Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:12:36 EST 1800 Storytellers spin colorful tales http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50740455/Storytellers-spin-colorful-tales A man known as the Night Rider describes how he learned to deal with the reality of death. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:04:03 EST Pilot man arrested on 13 drug charges http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50744871/Pilot-man-arrested-on-13-drug-charges A Pilot Mountain man is behind bars under a six-digit bond after he was arrested over the weekend on a slew of drug-related charges. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:40:04 EST Historians’ work provides knowledge of slavery http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50723829/Historians-work-provides-knowledge-of-slavery DOBSON — Two local historians featured at the Surry County Historical Society Annual Meeting hope their work is a stepping stone to more inquiry and ultimately understanding of the role slavery played in local history. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:09:03 EST Hardy Brothers make donation to SCC http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50707834/Hardy-Brothers-make-donation-to-SCC DOBSON — Surry Community College officials have announced Hardy Brothers has given the school's Truck Driver Training and HVAC programs a gift of a 2007 model Peterbilt tractor and enclosed trailer along with three refrigeration trailer... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:24:05 EST Mount Airy schools declared District of Distinction http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50733245/Mount-Airy-schools-declared-District-of-Distinction District Administrator Magazine has named Mount Airy City Schools as one of its inaugural Districts of Distinction for its work in the STEAM program centered around the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. According... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:55:07 EST Most Wanted http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50734099/Most-Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST Mount Airy City Schools China delegation excited about partnerships http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50714971/Mount-Airy-City-Schools-China-delegation-excited-about-partnerships A delegation composed of Mount Airy City Schools (MACS) board of education members and school leaders has returned from its trip to China appearing confident the first steps to develop partnerships for learning experiences for students and staff are... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:04:04 EST WorkForce Carolina getting new name http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50726321/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 Holiday meal to be Houston’s last as leader http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50737544/Holiday-meal-to-be-Houstons-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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50738091/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50732130/Sewer-project-OKd-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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50722664/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50723314/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50731256/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50730708/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’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50730596/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 County audit reveals clean bill of health http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50730780/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50733150/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50730533/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50727568/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