Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:26:36 EST 1800 Man dies in apparent ‘huffing’ incident http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50330805/Man-dies-in-apparent-huffing-incident A Westfield man found dead in the Walmart parking lot early Wednesday was an apparent victim of “huffing,” according to the Mount Airy Police Department. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:14 EST Johnson: ‘I’m not that person’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50329977/Johnson:-Im-not-that-person DOBSON — Facing a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) on alleged financial impropriety, county Commissioner Paul Johnson is asking the public to stand behind him while acknowledging he is not perfect. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:46:04 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50318885/Police-briefs • A breaking entering involving the felonious larceny of a car trailer valued at $4,000 has occurred in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. Police were told of the crime Thursday, which occurred sometime in late August when... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:06:06 EST City open to more talk on interstates project http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50324517/City-open-to-more-talk-on-interstates-project After throwing down the gauntlet earlier this month regarding the city's financial participation in the interstates sewer project, Mount Airy officials now are willing to talk further with the county government that's also... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:00:04 EST Good food, good times at Goins reunion http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/50309756/Good-food-good-times-at-Goins-reunion What makes a family? Love, obviously, but a family is also made by the things they have in common. Shared ancestors, shared history and even shared food. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:19:09 EST County schools get Aiphone access control system http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50318140/County-schools-get-Aiphone-access-control-system DOBSON — An electronic door security system pilot project at White Plains Elementary School has proved successful and is being expanded to other elementary and middle schools. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:03:08 EST Circle discusses historical relevancy of faith http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50323521/Circle-discusses-historical-relevancy-of-faith History presenters Janet Pyatt and Cheryl Yellow Fawn explained Tuesday to the Central Methodist Church's Abigail Circle how individuals in both the North and South found relevancy through their faith during the Civil War. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:59:11 EST Mount Airy rallies to grant local child’s wish http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50316067/Mount-Airy-rallies-to-grant-local-childs-wish The animated character Jiminy Cricket's adage of when you wish upon a star is being brought about through local efforts rallied by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Three-year-old Cayden Talbert of Mount Airy's wish to go to DisneyWorld and... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:42:13 EST County commissioner subject of SBI probe http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50323033/County-commissioner-subject-of-SBI-probe A longtime member of the Surry County Board of Commissioners is the subject of a State Bureau of Investigation probe focusing on alleged financial irregularities, which could lead to grand jury action, sources say. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:15 EST H&W official clarifies sale http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50317363/HW-official-clarifies-sale Although the sale of H&W Trucking Co. has been reported by local and state media outlets, a company official said Monday that the transaction doesn't involve a lock, stock and barrel situation. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:21:03 EST A walk back in time http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50316565/A-walk-back-in-time County veterans advocates are planning an event they say is long overdue: A night of glitz and glamour to recognize the area's World War II veterans. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:42:06 EST ‘Video showcase’ eyed for city http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50316724/Video-showcase-eyed-for-city A month after rejecting the idea of a New York communications company producing a “video showcase” program for Mount Airy, city officials are poised to award the job to a local provider this week. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:27:11 EST County, city to huddle on Interstates project http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50316883/County-city-to-huddle-on-Interstates-project DOBSON — The county's board of commissioners is set to schedule another meeting with the city of Mount Airy's board in an effort to hammer out an agreement on the perpetually-on-the-horizon Interstates Sewer Project. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:49:07 EST College Fair and Carnival is “one stop shop” for students http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50316061/College-Fair-and-Carnival-is-one-stop-shop-for-students DOBSON —Surry Community's College Fair and Carnival attracted more than 2,000 participants Monday in a type of academic “one-stop shop” for students from local areas in economic transition. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:10:16 EST Divorces http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50296431/Divorces The following divorces have been granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts:• Zachary B. Darnell and Leslie D. McCann. Granted September 10. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:27:09 EST Marriages http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50296414/Marriages The following marriage licenses have been issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds office:• Adam Miller Cox, 27, of Pilot Mountain, and Ashley Elizabeth Branch, 21, of Pilot Mountain. Issued September 11. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:25:07 EST Property transfers http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50296397/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 Sep 2014 12:22:06 EST Sheriff’s reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50296381/Sheriffs-reports The following incidents are under investigation by the Surry County Sheriff's Office: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:19:08 EST Fowler receives white coat http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50289224/Fowler-receives-white-coat A county honors graduate is moving forward with her education, receiving the traditional “white coat” during a recent ceremony at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:18:03 EST Kids invited to ‘Take Me Fishing’ event http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50303451/Kids-invited-to-Take-Me-Fishing-event Andy and Opie won't actually be there, but the thrill of going to the old fishing hole to catch a big one awaits participants of a gathering next weekend in Mount Airy. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:00:11 EST