Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:05:36 EST 1800 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 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 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 Groups give activity report at MAD meeting Mount Airy Downtown (MAD) Inc.'s annual community meeting featured nine groups sharing what they are doing for the city. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:50:22 EST City leaders hope TV show ‘opens doors’ Mount Airy officials foresee an upcoming reality television show focusing on the former Spencer's industrial site possibly causing a “stampede” of redevelopment interest there, in the words of one. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:55:21 EST Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:00:21 EST ‘Eatin’ With Elvis’ returns to Family Resource Center The L.H. Jones Family Resource Center once again promises a “Hunka hunka” food and fun at its second “Eatin' With Elvis” covered-dish meal and karaoke auction on Wednesday beginning at noon. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:30:21 EST (No heading) DOBSON — The American Legion 18th District 2015 Oratorical Contest Saturday morning at Surry Community College had succeeded before it began by the mere presence of a high school senior prepared to speak passionately about the U.S. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:10:21 EST Police briefs • A vehicle valued at $14,000 was discovered missing Thursday from Simmons Nissan on Rockford Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The $13,000 Honda Fit was stolen from a parking area at the dealership, with the keys to the... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:20:21 EST Community Night celebrates students and staff Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little gave participants at the system's second community night Thursday three challenges. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:55:21 EST Two arrested on meth charges Two Dobson men were arrested by the The Surry County Sheriff's Office and charged with multiple offenses related to the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to a statement released by the sheriff's office. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:10:21 EST Airport official says suit has no merit The chairman of the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport Authority has responded to a federal lawsuit filed against that group by a former member who is a local businessman and pilot, saying it lacks merit. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:30:21 EST Two charged in child abuse case A local man is in jail on child abuse charges after authorities found a 4-year-old boy in his care had been severely beaten. The boy's mother also has been charged in the case, though she has posted bail and is no longer in... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:45:21 EST Schools close early as sleet continues Sleet early this morning led to city and county schools closing early. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:30:21 EST City had rough year for fires In terms of fire losses, Mount Airy has seen better years than 2014, according to an annual report released by Fire Chief Zane Poindexter. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:30:22 EST Cast has fun putting their own spin on musical “Godspell” There is an inherent contradiction in improvisation. To strike a cord in the audience, a performer's seemingly original deeds must already exist in their imaginations. Mount Airy High School's Theatre Department promises its own spin next... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:25:21 EST VP of human resources appointed at hospital Northern Hospital of Surry County has named Julia K. Nelson as its new vice president of Human Resources. Nelson brings more than 18 years of human resources and business leadership experience to Northern Hospital. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:50:21 EST Cause of lumber company fire remains undetermined Officials wrapping up their investigation into a Jan. 9 blaze which destroyed Mountain Lumber & Pallet Company in the Pine Ridge Community are listing the cause as undetermined. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:10:22 EST Wonderful works take training After I retired at the end of more than a half-century of pastoring, I needed something to keep me occupied. So it was that I took up woodworking. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:05:21 EST Sales, profits up at Insteel Insteel Industries Inc. has reported growth in both overall sales and in net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:05:23 EST