Mayor doesn’t like headline

To the Editor,Recognizing how important the truth is, I take exception to the headline in the Tuesday edition of the Mount Airy News. Sowers Construct...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Prescription for overdoses: more attention

Prescription for overdoses: more attention

At the risk of possibly getting readers’ day off to a depressing start, please allow me to begin this week’s column with some sobering fac...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a PromiseAnd now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to lov...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Bright lights, big dance floor

Bright lights, big dance floor

The dance floor from “Saturday Night Fever” is going up for auction. You remember, bright lights flashing through clear plastic with a you...

June 16th, 2017 |  


County has hands full with budget

County has hands full with budget

After spending five hours at a budget workshop Tuesday, I thought I might write this week’s column on county business.Some time later, after muc...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Former mayor thankful to those who give

To the EditorI want to commend Michael Brannock, CFO of Workforce Unlimited, who was recognized as a top fundraiser for the National Leukemia and Lymp...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

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June 10th, 2017 |  


You are never alone

You are never alone

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said “I will never leave you nor forsake y...

June 9th, 2017 |  


A look behind the curtain …

A look behind the curtain …

About a month and a half ago, John Peters, editor here at the Mount Airy News, sent out an email to the newsroom with a list of stories that needed to...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Jeff defines his ‘Rule of 24’

Jeff defines his ‘Rule of 24’

I was watching ESPN one night when I heard a panel of talking heads discuss upcoming free agents for the NBA.The so-called experts were talking about ...

June 7th, 2017 |