Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:13:11 EST 1800 Most Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:45:21 EST City tax hike possible After years of property tax cuts, three of the five members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners say they would consider raising taxes with a tight budget year looming. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:35:21 EST Family trees grow at swap meet Every one of the more than 100 people who attended a genealogy swap meet Saturday in Mount Airy had their own reasons for being there, but Suzanne Settle was on a special mission. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:55:22 EST East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:30:28 EST East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:30:24 EST Minimum housing debate heats up Mount Airy's customary annual debate on enforcing minimum housing codes has produced two main conclusions: it could be easier for the public to report alleged violations, and one city official might be meddling in the process. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:05:21 EST Musuem receives exhibit grant The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of the annual changing exhibits program. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:55:21 EST Robertson charged in assault case A Dobson man was shot Thursday night after he allegedly broke into his former girlfriend's home and assaulted another man who was inside the house. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:30:21 EST Lack of buildings hurting job growth Mount Airy basically has run out of suitable buildings to offer industrial prospects, a local economic-development representative told city officials Friday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:45:21 EST Ararat man charged in string of auto robberies Surry County authorities this week said they have charged an Ararat, Va., man with more than 40 felony and misdemeanor charges after he was arrested in December by the Carroll County, Va., Sheriff's Office. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:15:23 EST Cooperative opens solar farm Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation (SYEMC) added what officials termed a new generation to its power supply mix with added benefits to new generations of local students. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:15:21 EST Speaker: No magic answer to success Participants in the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce's 54th Annual Meeting Thursday night heard Nester Hosiery Inc.'s Chief Financial Officer Keith Nester and Executive Vice President of Sales Kerry Nester distill lessons learned... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:20:22 EST Man charged after chase HILLSVILLE, Va. — A Cana, Va., man was jailed on numerous charges after a pursuit Thursday night, authorities say. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:55:22 EST City facing $3.5 million in capital needs$3.5-million-in-capital-needs Mount Airy is falling behind with its investment in new equipment purchases and infrastructure improvements and needs about $3.5 million to catch up — just for the next fiscal year. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:15:22 EST Springthorpe named Citizen of the Year The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce named Berta Glenn Springthorpe as its Citizen of the Year during its 54th annual banquet at Cross Creek Country Club Thursday night. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:45:25 EST Surry Arts Council 46th anniversary opens with fund drive The Surry Arts Council (SAC) will mark its 46th anniversary on Feb. 12 as it officially kicks off its 2015-2016 Fund Drive in the Andy Griffith Museum Theater. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:45:22 EST A physician with a healing touch “I've got to go to the doctor!” Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:21 EST Walk honors memory of fallen police officers PILOT MOUNTAIN — An annual memorial walk will be held Saturday morning to honor the memory of fallen Pilot Mountain Police Officers Glenn Branscome and Ralph East. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:10:22 EST Friends Meeting celebrates 100 years PILOT MOUNTAIN — Members of the Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting congregation gathered after Sunday morning's service in the downstairs fellowship hall to share a meal to mark the meeting's 100th anniversary. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:00:21 EST Senior center lunch about conversation, not gyration Participants in the Surry Senior Center's second-annual Eatin' With Elvis lunch at the L.H. Jones Family Resource center Wednesday demonstrated the art of “just visitin'” persists. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:15:21 EST