Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:26:30 EST 1800 Draughn family holds family reunion Pictured here, 60 years ago, in the front row from left, are Sadie Martin, Irene Simpson and Gertrude Hodge; in the back row from left are: Archie Draughn, Bette Draughn, mother, Walter Draughn, father, and Frank Draughn. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rotary told recognizing a stroke promptly is critical Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Manager, Stroke-Neuro Services Rayetta Johnson said a stroke occurs every 45 seconds in the United States and only 3.6 percent of those have a chance for a good outcome because it is not identified rapidly enough for... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Freedom School aims to build confidence One theme for Mount Airy City Schools second year of Freedom School is supporting at risk students' attitude and teaching them that learning has an impact. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nunn Brothers to host 16th annual bluegrass festival WESTFIELD — For the 16th consecutive year the rolling hills around the Nunn Brothers Music Park will come alive with bluegrass music this weekend. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police Briefs • An iPhone 4s valued at $300 was discovered missing Monday at the Colonial Care senior housing facility on Snowhill Drive, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The phone, white in color and owned by Angel Nichole Pareoez of Belton... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dance marathon offers $1,000 prize$1000-prize The dance marathon craze, which emerged during the 1920s and 1930s, will be rekindled during an upcoming event at Mount Airy Elks Lodge which offers a $1,000 prize to the last couple standing. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST No wasting of tea in protest here!!! Frances Lowe likes half-and-half tea.“Half sweet and half unsweet,” Lowe explained. She's trying to cut down on sugar. “And, I don't like lemon in my tea. In water, yes, but not in tea.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Park plans top Dobson agenda DOBSON — Thursday night's board of commissioners meeting in the town of Dobson is about one thing: Clearing the few remaining hurdles to construction on the planned Dobson Square Park. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Airport project on schedule HOLLY SPRINGS — Officials with the Mount Airy/Surry County Airport say work is progressing on schedule on a project they believe will ultimately stimulate economic development in the area. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police warn of UPS, Microsoft scams While many people are busy with lawn and gardening chores, scam artists are focused on trying to separate local residents from their money — as evidenced by a flurry on Monday. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hitting ‘enter’ to pull the trigger DOBSON — Want to apply for a gun permit in your underwear? Soon, that will be an option. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board punts on courthouse contract DOBSON — After some discussion on the matter, the Surry County Board of Commissioners decided to take a “wait and see” approach and get more information before taking any action on a plan to provide much-needed improvements to the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you A new look, thanks to youThe Mount Airy News today is launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scholarship Day not a one-shot deal at SCC DOBSON — Staffers at the Surry Community College Educational Opportunity Center want students and potential students to know they will be there beyond Monday's Scholarship Application Day on SCC's Dobson campus. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City stalls redevelopment expense Mount Airy officials have delayed spending as much as $110,000 for an outside entity to help a new redevelopment commission get organized. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Surry County schools receive School District Cup DOBSON — Surry County Schools have received the Middle School District Cup for medium-sized school districts from the North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities (NCASA). Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shelter, rescues seeking grant funding DOBSON — In what could herald a new working relationship following years of animosity between animal rescue groups and the Surry County Animal Shelter, the two groups are seeking to secure a grant that, if received, could lower the number of... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thai ambassador to visit city The annual reunion of descendants of the Original Siamese Twins this coming weekend here will be special in itself — with the gathering now in its 25th year — but also because of an esteemed visitor. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Business owners suffering from loss of bridge PILOT MOUNTAIN — Poor planning and lack of communication are what have led to an economic struggle for survival in Pilot Mountain, according to local business owners and town officials. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scholarship application day offered July 21 at Surry Community DOBSON — In the competitive realm of student financial aid, a little savvy can make all the difference. The Educational Opportunity Center of Surry Community College is hosting Scholarship Application Day on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST