Being friends with God

Being friends with God

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Prov. 18:24 (KJV)Most fol...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Does ‘online etiquette’ exist?

Does ‘online etiquette’ exist?

It’s really too bad that Emily Post isn’t still with us. She’d have her hands full exploring the uncharted waters of online etiquett...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Time to hurry up and get done, MLB

Time to hurry up and get done, MLB

There was a time when baseball was easily my favorite sport.I watched many games on a tiny 13” black-and-white TV in my bedroom because no one e...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Once again, General Assembly overrides local governments

As we mentioned in an editorial last week, little details of the the General Assembly’s final budget will be leaking out for weeks, and some wil...

October 7th, 2015 |  


Forgetting who the real boss is

Forgetting who the real boss is

As a public official I always found closed session, or “executive” session as we called it, a little bit annoying. I had to get up, go in ...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


City’s future in the balance Tuesday

Tuesday is an important day in Mount Airy, when the candidate field for two of the open seats on the city Board of Commissioners is narrowed to just t...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Planning for retirement when you are single

Planning for retirement when you are single

How does retirement planning differ for single people? At a glance, there would seem to be no difference in the retirement saving effort of an individ...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Election could affect RDC, city spending

To the Editor,The city primary this Tuesday (10/6) is for two commissioner seats! The primary will narrow the field down to just two for each seat for...

October 4th, 2015 |  


News flash: football possible in rain

News flash: football possible in rain

Over in Patrick County, Virginia, people still fondly recall the “Mud Bowl.”It was a high school football game played in the 1970s when th...

October 3rd, 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 2nd, 2015 |