I blame the heat for my defeat

I blame the heat for my defeat

Since I began this job, I’ve noticed people cling. They find their “in” at the newspaper, and that “in” becomes the pers...

July 12th, 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 |  


Stevens growing influence good for Surry County

North Carolina Rep. Sarah Stevens, a Mount Airy-based Republican, showed again last week that she has become an effective, thoughtful legislator durin...

July 9th, 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 |  


Liberal left to blame

To the Editor,The liberal left has finally convinced many Americans that (a) ‘free’ healthcare is a right, (b) that property in America is...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Latest Amelia story doesn’t fly

Latest Amelia story doesn’t fly

I don’t know why, but we as a society are always looking to make a mountain out of a molehill as far as turning every major thing that has happe...

July 8th, 2017 |  


The digital natives are restless

The digital natives are restless

According to the Declaration of Independence — no, not that one, the other one — The Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, I am c...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Pursuing happiness

Pursuing happiness

The Declaration of Independence declares: That God has endowed all men with the “Unalienable rights” of life, liberty and the pursuit of h...

July 7th, 2017 |  


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...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Taxing my burger isn’t the answer

Taxing my burger isn’t the answer

As citizens, we expect a certain level of services from our governmental entities.We expect the federal government to maintain a military and print mo...

July 5th, 2017 |