Community leaders from the various localities went to school Thursday night. Literally.Elected officials gathered at Mount Airy High School for their informal gathering in the media center of the school to fellowship, have a bite to eat and learn a little something about public education.The event was part of an ongoing gathering of elected officials, a tradition one said is invaluable.
Frustration is evident on the part of animal advocates in the county as the kill rate at the Surry County Animal Shelter remains high, but officials say some of those groups aren’t following proper procedure in order to lower the death rate.Numbers released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request indicates that nearly 80 percent of the animals taken into the shelter in November were killed.According to the data, 171 dogs and cats were taken into the she...
When most hear the the term “honeymoon destination,” it typically conjures up images of palm trees, waves crashing, and newly married couples lounging on the sand.For newlyweds from South Carolina, the dream honeymoon destination was a little bit different — Mount Airy, a way to capture and celebrate the spirit of Mayberry and let that spirit carry them into their new marriage, an inspiration for a new life together.
North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker, who also serves on the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board, will visit Mount Airy on Jan. 9 as part of a recognition of the city’s official designation as a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community.Director of Tourism and Marketing for the Mount Airy Visitor’s Center Jessica Icenhour Roberts, who made the announcement at Tuesday’s Tourism Development Authority Board meeting, also serves on the board with...
As part of a partnership between the NoneSuch Playmakers and the Mount Airy Public Library’s Dewey Decimal Players Teen Theatre Troupe, “A Christmas Carol” will be performed in the auditorium at the Jones Family Resource Center on Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.“A Christmas Carol” will be performed at the Mount Airy Public Library on Dec. 16 and 17, at 6:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free at the library show,...
Police are still trying to find a motive in a Wednesday night stabbing that left a woman in the hospital and her brother facing felony charges.According to Mount Airy Police Chief Dale Watson, police were notified of the incident shortly before 10:30, with the report coming in as a stabbing.When they arrived on the scene, officers discovered Crystal Dianne Hall, 36, of Galloway Street, suffering from a stab wound to her chest.She was treated at the scene and w...
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