A sailor and his prayer life

A sailor and his prayer life

We have all seen the old bumper sticker that reads: “In case of nuclear attack, the ban on praying in school will be immediately suspended.̶...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Internet thieves steal your time

Internet thieves steal your time

Some days it is hard not to feel like the whole world is gunning for you. Like the old saying: It’s not paranoia if everyone really is out to ge...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Expanding DNA sampling a bad law

As is always the case, only after a state budget is passed — sometimes weeks and months later — do all the gory details start to emerge.Th...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Straight from the pen of rebels

Straight from the pen of rebels

Having received a quality public school education, I learned a little bit about the American Civil War in school. I learned a little bit more in an Am...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Rock everyone’s vote

Wednesday night an event being called “Rock the Local Millennial Vote,” primarily sponsored by Mount Airy Downtown Inc., is taking place a...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Astronomy teaches simple life lessons

Tonight, and maybe into the wee hours of Monday, we have a chance to witness a relatively rare occurrence — a blood moon and a super moon happen...

September 27th, 2015 updated: September 27th, 2015. |  


Life insurance with long term care riders

Life insurance with long term care riders

The price of long term care insurance is really going up. If you are a baby boomer and you have kept your eye on it for a few years, chances are you h...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Reasons to vote for Trump?

To the Editor,Why should everyone vote for Trump? Many good reasons. For instance. The media hates him, and wants to “tell us” who is a vi...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Taking issue with headline

To the Editor,You printed an excellent letter from Jane Tesh in the Letter to the Editor section of the September 24 newspaper. Ms. Tesh holds a Bacca...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up…

To Tanya Jones, the Surry Arts Council, and all of the local folks who have put on another wonderful edition of Mayberry Days. After 26 years this see...

September 26th, 2015 |