Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:40:26 EST 1800 Science fair is about ‘questioning the answers’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50730596/Science-fair-is-about-questioning-the-answers The Surry County Schools District Science Fair Thursday was the youthful embodiment of John Gowie, or “Professor G-Force,” of Mad Science of the Piedmont's sentiment that “while most think science is answering the questions,... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:25:04 EST DARE graduates changing the world http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top/50730617/DARE-graduates-changing-the-world Jones Intermediate School Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduates Thursday morning drew from John Meyer's song “Waiting on the World to Change” as they sang and spoke about how changing the world starts by changing... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:28:07 EST Lady Eagles win opener http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50735590/Lady-Eagles-win-opener DOBSON — The Surry Central Lady Eagles got a big boost from their two captains to earn a victory on opening night. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:15 EST Central opens season with win http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/50735962/Central-opens-season-with-win DOBSON — The Golden Eagles opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 60-45 win over East Wilkes Friday night.The nonconference game featured two head coaches who know each other very well. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:11 EST East Surry boys could contend again http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50719409/East-Surry-boys-could-contend-again With the graduation of East Surry's all-time leading basketball scorer Scott Meredith, many wonder what to expect from the Cardinals this season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:09 EST Young Lady Cards hope to compete in tough league http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50720579/Young-Lady-Cards-hope-to-compete-in-tough-league The East Surry Lady Cardinals will try and improve on a fifth-place finish in the Northwest 1A Conference this season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:10 EST County audit reveals clean bill of health http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50730780/County-audit-reveals-clean-bill-of-health DOBSON — A recent audit as required by the state revealed Surry County is in good financial shape. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:01:05 EST Community Thanksgiving service is Sunday http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50733150/Community-Thanksgiving-service-is-Sunday Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church and its pastor, Dr. David Sparks, will host a special multi-denominational Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday beginning at 5:55 p.m. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:46:07 EST City seeks to save jobs after Surry snub http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50730533/City-seeks-to-save-jobs-after-Surry-snub Mount Airy officials are trying to salvage a possible industrial expansion locally that could mean 75 new jobs, after the county government rejected incentives for the project this week. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:17:10 EST Board again delays vote on hookup policy http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50727568/Board-again-delays-vote-on-hookup-policy Once again the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners took up the issue of mandatory water and sewer connections, but once again came away without a decision. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:40:03 EST Local storytellers featured Saturday night http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50722550/Local-storytellers-featured-Saturday-night Story telling has been a menu of Southern supper tables for generations so the Surry County Storytellers Guild upcoming “Tellabration” seems a good fit to whet everyone's appetite for a good yarn. It is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:24:05 EST Everyone should receive the blessing http://mtairynews.com/news/opinon/50716574/Everyone-should-receive-the-blessing Gary Smalley and John Trent wrote a powerful book a few years ago entitled, “The Blessing” which dealt with the importance of being blessed by your parents. They make the point that “No matter your age, the approval of your parents... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:46:05 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50718753/Police-briefs • An attempted break-in was discovered Tuesday at Appalachian Computer Sales on South Renfro Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. A 3-foot by 3-foot window pane was broken in the process, with the damage put at... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:07 EST Forbush takes top soccer awards http://mtairynews.com/news/hssoccer/50713968/Forbush-takes-top-soccer-awards Forbush took the top two awards in soccer for the Western Piedmont Conference this fall.Robert Cornelius accepted the Player of the Year award, while Seth Davis was named Coach of the Year. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:23:15 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports-running/50727984/ Lance McDaniel, son of Mount Airy native Doug McDaniel, won Charlotte's Thunder Road Half-Marathon for the third straight year on Saturday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:17 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball-localsports/50727438/ Mount Airy sophomore Will Sparks gets separation from the defender on the fast break. The Bears scrimmaged against Wilkes Central on Thursday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:14 EST Lady Eagles open season tonight http://mtairynews.com/news/hsbasketball/50728063/Lady-Eagles-open-season-tonight For Surry Central to continue its impressive run in girls basketball, a group of six seniors will have to fill some big shoes. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:12 EST Board member’s service honored at meeting http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50715110/Board-members-service-honored-at-meeting The service of outgoing Mount Airy Board of Education member Mike Hiatt was honored at the board's regular business meeting Tuesday night at Mount Airy High School. Hiatt, a former veteran educator, coach and administrator has served on the... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:27:03 EST Mixed results on rezoning requests http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50715295/Mixed-results-on-rezoning-requests DOBSON — The Surry County board of commissioners has approved two rezoning requests, but sent another back to the drawing board for further scrutiny. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:19:10 EST Shoals celebrates school award http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50717309/Shoals-celebrates-school-award PINNACLE — Shoals Elementary, the “little country school in a country neighborhood,” celebrated winning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Honors Wednesday afternoon. The honor makes the school one in five in the state... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:21:02 EST