Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:03:35 EST 1800 Man charged after chase http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151599327/Man-charged-after-chase HILLSVILLE, Va. — A Cana, Va., man was jailed on numerous charges after a pursuit Thursday night, authorities say. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:55:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151587105/ Participants in the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce's 54th Annual Meeting Thursday night heard Nester Hosiery Inc.'s Chief Financial Officer Keith Nester and Executive Vice President of Sales Kerry Nester distill lessons learned... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:15:21 EST City facing $3.5 million in capital needs http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151576738/City-facing-$3.5-million-in-capital-needs Mount Airy is falling behind with its investment in new equipment purchases and infrastructure improvements and needs about $3.5 million to catch up — just for the next fiscal year. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:15:22 EST Springthorpe named Citizen of the Year http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151567497/Springthorpe-named-Citizen-of-the-Year The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce named Berta Glenn Springthorpe as its Citizen of the Year during its 54th annual banquet at Cross Creek Country Club Thursday night. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:45:25 EST Surry Arts Council 46th anniversary opens with fund drive http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151567477/Surry-Arts-Council-46th-anniversary-opens-with-fund-drive The Surry Arts Council (SAC) will mark its 46th anniversary on Feb. 12 as it officially kicks off its 2015-2016 Fund Drive in the Andy Griffith Museum Theater. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:45:22 EST A physician with a healing touch http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50943521/A-physician-with-a-healing-touch “I've got to go to the doctor!” Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:21 EST Surry Patriots breeze to home victory http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/151540289/Surry-Patriots-breeze-to-home-victory PILOT MOUNTAIN — Kaylee Paris matched a season high with 20 points to lead the Surry Home Educators girls basketball team past Winston-Salem Christian 73-34 on Tuesday night. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:30:23 EST Surry Knights start play http://mtairynews.com/news/collegesports/151578012/Surry-Knights-start-play DOBSON — With nine returning players back, Surry Community College is looking to climb back to the top of the Region X standings in 2015. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:10:25 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/collegesports/151533290/ BELMONT — North Surry standout Morgan Midkiff has received a player of the week award in college. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:10:22 EST Kriska braves cold, snow http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/151579595/Kriska-braves-cold-snow Endurance runner Jan Kriska of Mount Airy finished tied for second overall in the Arrowhead 135 Ultra Run in northern Minnesota on Wednesday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:05:22 EST Walk honors memory of fallen police officers http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151548099/Walk-honors-memory-of-fallen-police-officers PILOT MOUNTAIN — An annual memorial walk will be held Saturday morning to honor the memory of fallen Pilot Mountain Police Officers Glenn Branscome and Ralph East. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:10:22 EST Friends Meeting celebrates 100 years http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151548039/Friends-Meeting-celebrates-100-years PILOT MOUNTAIN — Members of the Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting congregation gathered after Sunday morning's service in the downstairs fellowship hall to share a meal to mark the meeting's 100th anniversary. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:00:21 EST Senior center lunch about conversation, not gyration http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151549006/Senior-center-lunch-about-conversation-not-gyration Participants in the Surry Senior Center's second-annual Eatin' With Elvis lunch at the L.H. Jones Family Resource center Wednesday demonstrated the art of “just visitin'” persists. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:15:21 EST Patrick sheriff seeks re-election http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151546266/Patrick-sheriff-seeks-re-election STUART, Va. — The 2015 election in Patrick County is still months away, but Sheriff Dan Smith already has made a decision about his campaign plans. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:45:30 EST City to tackle parking, stoplight issues http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151547558/City-to-tackle-parking-stoplight-issues City government officials will address a variety of issues during a two-day planning retreat starting today, but vehicles and traffic will be common threads with some. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:45:21 EST Golden Eagles fade against West Stokes http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/151555037/Golden-Eagles-fade-against-West-Stokes KING — A pair of first-half runs put West Stokes in control for a 68-44 conference win over Surry Central Wednesday night. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:35:28 EST Bears on the brink of NW title http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/151554255/Bears-on-the-brink-of-NW-title PILOT MOUNTAIN — Mount Airy reeled off 36 straight points and defeated East Surry 48-25 on Wednesday night to put the Granite Bears at the brink of a second straight conference wrestling title. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:35:25 EST Lady Eagles keep rolling http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/151554943/Lady-Eagles-keep-rolling KING — The Lady Eagles took care of business, downing West Stokes 61-17 Wednesday.Surry Central has won four straight games since a loss to North Surry and seven of eight since a loss in the Elkin Christmas Invitational. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:35:22 EST Genealogy swap meet takes root Saturday http://mtairynews.com/news/news/151544432/Genealogy-swap-meet-takes-root-Saturday A genealogy swap meet scheduled this Saturday in Mount Airy offers a rare opportunity to explore one's family tree and also to fuel interest in genealogy itself, according to one local expert involved. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:30:21 EST Friends Meeting celebrates 100 years http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151523898/Friends-Meeting-celebrates-100-years PILOT MOUNTAIN — Members of the Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting congregation gathered after Sunday morning's service in the downstairs fellowship hall to share a meal in celebration of the meeting's 100th anniversary. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:00:22 EST