Surry candidates have a lesson for us all

The campaigns have been waged, the ballots counted, and now the statewide and national candidates move on, trying to take their delegates, or their re...

March 17th, 2016 |  


Voting and open government

A bid to give North Carolina a larger role in picking presidential nominees could gradually lead to more transparent and accountable government on the...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Dobson the right choice for county water system

While Surry County is just now moving forward on the long-awaited interstate sewer project, county officials are looking for ways to get out of the bu...

March 12th, 2016 |  


You Said It

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mt...

March 12th, 2016 |  


You said it…

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mt...

February 27th, 2016 |  


Fate of Main Street program to be considered?

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is starting a two-day retreat today to look at the city’s budget and the board’s goals over the comi...

February 25th, 2016 |  


Voters have spoken: Obama should appoint justice

There can be so many ambiguities when it comes to politics and government. Professional politicians, those who lead the nation, often employ individua...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Public trust broken again?

Something’s wrong in the Surry County Clerk of Court’s office.Either the folks there are playing a little loose with the rules and expecta...

February 21st, 2016 updated: February 21st, 2016. |  


Everyone but General Assembly could see this coming

It truly gives us no joy to ever say we told you so. On the contrary, we would much rather see government leaders do their business in public; willing...

February 18th, 2016 |  


Take coach’s advice

Take coach’s advice

“Act like you’ve been there before,” is what my old high school football coach used to say.That remark was one I often repeated. Whe...

February 17th, 2016 |