Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:41:11 EST 1800 Arts Ball to support school programs The Surry Arts Council will host is annual Arts Ball on Friday at Cross Creek Country Club with proceeds benefiting the council's local school programs. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:05:22 EST Auditions for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ set this weekend The Surry Arts Council will host auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. each day at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:21 EST Lenten services continue at Central UMC The weekly community-wide Lenten services continue each Wednesday through April 1 at Central United Methodist Church. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:45:22 EST Workshops, local bands headline Jarrell festival Friday evening's Tommy Jarrell Festival events will be headlined with a Tommy Jarrell birthday concert hosted by Lew Bode. The 7 p.m. event will feature three regional bands — The Slate Mountain Ramblers, The Buckstankle Boys, and The... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:25:22 EST Option granted on Spencer’s parcel Downtown businessman Gene Rees has been granted an option to buy a portion of the old Spencer's Inc. manufacturing complex, now owned by the city government, for possible development. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:25:21 EST Police Reports • A Mount Airy man was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a firearm (a handgun) by a convicted felon and resisting a public officer, according to city police department reports. Mikle Eugene Dixon, 39, of 210 Mountain View Road, was... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:20:22 EST Firefighters exceed 50 lives saved A fire department typically deals with situations such as burning structures, but in Mount Airy's case diversification has allowed it to also make a difference in medical emergencies. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:55:22 EST State official’s visit reset for March 11 State Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz's scheduled visit to Mount Airy on Thursday has been postponed as a result of snowy weather forecast to hit the area overnight. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:30:22 EST Stone join PNC Mortgage PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, NA, has appointed David Stone as loan officer, serving as the contact for residential loans in the Triad. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:55:26 EST A lifetime of food Although Diane Bowman has lived in Mount Airy for most of her life, her coastal heritage still plays a big part in the food she puts on her table. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:30:21 EST Revised garbage schedule released Mount Airy officials have announced a revised schedule for city garbage collections, which have been disrupted by bouts of wintry weather over the past week. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:00:21 EST Sculptor workshops to begin March 4 DOBSON — Lisa Clague, an internationally-known clay artist and sculptor, will be holding a free workshop on March 4 and 5. Both events are slated to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio in Building E-162 at Surry Community... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:35:22 EST Tommy Jarrell festival kicking off The 14th annual Tommy Jarrell Festival will kick off in Mount Airy on Thursday. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:10:22 EST City grapples with truck purchase Mount Airy will be getting a “grapple” truck — but not without some wrestling among city officials beforehand, leading to a 4-1 vote on the acquisition. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:40:22 EST Local school lunch menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Chicken nuggets or Ground steak sandwich, Mashed potatoes, coleslaw, Sliced peaches, Milk. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:15:24 EST New storm is expected to bring fresh snowfall to the region Surry Countians can count on being a way station on the Siberian Express's as forecasters call for Tuesday's snow to be topped off Wednesday and Thursday with more of the white stuff. National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA)... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:35:21 EST Brannock listed among 40 Leaders Under 40 Mike Brannock of WorkForce Unlimited was selected as one of the 40 Leaders Under 40 by The Business Journal. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:10:21 EST City revs up ‘Project Velocity’ Mount Airy officials have given the green light to a grant application they hope will lead to an automotive business moving here and creating 14 jobs. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:05:22 EST ‘Barefoot prophet’ never wears shoes Americans spend $20 billion per year on footwear — but if all consumers had the same habit as Bishop Dr. Jon Hall, annual sales for that industry would be zero. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:15:22 EST Church zoning change sparks city debate What looked to be a routine housekeeping measure to clean up language in Mount Airy zoning regulations became a mini-debate stemming from one city commissioner's concerns about opening up avenues for terrorist religious groups. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:10:21 EST