Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:25:39 EST 1800 City announces holiday trash schedule The arrival of Christmas this week also is bringing some changes to Mount Airy's sanitation operations. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:51:03 EST Trucker charged in wreck that killed Surry pair A trucker has been charged with multiple felony violations stemming from a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on U.S. 52 in October that claimed three lives, including a couple from Mount Airy. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:01:03 EST Cops help kids with Christmas presents Ask any of the members of the Surry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 24 involved in the annual Cops and Kids shopping tour at Walmart in Mount Airy and they'll tell you it's not about gifts. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:10:05 EST McCrory taps Puckett for state board DOBSON — Greg Puckett, who serves as executive vice president and general manager at Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:28:05 EST Donations mixed this holiday season According to the report from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, charitable giving is down considerably from last year. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:15:07 EST Local merchants pleased holiday sales Sales for many area merchants appear to be pleasingly steady thus far into the Christmas Season at a time when many retailers look to earn as much as 30 percent of their income in the holiday rush. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:11:04 EST Pilot board selects new member PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:50:04 EST Wreck sends student to hospital PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:55:03 EST Gold awards presented to Mount Airy TDA and Surry County partnership Mount Airy's Tourism Development Authority and the Surry County Tourism Partnership of Surry County have each struck gold at an annual award ceremony for the The Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC). Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:30:07 EST Everhart honored as professional woman of the year GARDEN CITY, NY — The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) has named Dr. Dee Everhart of Everhart Primary Health Care in Cana, Va., as 2014 professional woman of the year. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:06:04 EST After 22 years, Inman stepping down WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:21:04 EST MerleFest 2015 musicians announced WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, has announced Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and festival circuit favorites Trampled By Turtles as part of the music festival's lineup. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:18:02 EST Rep. Coble’s last official act involves local youth Rep. Howard Coble is ending a career as an area congressman spanning nearly 30 years, and his last official act in that capacity involved a Surry County high school student. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:12:07 EST Have you prepared your heart? In this last week before Christmas, everyone is busy including myself. There is the clearing of the desk. There is cleaning and decorating. There are shows and parties. There are gifts and wrapping. There are cards and messages to send. There are... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:18:03 EST Next step: greenway to Yadkin River? Those with an interest in Mount Airy's recreational facilities might see an upcoming greenway project as a final leg — but it could be far from the end of the “road.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:21:03 EST Supreme Court upholds county conviction WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court has upheld charges in a drug case challenged on a technicality based on language in state law. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:03 EST School resolution goes to state committee Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little told the Mount Airy Board of Education at its Dec. 16 business meeting its resolution asking for more local control over scheduling its school year has been moved to a Department of Instruction... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:50:04 EST Greenway bids come in under budget A local company is the apparent low bidder on a project to connect Mount Airy's two greenways, submitting a proposal that is less than the projected cost of the job. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:23:03 EST Embers Christmas show is Dec. 20 The Embers are slated to return Dec. 20 with their annual Christmas show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:20:04 EST Board approves language immersion program The Mount Airy Board of Education's unanimous approval of a Language Leaders Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program Tuesday night followed around five persons sharing various opinions on the effort. The meeting was held at Tharrington Primary... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:45:04 EST