Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:14:59 EST 1800 Easter parade follows bonnet workshop Young Easter enthusiasts on Saturday fashioned their own holiday finery and ambled from Downtown Mount Airy to the the historic Blue House Teaching Studio for an egg hunt. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:25:23 EST Murder case from 1980 getting fresh look Ever since Ronda Mechelle Blaylock's body was found in a wooded area of Surry County nearly 35 years ago, the identity of the person who murdered the 14-year-old — and why — has been shrouded in mystery. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:45:22 EST Local doctor among weekend fatalities The identities of two people who died in separate traffic-related incidents in Surry County during the weekend included a local doctor, according to updated information provided Monday. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:21 EST 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 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 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 Charges announced in meth-vehicle case Mount Airy police announced Friday that two people have been charged in an incident involving the transporting of methamphetamine-related items in a stolen van. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:30:21 EST ‘Supa Savage’ could be in Dobson DOBSON — A fugitive wanted by authorities in two states who goes by the nickname “Supa Savage” and is considered armed and dangerous could be in the Dobson area, police warn. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:35:20 EST Good Friday service slated Highland Park Baptist Church will be hosting the annual Good Friday Services sponsored by the Greater Mount Airy Ministerial Association. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:00:21 EST Fair focuses on helping students find help PILOT MOUNTAIN —East Surry High's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Awareness Fair Thursday directly offered up information to students with a three-step approach: Name it, deal with it, don't use it as an... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:50:22 EST