Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:48:14 EST 1800 Fiddler Convention winners named The 2015 Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention was held March 27-28 at Surry Community College in Dobson, featuring more than 110 individual contestants and 13 bands. The winners of the competition were: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:15:21 EST Mount Airy Rotary’s commitment to local literacy praised at luncheon The Mount Airy Rotary Club's involvement in literacy projects in local schools was best explained by one volunteer who said Rotary and Interact members started the year reading to students and by the end of the year students read to... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 04:00:22 EST Make your own Easter candy Fans of Cadbury Chocolate, or the authentic Cadbury chocolate still made in England, are having a difficult year. Hershey's owns the license to make and sell candy under the Cadbury name in the United States but they use their own recipe which... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 03:25:21 EST Resource Center opens Peabody’s Patch L.H. Jones Family Resource Center officials “let the cat out of the bag” Tuesday morning as they dedicated raised bed gardens to a beloved feline of Surry Senior Center Director Brack Llewellyn. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:00:22 EST Proposal is a hidden tax hike, power grab One of the more controversial proposals to surface in this year's General Assembly session is Senate Bill 369, which would radically alter how sales taxes are collected and then distributed in North Carolina. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:30:24 EST Successful transition in the clerk’s office When Teresa O'Dell set foot in the Surry County Clerk of Courts office in December she did so as Surry County's first Republican clerk. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:30:22 EST Boosters ejected from the ballpark Last week a Surry County District Court ordered Westfield Boosters Club was officially ordered to cease operations at and vacate the Westfield Community Center. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:20:21 EST (No heading) It's a sprint to the finish in the boys 100m dash on Tuesday at the Surry County Invitational track meet at East Surry. Pictured, from left: Spencer Ross (North Surry), Jamiles Hayes (Elkin), Demidrick Hargrave (East Surry), Cordell France... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:15:31 EST Lady Bears fall 9-0 to Bishop Mount Airy fell 9-0 to visiting Bishop McGuinness on Tuesday in a Northwest 1A Conference girls soccer match at Shelton Stadium. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:15:30 EST Bear netters beat Hounds in tennis Mount Airy topped North Surry 7-2 in nonconference tennis action.The Granite Bears took singles 5-1 to claim the team win before doubles started. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:15:28 EST Cards soar past Wolfpack PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tyler Marion's grand slam helped get East Surry started against Walkertown on Tuesday night. His two-run shot in the sixth ended the game early. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:15:26 EST Granite Bears’ offense keeps on rolling Mount Airy defeated North Stokes 9-3 in Tuesday's Northwest Conference game.After a rough start to the season, the Granite Bears have won three games in a row thanks to a big boost from the offense. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:15:22 EST Masked men rob Sheetz in Mount Airy Two masked men robbed Sheetz in Mount Airy of an undisclosed sum of cash Tuesday, according to city police, who are seeking information about the crime. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:05:21 EST Table being set for outdoor dining downtown A key first step in a process that will change the downtown Mount Airy landscape with the addition of outside dining will be served up Thursday by the city board of commissioners. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:40:21 EST Local school lunch menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Baked spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green peas, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk.Friday — Good Friday holiday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:05:21 EST Easter parade follows bonnet workshop Young Easter enthusiasts on Saturday fashioned their own holiday finery and ambled from Downtown Mount Airy to the the historic Blue House Teaching Studio for an egg hunt. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:25:23 EST Stepping down from public life Today is the final day Mayor Deborah Cochran will serve in that capacity for Mount Airy. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:10:22 EST France wins 100, 200 DANBURY — Mount Airy's Cordell France won the boys 100m and 200m dash events during the Vikings Invitational track & field meet over the weekend. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:55:30 EST Bears’ Smith chooses Prep path Mount Airy two-time all-conference lineman Sihem Smith has announced plans to attend a prep school this fall in the hopes of catching the eyes of college scouts. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:55:27 EST NBA star Stephen Curry joins tech startup CHARLOTTE (AP) — Former Charlottean and NBA standout Stephen Curry said Monday he has joined a growing technology startup that connects high school and college athletes with private coaches. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:55:26 EST