Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:43:03 EST 1800 City schools closing early today Mount Airy City Schools will dismiss school at 1 p.m. today. The announcement follows the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Blacksburg, Virginia, issuing a winter weather advisory which will be in effect until 10 p.m. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:45:22 EST (No heading) • Two people were arrested on felony drug charges involving methamphetamine Sunday in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. Kenneth Dale Gardner, 51, of 341 Welch Road, and Brandy Michelle Burcham, 37, of Pleasant Garden in... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 03:45:21 EST Friday health fair offers free tests Those who might be putting off certain tests because of the cost can get some done for free during a senior health fair scheduled Friday in Mount Airy. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:55:21 EST City ABC store could be expanding The Mount Airy ABC Store on Starlite Road could be getting bigger through a proposed building expansion. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:30:22 EST (No heading) Polar Plungers recognized … Page xxRecord-breaking cold … Pages xx Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:30:21 EST Cards open season with Reagan loss PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry took on a powerful Reagan team and came away with a respectable 3-0 loss. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:33 EST (No heading) Surry Central's Silas Hutson fires a pitch toward home plate during the Golden Eagles' season opener against Alleghany on Wednesday night. The Eagles won the game 3-2. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:31 EST Bears edge E. Wilkes 5-4 Mount Airy took a 4-2 lead into doubles, then had to hang on for a 5-4 win over East Wilkes in Wednesday's tennis opener. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:28 EST Hounds win in Martin’s coaching debut WILKESBORO — Chase Chandler and Brady Watts combined for the shutout as North Surry defeated Wilkes Central 1-0 on Wednesday, giving Tony Martin a win in his coaching debut. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:27 EST Lady Bears win opener 7-0 Mount Airy opened the soccer season with a 7-0 shutout of Thomasville.The Lady Bears led 4-0 at halftime and cruised to a win over the Lady Bulldogs. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:26 EST Eagles net first win over East DOBSON — The reality of losing eight seniors from a strong 2014 soccer team hit Surry Central hard in a 6-0 season-opening loss to West Iredell earlier this week. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:24 EST Interstate sewer project going to bid The Surry County Commissioners voted this morning to push forward on the interstate sewer project that will expand sewer service along N.C. 89 to the point where Interstates 77 and 74 converge. Additionally, the new sewer system will provide sewer... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:30:23 EST County approves EMS equipment purchase Surry County Emergency Services will soon be getting new support ventilators and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP machines, to use on emergency calls. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST County board names “Board of Education Member Emeritus” DOBSON —The Surry County Board of Education named Sue Stone to “Board of Education Member Emeritus” honors at its regular meeting Monday night. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:20:21 EST Getting to know you Last Saturday Flat Rock Baptist Church finally had its first community pinto bean supper in a while. February's bad weather had caused some cancellations and rescheduling, but by the last day of the month things came together. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 04:00:22 EST Board hears about Meadowview Magnet progress DOBSON — Principal Denny Barr presented a year-one, mid-year update for Meadowview Magnet Middle School at the Board of Education's regular meeting Monday night. Barr's presentation included an overview of the progress on the three... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:05:21 EST Apartment complex eyed for city A firm responsible for the Edgewood Place apartment complex near Walmart is seeking to develop more housing on North Franklin Road. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:30:21 EST Tourism group has new website The Tourism Partnership of Surry County has launched a new website the organization believes better utilizes available online technology and showcases “its picturesque county in the heart of the Yadkin Valley.” Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:20:21 EST Millennium Charter Academy holds annual spelling bee MCA recently hosted its annual spelling bee, which was conducted in two parts. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:50:21 EST Kicking off spring season After two weeks of Mother Nature interfering with basketball playoffs, the spring sports season has begun under winter weather advisories. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:15:25 EST