City race has roomfor more candidates

Friday is the final day for candidates wishing to run for the post of mayor or several city commissioner seats to file to do so.Thus far, incumbents J...

July 15th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up

To the Mount Airy Downtown Business Association, the VFW, Rotary clubs and other local groups involved with putting on the city’s July 4 parade,...

July 11th, 2015 |  


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...

July 10th, 2015 |  


Tough times ahead for scooters

A new law went into effect this month concerning the use of mopeds and scooters.I applaud the change, but I worry that this is just the first step tow...

July 9th, 2015 |  


Police tattoo policyshould be revised

The Mount Airy City Police Department has a problem.It can’t find enough qualified applicants to fill all of its officer slots.And now, it seems...

July 8th, 2015 |  


Thillis, Burr give support to Pacific Rim deal

North Carolina’s two United States senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, were among those voting last week to give President Barack Obama the ...

July 1st, 2015 |  


You said it

Your 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, m...

June 27th, 2015 |  


Summer vacation is here, but where?

We’ve passed the summer solstice, so the days will start getting shorter and shorter; but for school children, summer vacation is only two weeks...

June 24th, 2015 |  


Pilot board moving rightdirection, but falls short

Pilot Mountain has a problem, one that’s been looming on the horizon, growing ever closer year by year.The town doesn’t have enough money ...

June 24th, 2015 |  


Time for squabblingover airport to end

As we have reported several times over the past few months, the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport Authority is embroiled in a dispute with a former auth...

June 21st, 2015 |