Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Wed, 27 May 2015 13:08:39 EST 1800 Finnish Rotarians visit Mount Airy http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153723844/Finnish-Rotarians-visit-Mount-Airy MOUNT AIRY — At the Mount Airy Rotary Club's meeting Tuesday afternoon members heard a presentation from Finnish Rotarians. Additionally, some local non-Rotarians were recognized for their service in the community. Wed, 27 May 2015 02:15:21 EST Strawberry fields are not forever http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/153662570/Strawberry-fields-are-not-forever With Memorial Day behind us, the strawberry season has hit its peak. So if you didn't have the foresight to grow some and haven't gone out and picked some berries or just taken the easy way out and bought some already picked, better get... Wed, 27 May 2015 01:40:21 EST City to pave, reopen USPS lot http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153718742/City-to-pave-reopen-USPS-lot An agreement has been reached between the city of Mount Airy and U.S. Postal Service which will allow a large parking lot beside the post office on South Main Street to be reopened. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:35:24 EST Cawley a lone voice of reason on Redevelopment Commission http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/153720330/Cawley-a-lone-voice-of-reason-on-Redevelopment-Commission If you weren't paying attention, you may have missed it. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:35:22 EST Rallying around real leaders http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153715712/Rallying-around-real-leaders Recently I attended the Surry County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual Freedom Fund Banquet. It was a nice event. The food was great. The people were friendly, and I had an enjoyable evening while covering the... Wed, 27 May 2015 00:20:22 EST Citizens Police Academy graduates 21 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153723994/Citizens-Police-Academy-graduates-21 This is graduation season, and along with the usual high school and college commencement ceremonies the Mount Airy Citizens Police Academy has sent its latest class into the world. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:15:22 EST East baseball records continue to fall http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/153730449/East-baseball-records-continue-to-fall PILOT MOUNTAIN — A few more East Surry baseball records fell during a season where the Cardinals made another deep postseason run. Tue, 26 May 2015 22:25:25 EST Tigers bite Hounds in Game 1 http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/153729013/Tigers-bite-Hounds-in-Game-1 Senior right-hander Tanner Routh tossed a one-hit shutout to power No. 4 Randleman past No. 3 North Surry 5-0 in Game 1 of the Class 2A West regional final on Tuesday night in front of a huge crowd at North Surry High School. Tue, 26 May 2015 22:25:22 EST Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/153619941/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green beans, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:55:21 EST Community, staff scrambling after hospital closes http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153726250/Community-staff-scrambling-after-hospital-closes Yadkin Valley Community Hospital employees and community members gathered at the facility Tuesday, holding a prayer vigil to show support for the hospital following its unexpected closing on Friday. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:50:23 EST Graduations really do hold timeless, endless fascination http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153656623/Graduations-really-do-hold-timeless-endless-fascination Although writing this will set off untold levels of electronic red flags in Civitas Media's software, I've got to admit it. I like being a reporter attending graduations. The season's here folks. It's where we adults... Tue, 26 May 2015 01:40:22 EST Jones Intermediate holds Memorial Day tribute http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153697596/Jones-Intermediate-holds-Memorial-Day-tribute Jones Intermediate School's Memorial Day tribute to fallen soldiers Monday emphasized remembrance over the public's notoriously short memories of veterans' sacrifices. The video “Some Gave All” demonstrated that veterans... Tue, 26 May 2015 00:55:21 EST Service salutes those who have fallen http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153697605/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153699555/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153697584/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153610195/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153622051/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/community-news-news/153664564/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/business-news/153639380/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153680606/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