Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:17:39 EST 1800 Mount Airy spikes Elkin 3-1 http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50363281/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/sports/50363631/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50352112/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1/50338718/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50338527/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50353061/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50345948/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50352603/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50330143/Theres-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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50353491/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50330154/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50339960/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50344798/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50344915/$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 Bears’ defense stymies Central http://mtairynews.com/news/hsfootball/50347836/Bears-defense-stymies-Central The Granite Bears blanked the Golden Eagles 35-0 on Homecoming night.Some early mistakes by Surry Central let Mount Airy have short fields, and the Bears took advantage with two scores in about half a quarter. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:12 EST Hounds race past Vikings http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50349331/Hounds-race-past-Vikings HAYS — North Surry raced out to a big halftime lead and went on to beat North Wilkes 48-19 on Friday night in a nonconference matchup. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:10 EST Cards beat Villains in soccer http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50342332/Cards-beat-Villains-in-soccer PILOT MOUNTAIN — Trace Simmons scored two goals and had an assist during East Surry's 4-2 victory against Bishop McGuinness in Northwest 1A Conference soccer on Thursday night. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:08 EST Bears shut out Atkins in soccer http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50349093/Bears-shut-out-Atkins-in-soccer WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy posted a 4-0 victory against Atkins late Thursday night in Northwest 1A Conference soccer. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:07 EST Remembering Ronald Boyles http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50348533/Remembering-Ronald-Boyles Being that I work second shift here in The News office, I often miss out on important discussions that happen during the course of the day.One of those recent dicussions was on the death of the beloved Ronald Boyles. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:57:09 EST Saving the planet http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50337023/Saving-the-planet DOBSON — County officials say the public has taken them up on their offer of expanded recycling, and the results are impressive. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:02:09 EST