Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:16:20 EST 1800 City plans hearings on two incentive packages http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50764483/City-plans-hearings-on-two-incentive-packages Fans of parliamentary procedure and/or statutory requirements might argue that the only thing better than one public hearing is two, and Mount Airy officials are planning such a twin bill. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:18:06 EST Collaboration keeps Lego team sharp http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50745429/Collaboration-keeps-Lego-team-sharp Mount Airy Middle School's Bad News Bears First Lego League (FLL) team will advance to the school's first state competition in the sport Jan. 17 at a location to be announced. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:51:03 EST Parade participants named http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50760837/Parade-participants-named A Mayberry Christmas organizers have announced a slate of participants for Saturday's annual Mount Airy Christmas Parade. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:01:20 EST 1799 house doubling-down on Colonial http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50760371/1799-house-doubling-down-on-Colonial Even with no fancy lights or electronic gadgetry, the celebration of Christmas in Colonial America could be a fine time. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:20:15 EST Sunday auction to aid local family http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50760231/Sunday-auction-to-aid-local-family North Surry school officials have announced a benefit auction and hot dog/hamburger lunch is planned Sunday at North Surry High School. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:01:05 EST Debt collection efforts reaping dividents http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50751734/Debt-collection-efforts-reaping-dividents DOBSON — While officials note they are still trying to get the kinks worked out regarding the process, they say efforts to aggressively go after money owed the county's emergency medical services (EMS) department is beginning to pay... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:04 EST Mount Airy woman wins $1 million in lottery http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50752077/Mount-Airy-woman-wins-$1-million-in-lottery By all historical accounts, no one had ever struck gold in the small community of Dry Pond in Patrick County, Va. But a woman from Mount Airy changed that. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:21:02 EST Tharrington second graders make real world connections at museum http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50752392/Tharrington-second-graders-make-real-world-connections-at-museum B.H. Tharrington Primary students got to see some of their own history up close Tuesday morning at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:16:11 EST The Thanksgiving groaning board http://mtairynews.com/news/features-lifestyle-WK_Food/50730198/The-Thanksgiving-groaning-board By tomorrow evening in homes all over America, thanks will have been given, turkeys will have been consumed, football will have been watched and the annual project of fitting all of the leftover food into the refrigerator will begin. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:33:02 EST Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/50741789/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Thanksgiving break. No school.Friday — Thanksgiving break. No school. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:14:16 EST Wreck claims lives of two county students http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50751360/Wreck-claims-lives-of-two-county-students The mood was somber this morning at two Surry County schools after a traffic accident claimed the lives of two sisters Monday night. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:05:11 EST Power bill scam targets area businesses http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50745096/Power-bill-scam-targets-area-businesses The Mount Airy Police Department is investigating a telephone scam aimed at downtown merchants. According to Main Street Coordinator Lizzie Morrison, several downtown businesses have received phone calls from someone claiming they need your credit... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:10:05 EST Burn ‘em up before you fill up http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50745444/Burn-em-up-before-you-fill-up Consider it a chance to free up a few extra calories to be filled with turkey, stuffing and the ever-popular giblet gravy. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:57:07 EST Storytellers spin colorful tales http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50740455/Storytellers-spin-colorful-tales A man known as the Night Rider describes how he learned to deal with the reality of death. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:04:03 EST Pilot man arrested on 13 drug charges http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50744871/Pilot-man-arrested-on-13-drug-charges A Pilot Mountain man is behind bars under a six-digit bond after he was arrested over the weekend on a slew of drug-related charges. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:40:04 EST Historians’ work provides knowledge of slavery http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50723829/Historians-work-provides-knowledge-of-slavery DOBSON — Two local historians featured at the Surry County Historical Society Annual Meeting hope their work is a stepping stone to more inquiry and ultimately understanding of the role slavery played in local history. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:09:03 EST Hardy Brothers make donation to SCC http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50707834/Hardy-Brothers-make-donation-to-SCC DOBSON — Surry Community College officials have announced Hardy Brothers has given the school's Truck Driver Training and HVAC programs a gift of a 2007 model Peterbilt tractor and enclosed trailer along with three refrigeration trailer... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:24:05 EST Mount Airy schools declared District of Distinction http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50733245/Mount-Airy-schools-declared-District-of-Distinction District Administrator Magazine has named Mount Airy City Schools as one of its inaugural Districts of Distinction for its work in the STEAM program centered around the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. According... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:55:07 EST Most Wanted http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50734099/Most-Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST Mount Airy City Schools China delegation excited about partnerships http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50714971/Mount-Airy-City-Schools-China-delegation-excited-about-partnerships A delegation composed of Mount Airy City Schools (MACS) board of education members and school leaders has returned from its trip to China appearing confident the first steps to develop partnerships for learning experiences for students and staff are... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:04:04 EST