Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:27:32 EST 1800 Mayberry Days showing no sign of slowing in 25th year Those anticipating the eventual demise of Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days by the graying of The Andy Griffith Show's cast would do well to learn from the animated feature “Hoodwinked.” Everyone has a little different... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:37:04 EST Police briefs • Stephanie Lynn Hiatt, 38, of 308 Crosswinds Court, was taken into custody Monday on an order for arrest, and she also is charged with obtaining property by false pretense, larceny and possession of stolen goods stemming from an August incident... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:18:07 EST Board OKs PGW extension DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners took a “middle of the road” approach to a request by Elkin's Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) to extend the deadline on its incentive package, choosing to give the company a break on... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:33:11 EST City schools honor staffers; audit results given;-audit-results-given The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday recognized staff receiving teacher and classified employee of the year honors and received a positive report on its annual audit by the firm of Dixon, Hughes, Goodman. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:37:12 EST Man dies in apparent ‘huffing’ incident A Westfield man found dead in the Walmart parking lot early Wednesday was an apparent victim of “huffing,” according to the Mount Airy Police Department. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:14 EST Johnson: ‘I’m not that person’ DOBSON — Facing a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) on alleged financial impropriety, county Commissioner Paul Johnson is asking the public to stand behind him while acknowledging he is not perfect. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:46:04 EST Police briefs • A breaking entering involving the felonious larceny of a car trailer valued at $4,000 has occurred in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. Police were told of the crime Thursday, which occurred sometime in late August when... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:06:06 EST City open to more talk on interstates project After throwing down the gauntlet earlier this month regarding the city's financial participation in the interstates sewer project, Mount Airy officials now are willing to talk further with the county government that's also... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:00:04 EST Good food, good times at Goins reunion What makes a family? Love, obviously, but a family is also made by the things they have in common. Shared ancestors, shared history and even shared food. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:19:09 EST County schools get Aiphone access control system DOBSON — An electronic door security system pilot project at White Plains Elementary School has proved successful and is being expanded to other elementary and middle schools. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:03:08 EST Circle discusses historical relevancy of faith History presenters Janet Pyatt and Cheryl Yellow Fawn explained Tuesday to the Central Methodist Church's Abigail Circle how individuals in both the North and South found relevancy through their faith during the Civil War. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:59:11 EST Mount Airy rallies to grant local child’s wish The animated character Jiminy Cricket's adage of when you wish upon a star is being brought about through local efforts rallied by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Three-year-old Cayden Talbert of Mount Airy's wish to go to DisneyWorld and... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:42:13 EST Bears ranked in top 5 in AP poll Mount Airy is currently ranked No. 5 in the latest Class 1A prep football polls released by The Associated Press. The Granite Bears (4-0) are one of four teams in the the top 10 with an undefeated record. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:14 EST East Surry takes girls golf match PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry took first place in a a seven-team golf tournament Tuesday at Pilot Knob Park.Madison Moore took the medalist honor with a 38 after the match was halted for about 40 minutes for rain. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:13 EST Eagle netters nip Hounds DOBSON — North Surry came from behind to take some matches, but Surry Central pulled out the tennis win 5-4.The Lady Greyhounds trailed in the second set on the first three courts, but came back to take all three. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:12 EST Lady Bears drop 5-set thriller to Vikings Mount Airy came all the way back from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth-set tiebreaker but lost to North Stokes at Finch Gymnasium on Tuesday night in Northwest 1A Conference volleyball. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:11 EST Hounds down Eagles in five sets DOBSON — North Surry needed all five sets to overcome Surry Central in volleyball 3-2.The Lady Greyhounds committed more unforced errors than usual, and the Lady Eagles fought hard after a poor first set. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:08 EST County commissioner subject of SBI probe A longtime member of the Surry County Board of Commissioners is the subject of a State Bureau of Investigation probe focusing on alleged financial irregularities, which could lead to grand jury action, sources say. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:15 EST H&W official clarifies sale Although the sale of H&W Trucking Co. has been reported by local and state media outlets, a company official said Monday that the transaction doesn't involve a lock, stock and barrel situation. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:21:03 EST A walk back in time County veterans advocates are planning an event they say is long overdue: A night of glitz and glamour to recognize the area's World War II veterans. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:42:06 EST