Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 29 May 2015 23:51:04 EST 1800 Father, son wounded in shooting DOBSON — An apparent domestic dispute may have led to a shooting that injured a father and son Friday afternoon. Fri, 29 May 2015 18:20:22 EST County schools partner with NC New Schools The Surry County Schools have been named to take part in a rural education initiative, according to a state released by the organization, North Carolina New Schools. Fri, 29 May 2015 17:50:21 EST Fiddlers convention is next week Veterans Memorial Park is relatively quiet this weekend, but that will change by next Friday when toe-tapping music begins emanating from the park for the 44th-Annual Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. Fri, 29 May 2015 17:30:21 EST Father, son shot near Dobson A father and son were both shot near Dobson earlier this afternoon. Fri, 29 May 2015 16:25:22 EST Police reports • Copper wire valued at $3,000 was discovered missing Tuesday as a result of a break-in at a vacant house on Circle Drive, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The wire was cut and removed after someone broke open a door to a... Fri, 29 May 2015 04:50:21 EST ‘God in three persons, blessed trinity’ “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV) Fri, 29 May 2015 01:25:22 EST Intern aiding historic house effort Until last year, Lauren Henderson was not aware of the Satterfield House, despite its status as one of Mount Airy's most-historic properties. That has changed in a big way. Fri, 29 May 2015 00:55:21 EST Dobson budget plan keeps tax rate flat DOBSON —Residents in the Surry County seat would see their property tax rate remain the same under a 2015-16 budget proposed Thursday night by Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith, but water and sewer rates would climb. Thu, 28 May 2015 22:00:22 EST Local farmers selling at markets Area farmers are ushering in the summer months by offering weekly farmer's markets at three locations in Surry County. Products sold at the markets include homegrown meats, produce, homemade foods and crafts. Thu, 28 May 2015 17:40:21 EST Ghostly, dark tours return for the summer he Mount Airy Museum of Regional History again this year will be offering a couple of tours that give participants a different look at the quiet streets of Mount Airy. One tour tells the stories of the ghosts that haunt the town, and the other reveals... Thu, 28 May 2015 16:15:21 EST 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’ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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