Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:54:04 EST 1800 Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/152986841/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Garlic cheesebread with Marinara sauce or Ham and cheese wrap, Corn on the cob, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Sliced peaches, Milk. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:25:21 EST Public input sought on comprehensive plan http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153045016/Public-input-sought-on-comprehensive-plan Mount Airy has funded its share of plans in recent years covering such topics as land use, recreation and transportation, but efforts are under way to devise what could be called “the mother of all plans.” Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:00:21 EST County has plans for historic courthouse http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153022898/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153020089/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153026399/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 Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ slated at Playhouse http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152960548/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152970429/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152969990/Marriages Marriage licenses issued in Surry County. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:50:21 EST Photo show on display in Pilot Mountain http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152855302/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152938206/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152970832/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153002887/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152991969/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152984548/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152963675/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 Driver’s name released in bus crash http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153005078/Drivers-name-released-in-bus-crash The identity of the driver of a compact car involved in a Friday afternoon bus crash has been released by officials. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:30:21 EST New park a Spring Folly crowd pleaser http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153002897/New-park-a-Spring-Folly-crowd-pleaser DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:50:22 EST Mom: Texting distraction behind son’s death http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152991390/Mom:-Texting-distraction-behind-sons-death With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:20:23 EST Sticky zoning issue solved ‘man to man’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152986142/Sticky-zoning-issue-solved-man-to-man After a lengthy, bureaucratic-minded quasi-judicial hearing process failed to produce a solution to a rezoning dispute in Mount Airy, the issue was resolved by “common sense.” Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:55:21 EST Family gets first look at new home http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152985579/Family-gets-first-look-at-new-home Nickie Hackler shed tears of joy when she saw her new home for the first time. Thursday night students from East Surry and North Surry high schools handed the Hackler family a toolbox and the keys to the Habitat for Humanity home on which they have... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:30:23 EST