Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:09:33 EST 1800 Tharrington principal named exceptional children’s director http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3581498/Tharrington-principal-named-exceptional-childrens-director The Mount Airy Board of Education has announced current Tharrington Primary Principal Lydia Lovell will become the district's new Exceptional Children's Director. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tickets available for Administrative Professional Day luncheon http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3585851/Tickets-available-Administrative-Professional-Day-luncheon The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce still has tickets available for the Administrative Professional Day Luncheon on April 23, 12 p.m. at Cross Creek Country Club. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes lunch, entertainment, and a... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Camp Invention program planned for summer http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3579880/Camp-Invention-program-planned-for-summer The Mount Airy Board of Education received news Tuesday the system will offer “Camp Invention” to students from throughout the area this summer. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City seeking applicants for redevelopment group http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3587856/City-seeking-applicants-for-redevelopment-group Two weeks after a controversial redevelopment commission was approved by Mount Airy officials, a procedure was unveiled Thursday night for citizens to apply to become members of the group. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Interim CEO leaves NHSC after three days http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3586638/Interim-CEO-leaves-NHSC-after-three-days It was anticipated that a new interim chief executive officer for Northern Hospital of Surry County would be here only a brief time — but his exit came much faster than expected. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former PM police chief dies http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3585102/Former-PM-police-chief-dies DOBSON — A former chief of police in the town of Pilot Mountain has died.Oscar Marvin Hutchens died on April 15 at the Twelve Oaks Assisted Living Center. He was 87. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Annual SCC Health Fair broadens it focus http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3575340/Annual-SCC-Health-Fair-broadens-it-focus DOBSON — Surry Community's third annual health fair broadened its scope Tuesday. The changes were fueled by the college's focus on student services and sense of community as it observes its 50th anniversary. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Board hears budget update http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3581534/Board-hears-budget-update DOBSON —True to his word, Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith told the town's board of commissioners that he doesn't feel a tax increase is necessary during this year's budget season. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back http://mtairynews.com/news/blotter-news/3581740/Suspect-sells-car-allegedly-steals-it-back JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a victim he originally sold his car to. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Surry Community Students Launch ‘Egg Rockets’ today http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3581891/Surry-Community-Students-Launch-Egg-Rockets-today DOBSON — Surry Community College Math Club members, not “all the kings horses and all the kings men,” are going to give Humpty Dumpty a chance to go airborne this afternoon as the school holds its annual egg launch. The event is set... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST NCDOT to begin I-77 repaving in Surry County http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3581399/NCDOT-to-begin-I-77-repaving-in-Surry-County The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work on a paving rehabilitation project along Interstate 77 near Mount Airy on April 22.One lane of I-77 from mile marker 95 to 99 will be closed until the project is completed. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Support your local fire department http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3580392/Support-your-local-fire-department A fund-raising event set Saturday in Mount Airy is part of an effort to preserve an historic piece of emergency services history in the city. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Contract renewed with local license plate agency http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3580776/Contract-renewed-with-local-license-plate-agency A contract has been awarded to operate the license plate agency in Mount Airy — to the person who presently runs the facility. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidates’ forum set for Thursday http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3580243/Candidates-forum-set-for-Thursday With a primary just around the corner, an event tonight in Mount Airy offers voters a chance to learn about candidates involved.The meet-and-greet session is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at J.J. Jones Alumni Auditorium. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local ingredients, worldly cuisine http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-lifestyle/3563673/Local-ingredients-worldly-cuisine It may seem odd, she said, but people should eat together at home much more than they do now.“It's really important for people to cook things at home,” said Megan Carolan. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lighting the torch http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3574754/Lighting-the-torch DOBSON — The competitive fire is alive and well among Surry County seniors, as the nearly 200 participants signed up to compete in this year's Yadkin Valley Senior Games can attest. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bennett named county schools Volunteer of the Year http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3578330/Bennett-named-county-schools-Volunteer-of-the-Year DOBSON — Surry County Schools took time out to honor its volunteers at a reception Tuesday night at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Vitaculture and Enology. Les Bennett of Pilot Mountain Elementary was named volunteer of the year at the ice cream... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Man charged with felony in dog’s death http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3577355/Man-charged-with-felony-in-dogs-death A Mount Airy man was being held in the Surry County Jail Tuesday on a felony charge stemming from the death of his girlfriend's dog. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Zoning, recycling matters on city agenda http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3576409/Zoning-recycling-matters-on-city-agenda Citizens have a chance to weigh in on proposed zoning changes in Mount Airy — affecting cell towers, mobile homes and other issues involving land uses — during a public hearing Thursday night. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST April 30 Progress Edition features Nester Hosiery http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3577092/April-30-Progress-Edition-features-Nester-Hosiery Find out how Nester Hosiery is changing the way people think about socks with their new Farm to Feet line, with an article written by Staff Reporter Jessica Johnson in the upcoming “Local Treasures, Hidden Gems” progress edition of... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST