Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:24:02 EST 1800 Alleged sexual assault reported at hospital http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50017092/Alleged-sexual-assault-reported-at-hospital An alleged sexual assault of a patient at Northern Hospital of Surry County is under investigation by the Mount Airy Police Department. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police Briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50009395/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... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Official sheds light on Project Glow snub http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50016268/Official-sheds-light-on-Project-Glow-snub DOBSON — 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. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50016272/ To the Editor,A couple of months ago my husband and I had the privilege of visiting the lovely city of Mount Airy and meeting a TV legend, Ms. Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou of the Andy Griffith Show). Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50015543/ I was reading The Mount Airy News on Friday July 18 and saw the article “General Assembly Cutting School Bus Drivers.” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50016163/ To the Editor,Responsiveness.Constituents expect this from their elected officials. Even if the politician disagrees, there is an expectation of responsiveness to citizens' concerns, if only a respectful reply. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST PAC swimmers compete at state championship http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports/50018978/PAC-swimmers-compete-at-state-championship CARY — Four swimmers represented the North Piedmont Aquatic Club (PAC) this past weekend in the North Carolina 14-and-Under Age Group Long Course Championships held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Sydney Beck, Julie Hicks, Mikki Nunn and... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST NFL player buys local property, reaches new deal http://mtairynews.com/news/localsports-nfl/50019799/NFL-player-buys-local-property-reaches-new-deal An NFL football player with local ties has signed a new contract with the Houston Texans. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bears’ Brown shines in East-West All-Star Game http://mtairynews.com/news/hssoccer-localsports/50019763/Bears-Brown-shines-in-East-West-All-Star-Game GREENSBORO — The East All-Stars beat the West 5-2 in soccer, but Mount Airy's Mitchell Brown was one of the bright spots for his team. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘How to Make Friends and Monsters newest Dewey offering http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50015161/How-to-Make-Friends-and-Monsters-newest-Dewey-offering A mixture of veteran and new Mount Airy Library Dewey Decimal Players held their last dress rehearsal for the play “How to Make Friends and Monsters” on Wednesday afternoon. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rules clarified for dance marathon http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50015236/Rules-clarified-for-dance-marathon As it turns out, a marathon will mean just that on Aug. 2 when a local dance contest — and $1,000 prize — will be won by the last couple standing. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled http://mtairynews.com/news/notice_box/315594/Faster-easier-website-unveiled The Mount Airy News is unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making mtairynews.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Draughn family holds family reunion http://mtairynews.com/news/lifestyle/304633/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/309667/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/307937/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/309034/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/309395/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/308240/Dance-marathon-offers-$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!!! http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-WK_Food/304965/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/308751/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. 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