Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:06:22 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 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 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 Marriages The following marriage licenses have been issued by the Surry County Register of Deeds office:• Daniel Edgar Beemer, 26, of Cana, Virginia, and Eden Elizabeth Boyd, 23, of Mount Airy. Issued July 24. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police briefs • Felony violations were filed Tuesday against two Forrest Drive residents stemming from a pair of break-ins of a storage building near their home and the theft of property owned by Mount Airy Refrigeration, according to city police department... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cooperation among nations keynote of annual Bunker Reunion At a time when much national news is focused on disagreements among nations, the 25th Annual Reunion of the Descendants of the Original Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang Bunker, prided itself on the partnership between the United States and... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Aug. 14 fundraiser set for city rescue squad A Mount Airy Rescue Squad fundraiser will be on the menu Aug. 14 when Chick-fil-A from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nunn brothers showcase bluegrass music WESTFIELD — Saturday evening music again traveled through the little valley that's home to the Annual Nunn Brothers Bluegrass Festival for a 16th consecutive year. Twin brothers and musicians Alden and Arnold Nunn served as hosts at their... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST