Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 22 May 2015 09:38:32 EST 1800 No city tax hike proposed Mount Airy residents would see no increase in property taxes or water and sewer rates under a proposed city budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year which was unveiled during a council meeting Thursday night. Fri, 22 May 2015 03:00:23 EST (No heading) DOBSON — Thursday morning, Surry Early College High School of Design seniors took time to look back while looking forward to a big week of testing as their high school careers draw to a close. The annual academic awards program was held in the... Fri, 22 May 2015 01:10:22 EST Police reports • Ashley Renee McConkey, 31, of 145 Champion Lane, was cited for larceny Monday at Walmart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports, which provided no further details regarding the alleged offense. McConkey is scheduled to appear in... Fri, 22 May 2015 00:25:21 EST The birthday of the Christian church “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared... Fri, 22 May 2015 00:05:21 EST Pinto bean dinner to benefit backpack program PILOT MOUNTAIN — Masonic Lodge 558 is staging its first pinto bean supper May 23 to benefit the student backpack program for Surry County Schools in its eastern district. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:55:21 EST City announces Memorial Day event A local World War II veteran who led the rescue of future President John F. Kennedy and later participated in the D-Day invasion will be the special guest speaker for Mount Airy's annual Memorial Day event. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:15:21 EST Commissioners forgive debt service payments DOBSON — Monday night Surry County Commissioners voted to forgive a debt service payment from the town of Pilot Mountain related to the former Pilot Mountain Pride building. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:40:21 EST City to address dangerous intersection Long-awaited safety improvements to a dangerous Mount Airy intersection could get the green light today from the city board of commissioners. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:05:21 EST Kindergarten teachers efforts honored by Board of Education The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education recognized it's kindergarten teachers Tuesday night for “going above and beyond” during a meeting held at Jones Intermediate School. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:23 EST ‘In God We Trust’ to be displayed on public buildings DOBSON — The Surry County Commissioners unanimously voted to display the national motto, “In God We Trust” on the Surry County Government Center and the county courthouse. Wed, 20 May 2015 16:05:21 EST Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Surry Community College recently held its annual induction ceremony for new members for fall 2014/spring 2015 in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:05:21 EST Surry County schools ranked among top in state DOBSON — All four of Surry County's high schools were recognized for exemplary performance for all students by The US News & World Report in this year's list of America's Best High Schools. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:00:25 EST No tax hike in city budget? It won't be known for sure until Thursday night, but there are early indications that Mount Airy residents might escape the next fiscal year without a threatened property tax increase. Wed, 20 May 2015 03:30:21 EST Golf carts proposed for local streets Bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, the usual vehicular traffic, one's legs — and even skateboards — are among the conveyances people use to negotiate Mount Airy streets, which could be joined by golf carts. Wed, 20 May 2015 02:35:21 EST Youth looks to start arrowhead museum LAMBSBURG — A 10-and-a-half-year-old Carroll County resident is hoping land recently plowed in Lambsburg will yield a bumper crop of history. Wed, 20 May 2015 01:35:21 EST Time saving trend has a catchy new name Getting dinner on the table every night can be a daunting and thankless task. To be successful on a consistent basis, you need a full rotation of nutritious meals that the family enjoys and that can be put together in a short amount of time. You also... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:20:21 EST Local educators help in Habitat National Women Build “Lowe's Heroes” employee volunteers were among many who joined Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity to help build homes in the Mount Airy area in recognition of National Women Build Week on May 2 through May 10. Wed, 20 May 2015 00:05:22 EST Local students named as Armfield College Scholars DOBSON —Fifty-nine students from Surry County, Mount Airy City, Elkin City schools and Surry Community College students were named as Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation College Scholars Tuesday afternoon at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina... Tue, 19 May 2015 18:30:22 EST Police reports • A common-law robbery was reported Sunday in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. It involved a known suspect taking an undisclosed sum of cash and a bottle of cologne from Lindsey Kay Joyce of East Pine Street. That person... Tue, 19 May 2015 17:20:25 EST Attorney: Board prayers ‘Flat-out unconstitutional’ DOBSON — Monday night County Attorney Ed Woltz took some time to update the Surry County Board of Commissioners on recent litigation regarding prayer at public meetings. In short, Woltz told commissioners the manner in which they prayed at the... Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:21 EST