Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:31:22 EST 1800 Jones alumni event to feature vocal group, DJ The year 2015 is an important one for the J.J. Jones High School Class of 1965, which not only is celebrating its 50th anniversary but launching a fundraising effort to benefit the community. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:45:21 EST Despite snow, Jarrell festival kicks off Thursday night marked the beginning of Mount Airy's annual Tommy Jerrell Festival. Though the presentation by David Holt that was supposed to kick off this year's celebration was postponed due to weather, the winter storm didn't... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:20:22 EST Pokey LaFarge concert set for Saturday Musician, songwriter and entertainer Pokey LaFarge is scheduled to be in concert Saturday at the Historic Earle Theatre in Mount Airy. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:21 EST Problems minimal from latest snow Given that things can't be too perfect when one is having to discuss the “latest” snowstorm to hit Surry County, the area did get lucky this time around, a local official said. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:50:22 EST Do not fear, God is near Greetings to each and every one of my readers out there. I am Evangelist Florence E. Green, of Zion Hill Church of God out of Martinsville, Va. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:15:21 EST City garbage routes combined Wintry weather continues to play havoc with sanitation operations in Mount Airy, including trash and recycling collections being canceled on Thursday. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:30:22 EST Library holding annual photography contest The Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain will be hosting its annual traveling photography contest this spring. The contest, which is the ninth of its kind, is sponsored by the Northwest Regional Library. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:05:22 EST Weather postpones area games again Basketball state playoff games were postponed for the third straight day after the latest winter storm dumped several inches of snow in the region overnight.All of the opening round games are tentatively scheduled for Friday. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:45:26 EST Local youth wins state contest GREENSBORO — A local elementary school student is headed to Maryland after winning the state Hoop Shoot championship in Greensboro recently. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:45:23 EST Meredith drawing interest Scott Meredith has seen a spike in interest from a number of colleges since a 55-point scoring outburst a couple of weeks ago. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:45:21 EST Arts Ball to support school programs The Surry Arts Council will host is annual Arts Ball on Friday at Cross Creek Country Club with proceeds benefiting the council's local school programs. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:05:22 EST Auditions for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ set this weekend The Surry Arts Council will host auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. each day at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:21 EST Lenten services continue at Central UMC The weekly community-wide Lenten services continue each Wednesday through April 1 at Central United Methodist Church. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:45:22 EST Workshops, local bands headline Jarrell festival Friday evening's Tommy Jarrell Festival events will be headlined with a Tommy Jarrell birthday concert hosted by Lew Bode. The 7 p.m. event will feature three regional bands — The Slate Mountain Ramblers, The Buckstankle Boys, and The... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:25:22 EST Option granted on Spencer’s parcel Downtown businessman Gene Rees has been granted an option to buy a portion of the old Spencer's Inc. manufacturing complex, now owned by the city government, for possible development. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:25:21 EST Police Reports • A Mount Airy man was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a firearm (a handgun) by a convicted felon and resisting a public officer, according to city police department reports. Mikle Eugene Dixon, 39, of 210 Mountain View Road, was... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:20:22 EST Hoops teams deal with weather changes The threat of another round of inclement weather forecast for Wednesday night postponed nearly all of the first round state basketball playoff games in the area. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:20:24 EST Bears’ D leads to playoff win Mount Airy tore through Pine Lake Prep in the final 11 minutes for a 78-39 win in the first round of the state 1A playoffs. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:20:20 EST Smithsonian sports exhibit arrives “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, isn't the kind of thing that can be set up anywhere. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:15:23 EST Firefighters exceed 50 lives saved A fire department typically deals with situations such as burning structures, but in Mount Airy's case diversification has allowed it to also make a difference in medical emergencies. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:55:22 EST