Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 28 May 2015 08:48:27 EST 1800 Kids hold fun-filled day at park http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153745571/Kids-hold-fun-filled-day-at-park DOBSON — Preschool children celebrating the end of the year for “story-time” at the Dobson Community Library and students from Pilot Mountain Elementary School gathered at Dobson Square Park for a field trip found their event... Thu, 28 May 2015 03:55:21 EST Libraries hosting ‘Ride for Readers’ http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153748426/Libraries-hosting-Ride-for-Readers The Northwestern Regional Library (NWRL), which includes the Mount Airy Public Library, will be holding its annual “Ride for Readers” on Saturday June 13. The fundraiser will be the fourth of its kind. Thu, 28 May 2015 01:35:22 EST Surry trooper receives Meritorious Service Award http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153749341/Surry-trooper-receives-Meritorious-Service-Award A Surry County trooper this week was given the Meritorious Service Award by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for his actions in November 2014 at a call near Elkin. Thu, 28 May 2015 00:10:23 EST No feeding frenzy for outdoor dining so far http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153749896/No-feeding-frenzy-for-outdoor-dining-so-far Despite an appetite being expressed for outdoor dining in the downtown Mount Airy area, only one business has begun offering it since city officials approved the practice last month. Wed, 27 May 2015 17:30:23 EST Man attacks attorney with pickaxe http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153748880/Man-attacks-attorney-with-pickaxe DOBSON — A Dobson attorney was attacked by a man wielding a pickaxe Wednesday morning. Wed, 27 May 2015 15:10:22 EST Finnish Rotarians visit Mount Airy http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153723844/Finnish-Rotarians-visit-Mount-Airy MOUNT AIRY — At the Mount Airy Rotary Club's meeting Tuesday afternoon members heard a presentation from Finnish Rotarians. Additionally, some local non-Rotarians were recognized for their service in the community. Wed, 27 May 2015 02:15:21 EST Strawberry fields are not forever http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/153662570/Strawberry-fields-are-not-forever With Memorial Day behind us, the strawberry season has hit its peak. So if you didn't have the foresight to grow some and haven't gone out and picked some berries or just taken the easy way out and bought some already picked, better get... Wed, 27 May 2015 01:40:21 EST City to pave, reopen USPS lot http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153718742/City-to-pave-reopen-USPS-lot An agreement has been reached between the city of Mount Airy and U.S. Postal Service which will allow a large parking lot beside the post office on South Main Street to be reopened. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:35:24 EST Citizens Police Academy graduates 21 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153723994/Citizens-Police-Academy-graduates-21 This is graduation season, and along with the usual high school and college commencement ceremonies the Mount Airy Citizens Police Academy has sent its latest class into the world. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:15:22 EST Local school lunch menus http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/153619941/Local-school-lunch-menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green beans, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:55:21 EST Community, staff scrambling after hospital closes http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153726250/Community-staff-scrambling-after-hospital-closes Yadkin Valley Community Hospital employees and community members gathered at the facility Tuesday, holding a prayer vigil to show support for the hospital following its unexpected closing on Friday. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:50:23 EST Jones Intermediate holds Memorial Day tribute http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153697596/Jones-Intermediate-holds-Memorial-Day-tribute Jones Intermediate School's Memorial Day tribute to fallen soldiers Monday emphasized remembrance over the public's notoriously short memories of veterans' sacrifices. The video “Some Gave All” demonstrated that veterans... Tue, 26 May 2015 00:55:21 EST Service salutes those who have fallen http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153697605/Service-salutes-those-who-have-fallen The city of Mount Airy's annual Memorial Day service Monday underscored the price of freedom is certainly not free. Mon, 25 May 2015 19:25:21 EST King police raid sweepstakes locations http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153699555/King-police-raid-sweepstakes-locations The Mount Airy Police Department, which has participated in several recent raids on suspected Internet gambling esbalishments in Mount Airy and Surry County, recently took part in another such raid in Stokes County. Mon, 25 May 2015 18:10:22 EST Annual camp meeting marks 50 years http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153697584/Annual-camp-meeting-marks-50-years Local Christians seeking to jump start feeling their faith anew through an old-fashioned camp meeting will have their chance as the Blue Ridge Baptist Camp Meeting marks its 50th anniversary June 1. Mon, 25 May 2015 17:55:21 EST Bobbitt honored for enthusiasm, dedication http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153610195/Bobbitt-honored-for-enthusiasm-dedication B.H. Tharrington Curriculum Coach Erette Bobbitt's enthusiasm and dedication earned him a Superintendent's Award at the Mount Airy Board of Education work session Tuesday at Jones Intermediate School. Mon, 25 May 2015 10:35:22 EST City finance department receives award http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153622051/City-finance-department-receives-award The finance department of the city of Mount Airy has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which the department has now received for 22 years in a row. Given by the Government Finance Officers Association... Mon, 25 May 2015 04:50:21 EST Commissioners recognize Eagle Scout http://mtairynews.com/news/community-news-news/153664564/Commissioners-recognize-Eagle-Scout Benjamin Rolison, with his father at his right, poses with Surry County commissioners Monday. Rolison was recognized by commissioners for recently becoming an Eagle Scout. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:50:21 EST Joyce, Draughn, attend leadership conference http://mtairynews.com/news/business-news/153639380/Joyce-Draughn-attend-leadership-conference Tammy Joyce and Doug Draughn, both financial advisors with Edward Jones, recently attended the Edward Jones' Financial Advisor Leaders Conference held at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:30:22 EST Veterans Appreciation Day planned http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153680606/Veterans-Appreciation-Day-planned A special event to salute veterans which is scheduled next Saturday is geared toward all those who've served in the armed forces, but will have a decidedly 1940s flavor. Mon, 25 May 2015 01:35:21 EST