Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:44:36 EST 1800 Local Lupus advocate receives national award WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local Lupus “thriver” and advocate Barbi Manchester has been named the inaugural winner for the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) “One Mission Award” in the Education, Support & Advocacy... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:08:11 EST Police briefs • A case of property damage involving a truck was reported last Wednesday at Mayberry Mall, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. An unknown suspect or suspects used some type of item to cause $1,500 in damage to the 2007 Chevrolet... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:13:11 EST City still wrestling with postal lot dilemma With Mount Airy's “festival season” approaching and thousands of visitors expected to strain parking resources, a large lot beside the city post office could help alleviate that — if only it were open. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:45:07 EST Surry County fair to open soon With September here, the annual Surry County Agricultural Fair can't be far away — with organizers promising a bigger and better event this year. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:26:07 EST “Race Car Friday Night on Main” slated for Pilot Mountain PILOT MOUNTAIN — Hot Nights and Hot Cars Cruise In organizers are planning on giving local enthusiasts a chance to enjoy a pit stop of their own during a racing theme night slated for Friday night. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:03:02 EST VOCE rehearsal set Sept. 8 Music lovers in the area can rest easy as one of the area's best-known vocal ensembles is set to kick off its concert season, organizers announced recently. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:51:07 EST SCC celebrates large number of HSE grads DOBSON — Surry Community College honored a record-breaking number of HSE graduates during the 25th annual High School Equivalency Graduation on August 24 in the SCC Gymnasium. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:21:08 EST Property transfers In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on its deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 in value, or fraction thereof, is affixed to each deed. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:29:05 EST Board to feds: Stop it The Surry County Board of Commissioners is expected to pass strongly-worded resolutions Tuesday night urging the federal government, and several Central American governments, to enforce their immigration laws. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:00:07 EST Former camp for troubled youths up for sale LOWGAP — Arriving at the fabled Lost Colony area on Roanoke Island in the late 1500s probably provided the same feeling people get today when visiting the site of Camp E-Mun-Talee at Lowgap. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:52:11 EST MCA receives Salvatori award for teaching excellence Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) received Hillsdale College's Henry Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching Thursday night during its annual curriculum night. According to Director of Charter School Development at Hillsdale Phillip Kilgore,... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:31:10 EST Learn how to build violins from scratch DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering Violin-Making I/Luthier starting in the fall at the Center for Public Safety, 1220 State St., Mount Airy. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:26:10 EST Effort planned to restore historic school WESTFIELD — Remembrance will be the theme for the Ridge Westfield School reunion next weekend as former students recall its past, but they're also looking to the future and a campaign to preserve the old... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:47:08 EST Holiday to affect sanitation schedule Mount Airy sanitation personnel will still be “laboring” on Labor Day to an extent, but the holiday will bring some changes in pickup operations. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:38:06 EST Divorces The following divorces have been granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts:• Richard Wayne Jones II, and Susan Y. Jones. Granted August 28. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:34:07 EST Arrest reports The Surry County Sheriff's Office has reported the following arrests: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:26:07 EST Incident reports The Surry County Sheriff's Office is investigating the following incident reports: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:24:10 EST “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 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 The Greater Mount Airy Habitat for Humanity ReStore is moving, officials announced this week. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:08:04 EST