Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:22:52 EST 1800 Interestate sewer project going to bid The Surry County Commissioners voted this morning to push forward on the interstate sewer project that will expand sewer service along N.C. 89 to the point where Interstates 77 and 74 converge. Additionally, the new sewer system will provide sewer... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:00:21 EST County approves EMS equipment purchase Surry County Emergency Services will soon be getting new support ventilators and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP machines, to use on emergency calls. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST County board names “Board of Education Member Emeritus” DOBSON —The Surry County Board of Education named Sue Stone to “Board of Education Member Emeritus” honors at its regular meeting Monday night. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:20:21 EST Getting to know you Last Saturday Flat Rock Baptist Church finally had its first community pinto bean supper in a while. February's bad weather had caused some cancellations and rescheduling, but by the last day of the month things came together. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 04:00:22 EST Board hears about Meadowview Magnet progress DOBSON — Principal Denny Barr presented a year-one, mid-year update for Meadowview Magnet Middle School at the Board of Education's regular meeting Monday night. Barr's presentation included an overview of the progress on the three... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:05:21 EST Apartment complex eyed for city A firm responsible for the Edgewood Place apartment complex near Walmart is seeking to develop more housing on North Franklin Road. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:30:21 EST Tourism group has new website The Tourism Partnership of Surry County has launched a new website the organization believes better utilizes available online technology and showcases “its picturesque county in the heart of the Yadkin Valley.” Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:20:21 EST Millennium Charter Academy holds annual spelling bee MCA recently hosted its annual spelling bee, which was conducted in two parts. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:50:21 EST Officials drink to NC-Va. water link LAMBSBURG, Va. — On a day when it was all about the water, even the weather cooperated with a light drizzle. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:30:22 EST Board learns of professional development project DOBSON —Surry County Schools Director of Academic and Digital Learning Lucas Gillispie Monday night briefed the board of education on the system's Engaged Playful Interactive Connected (EPIC) Academy. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST Local School Lunch Menus B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Baked spaghetti with garlic bread or Sloppy Joe, Green peas, romaine salad with tomatoes, Pineapple tidbits, Milk. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:50:21 EST County asked court to evict booster club Eleven days after the Surry County Board of Commissioners' Feb. 2 vote to terminate a lease with the Westfield Booster Club for use of the Westfield Community Center, the county filed a motion for summary ejectment of the... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:35:27 EST Books stay relevant in digital age Franklin Elementary beefed up its literacy efforts during the annual “Read Across America Day” Monday with Houston Texans tackle Tyson Clabo heading up more than 30 volunteers taking part in the National Education Association's Read... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:05:21 EST Trailer fire victim dies A local man injured in a house fire last month has died, according to a local Emergency Medical Services official. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:05:21 EST Sports exhibit scores with public Sports has a way of bringing folks of all walks of life and age groups together, which is certainly true with a new traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution now on display here. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:15:21 EST Chamber accepting nominations for annual awards The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for this year's local business awards. Awards for outstanding businesses in the community will then be presented at a luncheon on March 26. The event will be held at the Cross... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:35:22 EST Growing a hobby into a business When Mary Colman bought her first Nigerian Dwarf goat, she didn't know it would lead to a fast-growing homemade soap business. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:45:21 EST Military News Army Pvt. Mason G. Payne has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.Payne is the son of Andra L. Payne of Mount Airy. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:15:21 EST Police reports • A trailer valued at $5,200 was discovered stolen Wednesday from Pine State Marketing on Frederick Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. A hitch lock was cut in order to remove the trailer owned by Wesley Kent Brown, an... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 05:35:21 EST Guyer named pharmacy manager at ProHealth Jenny Guyer has been named to the post of pharmacy manager at Prohealth Pharmacy Inc. Her appointment follows the pharmacy's decision to switch from being managed by the Alabama-based PharmapointRx to in-house management, a move that became... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:55:21 EST