Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Fri, 22 May 2015 20:59:51 EST 1800 Golf cart plan hits roadblock A proposal to allow golf carts on certain streets in Mount Airy has stalled out before it even got rolling.The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Thursday night against a motion to... Fri, 22 May 2015 18:10:21 EST Old Pine State plant being revamped A renovation project has been announced for the former Pine State Knitwear site in Mount Airy, which local officials say will provide a “great addition” of space needed for economic-development purposes. Fri, 22 May 2015 17:15:21 EST 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 ‘Fight for 15’ picks up steam The “Fight for 15” movement got a big boost this week when Los Angeles became the fourth American city to adapt a minimum wage of $15. Los Angeles will join Seattle, San Francisco and Emeryville, California. (near San Francisco) when the... Fri, 22 May 2015 02:45:21 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 Sparta hosting bike weekend SPARTA — Organizers have made some tweaks to this year's mountain cycling rides in Alleghany County next month. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:45:25 EST North, East in Elite Eight North Surry will look to extend an unprecedented postseason run when it hosts West Wilkes, while East Surry will try to solve playoff nemesis South Stanly tonight in a pair of baseball sectional final games. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:45:23 EST SCC’s White drops out of contention SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — SCC golfer Chandler White is out of contention for the national junior college championship after a rough Thursday. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:45:21 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 Hounds come through in clutch North Surry's baseball team has yet to flinch in what has turned into a wild postseason so far for the Greyhounds. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:35:21 EST SCC’s White tied for 2nd at nationals SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — After two days of action, Surry Community College's Chandler White is tied for second out of 119 golfers in the NJCAA Division II National Championship. Wed, 20 May 2015 22:30:23 EST Carolina Drillers win again The Carolina Drillers won the gold bracket championship of the Spring World Series played at Crooked Creek Park in Indian Trail May 2-3. This was the Drillers' fourth tournament championship in a row. Team members are: Chloe Potts, Carley... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:30:22 EST Franklin youth earns 2nd in national hoops SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Franklin Elementary student tied for first in the nation in the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot held recently in Massachusetts. Wed, 20 May 2015 22:30:21 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