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13 hrs ago | Mt. Airy News

Surry drug case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court5:30 pm

A drug case that originated in Surry County will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which Sheriff Graham Atkinson says is a first for the county and will set the tone for search procedures nationwide.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Coupe, Wagon, Hatchback, Ford, Sedan, Ford Escort

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Mt. Airy News

Police briefs5:42 pm

A Mount Airy man has been charged with two violations, one a felony, stemming from a recent break-in of a neighbor's vehicle, according to city police department reports.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC, Pinnacle, NC, Dobson, NC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Mt. Airy News

Woman marks 100th birthday with exercise class1:36 am

Ernestine Chappell, left, is congratulated by City Manager Barbara Jones Tuesday during a party at Reeves Community Center celebrating Ernestine's 100 birthday, which she'll reach Friday.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC

Mt. Airy News

Private use of park may not be in the public's best interest11:06 pm

There seems to be a brewing controversy over a piece of state legislation introduced at the General Assembly by Mount Airy Rep. Sarah Stevens, which would allow state officials to rent out Pilot Mountain State Park to a group of car enthusiasts in September.

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Related Topix: Pilot Mountain, NC, Wine, Drink, Opinion

The Yadkin Ripple Incorporated

Sparrow's House leaders address area church2:13 pm

From left, the Rev. Oliver Helsabeck, pastor of Yadkinville United Methodist Church; the Rev.

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Related Topix: Yadkinville, NC, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Yadkin County, NC

Mt. Airy News

School board filing deadline is Friday3:34 am

Local residents who might have an ambition in life of serving on the Mount Airy Board of Education have only three more days to act on that desire.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Free Republic

Marine Turned FOX Commentator Ready to Slow Down, But Duty Calls

Bill Cowan is starting to savor the country life in rural Surry County, but he's not out to pasture.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Tea Party, George Bush

Mt. Airy News

Cooperation among nations keynote of annual Bunker Reunion2:41 am

Thailand Ambassador to the United States Vijavat Isarabhakdi receives a framed lithograph of Eng and Chang Bunker from Zack Blackmon Jr. The presentation was part of an exchange of gifts between the Bunker family and the Thai delegation Saturday at the 25th Annual Reunion of the Descendants of the Original Siamese Twins.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Mt. Airy News

Aug. 14 fundraiser set for city rescue squad1:18 am

Mount Airy Rescue Squad members use a Jaws of Life to open a wrecked automobile's door.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC

Mt. Airy News

Wings and wheels take the runway at airport12:14 am

A Robinson R44 helicopter takes off from the Mount Airy/ Surry County Airport Saturday during the Surry County Pilot's Association Fly-In, Cruise-In.

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Mt. Airy News

Rock the Runway Fall Fashion Show slated for Aug. 212:10 am

Rock the Runway model Celia Thoppil takes her turn as she shows off her ensemble at Old North State last August.

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Related Topix: Fashion, Fall, Soup, Life, Toast, NC, Winston-Salem, NC

News Observer

GOP officials, donors eye Pilot Mountain State Park for 'hill climb'

A twisting 2.5-mile road in Pilot Mountain State Park leads to the iconic quartzite knob that's been a landmark for centuries and in public hands since 1968.

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Related Topix: Pilot Mountain, NC, Wine, Drink, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Mt. Airy News

Urgent appeal issued for blood5:27 pm

Blood and platelet donors of all types, especially O negative, B negative and A negative, are needed in the face of a looming summer shortage to avoid an emergency situation with the supply available for patients.

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Related Topix: Pilot Mountain, NC, Ararat, NC, Elkin, NC, Dobson, NC, Mount Airy, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Mt. Airy News

DOT official: Traffic to be flowing by end of year10:07 pm

Nearly 100 gather to question state DOT officials and contractors about the N.C. 268 bridge project over U.S. 52 in Pilot Mountain Thursday, after the bridge was removed and work has not proceeded for more than three weeks.

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Related Topix: Pilot Mountain, NC, Mount Airy, NC

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in North Carolina

Another warning expired at 8 p.m. for Isle of Wight County, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake and Norfolk.

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Mt. Airy News

Ignition-switch suit filed over fatal wreck4:05 pm | 0

A West Virginia man whose wife and unborn child died in a 2006 traffic crash in Mount Airy is suing General Motors, claiming that a faulty ignition switch in her car was responsible.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC, Automakers, General Motors

Mt. Airy News

Fire strikes historic church in Mount Airy2:30 pm | 0

Firefighters spray water on the Ararat Missionary Baptist Church on Jones School Road Wednesday afternoon as they attempt to put out the blaze.

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Related Topix: Fire, Ararat, NC

Mt. Airy News

Official sheds light on Project Glow snubJuly 23rd | 0

Despite indications Surry County would allocate its share of funding to extend natural gas to Westwood Industrial Park, "Project Glow" got left in the dark during a meeting this week.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Mt. Airy News

Alleged sexual assault reported at hospitalJuly 23rd | 0

An alleged sexual assault of a patient at Northern Hospital of Surry County is under investigation by the Mount Airy Police Department.

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Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Heatstroke can occur in temps as low as 57

In 92-degree heat , Surry County Emergency Services Assistant Director Myron Waddell's car takes just 20 minutes to reach 108 degrees internally, enough to cause heatstroke and death.

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Related Topix: Elkin, NC, Baked Goods, Life, Cookies, Dessert, Food, Brevard, NC

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