Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Wed, 27 May 2015 00:29:34 EST 1800 Rallying around real leaders Recently I attended the Surry County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual Freedom Fund Banquet. It was a nice event. The food was great. The people were friendly, and I had an enjoyable evening while covering the... Wed, 27 May 2015 00:20:22 EST Citizens Police Academy graduates 21 This is graduation season, and along with the usual high school and college commencement ceremonies the Mount Airy Citizens Police Academy has sent its latest class into the world. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:15:22 EST East baseball records continue to fall PILOT MOUNTAIN — A few more East Surry baseball records fell during a season where the Cardinals made another deep postseason run. Tue, 26 May 2015 22:25:25 EST Tigers bite Hounds in Game 1 Senior right-hander Tanner Routh tossed a one-hit shutout to power No. 4 Randleman past No. 3 North Surry 5-0 in Game 1 of the Class 2A West regional final on Tuesday night in front of a huge crowd at North Surry High School. Tue, 26 May 2015 22:25:22 EST Local school lunch menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green beans, Romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:55:21 EST Community, staff scrambling after hospital closes Yadkin Valley Community Hospital employees and community members gathered at the facility Tuesday, holding a prayer vigil to show support for the hospital following its unexpected closing on Friday. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:50:23 EST Graduations really do hold timeless, endless fascination Although writing this will set off untold levels of electronic red flags in Civitas Media's software, I've got to admit it. I like being a reporter attending graduations. The season's here folks. It's where we adults... Tue, 26 May 2015 01:40:22 EST Jones Intermediate holds Memorial Day tribute Jones Intermediate School's Memorial Day tribute to fallen soldiers Monday emphasized remembrance over the public's notoriously short memories of veterans' sacrifices. The video “Some Gave All” demonstrated that veterans... Tue, 26 May 2015 00:55:21 EST Service salutes those who have fallen The city of Mount Airy's annual Memorial Day service Monday underscored the price of freedom is certainly not free. Mon, 25 May 2015 19:25:21 EST King police raid sweepstakes locations The Mount Airy Police Department, which has participated in several recent raids on suspected Internet gambling esbalishments in Mount Airy and Surry County, recently took part in another such raid in Stokes County. Mon, 25 May 2015 18:10:22 EST Annual camp meeting marks 50 years Local Christians seeking to jump start feeling their faith anew through an old-fashioned camp meeting will have their chance as the Blue Ridge Baptist Camp Meeting marks its 50th anniversary June 1. Mon, 25 May 2015 17:55:21 EST Bobbitt honored for enthusiasm, dedication B.H. Tharrington Curriculum Coach Erette Bobbitt's enthusiasm and dedication earned him a Superintendent's Award at the Mount Airy Board of Education work session Tuesday at Jones Intermediate School. Mon, 25 May 2015 10:35:22 EST City finance department receives award The finance department of the city of Mount Airy has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which the department has now received for 22 years in a row. Given by the Government Finance Officers Association... Mon, 25 May 2015 04:50:21 EST Commissioners recognize Eagle Scout Benjamin Rolison, with his father at his right, poses with Surry County commissioners Monday. Rolison was recognized by commissioners for recently becoming an Eagle Scout. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:50:21 EST Joyce, Draughn, attend leadership conference Tammy Joyce and Doug Draughn, both financial advisors with Edward Jones, recently attended the Edward Jones' Financial Advisor Leaders Conference held at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:30:22 EST Veterans Appreciation Day planned A special event to salute veterans which is scheduled next Saturday is geared toward all those who've served in the armed forces, but will have a decidedly 1940s flavor. Mon, 25 May 2015 01:35:21 EST Divorces The following divorces were granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts on May 18.• Sarah Potts and Brandon Potts• Kelsey Shelton and James Shelton• Kimberly Utt and Anthony Utt Sun, 24 May 2015 14:15:21 EST Property Transfers In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 for every $1,000 in value is affixed to each deed. Sun, 24 May 2015 13:30:21 EST Change, challenge drives new director Christina Plitt might be considered a study in contrasts. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:30 EST Raid recalled at Memorial Day service Saturday was sunny and pleasant in historic Rockford — a stark contrast to what was occurring in Surry County 150 years ago this spring when Northern troops paid an unwelcome visit. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:23 EST