Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:09:07 EST 1800 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 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 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 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$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 Pilot Mountain slates prescribe burns PILOT MOUNTAIN — Officials at Pilot Mountain State Park have announced NC State Parks staff will be conducting prescribed burns along the Yadkin River within Pilot Mountain State Park between now and early December as weather conditions permit. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:22:07 EST Early voting to start Thursday amid ‘confusion’ DOBSON — The average citizen in Surry County can be excused for harboring a little uncertainty about this year's election process, with all that's been going on recently. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:17:06 EST Police briefs • Two teens are facing larceny-related offenses stemming from an incident at Walmart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Zachary Isaiah Hall, 17, of 147 Kimberly St., was cited Saturday for larceny and possession of stolen... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:17:10 EST Going once. Going twice. Sold! The brightly-colored fiddle sculptures that dotted Mount Airy's Main Street are now gone, but this Saturday one, or more, of them could be yours. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:20:18 EST Hounds ousted from playoffs North Surry's bid for another volleyball title ended with a 3-1 loss to Maiden on Tuesday.The Lady Blue Devils were pumped up for the match and played with a high level of energy throughout the upset. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:31:06 EST Cards spike Lady Knights PILOT MOUNTAIN — Once East Surry's volleyball team caught fire, there was nothing Robbinsville could do to keep it from spreading. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:31:05 EST Central falls in state 2A playoffs DOBSON — Surry Central fell to West Davidson 5-3 in Tuesday's playoff tennis match.The Lady Eagles (13-3 going in) faced a strong West Davidson team with an 18-3 mark. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:30:12 EST Cards tennis season ends KERNERSVILLE —East Surry's tennis season came to an end in a loss to Bishop McGuinness on Tuesday in the second round of the Class 1A dual team tournament. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:30:10 EST Bears crush Pack, tie for 2nd WALKERTOWN — Mount Airy picked up an easy soccer win heading into its Senior Night today.The Granite Bears rolled over Walkertown 10-1 with about 20 minutes still left on the scoreboard. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:29:10 EST Granite Bears stay No. 3 in AP poll Mount Airy remained No. 3 in the latest Class 1A prep football poll released by The Associated Press. East Surry moved up a spot to No. 8 in the poll. The Granite Bears (8-0) have been ranked third for four weeks in a row while the Cardinals... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:29:08 EST Mount Airy defeats Avery County in 1A duals NEWLAND — Mount Airy breezed past Avery County 6-0 in the second round of the Class 1A dual team tennis tournament on Tuesday night. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:05 EST Video crew to visit Merry-Go-Round Efforts to promote a new Blue Ridge Music Trails program in western North Carolina will include a “ride” on the Merry-Go-Round in Mount Airy this Saturday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:46:06 EST Health fair set for seniors Ghouls, goblins, fairies and witches will converge on the human services building on State Street in Mount Airy on Halloween, but not for any nefarious reasons. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:23:02 EST Show starring local actress is canceled In show business and life, when one door closes another often opens — which is true for an actress from Mount Airy who recently starred in a prime-time network television series. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:03:05 EST Hazardous waste collection set Saturday County residents will have the opportunity to get rid of some of their more dangerous waste next month, as the Surry County Public Works Department hosts a hazardous waste pick-up event. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:52:07 EST