Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:07:02 EST 1800 Surry offers beginner bluegrass banjo classes DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering a class for those wanting to add picking to their grinning skills. Interested persons may learn how to play banjo in a new Beginner Bluegrass Banjo class set to start Sept. 23 through Nov. 18 on... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:42:04 EST Early College tops in county for graduation rate DOBSON — The Surry Early College topped all high schools in the county, posting its fourth consecutive year with 100 percent of students graduating. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:16:07 EST Festival elevates humble sweet potato Nearly every fruit and vegetable has a festival dedicated to it somewhere. Saturday in the historic village of Rockford, it was the sweet potato's turn.While Idaho long has been known as... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:58:05 EST Time for Johnson to step down The Mount Airy News this past week broke the story that Surry County Board of Commissioner Paul Johnson is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation over what appear to be alleged irregularities in expense requests he... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:55:05 EST City celebrates new park For the past 73 years, Perry Robertson has been reminded of an old friend every time he visits downtown Mount Airy. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:49:05 EST There’s always time for love It just goes to show you're never too old to fall in love. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:43:08 EST Family displaced by Saturday fire A local family was displaced by a fire Saturday afternoon which gutted their home and possibly was sparked in a room containing oxygen tanks. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:03:04 EST Disabled man ripped off by live-in caregiver On the surface, it seemed to be a good plan for a local disabled man. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:44:04 EST Police briefs • A case involving the obtaining of property by false pretense was reported Thursday, according to Mount Airy Police Department records. A woman identified as the victim, Roshel Nicole Wilson of Hamburg Street, said a known individual had... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:17:08 EST Mount Airy High holds academic letters assembly An academic letter assembly at Mount Airy High School Friday morning highlighted it isn't so much the symbols sewn on a Letterman's jacket, but how the accomplishment matters in the fabric of a students' life. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:56:08 EST $57,000 project under way at fire station$57000-project-under-way-at-fire-station A Mount Airy fire station resembled a war zone Friday as work progressed on a $57,000 project to replace concrete flooring inside the building and the front pad area which had deteriorated and presented safety problems. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:21:08 EST Bears’ defense stymies Central The Granite Bears blanked the Golden Eagles 35-0 on Homecoming night.Some early mistakes by Surry Central let Mount Airy have short fields, and the Bears took advantage with two scores in about half a quarter. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:12 EST Hounds race past Vikings HAYS — North Surry raced out to a big halftime lead and went on to beat North Wilkes 48-19 on Friday night in a nonconference matchup. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:10 EST Cards beat Villains in soccer PILOT MOUNTAIN — Trace Simmons scored two goals and had an assist during East Surry's 4-2 victory against Bishop McGuinness in Northwest 1A Conference soccer on Thursday night. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:08 EST Bears shut out Atkins in soccer WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy posted a 4-0 victory against Atkins late Thursday night in Northwest 1A Conference soccer. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:07 EST Remembering Ronald Boyles Being that I work second shift here in The News office, I often miss out on important discussions that happen during the course of the day.One of those recent dicussions was on the death of the beloved Ronald Boyles. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:57:09 EST Saving the planet DOBSON — County officials say the public has taken them up on their offer of expanded recycling, and the results are impressive. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:02:09 EST A widespread pattern? A cursory look at the expense reports submitted by embattled Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson reveals what one county source has described as a widespread pattern of financial impropriety. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:07 EST MCA High School ribbon cutting just a beginning Unlike races where breaking through a ribbon signals the end, Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) High School's ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning signaled the beginning of upperclassmen's educational journeys. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:54:20 EST Woman pleads to save house A house targeted for demolition by the city government could be saved after an impassioned plea Thursday night by a co-owner. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:02:06 EST