Hoops season is here:Here’s how the Eastshakes down in ‘18

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NFL and college football are in full-force while college basketball teams across the nation are ex...

October 31st, 2017 |  


A breast cancer survivor’s call to action

A breast cancer survivor’s call to action

Deborah Moser remembers the moment quite clearly. Having just stepped in the shower after completing a rigorous bike ride, she gingerly stretched her ...

October 29th, 2017 |  


Lives of local elections matter, too

Lives of local elections matter, too

It’s funny how nearly one year after the 2016 presidential election, that event remains very much in the news as far as who colluded with who, e...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Recognizing Fido’s face digitally

Recognizing Fido’s face digitally

Facial recognition technology is kind of creepy if you ask me. Just because a computer can mistake one face for another much, much faster than a human...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Well, here comes October 29 yet again

Well, here comes October 29 yet again

This weekend marks another year for the old newsman.And old does feel appropriate these days. “You’re only as old as you feel,” and ...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Candidates run positive, issue-oriented bids

Though you wouldn’t know it because the race is so low-key, Mount Airy has an election coming up in just 12 days.While there have been a smatter...

October 26th, 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 |  


Let girls be girls and boys be boys

Let girls be girls and boys be boys

Today with co-ed college dormitories, gender-neutral public restrooms, football teams containing both male and female players and other cases of meldi...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Multitasking: overrated or imaginary

Multitasking: overrated or imaginary

Multitasking is a vastly overrated skill.In fact, I contend that it is an imaginary skill. I do not believe all these people are doing a dozen things ...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Perilous times upon us

Perilous times upon us

Since the solar eclipse on August 21, a “sign” from heaven, the United States has experienced devastating hurricanes. One had the most pow...

October 20th, 2017 |