Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:43:18 EST 1800 WorkForce Carolina getting new name WorkForce Carolina Inc., a full-service staffing firm headquartered in Mount Airy, will soon have a new name that reflects a recent expanded reach of its operations. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:04:10 EST (No heading) To the Editor, Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:27:03 EST Holiday meal to be Houston’s last as leader The good news is that a free community Thanksgiving dinner will be offered this coming Thursday in Mount Airy as it has for the past 17 years. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:24:11 EST Director has band marching to different tune Unlike its football team that is a perennial playoff contender, Mount Airy High School's marching band had hit some low notes in recent years.Perhaps the lowest came during the 2012-2013... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:10:07 EST Sewer project OK’d to aid office building Mount Airy is pursuing a sewer line extension to serve a new office building on North Main Street, in response to a strange situation of no existing lines being available for the inner-city area involved. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:09:04 EST To help the community Contributors to this year's annual United Fund fundraising drive will have the opportunity to own a piece of original art, organizers say. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:58:06 EST Rural schools grant benefits area students PILOT MOUNTAIN —Two East Surry High School seniors affirm they and their peers will benefit from the North Carolina New Schools Investing in Rural Innovative Schools (iRIS) grant. This grant has also been awarded to North Surry. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:52:03 EST New look, new products Organizers say recent renovations at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History have one goal: To make people look at the local museum as not only a place to revisit history, but a great shopping destination as well. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:07:02 EST Incident reports The following incidents are under investigation by the Surry County Sheriff's Office: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:43:05 EST Science fair is about ‘questioning the answers’ The Surry County Schools District Science Fair Thursday was the youthful embodiment of John Gowie, or “Professor G-Force,” of Mad Science of the Piedmont's sentiment that “while most think science is answering the questions,... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:25:04 EST DARE graduates changing the world Jones Intermediate School Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduates Thursday morning drew from John Meyer's song “Waiting on the World to Change” as they sang and spoke about how changing the world starts by changing... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:28:07 EST Lady Eagles win opener DOBSON — The Surry Central Lady Eagles got a big boost from their two captains to earn a victory on opening night. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:15 EST Central opens season with win DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night.The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:11 EST East Surry boys could contend again With the graduation of East Surry's all-time leading basketball scorer Scott Meredith, many wonder what to expect from the Cardinals this season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:09 EST Young Lady Cards hope to compete in tough league The East Surry Lady Cardinals will try and improve on a fifth-place finish in the Northwest 1A Conference this season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:10 EST County audit reveals clean bill of health DOBSON — A recent audit as required by the state revealed Surry County is in good financial shape. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:01:05 EST Community Thanksgiving service is Sunday Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church and its pastor, Dr. David Sparks, will host a special multi-denominational Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday beginning at 5:55 p.m. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:46:07 EST City seeks to save jobs after Surry snub Mount Airy officials are trying to salvage a possible industrial expansion locally that could mean 75 new jobs, after the county government rejected incentives for the project this week. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:17:10 EST 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