Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:26:25 EST 1800 Museum sets New Years Eve fundraiser The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is going to end and begin its year with a bang at its fifth annual New Year's Eve fundraiser dance on Dec. 31 at Old North State Winery. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:33:06 EST Park wants public to take a hike PILOT MOUNTAIN — To anyone desiring a way to get the new year off to a good start, the staff at Pilot Mountain State Park offers a possible solution: Take a hike. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:41:05 EST Sheriff believes progress made in meth problem DOBSON — With two major busts in the past week, Surry Sheriff Graham Atkinson thinks headway is being made in battling the county's methamphetamine problem — but the war is not over. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:47:05 EST New veterans cemetery has first occupant Nearly two years to the day since construction started on the Surry County Veterans Cemetery, the graveyard has its first occupant. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:12:06 EST Council celebrates “Breaking Up Christmas” with free dances Surry County's “Breaking Up Christmas” tradition will be celebrated with free admission to old-time dances at the Historic Earle Theatre. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:08:06 EST Depression not just the ‘holiday blues’ New data nationally from clinicians challenges the notion that depression and suicide rates increase during the holiday season. Experts stress this information points to the need for heightened awareness of risks in later winter after the... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:57:03 EST Clerk candidate raised $50,383 for losing effort$50383-for-losing-effort DOBSON — It's commonly assumed that candidates who are successful in the modern political arena are those raising the most money, but this was not true with a recent election in Surry County. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:05:05 EST What’s the yellow gravy for? No doubt about it, Christmas dinner is an important meal. For Christians it marks the birth of the savior and bears extreme religious significance. For everyone, it marks the culmination of a season burdened with celebrating the best that humanity has... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:47:02 EST Police briefs • A case combining larceny and trespassing has occurred at Wal-Mart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Discovered last Wednesday, it involved a known female suspect stealing property valued at about $60, including two necklaces,... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:57:06 EST Roberts tapped for second term state board Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority Director Jessica Icenhour Roberts to the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board by North Caroloina House of Rep. Speaker Thom Tillis. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:26:06 EST Pike Corp. now a private company Pike Corp., one of Surry County's largest and oldest businesses, has become a private company, a move expected to solidify its market position for the future. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:04:04 EST Milk ‘n cookies with the jolly old elf The Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library gave children a chance to step out of the seasonal fast lane and have a bit of quality time with Santa Claus at the annual Cookies and Milk with Santa on Tuesday. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:33:04 EST Singing bell-ringer a hit with shoppers Shoppers passing by Salvation Army kettles are being greeted by the usual bells this holiday season, but also a special sound if they're lucky enough to catch Brittany Gagne on duty: Christmas carols. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:01:07 EST City food drive yields nearly 900 pounds The hunger of needy residents in the area will be diminished — at least for a while — thanks to the efforts of Mount Airy's city government employees. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:15:05 EST (No heading) TOAST — The Franklin Ruritan Club has established a scholarship at Surry Community College to ensure the group's tradition of community service continues. A check for $60,000 was presented to Surry Community College Foundation Executive... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:27:04 EST City announces holiday trash schedule The arrival of Christmas this week also is bringing some changes to Mount Airy's sanitation operations. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:51:03 EST Trucker charged in wreck that killed Surry pair A trucker has been charged with multiple felony violations stemming from a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on U.S. 52 in October that claimed three lives, including a couple from Mount Airy. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:01:03 EST Cops help kids with Christmas presents Ask any of the members of the Surry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 24 involved in the annual Cops and Kids shopping tour at Walmart in Mount Airy and they'll tell you it's not about gifts. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:10:05 EST McCrory taps Puckett for state board DOBSON — Greg Puckett, who serves as executive vice president and general manager at Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:28:05 EST Donations mixed this holiday season According to the report from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, charitable giving is down considerably from last year. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:15:07 EST