Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:50:29 EST 1800 Board again delays vote on hookup policy Once again the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners took up the issue of mandatory water and sewer connections, but once again came away without a decision. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:40:03 EST Local storytellers featured Saturday night Story telling has been a menu of Southern supper tables for generations so the Surry County Storytellers Guild upcoming “Tellabration” seems a good fit to whet everyone's appetite for a good yarn. It is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:24:05 EST Everyone should receive the blessing Gary Smalley and John Trent wrote a powerful book a few years ago entitled, “The Blessing” which dealt with the importance of being blessed by your parents. They make the point that “No matter your age, the approval of your parents... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:46:05 EST Police briefs • An attempted break-in was discovered Tuesday at Appalachian Computer Sales on South Renfro Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. A 3-foot by 3-foot window pane was broken in the process, with the damage put at... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:07 EST Forbush takes top soccer awards Forbush took the top two awards in soccer for the Western Piedmont Conference this fall.Robert Cornelius accepted the Player of the Year award, while Seth Davis was named Coach of the Year. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:23:15 EST (No heading) Lance McDaniel, son of Mount Airy native Doug McDaniel, won Charlotte's Thunder Road Half-Marathon for the third straight year on Saturday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:17 EST (No heading) Mount Airy sophomore Will Sparks gets separation from the defender on the fast break. The Bears scrimmaged against Wilkes Central on Thursday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:14 EST Lady Eagles open season tonight For Surry Central to continue its impressive run in girls basketball, a group of six seniors will have to fill some big shoes. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:12 EST Board member’s service honored at meeting The service of outgoing Mount Airy Board of Education member Mike Hiatt was honored at the board's regular business meeting Tuesday night at Mount Airy High School. Hiatt, a former veteran educator, coach and administrator has served on the... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:27:03 EST Mixed results on rezoning requests DOBSON — The Surry County board of commissioners has approved two rezoning requests, but sent another back to the drawing board for further scrutiny. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:19:10 EST Shoals celebrates school award PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary, the “little country school in a country neighborhood,” celebrated winning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Honors Wednesday afternoon. The honor makes the school one in five in the state... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:21:02 EST Cell tower requests mounting DOBSON — It's been a busy year for cell phone tower projects in Surry County, and the list is growing. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:11:04 EST City police aiming for new guns The Mount Airy Police Department is setting its sights on new handguns to replace those now carried by city officers, with grant money hopefully supplying the funding firepower needed. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:40:06 EST Credit Union scholarship recipients are announced DOBSON — Two State Employee's Credit Union scholarships were given out at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Surry Community College Board of Trustees. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:13:04 EST Clerk election unchanged after recount DOBSON — A vote recount Thursday in the tightly contested race for clerk of Superior Court in Surry County produced no change in the initial outcome. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:31:06 EST Bears’ Mounce signs with Pembroke The Granite Bears' big man on campus has picked UNC Pembroke to play college ball. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:25:12 EST Mount Airy wrestlers drop close match EAST BEND — Mount Airy's wrestling team had to forfeit three weight classes and that proved to be the difference in a one-point loss to Forbush on Tuesday night. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:25:11 EST Bears to rely on seniors A year ago, Mount Airy's basketball team found itself on the wrong end of a handful of games that went down to the wire. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:25:09 EST One yes, one no DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners gave the nod to an incentive package for one area company but, noting a second company isn't putting up any money of its own, quashed a second incentive request. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:10:10 EST Surry’s Fall 2014 student art show opens November 18 DOBSON — The Fall 2014 Student Art Show, sponsored by the Surry Community College Art Club, features a variety of artistic creations including graphic design, drawings, photography, ceramics and watercolor paintings. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:23:06 EST