Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:11:15 EST 1800 “Parade of Success” held at Dobson Elementary http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localsports1-news/50226410/Parade-of-Success-held-at-Dobson-Elementary DOBSON — Organizers of Dobson Elementary's first “Parade of Success” Friday morning say the jaunt around town's main goal was to show students the community is behind them as they open their school year. Media Specialist... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:35:08 EST Wayne Farms honored for safety record http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50226591/Wayne-Farms-honored-for-safety-record DOBSON — Facilities of Wayne Farms, including three in Surry County, were cited for outstanding safety performance by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council during a conference this week in Florida. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:01:10 EST Habitat store to move http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50226880/Habitat-store-to-move The Greater Mount Airy Habitat for Humanity ReStore is moving, officials announced this week. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:08:04 EST Rough railroad crossing to be fixed http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50227532/Rough-railroad-crossing-to-be-fixed Crossing railroad tracks at the intersection of U.S. 52 and U.S. 601 (Rockford Street) in Mount Airy can be a bumpy proposition, but improvements will occur there soon. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:22:07 EST Cawley fears ‘firestorm’ over blighted area plan http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50220779/Cawley-fears-firestorm-over-blighted-area-plan A Mount Airy councilman is concerned that the preliminary identification of a blighted area in the city will cause “anger” among citizens, although it's still at the proposal stage. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:50:09 EST East Surry JROTC hosts Military Appreciation Night http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50213120/East-Surry-JROTC-hosts-Military-Appreciation-Night PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry's United States Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps will host the annual Military Appreciation Night Sept. 5 as the event moves back this year to the school which debuted the observance... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:50:07 EST Hill named new Northern Hospital CEO http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50220291/Hill-named-new-Northern-Hospital-CEO Northern Hospital of Surry County has a new CEO. Or at least it will come October. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:28:05 EST Couple found with stolen Budget Rental truck http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50219968/Couple-found-with-stolen-Budget-Rental-truck A local couple has been charged with possessing a stolen box truck that Mount Airy police say they were using as a makeshift home. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:13 EST No teaching positions lost in City schools http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50219663/No-teaching-positions-lost-in-City-schools Although school systems across the state have reportedly cut thousands of teacher assistant jobs as a result of state education budget cuts, Mount Airy City Schools opened the school year this week with no teaching or teaching assistant positions... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:12 EST JOLO Winery & Vineyard wins four awards http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50202117/JOLO-Winery--Vineyard-wins-four-awards PILOT MOUNTAIN — JOLO Winery & Vineyards recently won four medals in the French Broad Vigneron category from the Asheville Food and Wine Festival. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:28:08 EST Admittance process continues for special needs student http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50213819/Admittance-process-continues-for-special-needs-student Millennium Charter Academy officials and a local parent who wants her daughter, a special needs student requiring a service animal, mainstreamed in the school, continue to work towards finalizing an Independent Educational Plan for the child following... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:24:06 EST Mount Airy Alumni slate 2nd annual awards http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50205611/Mount-Airy-Alumni-slate-2nd-annual-awards The Mount Airy Alumni Association (MAAA) is seeking nominations for another round of awards for its Granite Bear graduates. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:14:06 EST Visitors spending up 3.4 percent from last year http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50212929/Visitors-spending-up-3.4-percent-from-last-year The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development has announced domestic visitors to Surry County spent $110.66 million in 2013, an increase of 3.4 percent from 2012. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:10:11 EST Group explores Spencer’s property http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50213188/Group-explores-Spencers-property They could easily have been mistaken for coal miners or cave explorers — being issued dust masks and flashlights before beginning a 90-minute trek into the deep, dark catacombs. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:03:14 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50208359/Police-briefs • Two women from Pilot Mountain were charged with larceny and possession of stolen goods after an incident at Walmart Sunday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. They were identified as Penny Michelle Childress, 35, of 146 Toyland... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:14:04 EST Local cooks showcase their own local burger specialties http://mtairynews.com/news/lifestyle/50138317/Local-cooks-showcase-their-own-local-burger-specialties The key to a good food is freshness, said Todd Hiatt, owner of the Chase and Charli Mount Airy restaurant.In addition, he puts some of his burgers on Kaiser rolls to make them even tastier and distinctive. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:21:05 EST Interstates project inches closer http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50206078/Interstates-project-inches-closer Mount Airy and Surry County officials met Tuesday morning to hammer out lingering details on a joint agreement to extend city sewer lines along the N.C. 89 corridor to the Interstate 77/74 area. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:36:07 EST Survey says? http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50205583/Survey-says DOBSON — Results of a recent survey prove one thing: Surry County residents love their parks. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:11:08 EST Mount Airy High All Classes Reunion announced http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50205558/Mount-Airy-High-All-Classes-Reunion-announced Technology has proved to be more of a uniting force for those organizing the Mount Airy High School All Classes Reunion. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:09:05 EST Event to benefit Habitat for Humanity http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50205940/Event-to-benefit-Habitat-for-Humanity Their mission is simple. To provide clean, safe housing for those in need.Now, the Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity is asking for your help in raising much-needed money to continue its mission. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:17:08 EST