Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:46:51 EST 1800 Jones alumni event to feature vocal group, DJ The year 2015 is an important one for the J.J. Jones High School Class of 1965, which not only is celebrating its 50th anniversary but launching a fundraising effort to benefit the community. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:45:21 EST Despite snow, Jarrell festival kicks off Thursday night marked the beginning of Mount Airy's annual Tommy Jerrell Festival. Though the presentation by David Holt that was supposed to kick off this year's celebration was postponed due to weather, the winter storm didn't... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:20:22 EST Pokey LaFarge concert set for Saturday Musician, songwriter and entertainer Pokey LaFarge is scheduled to be in concert Saturday at the Historic Earle Theatre in Mount Airy. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:21 EST Problems minimal from latest snow Given that things can't be too perfect when one is having to discuss the “latest” snowstorm to hit Surry County, the area did get lucky this time around, a local official said. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:50:22 EST City garbage routes combined Wintry weather continues to play havoc with sanitation operations in Mount Airy, including trash and recycling collections being canceled on Thursday. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:30:22 EST Library holding annual photography contest The Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain will be hosting its annual traveling photography contest this spring. The contest, which is the ninth of its kind, is sponsored by the Northwest Regional Library. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:05:22 EST Arts Ball to support school programs The Surry Arts Council will host is annual Arts Ball on Friday at Cross Creek Country Club with proceeds benefiting the council's local school programs. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:05:22 EST Auditions for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ set this weekend The Surry Arts Council will host auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. each day at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:21 EST Lenten services continue at Central UMC The weekly community-wide Lenten services continue each Wednesday through April 1 at Central United Methodist Church. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:45:22 EST Workshops, local bands headline Jarrell festival Friday evening's Tommy Jarrell Festival events will be headlined with a Tommy Jarrell birthday concert hosted by Lew Bode. The 7 p.m. event will feature three regional bands — The Slate Mountain Ramblers, The Buckstankle Boys, and The... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:25:22 EST Option granted on Spencer’s parcel Downtown businessman Gene Rees has been granted an option to buy a portion of the old Spencer's Inc. manufacturing complex, now owned by the city government, for possible development. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:25:21 EST Police Reports • A Mount Airy man was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a firearm (a handgun) by a convicted felon and resisting a public officer, according to city police department reports. Mikle Eugene Dixon, 39, of 210 Mountain View Road, was... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:20:22 EST Firefighters exceed 50 lives saved A fire department typically deals with situations such as burning structures, but in Mount Airy's case diversification has allowed it to also make a difference in medical emergencies. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:55:22 EST State official’s visit reset for March 11 State Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz's scheduled visit to Mount Airy on Thursday has been postponed as a result of snowy weather forecast to hit the area overnight. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:30:22 EST Stone join PNC Mortgage PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, NA, has appointed David Stone as loan officer, serving as the contact for residential loans in the Triad. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:55:26 EST A lifetime of food Although Diane Bowman has lived in Mount Airy for most of her life, her coastal heritage still plays a big part in the food she puts on her table. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:30:21 EST Revised garbage schedule released Mount Airy officials have announced a revised schedule for city garbage collections, which have been disrupted by bouts of wintry weather over the past week. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:00:21 EST Sculptor workshops to begin March 4 DOBSON — Lisa Clague, an internationally-known clay artist and sculptor, will be holding a free workshop on March 4 and 5. Both events are slated to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio in Building E-162 at Surry Community... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:35:22 EST Tommy Jarrell festival kicking off The 14th annual Tommy Jarrell Festival will kick off in Mount Airy on Thursday. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:10:22 EST City grapples with truck purchase Mount Airy will be getting a “grapple” truck — but not without some wrestling among city officials beforehand, leading to a 4-1 vote on the acquisition. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:40:22 EST