Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:34:19 EST 1800 Man, 73, jailed for alleged pill sales http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152217196/Man-73-jailed-for-alleged-pill-sales A 73-year-old Mount Airy man has been arrested by city and county authorities on multiple felony charges after an investigation revealed he allegedly was selling prescription drugs from his home near a school. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:25:22 EST Board honors Polar Plunge participation http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152174517/Board-honors-Polar-Plunge-participation The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday night rewarded Special Olympics Polar Plunge organizers and with warm official school system sweat shirts. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:55:21 EST Mayor Cochran announces resignation http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152204467/Mayor-Cochran-announces-resignation Mount Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran has announced her resignation from the city's top elected office effective March 31. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:50:21 EST Local man charged after high-speed chase in Cana http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152185229/Local-man-charged-after-high-speed-chase-in-Cana A simple ticket for speeding turned into a felony charge for a Cana man after leading the Virginia State Police on a high-speed chase in Cana on Wednesday morning. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:40:21 EST February was record-breaking weather month http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152195956/February-was-record-breaking-weather-month Mount Airy weather can be pretty average — usually no real surprises when the stats are totaled each month. February 2015, however, was different, with five temperature records either broken or tied here during its 28 days. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:30:22 EST Board votes against Westfield reinstatement http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152194693/Board-votes-against-Westfield-reinstatement Surry County Commissioners voted to turn down a motion to reinstate the Westfield Booster Club lease for the use of the Westfield Community Center at the board's Wednesday retreat. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:00:23 EST City, county schools http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152179172/City-county-schools Both Mount Airy City Schools and Surry County Schools have decided students will only have to make up four days of the seven already missed for inclement weather. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:15:22 EST City schools closing early today http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152195752/City-schools-closing-early-today Mount Airy City Schools will dismiss school at 1 p.m. today. The announcement follows the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Blacksburg, Virginia, issuing a winter weather advisory which will be in effect until 10 p.m. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:45:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152181232/ • Two people were arrested on felony drug charges involving methamphetamine Sunday in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. Kenneth Dale Gardner, 51, of 341 Welch Road, and Brandy Michelle Burcham, 37, of Pleasant Garden in... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 03:45:21 EST Friday health fair offers free tests http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152174378/Friday-health-fair-offers-free-tests Those who might be putting off certain tests because of the cost can get some done for free during a senior health fair scheduled Friday in Mount Airy. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:55:21 EST City ABC store could be expanding http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152177052/City-ABC-store-could-be-expanding The Mount Airy ABC Store on Starlite Road could be getting bigger through a proposed building expansion. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:30:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/news_agricultural/152200923/ Polar Plungers recognized … Page xxRecord-breaking cold … Pages xx Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:30:21 EST Interstate sewer project going to bid http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-community-news-home_top-local-news-news/152183834/Interstate-sewer-project-going-to-bid The Surry County Commissioners voted this morning to push forward on the interstate sewer project that will expand sewer service along N.C. 89 to the point where Interstates 77 and 74 converge. Additionally, the new sewer system will provide sewer... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:30:23 EST County approves EMS equipment purchase http://mtairynews.com/news/community-news-news/152143012/County-approves-EMS-equipment-purchase Surry County Emergency Services will soon be getting new support ventilators and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP machines, to use on emergency calls. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST County board names “Board of Education Member Emeritus” http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152130384/County-board-names-Board-of-Education-Member-Emeritus DOBSON —The Surry County Board of Education named Sue Stone to “Board of Education Member Emeritus” honors at its regular meeting Monday night. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:20:21 EST Getting to know you http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/152123718/Getting-to-know-you Last Saturday Flat Rock Baptist Church finally had its first community pinto bean supper in a while. February's bad weather had caused some cancellations and rescheduling, but by the last day of the month things came together. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 04:00:22 EST Board hears about Meadowview Magnet progress http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152155510/Board-hears-about-Meadowview-Magnet-progress DOBSON — Principal Denny Barr presented a year-one, mid-year update for Meadowview Magnet Middle School at the Board of Education's regular meeting Monday night. Barr's presentation included an overview of the progress on the three... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:05:21 EST Apartment complex eyed for city http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152156214/Apartment-complex-eyed-for-city A firm responsible for the Edgewood Place apartment complex near Walmart is seeking to develop more housing on North Franklin Road. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:30:21 EST Tourism group has new website http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152127400/Tourism-group-has-new-website The Tourism Partnership of Surry County has launched a new website the organization believes better utilizes available online technology and showcases “its picturesque county in the heart of the Yadkin Valley.” Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:20:21 EST Millennium Charter Academy holds annual spelling bee http://mtairynews.com/news/news_education/152028654/Millennium-Charter-Academy-holds-annual-spelling-bee MCA recently hosted its annual spelling bee, which was conducted in two parts. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:50:21 EST