Flat Rock survivor: Honor Beasley, but don’t rename school

To the Editor,I read with interest your recent article about Jim Robert’s proposal to rename the Flat Rock Elementary School (“County side...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Reader believes Gentry should be renamed for Cora Beasley

To the Editor,The editor of The Mount Airy News was incorrect in writing on Dec. 14 that the Surry County Board of Education had not set a precedent i...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Reader impressed with film, Rees

To the Editor,Last week my family and I gathered in front of our TV set to watch Bill Hayes’ presentation of “The Real Mayberry.” Su...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Reader takes issue with column

To the editor,I have some very obvious problems with this column.I read in several reputable publications that the trial mentioned seemed fair and sup...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Zena was her name

To the person who hit and killed a dog on Shoals Road Friday night at 7:14 p.m. I just want you to know that Zena wasn’t a dog to me.Zena was an...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Developer bails on Spencer’s project?

To the Editor,In February 2014 the city of Mount Airy bought the Spencer’s Mill Property and in April 2014 the city council created the Mount Ai...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Reader: Support Trump tax plan

Dear Editor,It astonishes me that the last time our elected officials passed comprehensive tax reform was in 1986. Thirty-one years ago during the Ron...

September 29th, 2017 |  


How long for atonement?

To the Editor,Two of America’s smartest men are black; they are joined by one of its best football players, also black.Jason Riley, Thomas Sowel...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Skull Camp president answers board member

To the Editor,In response to a June article on the county budget called “County looks at fire tax rates” (Mount Airy News, June 17, 2017),...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Government math doesn’t add up

To the Editor,Government math will be on display at the July 20 at Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting.No, this isn’t the new math, but it...

July 9th, 2017 |