Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:35:55 EST 1800 Woman marks 100th birthday with exercise class Ernestine Chappell of Mount Airy will celebrate her 100th birthday Friday, and believes exercise is one of the reasons she has reached the century mark. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Exhibit offers glimpse of Americana A new exhibit at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has one goal in mind: To bring back memories of a simpler time. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Keeping hotel’s memory alive Some longtime local residents might think the old Blue Ridge Hotel has come back to life at the corner of North Main and West Oak streets in downtown Mount Airy. But the brick structure pictured is actually a gazebo, which features a turret... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Private use of park may not be in the public’s best interest 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... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) Surry Central volleyball player Kristin Key, right, helps Lela Shinault with her hand positioning on sets during the Lady Eagles' summer camp this week. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Raycom Sports CEO addresses Mount Airy Rotary Club Ken Haines covered a wide range of topics, from the close call in Raycom Sports' first Atlantic Coast Conference telecast to watching television revenue transform college football into a multi-billion dollar industry. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bears’ Mitch Kessler wins Yokley, McGee awards Mount Airy tennis player Mitch Kessler has received the Charlotte Weatherly Yokley Memorial Award.He follows in the footsteps of his brother Matt who received the award two years ago. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Stroke prevention, recovery discussion offers facts and hope The first such Stroke Awareness and Recovery Discussion at the Jones Family Resource Center Monday night sought to provide a little more than just the facts. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Wright for the job — Part One It was brazen and bold.It was confident and assured.It was accurate and precise.That's how it started. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sparger Road bridge reopens to traffic A section of Sparger Road just off N.C. 89 west of Mount Airy has been reopened to traffic after being closed more than four months so a bridge there could be replaced. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘A precedent-setting permit’ PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local businessman's bid to shut down Pilot Mountain State Park for a day in September has raised concerns among park officials and drawn the ire of one state environmental group, who says it sets a precedent for making... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School board filing deadline is Friday DOBSON — 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. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New group starts work on Spencer’s plan Although a new redevelopment commission is just getting started — holding its first meeting Monday — members have some definite goals regarding their work, which apparently includes a limited dependency on... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New marker honors Eng, Chang Bunker The efforts of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources recently led a new historical marker re-dedication honoring the lives of the original Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang Bunker. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Raycom Sports CEO to speak at Rotary A well-known figure in the sports world will be the speaker at today's meeting of the Mount Airy Rotary Club. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A glaring gap in North Carolina’s Medicaid program Changing North Carolina's Medicaid system has been a major topic of debate the 2014 “short session” of the General Assembly. Common to most of the proposals under consideration is the principle of “integrated health... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Wreck leaves one critical PINNACLE — A single vehicle accident in the county Sunday evening has sent two to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, one in critical condition, according to county emergency services workers. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Smithsonian traveling exhibit focuses on sports The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History will host the traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” beginning this February. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Speaker named for GAP conference DOBSON — Glenn Scotland will be the keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual Standing in the G.A.P. church conference on August 9 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Dobson. The event is being held through the Glory... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Wine tours offer something for everyone People come to Surry County for a variety of reasons. It could be to partake in Andy Griffith's small-town Americana. It could be the beautiful vistas, rivers and parks found in the area. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST