Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:56:06 EST 1800 MCA High School ribbon cutting just a beginning http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50337604/MCA-High-School-ribbon-cutting-just-a-beginning Unlike races where breaking through a ribbon signals the end, Millennium Charter Academy (MCA) High School's ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning signaled the beginning of upperclassmen's educational journeys. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:54:20 EST Woman pleads to save house http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50340416/Woman-pleads-to-save-house A house targeted for demolition by the city government could be saved after an impassioned plea Thursday night by a co-owner. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:02:06 EST Woman struck while crossing U.S. 52 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50337704/Woman-struck-while-crossing-U.S.-52 A 19-year-old Westfield woman is being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after she was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:31:12 EST Golding tapped as board vice chair http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50337501/Golding-tapped-as-board-vice-chair The Surry County Board of Commissioners has a new vice chairman. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:07:10 EST Mayberry Days showing no sign of slowing in 25th year http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50331236/Mayberry-Days-showing-no-sign-of-slowing-in-25th-year Those anticipating the eventual demise of Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days by the graying of The Andy Griffith Show's cast would do well to learn from the animated feature “Hoodwinked.” Everyone has a little different... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:37:04 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50331621/Police-briefs • Stephanie Lynn Hiatt, 38, of 308 Crosswinds Court, was taken into custody Monday on an order for arrest, and she also is charged with obtaining property by false pretense, larceny and possession of stolen goods stemming from an August incident... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:18:07 EST Board OKs PGW extension http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50330482/Board-OKs-PGW-extension DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners took a “middle of the road” approach to a request by Elkin's Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) to extend the deadline on its incentive package, choosing to give the company a break on... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:33:11 EST City schools honor staffers; audit results given http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50330504/City-schools-honor-staffers;-audit-results-given The Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education Tuesday recognized staff receiving teacher and classified employee of the year honors and received a positive report on its annual audit by the firm of Dixon, Hughes, Goodman. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:37:12 EST Man dies in apparent ‘huffing’ incident http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50330805/Man-dies-in-apparent-huffing-incident A Westfield man found dead in the Walmart parking lot early Wednesday was an apparent victim of “huffing,” according to the Mount Airy Police Department. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:14 EST Johnson: ‘I’m not that person’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50329977/Johnson:-Im-not-that-person DOBSON — Facing a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) on alleged financial impropriety, county Commissioner Paul Johnson is asking the public to stand behind him while acknowledging he is not perfect. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:46:04 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50318885/Police-briefs • A breaking entering involving the felonious larceny of a car trailer valued at $4,000 has occurred in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. Police were told of the crime Thursday, which occurred sometime in late August when... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:06:06 EST City open to more talk on interstates project http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50324517/City-open-to-more-talk-on-interstates-project After throwing down the gauntlet earlier this month regarding the city's financial participation in the interstates sewer project, Mount Airy officials now are willing to talk further with the county government that's also... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:00:04 EST Good food, good times at Goins reunion http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-WK_Food/50309756/Good-food-good-times-at-Goins-reunion What makes a family? Love, obviously, but a family is also made by the things they have in common. Shared ancestors, shared history and even shared food. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:19:09 EST County schools get Aiphone access control system http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50318140/County-schools-get-Aiphone-access-control-system DOBSON — An electronic door security system pilot project at White Plains Elementary School has proved successful and is being expanded to other elementary and middle schools. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:03:08 EST Circle discusses historical relevancy of faith http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50323521/Circle-discusses-historical-relevancy-of-faith History presenters Janet Pyatt and Cheryl Yellow Fawn explained Tuesday to the Central Methodist Church's Abigail Circle how individuals in both the North and South found relevancy through their faith during the Civil War. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:59:11 EST Mount Airy rallies to grant local child’s wish http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50316067/Mount-Airy-rallies-to-grant-local-childs-wish The animated character Jiminy Cricket's adage of when you wish upon a star is being brought about through local efforts rallied by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Three-year-old Cayden Talbert of Mount Airy's wish to go to DisneyWorld and... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:42:13 EST County commissioner subject of SBI probe http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50323033/County-commissioner-subject-of-SBI-probe A longtime member of the Surry County Board of Commissioners is the subject of a State Bureau of Investigation probe focusing on alleged financial irregularities, which could lead to grand jury action, sources say. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:15 EST H&W official clarifies sale http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50317363/HW-official-clarifies-sale Although the sale of H&W Trucking Co. has been reported by local and state media outlets, a company official said Monday that the transaction doesn't involve a lock, stock and barrel situation. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:21:03 EST A walk back in time http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50316565/A-walk-back-in-time County veterans advocates are planning an event they say is long overdue: A night of glitz and glamour to recognize the area's World War II veterans. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:42:06 EST ‘Video showcase’ eyed for city http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50316724/Video-showcase-eyed-for-city A month after rejecting the idea of a New York communications company producing a “video showcase” program for Mount Airy, city officials are poised to award the job to a local provider this week. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:27:11 EST