Mount Airy News- RSS Feed http://mtairynews.com/ http://mtairynews.com/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:41:14 EST 1800 Solar project at old landfill falls through http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50023467/Solar-project-at-old-landfill-falls-through The plug has been pulled on plans for a solar farm at the former Mount Airy landfill on City View Drive. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Runnin’ and rocking’, downtown style http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50021602/Runnin-and-rocking-downtown-style Are you a part of the fittest company in town?Now you can prove it, and at the same time help out a worthy cause in the community. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Northern Hospital names new emergency department director http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50021872/Northern-Hospital-names-new-emergency-department-director Karen R. Hagen as been named the Emergency Department Director at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DOT official: Traffic to be flowing by end of year http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50026586/DOT-official:-Traffic-to-be-flowing-by-end-of-year PILOT MOUNTAIN — Contractors and state DOT officials pledged to business owners Thursday night that a bridge would be open to traffic by the end of the 2014 calendar year, after the N.C. 268 bridge over U.S. 52 was demolished a month ago to make... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dobson awards park contract http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50023135/Dobson-awards-park-contract DOBSON — After more than a year in the planning stages, the town of Dobson has set an August 4 groundbreaking ceremony for Dobson Square Park. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A building may be lost, but church’s place in community remains http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50023059/A-building-may-be-lost-but-churchs-place-in-community-remains On Thursday, an important part of our community was destroyed. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police briefs http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50021580/Police-briefs • A Taylor Street man who was encountered by police investigating a larceny from a vehicle on that street Sunday was discovered to have outstanding warrants against him for three felony charges, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fire destroys century-old church http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50023104/Fire-destroys-century-old-church A lightning bolt struck the historic Ararat Missionary Baptist Church at 211 Jones School Road Thursday afternoon, starting a blaze that destroyed the more than 100-year-old church. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ignition-switch suit filed over fatal wreck http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50022288/Ignition-switch-suit-filed-over-fatal-wreck 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. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fire strikes historic church in Mount Airy http://mtairynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50022933/Fire-strikes-historic-church-in-Mount-Airy Firefighters are still on the scene of a blaze that has destroyed the more than 100-year-old Ararat Missionary Baptist Church building on Jones School Road this afternoon.There were no injuries reported. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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