Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:02:09 EST 1800 Fiddle auction deemed ‘huge success’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50563058/Fiddle-auction-deemed-huge-success The sound of music filled the air as Pilot Mountain native Lacy Green, banjo virtuoso Sammy Shelor and friends took to the stage at Old North State Winery Friday to entertain the crowd gathered to auction nine fiddle sculptures that have, until... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:03:06 EST City alters funding stance on Interstates project http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50557227/City-alters-funding-stance-on-Interstates-project Mount Airy officials have backed away from a demand to be refunded part of city funding for a project to extend sewer lines to the Interstates District if it comes in under budget. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:54:05 EST ‘Remember my name’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50556675/Remember-my-name DOBSON — The scene was somber as dozens of supporters of domestic violence awareness gathered at the historic Surry County Courthouse Friday evening for a Candlelight Vigil honoring the memories of Surry County victims. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:28:06 EST Bears hold Tri-M induction http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50557505/Bears-hold-Tri-M-induction Mount Airy High's Tri-M Music Honor Society President Jack Marion summed up the the group's induction ceremony Friday afternoon with words from musician Roy Ayers. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:32:05 EST Odum: Protecting the young http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50549017/Odum:-Protecting-the-young Editor's Note: Ervin Odum, 62, of River Siloam Road, has spent years in the construction industry, specializing in homebuilding. Odum, a Republican, is challenging Graham Atkinson for sheriff. He did not respond to multiple requests for an... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:59:05 EST Atkinson: Not ready to step down yet http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50548701/Atkinson:-Not-ready-to-step-down-yet Editor's Note: Graham Atkinson, a Democrat, was born and raised on a farm in the Siloam community, where he still lives today. He is a Surry Central High School graduate with a Bachelor's of Science degree in social services with a... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:58:15 EST Betty Lynn reunites with Ron Howard http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50557722/Betty-Lynn-reunites-with-Ron-Howard The Greensboro metro area isn't exactly Mayberry, but that didn't stop two key figures of “The Andy Griffith Show” from holding a mini-reunion there Thursday night. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:01:07 EST Accident disrupting I-77 traffic http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50556244/Accident-disrupting-I-77-traffic Motorists traveling on Interstate 77 northbound into Virginia were advised today to seek alternate routes after a tractor-trailer accident in Virginia closed a portion of I-77 this morning near the state line. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:07 EST A new business for Dobson http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50549176/A-new-business-for-Dobson DOBSON — Thursday night's brief meeting of the Dobson Board of Commissioners resulted in a new business for the town.And a new town clerk. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:12 EST Virginia man killed in Wednesday wreck http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50548478/Virginia-man-killed-in-Wednesday-wreck The names of the victims of the single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one man and sent two passengers to the hospital have been released. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:07:10 EST MACS group to visit China http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50548562/MACS-group-to-visit-China A group representing Mount Airy City Schools will tap into their inner Marco Polos in The College Board 2014 Chinese Bridge Delegation from Nov. 5 through Nov. 12 in China. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:50:09 EST Mount Airy native is write-in candidate for board http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50535609/Mount-Airy-native-is-write-in-candidate-for-board Mount Airy native Alisha Dancy-Brown has announced she is running as a write-in candidate for the Mount Airy Board of Education District A seat. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:13:13 EST O’Dell: I have the experience http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50534184/ODell:-I-have-the-experience Editor's Note: Republican Teresa O'Dell, who is challenging incumbent Rebecca Brendle for the Clerk of Superior Court seat, says she has the experience and leadership to get the job done. O'Dell ran for the clerk's seat in... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:14:07 EST Brendle: I serve the citizens http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50534003/Brendle:-I-serve-the-citizens Editor's Note: Democrat Rebecca Brendle is seeking re-election as Surry County's Clerk of Superior Court, a position she has held since January 2013. Prior to being named clerk, she served for more than a decade as assistant/deputy... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:12:09 EST Students do well on Read to Achieve http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50541872/Students-do-well-on-Read-to-Achieve Results of “Read to Achieve” program testing shared at The Mount Airy Board of Education's regular business meeting Tuesday night showed Jones Elementary students were scoring higher in End of Grade (EOG) tests than counterparts... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:09:11 EST Board to hear rezoning request http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50541463/Board-to-hear-rezoning-request DOBSON — A public hearing on a rezoning request is set in Dobson for Thursday night, one that could ultimately result in the town growing a bit. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:25 EST Pine Street accident claims one life http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50542452/Pine-Street-accident-claims-one-life Emergency workers and law enforcement were still on the scene of a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one person and left two passengers pinned in the vehicle shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:14:08 EST Season of all things pumpkin is upon us http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50507001/Season-of-all-things-pumpkin-is-upon-us For better or worse, the season of all things pumpkin is here. Since Starbucks introduced the pumpkin spice latte in 2003, each year has brought more and more pumpkin flavored foods. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:48:06 EST Jury awards $4.5 million in mother’s death http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50535270/Jury-awards-$4.5-million-in-mothers-death DOBSON — In what is believed to be the largest damage verdict in Surry County history, a jury has awarded $4.5 million to the estate of a woman who died shortly after giving birth in 2009. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:36:09 EST Pilot Mountain slates prescribe burns http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50533660/Pilot-Mountain-slates-prescribe-burns PILOT MOUNTAIN — Officials at Pilot Mountain State Park have announced NC State Parks staff will be conducting prescribed burns along the Yadkin River within Pilot Mountain State Park between now and early December as weather conditions permit. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:22:07 EST