American Indian: Local racism absolutely real

To the Editor,I am writing this from an American Indian perspective. I am a full-blooded Lumbee Indian. I am the son of sharecroppers. I have lived in...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Trumps reaction to Sen. Lewis appalling

To the Editor,Speaking as a white uneducated voter, I find President Elect Trump’s comment of Senator Lewis appalling. The immediate tweet that ...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Are we ready for meaningful racial discourse?

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe faced a gamut of opinions Thursday night, with a city council meeting room filled with people letting the mayor know what ...

January 21st, 2017 |  


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...

January 21st, 2017 |  


Skipping inauguration wrong for Congressmen

Today marks one of the most important days in our nation’s history, as we witness the peaceful transition of power from President Barack Obama t...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Officer training program targets vacancies

It has been a constant issue when discussing the Mount Airy Police Department in recent years — vacancies that simply never seem to go away.The ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Stevens’ influence in Raleigh good for city

Mount Airy and Surry County may have just gotten a little boost in influence and standing in the General Assembly.Sarah Stevens, a city attorney enter...

January 17th, 2017 |  


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...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Finally, a leader in the governor’s mansion

With the General Assembly opening Wednesday, and Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration not yet two weeks old, a couple of things are becoming clear.F...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Closure to a painful murder case?

Last week, a four-and-a-half-year odyssey for the friends and relatives of Donald Claude Arnder may have come to a close with the conviction of three ...

November 20th, 2016 |