Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:16:51 EST 1800 Accident disrupting I-77 traffic http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50556244/Accident-disrupting-I-77-traffic Motorists traveling on Interstate 77 northbound into Virginia were advised today to seek alternate routes after a tractor-trailer accident in Virginia closed a portion of I-77 this morning near the state line. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:07 EST Lady Cards swat Yellowjackets http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50552880/Lady-Cards-swat-Yellowjackets PILOT MOUNTAIN — After taking Hayesville's best shot early, East Surry responded and took Game 1 of a Class 1A West third round playoff game Thursday night. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:49:10 EST Tickets going quickly for hoops exhibition http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50547068/Tickets-going-quickly-for-hoops-exhibition Tickets still remain for next week's exhibition game between national prep powerhouse programs Oak Hill Academy and Hargrave Military Academy at North Surry.Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Ron King Gymnasium. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:49:08 EST Bears hosts Wolfpack in key NW matchup http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50550410/Bears-hosts-Wolfpack-in-key-NW-matchup Mount Airy looks to keep its perfect record intact when it hosts Walkertown in a key Northwest 1A Conference matchup on Friday.Kickoff at Shelton Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:03 EST Eagles host Greyhounds http://mtairynews.com/news/hsfootball/50551474/Eagles-host-Greyhounds Leading this week's football matchups are two local rivals facing off in conference action.Surry Central (5-3) hosts North Surry (2-6) in one of those games where team records can be thrown out the window. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:38:06 EST A new business for Dobson http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50549176/A-new-business-for-Dobson DOBSON — Thursday night's brief meeting of the Dobson Board of Commissioners resulted in a new business for the town.And a new town clerk. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:12 EST Virginia man killed in Wednesday wreck http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50548478/Virginia-man-killed-in-Wednesday-wreck The names of the victims of the single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one man and sent two passengers to the hospital have been released. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:07:10 EST MACS group to visit China http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50548562/MACS-group-to-visit-China A group representing Mount Airy City Schools will tap into their inner Marco Polos in The College Board 2014 Chinese Bridge Delegation from Nov. 5 through Nov. 12 in China. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:50:09 EST Mount Airy native is write-in candidate for board http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50535609/Mount-Airy-native-is-write-in-candidate-for-board Mount Airy native Alisha Dancy-Brown has announced she is running as a write-in candidate for the Mount Airy Board of Education District A seat. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:13:13 EST O’Dell: I have the experience http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50534184/ODell:-I-have-the-experience Editor's Note: Republican Teresa O'Dell, who is challenging incumbent Rebecca Brendle for the Clerk of Superior Court seat, says she has the experience and leadership to get the job done. O'Dell ran for the clerk's seat in... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:14:07 EST Brendle: I serve the citizens http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50534003/Brendle:-I-serve-the-citizens Editor's Note: Democrat Rebecca Brendle is seeking re-election as Surry County's Clerk of Superior Court, a position she has held since January 2013. Prior to being named clerk, she served for more than a decade as assistant/deputy... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:12:09 EST Students do well on Read to Achieve http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50541872/Students-do-well-on-Read-to-Achieve Results of “Read to Achieve” program testing shared at The Mount Airy Board of Education's regular business meeting Tuesday night showed Jones Elementary students were scoring higher in End of Grade (EOG) tests than counterparts... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:09:11 EST Bears fall to Villains on PKs http://mtairynews.com/news/hssoccer/50546146/Bears-fall-to-Villains-on-PKs Mount Airy and Bishop McGuinness battled for second place in the conference Wednesday.After 100 minutes, the matter still wasn't settled. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:13 EST North Surry falls to Forbush 3-0 http://mtairynews.com/news/hssoccer/50546521/North-Surry-falls-to-Forbush-3-0 Forbush finished conference play undefeated after a 3-0 win over North Surry Wednesday.The Falcons won the Western Piedmont title with a 7-0-1 record, while the Greyhounds fell to 1-6 with one game left. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:10 EST Central blanks Cats 2-0 http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50546076/Central-blanks-Cats-2-0 DOBSON — Surry Central recognized its seniors on Wednesday night.It was the young guys that helped send the Eagles to a win. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:08 EST Board to hear rezoning request http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50541463/Board-to-hear-rezoning-request DOBSON — A public hearing on a rezoning request is set in Dobson for Thursday night, one that could ultimately result in the town growing a bit. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:25 EST Pine Street accident claims one life http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50542452/Pine-Street-accident-claims-one-life Emergency workers and law enforcement were still on the scene of a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one person and left two passengers pinned in the vehicle shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:14:08 EST Marines to mark anniversary http://mtairynews.com/news/community/50527643/Marines-to-mark-anniversary Surry Detachment 1322 Marine Corps League will celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Mount Airy Country Club at 6 pm. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:08:07 EST Season of all things pumpkin is upon us http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50507001/Season-of-all-things-pumpkin-is-upon-us For better or worse, the season of all things pumpkin is here. Since Starbucks introduced the pumpkin spice latte in 2003, each year has brought more and more pumpkin flavored foods. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:48:06 EST Jury awards $4.5 million in mother’s death http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50535270/Jury-awards-$4.5-million-in-mothers-death DOBSON — In what is believed to be the largest damage verdict in Surry County history, a jury has awarded $4.5 million to the estate of a woman who died shortly after giving birth in 2009. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:36:09 EST