Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:39:43 EST 1800 City tax hike possible After years of property tax cuts, three of the five members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners say they would consider raising taxes with a tight budget year looming. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:35:21 EST Family trees grow at swap meet Every one of the more than 100 people who attended a genealogy swap meet Saturday in Mount Airy had their own reasons for being there, but Suzanne Settle was on a special mission. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:55:22 EST Prep Roundup PILOT MOUNTAIN — Carson Long led all scorers with 27 points and East Surry used a strong second-half defensive effort to beat North Stokes 63-50 in a Northwest 1A Conference game on Friday night. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:55:21 EST Bears win NW title; Cards 3rd;-Cards-3rd WALKERTOWN — Mount Airy's wrestling team won its second straight Northwest 1A Conference tournament title on Saturday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:50:25 EST Knights drop opening doubleheader LANCASTER, S.C. — Surry Community College dropped its season-opening baseball doubleheader Saturday at USC-Lancaster 8-0 and 3-2. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:50:24 EST Hounds claim tourney title North Surry's wrestling team took home some more hardware on Saturday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:50:21 EST East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:30:28 EST East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:30:24 EST Minimum housing debate heats up Mount Airy's customary annual debate on enforcing minimum housing codes has produced two main conclusions: it could be easier for the public to report alleged violations, and one city official might be meddling in the process. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:05:21 EST Musuem receives exhibit grant The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of the annual changing exhibits program. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:55:21 EST Robertson charged in assault case A Dobson man was shot Thursday night after he allegedly broke into his former girlfriend's home and assaulted another man who was inside the house. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:30:21 EST Lack of buildings hurting job growth Mount Airy basically has run out of suitable buildings to offer industrial prospects, a local economic-development representative told city officials Friday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:45:21 EST Ararat man charged in string of auto robberies Surry County authorities this week said they have charged an Ararat, Va., man with more than 40 felony and misdemeanor charges after he was arrested in December by the Carroll County, Va., Sheriff's Office. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:15:23 EST Cooperative opens solar farm Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation (SYEMC) added what officials termed a new generation to its power supply mix with added benefits to new generations of local students. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:15:21 EST Speaker: No magic answer to success Participants in the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce's 54th Annual Meeting Thursday night heard Nester Hosiery Inc.'s Chief Financial Officer Keith Nester and Executive Vice President of Sales Kerry Nester distill lessons learned... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:20:22 EST Lady Hounds rip Carver Taylor Hill scored 20 points and Mikaela Johnson added 12 as North Surry's girls basketball team overwhelmed Carver 70-21 in a Western Piedmont 2A Conference game on Friday night. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:55:21 EST Hounds swat Jackets Mason Hawks and Khaileel Dailey scored 18 points apiece as North Surry defeated Carver 76-64 on Friday night at Ron King Gymnasium, handing the Yellowjackets their first Western Piedmont 2A Conference loss of the season. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:23 EST Bears top Wolfpack WALKERTOWN — Mount Airy defeated Walkertown 79-57 on Friday night in a Northwest 1A Conference game. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:22 EST Man charged after chase HILLSVILLE, Va. — A Cana, Va., man was jailed on numerous charges after a pursuit Thursday night, authorities say. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:55:22 EST City facing $3.5 million in capital needs$3.5-million-in-capital-needs Mount Airy is falling behind with its investment in new equipment purchases and infrastructure improvements and needs about $3.5 million to catch up — just for the next fiscal year. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:15:22 EST