Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:08:41 EST 1800 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 School board prepares for changes http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151526843/School-board-prepares-for-changes DOBSON — The Surry County School began preparations for the Department of Instruction's school performance grades at a mini retreat held Tuesday afternoon. Assistant Superintendent, Student Services Dr. Jeff Tunstall's presentation... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:30:21 EST Local musicians, sites featured on UNC-TV show http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151521901/Local-musicians-sites-featured-on-UNC-TV-show Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt will be the host of a one-hour special on UNC-TV Thursday night which aims to introduce viewers to the masters of old time and traditional music. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:25:21 EST Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/151480564/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Baked spaghetti with garlic toast or Rib-B-Que sandwich, Green beans, Romaine salad, Sliced peaches, Milk. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:05:21 EST Funding means Earle won’t go ‘dark’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151496426/Funding-means-Earle-wont-go-dark Just as compact discs replaced cassette tapes and VHS was supplanted by DVD, the way movies are shown in theatres is heading the way of the dodo — toward virtual extinction. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:22 EST Polar plunge touted as Freezin For A Reason http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151483363/Polar-plunge-touted-as-Freezin-For-A-Reason DOBSON — There is that adage of making lemonade when handed lemons. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:00:21 EST Forbush wins Western Piedmont http://mtairynews.com/news/hsswimming/151513107/Forbush-wins-Western-Piedmont PILOT MOUNTAIN — Forbush won first place for both the boys and girls in Monday's Western Piedmont Conference Championship. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:00:28 EST Greyhounds edge Falcons by 4 http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/151513097/Greyhounds-edge-Falcons-by-4 EAST BEND — North Surry won its third straight game with a tight 83-79 victory at Forbush Monday. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:00:26 EST