Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:43:34 EST 1800 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 Further city tax cut not in cards http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151522657/Further-city-tax-cut-not-in-cards As Mount Airy leaders prepare for an annual planning session, or retreat, later this week, it's a good bet that the gathering won't produce a city property tax cut as in years past. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:20:21 EST City ranks high in millionaires http://mtairynews.com/news/news/151528647/City-ranks-high-in-millionaires Feel like a million bucks? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:50:21 EST Home dedicated to Bledsoe family http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151523963/Home-dedicated-to-Bledsoe-family DOBSON — Dozens of supporters gathered at 150 Promise Lane in Dobson on Sunday to dedicate the home built for the family of the late Katie Bledsoe. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:40:22 EST Super Bowl Sunday is America’s newest holiday http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/151469252/Super-Bowl-Sunday-is-Americas-newest-holiday Although Super Bowl Sunday is not technically a holiday, at least not yet, it might as well be. It is the most watched annual television program in the United States and is a big deal even for people who couldn't care less about football any... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:45:21 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/151508759/Police-briefs • A felony charge of assault inflicting serious bodily injury was filed Saturday against a Mount Airy man, according to city police department reports. Dwonerian Dandra Smith, 30, of 327 Cherry St., No. 18, who was confined in the Surry County... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:35:21 EST Board seeks restoration of tax credit http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151523841/Board-seeks-restoration-of-tax-credit PILOT MOUNTAIN — In a widely criticized move, the North Carolina General Assembly allowed the state's historic preservation tax credit to expire on Dec. 31. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:21 EST Lady Eagles down Yellow Jackets http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/151538320/Lady-Eagles-down-Yellow-Jackets WINSTON-SALEM — The Surry Central Lady Eagles won their third in a row on Tuesday, beating Carver 63-39 in a Western Piedmont 2A Conference game. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:05:31 EST North Surry grinds out road win http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/151537779/North-Surry-grinds-out-road-win KING — North Surry outlasted West Stokes 56-51 in a Western Piedmont game on Tuesday night. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:05:31 EST Central’s Zack Martin hits wrestling milestone http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/151536773/Centrals-Zack-Martin-hits-wrestling-milestone DOBSON — Senior Zack Martin earned his 100th career win and Surry Central's wrestling team defeated West Stokes 39-28 in the Golden Eagles' final regular-season home match. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:05:30 EST North seniors go out in style http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/151534686/North-seniors-go-out-in-style North Surry's seven senior wrestlers had every reason to celebrate after the Greyhounds' 51-25 victory against Forbush on Monday night at Ron King Gymnasium. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:05:28 EST Defense keys Bears’ 62-53 win http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/151537641/Defense-keys-Bears-62-53-win Mount Airy took control early and never trailed in a 62-53 win over East Surry.The Granite Bears ran off 15 straight points in the first quarter and kept the Cardinals at arms' length throughout the night. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:05:24 EST Bear run dooms Lady Cards http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/151536929/Bear-run-dooms-Lady-Cards Two runs by the Lady Bears were the difference as Mount Airy beat East Surry 52-39 Tuesday.The Bears had a 10-0 run in the second quarter to move ahead. Then they had a second 10-0 run to take control in the third. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:05:22 EST