Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:28:32 EST 1800 Next step: greenway to Yadkin River? Those with an interest in Mount Airy's recreational facilities might see an upcoming greenway project as a final leg — but it could be far from the end of the “road.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:21:03 EST Supreme Court upholds county conviction WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court has upheld charges in a drug case challenged on a technicality based on language in state law. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:03 EST Central honors four athletes DOBSON — Surry Central introduced a new honor Wednesday night, announcing a school Athlete of the Month Award. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:38:06 EST MA alumni girls game set Almost 30 years of Lady Bears basketball will be represented in next week's Mount Airy High School Alumni Girls Basketball Game. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:38:04 EST School resolution goes to state committee Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little told the Mount Airy Board of Education at its Dec. 16 business meeting its resolution asking for more local control over scheduling its school year has been moved to a Department of Instruction... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:50:04 EST Greenway bids come in under budget A local company is the apparent low bidder on a project to connect Mount Airy's two greenways, submitting a proposal that is less than the projected cost of the job. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:23:03 EST Embers Christmas show is Dec. 20 The Embers are slated to return Dec. 20 with their annual Christmas show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:20:04 EST Board approves language immersion program The Mount Airy Board of Education's unanimous approval of a Language Leaders Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program Tuesday night followed around five persons sharing various opinions on the effort. The meeting was held at Tharrington Primary... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:45:04 EST City council meeting cancelled Citizens who look forward to meetings of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners must wait about a month until the next session due to a cancellation decision linked to the holidays. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:43:05 EST Cana gunman arrested after threatening officers HILLSVILLE, Va. — A Cana man is being held without bond after allegedly threatening officers with a gun during a standoff Tuesday afternoon. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:12:03 EST East Surry handles South Stokes WALNUT COVE — East Surry boys won their fourth in a row on Wednesday night, beating South Stokes 59-43 in a nonconference game.The Cardinals improved to 6-3 overall while the Sauras fell to 1-7. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:52:04 EST Hounds down Cards, Huskies North Surry's wrestling team went 2-0 in a tri-match with East Surry and Ashe County on Wednesday night at Ron King Gymnasium. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:31:03 EST Lady Cardinals cruise to win WALNUT COVE — East Surry was firing on all cylinders as the Lady Cardinals beat South Stokes 63-34 on Wednesday night. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:31:02 EST Granite Bears sprint past Golden Eagles DOBSON — The Granite Bears turned Wednesday's game with Surry Central into a track meet. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:30:11 EST Lady Eagles hand Bears 1st loss DOBSON — The Lady Eagles trailed 33-26 early in the fourth quarter, but shut down the Lady Bears for a 38-36 comeback win. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:30:09 EST Police briefs • Jena Dellena Caudle, 33, of No. 8 Blue-Vue Motel at 1421 Fancy Gap Road, was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant for a felony charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud/forgery. The charge had been issued the day... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:28:07 EST No injuries as car smashes building No injuries were reported in a single car accident Tuesday afternoon in downtown Mount Airy with resulted in damage to the store front of Walker's Soda Fountain at 175 North Main. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:46:03 EST Show some love, bake a cookie Nothing embodies the spirit of Christmas like a cookie. Baked with love and given to loved ones in festive tins, mailed in a box or even offered on a paper plate covered with tin foil, they are as heartwarming and life affirming as they are... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:16:06 EST Polio victim ties book “Blue” to the real world for students DOBSON — Copeland Elementary teacher Sarah Yopp invited her grandmother, Sarah “Gamma” Arnold, to class Monday morning to talk about polio. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:11:05 EST New software running WIC program DOBSON —It's like the $6 Million Man. Better. Stronger. Faster. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:15:02 EST