Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:19:31 EST 1800 Do not fear, God is near http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151695343/Do-not-fear-God-is-near Greetings to each and every one of my readers out there. I am Evangelist Florence E. Green, of Zion Hill Church of God out of Martinsville, Va. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:15:21 EST City garbage routes combined http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152075778/City-garbage-routes-combined Wintry weather continues to play havoc with sanitation operations in Mount Airy, including trash and recycling collections being canceled on Thursday. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:30:22 EST Library holding annual photography contest http://mtairynews.com/news/arts-community-news-home_top-news/152008631/Library-holding-annual-photography-contest The Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain will be hosting its annual traveling photography contest this spring. The contest, which is the ninth of its kind, is sponsored by the Northwest Regional Library. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:05:22 EST Arts Ball to support school programs http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152071514/Arts-Ball-to-support-school-programs The Surry Arts Council will host is annual Arts Ball on Friday at Cross Creek Country Club with proceeds benefiting the council's local school programs. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:05:22 EST Auditions for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ set this weekend http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152055676/Auditions-for-Jesus-Christ-Superstar-set-this-weekend The Surry Arts Council will host auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. each day at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:21 EST Lenten services continue at Central UMC http://mtairynews.com/news/church-news/152055556/Lenten-services-continue-at-Central-UMC The weekly community-wide Lenten services continue each Wednesday through April 1 at Central United Methodist Church. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:45:22 EST Workshops, local bands headline Jarrell festival http://mtairynews.com/news/arts-news/152020543/Workshops-local-bands-headline-Jarrell-festival Friday evening's Tommy Jarrell Festival events will be headlined with a Tommy Jarrell birthday concert hosted by Lew Bode. The 7 p.m. event will feature three regional bands — The Slate Mountain Ramblers, The Buckstankle Boys, and The... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:25:22 EST Option granted on Spencer’s parcel http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152054917/Option-granted-on-Spencers-parcel Downtown businessman Gene Rees has been granted an option to buy a portion of the old Spencer's Inc. manufacturing complex, now owned by the city government, for possible development. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:25:21 EST Police Reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152010363/Police-Reports • A Mount Airy man was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a firearm (a handgun) by a convicted felon and resisting a public officer, according to city police department reports. Mikle Eugene Dixon, 39, of 210 Mountain View Road, was... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:20:22 EST Hoops teams deal with weather changes http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/152055380/Hoops-teams-deal-with-weather-changes The threat of another round of inclement weather forecast for Wednesday night postponed nearly all of the first round state basketball playoff games in the area. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:20:24 EST Bears’ D leads to playoff win http://mtairynews.com/news/hswrestling/152059069/Bears-D-leads-to-playoff-win Mount Airy tore through Pine Lake Prep in the final 11 minutes for a 78-39 win in the first round of the state 1A playoffs. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:20:20 EST Smithsonian sports exhibit arrives http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top/152048662/Smithsonian-sports-exhibit-arrives “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, isn't the kind of thing that can be set up anywhere. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:15:23 EST Firefighters exceed 50 lives saved http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152021928/Firefighters-exceed-50-lives-saved A fire department typically deals with situations such as burning structures, but in Mount Airy's case diversification has allowed it to also make a difference in medical emergencies. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:55:22 EST State official’s visit reset for March 11 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152047591/State-officials-visit-reset-for-March-11 State Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz's scheduled visit to Mount Airy on Thursday has been postponed as a result of snowy weather forecast to hit the area overnight. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:30:22 EST Stone join PNC Mortgage http://mtairynews.com/news/news/151999929/Stone-join-PNC-Mortgage PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, NA, has appointed David Stone as loan officer, serving as the contact for residential loans in the Triad. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:55:26 EST A lifetime of food http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/151431074/A-lifetime-of-food Although Diane Bowman has lived in Mount Airy for most of her life, her coastal heritage still plays a big part in the food she puts on her table. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:30:21 EST Revised garbage schedule released http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152031156/Revised-garbage-schedule-released Mount Airy officials have announced a revised schedule for city garbage collections, which have been disrupted by bouts of wintry weather over the past week. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:00:21 EST Sculptor workshops to begin March 4 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152024382/Sculptor-workshops-to-begin-March-4 DOBSON — Lisa Clague, an internationally-known clay artist and sculptor, will be holding a free workshop on March 4 and 5. Both events are slated to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio in Building E-162 at Surry Community... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:35:22 EST Tommy Jarrell festival kicking off http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152003142/Tommy-Jarrell-festival-kicking-off The 14th annual Tommy Jarrell Festival will kick off in Mount Airy on Thursday. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:10:22 EST Inclement weather delays first-round games http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/152032159/Inclement-weather-delays-first-round-games Another round of inclement winter weather has forced prep basketball games to be delayed for the second week in a row. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:30:26 EST