Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Tue, 26 May 2015 00:30:20 EST 1800 Service salutes those who have fallen The city of Mount Airy's annual Memorial Day service Monday underscored the price of freedom is certainly not free. Mon, 25 May 2015 19:25:21 EST King police raid sweepstakes locations The Mount Airy Police Department, which has participated in several recent raids on suspected Internet gambling esbalishments in Mount Airy and Surry County, recently took part in another such raid in Stokes County. Mon, 25 May 2015 18:10:22 EST Annual camp meeting marks 50 years Local Christians seeking to jump start feeling their faith anew through an old-fashioned camp meeting will have their chance as the Blue Ridge Baptist Camp Meeting marks its 50th anniversary June 1. Mon, 25 May 2015 17:55:21 EST Bobbitt honored for enthusiasm, dedication B.H. Tharrington Curriculum Coach Erette Bobbitt's enthusiasm and dedication earned him a Superintendent's Award at the Mount Airy Board of Education work session Tuesday at Jones Intermediate School. Mon, 25 May 2015 10:35:22 EST City finance department receives award The finance department of the city of Mount Airy has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which the department has now received for 22 years in a row. Given by the Government Finance Officers Association... Mon, 25 May 2015 04:50:21 EST Commissioners recognize Eagle Scout Benjamin Rolison, with his father at his right, poses with Surry County commissioners Monday. Rolison was recognized by commissioners for recently becoming an Eagle Scout. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:50:21 EST Joyce, Draughn, attend leadership conference Tammy Joyce and Doug Draughn, both financial advisors with Edward Jones, recently attended the Edward Jones' Financial Advisor Leaders Conference held at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:30:22 EST Veterans Appreciation Day planned A special event to salute veterans which is scheduled next Saturday is geared toward all those who've served in the armed forces, but will have a decidedly 1940s flavor. Mon, 25 May 2015 01:35:21 EST Divorces The following divorces were granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts on May 18.• Sarah Potts and Brandon Potts• Kelsey Shelton and James Shelton• Kimberly Utt and Anthony Utt Sun, 24 May 2015 14:15:21 EST Property Transfers In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 for every $1,000 in value is affixed to each deed. Sun, 24 May 2015 13:30:21 EST Change, challenge drives new director Christina Plitt might be considered a study in contrasts. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:30 EST Raid recalled at Memorial Day service Saturday was sunny and pleasant in historic Rockford — a stark contrast to what was occurring in Surry County 150 years ago this spring when Northern troops paid an unwelcome visit. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:23 EST Military News PFC Tyler M. Clark completed School of Infantry training at Camp Geiger, Jacksonville on April 23. He successfully finished eight weeks of training specializing in infantry, reconnaissance, light armored reconnaissance and assault amphibian... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:15:21 EST And the winner is… Lowe's of Mount Airy partnered with the Mount Airy News in a reader contest and Spencer Flinchum of Pilot Mountain was the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree at Lowe's of Mount Airy. Here, Flinchum is presented the $1,000 gift cards on... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:10:22 EST Going strong at 105 years old At 105-years-old, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hawks is Surry County's oldest registered voter. Hawks poses with her family and county commissioners after being recognized by the Surry County Board of Commissioners. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:00:23 EST Commissioners face sticky situation on prayers Last week the Surry County Board of Commissioners tread into a sticky little situation — that of prayers used to open the Board of Commissioners meetings. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:00:21 EST Memorial Day fun? Remember what the purpose of the holiday We're right in the middle of the traditional three-day Memorial Day weekend. The weather's turning hot, the summer lies just around the corner, and socially we've come to view this as the beginning of the hot, summer and vacation... Sun, 24 May 2015 02:20:21 EST Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 24 May 2015 02:00:21 EST County courting trouble? To the Editor,On May 19, a story was published regarding prayer at county board of commissioners meetings. Sun, 24 May 2015 01:55:22 EST Community Calendar Submissions to the community calendar need to be in writing and arrive or be brought into The Mount Airy News office by 5 p.m. Tuesday for the event to be in Sunday's newspaper. The calendar runs each Sunday. Be sure to include the full name... Sun, 24 May 2015 01:10:22 EST