Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:20:11 EST 1800 Trio charged in vehicle break-ins http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152607643/Trio-charged-in-vehicle-break-ins Three local teens were charged with multiple violations Thursday after allegedly stealing numerous items from unlocked vehicles at locations in Mount Airy. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:35:22 EST Pets, tobacco banned from park http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152600047/Pets-tobacco-banned-from-park When Dobson's first public park complex opens in the coming weeks folks utilizing the new venue will have to leave their four-legged friends and bad habits at home. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:30:21 EST SCC hosts benefit basketball game http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152602116/SCC-hosts-benefit-basketball-game DOBSON — The students may have defeated the faculty 66-50 on March 19, but Surry Community College's March Madness event was a “win-win” for all involved. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:00:26 EST Charges announced in meth-vehicle case http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152605264/Charges-announced-in-meth-vehicle-case Mount Airy police announced Friday that two people have been charged in an incident involving the transporting of methamphetamine-related items in a stolen van. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:30:21 EST ‘Supa Savage’ could be in Dobson http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152602713/Supa-Savage-could-be-in-Dobson DOBSON — A fugitive wanted by authorities in two states who goes by the nickname “Supa Savage” and is considered armed and dangerous could be in the Dobson area, police warn. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:35:20 EST Good Friday service slated http://mtairynews.com/news/church-news/152580072/Good-Friday-service-slated Highland Park Baptist Church will be hosting the annual Good Friday Services sponsored by the Greater Mount Airy Ministerial Association. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:00:21 EST Fair focuses on helping students find help http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152565725/Fair-focuses-on-helping-students-find-help PILOT MOUNTAIN —East Surry High's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Awareness Fair Thursday directly offered up information to students with a three-step approach: Name it, deal with it, don't use it as an... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:50:22 EST Scarlett, Rhett to usher in digital era at Earle http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152580228/Scarlett-Rhett-to-usher-in-digital-era-at-Earle “Gone With the Wind” stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh have “appeared” in downtown Mount Airy before, but they probably never have looked better than they will tonight on the screen at the Earle Theatre. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:55:21 EST Churches prepare to celebrate Palm Sunday http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion/152579824/Churches-prepare-to-celebrate-Palm-Sunday Christians all over the world will celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, March 29. Worshippers will wave palm branches, as they hail Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords, and as they remember the events that... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:50:22 EST Police reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152585523/Police-reports • A Mount Airy man facing a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense, along with larceny and possession of stolen property offenses, was arrested Wednesday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Justin Lee George, 25,... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:30:21 EST Chamber of Commerce recognizes local organizations http://mtairynews.com/news/community-news/152586952/Chamber-of-Commerce-recognizes-local-organizations On Thursday the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce took some time to recognize a few local businesses that have gone above and beyond in the community. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:05:22 EST Debate ensues over proposed sales tax legislation http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152557535/Debate-ensues-over-proposed-sales-tax-legislation A state senate bill that would change how sales tax revenue is distributed statewide — and trumpeted as meaning more money for Surry County — apparently comes at a cost to municipal governments across the state, including Mount... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:30:21 EST Dollar General opening in Dobson http://mtairynews.com/news/business-news/152584060/Dollar-General-opening-in-Dobson Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location in Dobson on Saturday at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:35:21 EST Museum hosting Easter bonnet workshop, egg hunt http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152578593/Museum-hosting-Easter-bonnet-workshop-egg-hunt The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and the Mayberry Toy Company are teaming up to provide an Easter experience for local children ages 4 – 11. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:21 EST City to pick up unusual trash items http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152561981/City-to-pick-up-unusual-trash-items A special trash-collection initiative by the city of Mount Airy which in 2014 reaped 219 tires, 108 mattresses and other unusual items will begin again Monday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:00:21 EST Police reports http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152541624/Police-reports • An attempted break-in targeting a vehicle owned by an employee of a local restaurant occurred Monday night, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident took place at the Asian House Restaurant on Rockford Street, where a... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:45:21 EST Local resident heads ‘Poppins’ production http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152557533/Local-resident-heads-Poppins-production Mount Airy resident Dru Billings will be appearing on stage in Winston-Salem beginning this weekend as part of the Twin City Stage production of “Mary Poppins.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:25:22 EST Event aims to make kids heroes http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/152559070/Event-aims-to-make-kids-heroes PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting super hero capes, will use this year's child abuse awareness day to encourage children to don a cape and “Be a Hero, Stop Child Abuse Now.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:20:22 EST Senate Bill would change sales tax distrubution http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152535473/Senate-Bill-would-change-sales-tax-distrubution State Sen. Shirley Randleman, who represents Surry, Stokes and part of Wilkes counties, is co-sponsoring a bill that could put more sales tax revenue in the hands of Surry County officials. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:05:22 EST Payne leaving Elkin’s top post http://mtairynews.com/news/news/152557851/Payne-leaving-Elkins-top-post The Elkin Board of Commissioners on Monday night accepted the resignation of Town Manager Lloyd Payne and voted unanimously to name Elkin Finance Director John Holcomb as the town's interim town manager effective May 11. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:15:22 EST