Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:31:36 EST 1800 ‘How to Make Friends and Monsters newest Dewey offering A mixture of veteran and new Mount Airy Library Dewey Decimal Players held their last dress rehearsal for the play “How to Make Friends and Monsters” on Wednesday afternoon. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rules clarified for dance marathon As it turns out, a marathon will mean just that on Aug. 2 when a local dance contest — and $1,000 prize — will be won by the last couple standing. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled The Mount Airy News is unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Draughn family holds family reunion Pictured here, 60 years ago, in the front row from left, are Sadie Martin, Irene Simpson and Gertrude Hodge; in the back row from left are: Archie Draughn, Bette Draughn, mother, Walter Draughn, father, and Frank Draughn. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rotary told recognizing a stroke promptly is critical Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Manager, Stroke-Neuro Services Rayetta Johnson said a stroke occurs every 45 seconds in the United States and only 3.6 percent of those have a chance for a good outcome because it is not identified rapidly enough for... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Freedom School aims to build confidence One theme for Mount Airy City Schools second year of Freedom School is supporting at risk students' attitude and teaching them that learning has an impact. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nunn Brothers to host 16th annual bluegrass festival WESTFIELD — For the 16th consecutive year the rolling hills around the Nunn Brothers Music Park will come alive with bluegrass music this weekend. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police Briefs • An iPhone 4s valued at $300 was discovered missing Monday at the Colonial Care senior housing facility on Snowhill Drive, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The phone, white in color and owned by Angel Nichole Pareoez of Belton... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dance marathon offers $1,000 prize$1000-prize The dance marathon craze, which emerged during the 1920s and 1930s, will be rekindled during an upcoming event at Mount Airy Elks Lodge which offers a $1,000 prize to the last couple standing. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST No wasting of tea in protest here!!! Frances Lowe likes half-and-half tea.“Half sweet and half unsweet,” Lowe explained. She's trying to cut down on sugar. “And, I don't like lemon in my tea. In water, yes, but not in tea.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Park plans top Dobson agenda DOBSON — Thursday night's board of commissioners meeting in the town of Dobson is about one thing: Clearing the few remaining hurdles to construction on the planned Dobson Square Park. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Airport project on schedule HOLLY SPRINGS — Officials with the Mount Airy/Surry County Airport say work is progressing on schedule on a project they believe will ultimately stimulate economic development in the area. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Surry North 13U All-Stars compete in Southeast Regional The state champion Surry County Cal Ripken 12U Surry North All-Stars open play today at the 2014 Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) Mount Airy soccer and football player Mitchell Brown receives two awards at the N.C. Coaches Association 48th-Annual All-Star Banquet held Sunday. Brown received a plaque for being named as a player on the West Men's Soccer Team and for being an... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police warn of UPS, Microsoft scams While many people are busy with lawn and gardening chores, scam artists are focused on trying to separate local residents from their money — as evidenced by a flurry on Monday. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hitting ‘enter’ to pull the trigger DOBSON — Want to apply for a gun permit in your underwear? Soon, that will be an option. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board punts on courthouse contract DOBSON — After some discussion on the matter, the Surry County Board of Commissioners decided to take a “wait and see” approach and get more information before taking any action on a plan to provide much-needed improvements to the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Availability fee a good solution for city Last week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners again took on the question of mandatory water and sewer hook-ups for city residents. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you A new look, thanks to youThe Mount Airy News today is launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scholarship Day not a one-shot deal at SCC DOBSON — Staffers at the Surry Community College Educational Opportunity Center want students and potential students to know they will be there beyond Monday's Scholarship Application Day on SCC's Dobson campus. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST