Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:51:19 EST 1800 Debate ensues over proposed sales tax legislation A state senate bill that would change how sales tax revenue is distributed statewide — and trumpeted as meaning more money for Surry County — apparently comes at a cost to municipal governments across the state, including Mount... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:30:21 EST Dollar General opening in Dobson Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location in Dobson on Saturday at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:35:21 EST Museum hosting Easter bonnet workshop, egg hunt The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and the Mayberry Toy Company are teaming up to provide an Easter experience for local children ages 4 – 11. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:21 EST City to pick up unusual trash items A special trash-collection initiative by the city of Mount Airy which in 2014 reaped 219 tires, 108 mattresses and other unusual items will begin again Monday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:00:21 EST Police reports • An attempted break-in targeting a vehicle owned by an employee of a local restaurant occurred Monday night, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident took place at the Asian House Restaurant on Rockford Street, where a... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:45:21 EST Local resident heads ‘Poppins’ production Mount Airy resident Dru Billings will be appearing on stage in Winston-Salem beginning this weekend as part of the Twin City Stage production of “Mary Poppins.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:25:22 EST Event aims to make kids heroes PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting super hero capes, will use this year's child abuse awareness day to encourage children to don a cape and “Be a Hero, Stop Child Abuse Now.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:20:22 EST (No heading) Surry Central's Garrett Durham rips a two-run double at East Wilkes in a 9-4 win.Surry Central's Silas Hutson pitches against East Wilkes in a 9-4 win. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:38 EST Lady Vikings edge out East Surry DANBURY — When you drive up the hill to the softball field at North Stokes there's a sign that wasn't there last year. It's a picture of the 2014 1A state championship team. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:36 EST Cards too much for Hounds PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry slugged its way past North Surry 11-1 in five innings on Wednesday in a matchup between two teams playing solid baseball early on this season. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:34 EST Lady Cards top Hounds in softball PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry scored all eight of its runs in the first inning on the way to an 8-2 softball victory against North Surry on Wednesday at Palmer Field. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:32 EST Hound netters win 2nd straight match North Surry's tennis team won its second-straight match, defeating East Surry 7-2 on Wednesday. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:29 EST Lady Cards soar over Hounds 3-0 East Surry broke a scoreless tie midway through the first half and went on to defeat North Surry 3-0 in Wednesday's soccer action. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:23 EST Lady Bears win 3-0 in soccer Mount Airy won a nonconference soccer match 3-0 over North Wilkes Wednesday.The Lady Bears went up 2-0 in the first half, then scored an insurance goal in the second half. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:21 EST Senate Bill would change sales tax distrubution State Sen. Shirley Randleman, who represents Surry, Stokes and part of Wilkes counties, is co-sponsoring a bill that could put more sales tax revenue in the hands of Surry County officials. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:05:22 EST Payne leaving Elkin’s top post The Elkin Board of Commissioners on Monday night accepted the resignation of Town Manager Lloyd Payne and voted unanimously to name Elkin Finance Director John Holcomb as the town's interim town manager effective May 11. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:15:22 EST Closing precincts would save money DOBSON — Seven of the 29 precincts where local voters cast Election Day ballots could be closed through a cost-saving consolidation move in response to statewide election changes requiring new equipment. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:10:21 EST City Easter egg hunt to hatch Saturday The first city Easter egg hunt in 2014 was so well-attended that organizers can't even provide an accurate attendance figure for the gathering at Westwood Park. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:30:20 EST Trail moves historic treat into public view Sonkers have been around for a long time. Martha Washington even had one in her cookbook attributed to her Irish cook. Surry County Historical Society's book of sonker recipes explains on its first page, “which had to mean, in those days,... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:55:21 EST Spring pollen season arriving The end of icy chills and snow may be a welcome break to some and a warning to local allergy sufferers the warmer weather of spring will bring some serious discomfort along with it. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:45:21 EST