Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:37:05 EST 1800 Grant to aid Pilot park-downtown link unlikely With a $400,000 state grant sought for that purpose unlikely this year, an official of an area land-preservation group says other ways will be sought to acquire property near Pilot Mountain State Park. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:31:06 EST Foundation grants local four year old’s wish Make A Wish of Central and Western North Carolina surprised 4-year-old Cayden Talbert and his family with the news Saturday they would get to go to DisneyWorld with a trip to LegoLand as well. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:13:09 EST Andy Griffith Show still resonates for Best and MacRae Although their appearances on “The Andy Griffith Show” were not watershed moments in the careers of James Best and Elizabeth MacRae, the production's small town values went hand in glove with beliefs the two hold dear. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:14:08 EST Gentry Middle one step closer to STEM designation J. Sam Gentry Middle School's application for STEM recognition moved one more step forward Monday afternoon as a site visit by state representatives took place. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:48:06 EST Saturday Night Jam links music past to present ARARAT — The Eldora Ruritan group is hoping its ongoing Saturday Night Jam program can use the building's past ties to music and community to ensure its future with renovations to the historic building. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:36:08 EST C’mon girls, let’s get outside DOBSON — An event set Saturday is starting to get national attention, and organizers say they're hoping for bigger and better this year. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:30:09 EST Mount Airy spikes Elkin 3-1 Mount Airy defeated Elkin 3-1 in nonconference volleyball on Monday night at Finch Gymnasium, winning 25-16, 24-26, 25-12, 25-23. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:06 EST Lady Bears hand Elkin first loss ELKIN — Mount Airy handed Elkin its first loss of the season, beating the Buckin' Elks 7-2 in nonconference tennis on Monday afternoon. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:04 EST Free fishing day lures families The local catfish population suffered a sharp decline Saturday because of people such as Anthony Garrett of Mount Airy. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:08:11 EST Surry offers beginner bluegrass banjo classes DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering a class for those wanting to add picking to their grinning skills. Interested persons may learn how to play banjo in a new Beginner Bluegrass Banjo class set to start Sept. 23 through Nov. 18 on... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:42:04 EST Early College tops in county for graduation rate DOBSON — The Surry Early College topped all high schools in the county, posting its fourth consecutive year with 100 percent of students graduating. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:16:07 EST Festival elevates humble sweet potato Nearly every fruit and vegetable has a festival dedicated to it somewhere. Saturday in the historic village of Rockford, it was the sweet potato's turn.While Idaho long has been known as... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:58:05 EST Time for Johnson to step down The Mount Airy News this past week broke the story that Surry County Board of Commissioner Paul Johnson is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation over what appear to be alleged irregularities in expense requests he... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:55:05 EST City celebrates new park For the past 73 years, Perry Robertson has been reminded of an old friend every time he visits downtown Mount Airy. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:49:05 EST There’s always time for love It just goes to show you're never too old to fall in love. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:43:08 EST Family displaced by Saturday fire A local family was displaced by a fire Saturday afternoon which gutted their home and possibly was sparked in a room containing oxygen tanks. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:03:04 EST Disabled man ripped off by live-in caregiver On the surface, it seemed to be a good plan for a local disabled man. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:44:04 EST Police briefs • A case involving the obtaining of property by false pretense was reported Thursday, according to Mount Airy Police Department records. A woman identified as the victim, Roshel Nicole Wilson of Hamburg Street, said a known individual had... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:17:08 EST Mount Airy High holds academic letters assembly An academic letter assembly at Mount Airy High School Friday morning highlighted it isn't so much the symbols sewn on a Letterman's jacket, but how the accomplishment matters in the fabric of a students' life. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:56:08 EST $57,000 project under way at fire station$57000-project-under-way-at-fire-station A Mount Airy fire station resembled a war zone Friday as work progressed on a $57,000 project to replace concrete flooring inside the building and the front pad area which had deteriorated and presented safety problems. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:21:08 EST