Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:14:23 EST 1800 Fletcher named Administrative Professional of the Year http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3606192/Fletcher-named-Administrative-Professional-of-the-Year Julie Corder Fletcher with Allstate Insurance Company/Tonda Phillips Corp. was named Administrative Professional of the Year at the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce's Administrative Professional Day Luncheon on Wednesday... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Citizens Police Academy graduates recognized http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3607312/Citizens-Police-Academy-graduates-recognized High school commencement ceremonies are still weeks away in this area, but one graduation event has already occurred. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Early voting starts today for primary http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3606647/Early-voting-starts-today-for-primary DOBSON — Although the primary itself won't occur until May 6, citizens can get a jump on the democratic process beginning today. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dobson couple charged with 19 meth labs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3605621/Dobson-couple-charged-with-19-meth-labs DOBSON — A Dobson couple have been arrested on drug manufacturing charges after Surry County deputies were called to their home Monday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Deputy shoots, kills man brandishing rifle http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/3606706/Deputy-shoots-kills-man-brandishing-rifle The State Bureau of Investigation is sending a bomb detecting robot into the home of a local man who was shot and killed by a Surry County deputy earlier today. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3605988/Police-briefs • A Mount Airy man has been charged with cyberstalking, according to city police department reports. Nathan Dean Wray, 24, of 138 New Cedar Lane was served with a criminal summons on the charge that was issued on April 7 with Howard Thomas... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Missing local woman found http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3607167/Missing-local-woman-found A local woman who had been missing for nearly a week has been located, according to Mount Airy police.Summer Nicole Hill, 28, was found unharmed Tuesday night through the efforts of the city detective unit. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Joseph’ on stage this weekend http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3601158/Joseph-on-stage-this-weekend The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors is a familiar story to many, and this weekend at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, the Surry Arts Council production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” takes a musical spin... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Community Garden used for education, demonstration http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3601764/Community-Garden-used-for-education-demonstration According to the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA), research shows that when communities have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, they are healthier communities as a whole, with lower rates of diabetes, obesity, and other... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Home Instead staff shows love and caring http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-lifestyle/3581535/Home-Instead-staff-shows-love-and-caring Some of the folks who work at Home Instead Senior Care created their favorite dishes recently. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Johnson earns doctor of philosophy in nursing http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3601723/Johnson-earns-doctor-of-philosophy-in-nursing DOBSON — Surry Community College's Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Yvonne O. Johnson, has successfully defended her dissertation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Construction work continuing stormwater project http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3600948/Construction-work-continuing-stormwater-project Those noticing the construction equipment at work in front of Mount Airy Middle School are seeing the beginning of what local officials hope will be an elegant, educational, and more natural alternative for storm water filtering. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3600480/Police-briefs • A Mount Airy woman was arrested Monday on break-in, assault and other charges, according to city police department reports. Kelly Elizabeth Strickland, 36, of 1908 Cardinal Drive, No. 9, is accused of breaking and entering, assault and... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local woman reported missing http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3602501/Local-woman-reported-missing A report of a missing woman has been made to the Mount Airy Police Department.Summer Nicole Hill, 28, has not been seen since last Wednesday, according to a police spokesman. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mayor to pick finalists for redevelopment group http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3601780/Mayor-to-pick-finalists-for-redevelopment-group The job of selecting five finalists for a redevelopment commission approved on April 3 by Mount Airy officials amid controversy will rest with Mayor Deborah Cochran, who says her goal is a “diverse board.” Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tourism summit is Thursday at SCC Viticulture Center http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3594986/Tourism-summit-is-Thursday-at-SCC Tourism is a major drive for Surry County's economy, and a Tourism Summit on Thursday evening will give everyone a chance to celebrate that success and look toward the future. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County schools plan Read 5 Read 5 effort for literacy http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3586830/County-schools-plan-Read-5-Read-5-effort-for-literacy DOBSON — Surry County Schools are seeking the assistance of business and local communities to help avoid the perennial student literacy lag which occurs over summer vacation. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Autism walk to fund teacher training http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3594679/Autism-walk-to-fund-teacher-training The third-annual Autism Walk of Surry scheduled Saturday in Mount Airy will raise awareness of a developmental disorder that strikes one of every 58 children — and money to train teachers to deal with the condition. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Progress Edition out on April 30 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3596576/Progress-Edition-out-on-April-30 What is going on inside the walls of Mount Airy Cyclery, other than just a bike shop operation? Staff Reporter Tom Joyce has sought the answer and will reveal his findings in the upcoming progress edition of The Mount Airy News, on April 30. The theme... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Taking the gloves off http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3597268/Taking-the-gloves-off DOBSON — With a quick motion, the Surry County Board of Commissioners has set in place a mechanism to aggressively collect money owed to the county. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST