Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:11:53 EST 1800 WIC program seeks to help more families DOBSON — Local health department officials are looking to reach more eligible Surry County families struggling to put healthy food on their dinner tables through the North Carolina's Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:40:22 EST NSHS alum tells students to broaden horizons North Surry High School alumni Katelyn Houston came back to her alma mater Thursday and urged Spanish class students to shake off the small town, travel and broaden their perspective because there's a lot to see in the world. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:00:21 EST DARE coloring contest winners named The Mount Airy News recently sponsored a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) coloring contest for area children. the winners were: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:55:22 EST Tompkins on President’s List Hannah Tompkins, a junior special education major of Ararat, Virginia, was among approximately 450 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2014 President's List. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:35:22 EST New life for old camp: Former Camp E-Mun-Talee rechristened Wellspring Mountain “I always meant to come back,” said Terrie Easley of the former Camp E-Mun-Talee property in Lowgap, where Easley had worked for a year and a half as a “chief in the woods” for Eckerd Youth Alternatives. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:55:22 EST Blood drive set in memory of area teens A blood drive in memory of Taylor Thompson and Megan Davis, step-sisters who died in a November car accident, will be held on April 2. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:55:21 EST Debate tournament teaches lifelong skills DOBSON — Understand two things up front about the Surry County Schools District Debate and Forensics Tournament. Debate is a sport which allows any kid with the right savvy to mix it up with with the academic and athletic stars. Secondly, this... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:40:22 EST Surry woman accused of insurance fraud RALEIGH — A Surry County woman has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly inflating the loss from a fire at her home last year. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:10:21 EST Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:00:21 EST Sigmon overcomes adversity PILOT MOUNTAIN — Ryan Sigmon isn't the typical No. 3 singles high school tennis player.He's a walking miracle. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:05:21 EST Gunter stepping down PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry head girls basketball coach Keith Gunter has resigned after six years with the Lady Cardinals. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:45:22 EST Two persons dead in separate weekend accidents Two persons died in connection with two unrelated incidents in Surry County Saturday. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:45:21 EST Inclusion and community at core of annual Fiddlers Convention DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:40:21 EST Trio charged in vehicle break-ins Three local teens were charged with multiple violations Thursday after allegedly stealing numerous items from unlocked vehicles at locations in Mount Airy. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:35:22 EST Pets, tobacco banned from park When Dobson's first public park complex opens in the coming weeks folks utilizing the new venue will have to leave their four-legged friends and bad habits at home. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:30:21 EST SCC hosts benefit basketball game DOBSON — The students may have defeated the faculty 66-50 on March 19, but Surry Community College's March Madness event was a “win-win” for all involved. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:00:26 EST Greyhounds shut down Eagles DOBSON — Casey Wright had a big night at the plate and Chase Chandler tossed a complete game shutout as North Surry defeated Surry Central 4-0 Friday in the Western Piedmont 2A Conference opener for both teams. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:29 EST Bears sweep Atkins for 3rd straight shutout The Granite Bears continued their hot tennis streak Friday with a 9-0 sweep of Northwest foe Atkins.Mount Airy improved to 6-2 overall, 5-1 in the NW Conference. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:28 EST Lady Eagles settle for tie at home DOBSON — The Lady Eagles held a 1-0 lead for most of Friday's soccer game, but Statesville came back late to force a tie. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:23 EST Bears’ Holder picks Averett Mount Airy quarterback Logan Holder has chosen Division III Averett University to continue his football career.The Granite Bears are a run-first team, but when needed Logan showed he could attack a defense through the air. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:21 EST