Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:31:25 EST 1800 Debate ensues over proposed sales tax legislation http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152557535/Debate-ensues-over-proposed-sales-tax-legislation A state senate bill that would change how sales tax revenue is distributed statewide — and trumpeted as meaning more money for Surry County — apparently comes at a cost to municipal governments across the state, including Mount... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:30:21 EST Dollar General opening in Dobson http://mtairynews.com/news/business-news/152584060/Dollar-General-opening-in-Dobson Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location in Dobson on Saturday at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:35:21 EST Museum hosting Easter bonnet workshop, egg hunt http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152578593/Museum-hosting-Easter-bonnet-workshop-egg-hunt The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and the Mayberry Toy Company are teaming up to provide an Easter experience for local children ages 4 – 11. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:21 EST City to pick up unusual trash items http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152561981/City-to-pick-up-unusual-trash-items A special trash-collection initiative by the city of Mount Airy which in 2014 reaped 219 tires, 108 mattresses and other unusual items will begin again Monday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:00:21 EST Police reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152541624/Police-reports • An attempted break-in targeting a vehicle owned by an employee of a local restaurant occurred Monday night, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident took place at the Asian House Restaurant on Rockford Street, where a... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:45:21 EST Local resident heads ‘Poppins’ production http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152557533/Local-resident-heads-Poppins-production Mount Airy resident Dru Billings will be appearing on stage in Winston-Salem beginning this weekend as part of the Twin City Stage production of “Mary Poppins.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:25:22 EST Event aims to make kids heroes http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152559070/Event-aims-to-make-kids-heroes PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting super hero capes, will use this year's child abuse awareness day to encourage children to don a cape and “Be a Hero, Stop Child Abuse Now.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:20:22 EST Senate Bill would change sales tax distrubution http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152535473/Senate-Bill-would-change-sales-tax-distrubution State Sen. Shirley Randleman, who represents Surry, Stokes and part of Wilkes counties, is co-sponsoring a bill that could put more sales tax revenue in the hands of Surry County officials. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:05:22 EST Payne leaving Elkin’s top post http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152557851/Payne-leaving-Elkins-top-post The Elkin Board of Commissioners on Monday night accepted the resignation of Town Manager Lloyd Payne and voted unanimously to name Elkin Finance Director John Holcomb as the town's interim town manager effective May 11. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:15:22 EST Closing precincts would save money http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152532966/Closing-precincts-would-save-money DOBSON — Seven of the 29 precincts where local voters cast Election Day ballots could be closed through a cost-saving consolidation move in response to statewide election changes requiring new equipment. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:10:21 EST City Easter egg hunt to hatch Saturday http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152537059/City-Easter-egg-hunt-to-hatch-Saturday The first city Easter egg hunt in 2014 was so well-attended that organizers can't even provide an accurate attendance figure for the gathering at Westwood Park. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:30:20 EST Trail moves historic treat into public view http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/152149721/Trail-moves-historic-treat-into-public-view Sonkers have been around for a long time. Martha Washington even had one in her cookbook attributed to her Irish cook. Surry County Historical Society's book of sonker recipes explains on its first page, “which had to mean, in those days,... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:55:21 EST Spring pollen season arriving http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152528384/Spring-pollen-season-arriving The end of icy chills and snow may be a welcome break to some and a warning to local allergy sufferers the warmer weather of spring will bring some serious discomfort along with it. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:45:21 EST Mystery dinner theater slated April 17 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152527895/Mystery-dinner-theater-slated-April-17 The Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy and the Good Times Drama Club are partnering together to present the murder mystery dinner theater presentation of “The Pungent Pumpkin Poisoner.” Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:25:22 EST Four suspects in custody in shooting http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152557892/Four-suspects-in-custody-in-shooting HAMPTONVILLE — Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect wanted in a Thursday home invasion and shooting.Detectives have arrested Trevor Lee Dillard, Roger Phillip Swope, Crystal Dawn Harris and Beverly Geraldine Parker. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:40:22 EST Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/152498930/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Garlic cheesebread with Marinara sauce or Ham and cheese wrap, Green peas, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Sliced peaches, Milk. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:25:24 EST East Surry captures Quiz Bowl title http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152492644/East-Surry-captures-Quiz-Bowl-title With much of the country engulfed in college basketball's March Madness, a different kind of tournament took place Saturday in Mount Airy — one requiring brains rather than athletic ability. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:15:21 EST Trash troubles: Long lines at recycling center http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152430787/Trash-troubles:-Long-lines-at-recycling-center Local officials have worked for years in an attempt to get area residents to recycle more of their waste. It appears to be working, perhaps better than those officials had hoped. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:55:21 EST SECU and Habitat partner in statewide challenge http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152408550/SECU-and-Habitat-partner-in-statewide-challenge In late February the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation partnered with Habitat for Humanity in a challenge to build a home in each of North Carolina's 100 counties over the next three years. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:30:21 EST Helping Hand Color Run returns Saturday http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152507132/Helping-Hand-Color-Run-returns-Saturday Organizers of the second Annual Color Walk/Run 5K for Helping Hands Foundation of Surry County are hoping to continue the momentum from last year's event, when more than 600 people participated in the 5K — and 40 children took part in the... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:50:20 EST