Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:39:50 EST 1800 Greenway bids come in under budget A local company is the apparent low bidder on a project to connect Mount Airy's two greenways, submitting a proposal that is less than the projected cost of the job. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:23:03 EST Embers Christmas show is Dec. 20 The Embers are slated to return Dec. 20 with their annual Christmas show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:20:04 EST Board approves language immersion program The Mount Airy Board of Education's unanimous approval of a Language Leaders Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program Tuesday night followed around five persons sharing various opinions on the effort. The meeting was held at Tharrington Primary... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:45:04 EST City council meeting cancelled Citizens who look forward to meetings of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners must wait about a month until the next session due to a cancellation decision linked to the holidays. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:43:05 EST Cana gunman arrested after threatening officers HILLSVILLE, Va. — A Cana man is being held without bond after allegedly threatening officers with a gun during a standoff Tuesday afternoon. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:12:03 EST Police briefs • Jena Dellena Caudle, 33, of No. 8 Blue-Vue Motel at 1421 Fancy Gap Road, was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant for a felony charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud/forgery. The charge had been issued the day... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:28:07 EST No injuries as car smashes building No injuries were reported in a single car accident Tuesday afternoon in downtown Mount Airy with resulted in damage to the store front of Walker's Soda Fountain at 175 North Main. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:46:03 EST Show some love, bake a cookie Nothing embodies the spirit of Christmas like a cookie. Baked with love and given to loved ones in festive tins, mailed in a box or even offered on a paper plate covered with tin foil, they are as heartwarming and life affirming as they are... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:16:06 EST Polio victim ties book “Blue” to the real world for students DOBSON — Copeland Elementary teacher Sarah Yopp invited her grandmother, Sarah “Gamma” Arnold, to class Monday morning to talk about polio. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:11:05 EST New software running WIC program DOBSON —It's like the $6 Million Man. Better. Stronger. Faster. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:15:02 EST Counterfeit ring broken DOBSON — A Virginia Woman is facing a felony counterfeit trademark charge following an enforcement action at an event known as a “purse party” in Surry County, according to the local sheriff's office and the N.C. Secretary of... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:37:02 EST City schools child nutrition director dies Mount Airy City Schools Child Nutrition Director Elke Boyd died early Tuesday morning after a second bout with cancer. According to information provided by school officials, Boyd had been an employee of the MACS since September of 2007. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST (No heading) North Surry's Greyhound Sounds brought the jolly to downtown Mount Airy shoppers and businesses Tuesday afternoon as they performed a variety of Christmas carols. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:01:15 EST Longtime light display continues to dazzle PILOT MOUNTAIN — A desire to see a bit of justice done in a Florida community nearly 50 years ago has evolved into an free event that enables area residents to enjoy a spectacular light show every Christmas. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:14:09 EST City schools set community night event Organizers of last year's Mount Airy City Schools' Community Night are predicting this year's event will be even better. According to B.H. Tharrington Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) spokesperson Reagan Tidd, the celebration will... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:08:07 EST Johnson gets Feb. 23 court date DOBSON — Sitting in the lobby of the Surry County Courthouse before the start of court Monday, Commissioner Paul Johnson looked a bit out of place. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:17:06 EST Collins gone from Chamber The long-time president and CEO of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is no longer with the organization. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:07:04 EST Marriages The following marriage licenses have been issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds office:• Pedro Steven Quinones Jr., 21, of Mount Airy, and Harmony Sheree Harvey-Brown, 21, of Mount Airy. Issued Dec. 11. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:50:08 EST Property transfers In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on its deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 in value, or fraction thereof, is affixed to each deed. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:48:03 EST Local business readies for new home During an economic climate where larger companies are closing and downsizing, two of Mount Airy's most enduring businesses, Merritt Supply & Mount Airy Saw and Mower, are expanding as the two separate businesses look to move into a new... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:54:03 EST