Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:23:01 EST 1800 County Schools debuts new logo at convocation http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50178260/County-Schools-debuts-new-logo-at-convocation PILOT MOUNTAIN — The official unveiling of the Surry County Schools new logo at its annual convocation ceremony literally took center stage as Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves told participants “We stand tall and we shine... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:05 EST Third Philip Mappa Memorial Ride is slated Saturday http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1/50179383/Third-Philip-Mappa-Memorial-Ride-is-slated-Saturday Participants are being sought for the Third Annual Philip Mappa Memorial Ride Saturday. Organizers say all the proceeds from the event will benefit a Mount Airy child diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:33:06 EST ‘A chance to change the world’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50177752/A-chance-to-change-the-world Mount Airy High School came alive for another year Thursday morning as hundreds of teachers, administrators and elected officials gathered for the school district's annual convocation ceremony. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:02:06 EST City board OKs timber plan 5-0 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50183229/City-board-OKs-timber-plan-5-0 Paul Bunyan would be proud of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners, which voted unanimously Thursday night to launch a logging project at Westwood Industrial Park. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:42:06 EST Man charged with sexual battery at hospital http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50177964/Man-charged-with-sexual-battery-at-hospital The investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a patient at Northern Hospital of Surry County by an employee there has led to a misdemeanor charge against a Dobson man. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:08 EST Development group to meet at Spencer’s http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50178302/Development-group-to-meet-at-Spencers As part of its mission of injecting new life into a blighted industrial area in Mount Airy, a recently formed group is going right to the source. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:21:07 EST Slidin’ to success http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50172467/Slidin-to-success DOBSON — Organizers of Surry Community College's Week of Welcome for new students say the effort has been well received, in spite of weather earlier in the week literally raining on their best-made plans. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:56:09 EST Boundaries drawn for timber plan http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50172497/Boundaries-drawn-for-timber-plan No lines have been drawn in the sand, but lines have been drawn in the woods — at least on paper, as Mount Airy officials prepare to sell timber at the city-owned Westwood Industrial Park. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:06:08 EST Additional $300,000 needed for greenway work http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50171266/Additional-$300000-needed-for-greenway-work A greenway connector in Mount Airy which officials already have said could cost up to $4.5 million apparently will have an even higher price tag due to related stream stabilization. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:57:06 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50170624/Police-briefs • A Mount Airy man is facing violations of shoplifting, possession of stolen goods and second-degree trespassing after an incident Sunday at Dollar General on North Renfro Street, according to city police department reports. Brandon Wilson Key,... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:56:04 EST Fresh products and casual market atmosphere http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50164452/Fresh-products-and-casual-market-atmosphere Business seemed to be swarming at the Mount Airy Farmer's Market this week. Here are a few scenes from Tuesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:12:12 EST Ohio taking interest in Mayberry http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50160222/Ohio-taking-interest-in-Mayberry Welcome to Surry County, Buckeyes. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:16:08 EST City to demolish rundown houses http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50164932/City-to-demolish-rundown-houses Mount Airy officials are posed to order the demolition of four houses in the city limits which have been ruled unfit for human habitation. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:50:08 EST Members told Rotary is “we” not “me” http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50164660/Members-told-Rotary-is-we-not-me Mount Airy Rotary speaker Dale Draughn opened his member profile talk by telling his fellow club members Rotary is not so much about any one “me,” and is all about “we.” Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:30:04 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50163881/Police-briefs • A traffic stop late Sunday led to a Mount Airy man being served with an outstanding felony warrant for possession of stolen property, according to city police department reports. Tommy Dean McMillian Jr., 21, of 171 Pottery Trail, was arrested... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:27:07 EST Board okays courthouse repairs http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50162900/Board-okays-courthouse-repairs DOBSON — Interested contractors may soon be bidding on a half-million-dollar construction project on the historic Dobson courthouse. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:18:12 EST Board to gov’t: Enforce the law http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50161167/Board-to-govt:-Enforce-the-law It didn't take long for the feelings about the current immigration crisis to be known Monday night. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:40:05 EST Variety of plants shown on walk http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50152751/Variety-of-plants-shown-on-walk PILOT MOUNTAIN — A medicinal herb hike Saturday at Pilot Mountain State Park was more of a meditation on a decline of naturalists in forests than a dissertation on knowledge once the domain of a select few local persons before modern medicine... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:37:08 EST Propane storage facility planned http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50158143/Propane-storage-facility-planned An industrial park in Mount Airy is getting a new tenant — a propane storage and distribution facility to be developed by an existing local company. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:20:05 EST Hospital slashes chaplain position http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50158884/Hospital-slashes-chaplain-position A hospital chaplain can provide invaluable religious and emotional support to patients and families facing medical crises, but Northern Hospital of Surry County has eliminated its full-time chaplain position and will rely on volunteers... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:36:15 EST