Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:05:22 EST 1800 Effort this week will target smoke detectors http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153127549/Effort-this-week-will-target-smoke-detectors Homes along a well-traveled Mount Airy street should be a little safer after a campaign this week to check smoke alarms and provide the lifesaving devices to those in need. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:40:21 EST Marriages http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153103246/Marriages Marriage licenses issued in Surry County. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:35:21 EST Spring Fling returns to B.H. Tharrington http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153092920/Spring-Fling-returns-to-B.H.-Tharrington B.H. Tharrington Elementary's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is hoping to build on last year's spring fling success with a second event slated for May 1 at the school. According to PTO spokesperson Reagan Tidd, the event will be held... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:45:24 EST Most Wanted http://mtairynews.com/news/news/153128075/Most-Wanted The Surry County Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:00:22 EST Rockford helper tapped as Volunteer of Year http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153119440/Rockford-helper-tapped-as-Volunteer-of-Year Rockford Elementary volunteer Bridgett Norman received top honors at the Surry County Schools annual Volunteer of the Year (VOY) Reception at the Shelton-Badgett Center for Viticulture and Enology Thursday night. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:45:21 EST Autism walk raises more than $40,000 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153134844/Autism-walk-raises-more-than-$40000 MOUNT AIRY — Cheers rang out from a group of volunteers at Riverside Park when Bridget Soots was informed that this year's Autism Walk had raised more than $40,000. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:15:21 EST Kids celebrate Earth Day in big way http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/153104600/Kids-celebrate-Earth-Day-in-big-way Mount Airy Parks and Recreation was breaking new ground with an Earth Day event, but it made up for lost time in an impressive way thanks to the enthusiasm of about 60 local children who participated. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:20:21 EST 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