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A dollar can make such a difference

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As many of you have probably noticed as you are out and about, there are these containers at many businesses that are there to remind you to give “Just a Dollar” to the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. I think the campaign is a great idea to help keep the museum’s programs thriving.



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Annual Tartan Day celebrated at museum

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Curtis Clay, right, a member of the Scottish Heritage Society of the Blue Ridge, talks with a couple of visitors who came out to Tartan Day at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on Wednesday.
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Plaid and kilts were the fashionable thing to wear at the annual Tartan Day celebration held Wednesday in the courtyard of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.


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Museum wraps up ‘Just a Dollar’ campaign

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The idea was simple, if everyone in Surry County gave $1 to the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, the museum could raise about $70,000. While that wasn’t the case, museum officials are pleased to have raised $3,000 in the first year of implementing the “Just a Dollar” campaign.



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Hospitality Academy Gets Grand Tour Of Museum

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Those working in the local hospitality industry were treated to a class Tuesday that helped educate them on all there is to do in Mount Airy.
The class, called “What’s there to do around here?” was sponsored by the Small Business Center of Surry Community College and yesterday was hosted by the staff of the Mount Airy Visitor’s Center.

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Stone To Story Places At State Competition

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The Jesse Franklin Pioneers chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historians returned from the state convention victorious for the second year.
This year’s group finished in second place in middle school division video contest despite the fact that only three of the 12 members were actually in middle school. The rest were in elementary school students.

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