Mount Airy barn destroyed by fire


A Mount Airy barn was destroyed Saturday night by a fire that started when bales of hay came in contact with lights on the barn roof, according to the state fire marshal's office. No one was injured.

In a statement, the fire marshal said damage to the 30-by-50-foot barn in the 6900 block of Runkles Road has been estimated at $25,000.

Bonnie Wotthlie, who occupies a home on the land where the barn is, said she thinks an electrical fire could have caused the blaze.

Firefighters from Mount Airy and Winfield, and from Lisbon and West Friendship in Howard County brought the fire under control

in 75 minutes, fire officials said.

2 students get VFW scholarships

Mount Airy VFW Post 10076 recently awarded two scholarships to students with ties to the area.

The scholarship committee gave Amy Dwyer, a June graduate of Hampen Academy in Maine, a $2,000 scholarship toward tuition at the University of Maine's College of Engineering. She plans to major in chemical engineering.

At Hampen, Ms. Dwyer had a 97.7 percent grade average and was active in varsity sports and the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Gerald and Donna Dwyer of Maine and granddaughter of Sam and Janice Jewell of Mount Airy.

Holly Graham, a senior at Salisbury State University majoring in math and business, received a $1,500 scholarship. The 1991 South Carroll High School graduate has maintained a 3.8 grade point average at Salisbury.

Ms. Graham is the daughter of Darlene and Phil Dorsey of Mount Airy, and Frank Graham of Hagerstown.

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