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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1998
Robert Wagner remembers when Mount Airy had a high school. Like other residents, he remembers neighbors mingling at the school fair and crowding the gym to see a local drama club's productions.He also remembers when the school closed -- and students were bused to a new, larger school 13 miles away."They cut out the heart of this community when they took our school away, and we never have regained the cohesiveness we had," said Wagner, a longtime resident who was on the front lines of the battle to save the school.
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By Lesa Jansen and Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 28, 2001
FIVE NEW INDUCTEES to Mount Airy's Hall of Fame will be chosen in the new year. Businessman Denny Ahalt leads the committee that will choose five people whose accomplishments have set them apart. "We're looking for contributions to the community through, for instance, Scouting, town government or education among other things. We want to pay homage to people who have been instrumental to the town's success," he said. This is the third year for the Hall of Fame. Last year, 10 outstanding Mount Airy residents were honored, some posthumously.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | September 24, 1993
Each September, Mount Airy High School alumni representing more than a half-century of graduating classes gather to recollect, reminisce and thank the Mount Airy Alumni Association.The school closed in 1967, but secretary Pat Topper Norwood and treasurer Travis Norwood have carried on the leadership of the alumni group for many years. The duo has the task of organizing reunions for classes from 1914 to 1967 down to an art.Mrs. Norwood, who is not related to Mr. Norwood, explained that one meeting is usually held each summer to plan the reunion with the association president, who represents the class that will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1999
Carroll County school Superintendent William H. Hyde told residents last night that a regional high school was a "possibility" for Mount Airy but said it wasn't likely anytime soon.About 50 residents turned out at the Mount Airy Middle School gymnasium for a meeting held by Hyde and school board President Gary W. Bauer to allow the community to voice concerns about the school system.Bauer and Hyde brought staffers from various departments. County Commissioner Donald I. Dell also attended.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1998
The Frederick County Board of Education has declined an invitation to attend a forum to discuss a proposed Mount Airy high school. A Carroll schools official says she cannot support the project.Mount Airy, which straddles both counties, has been lobbying for a high school for years. The Mount Airy High School Committee tentatively scheduled a forum to discuss the issue Jan. 14.Questions arose about how two counties sharing a high school would handle different calendars, costs per pupil, transportation, special education and tuition.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | April 23, 1993
Neither Carroll nor Frederick County school officials have plans to build a high school in Mount Airy during the next decade.But officials in the two counties haven't dismissed the possibility that a regional high school could be built to serve both counties."
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1997
The County Commissioners agreed yesterday to draft a lease that might bring the county its first BMX track.Mount Airy is seeking to lease the county-owned Watkins Park on Route 27 for possible sublease to a bicycle motocross track operator, who has agreed to consider adding a skateboard ramp. The town also may convert some of the park's undeveloped land to additional ball fields."It's going to bring an infusion of cash into Mount Airy, so I think it's a good idea," Commissioner Richard T. Yates said at a meeting with Mayor Gerald R. Johnson yesterday.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | October 14, 1994
No need to go to the mall to do all your holiday shopping when South Carroll High's school store has a unique offering of colorful, comfortable clothing perfect for South Carroll alumni, parents, students or soon-to-be attendees.Under the management of South Carroll parent Ann Ballard, this nook across from the cafeteria has evolved into much more than just a place to buy pencils or gym suits. "It's just not a book store anymore, it looks like a college store," said Mrs. Ballard.From popular micro-mesh shorts with matching sweat shirts, to a stylish new black felt jacket with quilted lining, the store is making a positive impact on student fashion trends as well as school programs and local businesses.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1997
A committee considering Mount Airy's recreation needs has found itself also wondering how to build a sense of community in a fast-growing commuter town.Town meetings held by the Mount Airy Pro-Active Committee, created in January after residents protested a Town Council action barring children and teen-agers from playing in the streets, attracted more than 150 people.Residents submitted ideas ranging from a Mount Airy high school to a community swimming pool. Their ideas were incorporated into the 14-member committee's report.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | September 3, 1993
County commissioners and school officials could begin discussing a joint Carroll-Frederick high school in Mount Airy next spring.In a letter to the Mount Airy Planning Commission, Vernon F. Smith Jr., director of Carroll's school support services, said that the concept of a joint high school will be examined as part of the fiscal 1995 planning cycle.School officials revise the facility master plan, a blueprint for school construction, in the spring. The program is approved along with the county's operating budget in June.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1998
The Frederick County Board of Education has declined an invitation to attend a forum to discuss a proposed Mount Airy high school. A Carroll schools official says she cannot support the project.Mount Airy, which straddles both counties, has been lobbying for a high school for years. The Mount Airy High School Committee tentatively scheduled a forum to discuss the issue Jan. 14.Questions arose about how two counties sharing a high school would handle different calendars, costs per pupil, transportation, special education and tuition.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1998
Robert Wagner remembers when Mount Airy had a high school. Like other residents, he remembers neighbors mingling at the school fair and crowding the gym to see a local drama club's productions.He also remembers when the school closed -- and students were bused to a new, larger school 13 miles away."They cut out the heart of this community when they took our school away, and we never have regained the cohesiveness we had," said Wagner, a longtime resident who was on the front lines of the battle to save the school.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1998
Robert Wagner remembers when Mount Airy had a high school. Like other residents, he remembers neighbors mingling at the school fair and crowding the gym to see a local drama club's productions.He also remembers when the school closed -- and students were bused to a new, larger school 13 miles away."They cut out the heart of this community when they took our school away, and we never have regained the cohesiveness we had," said Wagner, a longtime resident who was on the front lines of the battle to save the school.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1997
A committee considering Mount Airy's recreation needs has found itself also wondering how to build a sense of community in a fast-growing commuter town.Town meetings held by the Mount Airy Pro-Active Committee, created in January after residents protested a Town Council action barring children and teen-agers from playing in the streets, attracted more than 150 people.Residents submitted ideas ranging from a Mount Airy high school to a community swimming pool. Their ideas were incorporated into the 14-member committee's report.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1997
A committee considering Mount Airy's recreation needs has found itself also wondering how to build a sense of community in a fast-growing commuter town.Town meetings held by the Mount Airy Pro-Active Committee, created in January after residents protested a Town Council action barring children and teen-agers from playing in the streets, attracted more than 150 people.Residents submitted ideas ranging from a Mount Airy high school to a community swimming pool. Their ideas were incorporated into the 14-member committee's report.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1997
The County Commissioners agreed yesterday to draft a lease that might bring the county its first BMX track.Mount Airy is seeking to lease the county-owned Watkins Park on Route 27 for possible sublease to a bicycle motocross track operator, who has agreed to consider adding a skateboard ramp. The town also may convert some of the park's undeveloped land to additional ball fields."It's going to bring an infusion of cash into Mount Airy, so I think it's a good idea," Commissioner Richard T. Yates said at a meeting with Mayor Gerald R. Johnson yesterday.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1997
A committee considering Mount Airy's recreation needs has found itself also wondering how to build a sense of community in a fast-growing commuter town.Town meetings held by the Mount Airy Pro-Active Committee, created in January after residents protested a Town Council action barring children and teen-agers from playing in the streets, attracted more than 150 people.Residents submitted ideas ranging from a Mount Airy high school to a community swimming pool. Their ideas were incorporated into the 14-member committee's report.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1998
Robert Wagner remembers when Mount Airy had a high school. Like other residents, he remembers neighbors mingling at the school fair and crowding the gym to see a local drama club's productions.He also remembers when the school closed -- and students were bused to a new, larger school 13 miles away."They cut out the heart of this community when they took our school away, and we never have regained the cohesiveness we had," said Wagner, a longtime resident who was on the front lines of the battle to save the school.
NEWS
By KATHY SUTPHIN | October 14, 1994
No need to go to the mall to do all your holiday shopping when South Carroll High's school store has a unique offering of colorful, comfortable clothing perfect for South Carroll alumni, parents, students or soon-to-be attendees.Under the management of South Carroll parent Ann Ballard, this nook across from the cafeteria has evolved into much more than just a place to buy pencils or gym suits. "It's just not a book store anymore, it looks like a college store," said Mrs. Ballard.From popular micro-mesh shorts with matching sweat shirts, to a stylish new black felt jacket with quilted lining, the store is making a positive impact on student fashion trends as well as school programs and local businesses.
NEWS
By KATHY SUTPHIN | September 24, 1993
Each September, Mount Airy High School alumni representing more than a half-century of graduating classes gather to recollect, reminisce and thank the Mount Airy Alumni Association.The school closed in 1967, but secretary Pat Topper Norwood and treasurer Travis Norwood have carried on the leadership of the alumni group for many years. The duo has the task of organizing reunions for classes from 1914 to 1967 down to an art.Mrs. Norwood, who is not related to Mr. Norwood, explained that one meeting is usually held each summer to plan the reunion with the association president, who represents the class that will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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