Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Fri, 6 Mar 2015 01:09:05 EST 1800 Board honors Polar Plunge participation http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152174517/Board-honors-Polar-Plunge-participation The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday night rewarded Special Olympics Polar Plunge organizers and with warm official school system sweat shirts. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:55:21 EST NS grad wins coach of year http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/152190806/NS-grad-wins-coach-of-year Mount Airy native Rocky Horton has earned the coach of the year award for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference this season. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 22:50:21 EST SCC lands three Lady Cards http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/152200998/SCC-lands-three-Lady-Cards PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry Community College's volleyball program made out like a bandit on Thursday, getting commitments from three premier players from a powerful 2014 state runner-up East Surry team. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:25:23 EST Lowgap archery club hosting national event http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/152209476/Lowgap-archery-club-hosting-national-event A local archery club is hosting a national tournament here in two weeks.Sage Creek 3D Archery Range will hold the Rinehart R100 event on March 21-22. The range is located off N.C. 89 in Lowgap. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:25:21 EST Mayor Cochran announces resignation http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152204467/Mayor-Cochran-announces-resignation Mount Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran has announced her resignation from the city's top elected office effective March 31. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:50:21 EST Local man charged after high-speed chase in Cana http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152185229/Local-man-charged-after-high-speed-chase-in-Cana A simple ticket for speeding turned into a felony charge for a Cana man after leading the Virginia State Police on a high-speed chase in Cana on Wednesday morning. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:40:21 EST February was record-breaking weather month http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152195956/February-was-record-breaking-weather-month Mount Airy weather can be pretty average — usually no real surprises when the stats are totaled each month. February 2015, however, was different, with five temperature records either broken or tied here during its 28 days. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:30:22 EST Police reports http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top/152198033/Police-reports • Two Trane air-conditioning units valued at $10,000 have been stolen in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. Police were told Wednesday that the property had been taken from an unidentified business location at 542 N. Renfro... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:20:21 EST Board votes against Westfield reinstatement http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152194693/Board-votes-against-Westfield-reinstatement Surry County Commissioners voted to turn down a motion to reinstate the Westfield Booster Club lease for the use of the Westfield Community Center at the board's Wednesday retreat. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:00:23 EST City, county schools http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152179172/City-county-schools Both Mount Airy City Schools and Surry County Schools have decided students will only have to make up four days of the seven already missed for inclement weather. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:15:22 EST City schools closing early today http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152195752/City-schools-closing-early-today Mount Airy City Schools will dismiss school at 1 p.m. today. The announcement follows the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Blacksburg, Virginia, issuing a winter weather advisory which will be in effect until 10 p.m. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:45:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152181232/ • Two people were arrested on felony drug charges involving methamphetamine Sunday in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. Kenneth Dale Gardner, 51, of 341 Welch Road, and Brandy Michelle Burcham, 37, of Pleasant Garden in... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 03:45:21 EST Friday health fair offers free tests http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152174378/Friday-health-fair-offers-free-tests Those who might be putting off certain tests because of the cost can get some done for free during a senior health fair scheduled Friday in Mount Airy. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:55:21 EST City ABC store could be expanding http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152177052/City-ABC-store-could-be-expanding The Mount Airy ABC Store on Starlite Road could be getting bigger through a proposed building expansion. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:30:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/news_agricultural/152200923/ Polar Plungers recognized … Page xxRecord-breaking cold … Pages xx Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:30:21 EST Cards open season with Reagan loss http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbaseball/152186677/Cards-open-season-with-Reagan-loss PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry took on a powerful Reagan team and came away with a respectable 3-0 loss. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:33 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbaseball/152186667/ Surry Central's Silas Hutson fires a pitch toward home plate during the Golden Eagles' season opener against Alleghany on Wednesday night. The Eagles won the game 3-2. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:31 EST Bears edge E. Wilkes 5-4 http://mtairynews.com/news/hstennis/152186626/Bears-edge-E.-Wilkes-5-4 Mount Airy took a 4-2 lead into doubles, then had to hang on for a 5-4 win over East Wilkes in Wednesday's tennis opener. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:28 EST Hounds win in Martin’s coaching debut http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/152189852/Hounds-win-in-Martins-coaching-debut WILKESBORO — Chase Chandler and Brady Watts combined for the shutout as North Surry defeated Wilkes Central 1-0 on Wednesday, giving Tony Martin a win in his coaching debut. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:27 EST Lady Bears win opener 7-0 http://mtairynews.com/news/hssoccer/152189564/Lady-Bears-win-opener-7-0 Mount Airy opened the soccer season with a 7-0 shutout of Thomasville.The Lady Bears led 4-0 at halftime and cruised to a win over the Lady Bulldogs. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:55:26 EST