Healthy debate does not mean board is broken

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is looking at bringing in a consultant from the University of North Carolina School of Government to help the bo...

October 13th, 2016 updated: October 13th, 2016. |  


City needs to address lots without water, sewer service

We are more than 15 years into the 21st century, which means we take certain things for granted. One of those is water and sewer accessibility inside ...

September 1st, 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 |  


Thumbs Up…

To Mount Airy Downtown and all of the local merchants in Mount Airy participating in the Halloween festivities — passing out goodies from their ...

November 7th, 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...

October 10th, 2015 |  


City boards, MAD haveselves to blame for distrust

Recently members of the Mount Airy Redevelopment Commission, along with their apparent masters, Mount Airy Downtown Inc., made a bit of a hub-bub over...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Is ‘Hocus Pocus’ a Halloween hoax?

Is ‘Hocus Pocus’ a Halloween hoax?

The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away.Such was my experience when I found out earlier this week that a long-awaited sequel to the Disney cu...

August 7th, 2015 |  


How many made-up holidays do we need?

How many made-up holidays do we need?

I missed out on National Chicken Wing Day on Wednesday. The very same day came and almost went before I found out it was also National Lasagna Day.So ...

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 31st, 2015. |  


You’re old, fat. Get some exercise.

Doctors can be such a drag.When you reach a certain age, they keep hounding you to lose some weight, get more exercise, don’t eat anything that ...

July 17th, 2015 |  


Rites of passage not all created equal

Rites of passage not all created equal

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July 10th, 2015 |