Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:55:35 EST 1800 MCA High School ribbon cutting just a beginning Unlike races where breaking through a ribbon signals the end, Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) High School's ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning signaled the beginning of upperclassmen's educational journeys. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:54:20 EST Woman pleads to save house A house targeted for demolition by the city government could be saved after an impassioned plea Thursday night by a co-owner. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:02:06 EST Eagles drop 4th straight match DOBSON — The Lady Eagles concluded their heartbreaking week with a five-set loss to Forbush Thursday.In an eight-day stretch, Surry Central has gone from 6-2 to 6-6 with four very close losses. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:20 EST Mount Airy tennis sweeps Walkertown WALKERTOWN — Mount Airy swept singles and took all three doubles matches in a 9-0 win against winless Walkertown on Thursday in Northwest 1A Conference tennis. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:19 EST (No heading) North Surry's Jane Blackburn hits a return during a doubles match against South Stokes on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Greyhounds resumed a suspended match with the Sauras from earlier this season, but rain halted play. The match was tied 4-4... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:18 EST Hounds sweep North Surry stayed undefeated in the Western Piedmont Conference after posting a sweep of South Stokes in Thursday's volleyball action.The Lady Greyhounds (12-3 overall, 5-0 conference) won 25-22, 25-11, 25-23. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:16 EST Lady Eagles sweep Forbush 9-0 DOBSON — Surry Central defeated Forbush in tennis, looking to continue last season's title. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:08 EST Woman struck while crossing U.S. 52 A 19-year-old Westfield woman is being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after she was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:31:12 EST Golding tapped as board vice chair The Surry County Board of Commissioners has a new vice chairman. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:07:10 EST Mayberry Days showing no sign of slowing in 25th year Those anticipating the eventual demise of Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days by the graying of The Andy Griffith Show's cast would do well to learn from the animated feature “Hoodwinked.” Everyone has a little different... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:37:04 EST Police briefs • Stephanie Lynn Hiatt, 38, of 308 Crosswinds Court, was taken into custody Monday on an order for arrest, and she also is charged with obtaining property by false pretense, larceny and possession of stolen goods stemming from an August incident... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:18:07 EST Board OKs PGW extension DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners took a “middle of the road” approach to a request by Elkin's Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) to extend the deadline on its incentive package, choosing to give the company a break on... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:33:11 EST City schools honor staffers; audit results given;-audit-results-given The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday recognized staff receiving teacher and classified employee of the year honors and received a positive report on its annual audit by the firm of Dixon, Hughes, Goodman. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:37:12 EST SC taps Joyner DOBSON — Surry Central has named a former three-sport star as its latest head coach. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:15 EST Central takes 1st in WPC golf Surry Central took first place in Wednesday's Western Piedmont Conference golf tournament at Cross Creek Country Club.The Lady Eagles shot 157 (the total of the top three scores) to beat out South Stokes and Forbush. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:13 EST Unbeaten Bears host Eagles Mount Airy, ranked No. 5 in this week's 1A prep football poll released by The Associated Press, will look to stay undefeated when it takes on upstart Surry Central on Friday night at Shelton Stadium. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:12 EST Surry Central boots Elkin 5-1 DOBSON — Jose Avalos scored three goals for the hat trick as Surry Central posted a 5-1 nonconference win against visiting Elkin on Wednesday night. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:57:11 EST 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’ 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 • 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