Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:35:34 EST 1800 SCC hosts wine symposium DOBSON — Internationally renowned experts in viticulture and enology will be featured during the Third Annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture &... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:53:09 EST Documentary debuts at Rotary Mount Airy Rotarians got the first look at a locally-produced documentary Tuesday, as the worldwide premier of “Kickstarting the Future While Preserving the Past,” was screened. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:43:09 EST Depot Street residents want action on repairs PILOT MOUNTAIN — Residents of Depot Street in Pilot Mountain filled the Town Hall meeting room to tell commissioners in no uncertain terms they want to see action on fixing their street and the barricade gone. The sentiments were aired during... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:15:11 EST Glitz, glamour and gaming Roll out the red carpet and bring on the velvet ropes, things are about to get shaken, not stirred. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:17:09 EST Wounded warrior welcomed to new home ARARAT, Va. — It's impossible to repay soldiers who make the supreme sacrifice or are severely wounded such as J.B. Kerns, but the community did its best in that regard today when welcoming the triple amputee to his new... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:43:07 EST (No heading) • A traffic stop in Mount Airy has led to a local man being served with outstanding warrants for four felony charges, according to city police department reports. After Francis Edward Brown, 51, of 332 Eleanor Ave., was pulled over on Hamburg... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:38:11 EST Citizens air redevelopment concerns A new city redevelopment commission held a public meeting Monday night aimed at informing citizens about its goals and giving them a chance to comment — and local residents certainly did their part in the latter regard. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:06:07 EST ‘Wounded warrior’ getting keys to new home ARARAT, Va. — More than three years after a local Marine was severely wounded in Afghanistan, he is getting the keys to a “smart home” that will enable him to enjoy a better quality of life. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:01:06 EST Surry Central student is Merit scholarship semifinalist EVANSTON — Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation in Evanston, Illinois recently announced that Surry Central High School student Micah Cozzens has been named as a semifinalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:51:07 EST Hardy named to Trademark Who’s Who honors GREENVILLE — Handy Insurance's Jennie Handy was recognized in Greenville, South Carolina by Trademark Who's Who for dedication, leadership and excellence in the Insurance Industry, according to the company. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:42:04 EST Mayberry Days service urges keeping eyes on God The message stressed at the Mayberry Days Chapel service on Sunday was God's comforting eyes on everyone carries the obligation for people to return the favor. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:25:07 EST Divorces The following divorces have been granted by the Surry County Clerk of Courts:• Shannon M. Broome and James A. Broome. Granted Sept. 25.• Robin Simons Boulding and John Thompson Boulding. Granted Sept. 22. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:53:05 EST Marriages The following marriage licenses have been issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds office:• Christopher Robert Hice, 27, of Lowgap, and Molly Justine Stanley, 22, of Lowgap. Issued September 25. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:46:04 EST Arrest reports The Surry County Sheriff's Office has reported the following arrests: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:41:06 EST Civil War re-enactors to invade Ararat, Va. ARARAT, Va. — The sights and sounds of the War Between the States will come alive next weekend during a 24th-annual gathering at Laurel Hill in Ararat, the birthplace of Confederate hero J.E.B. Stuart. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:21:06 EST $400,000 grant awarded for greenway work$400000-grant-awarded-for-greenway-work The awarding of a $400,000 state grant means that nearly all funding needed for a greenway connector project and related stream restoration in Mount Airy is now in hand, a spokesman for the effort said Friday. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:48:06 EST ‘Women in the Outdoors’ day staged by NWTF DOBSON — The sixth annual “Women in the Outdoors” day held by the Tri County Ridge Runners Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation signals a change is in the future for fishing and hunting as the number of lady participants... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:27:05 EST Relay for Life dialing it back ‘old school’ for participants The 20th annual Surry County, Mount Airy Relay for Life Friday night represented a “dialing back” of the critical fundraising effort so that simple and family friendly frees up even more money for research and treatment. Organizers... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:12:03 EST Mayberry Days games speak to a simpler time Mayberry Days contests, such as checkers and apple peeling, draw on American culture before computers and cell phones. Dennis Beal, Mayberry Rerun Watchers Club of Knoxville, Tennessee, will tell it straight, there's a lot of checkers in The... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:43:05 EST Serendipity keeps Mayberry Days parade fun for all The tradition of serendipity once again proved a winning formula Saturday morning as large crowds turned out to watch the 25th Mayberry Days Parade in downtown Mount Airy. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:16:05 EST