1 Senior right-hander Tanner Routh tossed a one-hit shutout to power No. 4 Randleman past No. 3 North Surry 5-0 in Game 1 of the Class 2A West regional final on Tuesday night in front of a huge crowd at North Surry High School. Tue, 26 May 2015 22:25:22 EST Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/153619941/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green beans, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:55:21 EST Community, staff scrambling after hospital closes http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153726250/Community-staff-scrambling-after-hospital-closes Yadkin Valley Community Hospital employees and community members gathered at the facility Tuesday, holding a prayer vigil to show support for the hospital following its unexpected closing on Friday. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:50:23 EST Graduations really do hold timeless, endless fascination http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153656623/Graduations-really-do-hold-timeless-endless-fascination Although writing this will set off untold levels of electronic red flags in Civitas Media's software, I've got to admit it. I like being a reporter attending graduations. The season's here folks. It's where we adults... Tue, 26 May 2015 01:40:22 EST Jones Intermediate holds Memorial Day tribute http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153697596/Jones-Intermediate-holds-Memorial-Day-tribute Jones Intermediate School's Memorial Day tribute to fallen soldiers Monday emphasized remembrance over the public's notoriously short memories of veterans' sacrifices. The video “Some Gave All” demonstrated that veterans... Tue, 26 May 2015 00:55:21 EST