Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:53:56 EST 1800 City pursuing takeover of postal lot A large parking lot beside the Mount Airy Post Office has been barricaded for months, but city officials could be closing in on a deal that would allow it to reopen through a rental agreement. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Berger, Walker to debate on TV PILOT MOUNTAIN — With a key congressional runoff election now less than a week away, a televised debate is scheduled Friday night between the two Republican candidates involved, Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cracker Barrel ‘interested’ in Mount Airy Good news could be on the way for local fans of Cracker Barrel, which is eyeing Mount Airy as the possible location for a new restaurant.Rumors have swirled for months about such a move,... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘It’s a homecoming’ The Blackmon Ampitheatre will come alive Friday as friends, family and fellow musicians gather to celebrate the legacy of renowned Mount Airy musician Jimmy Lowry. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) Surry Central's Dreven Harrison (right) speaks with his team between games, including Levi Coe (white shirt) and Karsen Conner (navy). Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) North Surry guard Jordan Badgett (in black) instructs a group of girls on using the bounce pass off the pick and roll. The Lady Greyhounds are hosting a youth basketball camp this week. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST East’s Brim commits to play baseball at SCC PILOT MOUNTAIN — When the time came for Seth Brim to make a decision on his college baseball destination, the choice was easy. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Posie Dawson Mr. Posie Maynard Dawson, 72 of Mount Airy passed away at his home Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was born in Carroll County, VA on March 14, 1942 to the late Winfred Nelson and Nellie Clementine Tate Dawson. He is survived by three brothers, Jack, Doug... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Johnny King Mr. Johnny Lee Childress, 49, of King, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Universal Health Care in King. He was born in Surry County on June 23, 1965 to Linda Jean McCormick Poff and to Billy Gray Childress. He is survived by his mother and... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Annie Pratt Mrs. Annie Lorine Gordon Pratt, age 90, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Funeral will be Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Friendly Chapel Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, at the church from 1 p.m. until time of service. Howell-Nelson... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST J.W. Weldon J. W. Welden, 94, of Mount Airy, N.C. passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born October 5, 1919, in Haralson County, Georgia, to the late Andrew and Mattie Weldon. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army in the South Pacific where he... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Runelle Cagle Mrs. Runelle Payne Evans Cagle, 86 of Mount Airy passed away at Forsyth Medical Center Tuesday, July 8, 2014. She was born in Carroll County, VA to the late Columbus H. “Lum” and Annetta Westmoreland Payne. Mrs. Cagle retired from Mount... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST East Surry 12U wins District 2 title PILOT MOUNTAIN — The girls keep getting older, but the results remain the same.A group of softball all-stars from the East Surry Little League has won its district for the third straight year. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. Crane ends 36-year dental career Dr. John Crane has seen his share of fillings and crowns in 36 years as a Mount Airy dentist, but has decided to hang up his drill. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mount Airy Habitat begins work on two homes Concrete slabs are poured and the walls are up on the Greater Mount Airy Habitat for Humanity's 42nd and 43rd homes in Surry County as the organization welcomes more volunteers to the first Saturday of the builds this... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County expands soccer program with middle school girls teams The Surry County Board of Education voted Monday night at its regular meeting to expand its soccer offerings with girls' teams in its four middle schools. The meeting was held at Meadowview Middle School with the board also approving a new... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Former Rockette offering dance workshops Former Radio City Rockette Alana Niehoff will offer precision dance workshops at the Surry Arts Council in a series of workshops this month. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police briefs • A false-pretense case has been reported to the Mount Airy Police Department involving an unknown individual depositing and debiting money from a checking account at Surrey Bank & Trust on North Renfro Street. Police records show four occasions... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cars, music, food and fun DOBSON — Organizers say everything is in place for what they hope could become an annual event in Surry County — the county's first Veteran's Appreciation Night. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Spinning a yarn They don't know what the topic will be but organizers say one thing is for sure: It will be fun for the entire family. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST