Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:01:51 EST 1800 Board punts on courthouse contract http://mtairynews.com/news/news/304239/Board-punts-on-courthouse-contract DOBSON — After some discussion on the matter, the Surry County Board of Commissioners decided to take a “wait and see” approach and get more information before taking any action on a plan to provide much-needed improvements to the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Availability fee a good solution for city http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/302712/Availability-fee-a-good-solution-for-city Last week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners again took on the question of mandatory water and sewer hook-ups for city residents. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you http://mtairynews.com/news/news_agricultural/300895/A-new-look-thanks-to-you A new look, thanks to youThe Mount Airy News today is launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scholarship Day not a one-shot deal at SCC http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/302757/Scholarship-Day-not-a-one-shot-deal-at-SCC DOBSON — Staffers at the Surry Community College Educational Opportunity Center want students and potential students to know they will be there beyond Monday's Scholarship Application Day on SCC's Dobson campus. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City stalls redevelopment expense http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/301995/City-stalls-redevelopment-expense Mount Airy officials have delayed spending as much as $110,000 for an outside entity to help a new redevelopment commission get organized. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Johnson perfect in East-West All-Star Game http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/303003/Johnson-perfect-in-East-West-All-Star-Game GREENSBORO — For Malaya Johnson, it was the perfect ending to a sparkling high school basketball career. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Surry County schools receive School District Cup http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-local-news/303592/Surry-County-schools-receive-School-District-Cup DOBSON — Surry County Schools have received the Middle School District Cup for medium-sized school districts from the North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities (NCASA). Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shelter, rescues seeking grant funding http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3901098/Shelter-rescues-seeking-grant-funding DOBSON — In what could herald a new working relationship following years of animosity between animal rescue groups and the Surry County Animal Shelter, the two groups are seeking to secure a grant that, if received, could lower the number of... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thai ambassador to visit city http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3916013/Thai-ambassador-to-visit-city The annual reunion of descendants of the Original Siamese Twins this coming weekend here will be special in itself — with the gathering now in its 25th year — but also because of an esteemed visitor. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Business owners suffering from loss of bridge http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3914053/Business-owners-suffering-from-loss-of-bridge PILOT MOUNTAIN — Poor planning and lack of communication are what have led to an economic struggle for survival in Pilot Mountain, according to local business owners and town officials. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scholarship application day offered July 21 at Surry Community http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3913342/Scholarship-application-day-offered-July-21-at-Surry-Community DOBSON — In the competitive realm of student financial aid, a little savvy can make all the difference. The Educational Opportunity Center of Surry Community College is hosting Scholarship Application Day on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Church gives cancer patient new lease on life http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3913844/Church-gives-cancer-patient-new-lease-on-life Sometimes when life seems bleakest, a ray of sunshine appears. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board to hear courthouse update http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3913264/Board-to-hear-courthouse-update DOBSON — An update on needed improvements to the historic Dobson courthouse tops the agenda when the Surry County Board of Commissioners meet Monday night. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Incident reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3909743/Incident-reports The following incidents are under investigation by the Surry County Sheriff's Office: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Arrest reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3909749/Arrest-reports Investigators with the Surry County Sheriff's Office have reported the following arrests: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Divorces http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3909793/Divorces The following divorces have been granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts:• Leticia Guadalupe Resendiz, and Cesar Resendiz. Granted July 17. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Marriages http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3909763/Marriages The following marriage licenses have been issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds office:• William Hunter Bryant, 27, of Ararat, and Amy Elizabeth Coker, 29, of Ararat. Issued July 15. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Property transfers http://mtairynews.com/news/news/3909755/Property-transfers In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on its deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 in value, or fraction thereof, is affixed to each deed. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Danielle Jones and Christopher Wilson are engaged http://mtairynews.com/news/engagements/3847756/Danielle-Jones-and-Christopher-Wilson-are-engaged David and Annette Jones of Mount Airy announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Stephanie Jones, to Christopher Alan Wilson, the son of Scott and Lori Wilson. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Israel Jacob Hawks born July 2 http://mtairynews.com/news/births/3898652/Israel-Jacob-Hawks-born-July-2 Barry and Nickole Hawks announce the birth of their son, Israel Jacob Hawks, on July 2, 2014, at Forsyth Hospital.He weighed 4 pounds and 2 ounces.Mrs. Hawks is the former Nickole Clark. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST