Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:43:03 EST 1800 Museum sets New Years Eve fundraiser http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50931121/Museum-sets-New-Years-Eve-fundraiser The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is going to end and begin its year with a bang at its fifth annual New Year's Eve fundraiser dance on Dec. 31 at Old North State Winery. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:33:06 EST Hounds win, Eagles and Bears fall http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/50934303/Hounds-win-Eagles-and-Bears-fall Some games finished late on Friday night, and full details were not available at press time. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:02:10 EST Lady Eagles nip Cards by five http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/50934260/Lady-Eagles-nip-Cards-by-five ELKIN — The Lady Eagles defeated East Surry 42-37 in the first game of Elkin's Christmas tournament Friday.Surry Central led by as many as 13 in the third quarter, but East Surry refused to quit. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:02:08 EST Cards fall to Rams 60-53 http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/50934236/Cards-fall-to-Rams-60-53 ELKIN — East Surry came out on the short end of a back-and-forth match with Starmount Friday evening. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:02:06 EST Lady Hounds fall to reigning 2A champ http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/50934292/Lady-Hounds-fall-to-reigning-2A-champ HIGH POINT — North Surry stuck around with the defending 2A state champion for three quarters before High Point Andrews pulled away for a 39-32 win Friday afternoon. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:02:05 EST Park wants public to take a hike http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50929989/Park-wants-public-to-take-a-hike PILOT MOUNTAIN — To anyone desiring a way to get the new year off to a good start, the staff at Pilot Mountain State Park offers a possible solution: Take a hike. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:41:05 EST Sheriff believes progress made in meth problem http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50925053/Sheriff-believes-progress-made-in-meth-problem DOBSON — With two major busts in the past week, Surry Sheriff Graham Atkinson thinks headway is being made in battling the county's methamphetamine problem — but the war is not over. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:47:05 EST New veterans cemetery has first occupant http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50924266/New-veterans-cemetery-has-first-occupant Nearly two years to the day since construction started on the Surry County Veterans Cemetery, the graveyard has its first occupant. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:12:06 EST Area teams playing holiday hoops http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50916287/Area-teams-playing-holiday-hoops All four area schools will participate in basketball tournaments on Friday and Saturday. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:57:04 EST Council celebrates “Breaking Up Christmas” with free dances http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50924126/Council-celebrates-Breaking-Up-Christmas-with-free-dances Surry County's “Breaking Up Christmas” tradition will be celebrated with free admission to old-time dances at the Historic Earle Theatre. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:08:06 EST Depression not just the ‘holiday blues’ http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50916474/Depression-not-just-the-holiday-blues New data nationally from clinicians challenges the notion that depression and suicide rates increase during the holiday season. Experts stress this information points to the need for heightened awareness of risks in later winter after the... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:57:03 EST Good tidings to all http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinon/50925534/Good-tidings-to-all Over the years writers and other artists have attempted various ways of communicating the hopefulness and sense of joy that comes, or should come, with the Christmas season. Writers — most notably Charles Dickens — film makers and others... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:01:16 EST Locals shine on college stage http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50917207/Locals-shine-on-college-stage Surry County has a strong tradition for women's basketball, and several players are showing their skills now at the college level. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:58:05 EST Holder to coach in 2015 Shrine Bowl http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50917858/Holder-to-coach-in-2015-Shrine-Bowl Mount Airy head football coach Kelly Holder was recently selected as one of six assistant coaches for the 79th Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in 2015. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:58:03 EST Greyhound wrestlers roll http://mtairynews.com/news/hswrestling/50920103/Greyhound-wrestlers-roll North Surry collected two more wins, losing just three matches total in defeating North Forsyth, 71-6, and East Wilkes, 72-12, Tuesday night. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:58:02 EST Clerk candidate raised $50,383 for losing effort http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50922744/Clerk-candidate-raised-$50383-for-losing-effort DOBSON — It's commonly assumed that candidates who are successful in the modern political arena are those raising the most money, but this was not true with a recent election in Surry County. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:05:05 EST What’s the yellow gravy for? http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/50914429/Whats-the-yellow-gravy-for No doubt about it, Christmas dinner is an important meal. For Christians it marks the birth of the savior and bears extreme religious significance. For everyone, it marks the culmination of a season burdened with celebrating the best that humanity has... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:47:02 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50917192/Police-briefs • A case combining larceny and trespassing has occurred at Wal-Mart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Discovered last Wednesday, it involved a known female suspect stealing property valued at about $60, including two necklaces,... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:57:06 EST Roberts tapped for second term state board http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50914238/Roberts-tapped-for-second-term-state-board Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority Director Jessica Icenhour Roberts to the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board by North Caroloina House of Rep. Speaker Thom Tillis. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:26:06 EST Pike Corp. now a private company http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50916535/Pike-Corp.-now-a-private-company Pike Corp., one of Surry County's largest and oldest businesses, has become a private company, a move expected to solidify its market position for the future. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:04:04 EST