Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:05:43 EST 1800 Mount Airy native is write-in candidate for board http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50535609/Mount-Airy-native-is-write-in-candidate-for-board Mount Airy native Alisha Dancy-Brown has announced she is running as a write-in candidate for the Mount Airy Board of Education District A seat. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:13:13 EST O’Dell: I have the experience http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50534184/ODell:-I-have-the-experience Editor's Note: Republican Teresa O'Dell, who is challenging incumbent Rebecca Brendle for the Clerk of Superior Court seat, says she has the experience and leadership to get the job done. O'Dell ran for the clerk's seat in... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:14:07 EST Brendle: I serve the citizens http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50534003/Brendle:-I-serve-the-citizens Editor's Note: Democrat Rebecca Brendle is seeking re-election as Surry County's Clerk of Superior Court, a position she has held since January 2013. Prior to being named clerk, she served for more than a decade as assistant/deputy... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:12:09 EST Students do well on Read to Achieve http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50541872/Students-do-well-on-Read-to-Achieve Results of “Read to Achieve” program testing shared at The Mount Airy Board of Education's regular business meeting Tuesday night showed Jones Elementary students were scoring higher in End of Grade (EOG) tests than counterparts... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:09:11 EST Bears fall to Villains on PKs http://mtairynews.com/news/hssoccer/50546146/Bears-fall-to-Villains-on-PKs Mount Airy and Bishop McGuinness battled for second place in the conference Wednesday.After 100 minutes, the matter still wasn't settled. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:13 EST North Surry falls to Forbush 3-0 http://mtairynews.com/news/hssoccer/50546521/North-Surry-falls-to-Forbush-3-0 Forbush finished conference play undefeated after a 3-0 win over North Surry Wednesday.The Falcons won the Western Piedmont title with a 7-0-1 record, while the Greyhounds fell to 1-6 with one game left. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:10 EST Central blanks Cats 2-0 http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50546076/Central-blanks-Cats-2-0 DOBSON — Surry Central recognized its seniors on Wednesday night.It was the young guys that helped send the Eagles to a win. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:08 EST Board to hear rezoning request http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50541463/Board-to-hear-rezoning-request DOBSON — A public hearing on a rezoning request is set in Dobson for Thursday night, one that could ultimately result in the town growing a bit. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:25 EST Pine Street accident claims one life http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50542452/Pine-Street-accident-claims-one-life Emergency workers and law enforcement were still on the scene of a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one person and left two passengers pinned in the vehicle shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:14:08 EST Marines to mark anniversary http://mtairynews.com/news/community/50527643/Marines-to-mark-anniversary Surry Detachment 1322 Marine Corps League will celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Mount Airy Country Club at 6 pm. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:08:07 EST Season of all things pumpkin is upon us http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50507001/Season-of-all-things-pumpkin-is-upon-us For better or worse, the season of all things pumpkin is here. Since Starbucks introduced the pumpkin spice latte in 2003, each year has brought more and more pumpkin flavored foods. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:48:06 EST Jury awards $4.5 million in mother’s death http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50535270/Jury-awards-$4.5-million-in-mothers-death DOBSON — In what is believed to be the largest damage verdict in Surry County history, a jury has awarded $4.5 million to the estate of a woman who died shortly after giving birth in 2009. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:36:09 EST Pilot Mountain slates prescribe burns http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50533660/Pilot-Mountain-slates-prescribe-burns PILOT MOUNTAIN — Officials at Pilot Mountain State Park have announced NC State Parks staff will be conducting prescribed burns along the Yadkin River within Pilot Mountain State Park between now and early December as weather conditions permit. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:22:07 EST Early voting to start Thursday amid ‘confusion’ http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50533626/Early-voting-to-start-Thursday-amid-confusion DOBSON — The average citizen in Surry County can be excused for harboring a little uncertainty about this year's election process, with all that's been going on recently. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:17:06 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50529801/Police-briefs • Two teens are facing larceny-related offenses stemming from an incident at Walmart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Zachary Isaiah Hall, 17, of 147 Kimberly St., was cited Saturday for larceny and possession of stolen... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:17:10 EST Mount Airy tennis defeats Avery County http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50539488/Mount-Airy-tennis-defeats-Avery-County NEWLAND — Mount Airy breezed past Avery County 6-0 in the second round of the Class 1A dual-team tennis tournament on Tuesday night.The Lady Bears (16-2) won all of their singles matches in straight sets. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:07 EST Going once. Going twice. Sold! http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50534348/Going-once.-Going-twice.-Sold The brightly-colored fiddle sculptures that dotted Mount Airy's Main Street are now gone, but this Saturday one, or more, of them could be yours. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:20:18 EST Hounds ousted from playoffs http://mtairynews.com/news/hsvolleyball/50538555/Hounds-ousted-from-playoffs North Surry's bid for another volleyball title ended with a 3-1 loss to Maiden on Tuesday.The Lady Blue Devils were pumped up for the match and played with a high level of energy throughout the upset. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:31:06 EST Cards spike Lady Knights http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50538158/Cards-spike-Lady-Knights PILOT MOUNTAIN — Once East Surry's volleyball team caught fire, there was nothing Robbinsville could do to keep it from spreading. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:31:05 EST Central falls in state 2A playoffs http://mtairynews.com/news/hstennis/50538416/Central-falls-in-state-2A-playoffs DOBSON — Surry Central fell to West Davidson 5-3 in Tuesday's playoff tennis match.The Lady Eagles (13-3 going in) faced a strong West Davidson team with an 18-3 mark. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:30:12 EST