Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Sun, 24 May 2015 18:26:59 EST 1800 Divorces The following divorces were granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts on May 18.• Sarah Potts and Brandon Potts• Kelsey Shelton and James Shelton• Kimberly Utt and Anthony Utt Sun, 24 May 2015 14:15:21 EST Property Transfers In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 for every $1,000 in value is affixed to each deed. Sun, 24 May 2015 13:30:21 EST Change, challenge drives new director Christina Plitt might be considered a study in contrasts. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:30 EST Raid recalled at Memorial Day service Saturday was sunny and pleasant in historic Rockford — a stark contrast to what was occurring in Surry County 150 years ago this spring when Northern troops paid an unwelcome visit. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:23 EST Military News PFC Tyler M. Clark completed School of Infantry training at Camp Geiger, Jacksonville on April 23. He successfully finished eight weeks of training specializing in infantry, reconnaissance, light armored reconnaissance and assault amphibian... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:15:21 EST And the winner is… Lowe's of Mount Airy partnered with the Mount Airy News in a reader contest and Spencer Flinchum of Pilot Mountain was the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree at Lowe's of Mount Airy. Here, Flinchum is presented the $1,000 gift cards on... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:10:22 EST Going strong at 105 years old At 105-years-old, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hawks is Surry County's oldest registered voter. Hawks poses with her family and county commissioners after being recognized by the Surry County Board of Commissioners. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:00:23 EST Commissioners face sticky situation on prayers Last week the Surry County Board of Commissioners tread into a sticky little situation — that of prayers used to open the Board of Commissioners meetings. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:00:21 EST Memorial Day fun? Remember what the purpose of the holiday We're right in the middle of the traditional three-day Memorial Day weekend. The weather's turning hot, the summer lies just around the corner, and socially we've come to view this as the beginning of the hot, summer and vacation... Sun, 24 May 2015 02:20:21 EST Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 24 May 2015 02:00:21 EST County courting trouble? To the Editor,On May 19, a story was published regarding prayer at county board of commissioners meetings. Sun, 24 May 2015 01:55:22 EST Community Calendar Submissions to the community calendar need to be in writing and arrive or be brought into The Mount Airy News office by 5 p.m. Tuesday for the event to be in Sunday's newspaper. The calendar runs each Sunday. Be sure to include the full name... Sun, 24 May 2015 01:10:22 EST Booksmarts Following is a list of titles recently received at the Mt. Airy Public Library that are available for checkout:Deceived by Laura S. Wharton, fictionAt the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen, fiction Sun, 24 May 2015 00:35:21 EST A fun Friday at Franklin Elementary Mount Airy Commissioner Jim Armbrister has worn a number of hats in his years. However, after a career in law enforcement, Armbrister seems delighted to wear the hat of “Prospector Jim.” Armbrister's Blue Ridge Mining Camp made a... Sun, 24 May 2015 00:05:22 EST Chamber taps new president Five months after the The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce and its long-time president, Betty Ann Collins, parted ways, the chamber has hired her replacement. Sat, 23 May 2015 18:40:21 EST Hall, players reflect on career PILOT MOUNTAIN — Future hall-of-fame baseball coach Barry Hall had his players' undivided attention following East Surry's playoff loss on Friday night. Sat, 23 May 2015 18:25:23 EST Bridge work to require detour A key entryway to Mount Airy from the east soon will be closed to motorists due to a bridge-construction project, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:35:21 EST Hudson, Blood wed Michelle Lauren Blood of Franklin, VA and Tyler Blake Hudson of Suffolk, VA were united in marriage on May 23, 2015 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Dr. Roger Gilbert officiated. Sat, 23 May 2015 14:05:21 EST Cancer patient’s dream deferred To the Editor, Sat, 23 May 2015 02:00:21 EST Dobson park to host movie night According to Dobson Town Clerk Misty Marion the town's new park has been quite the hit in the community. However, this weekend Dobson Square Park adds a couple of more fun activities to what it has to offer. Sat, 23 May 2015 01:45:21 EST