Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:32:45 EST 1800 Annual show to highlight history of farming http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50048334/Annual-show-to-highlight-history-of-farming PINNACLE — Saturday will be a time of reminiscing for some and learning about history for others as the Rock House Ruritan Club hosts its 16th annual antique tractor, auto, farm equipment and engine show. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Rock company aiding fossil excavation http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50059674/Rock-company-aiding-fossil-excavation All too often, history falls victim to the wrecking ball or natural resources are destroyed in the name of progress, but a Mount Airy company is aiding work at a “world-famous” fossil site. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Zone Health Award honors to be discussed at School Board meeting http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1-news/50060554/Zone-Health-Award-honors-to-be-discussed-at-School-Board-meeting DOBSON — Pilot Mountain Elementary and Rockford Elementary schools are set to be recognized at the county Board of Education's August 4 regular meeting for receiving the Zone Health Award. The meeting agenda indicates it will begin with a... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST A night of wine and dancing http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50052789/A-night-of-wine-and-dancing STATE ROAD — With summer in full swing and the heat of the day keeping many inside in the comfort of air conditioning, organizers of this year's second annual Vine and Dine Gala thought, “why not host an event to get people outside... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Surry drug case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50060433/Surry-drug-case-to-be-heard-by-U.S.-Supreme-Court DOBSON — A drug case that originated in Surry County will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which Sheriff Graham Atkinson says is a first for the county and will set the tone for search procedures nationwide. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Volunteers are critical to museum success http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50052949/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’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50053223/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50053210/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’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50053899/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50055157/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50047252/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50046994/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50047134/Keeping-hotels-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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50049831/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 Stroke prevention, recovery discussion offers facts and hope http://mtairynews.com/news/localnews1/50041618/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50042330/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50048588/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’ http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50046211/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/news/50042721/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 http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/50041411/New-group-starts-work-on-Spencers-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