Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:20:12 EST 1800 Walk honors memory of fallen police officers http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151548099/Walk-honors-memory-of-fallen-police-officers PILOT MOUNTAIN — An annual memorial walk will be held Saturday morning to honor the memory of fallen Pilot Mountain Police Officers Glenn Branscome and Ralph East. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:10:22 EST Friends Meeting celebrates 100 years http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151548039/Friends-Meeting-celebrates-100-years PILOT MOUNTAIN — Members of the Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting congregation gathered after Sunday morning's service in the downstairs fellowship hall to share a meal to mark the meeting's 100th anniversary. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:00:21 EST Senior center lunch about conversation, not gyration http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151549006/Senior-center-lunch-about-conversation-not-gyration Participants in the Surry Senior Center's second-annual Eatin' With Elvis lunch at the L.H. Jones Family Resource center Wednesday demonstrated the art of “just visitin'” persists. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:15:21 EST Patrick sheriff seeks re-election http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151546266/Patrick-sheriff-seeks-re-election STUART, Va. — The 2015 election in Patrick County is still months away, but Sheriff Dan Smith already has made a decision about his campaign plans. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:45:30 EST City to tackle parking, stoplight issues http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151547558/City-to-tackle-parking-stoplight-issues City government officials will address a variety of issues during a two-day planning retreat starting today, but vehicles and traffic will be common threads with some. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:45:21 EST Genealogy swap meet takes root Saturday http://mtairynews.com/news/news/151544432/Genealogy-swap-meet-takes-root-Saturday A genealogy swap meet scheduled this Saturday in Mount Airy offers a rare opportunity to explore one's family tree and also to fuel interest in genealogy itself, according to one local expert involved. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:30:21 EST Friends Meeting celebrates 100 years http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151523898/Friends-Meeting-celebrates-100-years PILOT MOUNTAIN — Members of the Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting congregation gathered after Sunday morning's service in the downstairs fellowship hall to share a meal in celebration of the meeting's 100th anniversary. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:00:22 EST Further city tax cut not in cards http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151522657/Further-city-tax-cut-not-in-cards As Mount Airy leaders prepare for an annual planning session, or retreat, later this week, it's a good bet that the gathering won't produce a city property tax cut as in years past. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:20:21 EST City ranks high in millionaires http://mtairynews.com/news/news/151528647/City-ranks-high-in-millionaires Feel like a million bucks? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:50:21 EST Home dedicated to Bledsoe family http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151523963/Home-dedicated-to-Bledsoe-family DOBSON — Dozens of supporters gathered at 150 Promise Lane in Dobson on Sunday to dedicate the home built for the family of the late Katie Bledsoe. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:40:22 EST Super Bowl Sunday is America’s newest holiday http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/151469252/Super-Bowl-Sunday-is-Americas-newest-holiday Although Super Bowl Sunday is not technically a holiday, at least not yet, it might as well be. It is the most watched annual television program in the United States and is a big deal even for people who couldn't care less about football any... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:45:21 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/151508759/Police-briefs • A felony charge of assault inflicting serious bodily injury was filed Saturday against a Mount Airy man, according to city police department reports. Dwonerian Dandra Smith, 30, of 327 Cherry St., No. 18, who was confined in the Surry County... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:35:21 EST Board seeks restoration of tax credit http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151523841/Board-seeks-restoration-of-tax-credit PILOT MOUNTAIN — In a widely criticized move, the North Carolina General Assembly allowed the state's historic preservation tax credit to expire on Dec. 31. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:21 EST Local musicians, sites featured on UNC-TV show http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151521901/Local-musicians-sites-featured-on-UNC-TV-show Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt will be the host of a one-hour special on UNC-TV Thursday night which aims to introduce viewers to the masters of old time and traditional music. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:35:22 EST School board prepares for changes http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151526843/School-board-prepares-for-changes DOBSON — The Surry County School began preparations for the Department of Instruction's school performance grades at a mini retreat held Tuesday afternoon. Assistant Superintendent, Student Services Dr. Jeff Tunstall's presentation... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:30:21 EST Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/151480564/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Baked spaghetti with garlic toast or Rib-B-Que sandwich, Green beans, Romaine salad, Sliced peaches, Milk. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:05:21 EST Funding means Earle won’t go ‘dark’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151496426/Funding-means-Earle-wont-go-dark Just as compact discs replaced cassette tapes and VHS was supplanted by DVD, the way movies are shown in theatres is heading the way of the dodo — toward virtual extinction. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:22 EST Polar plunge touted as Freezin For A Reason http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151483363/Polar-plunge-touted-as-Freezin-For-A-Reason DOBSON — There is that adage of making lemonade when handed lemons. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:00:21 EST Fire displaces local family http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151503756/Fire-displaces-local-family A local family is temporarily without its home due to a fire, but the situation could have been much worse — thanks to a sink melting during the blaze. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:21 EST Gentle fitness http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/151470012/Gentle-fitness Participants in a local Tai Chi fitness program are finding they leave each session a little stronger, a little more balanced and a little more centered than they began. The free program offered Fridays at the Mount Airy Public Library is a... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:10:23 EST