Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:12:13 EST 1800 Too few jobs: City must repay grant The city of Mount Airy is repaying $100,000 in grant money because a project completed nearly a decade ago failed to generate a required number of full-time jobs linked to that funding. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:55:22 EST County has plans for historic courthouse DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners approved a few plans for the historic courthouse located in Dobson at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:40:21 EST Local drug deaths among highest in state North Carolina has one of the highest death rates in the nation as a result of prescription drug overdose, and Surry County has among the highest numbers of drug overdoses in the state. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:55:21 EST Heavy rain causes road closings Heavy rainfall Sunday led to a number of roads being closed due to flooding in Surry County — but public safety officials were worried Monday that the worst might be yet to come. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:20:22 EST Local help for losing weight The summer months are approaching. However, some folks might not be happy with what they see upon donning their swimsuits. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:10:21 EST Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ slated at Playhouse The Surry Arts Council has scheduled its opening for the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” for April 25 at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:50:22 EST Divorces The following divorces were granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts on April 7: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:10:22 EST Marriages Marriage licenses issued in Surry County. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:50:21 EST Book Smarts Following is a list of titles recently received at the Mount Airy Public Library that are available for checkout:Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury, fictionMiracle at Augusta by James Patterson, fiction Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:20:21 EST France, Lawson Hannah Dawn Lawson and Jason Keith France, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:20:21 EST Births • Amber and Christopher Tolbert of Mount Airy announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Renee Tolbert, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital on Feb. 12, 2015. Emma weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Also welcoming Emma is 3-year-old... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:05:22 EST Photo show on display in Pilot Mountain The 2015 “Show Us Your Best” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain until the end of April. The contest was sponsored by all member... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:25:21 EST Dispatchers recognized during week DOBSON – Local 911 workers were recognized last week as part of National Telecommunicator Appreciation Week. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:15:21 EST Court house renovation tops county agenda The Surry County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider a more than $200,000 project to renovate the historic Dobson courthouse. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:20:21 EST Artists show off their work It was as if two straight days of rain primed Saturday's Spring Art Walk into bloom.Main Street Coordinator Lizzie Morrison said the annual event had more than 80 local and regional artists participating. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:35:21 EST Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:00:22 EST Educational foundation MAD Dash 5K is May 1 PILOT — Participants and organizers of the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation Third Annual MAD Dash 5K and Fun Run are in an “out of the starting blocks” frame of mind with a little less than two weeks remaining before the... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:45:22 EST Dobson opens first park DOBSON — Wednesday evening Dobson Town Commissioners cut the ribbon on the town's first park facility, officially opening it for public use. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:10:23 EST Bears sweep Cards in finale Mount Airy tennis bounced back from a close loss to Bishop McGuinness for an easy win over a shorthanded East Surry team.The Cardinals only had four players at Saturday's regular-season finale. The Bears swept the match 9-0. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:40:26 EST Dailey, Long earn recognition North Surry's Khaileel Dailey and East Surry's Carson Long were selected for the All-State boys basketball teams. Dailey, a senior guard/forward, made the 2A team, and Long, a senior forward, made the 1A team. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:40:25 EST