Mount Airy News- RSS Feed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:44:45 EST 1800 Volunteers are critical to museum success Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Guest Services Manager Nancy Davis regards volunteers as critical to the success of the institution. Without local individuals stepping forward, there will be gaps in the big picture about community history the... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘A historic moment for Dobson’ DOBSON — While many could see it as simply a way for dignitaries to get together and ceremoniously throw a shovelful of dirt in the air, officials with the town of Dobson say Monday's groundbreaking for Dobson Square Park trumpets an... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Business incubator eyed for Surry Operating a business and being their own boss is a dream for some people, but it takes more than a vision — resources such as office space and copying equipment also can be needed along with advice. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newcomer to SAC stage headlines ‘Annie’ A relative newcomer will get to teach everyone “The Sun Will Come Up Tomorrow” and “It's a Hard Knock Life” as the Surry Arts Council's production of “Annie” opens Saturday at the Andy Griffith... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Park rental request nixed Officials hosting this year's Vintage Triumph Register have withdrawn a request to use Pilot Mountain State Park for a “hill climbing” event after outcry from environmental groups were reported in the media. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 Police briefs • 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. John Christopher Yarbrough, 28, of 323 Taylor St., is accused of... Tue, 29 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