Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:06:19 EST 1800 Goads celebrate 50 years of marriage Linda and Stanley Goad recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple was married Dec. 21, 2014 by Rev. Lester Shepherd in Westfield, NC. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:11:03 EST Cops help kids with Christmas presents Ask any of the members of the Surry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 24 involved in the annual Cops and Kids shopping tour at Walmart in Mount Airy and they'll tell you it's not about gifts. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:10:05 EST McCrory taps Puckett for state board DOBSON — Greg Puckett, who serves as executive vice president and general manager at Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:28:05 EST Donations mixed this holiday season According to the report from the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, charitable giving is down considerably from last year. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:15:07 EST Local merchants pleased holiday sales Sales for many area merchants appear to be pleasingly steady thus far into the Christmas Season at a time when many retailers look to earn as much as 30 percent of their income in the holiday rush. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:11:04 EST Greyhounds take second North Surry's wrestling team took second place in the annual Greyhound Duals on Saturday at Ron King Gymnasium. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:02:08 EST Pilot board selects new member PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:50:04 EST Wreck sends student to hospital PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:55:03 EST Gold awards presented to Mount Airy TDA and Surry County partnership Mount Airy's Tourism Development Authority and the Surry County Tourism Partnership of Surry County have each struck gold at an annual award ceremony for the The Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC). Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:30:07 EST Everhart honored as professional woman of the year GARDEN CITY, NY — The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) has named Dr. Dee Everhart of Everhart Primary Health Care in Cana, Va., as 2014 professional woman of the year. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:06:04 EST After 22 years, Inman stepping down WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:21:04 EST MerleFest 2015 musicians announced WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, has announced Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and festival circuit favorites Trampled By Turtles as part of the music festival's lineup. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:18:02 EST Runnin’ Patriots roar to victory WINSTON-SALEM — Jessica Boyd scored her 1,000th career point and the Surry Home Educators girls basketball team roared past Winston-Salem Christian 57-31 on Thursday night. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:43:07 EST Hounds run away from Bears 95-78 A good push in the first half put North Surry in the driver's seat on the way to a 95-78 win over rival Mount Airy Friday night. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:36:07 EST Bears win another nailbiter The Lady Bears jumped out to a big first-half lead, but with their recent history with the Lady Greyhounds, the capacity crowd had to know it wouldn't stay that way. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:36:05 EST Cards too much for Cats PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry hit nine 3-pointers and overpowered West Stokes 62-28 in a nonconference game on Friday night.With the win, the Lady Cardinals improved to 5-5. The Lady Wildcats fell to 1-6. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:36:04 EST Cards defeat Wildcats PILOT MOUNTAIN — Carson Long poured in 28 points and East Surry out-slugged West Stokes 62-53 in a nonconference game on Friday night. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:35:07 EST Rep. Coble’s last official act involves local youth Rep. Howard Coble is ending a career as an area congressman spanning nearly 30 years, and his last official act in that capacity involved a Surry County high school student. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:12:07 EST Have you prepared your heart? In this last week before Christmas, everyone is busy including myself. There is the clearing of the desk. There is cleaning and decorating. There are shows and parties. There are gifts and wrapping. There are cards and messages to send. There are... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:18:03 EST Next step: greenway to Yadkin River? Those with an interest in Mount Airy's recreational facilities might see an upcoming greenway project as a final leg — but it could be far from the end of the “road.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:21:03 EST