Water, sewer hikes might be justified

Next week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the city’s budget proposal, and while we oppose the city’s m...

May 27th, 2016 |  


City does not need $15 auto fee

Mount Airy City Manager Barbara Jones presented her budget proposal to the city Board of Commissioners recently, asking for what we consider a rather ...

May 25th, 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...

May 13th, 2016 |  


DUI request a no brainer; legislators can get in line behind teachers

As is the case every year, the General Assembly finds itself faced with dozens, if not hundreds, of pieces of new legislation to consider, or calls fr...

May 11th, 2016 |  


State destined to lose ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

North Carolina has gotten considerable national attention in recent weeks, though as seems to often happen since the present General Assembly leadersh...

May 10th, 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...

May 7th, 2016 |  


A simple, quiet kind of hero

Today, Mount Airy will say good-bye to one of its icons, a goodwill ambassador for the city who touched countless lives over the years.Russell Hiatt, ...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Aggressive enforcement of laws might stop most littering

Last week some local officials gathered to discuss an issue that desperately needs to be addressed, yet is one that should never have to be addressed....

May 1st, 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...

April 22nd, 2016 |  


Examine the message, don’t shoot the messenger

Recently a bit of a storm blew up over some comments made by Economic Development Partnership President Todd Tucker.He was speaking with the Surry Cou...

April 17th, 2016 |