Mount Airy News- RSS NEWS Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS http://mtairynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:09:04 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 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 ‘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 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