Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:28:49 EST 1800 Day stresses anyone can be a hero http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153122968/Day-stresses-anyone-can-be-a-hero PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team's first Child Abuse Awareness Day Friday at the Edward M. Armfield Civic and Recreation Center wanted children to know there are lots of heroes, including themselves. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:55:21 EST Mount Airy High hosts Special Olympics http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153117270/Mount-Airy-High-hosts-Special-Olympics MOUNT AIRY — On Friday Mount Airy High School played host to the county's Special Olympics Spring Games for its second year. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:20:21 EST Dobson Commissioners concerned about sales tax bill http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153119762/Dobson-Commissioners-concerned-about-sales-tax-bill DOBSON — The Dobson Town Commission on Thursday night passed a resolution opposing a state senate bill that would restructure the state's sales tax, spreading more of the money to rural counties and hurting metro areas and smaller... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:55:22 EST Electrical issue cause of apartment fire http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153120307/Electrical-issue-cause-of-apartment-fire The cause of a Thursday night apartment fire in Mount Airy which displaced 35 residents has been ruled accidental. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:05:21 EST Police reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153100838/Police-reports • A series of incidents was reported this week in which a debit card stolen from a local man was used for unauthorized transactions, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Police were told Monday that the card of Curtis Ackers Clark... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:15:22 EST Franklin holds Special Olympics pep rally http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153100551/Franklin-holds-Special-Olympics-pep-rally Thursday, amidst a sea of Franklin Elementary School students, children who are participating in today's Special Olympics were introduced. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:05:22 EST City board punts pesky hearing process http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153095043/City-board-punts-pesky-hearing-process Public hearings held in Mount Airy on certain rezoning issues no longer will resemble court trials due to a decision to quash a “quasi-judicial” process. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:05:22 EST Apartment fire displaces up to 35 residents http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153110186/Apartment-fire-displaces-up-to-35-residents MOUNT AIRY — Thirty-five people were displaced tonight when a fire broke out in a Mount Airy apartment building 35. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:35:21 EST Parti Gras: SCC holds spring fling http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153096357/Parti-Gras:-SCC-holds-spring-fling DOBSON — On Thursday Surry Community College held a student appreciation spring fling in the courtyard outside the Knight's Grill. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:22 EST Author holds book signing in Pilot http://mtairynews.com/news/community-community-news-news/153077425/Author-holds-book-signing-in-Pilot Author Larry C. York of Pinnacle will be holding a book signing Saturday at The Living Room Coffeehouse and Winebar, at 215 East Main Street in Pilot Mountain from 1 to 3 p.m. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:30:23 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://mtairynews.com/quizzes/puppy1MTA Find out with the Mount Airy News's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:31:10 EST Summer concert series kicks off Friday http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153048670/Summer-concert-series-kicks-off-Friday Friday night a series of summer concerts will kick off at the Blackmon Amphitheatre in Mount Airy.The concert will be a country music performance by Tim Elliott and CCB. That show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:55:22 EST Businesses honored; student commercials aired at BOE meeting http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153070118/Businesses-honored;-student-commercials-aired-at-BOE-meeting The Mount Airy City Schools honored the support of Aero-Care and Eagle Carports at its April 21 business meeting at B.H. Tharrington Elementary School. BHT students also presented their “commercials” supporting summer... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:20:21 EST Chamber names Branch as Administrative Pro of the Year http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153076410/Chamber-names-Branch-as-Administrative-Pro-of-the-Year Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professional of the Year honors were awarded to Cecania Branch on Wednesday afternoon during the annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon at Cross Creek Country Club. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:55:22 EST County officials open bids for sewer project http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153069826/County-officials-open-bids-for-sewer-project DOBSON — On Wednesday county officials opened the sealed bids of nine contractors who hope to be awarded the N.C. 89 sewer project. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:35:21 EST EPA visit highlights few issues at Spencer’s http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153071595/EPA-visit-highlights-few-issues-at-Spencers Usually a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency is not a good thing — but such an appearance this week at the Spencer's property in Mount Airy turned up few problems, according to a local official. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:35:24 EST Police reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153029366/Police-reports • A Mount Airy woman was jailed under a $6,500 secured bond on multiple offenses Monday after officers answered a trespassing call at Mayberry Mall and found her hiding in Libby Hill Seafood, according to city police reports. Kaylene Elizabeth... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:05:21 EST ‘Next-generation’ voting equipment displayed http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153049844/Next-generation-voting-equipment-displayed DOBSON — Local elections personnel got a glimpse Tuesday of what voting might be like in the future when new paper-ballot equipment was demonstrated. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:15:22 EST Earth Day for vegans and vampires http://mtairynews.com/news/features-home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/153029234/Earth-Day-for-vegans-and-vampires Frederick and Grace Kish, the self-styled Count and Countess Von Dreck, are no strangers to being ahead of the curve. Long before the Twilight movies or “True Blood” or “Walking Dead” or vampire fetishism or fears of the zombie... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:00:22 EST Junior historians prepare for state convention Friday http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153045719/Junior-historians-prepare-for-state-convention-Friday The Jesse Franklin Pioneers local chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association is making final preparations this week with an eye on capturing more state honors at the annual State History Conference in Raleigh on Friday. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:10:22 EST