Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:01:21 EST 1800 Everhart honored as professional woman of the year GARDEN CITY, NY — The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) has named Dr. Dee Everhart of Everhart Primary Health Care in Cana, Va., as 2014 professional woman of the year. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:06:04 EST After 22 years, Inman stepping down WESTFIELD — After 22 years of service as Westfield Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, Jeff Inman will be stepping down from that role at the end of the year. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:21:04 EST MerleFest 2015 musicians announced WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, has announced Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and festival circuit favorites Trampled By Turtles as part of the music festival's lineup. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:18:02 EST Rep. Coble’s last official act involves local youth Rep. Howard Coble is ending a career as an area congressman spanning nearly 30 years, and his last official act in that capacity involved a Surry County high school student. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:12:07 EST Have you prepared your heart? In this last week before Christmas, everyone is busy including myself. There is the clearing of the desk. There is cleaning and decorating. There are shows and parties. There are gifts and wrapping. There are cards and messages to send. There are... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:18:03 EST Next step: greenway to Yadkin River? Those with an interest in Mount Airy's recreational facilities might see an upcoming greenway project as a final leg — but it could be far from the end of the “road.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:21:03 EST Supreme Court upholds county conviction WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court has upheld charges in a drug case challenged on a technicality based on language in state law. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:03 EST School resolution goes to state committee Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little told the Mount Airy Board of Education at its Dec. 16 business meeting its resolution asking for more local control over scheduling its school year has been moved to a Department of Instruction... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:50:04 EST Greenway bids come in under budget A local company is the apparent low bidder on a project to connect Mount Airy's two greenways, submitting a proposal that is less than the projected cost of the job. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:23:03 EST Embers Christmas show is Dec. 20 The Embers are slated to return Dec. 20 with their annual Christmas show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:20:04 EST Board approves language immersion program The Mount Airy Board of Education's unanimous approval of a Language Leaders Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program Tuesday night followed around five persons sharing various opinions on the effort. The meeting was held at Tharrington Primary... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:45:04 EST City council meeting cancelled Citizens who look forward to meetings of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners must wait about a month until the next session due to a cancellation decision linked to the holidays. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:43:05 EST Cana gunman arrested after threatening officers HILLSVILLE, Va. — A Cana man is being held without bond after allegedly threatening officers with a gun during a standoff Tuesday afternoon. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:12:03 EST Police briefs • Jena Dellena Caudle, 33, of No. 8 Blue-Vue Motel at 1421 Fancy Gap Road, was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant for a felony charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud/forgery. The charge had been issued the day... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:28:07 EST No injuries as car smashes building No injuries were reported in a single car accident Tuesday afternoon in downtown Mount Airy with resulted in damage to the store front of Walker's Soda Fountain at 175 North Main. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:46:03 EST Show some love, bake a cookie Nothing embodies the spirit of Christmas like a cookie. Baked with love and given to loved ones in festive tins, mailed in a box or even offered on a paper plate covered with tin foil, they are as heartwarming and life affirming as they are... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:16:06 EST Polio victim ties book “Blue” to the real world for students DOBSON — Copeland Elementary teacher Sarah Yopp invited her grandmother, Sarah “Gamma” Arnold, to class Monday morning to talk about polio. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:11:05 EST New software running WIC program DOBSON —It's like the $6 Million Man. Better. Stronger. Faster. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:15:02 EST Counterfeit ring broken DOBSON — A Virginia Woman is facing a felony counterfeit trademark charge following an enforcement action at an event known as a “purse party” in Surry County, according to the local sheriff's office and the N.C. Secretary of... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:37:02 EST City schools child nutrition director dies Mount Airy City Schools Child Nutrition Director Elke Boyd died early Tuesday morning after a second bout with cancer. According to information provided by school officials, Boyd had been an employee of the MACS since September of 2007. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST