Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:03:52 EST 1800 New veterans cemetery has first occupant Nearly two years to the day since construction started on the Surry County Veterans Cemetery, the graveyard has its first occupant. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:12:06 EST Council celebrates “Breaking Up Christmas” with free dances Surry County's “Breaking Up Christmas” tradition will be celebrated with free admission to old-time dances at the Historic Earle Theatre. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:08:06 EST Depression not just the ‘holiday blues’ New data nationally from clinicians challenges the notion that depression and suicide rates increase during the holiday season. Experts stress this information points to the need for heightened awareness of risks in later winter after the... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:57:03 EST Good tidings to all Over the years writers and other artists have attempted various ways of communicating the hopefulness and sense of joy that comes, or should come, with the Christmas season. Writers — most notably Charles Dickens — film makers and others... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:01:16 EST Clerk candidate raised $50,383 for losing effort$50383-for-losing-effort DOBSON — It's commonly assumed that candidates who are successful in the modern political arena are those raising the most money, but this was not true with a recent election in Surry County. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:05:05 EST What’s the yellow gravy for? No doubt about it, Christmas dinner is an important meal. For Christians it marks the birth of the savior and bears extreme religious significance. For everyone, it marks the culmination of a season burdened with celebrating the best that humanity has... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:47:02 EST Police briefs • A case combining larceny and trespassing has occurred at Wal-Mart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Discovered last Wednesday, it involved a known female suspect stealing property valued at about $60, including two necklaces,... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:57:06 EST Roberts tapped for second term state board Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority Director Jessica Icenhour Roberts to the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board by North Caroloina House of Rep. Speaker Thom Tillis. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:26:06 EST Pike Corp. now a private company Pike Corp., one of Surry County's largest and oldest businesses, has become a private company, a move expected to solidify its market position for the future. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:04:04 EST Milk ‘n cookies with the jolly old elf The Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library gave children a chance to step out of the seasonal fast lane and have a bit of quality time with Santa Claus at the annual Cookies and Milk with Santa on Tuesday. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:33:04 EST Former Hound gets award RICHMOND, Va. — Former North Surry star Malaya Johnson continues to be successful as she has picked up an award this week at Elon College. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:23:05 EST Cards edge Hounds 72-68 PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry defeated North Surry for the second time this season, winning 72-68 in a nonconference game on Tuesday night. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:23:03 EST Lady Greyhounds top Cardinals by nine PILOT MOUNTAIN — North Surry got off to a strong start and held off a late charge by East Surry in a 51-42 nonconference victory on Tuesday night. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:22:06 EST Singing bell-ringer a hit with shoppers Shoppers passing by Salvation Army kettles are being greeted by the usual bells this holiday season, but also a special sound if they're lucky enough to catch Brittany Gagne on duty: Christmas carols. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:01:07 EST City food drive yields nearly 900 pounds The hunger of needy residents in the area will be diminished — at least for a while — thanks to the efforts of Mount Airy's city government employees. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:15:05 EST Police briefs • A two-ton heat pump valued at $2,000 has been reported stolen from a Mount Airy business location, according to city police department reports. The crime was discovered Thursday at a building on West Lebanon Street owned by Bray Properties... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:32:05 EST (No heading) TOAST — The Franklin Ruritan Club has established a scholarship at Surry Community College to ensure the group's tradition of community service continues. A check for $60,000 was presented to Surry Community College Foundation Executive... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:27:04 EST Lady Bears overpower Wildcats 68-28 KING — Mount Airy wasn't at its sharpest on Monday night, but the Lady Bears were still too tough for West Stokes, making quick work of the Wildcats 68-28 in a nonconference game. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:21:07 EST Hounds’ speed throttles Rams Khaileel Dailey scored 20 points and Carter Phillips and Nathan Fletcher each added 18 as North Surry defeated Starmount, 73-62, in a non-conference game Monday night. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:21:04 EST Bear wrestlers win East Wilkes tourney RONDA — Mount Airy beat five teams on the way to winning the Cardinal Duals at East Wilkes. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:21:03 EST